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R.E.M. breaks up

R.E.M., one of the great American rock bands of the last 30 years, announced it is breaking up.

A statement on the band’s Web site reads: “To our Fans and Friends: As R.E.M., and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band. We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished. To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening.”


Anne Hathaway’s Paparazzi Rap

Check out the demure Anne Hathaway smoking the paparazzi in her hilarious Lil’ Wayne style rap song when she recently was a guest on Conan.


YouTube Relaunches Music Page

YouTubers are now privy to a cadre of features, including: 1). Recommended videos and artists based on your viewing history (instead of top videos in the genre), 2). Local concert listings paired with artist vids (listings were previously offered, but now feature video previews) 3). YouTube’s new music chart, theYouTube Top 100, and, perhaps most intriguing, another level of curation in the form of tastemaker partnerships. YouTube has linked up with Spin, Vice, XLR8R and some of its top music vloggers (Anthony Fantano of The Needle Drop for one) to create playlists and offer up picks.

To celebrate the new page, YouTube is featuring an electric guitar in its logo — a tribute to the “Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Guide to Rock,” the first curated playlist on the page. (The Chili Peppers dropped their first video from their latest album I’m With You Wednesday.) Other artists will soon unleash their own guides, including “David Guetta’s Guide to Electronica” on Friday, “Lady Gaga’s Guide to Pop” on Saturday and “Eminem & Royce Da 5’9”’s Guide to Hiphop” on Monday.

Via Mashable


Swizz Beatz – Lotus Creative Director

After Reebok, Lotus has also announced a creative partnership with Swizz Beatz, naming him Vice President of Creative Design and Global Marketing. Lotus explains the rationale behind the decision with 3 simple statements

1. Like Group Lotus , he means business: He’s a risk taker with considerable credentials including music producer, rapper, designer AND painter.
2. Like our cars, he’s multi award winning: This year he shared a Grammy Award with Jay-Z.
3. Like Group Lotus he keeps good company: This man regularly works with the likes of Bono, Kanye West, Beyoncé and Alicia Keys.


8 Hours in Brooklyn

A chain of beautiful sequences filmed in the city of Brooklyn, in slow-motion with the Phantom Camera Flex by director Jonathan Bregel. Produced by Next Level Pictures, on the soundtrack of the group Skream

 


The Google + Song

The Google+ movie is years away. In the meantime, this song answers all your questions about what the heck it actually is.


Happy birthday MTV – 30 years

MTV launched on August 1st, 1981 at 12:01 a.m. The first images broadcast were the launch of the Apollo 11, followed by a video for the Buggles song “Video Killed The Radio Star.”

The original Logo


Aloe Blacc – I Need A Dollar (Special MADE Performance)

 time to share Miki and Mr. Blacc’s string-infused live rendition of the crooner’s biggest hit to date – “I Need A Dollar.”


Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake – History of Rap part 2

Back in September, Jimmy Fallon and guest star Justin Timberlake performed a duet of the History of Rap on Late night with Jimmy Fallon. Fans loved it so much that the next time Justin visited the show, the two would be rappers performed part 2.

In case you missed History of Rap part 1


Amy Winehouse – ‘drug overdose’

Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her home in London.

The Back To Black singer was found at the property by emergency services at 3.54pm, and it’s believed Winehouse’s death was due to a suspected drug overdose.

Winehouse was apparently ‘beyond help’ when paramedics arrived, according to Sky sources.

Sources have also claimed Winehouse’s death was due to a drug overdose

Metropolitan Police

‘Police were called by London Ambulance Service to an address in Camden Square NW1 shortly before 16.05hrs today, Saturday 23 July, following reports of a woman found deceased.

‘On arrival officers found the body of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Winehouse’s body is seen being removed from her home


Read more about this – DailyMail


The largest ever marijuana plantation

Mexican soldiers discovered the largest marijuana plantation in the country’s history, hidden under black cloth in the middle of the desert.


The 300-acre plantation is four times larger than the previous record discovery by authorities and workers had even installed toilet facilities, the Defence Department said.


The towering pot plants sheltered under black screen-cloth in a huge square on the floor of the Baja California desert, more than 150 miles south of Tijuana, across the border from San Diego


Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony Split

Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony have called it quits.

The couple just released a statement, claiming, “We have decided to end our marriage. This was a very difficult decision. We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters.”

The story was first reported on People.com.


The Ultimate Lamborghini Experience

Ultimate Lamborghini Experience - link 


I need a Dollar

Aloe Blacc – I need a dollar


El Bandido

June theme song


Sun Is Shining

My glasses, my glasses! I can’t be seen without my glasses – remember Johny Bravo

Sunglasses for this summer - full gallery inside

Wesc and Super Sunglasses

-Full Gallery inside->


Goosfraba

This is for all those idiots out there that actually believed the world would come to an end on the 21st of May. – GooSfraba 



little bit of sadness


Dr House sings the blues

Hugh Laurie the british actor and comedian, the famous doctor House in the american medical drama ”House M.D”, has released the blues album ”Let them Talk”. Few people know he is also a talented musician as he plays guitar, piano, drums, harmonica and the saxophone.

He decided to go on with it because, when being asked to do it he thought ” I’m not gonna feel very clever saying I could have done that “. The album was recorded in the French quarter of  New Orleans so check out his album here 



Pair of Queens

Yesterday at a performing arts reception held at the Buckingham palace, Queen Elizabeth II meets with Helen Mirren, the actress that was awarded an Oscar for her portrayal  of Queen Elizabeth in The Queen. Also smiling in the back is Ellie Goulding



“Had to give other people a chance”

Adrian Mutu- reason for using cocaine - “Had to give other people a chance”

After cocaine use, a new tattoo appeared on his arm, a quote from Paulo Coelho: ”A warrior must not lower his head, otherwise he loses sight of the horizon of his dreams”

I think he should have written : A warrior must not lower his head, not even when he is sniffing a line :))))

Mutu after tested positive for cocaine – 14 aug 2008


Pocket Deuces

Who needs a poker face, when you can do this instead.. the Guru level

Daniel Negreanu - now ranked second in the all-time career earnings listtwo World Poker Tour Championship titles and four World Series of Poker bracelets.

explanatory music


Platonic ideal

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”

Marcus Aurelius


Frowning

That’s Prince William’s goddaughter, 3-year-old Grace van Cutsem, who was one of the official bridesmaids

the crowd of adoring fans got a little too noisy.


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