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Arthur Russell: That’s Us/Wild combination

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By Alex of Sparkadia in New Music on Thursday 1 December 2011

This beautiful song accompanied many a long highway in this year of constant touring. Arthur Russell is one of those rare musicians that never ceases to impress me with the variety and resonance of his output. Sometimes i wish that he was around now just to see what he would be making in this era.

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Swing Time featuring Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire

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By Alex of Sparkadia in Video on Thursday 1 December 2011

Some classic footage of two of the GREATS dancing. It’s sad that most of our popstars are able to hide their (lack of) dancing skills behind the sharp cuts of modern pop videos.

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Mike Scott plays The Whole Of the Moon for schoolkids

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By Alex of Sparkadia in New Music on Thursday 1 December 2011

I’ve always loved this song. However, when I heard that he apparently wrote this in honour of Prince, I revisited it. This particular video of him is one of the reasons why YouTube is so awesome. A live version of him playing in front of a bunch of kids singing along. What a golden moment.

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Michael Buble Being Stalked By A Velociraptor

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By Alex of Sparkadia in Cool Websites on Thursday 1 December 2011

Michael Buble being stalked by a Velociraptor. Waste hours looking through hundreds of photos dedicated to the seconds before he gets attacked.

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Is this the most sampled drumbreak in history?

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By Alex of Sparkadia in Video on Thursday 1 December 2011

The Amen Break is literally the most sampled drumbreak in history. It’s very essence spawned the whole genre of drum and bass. This video explains its origin and poses interesting commentary on the nature and future of copyright.

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