“He is called Mick Jagger.” Letter from Keith Richards to his Aunt, 1962

From Letters Of Note: In April of 1962, 18-year-old Keith Richards wrote the following enthusiastic letter to his aunt, "Patty," and described, amongst other things,...

Family finds old stock certificate, says Coke owes them $130 million

From MSNBC: If the first way Americans believe they will get rich is through sweat, perseverance and hard work, the second is probably finding a...

Angry rooster visits chicken restaurant every day and yells at people

From The Commercial Appeal: When you're a foot tall, red-feathered and crow, it's hard to be taken seriously even if you have the swagger of...

Nicolas Cage performs John Cage’s 4’33”

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What Google, Twitter and Angry Bird would look like had they been invented in the 80’s

Computer graphics have come a long way since the 1980s – but those who still feel a twinge of nostalgia for the old-style look...

Feel a bit sluggish today? This oughta get you moving: Ike and Tina Turner performing on Nutbush City Limits...

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How jazz secretly invaded pop music

From The Independent: When Radiohead recruited drummer Clive Deamer to their live line-up last year, he found himself being grilled by Rolling Stone about Britain’s...

Salvador Dali TV ad for Lanvin Chocolate

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Herbie Hancock signs book deal for memoir

From USA Today: After decades of making history, Herbie Hancock is ready to tell it. Jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock will write a memoir that's...

Flow Chart: How to Make a Jazz Record Album Cover

From OutsideInsideout:

Canadian arts/media job postings for April 10, 2012

The Weather Channel is looking for a bright and sunny Media Producer, On-call The Weather Channel is also looking for a warm and brisk Content...

Ah, let’s bring this out again. Ricky Gervais in 80’s new wave group Seona Dancing

The complete music video for the 1983 rarity filmed in a parking garage near the BBC for only £300. Go David Brent! [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXhSqmfRTfY&w=420&h=315]

Still Not Sure You Need To Use Pinterest? Just Look At This Chart

From Hypebot: Still not sure that you need to get involved in the new social network Pinterest that allows users to "pin" images from the...

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s Imelda Marcos Musical Is Happening

From Spin Magazine: When he's not busy giving new collaborations terribly self-deprecating names, David Byrne has been hard at work revamping an old one, with...

Selling You on Facebook

From The Wall Street Journal: Many popular Facebook apps are obtaining sensitive information about users—and users' friends—so don't be surprised if details about your religious,...

Awesome 70s horoscope pants. Maybe.

Awesome 70s horoscope pants. So ugly/great then...so ugly/great now. Perhaps.