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After reading Oliver Sacks’s “The Island of the Colorblind,” I feel the need to celebrate my ability to see colors by ruining my eyesight with music videos. W00t!

01. At Spinner, some nice Sons & Daughters.

02. Via Boingboing, the new Jamaican flavored Gnarls Barkley. Despite allegations of the video’s “African/urban” look being appropriated without asking (and it’s pretty obvious that it was), if I saw a magic door on the beach, I’d totally walk through it. Unless the gunslinger was there.

03. Via Fabulist!, “A Parisian Analogy.” I have no idea what they’re singing about (I mean, I have a general idea), but I lurve this video.

04. My boys the Black Keys rock up the stage on Conan. Uh … is Conan just freakishly tall, or is Auerbach really short? I’m mystified.

05. Via Idolator, some new Cure that isn’t … too … bad … uh … can’t take my eyes off that skull tattoo. Also, let me say this with all fandom behind me: Robert Smith, NO ONE WOULD CARE IF YOU GOT A HAIRCUT. We’d probably all thank you.

06. Everybody Cares collects some red-hot Redding tunes and includes some video. Mmmhmm, that’s what Youtube was made for. That man could rock.

07. Via the Music Slut, the new Coldplay video. Yes, I have a soft spot for Coldplay. Even though dude, Chris Martin’s teeth are just not pretty at all. AT ALL.

08. Also via Music Slut, the Cinematic Orchestra on Kimmel. So freaking gorgeous.

09. I love Mattafix. I adore their release from last year, “Rhythms & Hymns.” Electroqueer has video for “Things Have Changed.”

10. And one for Juliette, via Stereogum — The Mountain Goats, “Lovecraft In Brooklyn” (Aesop Rock Remix)

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Discover magazine profiles the Viennese Vegetable Orchestra, who buy their delicious instruments fresh every night and make soup with them after the concert.

Nerve and IFC.com profile 50 great moments in comedy. My favorite: #29, “Argument to Beethoven’s 5th,” the beautifully choreographed argument between Sid Caesar and Nanette Fabray.

New video for Vanessa Paradis’s song “L’incendie.” Curse you, woman, how can you have had two children and look like that?

At Muzzle of Bees, Steve Earle joined by the angelic Emmylou Harris singing “Goodbye.”

Via Chromewaves, the video for the band of scottish awesomeness: Sons & Daughters’ “Gilt Complex.”

And via Catbirdseat, a nice little article from the NY Press about how indie is the new adult contemporary. Psh, guys, seriously, Scott beat you to that like 8 months ago. And since you’re so cool with Feist being mainstream and stuff, you can join the club. K? K. (I’ll leave the Soof half-insults to any reader who can stand the guy.)

And to back that premise up, you can now stream Feist and Constantines singing “Islands In the Stream,” and it’s perfectly lo-fi adult contemporary whitebread country and it’s AWESOME, and I say that with no shame whatsoever, because the Bee Gees and Dolly Parton are also awesome. (Kenny Rogers is not awesome, but he knows when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em, and I respect that.)

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