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.)