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Bodega Cats In Their Own Words!!!!!

"I’m lonely and I love it. It’s been rough but I’ll rough it. If that’s how it feels to get your heart broken, break my heart again."
“I’m Lonely (and I Love It)” Stephin Merritt, Future Bible Hereos

TGIF, people!

Christmas Ads That Will Make You Cry— Err, Have Something In Your Eye

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At Radiolab Live, Reggie Watts DJ’d a dance party for Robert Krulwich and a giant dinosaur.

Yes, this really happened.

Want to see the rest of the show that bred this lunacy? You’re in luck.

"When I first started, I couldn’t wait to get up and go to work every day. But you know when the job becomes just about, ‘OK wow, I can’t feed my kids again this week….Ok wow, I have to skip a meal just to make sure my kids can eat,’ it’s depressing. It’s very depressing."

Video: Meet 3 fast-food workers struggling to live near the minimum wage in NYC

Barnburners: Teen Daze — a.k.a. the Vancouver, British Columbia-based electronic musician and producer Jamison — visits walks around the grounds and the woods, transforms the barn into a lovely performance space and plays a set of spacious synth-driven songs.

Tragically, Leonard Lopate cannot poach an egg

Find out which science fiction books Jonathan Franzen was reading in Jr. High as well as some neglected writers he really thinks you should be reading.
via The Leonard Lopate Show

Find out Laurie Anderson’s favorite Lou Reed song HERE

Find out Laurie Anderson’s favorite Lou Reed song HERE

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Hiatus Kaiyote makes a sort of enigmatic, genre-defying music that the band calls “future soul,” a fun blend of electronic sounds, African grooves, silky smooth neo-soul, and hip-hop beats. 

Watch the band play “Nakamarra” in the Soundcheck studio.

See behind the scenes at On The Media with Brooke Gladstone and… Bob Garfield? Full video here.

See behind the scenes at On The Media with Brooke Gladstone and… Bob Garfield? Full video here.

Watch Moby perform “The Perfect Life” (with impromptu choir— and a baby!) live in the Soundcheck studio.

WAKE UP!!! Kid Koala performs live in the Soundcheck studio with Deltron 3030. Hear the interview and the whole set here: Soundcheck.org

Tired Pony is kind of a supergroup made up of R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody, Iain Archer (Snow Patrol), Richard Colburn (Belle And Sebastian), Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5), Troy Stewart and producer and multi-instrumentalist “Jacknife” Lee. The group has a new album: The Ghost Of The Mountain. Watch them perform “All Things At Once” live in the Soundcheck studio.

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