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People Are Turning Into Pigs. War Pigs, That Is.

By TK Burton | Music | May 19, 2009 |

By TK Burton | Music | May 19, 2009 |

Welcome to more video goodness.

Let’s kick it off with a continuation of what we started with last week, Episode 3 of “Autotune The News.” You know, I wish I didn’t like this as much as I do, considering that I kind of hate autotuners (outside of Daft Punk, of course), but… it’s just so goddamn infectious, I can’t help myself. Plus, the Katie Couric bits? Goldmine.

Speaking of continuations, here’s the latest from Playing For Change. I was going to try to find different material, but this series is simply too damn compelling. The next time anyone bashes the internet (myself included, as I routinely threaten to destroy it), this series should stop them in their tracks. This week, it’s a cover of “War, No More Trouble.” It’s great, even with the self-aggrandizing presence of Bono.

Reader lizzieborden and I have been raving about Amanda Palmer for a while now, so I figured I’d give a little love to her Boston-based band, The Dresden Dolls. This is from a live show at Boston’s The Paradise Lounge (where I’ll be seeing Southern Culture on the Skids on Wednesday). Yes, it’s a cover of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs.” I post this not because it’s a perfect cover, but because they’re just that fucking cool.

Speaking of artists we rave about, Christian and I have also been maniacally spreading the gospel of P.O.S. This is “Optimist,” featuring him playing… cups. But doing it really well! Trust me. It’s totally worth it.

TK writes about music for Pajiba. He likes dogs, raising the dead, and tacos. You can email him here.

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