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News Fri Jun 25 2010

Friday Quick Links

When we're fighting the Triple H (no, not that Triple H, we're talking hazy, hot, and humid), we're inside, sitting in front of our computer, looking at things on the internet.

  • Chicago Public Schools teacher Joe Becker is also a rap artist. He uses his music to reach his students at Rachel Carson School on the South Side. (Unfortunately, his contract was not renewed this year.)
  • The Onion's A.V. Club features Chicago band Rise Against in their "Undercover" project doing their best Nirvana impression.
  • Tweedy knows how to give the audience what they want. Here he is singing/reciting "Single Ladies" (sans leotard).
  • Speaking of, Lolla's radius clause policy also recently caught the eye of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
  • File under "Forgot to post earlier" but here's some video of the Dutchess & the Duke performing from the bar at the Empty Bottle earlier this month. (Actual singing starts around 1:30 in.)
  • It's like Frankenstein meets the Wolfman, but here's John Hodgman, Neil Gaiman and OK GO's Damien Kulash singing "So Happy Together" in St. Paul recently.
  • Gold star time. Name all the members of the muppets' band, which features Animal on drums (without using the Google!). Bonus for the full name of the band. Answers in the comments, please. Extra bonus stars for naming which instruments they each play.
 
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