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Rock & Roll Nuggets: CCR – Ramble Tamble

Song information below the jump.
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Check out the toastmaker.

One of my best old buddies from my Toronto neighbourhood now lives in Sao Paolo, Brazil. He’s started a neat page about life around the city, and it features some great photography.

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Boomshakalaka! Blake Griffin NBA Jam video is amazing

If you grew up in the 90s, this should resonate with you.

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The 5 stages of classic rock fandom

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So, you’re a teenager and you’ve just discovered “classic rock”? It can all be very tricky to wade through, so let this piece be your handy guide on what to expect.

Stage 1

  • AC/DC rules!
  • Zeppelin rules!
  • Collect fake vintage band t-shirts
  • Grow your hair to show how different you are from everyone else in your high school
  • Devour Rolling Stones singles, convince yourself that “Wild Horses” is the world’s greatest song
  • Start to believe that “The Joker” is criminally underrated

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Jerry “The King” Lawler Piledrives a Clippers Fan & Charles Barkley Threatens Brock Lesnar

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Video: The James Gang in 1971 featuring a young Joe Walsh, “Walk Away”

Found on Youtube: This performance, apparently from 1971, of James Gang. Just a few things to note here…

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OK Go in ridiculous, awesome car video

You remember OK Go: rose to prominence (kind of) with “Get Over It” — still the best thing I’ve heard from them — and then hit it big with a series of inventive Internet videos for not-particularly-good songs that nonetheless did their job and garnered huge amounts of views online.

Their latest, a shameless team-up with Chevy, is actually very cool. The video features the band playing 1,000 instruments using their car. And although Chevrolet’s accompanying Super Bowl commercial features a skydiving car, it doesn’t really do much for me as it feels like it should.

From the Youtube description of the OK Go Needing/Getting video:

A Chevy Sonic was outfitted with retractable pneumatic arms designed to play the instruments, and the band recorded this version of Needing/Getting, singing as they played the instrument array with the car. The video took 4 months of preparation and 4 days of shooting and recording. There are no ringers or stand-ins; Damian took stunt driving lessons. Each piano had the lowest octaves tuned to the same note so that they’d play the right note no matter where they were struck.

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