Thursday, September 10, 2009

Top Ten Reasons to Live 09/09/09

The Beatles Rock Band
09/09/09, The Beatles are back in avatar form on Rock Band. The game features forty five of the band’s songs and costs $59.96.

The Beatles Remastered
Yesterday was also the day that the band’s entire catalog was released in newly remastered stereo and monaural versions.

Metropia Preview
The film takes a futuristic look of Europe in a world that is running out of oil. Located under the European streets is a network of underground stations. Vincent Gallo's character Roger fears the underground when he starts hearing voices while entering the underworld. He finds out that his life is being controlled by some unknown force. Roger tries to break free with his super-model companion Nina played by Juliette Lewis.

La Roux’s Video for “I’m Not Your Toy”
The song is super catchy and the video is equally delicious. La Roux is a European synth band that specializes in cute songs, gingers, the latest fashions and futuristic music videos.

Pygmalion Festival
The four day festival is going on Wednesday, September 16th to Saturday, September 19th in Champaign-Urbana. Artists and bands include: Iron and Wine, Ra Ra Riot, Wavves, Headlights, Low, The Books, The Antlers, Autolux, Yacht, Japandroids, Maps and Atlases, Owen, Maserati, My Brightest Diamon, The Life and Times, William Fitzsimmons, Denison Witmer, Margot and The Nuclear So and So's, Company of Thieves and tons more.

This American Life
Downloadable podcast stories on NPR. Each week they have a featured story based on a common theme. This week it is Frenemies. Visit to download not only this week’s podcast but the entire catalog.

PowerAde Strawberry Lemonade
This delicious drink is manufactured and marketed by The Coca-Cola Company. Ben Rieder just discovered it even though it was introduced before he was born. Its primary competitor is Gatorade.

Elbow’s Abbey Road Edition
a. The UK rock Band Elbow teams up with the BBC Concert Orchestra and Choir to play their 2008 album The Seldom Seen Kid in its entirety. You can watch all the live performances on You Tube, or if you're lucky, you can find a copy of it on DVD.

Coconut Records
Even if Coconut Record's album Nighttiming was released all the way back in 2007, they're making this list because it sounds so good even years later. This album's ready to keep you company as you trade your shorts for sweaters. The first single off the album, West Coast, is especially catchy, and will keep you tapping your toe even as the leaves get ready to fall.

The New iTunes
Released today, iTunes 9 has been revamped for easier navigation, redesigned with a new layout and a new black tabbed-menu system across the top of the iTunes Store interface. There is more browsable content inside every category of the store. Not only is iTunes new and improved but the iPod Nano now features a pausable FM radio and video camera.

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