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Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

TV on the RADIO have released a clip for "Stork and Owl." And you can hear 'em cover Bowie's "Heroes" at the 'Gum.

NEW RELEASES: Mark Olson & Gary Louris, Of Montreal, The Bird & Bee, Loney Dear, Pat DiNizio, Springsteen and more are streaming in full from Spinner this week.

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE played the Bowery Ballroom last week; you can stream the gig via Stereogum.

RON SEXSMITH does the four free songs thing for Daytrotter, all from his Exit Strategy of the Soul.

THE ULTIMATE BEATLES COUNTDOWN: Every song ranked and analyzed by JamsBio.

GLASVEGAS perfoms a mini-set for The Interface, which is more than Twofer Tuesday.

A.C. NEWMAN tries to explain his solo process to MetroNews Vancouver.

BRIAN WILSON talks to LAist about Chris Montez, his latest album, the Wondermints and more...

ANDREW BIRD talks to New York magazine about learning via the Suzuki Method, joining a punk-ska band, current faves and more... 

BILLY JOEL: At Slate, Ron Rosenbaum tries to explain the Piano Man's awfulness. (Thx, Belle!)

TOM CRUISE was quizzed about his flatulence habits by controversial British TV host Jonathan Ross.

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY has told friends he plans to wed his new girlfriend Nancy Shevell.

MICKEY ROURKE may participate in WWE's "Wrestlemania 25" in Houston on April 5.

ALEC BALDWIN celebrated his double SAG award win with the teenage daughter he once called a "rude little pig." Now that you mention it, she loonks like a Baldwin.

OPRAH WINFREY coulda been a Senator, had impeached Illinois Gov. Gov. Rod Blagojevich been just the tiniest bit wackier.

UGLY BETTY got some ugly news.

HARRY POTTER and the HALF-BLOOD PRINCE: There's new footage in the Japanese trailer introduced by Daniel Radcliffe.

THE OSCARS has an entirely convoluted system for counting nomination ballots.

THE SCREEN ACTORS GUILD is wracked with infighting over a planned strike-authorization vote. The schism has split SAG's high-profile members in a way that few can recall. "They've got a mutiny of stars, and SAG leadership cannot stand up to a mutiny of the stars," said David Prindle, author of "The Politics of Glamour," a well regarded history of the union.

PAKISTAN: Mullah Fazlullah ordered 43 political and tribal leaders to stand trial in front of a Taliban court in Swat.

AFGHANISTAN: Last year, 3276 IEDs were detonated or detected in Afghanistan, a 45 percent increase over 2007 and a new record.

IRAQ:  Less than four months after the disbanding of the Sons of Iraq, or Al Sahwa, auxiliary force, the Iraqi Interior Ministry has overseen the formation of a new unit created to thwart Al Qaeda strikes.  Provincial elections this month highlights the ascendancy of tribes, esp. the Anbar tribes.

BABY ELEPHANT turns 5 months old at the Oregon Zoo. Awww... some pics and video at the link.

A CAT is recovering after an arrow is removed from its head.  Video at the link.  That's one wild and crazy cat.

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT: 48 dead whales beached on the north west tip of Tasmania.

PET HOARDING: A 53-year-old man was arrested Sunday at a rural Van Zandt County, TX, property where 185 animals were living in squalid conditions with no food or water. At least 50 goats and sheep, 41 dogs, 30 chickens, 18 ducks and geese, seven rabbits, three turkeys, two cats and one alpaca were found alive at the home Sunday.  ALSO: 600 dogs rescued from puppy mills in Washington State pregnant with an estimated 1500 future puppies.

A FIESTY RACCOON has bitten off a pervert's penis as he was trying to rape the animal.

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