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Friday Genius Ten “USA! USA!” Edition

Don’t forget to read Pandagoal and follow them on Twitter for coverage of the World Cup. I don’t know about you, but at our house, we’re taking full advantage of the next USA game against Ghana being on a Saturday to have some people over to watch the game. Evite…

Friday Genius Ten “Releasing The Luddite Within” Edition

In order to give up at least one thing of mine that takes up space in ye ol’ New York apartment, I’ve decided that I’ll allow myself my vinyl collection, but convert all my CDs to MP3s. It’s been taking me all week to do it, though admittedly, it’s not…

Friday Genius Ten “Sentimental Punk Rock” Edition

Since I’m quite shortly going to stop living in Austin, TX—where I’ve lived longer than any other place in my life—I’m starting to get sentimental. So today’s original song for the Genius Ten (leave yours in comments) is from one of the great Austin 80s punk bands, the Big Boys.…

Friday Genius Ten “People Will Vaguely Remember This And Think He Was In The Balloon” Edition

Stories embellish themselves in their minds, and so it’s inevitable. Which is why this is today’s Genius original song. Leave your mix in comments. (The music starts about a minute in.) Original Song: “Fly Me Away” by Goldfrapp 1) “Destroy Everything You Touch”—Ladytron 2) “At the River”—Groove Armada 3) “Heartbeats”—The…

Friday Genius Ten “When Will The Meaningless Yapping End?” Edition

Today’s song for Genius is dedicated to the way that Senate Republicans are treating the confirmation hearings like a dog and pony show. Unfortunately, since Sotomayor has to sit there patiently throughout, she can’t take the advice offered in the song. Leave yours in comments, and consider this an open…

Friday Genius Ten “Making Up For The Snark” Edition

The Genius song pick today is from this year’s Oxford American discs. Original song: “Going Away”—The Staple Singers Alas, it’s not on YouTube, but here’s another song by the group: 1) “Lovely Day”—Bill Withers 2) “Diamonds and Pearls”—Prince 3) “Please, Please, Please”—James Brown 4) “Take A Letter Maria”—R.B. Greaves 5)…

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