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THE TOP MUSIC VIDEOS OF 2009, according to Pitchfork. Regular Pate visitors were exposed to most of them, including Dinosaur, Jr's "Over It."
NEW RELEASES: The Up in the Air Soundtrack leads the slim pickins this week at Spinner.
THE SWELL SEASON did the four free songs thing for Daytrotter, one previously unreleased.
ALL SONGS CONSIDERED: An advance track from Spoon, plus Charlotte Gainsbourg, Devendra banhart, Tegan & Sara and more in the latest installment of the NPR series.
TED LEO has a new track, "Even Heroes Have to Die," to download or stream via the 'Gum.
GLAM XMAS: Wizzard's awesome "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day" and Slade's "Merry Christmas Everybody" (1973's UK Xmas No. 1) are your Twofer Tuesday.
DON'T STOP BELIEVIN': How the 1981 power ballad has enjoyed an astonishing second life in the digital age -- and may become the UK's Christmas No.1.
VINCE GUARALDI, likely best-known for scoring A Charlie Brown Christmas (scheduled to air tonight on ABC), was featured on Weekend Edition Saturday.
BRIAN ENO celebrates "The Death of Uncool."
THE FLAMING LIPS are planning to cover Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon live on New Year's Eve.
TIGER WOODS: Cops are stepping up an investigation into whether an act of domestic violence occurred in Tiger's lair, as Woods canceled plans to attend his own golf tournament in SoCal. TMZ now has an eyewitness account of what happened immediately following Tiger's car accident. The woman accused by the tabloids of haing an affair with Woods has been linked to other celebs.
REESE WITHERSPOON's rep denied reports that she split with Jake Gyllenhaal.
DAVID HASSELHOFF was released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Sunday after a psych hold, according tot RadarOnline.
MERYL STREEP: The Fantastic Mrs. Fox gets the cover profile of the new Vanity Fair.
ALEC BALDWIN claims he'll retire from acting when his contract with 30 Rock expires in 2012.
THE HOBBIT may delay filming until mid-summer 2010.
ANTHONY MICHAEL HALL went Breakfast Club on an ex's forehead, during an altercation at her New York apartment earlier this month, police told RadarOnline.
HELENA CHRISTENSEN, the Danish supermodel, has described the joys of posing nude at 40.
HONOR KILLINGS in the USA are raising concerns.
IRAN is holding five British yachtsmen hostage as they sailed from Bahrain to Dubai for the start of an international race.
ROOMBA CAT lords its tech advantage over a hapless dog.
TWO DOGS in Beijing have tested positive for swine flu in the second case of animals catching the disease in China along with pigs in the northeast.
BABY BONOBO: Awww...some pics.
BURPING SHEEP: Threat or Menace?