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Monday, December 05, 2011 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS drop a video for the elctronic version of "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" from their new rarities collection.  Here's the original TMBG version for comparison.

FEIST stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.

JASON ISBELL stopped by the KEXP studios for a session.

TUNE-YARDS plays a Tiny Desk Concert at the offices of NPR.

THE 25 GREATEST LOVE SONGS OF THE 2000s, according to Nerve.

THE ELECTRIC SIX play "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" for The A.V. Club Undercover.

NICK LOWE talks to the Kansas City Star about music snobbery, his shift in style, and more... He talks to SPIN about the death of songwriting, the difference between Tom Waits and Chuck Berry and his newfound female audience.

ROBYN HITCHOCK talks to The Stool Pigeon about revisiting Eye and the end of an era. (Thx, Chromewaves.)

JOHN LYDON talks to BBC6 about the first new Public Image, LTd. album in over 20 years.

MUSIC STARS' most memorable moments of the year - in pictures.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 threepeats atop the chart, the first one of the series to accomplish that feat.  However, its 16.9 million take is down 60 percent from last weekend, suggesting the sparkly vampires will drop out of the Top 10 by Christmas.. but having made over 570 million so far.  The Muppets place with 11.2 million, but on a larger-than-expected 62 percent drop, even accounting for last weekend being Thanksgiving.  The reboot has racked up 56 million against a 45 million budget, but please tell me some of you are saving this to avoid taking your kids to the next chipmunks movie.  Hugo shows with 7.6 million, adding over 500 screens, carrying a nice per-screen average and moving 2 slots up on the chart, but dropping 33 percent from its opening; awards season amy give this one more legs.  Arthur Christmas is in the fourth slot with 7.3 million, dropping 40 percent on many more screens than Hugo, which spells trouble for the well-reviewed film.  Happy Feet Two rounds out the Top Five with 6 million and a 55 percent drop that places it in in even bigger danger than Arthur Christmas (which cost considerably less to make).

CHARLIE SHEEN's ex, Brooke Mueller, was arrested in Aspen Friday night for assault and possession of cocaine.

LINDSAY LOHAN is considering a megabucks deal to appear on the UK version of Big Brother, according to the ever-reliable Mirror.

KIRSTEN DUNST is ready to have kids, but worries that guys her age might not be.

RYAN REYNOLDS & BLAKE LIVELY went on an old-fashioned date in Connecticut Friday night, where the two held hands and shared ice cream out of the same cup.

ANGELINA JOLIE is being sued for allegedly stealing the story behind her new movie, In the Land of Blood and Honey.

BILL McKINNEY, best known for his role as a twisted mountain man who assaulted Ned Beatty's character in 1972's Deliverance, died Thursday from cancer of the esophagus.

ISLAMISM in the UK: According to figures obtained under Freedom of Information requests by the Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organization, there was an alarming 47 percent rise in so-called "honor" attacks recorded by police.

EGYPT: To Sheik Abdel Moneim el-Shahat, the Muslim Brotherhood's call to apply only the broad principles of Islamic law allows too much freedom. He's a leader of the ultraconservative Islamists known as Salafis, whose coalition of parties is running second behind the Brotherhood party in the early returns of Egypt's parliamentary elections.  The Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party won 36.6 percent and the Salafi party Al Nour won 24.4 percent in the first round of elections, official results show. Young revolutionaries trailed badly.

IRAN aided, abetted and conspired with Hezbollah, Osama bin Laden, and al Qaeda to launch the large-scale bombing attacks against the United States embassy bombings in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam in 1998 by utilizing the sophisticated delivery mechanism of powerful suicide truck bombs, according to a US district court judge.  The huge explosion that destroyed a major missile-testing site near Tehran three weeks ago was a major setback for Iran's most advanced long-range missile program, according to American and Israeli intelligence officials and missile technology experts.

AFGHANISTAN: A spokesman for ISAF says that closing the supply route by Pakistan will not have negative effects on the mission in Afghanistan.

 IRAQ: Prime Minister Maliki said that a bombing earlier this week inside Baghdad's Green Zone was an assassination attempt against him. Maliki said the bomb had likely been assembled inside the Green Zone and was not very powerful.

TIGER vs ORANGUTAN: Who you got?

...AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT: An albino dolphin.

A SWARM OF MOON JELLYFISH head for South Florida.

OILY PENGUINS, saved by knitters worldwide.

MARYLAND CATS rescued on Hoarders look for a home.

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