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hella rad - soundtrack for an excellent adventure through ’80s pop culture

video killed the radio star - the buggles | cars - gary numan | whip it - devo | call me - blondie | don’t you want me - human league | working for the weekend - loverboy | hungry like the wolf - duran duran | billie jean - michael jackson | come on eileen - dexy’s midnight runners | safety dance - men without hats | i melt with you - modern english | eye of the tiger - survivor | let’s dance - david bowie | love is a battlefield - pat benatar | mr. roboto - styx | maniac - michael sembello | 99 luftballons - nena | sweet dreams (are made of this) - eurythmics | footloose - kenny loggins | wake me up before you go go - wham! | take on me - a-ha | manic monday - the bangles | the final countdown - europe | (i just) died in your arms - cutting crew | just like heaven - the cure | don’t you (forget about me) - simple minds | heaven is a place on earth - belinda carlisle | we didn’t start the fire - billy joel


Hardest thing with structuring a song for me is trimming the fat.


I easily get attached and think I’d never be able to re-do that automation I just created. LIES. All my producer friends, keep in mind: make concise ideas and trim the fat we all have statements to make but they don’t need to always be 10-12 minutes long. Create something intelligent and complex but get to the point and your listeners will be happier. 

- Spurge 

P.S. Happy Good Friday 2014. 



Obama will never be half the man nor love America as much as Reagan did.

Obama will never eat as many flags throughout his presidency like Reagan did. Reagan holds the current flag-eating record at 3,463 flags during his presidency. Obama is currently only at 1,072.
Here we see pictured: Reagan in action during one of his flag feedings. This is speculated to be approximately his 560th flag consumed.

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Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year. 

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.

But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)

At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.  

Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and coward took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”

Amen to that, Hugh. 

Watch the full talk and performance here »

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