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!! OMG, Happy Birthday! Dolly’s hair turns 65 !!


In honor of (our favorite blonde) Dolly Parton‘s 65th birthday today, we’re taking a look back at some of double-D Dolly’s best hairdos. And by hairdos, of course I mean wigs. And by wigs, I mean towering locks of captured sunshine. See the wig-walk back through time after the jump.

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!! OMG, first listen: Jennifer Lopez ‘On The Floor’ !!


Is Jennifer Lopez the new Paula Abdul? Let’s just hope she wears less jewelry (pills) now that she’s serving judgment on American Idol. One sign that JLO’s filling Paula and not Simon’s shoes: the love-fest between the singer and Ryan Seacrest is already in full swing — starting with the exclusive premiere of her new single On The Floor on Seacrest’s radio show. While the song’s pretty good, it’d be a hell-of-a-lot better without “On Air with Ryan Seacrest world premiere” edited in every 15 seconds. Barf.

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!! OMG, watch the new PJ Harvey video: “The Words That Maketh Murder” !!


PJ Harvey has released the second in a series of 12 music videos created to accompany her eighth studio LP, Let England Shake. “The Words That Maketh Murder”, much like the album, is bluesy, upbeat and pointedly political. Writing in The Guardian, director Seamus Murphy says video was filmed during a road trip across the English countryside and inspired by its many contradictions:

England has a complicated relationship with the past, its island status, its relationship to the land, geography and tradition. Contemporary England springs from a history of colonial adventures, military ambitions and industrial prowess. It is also defined by its waning power and military role in modern politics. At times, it can be a very odd place.

Let England Shake is due out on Feb. 15.

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!! R.I.P. Broadcast’s Trish Keenan !!

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If you received a mix CD from me 10 years ago, there’s a high likelihood that Broadcast’s haunting pop song “Come on Let’s Go” was on the tracklist. Back then, the British band made hazy, languorous music that blended ’60s girl group melodies with psychedelic fuzz — perfect for romancing your college crush while simultaneously demonstrating indie cred.
Sadly, one of the driving forces behind Broadcast’s sleepy sound, singer Trish Keenan, passed away from complications related with pneumonia on Friday morning, according to a statement posted on Warp Records’ website. For more insight into the band’s oeuvre, which spanned four studio albums, read the tributes posted on Pitchfork, The Guardian and Daily Swarm.
The above photo of Trish Keenan was taken by omgblog.com photographer Robert at Broadcast’s 2009 concert with Atlas Sound at Lee’s Palace in Toronto. Below is the music video for “Come on Let’s Go”, taken from the 2000 album The Noise Made By People:

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!! OMG, they’re touring: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark !!

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Tickets go on sale today for the OMD North America tour! They are touring their new album “History of Modern,” but I’m sure there will be some classic gems in there as well.

Coming off a successful European tour last fall, OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) will launch their first North American tour since 1988 with the “History of Modern” Tour this March, including the classic line up of Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Martin Cooper and Malcolm Holmes. Pre-sale VIP ticket bundles, one of which includes soundcheck and meet and greet w/ the band, will be available beginning January 10th. Normal ticket sales will begin on Friday, January 14th.

See the complete list of tour dates after the jump!

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