1. The Whole World is Dancing.
Music from "Stream of Life" from Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore:
The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day
runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures.
2. A witchy rap Spanish lesson from Dan Zane's new celebration of Latino music, Nuevo York.
From Dan's liner notes: “During the past few years, there’s been a lot of talk about immigrants and immigration, much of it quite mean-spirited. Maybe for the young person in Idaho or Arkansas who [hears] of the so-called immigration problems, it might be useful to hear another scenario — a wild musical gathering where everyone was invited and welcomed.”
3. "I Never Go to Work." This is our second favorite video on the new They Might Be Giants album/DVD. Last night I cut down two of the graying alliums and the girls marched around the backyard, singing this song, each wielding a stiff four-foot allium stalk with a round flower head like an Ozian staff.
Here's our favorite video! a sweet homage is Electric Company/Sesame Street production numbers from the 70's, complete with Elton John/Dr. John puppy on the piano, star filters and a couple of sock puppets, one with male pattern baldness, doing The Courtship of Eddie's Father bonding thing.
Buy it yourself!
4. Moms who write and some pretty damn cute kids.
5. And finally, blow your mind with this. The band is MGMT, as in "Management." Found the video here; spreading the word about cool shit like this is one reason she's a rock star.