what happened this weekend?
  • MONDAY, NOVEMBER 01, 2010

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Picture via Brooklyn Vegan, circa 2004.

Halloween landed on Sunday, and led to a whole bunch of weekend show shenanigans, including our boys Local Native's playing their Friday night Webster Hall encore in costumes. Stephen Colbert and John Stewart had a quite a weekend of performances for their rally in DC, and the RIAA is suffering from an all-out nerd way after their victory against Limewire. Oh, and now it's November.

The Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear.

A host of guest stars performed, including Cat Stevens (who was promptly interrupted by another surprise guest). Oh, and Stewart got auto-tuned:





The RIAA has been the subject of internet attacks from Piracy "advocates".

Following Limewire's court ordered shutdown, the charming members of Anonymous and /b/ have declared web war on the RIAA site. Devotees will recall they had more success with Gene Simmons (they shut him down for a few days, while the RIAA was only down for an afternoon), but their strategy extends farther than a few website outages. It's clear they "want blood", to cite DMN: "Other details, including office numbers and fax numbers, have also been published, with the aim of disrupting the organization with random calls, pizza deliveries, and similar actions".

Cablevision gave in to Fox News Corp and shelled out extra money to get programming back for its subscribers.

News for the Behind The Streams crowd: Cablevision blinks first, pays an "unfair" amount to get Fox back on its network in time for Game 3 of the World Series. [Context] [via.]


It's November, and that means the holidays are just around the corner. Luckily for all of you live music fans, we're not taking an extended sabbatical. We've got a ton of new videos between now and 2011, including all the CMJ sessions (the first one tomorrow!), new ways to watch Baeble on your TV, and new music to share with you. Don't touch that mouse dial!

UPDATE: Allow me to incept you all. I forgot to include the magic that was this week's SNL digital short, the triumphant return of Rihanna and Shy Ronnie! (the original can be seen here).

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