1. Gayngs - By Your Side (Sade Cover)
2 weeks ago, I gave you Gayng's version of George Michael's "One More Try" and told you to catch them at the Metro. If I knew they were going to drop this jewel during their set I would have bought you a ticket. It's that good. Making things even better is a studio version that is being offered for free at Daytrotter.com. For those of you unfamiliar with Daytrotter, please take a look at this wonderful site that specializes in acoustic sets from well-deserving indie acts. Listen to me in the future or risk missing something like this.
2. Karen O - If You're Gonna Be Dumb, You Gotta Be Tough
If you thought that was weird and unusual, take a listen to this. Karen O has gone country! The following song is from the forthcoming Jackass 3D soundtrack and debuted on Some Kind of Awesome earlier this week.It can only be assumed the mess at the end is Johnny Knoxville & Co doing what they do best.
Karen O. (of Yeah Yeah Yeahs) - "If You're Gonna Be Dumb, You Gotta Be Tough" by Some Kind of Awesome
3. John Lennon - LENNONYC
Last, but certainly not least is that fact that yesterday would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday. To remember his life and legacy, fans and admirers (Google included) paid their respects this week to a true visionary. A movie about his formative years called "Nowhere Boy" is playing in select cities and seems very interesting. However, it's the documentary "LENNONYC" about his final years in New York City that should not be missed. The film will premiere on PBS, Monday, November 22nd. Watch a few excerpts below, courtesy of Rolling Stone.