Professor Elemental takes to the ring

With a ‘diss song’ called Fighting Trousers. With disses about Tweed jackets spat out in a ‘hot potato’ accent, by a scrawny, pale, white guy dancing around a boxing ring, this can’t be anything but entertaining. IMO.

Professor Elemental = Paul Alborough, more often known as Professor Elemental, is a steampunk and chap hop musical artist.

Thanks Rich

The Axis of Awesome – 4 Chord Song

My brother showed me this last night – do yourselves a favour and watch it. Seriously.

Australian comedy group ‘Axis Of Awesome’ perform a sketch from the 2009 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
These are the songs they use in theirs:
Journey – Don’t Stop Believing
James Blunt – You’re Beautiful
Alphaville – Forever Young
Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
Mika – Happy Ending
Alex Lloyd – Amazing
The Calling – Wherever You WIll Go
Elton John – Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Maroon 5 – She Will Be Loved
The Last Goodnight – Pictures Of You
U2 – With Or Without You
Crowded House – Fall At Your Feet
Kasey Chambers – Not Pretty Enough
The Beatles – Let it Be
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under the Bridge
Daryl Braithwaite – The Horses
Bob Marley – No Woman No Cry
Marcy Playground – Sex and Candy
Men At Work – Land Down Under
Banjo Patterson’s Waltzing Matilda
A Ha – Take On Me
Green Day – When I Come Around
Eagle Eye Cherry – Save Tonight
Toto – Africa
Beyonce – If I Were A Boy
The Offspring – Self Esteem
The Offspring – You’re Gonna Go Far Kid
Pink – You and Your Hand
Lady Gaga – Poker Face
Aqua – Barbie Girl
The Fray – You Found Me
30h!3 – Don’t Trust Me
MGMT – Kids
Tim Minchin – Canvas Bags
Natalie Imbruglia – Torn
Five For Fighting – Superman
Axis Of Awesome – Birdplane
Missy Higgins – Scar

15th Annual Webby Award Nominees

The Webby Awards are dedicated to “recognizing achievement in websites, online film and video, mobile web and interactive advertising.”

Winners will be announced May 3 and honored in New York City on June 13.

Some of the major category nominees include (to watch videos or listen to music from the nominees, click on the category names):

Best Viral Video

  • “The Twitter Movie Trailer – Rated Awesome”
  • “Bed Intruder Song” (Autotune the News Remix)
  • “The Sandpit”
  • “The Digital Story of Nativity”
  • “Aides Graffiti”

Best Music

  • Arcade Fire — “The Wilderness Downtown”
  • The Johnny Cash Project
  • Thomas Dolby — ‘The Toadlickers’
  • SOUR — “Mirror”
  • “The Sandpit”

Best Viral Marketing

  • OK Go — “This Too Shall Pass”
  • Old Spice Response Campaign
  • Mad Men Yourself
  • True Blood Live Feed
  • Google Translate for Animals

Best Community

  • Twitter
  • Tumblr
  • COLOURlovers
  • Cuteness.com Pet Community
  • OpenIDEO

Best Mobile Games

  • Angry Birds
  • Farmville for iPhone
  • Fruit Ninja
  • Grover’s Special Number
  • AMCtv.com Mad Men Cocktail Culture app

Best Social Media

  • Behance Network
  • HootSuite Social Media Dashboard
  • Vimeo
  • 1000 Memories
  • The Influence Project

You can see the full list of nominees at WebbyAwards.com.