The Common Good

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb. 13, 2012

Interfaith Musical Collaboration: Andy Statman, an Orthodox Jew and mandolin/clarinet player, connects with evangelical Christian and country music star Ricky Skaggs to recreate the 18th century hymn, “The Lord Will Provide.” [Vox Tablet]

Bret McKenzie wrote several songs for the latest Muppets movie (two of which were Oscar nominated) and now he talks with WHYY’s Terry Gross about his journey with the film, actors, and the awards. [NPR]

Need a little afternoon break? Take a look at this loop of 19 television shows referencing one another, the clips change as a new show is mentioned, and comes in full circle back to the initial reference. [Pleated Jeans]

Remember the guy with the ‘golden voice’ who was discovered on the streets by an Ohio reporter? Well, he’s given another shot at redemption with a new Valentine’s Day ad for Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. [GOOD]

The Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter theatrical trailer has been released, and is produced by Tim Burton. In the vein of similar mashup novels (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Sense and Sensibility and Seamonsters), this is part novel, part horror, and it’s the first of its kind to venture onto the silver screen. [Time]

When Justin Vernon stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this month, he and The Roots played an extended version of the Bon Iver track, “Perth.” Now, they release the web exclusive, which is an eight minute whirlwind. And if you haven’t seen it yet, check out his acceptance speech on our Grammy’s post from Christian Piatt. [via Paste]

Bobcat Ninja posted a pretty unbelievable trick performed by a young guy on an excavator. It’s like a giant claw machine stacking beer bottles on top of one another, and then topping it off with a golf ball. Pretty amazing feat. [Bits & Pieces]

Joshua Witchger is an online assistant at Sojourners. Follow him at hail fellow well met.

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