The Common Good

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: May 7, 2012

The Hill and Wood. Photo via Facebook www.facebook.com/thehillandwood.
The Hill and Wood. Photo via Facebook www.facebook.com/thehillandwood.

Take a listen to the Virginia indie band The Hill and Wood, who this weekend, played a house show at Jim Wallis’ former house in Columbia Heights. http://thehillandwood.bandcamp.com/

Beastie Boys founding member Adam “MCA” Yaucht, who died from cancer last week, was a huge icon in the music world, but did you know that he was also a civil rights advocate, activist, and into Buddhism?  

Leave it to Coldplay to deliver the weirdest cover of The Beastie Boys you’ve ever heard, (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party).

Wilco’s legendary album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot celebrated its tenth year anniversary last week, but many critics failed to pay it proper tribute, thinks The Atlantic’s assistant editor. [The Atlantic]  

Stephen Colbert talks with David Letterman about Super PACs and “Americans for a better tomorrow, tomorrow.” [Huffington Post]

Comedian Patton Oswalt tweets band names from Huffington Post Headlines. [Huffington Post]

Water droplets splash on speakers to the tunes of ZZ Top. [Physics Central APS]



Joshua Witchger is an online assistant at Sojourners.

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