Rock Sound Issue 159: Exclusive Interview With Mike Shinoda

A little heads up for all Linkin Park fans who are waiting for some album news: The newest issue of Rock Sound has an exclusive interview with Mike Shinoda about “the studio vibe and sound of LP’s new record”!
The best thing, though, is that LPAssociation already have the scans! Great work, guys! Check them out here!

Here are some quotes about the sound of the new album:

The album is not completely focused yet. There is a lot of experimentation still going on as we hone in on the personality of the record, but what we’ve got so far is really exciting for us. It simultaneously moves forward while also embracing the past.

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And The Oscar Goes To…: My Picks For This Year’s Academy Awards

Best Picture:
“War Horse”
“The Artist”
“The Descendants”
“The Tree of Life”
“Midnight in Paris”
”The Help”
”Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”

Best Actress:
Glenn Close, “Albert Nobbs”
Viola Davis, ”The Help”
Rooney Mara, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
Michelle Williams, “My Week With Marilyn”
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Actual Children’s Answers to The Question “What Is Love?”

I’ve recently imported my Tumblr posts here and this is what I found among my old reblogs. Unfortunately it’s an old post and I can’t track back the source. In case you know where it came from, please comment this post with the URL. Thanks!

Actual Children’s Answers to The Question “What Is Love?”

“Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.” – Chrissy, age 6 

“Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.” – Terri, age 4

“Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.” – Danny, age 7

“Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss.” – Emily, age 8

“Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.” – Bobby, age 7

“If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate,” – Nikka, age 6

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A Baby’s Artistic Intepretation of the 2012 Oscar Nominees

So awesome!


Everybody’s got an interpretation of the Oscar’s Best Picture nods. Why shouldn’t a baby get to chime in, too? A new Tumblr called “Don’t Call Me Oscar,” with the tagline “One child’s journey through the Best Picture nominees,” features a baby recreating scenes from all nine top-seeded films, save for Hugo (at least by the time this article was published). When necessary, stuffed animals stand in as supporting actors. Depictions of Black Swan and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo have made their way onto the blog as well, but the Best Picture portrayals are, well, the best pictures.

Some of the photos, like the version of The Artist at right, make the films a lot more approachable, and could possibly alter the judge’s decisions. We’re hoping for a series of retrospectives that depict the Best Picture winners through history. We’re already envisioning a baby version of Scarlett O’Hara…

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15% of Surgeons Have Alcohol Problems

Health & Family

Percentage of surgeons who have a drinking problem — a higher rate than in the general population — according to survey responses from some 7,000 doctors. Those who showed signs of alcohol misuse or dependency were more likely to have made a major medical error in the previous three months and were also more likely to report depression and burnout. The survey didn’t make clear why surgeons might be more prone to alcoholism, but the high-stress nature of their jobs could be a factor. [via Reuters]

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New Video: Jason Mraz – I Won’t Give Up

A beautiful new song with a great video by Jason Mraz! Who else is shocked that he’s got long hair now? I obviously haven’t seen him for a while…I also prefer the shorter do, but we all know that “the hair doesn’t make the man, the man makes the hair.” (Mike Shinoda)
Download the song now now on iTunes! The new album ‘Love Is A Four Letter Word’ is coming on April 17th.