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We know we're getting all creepy trekkie-obsessed with the dudes from Flight of the Conchords, but we can't stop ourselves. In last week's episode, they sang a love song to all the ladies of the world (from Namibian to amphibian; erudite to hermaphrodite). Now it looks like the ladies are singing back!First up, the soulful "Jemaine", from a future Mrs. Clement:  Next, "Bret. will you be my Ukelele lover?" from a Mrs.

I have never really been into The View even though my BFFE can’t get enough of it. I just thought it was a 30 plus club thing for some reason. It looks like my relationship with the view is about to change. I have always loved Whoopi! I mean Jumpin’ Jack Flash, come on. Looks like I may have to start keeping up with the ladies now.

I've lost my marbles for Bryan Scary and the Shredding Tears!!! This past weekend, I had the distinct pleasure of getting shot with a beautiful dose of cinematic glam rock when I was introduced to the sound of Brooklyn based band, Bryan Scary and the Shredding Tears. Led by Brian Scary, the band's sound is reminiscent of Queen, The Beatles and Bowie, and also super theatrical like the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Each member was dressed like a character from an old horror film, and even the Union Pool stage was decked out with a spooky forest back drop.

 A Haiku about last nights local news:Manhattan Mini StorageI want you to hold my thingsPro-choice is what’s upThis billboard makes me want to buy more stuff, or move into an even smaller space, just so I can support the company. Also, check out their website. They have amazing partners doing amazing things like Publicolor; which takes at-risk kids off the streets and gets them into after-school art programs that focus on beautifying public space. Well played! Last night on the nightly news they asked peeps on the street what they thought about this controversial billboard.

I've always loved Melora and her cello band Rasputina, but this latest cd Oh Perilous World is probably one of her best. Here she's teamed up with that other 1800's lovin' gal -the one and only Dame Darcy for the video for 1816, The Year Without a Summer. You can also check out the very fine tune Cage in a Cave on our Media Taster to the left. Enjoy the old timey splendour.

BUST is so excited to be sponsoring the Gotham Girls Roller Derby! This Saturday, the Queens of Pain take on Manhattan Mayhem at City College of New York.

There has been a whole slew of fun dance/rock/disco bands coming out in the last few years, like Daft Punk, LCD Soundsystem, Justice and Simian Mobile Disco, but my current fave of the bunch is 23 year old Calvin Harris from the UK. His mix of juicy slabs of funk and goofy falsetto lyrics on his new release, I Created Disco, (out here in Sept.) is simply irresistable. And in an absolutele genius marketing/promotional move, he's asked his UK fans to stage simultaneuos house parties on Aug. 18th, the night of his single release.

Twisted toy lovers rejoice! DKE is releasing this lil' luv bug designed by Shane Geil from Purple Flavor just in time for the back-to-school blitz. Hello Maggot:$12. The look of joy on your new college roomie's face when she sees Hello Maggot perched on her pillow: priceless.

Okay, so, yeah, I'm totes obsessed with Flight of the Conchords , and always enjoy the songs in their episodes-- those funny, pitch-perfect takeoffs on various music genres. But last night's song-- a mock '60s French pop number, whose lyrics consisted of only those French words that someone who'd studied it in high school would be likely to remember--is so good, I'd gladly listen to it even if it weren't funny.

How friggin awesome is MIA!??  She is just so badass.