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  • UK producer Mark Ronson is the first to officially remix Bob Dylan; check out a clip on his MySpace page.

  • Led Zeppelin will finally allow their music to be (legally) downloaded. Your move, Radiohead.

  • The Guardian gives us a brief history of Shoegaze, in which Creation Records founder Alan McGee calls My Bloody Valentine a “joke”.

  • A fascinating look at Michel Gondry’s slightly, erm, obsessive process creating the mind-blowing video for the Chemical Brothers 2002 single “Star Guitar.” Watch ’til the end to see the prototype video made with oranges and shoes and stuff.
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    It sure feels that way to me, and here at Mother Jones, we’ve been thinking a lot about what journalism needs to do differently, and how we can have the biggest impact.

    We kept coming back to one word: corruption. Democracy and the rule of law being undermined by those with wealth and power for their own gain. So we're launching an ambitious Mother Jones Corruption Project to do deep, time-intensive reporting on systemic corruption, and asking the MoJo community to help crowdfund it.

    We aim to hire, build a team, and give them the time and space needed to understand how we got here and how we might get out. We want to dig into the forces and decisions that have allowed massive conflicts of interest, influence peddling, and win-at-all-costs politics to flourish.

    It's unlike anything we've done, and we have seed funding to get started, but we're looking to raise $500,000 from readers by July when we'll be making key budgeting decisions—and the more resources we have by then, the deeper we can dig. If our plan sounds good to you, please help kickstart it with a tax-deductible donation today.

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    Clara Jeffery, Editor-in-Chief

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