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Josh Begley’s compilation of every cover of the New York Times since 1852 (the paper actually started publication in 1851 but there are still 50,000 pages here) in under a minute.

First news photo (Glenn Curtis’s flight from Albany to NYC, May 30, 1910); first use of 96pt type (Moon Landing, Jul 21, 1969) and the first colour photo (Oct 16, 1997).

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Over 1000 musicians gathered for the Rockin 1000 Project last year at the Orogel Stadium in Cesena, Italy to blast out a gigantic rendition of Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’.

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An interesting musical experiment by musician Steve-san ‘Samurai Guitarist’ Onotera.

What he’s done here is perform an incredibly slow instrumental cover of Here Comes The Sun by the Beatles, taking a full half hour (appropriately, either side of dawn) to pick all the notes. He then speeds up the recording by a factor of 20, approximating the speed of the original.

The result is a strange, not unpleasing modulated violin effect.

Steve-san discusses it in more detail here.

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Steely-eyed Chad Neidt picks out a very passable acoustic rendition of Jeff Beal’s not-terribly-cover-version-friendly House Of Cards title theme. Sez he:

This is one of my favorite TV shows ever. The theme isn’t the catchiest, but it really fits the entire mood of the show. I love how confusing this was to figure out.

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