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JD is the head editor of AMLAW and the editor of Have You Met Ted?. During the day he helps make the Vimeo. He also writes about NYC and technology on his personal web site.

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[Monday, November 22nd, 2010 01:56 am GMT -5 | No Comment | 1,218 views]
Song from Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows – Harry Dances with Hermione

I saw Harry Potter this weekend and I love it. I’m still collecting my thoughts for a full review but wanted to share something you might find helpful. In the scene where Harry dances with Hermione the song that plays stood out to me so I did some research. Turns out it’s O Children by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
Click on the album cover to get the song:

Update: The LA Times talks about how …

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[Thursday, November 11th, 2010 01:05 am GMT -5 | 4 Comments | 6,692 views]
In the living room there was a piano

This song is One of These Days by Michelle Branch. It’s not a great song, it might not even be a good song. I’ll never know because it means so much more to me than the derivative pop that it probably is. For me it’s wrapped up in a story, in a moment of meaning that I’ll never forget and from which this song cannot be extricated.

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[Monday, November 8th, 2010 02:41 pm GMT -5 | No Comment | 1,616 views]
GAP Christmas Ads Do it For Me

One of my favorite things about Christmas is the increased quality and frequency of ads in the end of the year. I don’t always mind how much more frequent the message is hammered home if the ads doing so are of a higher quality. GAP has just released a slew of new commercials that fit right into this description. Combining various celebrities you might not know that well/have thought of in awhile and updated versions of classic Christmas songs these ads are right in my wheelhouse. I’m a sucker for Christmas music.

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[Sunday, October 31st, 2010 10:29 pm GMT -5 | 9 Comments | 4,918 views]
The Walking Dead: Premiere Episode 1 Recap

Happy Halloween everyone! The Great Pumpkin has arrived at our sincere pumpkin patch and brought us a prime time, AMC, ultra-violent zombie series. What?

What’d you think of Walking Dead? Did it feast on your brain? Turn a flashlight on under your chin and lets dive in.

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[Sunday, October 31st, 2010 12:47 pm GMT -5 | No Comment | 834 views]
Cee-lo Green’s Voice is Now Tied to Diner Heartbreak

With the official video for Fuck You Cee-lo Green returns to the diner as a scene for unrequited love. This is after the Who Will Save Your Soul? video by Gnarls Barkley of which Cee-lo makes up one half. Granted, one is much, much creepier than the other.

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[Sunday, October 31st, 2010 12:37 pm GMT -5 | One Comment | 1,070 views]
In Which Music Videos Chronicle the Rise and Fall of a Relationship

Cee-lo covers a Band of Horses song and it’s great. The video is too.

These two videos are weirdly similar in tone. They’re both great, but which one do you prefer?

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[Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 10:42 am GMT -5 | 2 Comments | 5,647 views]
The Bechdel Test Reveals Sexism in TV, Movies

You would think that in 2010 popular TV and movies are not sexist. In many ways that’s true. There are strong female protagonists and female actors are very respected. Then you hear about something like the Bechdel Test and you start to wonder.

Named after Alison Bechdel, a lesbian cartoonist from the 80s, the Bechdel test asks three questions about a movie or TV show:

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[Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 04:53 pm GMT -5 | No Comment | 1,213 views]
All the Beautiful Girls

A lot of my friends are somewhere in the first season of Mad Men, and oh what catching up they have to do. The show has come a long way from the anachronistic wonderment of seeing women treated so poorly by the men around them. This week’s episode focused on three of these women, and portrayed them sensitively, truthfully, and very, very respectfully.