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Get Your Rocks Off: Covering Billie Holiday

Today is Billie Holiday’s birthday. In honor of the amazing singer, we’ve compiled a playlist of some of the best covers of songs either written by or famously performed by her, because hopefully you already have at least one of her albums. If not, go get one, and enjoy these in the meantime!

Marianne Faithfull   Marianne Faithful — “Gloomy Sunday”
Catherine Wheel   Catherine Wheel — “Strange Fruit”
Willie Nelson   Willie Nelson — “All Of Me”
Michelle Shocked   Michelle Shocked — “God Bless The Child”
Rufus Wainwright   Rufus Wainwright — “Come Rain Or Come Shine”
Olivia Newton-John   Olivia Newton-John — “Love Me Or Leave Me”
Nancy Wilson   Nancy Wilson — “What A Little Moonlight Can Do”
Diana Ross   Diana Ross — “Lady Sings The Blues”
Nina Simone   Nina Simone — “Fine and Mellow”
Cat Power   Cat Power — “Don’t Explain”
Ol' Dirty Bastard & Lil' Mo   Ol’ Dirty Bastard & Lil’ Mo’ — “Good Morning Heartache”

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Viagra Turns 10 [Insert Lame Erection Joke Here]

On Thursday, the little blue pill, which has been used by 35 million men around the world, turns 10, so put on a party hat and celebrate.

Originally, doctors were testing the active ingredient in Viagra, sildenafil, as a cardiovascular drug that lowered blood pressure. But the men in those trials found that side effects of taking the drug included having erections that were firmer and longer-lasting, and they didn’t want to give back the medication. Keep reading »

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