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Seminal blues singer Etta James passed away today after a long battle with leukemia at the age of 73. She released dozens of memorable albums and singles since she started singing in 1954 at the age of 15. Among her hits are "Good Rockin' Daddy," "W.O.M.A.N," and "At Last," of which the latter song will probably create a slew of too-soon jokes like the one above.

More recently, James was portrayed by Beyonce Knowles in the 2008 film Cadillac Records, and the Obamas selected "At Last" for their first dance at the 2009 inaugural ball.

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What Adele would sound like if she listened to more Wu-Tang.

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Storied psychedelic alt-rockers The Flaming Lips released their first song of 2012, and it makes clever use of Siri's vocals. Titled "Now I Understand," it turns Siri's "I don't understand" error reply into an existential quest for meaning that lies at the heart of the human condition. DEEP.

(It's actually pretty good, too.)

All this only months after someone taught Siri to rap. At this rate, she'll get signed to a major label.

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We already know that Siri can rap, but its musical talents don't end there. In this video, Craig Knudsen shows how he hacked Siri to play the piano. His iPhone is stocked with MIDI song files which, when prompted by Siri, are sent wirelessly to a Yamaha Disklavier, a piano able to receive MIDI commands.

As a neat touch, when you say "If you can play it for her, you can play it for me. Play it again, Siri," Siri will play the iconic Casablanca piece "As Time Goes By," so you can have both hands free to drink your gin and moon over your bittersweet memories of that one time you were in Paris.

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