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All you need to make a beat is bang two sticks together. A child could do it (confidential to percussionists: we're not really serious. Please don't sue for libel). YouTube performers Wax and Herbal T took this idea to its logical conclusion and made a rap song using sounds from Herbal T's toddler son's playground session.

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An alcoholic father routinely dumped angry messages in his son's voicemail, until his son took his words and set them over some beats and piano lines. The resulting track is incredibly dark, but a fascinating way of dealing with your problems.

Song is loaded with language that might be too strong and imagery that might be too graphic for some.

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The kid who said of Thom Yorke "I don't think he's got any friends" is a sharp little guy.

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Next week's agenda: drawing pentagrams with finger paint.

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From a recent Dallas-Los Angeles Major League Soccer match.

Look, we know she's 11, and we also know that people who pick on children online are contemptible bullies with major insecurities about their sexual organs, etc. etc. But a performance this egregious can be a learning opportunity not only for whoever billed her to open the game, but also for her, that she's not (and shouldn't want to be) Christina Aguilera.

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I can't tell if that's a condescending smirk or a pained grimace. Either way, this is totally how Green Day and Blink 182 will be remembered: not as the bands who turned punk into pop, but who were punk. Sorry, 1977!