Lionel Richie.. Huge in Baghdad
Odds and ends:
Apparently Lionel Richie, he who wrote some of the sappiest, crappiest songs of the early-80's, is the biggest thing going in Baghdad. Frankly, if this is true, maybe the Iraqis do need a good little civil war to shake things up a bit. (Link via I Am Fuel, You Are Friends.)
And if you want proof as to the utter terribleness of Lionel's early-80's output, take yourself a listen to his beautiful little love song, "Hello". Alternatively, find a gun and shoot yourself. You'll thank me for it. (Link via Come Pick Me Up.)
OR, if it's actual quality music you're looking for, though, Kwaya Na Kisser has Bob Dylan's entire set from Jazz Fest last month up.
Also, RBally has a live Pixies set from 1987. Awesome.
Current "it" band, at least for this blogger, Margot and the Nuclear So and So's, has a new video for their song "Quiet As A Mouse". Head over to My Old Kentucky Blog to check it out.
Pop Matters has a great interview with Alec Ounsworth of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! here. The band's new album is being produced by Dave Fridman -- awesome.
Music is Art has a bunch of covers of the Stones' "Sympathy For The Devil", including versions by Guns n' Roses, Jane's Addiction, Talking Heads, and, err, Guster.
And, veering off the subject of music for a moment, here are 20 Things You Won't Like About Microsoft Vista. Ha ha. Maybe should spend a few more years in development.