Weekly Roundup

Celebrity Quote of the Week: “While I have as much fun as anyone else reading and quoting them, let’s face it, most ‘Chuck Norris Facts’ describe someone with supernatural, superhuman powers. They’re describing a superman character. And in the history of this planet, there has only been one real Superman. It’s not me.”
— Chuck Norris in his new column. He’s just trying to get you to come closer so he can kick you in the face.

We are sorry to say goodbye to Rbally and Clever Titles Are So Last Summer. Best of luck in your future endeavors!

New contrast podcast highlights the one song you love by the band you hate. Matt from Earfarm, I’m ashamed of you, but thanks for sending in “Cherub Rock”! It sent me back in time to 1993, when I used to listen to “Siamese Dream” over and over on the bus ride to school.

In Slate Magazine, Sam Anderson ponders the cultural relevance of Weird Al Yankovic.

Rococo records is releasing a 7″ vinyl of Casiotone For the Painfully Alone’s cover of “Graceland.” I would give my right arm to hear it, but alas, I am vinyl-retarded.

At Moistworks, a couple posts on Turkish music.

In Harp magazine, you can read about the origins of some of the songs on the Crane Wife. Those crazy Leningradians! What will they do next?

It requires a plugin I don’t have, and there’s no way in hell I’ll download a plugin from AOL, but here is a place you can stream Damien Rice’s new album for freeski.

At the Aquarium Drunkard, Blonde on Blonde Dylan outtakes. Useful for something, one would imagine.

Via Stereogum, video for the new Cansei De Ser Sexy song. It’s their best yet — i.e., it’s actually listenable — but the video begs the question: “what are YOU looking at, freaky cat?”

And via Who Killed the Mixtape, the video for the Black Keys’s “Your Touch.” Whatever I was expecting, it was not some lady puking up an egg. Seriously, what is these guys’ fascination with eggs?

Video from Jibjab.com: Shawshank In One Minute and also in rap form (not safe for work).

And lastly, from Slate again, The Devil Is In the Retailers — unexpectedly funny. If you, uh, have a sense of humor like mine.

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