* John Darnielle has begun his guest blogging stint over at the Powell's blog. Do check it out here. You will be rewarded with metal.
* I've been a fan of the blog 20 Jazz Funk Greats for a while now, which is neither a blog about jazz funk greats, nor a blog solely about Throbbing Gristle, but I suppose it does make sense that they would dedicate a post to Drew Daniel's 33 1/3 on Throbbing Gristle's 20 Jazz Funk Greats. Some great tracks are embedded in the post!
* Next up is Max Abelson's Super Groovy Music/Video Spectacular, which is a daily dose of youtube links loosely curated along these lines: Monday 60s, Tuesday 70s, Wednesday 80s, Thursday 90s, Friday 00s. Whenever I start playing around on youtube I always end up watching that lady fall over while stomping grapes, so it's nice to have someone steer me in a more worthwhile direction (still love the grape lady though).
* And finishing things off today is the following OpEd from the Morning News, Two Minutes and 42 Seconds In Heaven, in which the author weighs in on the ideal length of a pop song. Good stuff.
"Three minutes is where bloat starts to set in. Where the band thinks: Hey, let’s do the chorus seven times. Hey, let’s give the saxophone guy a real moment to shine on this one. Hey, let’s add another bridge."