So, as someone who's never seen more than a few episodes of The Sopranos, do you think I can manage to avoid finding out what happened last night long enough to blaze through seven sets of DVDs? So far, so good, but the day is young. Anyway, on to the links...

Stephen Saito ran a fun feature at Premiere called "20 Movies Not Coming Soon to a Theater Near You." It's about films that deserve to be resurrected from "development Hell," and it raises a lot of interesting possibilities, though I gotta say I would NOT like to see A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius adapted for the screen, especially not with Tom Cruise as Dave Eggers.

Pitchfork has an interview with Deerhunter's strange-looking singer.

The latest ridiculous Arcade Fire publicity stunt is here.

Also, your daily Kanye leak is here (with John Mayer on the hook). Stereogum has video of an old version of the song.

Variety looks at the coming flood of movie-toy tie-ins. Speaking of which, Thundercats will be all CGI. (via Pop Candy)

Apparently the new trend in NYC is dumping out your CD collection on the sidewalk. Call me old-fashioned, but I'd love to stumble upon such a stash, even if it was just old Whitney Houston albums or something.

"As the weather warms and New Yorkers wrap up their spring cleaning, more and more CDs are going the way of the cassette and the eight-track tape. While some iPod owners are selling their albums to iPod-challenged friends and neighbors, others are simply dumping entire collections on the sidewalk. Either way, it's almost impossible to walk down the street without tripping over the city's aural histories. Call it CD roadkill." (via Idolator)

More links after the jump...

So, as someone who's never seen more than a few episodes of The Sopranos, do you think I can manage to avoid finding out what happened last night long enough to blaze through seven sets of DVDs? So far, so good, but the day is young. Anyway, on to the links...

Stephen Saito ran a fun feature at Premiere called "20 Movies Not Coming Soon to a Theater Near You." It's about films that deserve to be resurrected from "development Hell," and it raises a lot of interesting possibilities, though I gotta say I would NOT like to see A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius adapted for the screen, especially not with Tom Cruise as Dave Eggers.

Pitchfork has an interview with Deerhunter's strange-looking singer.

The latest ridiculous Arcade Fire publicity stunt is here.

Also, your daily Kanye leak is here (with John Mayer on the hook). Stereogum has video of an old version of the song.

Variety looks at the coming flood of movie-toy tie-ins. Speaking of which, Thundercats will be all CGI. (via Pop Candy)

Apparently the new trend in NYC is dumping out your CD collection on the sidewalk. Call me old-fashioned, but I'd love to stumble upon such a stash, even if it was just old Whitney Houston albums or something.

"As the weather warms and New Yorkers wrap up their spring cleaning, more and more CDs are going the way of the cassette and the eight-track tape. While some iPod owners are selling their albums to iPod-challenged friends and neighbors, others are simply dumping entire collections on the sidewalk. Either way, itís almost impossible to walk down the street without tripping over the cityís aural histories. Call it CD roadkill." (via Idolator)

More links after the jump...

Nerve offers Sex Advice From Librarians.

Here's another bit on the politics of Knocked Up, because I'm still interested even if I still haven't seen it (I know, I know).

AV Club wonders if improv is ruining comedy.

Gus Van Sant is directing an adaptation of Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.

Status Ain't Hood looks at "the battle for the heart of R&B."

The New Pornographers have an interesting way of beating pirates: Pre-order the album, stream it for free until it comes out. Also, they're offering lots of free downloads if you buy early, including B-sides, rarities and songs that haven't even been recorded yet.

Here are Largehearted Boy's Interesting DVD Releases for the week, and here are the Interesting CD Releases.

The Rolling Stones headlined a UK festival, bringing rock completely full circle. Can we start over now?

And yeah, by the time I finished putting this post together, I found out what happened on The Sopranos last night, sort of. Damn it.