Welcome to the week, fair readers! I had a fabulous weekend riding bikes, watching another Crew win, eating at Waffle House, etc. How was yours?
Our calendar editor, Nikki Davis, turned up a link to a flossy high-rise project in Portland called The John Ross. Unfortunately, all I found when I searched "The Chris DeVille" was an old sentimental column I wrote for my college newspaper and a discussion of one of my stories on a Red Wanting Blue message board. Alas.
I think I'm going to start trying to offer a band of the day again. Comment to remind me if I don't post one. Today we'll go with No Age, whose singles collection Weirdo Rippers is throwing the Internet into fits of euphoria. I'm liking it quite a bit as well. Perhaps a review later.
I still haven't watched an episode of Flight of the Conchords, but I keep seeing this awesome clips online. Seems one brave pirate (or cowardly pirate, depending on how you look at it) has posted some entire episodes up at YouTube, and several more clips (plus an unaired episode) are up at HBO's site. Also, a Stereogum user posted this archive of their non-TV material.
On that tip, Variety explains why cable's vast array of quality programming might actually be a problem as far as ratings are concerned.
Buzz about The Simpsons Movie (including a nude Bart) sounds interesting to say the least.
Daytrotter has a live session from The National. Hang your holiday rainbow lights in the garden.
Pitchfork has an interview with Debbie Harry.
Spin posted its full interview with 50 Cent. Note to Charles Aaron, though: It was The Game, not 50, who said "I'm rap's MVP."
Status Ain't Hood also chimed in on 50.
Largehearted Boy posted its Interesting CD Releases and Interesting DVD Releases.
Finally, are these really the seven coolest geeks on TV?