As you might know by now, Tuesday is my "barrel headfirst into the deadline, causing a painful collision" day, so let's get to this link stuff right away:
The soundtrack to I'm Not There, Todd Haynes' film about Bob Dylan, sounds nearly as intriguing as the movie.
Indie rock news of the weird: Guitarist Nels Cline has caused Wilco to miss a few tour dates thanks to chicken pox, and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin played a gig in Russia.
The poxed-up Cline gave an interview to PopMatters (likely pre-pox).
For its series on Diamond-selling records, Stylus looks back at Fleetwood Mac's Rumours.
Wait a minute, you mean HBO might not renew Flight of the Conchords? WTF? (Also, John From Cincinnati is toast.)
I'm still eagerly anticipating the Arcade Fire/LCD Soundsystem show at LC Pavilion Oct. 5. Turns out the pair are putting out a split 7-inch, which only serves to increase my delight.
This week Spinner is streaming albums by Junior Senior, the Rentals and You Say Party! We Say Die!, among others.
Idolator has a video interview with Tokyo Police Club.
The Van Halen tour is back on again, and it's coming to Cleveland.
EW's readers picked out Hollywood's worst supporting performances and best movie taglines.
NME is streaming M.I.A.'s new album, Kala.
AV Club interviewed D.L. Hughley.
Is this really necessary? And doesn't a jump drive defeat the locked-in sequence of a mixtape?
If it wasn't for the fact that this month bore me (and my dad, for that matter), I might agree with this anti-August screed.
Speaking of August, what are summer reading lists looking like these days? (via LHB)
Finally, this has nothing to do with pop culture, but I thought I should post it anyway.