Another abbreviated links session today thanks to my trip to the North American Pizza and Ice Cream Show. I'll report back on that later.

Did you know the new Charlotte character portrayed by Rebecca Mader on Lost was supposed to go to Kristen Bell?

$100,000 for Billy Joel at Shea Stadium? Really?

Status Ain't Hood's roundup of the latest singles from some longstanding R&B stars is one of my favorite reads ever from that blog.

I remember the days when Pitchfork would write about Autechre all the time. They have an interview with one of the banner groups in "Intelligent Dance Music" (remember that?).

"The David Beckham of classical music suffers a crushing blow"? Awesome!

Jimmy Kimmel's retaliation would be funnier if he wasn't letting everybody know about it ahead of time.

What happened to black-centered TV shows?

R. Kelly drama is always a fun way to start your week.

This is not some Flight of the Conchords joke, but it should be: A record audible only to dogs has gone to No. 1 in New Zealand.

I guess other than marketing to dogs, the best way to score a hit these days is to have a song in Guitar Hero or Rock Band.

Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell have all signed on to play Heath Ledger's role in Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

Lastly, are these really the 25 best band logos?