Big news, sad news: Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton was found dead at his Ann Arbor home this morning. R.I.P.

Andrew Bird is streaming his new Noble Beast at NPR, plus a bonus album at his site.

Is TV suffering from antihero overload?

I like the idea of Lupe Fiasco performing "in Britface."

The New York Times profiles the women of Saturday Night Live.

EW lists 25 great TV doctors in honor of Nip/Tuck's return.

Wow, it's been two whole years since Sanjaya.

Aren't these bands to look out for in 2009 actually bands you should have been looking out for in 2008? I know my parents are already hip to Fleet Foxes and Vampire Weekend, and so should you be, Buffalo News.

I had been hoping for some new music videos to post yesterday but couldn't find much. Today there are lots of clips, so I'm going to forgo links in favor of videos for the rest of this entry. Kudos to Stereogum for bringing these to light.

First up is Bruce Springsteen's "Life Itself," the lead single from The Boss' new Working On a Dream.

Next up is the new one from +/-, called "Unsung."

Finally, M. Ward has a new clip for "Hold Time." He must be pissed that Ben Gibbard swooped on Zooey like that.

And, OK, you've got to see this too.


Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard