I thought this had already been settled, but AMC officially announced that Mad Men will return for a third season. Of course, if they don't work out a deal with series creator Matthew Weiner, this is actually awful news. (PS They should NEVER let Jennifer Aniston on the show.)

Mike Watt memorialized his late Stooges bandmate Ron Asheton in The LA Times.

Gothamist has an interview with Human Giant comedian Aziz Ansari.

The first wave of bands for SXSW '09 has been announced. Many more will be added.

Merge Records is throwing a 20th anniversary bash.

Hilariously, somebody actually mailed a box of poop to an MTV executive.

Slate has a story dubbed "I was a Bollywood extra."

Akon actually mixes his songs so they'll sound best as mobile ringtones.

Uhhh... Grey's Anatomy video game?

PopMatters recaps the best of music journalism in 2008.

What is with this recent pop cultural fascination with the circus? Britney Spears, T-Pain and the new owners of High Five are all in on the trend. Now PBS too?

The Daily Swarm linked to a cool video retrospective called "Jimmy Page at 65."

Lastly, here's the clip for "Ulysses," the first single from Franz Ferdinand's upcoming Tonight: Franz Ferdinand. It starts out surprisingly minimal before bursting out like the Franz we know (and love?). But wait! There's more! Just 'cause I like you, I'll throw in a bonus video after the jump, namely "Crooked Head" by F---ed Up. As usual, thanks Stereogum!

I thought this had already been settled, but AMC officially announced that Mad Men will return for a third season. Of course, if they don't work out a deal with series creator Matthew Weiner, this is actually awful news. (PS They should NEVER let Jennifer Aniston on the show.)

Mike Watt memorialized his late Stooges bandmate Ron Asheton in The LA Times.

Gothamist has an interview with Human Giant comedian Aziz Ansari.

The first wave of bands for SXSW '09 has been announced. Many more will be added.

Merge Records is throwing a 20th anniversary bash.

Hilariously, somebody actually mailed a box of poop to an MTV executive.

Slate has a story dubbed "I was a Bollywood extra."

Akon actually mixes his songs so they'll sound best as mobile ringtones.

Uhhh... Grey's Anatomy video game?

PopMatters recaps the best of music journalism in 2008.

What is with this recent pop cultural fascination with the circus? Britney Spears, T-Pain and the new owners of High Five are all in on the trend. Now PBS too?

The Daily Swarm linked to a cool video retrospective called "Jimmy Page at 65."

Lastly, here's the clip for "Ulysses," the first single from Franz Ferdinand's upcoming Tonight: Franz Ferdinand. It starts out surprisingly minimal before bursting out like the Franz we know (and love?). But wait! There's more! Just 'cause I like you, I'll throw in a bonus video after the jump, namely "Crooked Head" by F---ed Up. As usual, thanks Stereogum!