Jens Lekman

Swedish indie pop heartthrob Jens Lekman has contracted swine flu. Lekman related the tale on his site.

The internet is abuzz today about the 20-year-old video for "Liberian Girl," the ninth single off Michael Jackson's Bad, for which Jackson basically rounded up every A-list celebrity of 1989 and had them drink together. Watch it at Videogum.

Speaking of 1989, Pixies are planning a Doolittle tour.

Holla! An extra hour of Lost will air next year, bringing the final season to 18 episodes.

John Mayer's take on Michael Jackson is pretty entertaining, especially his wondering what the reception to Thriller would be like in today's hyperspeed digital music environment.

Musicophilia, Oliver Sacks' book about music and our minds, has been sitting on my shelf for more than a year waiting for a read, but apparently Nova will be covering a lot of the same material on TV tonight.

Pitchfork's 5-10-15-20 talked to RZA about the music that shaped various eras of his life.

Simon Cowell is pretty much guaranteed to be richer than you, especially if he gets a contract like this.

Paste is turning over its entire website to Wilco in honor of Wilco (The Album), which drops today.

Lastly, I can't stop watching this supremely strange yet wonderful video for Dirty Projectors' "Stillness is the Move." Look out for llamas, wolves, parachute pants, choreographed hipster gals and a eerily spinning Dave Longstreth. Enjoy!