My Internet connection is crawling today, so this might be a short links day.

Justin Timberlake was in town last night, and Aaron Beck was there to review it. I would have liked to have seen the show myself, but you can't have everything you want, I suppose.

Apparently Hugh Grant's songs from Music and Lyrics are burning up the charts in real life.

Hey, the Internet is back to full speed! Let's hurry up and see what else I can find...

Pitchfork ran a cool feature yesterday about the music scene in Antarctica. Chris Dahlen continues to do a good job of finding cool stories and telling them in a way that anyone can appreciate.

I don't know how interested you are in the ethics of using anonymous sources, but The San Francisco Chronicle has an interesting look at the topic through the prism of the Barry Bonds-BALCO case. (via Romenesko)

The two big satellite radio companies, XM and Sirius, plan to merge. No word yet on whether the government will let them.

My Internet connection is crawling today, so this might be a short links day.

Justin Timberlake was in town last night, and Aaron Beck was there to review it. I would have liked to have seen the show myself, but you can't have everything you want, I suppose.

Apparently Hugh Grant's songs from Music and Lyrics are burning up the charts in real life.

Hey, the Internet is back to full speed! Let's hurry up and see what else I can find...

Pitchfork ran a cool feature yesterday about the music scene in Antarctica. Chris Dahlen continues to do a good job of finding cool stories and telling them in a way that anyone can appreciate.

I don't know how interested you are in the ethics of using anonymous sources, but The San Francisco Chronicle has an interesting look at the topic through the prism of the Barry Bonds-BALCO case. (via Romenesko)

The two big satellite radio companies, XM and Sirius, plan to merge. No word yet on whether the government will let them.

I'm kind of surprised Thom Yorke is responding to typical barbs from Noel Gallagher.

I'm even more surprised—and amused—that 24 dissuaded singer Akon from running for president in Senegal. (Spoiler alert: Don't read this if you haven't made it to Season 5 of the show.)

DIY legend Ian MacKaye spoke with the A.V. Club.

The Times has a story about the lengths TV networks are going to to avoid being crushed by American Idol.

Here, a PopMatters writer defends her love for Bright Eyes.

Haven't watched Heroes yet, but you can discuss it here, here and here. And here.

I saw 24, though, and I'm glad to report that it's finally got me on the edge of my seat. Discuss here, here and here. Aaaaaand here.

That Monday night show I used to watch, Studio 60, is gone to hiatus (and maybe gone for good) to make room for The Black Donnelys. Its pilot is up for viewing at Yahoo.

And finally, today would have been Kurt Cobain's 40th birthday. Discuss here and here, and don't let the bile get you in the eye.