Lots of weekend music and soccer talk on the way, but first here's some quick Monday links.
I hope this story is still accessible by the time you click to it. It's a fantastic Washington Post feature that I would rather not describe too much, but I will say three things. It poses the question, "Can one of the nation's great musicians cut through the fog of a D.C. rush hour?" It's a gorgeous study of our society's relationship to beauty. And it will take you a while to read, but every minute will be worth it.
Pitchfork has a great interview with Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, whose new album Era Vulgaris hits in June.
This photo is cute. Gotta love serendipity.
Alive photographer Will Shilling will be either pleased or dismayed to know that a Clash of the Titans remake is in the works.
Disturbia led the box office, and Shia LeBeouf hosted SNL even though he is not famous enough to do so yet. Supposedly this OC-style parody from the show is funny, but I haven't screened it yet.
Speaking of parodies, The Onion's Masters coverage is worth a read and a guffaw.
Apparently Jeff Buckley wrote some apology to Bob Dylan or something.
Here is a preview of what to expect from the second season of Friday Night Lights... you know, assuming it happens. And a Price Is Right host search update.
Heard about New York's risqué condom campaign?
Edward Norton, strangely, will play the Incredible Hulk.
Lastly, I am linking to that Feist video from last week again because I love it so much. She is your band of the day.