Here's a short Wednesday dose of links for ya. (Hey, yesterday's post was huge!)

"Homecoming," Kanye West's collaboration with Chris Martin leaked. I like it. Listen at Hype.

Band of Horses is offering a free MP3 from its upcoming album over at MySpace. Jimmy Eat World, who I totally forgot about, is streaming a new track as well. I used to rock "Lucky Denver Mint" (video here) all the time.

Stereogum has a cool new video from Okkervil River.

Also, supposedly Britney Spears' comeback single could be out by next week (and it's not that horrible thing that surfaced last week). Here's hoping it's a marvel of autotuned pop slickness.

Could Jeff Fahey be playing Jacob on Lost? A lot of folks seem to think so. He's certainly playing somebody.

Slate uses the Kid Nation hullabaloo to ask: Do the contestants on a reality show count as professional actors?

AV Club's "My Year of Flops" examines Larry David's Sour Grapes. (Don't worry, after all that wordy introductory nonsense, there's an article in there.)

Do Timbaland and Justin Timberlake need to chill for a sec? I say yes.

43 Folders explains the "perfect" iTunes equalizer setting. (via LHB)

A few links from Pop Candy:

•CBGB founder Hilly Kristal died yesterday of complications from lung cancer. He was 75.

•MTV News features comic book master and Lost scribe Brian K. Vaughan.

•Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale) has a new movie starring Nicole Kidman and Jack Black. Watch the trailer.

•Daniel Lanois offered Rolling Stone an update on the new U2 album in progress.

Finally, Beethoven: MURDERED?