THE FOALS drop the video for the single "Olympic Airways."
MORE NEW RELEASES: Albums from Apollo Sunshine, Sam Champion and Brooke Waggoner join Brian Wilson and Birdmonster streaming in full at Spinner.
WHAT IS SOUL? Sharon Jones and Eli "Paperboy" Reed are among those discussing the resurgence of soul music on NPR's Morning Edition. (Thx, Sylvia!)
AKRON/FAMILY do the four free songs thing for Daytrotter, all previously unreleased.
AN EARLY DAVID BOWIE RECORDING of "Mockingbird" was going up for auction yesterday; you can stream it via Last.fm.
THE BANANA SPLITS are making a comeback. Finally. Plus, the L.A. Times gives props to The Dickies and Liz Phair (w/ Material Issue).
THE HOLD STEADY: Craig Finn talks to Reuters about his creative process.
SMOG: Bill Callahan & Co. stopped by Austin's KUT for a chat and mini-set to promote his latest album, 2007's Woke on a Whaleheart.
PETE DOHERTY was revived by medics after a suspected drug overdose while gigging in Austria.
JERRY REED, the singer-actor responsible for "When You're Hot, You're Hot," "East Bound and Down," and "She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)", has died of complications from emphysema at 71.
LINDSAY LOHAN thinks that Bristol Palin's teen pregnancy is a distraction from the real issues in the US presidential campaign. It doesn't sound like Li-Lo agrees with GOP VP pick Sarah Palin's politics, but Lohan's distaste for an intrusive media is not all that surprising.
DAVID DUCHOVNY: Pals suggest his sex addiction is pr0n, not adultery. DD's wife, Téa Leoni is sitting this year's Toronto International Film Festival out.
BRITNEY SPEARS: Reunited with her badboy former lover Adnan Ghalib?
JACKO dating Pam Anderson after bonded over their love of plastic surgery? I doub that, but too funny not to share.
ROALD DAHL, author of Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, James & the Giant Peach, etc., was an undercover British spy who seems to have been as... social... as James Bond.
TOM-KAT UPDATE: Cruise has realized he's better off funny. Holmes's Broadway debut will be protested by anti-Scientology activists.
IN A WORLD without Voiceover King Don LaFontaine, movie trailers will be a lot less dramatic. People embeds a cool bioclip, including LaFontaine knocking out answering machine messages just for fun.
THE SUN had fewer sunspots recently than in the last 50-100 years. Three previous such events -- the Dalton, Maunder, and Spörer Minimums, have all led to rapid global cooling.
HURRICANE GUSTAV DISASTER RELIEF aided by Air Force surveillance satellites.
IRAQ is largely rid of foreign fighters recruited by insurgent groups such as Al-Qaeda, a top police commander said on Monday.
COW. Washing machine.
GIANT SPIDER from Afghanistan kills soldier's dog in Britain. (Thx, Dad!)
BATS take turns manning the sonar.
CAT RESCUED after six nights in a tree. Pics and video at the link. Squirrels involved.
THE SWARM: Super-sized cicada-killing wasps are an annual plague upon southeastern Pennsylvania.
GREAT WHITE SHARK caught on camera off the coast of Wales. What say you, Police Chief Brody?