THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:
...with THE PIXIES! The documentary loudQUIETloud is streaming in full via Hulu. Chock full of awesome, is what it is.
THE KNIFE is advance streaming Tomorrow, In A Year. Electro is not really my genre, but it might be yours.
CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG and BECK stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a chat and mini-set. Ms. Gainsbourg also talks to TIME about the collaboration.
FRUIT BATS also stopped by MBE for a chat and mini-set.
JIMI HENDRIX: "Valleys of Neptune" -- the title track from the upcoming LP of unreleased material -- premiered at Spinner.
I SLEPT WITH JOEY RAMONE: Mickey Leigh -- Joey's younger brother -- talks to All Things Considered.
ALL SONGS CONSIDERED: Tracks from the Hotrats, the Besnard Lakes, Surfer Blood, Midlake and more feature in the latest installment of the long-running series.
THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS spawns an extensive streaming playlist in honor of the Saints going to the Big Game.
CHEAP TRICK: "I Want You... to Want Me," on Aussie TV, circa 1979. Nary a cord in sight.
MEMORABLE GRAMMY PERFORMANCES, compiled by NPR.
GIRLS frontman Christopher Owens and his escape from the Children of God cult is just the start of an article from the Austin American-Statesman.
THE 10 BEST FULL-ALBUM COVERS (cover albums, not album covers), according to Flavorwire.
MAGNETIC FIELDS: Stephin Merritt starts an inteview with MetroWeekly by debunking his Wikipedia entry.
FIERY FURNACES: Matthew Friedberger is interviewed by The Flagpole (and vice versa): "The percentage of people in the world who know about us is pretty low. A lot more people know about Coca-Cola and The Beatles," he deadpans. "It's flattering that you know anything about the band at all, frankly."
BOWERBIRDS are profiled by the Santa Barbara Independent.
THE TOP TEN ROCK BIOPICS, according to the Times of London.
CUTOUT BIN: From the MC5 to the Magnetic Fields, from the Byrds to Sonic Youth, from James Brown to the Knack, plus Cracker, the Godfathers, Bob Mould, Chris Bell, the Sweet and more -- this weekend's fortuitous finds are streaming from the Pate page at the ol' HM.
NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases are Edge of Darkness (featuring the return of Mad Mel Gibson), which is currently scoring 60 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; and the rom-com When in Rome, which is scoring 06 percent.
TIGER WOODS: Alleged escort Loredana Jolie says the disgraced golfer is such a freak in bed, his stint in a rehab for sex addiction probably won't cure him.
BRITTANY MURPHY's husband Simon Monjack reveals he's suing Warner Brothers for wrongful death; talks about how drug rumors destroyed Brittany's career; denies rumors that he was drunk on the set of The Caller; and talks about Brittany's final moments.
JESSICA SIMPSON had a windy moment during a business meeting.
BRADGELINA: The real story behind Brad Pitt's new real estate.
LINDSAY LOHAN is going topless in Robert Rodgriguez's Machete.
J.D. SALINGER, reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye, got even more reclusive at 91.
PAKISTAN: Pres. Asif Ali Zardari has a black goat slaughtered at his house almost every day to ward off "evil eyes" and protect him from "black magic."
AFGHANISTAN: Al Jazeera claims that a plan is being considered to pay up to 1 billion to Taliban fighters to persuade them to lay down their arms. Members of the Taliban's leadership council have met secretly with the United Nations representative for Afghanistan to discuss the possibility of laying down their arms, a UN official said on Thursday. Coincidence?
PLAYING WITH A CHICKEN on the New York subway.
OSCAR the LABRADOR had 13 golf balls removed from his stomach after his owner noticed his stomach was rattling.
A DOG had a lucky escape after he got stranded on an ice floe that had carried him over 70 miles up a river and out onto the icy waters of the Baltic Sea.
PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL is not being replaced by a robot.