Random Links (Paris Hilton Free Edition)

First, thanks for this! Here are some things you might find interesting:

  • Beloved alt-country forefathers The Jayhawks officially called it quits today. Stereogum always liked this tune: The Jayhawks – “Waiting For The Sun”

  • The Gates for cats.

  • Fader’s got a blog (recommended for Catchdubs fans).

  • From The Daily Show 2/16: Stephen Colbert on bloggers (.wmv). (Link via The Big Ticket.)

  • Children’s TV show Pancake Mountain brings Arcade Fire and Fiery Furnaces to a tot near you. (Via More Cowbell.)

  • Springfieldisforgayloversofmarriage.com, as seen in Sunday’s Simpsons.

  • 3/21/05 Virgin Megastore Union Square: “Queens of the Stone Age fans … You might want to keep an ear to the ground on this one. It’s gonna be BIG!”

  • An interview with Uncle Grambo!

  • As reported by Brooklyn Vegan and others, Hilary Duff attempted the trifecta of downtown cool this weekend by hitting Misshapes, LIT and Motherfucker. The Internet’s own Ultragrrrl played hostess and let Miss Duff DJ these tunes for the hipsters at Misshapes:

    Depeche Mode “Personal Jesus” / The Smiths “This Charming Man” / Aretha Franklin “Respect” / The Faint “Worked Up So Sexual” / Muse “Hysteria” / Gwen Stefani “What You Waiting For” / The Killers “Mr. Brightside (Remix)” / YYYs “Y Control” / Madonna “Express Yourself” / Pulp “Common People” / Le Tigre “Nanny Nanny Boo”

    No word yet on what was in Hilary’s bag.

  • Holy Jayhawks! Blink-182 announce indefinite hiatus.

  • Lindsayism presents The Ritalin Readings Guide To Love @ Pianos, Wednesday 2/23, 8pm. Readers are Mike Albo (The Underminer) with Virginia Heffernan (My Price Point), Alex Balk (TMFTML), Patrick Borelli (Premium Blend, Conan O’Brien), Jessica Coen (Gawker), Will Leitch (The Black Table), and Bob Castrone (My Blog Is Poop, Best Week Ever). We’re encouraging Jessica to read Gawker hate mail. Hopefully Bob will be talking about Lionel Richie.

  • The Natural History put a new MP3 on their site.
    Natural History – “Princeton Junction” (thanks Catbirdseat for the heads up.)

  • Ryan Adams has lost his mind. (Link via Trent/Rachel.)

  • 1903-page record of the panel that indicted Michael Jackson on molestation charges is at The Smoking Gun.

  • Looking good, Brit! (Via Britney Zone.)

  • Stream “Railroad Man” from the excellent new Eels album (best since Daisies Of The Galaxy).

  • Jake Fogelnest and Paul Scheer are taking over K-ROCK (92.3) starting tonight! For the rest of the week the Best Week Ever boys get to do whatever the fuck they want (aside from cursing) from 10pm-2am. Tune in!

  • Stream the new Garbage single “Why Do You Love Me?” Win | Real

  • Another great O.C. mix CD on the way.

  • My friend Stacy, who was actually in Thailand when the tsunami hit, has put together a fantastic indie rock benefit concert.

    Wednesday 3/2 @ Crash Mansion (199 Bowery), Doors 7pm
    The Fever
    The Natural History
    Blue Sparks
    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

    Silent auction (hosted by Demetri Martin!) prizes include VIP tickets to Coachella, VIP membership to Summerstage, signed cds and other stuff from Duran Duran, Ben Folds, Le Tigre and more.

    All of the money raised will be donated to The Lanta Fund which is helping fisherman and other local people on Koh Lanta repair their homes and boats to get them back in business.