Links for 5.5.08: Cyrus’ tweens, dating indie chicks, Bach’s back…

by Josh Kimball

*Dating the women of indie rock. The cons of dating Ms. Cat Power: “Is crazy. Emotional volatility means that she requires higher maintenance than a Volkswagen Jetta.” [jim ray]

*Holy fucking awesome: The Black Oven is a heavy metal cooking blog. [getty images]

*You have most likely heard: The Slip = more freebies from NIN.

*Tweens don’t really care about Miley Cyrus’ naked back appearing on Vanity Fair, says Ad Age. [ypulse]

*Sebastian Bach is going emo. Previously, as you may recall, he went hip-hop on MTV.

*Ars weighs in with kind of a non-story about Merlin, the virtual 5th major music label, and its 12,000 indie acts. The one nugget: it’s working with MySpace on the social network’s coming music offering.

*Universal Music Group buys AbsolutePunk? How long until Merlin comes around offering the listenerd $2/post?

*The Deftones are blogging. [vicarious]

*RUMOR: Scott Stereogum is really still running Stereogum. Also: Bat Boy Gives Birth to 100-year-old Martian (or similar Weekly World News headline). [daily swarm]

*Off topic: Sorry I missed your party. The opposite of Cobrasnake. How many other opposite sites are out there just waiting to be created? [buzzfeed]

*Off topic: I like both Twitter and Someecards. [laughing squid]