*Music marketing: Read up on the success story of the “Now That’s What I Call Music” series. It’s persevering even in a down market. (The article includes a great quote from Hootie of Hootie and the Blowfish.)
*Body art: Stephen Baldwin has been forced to get a Hannah Montana tattoo. At least it wasn’t a Zac Efron tattoo.
*Album covers: Nirvana’s “Nevermind” baby, now 17, recreates his classic album cover pose. (But with pants.)
*Obits: Mitch Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix’s drummer, has died. My dad once saw Jimi Hendrix shoot up. Not kidding. I think it was in Atlanta.
*Covers: Cat Power will be releasing more covers on December 8th, including music originally from The Pogues and CCR.
*Politics: My day-job colleague Kate Muhl waxes poetical about BAMALOT, a land where Obama reigns and ladies in flats are celebrated.