*Neil Young wants to launch a music platform? And doesn’t like iTunes sound quality? (Mainstream consumers don’t care about sound quality, FYI.)
*The Wall Street Journal reports on how indie bands are best selling out today. I would recommend movie soundtracks or Gap commercials. But that’s just me.
*The Wackness, a new movie featuring one of the tiny Olsens, is using a purple 90s mixtape as a promotional tool. And, apparently, that is enough to get a link from me? [complex]
*The 30 Most Adorable Album Covers: What, no little bee? Also, no Sugar Ray? (Hello?)
*Shakira slowly moving toward deal with Live Nation? If you want to know how this will turn out, I recommend watching the hips. They don’t lie.
*Very much off topic: Christopher Hitchens gets waterboarded. As a gimmick, not (explicitly) for his bombast.
*Assorted: Happy birthday, little bro. Also: You would not believe how many people come to this blog searching for Rihanna naked. I don’t know why.