*First and foremost: Burgers named after metal bands. What, no Black Angus Young?
*Fred Meyer stores bring the vinyl back (accidentally). I still buy all my vinyl from garage sales. [e-mail]
*SanDisk buys MusicGremlin, a service-cum-devic that allows users to browse and buy music at WiFi hotspots. This may sound weird, but the next (non-telephonic) music player I buy will probably be a SanDisk. Yeah. Weird.
*Listening Post on Converse, whom we have written about numerous times, due to the fact that they’re hitting the music and retail scenes HARD. New: MP3s from N.E.R.D., Santogold and more.
*Best Week Ever collects 10 New Kids on the Block photos you should not miss. I used to have hair like this. Also, I used to have hair.
*Buzzfeed rounds up disk drive music, in the spirit of other retro-tech mechanical melody making. Thank you.
*Minneapolis music mag Reveille covers “Big Star,” Haley Bonar’s latest release: “Haley Bonar’s Big Star is a shimmering bright spot too good for the coffee shop world.” Also, she makes a mean mocha if you are ever in the St. Anthony Park area.
*Franz Ferdinand’s web site features incredibly soothing record players. [d-prince]
*Required: Fleet Foxes are “modern hippies.” The International Federation of Music Bloggers made me say that. [coerced]
*Off topic: NY Mag takes a deep dive into the meaning of Ashley Alexandra Duprey’s tattoo. (I still don’t know what it means.)
*Off topic and local: If you are in the Twin Cities, I suggest visiting Blondie’s in St. Paul on Snelling. I HIGHLY recommend the carrot cake, and have the physique to prove it. I am not kidding. Thank you.