Hangin' Out, in the Street 

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Literary Coup

And now, a totally random factoid from Rob Jovanovic's book Big Star: The Short Life, Painful Death, and Unexpected Resurrection of the Kings of Power Pop

Chris Bell used to hate spaghetti, as it reminded him of worms. After he became a born-again Christian, however, he ate spaghetti all the time.


Pressing Dilemma

Trying to decide whether to risk dragging your ladyfriend to see Ornette Coleman Saturday night at the San Francisco Jazz Festival

He is unlikely, after all, to perform anything from the Garden State soundtrack.


This Song Will Change Your Life

The Cocker Spaniels' "The Only Black Guy at the Indie Rock Show."

Poignant and self-explanatory. MySpace.com/CSpaniels


Internet Distraction

A blindfolded Asian kid playing music from Super Mario Brothers, arranged for solo piano.

The ragtime figure from the underwater world (level 2-2, you'll recall) is particularly moving. Koreus.com/files/200407/mariobros_piano.html


Radio

Live 105, adrift in a post-Howard Stern universe.

Do whatever you want; just leave Party Ben and his awful mashups out of it.

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