telling minor stories to avoid a major one


Linkdown: 7/27/10 by Barbecue Bros

Interview with “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner by Alan Sepinwall

– Vulture awesomely takes a look at what real life events happened during the hiatus between “Mad Men” seasons (that is, between December 16, 1963 and November 26, 1964) and how it might have affected the characters in the show

– Vulture’s also got a guide to the women of Don Draper

– Sunday’s premiere also showed a new-ish concept to 1964, “the promiscuous mingling of art and copy” between Peggy and layout designer Joey

The random roles of Andy Daly, who plays the awesome Principle Cutler on “East Bound and Down”

Some deets on the upcoming Goonies 25th anniversary box set

– Cinematical’s 2010 Comic-Con Awards

– Flavorwire’s 10 Glaring Omissions from Spin’s Top 125 Albums of the Past 25 Years, including Kid A, Neutral Milk Hotel and Salt N’ Pepa (?!)

Interview with Diplo on Major Lazer, M.I.A. and all the hate he supposedly gets from journalists

– Yesterday would have been Stanley Kubrick’s 82nd birthday



Linkdown: 7/15/10 by Barbecue Bros

Diplo is not really a fan of M.I.A.‘s latest album

– Vulture: Is Inception the Anti-Avatar?

– After a very successful opening weekend, a Despicable Me sequel is now in the works

– James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) and Ryan Adams are among the musicians contributing to a literary magazine

– Some Belle and Sebastian news: a new song, a new tour and a new album

A few details on the David Milch, Michael Mann and Dustin Hoffman HBO show “Luck”

– In honor of Bastille Day yesterday: 10 Sexy French Men Who Have Made Legitimate Cultural Contributions which includes director Michel Gondry, chef Eric Ripert and Francois Truffaut alter-ego actor Jean-Pierre Leaud



Linkdown: 7/14/10 by Barbecue Bros
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Interview with Rob Corddry, co-creator of the hilarious “Scrubs”/”Grey’s Anatomy” spoof “Children’s Hospital”

– Peter Weller (aka RoboCop) joins the cast of “Dexter”

10 Kids’ Book Heroines Who Need a Sassy Gay Friend

A roundup of the “meanest and funniest” reviews of M.I.A.‘s latest album

Wilco have left their record label Nonesuch and will possibly be starting a label of their own

Interview with the ridiculously hot Christina Hendricks, co-star of “Mad Men,” on her Emmy nomination

Interview with Amy Poehler on her Emmy nomination

– Tim Goodman’s Emmy snubs and surprises

– Spin’s 20 Best Albums of the Year thus far, a pretty decent list



Linkdown: 6/3/10 by Barbecue Bros

– In case you missed it yesterday, an interview with James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem

– EW’s wishlist of Hobbit potential director replacements for Guillermo del Toro

– James Cameron refers to everyone dealing with the gulf oil spill as “morons”

– Speaking of the HMFIC, Titanic will be rereleased in 3-D in 2012, to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the ship’s tragic sinking

– The New York Times issues a correction for the recent M.I.A. profile, admitting that some quotes were presented out of order (via Flavorwire)

The National will be touring with Owen Pallett later this year, including a Raleigh stop in October

– The video for the Neon Indian-produced Miniature Tigers track “Gold Skull”

– Flavorwire: 10 Great Music Documentaries to Watch Online for Free, including films on Brian Eno, Pixies, and The Flaming Lips



Linkdown: 5/12/10 by Barbecue Bros

Ben Folds covers Elliott Smith in the latest AV Undercover

Interview with legendary B-movie director and producer Roger Corman

Psycho gets a 5.1 surround sound Blu-ray release

– Andy Kaufman may or may not have opened a Twitter account and may or may not be appearing this Sunday at The Comedy Store in LA

M.I.A. names her album / \ / \ / \ Y / \ (“Maya,” her name), pushes its release back two weeks to July 13

Interview with Broken Social Scene masterminds Kevin Drew and Charles Spearin

– Consequence of Sound has video of MGMT, Jónsi, The National, and LCD Soundsystem, who all played last night on late night tv

– Rapper Gucci Mane was let out of prison this morning

– Props from “Lost” are making their way to auction; full list of the 100 items here (via The Live Feed)



Linkdown: 4/20/10 by Barbecue Bros

Retribution Gospel Choir covers “Kokomo” on this week’s AV Undercover

Interview with “The Office” secretary Ellie Kemper

“The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Reportare extended through 2013 and 2012, respectively

– Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce and “Mad Men” returns on July 25

– New M.I.A. 3D images to promote her upcoming album that drops on June 29

– Pitchfork’s Coachella recap; Coachella also signs a long term lease

Jónsi gives some details on his debut album and the Sigur Rós hiatus

– Vulture: Bond 23 is on Hold…Indefinite Hold



Linkdown: 3/24/10 by Barbecue Bros

Diplo on the new M.I.A. album:

“…It’s sort of like an Animal Collective/ gospel/ giant-drum record. And she’s singing on it. I think you might expect some rap/club music, but nothing on there. It’s more of a heavy record. All kinds of different sounds. We did, like, a punk thing. … It’s weird.”

Blitzen Trapper announce a new album, Destroyers of the Void, to be released on Sub Pop on June 8

Photos from the first show of The xx and jj‘s tour; will be seeing both of them tomorrow night and can’t wait

Ben Folds is not the Chatroullette piano guy (that guy’s name is Merton), but he did pay tribute to him at his recent show in Charlotte

An entertaining memo from David Mamet to writers from his now-canceled show “The Unit”

– Will Forte, Kristen Wiig and Jorma Taccone discuss MacGruber

The Strokes are recording music, just not with Julian Casablancas (yet)

The 10 most redundant things that are put on movie posters (via Vulture)

– The Ryan Adams unreleased album Blackhole is apparently finished