In no particular order, and all intended as nothing more than tools for killing time on the Web:
1. My good friend and former colleague Mark Kemp has contributed a swell piece to Paste magazine listing the best songs ever about print journalism. (Remember that?) Some of his favorites... no, wait, I don't want to ruin it. Read it all here.
2. Another friend recently shared this (sometimes not always safe for work) site with me, which boasts a title that can be discreetly expanded to "Look at this (bleeping) hipster." Yes, it can be cruel. But remember, these are folks begging for attention, and the site merely is giving it to them. Can't wait to see how many contenders wind up here from this year's Pitchfork and Lollapalooza festivals!
3. In late January, I had the honor and pleasure of interviewing Patti Smith and filmmaker Jay Sebring as their movie "Dream of Life" was shown at the Block Museum of Art at Northwestern. Just found the video for that night here.