1. Johnny Rotten Graffiti Is "Important" Say Academics.
Ill illustrations discovered on the walls of the Sex Pistols' old London flat may be as important as early Beatles recordings, say booksmart-types. Bonus: an, ahem, ballsy caricature of Sid Vicious.
[ BBC ]
2. The Roots' Walk-On Music For Michele Bachmann Was Ha-Ha Funny, But...
Second guessing The Roots' choice of "L.A.B." from a politically sympathetic non-fanatic of the b-word. Maybe they shoulda done Fishbone's "Ugly" instead.
[ Village Voice ]
3. The 2011 HipHopDX Turkey Awards.
Thanksgiving has passed, but hip-hop turkey awards are the gifts that keep on givin'.
[ HipHopDX ]
4. The Numero Group Visits United Record Pressing.
Watch how those round plastic things called records get manufactured and elaborately packaged in this Nashville vinyl-making wonderland. (Cue Willie Wonka theme music.)
[ Numero Group ]
5. Popcast: Box Set Deluge.
From Nevermind to Operation Doomsday : so many box sets (that so many of you will illegally download), so little time! Ben Ratliff and Jon Caramanica discuss.
[ NY Times ]