Compiled by Ryan

The links:

-Worlds are colliding: first, Thom Yorke (Radiohead) recruited Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) to play in his backing band, and now there’s news that Lil Wayne will appear on the new Weezer album.

-You can now check out the full list of Pitchfork’s Top 200 Albums of the Decade, starting here.

-The LA Times has a good piece about the current season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, including some thoughts from Larry David on the Seinfeld reunion arc.

-I’m not sure why, but James Franco is guest starring in a “lengthy story arc” on General Hospital.

USA Today has a brief piece on the upcoming Date Night, which stars Tina Fey and Steve Carell.

-Tyrannosaurus Rex (T-Rex if you’re cool) may have died from a throat infection?  Weak.

The YouTube highlights:

David Letterman revealed on last night’s show that he was involved in an extortion case.  You can read more about it here, but the basic story is that Letterman had multiple affairs with staffers from his show and a producer threatened to go public with the information unless the Late Show host paid him $2 million.  Normally this is a little too TMZ for this site, but the confession may be remembered as a big point in Late Show history:

New music spotlight:

Alberta CrossBroken Side of Time

Ever since I got the excellent The Thief and the Heartbreaker EP back in early 2007 I’ve been looking forward to hearing more from Alberta Cross.  Their new full length is much slicker, cleaner, and, honestly, more bland than the aforementioned EP, but there are still some good moments that deliver on the promise of the bands’ enormous talent:

Alberta Cross – “Song Three Blues” from Broken Side of Time, out now on ATO