- A national crisis was averted late yesterday afternoon when Lady Gaga approved a parody song by Weird Al Yankovic called “Perform This Way.” Gaga — or her management — refused to give permission to let Yankovic put the parody on his upcoming album, but after a day of rage from Yankies the Internet around, Team Gaga reversed its earlier decision. Interesting tidbit — a record executive told Weird Al that he thought Nirvana’s “Nevermind” sold an additional one million copies thanks to “Smells Like Nirvana.”
- Maryland governer Martin O’Malley, to Baltimore indie rock duo Wye Oak: “Love the new album. I'd like to invite you to come to the State House to see the Wye Oak desk. DM me so we can coordinate.” How sweet. O’Malley is a rocker himself, of course.
Clicky shuffle: Your random song for Thursday morning:
- The Descendents, “It’s a Hectic World”