Squee! There's a new Clientele album in the works! Even though most of their back catalog is available on eMusic, I haven't really explored any of it yet because I'm still pretty stuck on Strange Geometry. It's just such a beautiful collection of songs. I'm not alarmed about the prospect of their doing a "groovy, disco song" at all; it's probably just going to be, like, bouzouki with beats. Sign me up.
"Casino Noel"? Oh, Mikey Skinner. Why are you so effortlessly witty?
The Onion A.V. Club has released their best music of 2006 list, and . . . it locks up pretty neatly with mine. I didn't give Fishscale the fair shake it deserved this year, and Jenny Lewis doesn't really interest me at all, but Midlake, the Hold Steady, the Decemberists--it looks like a typical recently played smart playlist on my iPod!
RIP, Peter Boyle. Everybody Loves Raymond kind of bugs the crap out of me, but it's nearly impossible not to love the "Puttin' on the Ritz" sequence in Young Frankenstein.