News …

Jury indicts Lil’ Wayne on drug and weapon charges – Associated Press

Boise race bans iPods. Runners reduced to humming melodies or mumbling lyrics – Idaho Statesman

Juvenile popped for pot – Associated Press

Denmark ISP will fight court injunction ordering it to cut of access to Pirate Bay – The Industry Standard

Deep Purple’s Moscow night – The Times Online

Corey Glover on playing Judas in “Jesus Christ Superstar” – Chicago Defender Online

Views …

Van Halen in Florida “Roth, 52, seems to be rediscovering what a fun band Van Halen is to be in. The mix of joy and relish he brought to being the frontman again was one of the concert’s most appealing features” – Sun Sentinel

Mika in Los Angeles – ” … Mika is a state-of-the-art showman; he uses sensory overload not to say something depressing and profound about our techno-cultural moment but to reassert the primacy of art and love. Call him the anti-Radiohead.” – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic in northern California – “Gone is the actual space ship stage set from the late 1970s, but the controlled chaos and many of the musicians remain.” – Chico Enterprise Record / The Buzz

John Prine in Chicago – “Prine cut his teeth in the North Side folk clubs, and his sets still reflect that casual intimacy.” – The Chicago Tribune

Second City Touring Company in Dallas – “The Second City’s material ranged from the personal to the political, including a hit man who was smitten with Barack Obama …” – The Dallas Morning News

They Say It’s Their Birthday … (Or so says Associated Press)

Peter Tork is 66

Peter Gabriel is 58

Peter Hook (New Order and Joy Division) is 52

Henry Rollins is 47

Freedom Williams (C&C Music Factory) is 42

Todd Harrell (3 Doors Down) is 36

Natalie Stewart of Floetry is 29