News …

Brit lawmakers threaten ISPs with legislation if companies don’t voluntarily work with music companies to stop piracy – Reuters

Aaron Carter reportedly arrested in Texas for pot –

It’s twins for Jennifer Lopez and Marc AnthonyAssociated Press

Sandwich shop owner banned from singing to customers. – The Daily Mail U.K.

Ginger Spice, aka Geri Halliwell visits Congress, lobbies for AIDS relief, maternal health care – The Washington Post / The Reliable Source

Scholars gather to examine Beatles’ cultural influence – The Stanford Daily

Views …

Wilco’s five night Chicago residency – “Guitar notes howled like freezing winds off Lake Michigan, and violin strings were teased and left to sway like a creaky door in a blizzard.” – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

k.d. lang in Toronto – “You don’t have to be a disciple to appreciate how completely k.d. lang inhabits a song.” – Toronto Star

The Tragically Hip’s fan appreciation show in Kingston, Ontario – “In 150 years, the Brockville Arts Centre has never been rocked like it was last night.” – The Kingston Whig-Standard

Billy Cobham in London – “A living legend and a remarkably athletic figure at the drums, a tennis sweatband ringing his gleaming head, he looked ageless and superfit.” – The Evening Standard / This Is London

Jonas Brothers in Grand Rapids, Mich. – “All over the arena, as flashes burst like popcorn and cell phones lit up the night, the mostly female audience showed big love to Kevin, 20, Joe, 18, and Nick, 15, with sound barrier-puncturing screams.” – The Grand Rapids Press /

Matchbox twenty, Alanis Morissette in Albany – “As such, Thursday was a hit-packed affair that couldn’t fail to please.” – Albany Times Union

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

James Blunt is 31