News …

Britney’s dad remains in charge until July – Associated Press

YouTube questions sudden popularity of music video by Brazilian pop band Cansei De Ser Sexy, wonders if books were cooked – Metro U.K.

A close encounter of the RIAA kind – The Daily Campus

Madonna through the ages – The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Sinead O’Connor talks about Sinead O’ConnorThe Sydney Morning Herald

“The Joy Of The Jumping Flea” – The lowly ukulele has friends in high places – The Age

Views …

Rihanna in Liverpool – “Commanding the stage like a diva twice her age the 20-year-old Barbadian strutted, stomped and strummed air guitar as she ploughed through her biggest hits for a short but sweet 80 minutes.” – Liverpool Daily Post

Willie Nelson with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra – “To say this wasn’t Willie Nelson’s usual show setting is a gross understatement.” – The Dallas Morning News

Avril Lavigne in British Columbia – “…it wasn’t until things slowed down that she really got going.” – Globe and Mail

Rufus Wainwright in So. Calif. – “The evening, from beginning to end, was a musical dream.” – Daily Trojan

Bill Wyman & The Rhythm Kings in the U.K. – “…gave Salisbury a shot of rhythm and blues par excellence on Tuesday night, on a tour of their musical roots that took in soul, blues, rock ‘n’ roll, jive, skiffle and even a bit of Cajun zydeco.” – Salisbury Journal

The Hives In Denver – “… are undoubtedly one of those bands that thrive on proximity.” – Denver Post

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

Doug Dillard is 71

Mary Wilson (The Supremes) is 64

David Gilmour is 62

Kiki Dee is 61

Skip Ewing is 44

Beanie Sigel is 34

Bubba Sparxxx is 31