Shazam is so cool. If you live in the UK, hit "2580" on your cell phone, play 15 seconds of music into the phone, and Shazamm will SMS you back the name of the song and the artist behind it. Amazing, methinks.
Somewhere along the way, I missed that the London Review of Books has redesigned its website. It looks very bloggy. (LRB is the best book periodical out there right now, but I've shamefully let my subscription die out.)
Tony Pierce has something like a Sonic Youth review.
For Buffy fans: Faith (Eliza Dushku) is returning. Because Sarah Michelle Gellar may be ending her tenure as the slayer this season, the return of Faith has interesting consequences. The season starts Sept. 24 (spoiler). In other news, here's some gossip on Joss Whedon's new show, Firefly. The Firefly site not only has spoilers, but there's even a blog. (It just occurred to me that Whedon now has a show on three networks: Buffy on UPN, Angel on WB, and Firefly on FOX.) I've watched a dozen episodes of Buffy in the last 3 days, finishing the second season on DVD. Now I've tuned in Radio Buffy Live.