1. It's D-day for Microsoft's Zune, the iPod competitor you can use to broadcast your annoying music to your annoying friends . . . if you don't mind DRM-ing the crap out of stuff. Wired wonders: what about wi-fi virii? [WIRED]
2. New Bloc Party album leaked. [Hipinion] Almost makes up for them cancelling their US tour with Panic at the Disco. [P4K]
3. Mick Jagger's dad dies at 93. [CNN] ClearChannel stocks up on Depends, braces for 30 more years of geriatric rock tours.
4. Fall Out Boy leak new song to AbsolutePunk without telling their label [MTV]. Which still doesn't make them even a little bit punk.
5. Duran Duran working on songs with Timbaland and Timberlake. [AP] Have you heard the one T&T did with Nelly Furtado? [Low-Bee]
6. A rash of Boston bands getting ripped off in Europe. First Grizzly Bear gets their van cleared out in Brussels. [Gigwise] Then the Unseen gets their van broken into . . . and the thief steals Tripp's books! Aiggh! Thank god he gave us that mp3. [Punknews] Culprit watch: um, anyone seen Whitey lately? On the upside, we heard Mike Rivard got his bass back. Sweet.
7. ASCAP, the organization responsible for collecting licensing fees, is not the first name you think of when you think of podcasts, unless you're thinking, "Shit, I sure hope ASCAP doesn't sue me because I used unlicensed music in my podcast." Presenting: the ASCAP podcast, featuring Stephen Brodksy. [ASCAP] Recorded live, so they didn't have to pay royalties to the label.