Here are a few of today’s bits that have been floating around the news beast…
- News related to Jay Reatard’s shocking death yesterday made the most headlines of the day by far, but here’s the biggest one: Pitchfork just posted a story about Reatard’s death being reportedly investigated as a homicide by Memphis Police. WTF?! [Update: now the report has been removed. Ugh…]
- Also: caretakers of Reatard’s official site have posted a free MP3 of the fallen garage rocker brilliantly covering Nirvana’s “Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle.” Download it here.
- We’ve had a depressing string of music and world news of late, so let’s throw a little Billy Corgan bit in here for levity. A lot of stories are going around about Corgan and rumored-girlfriend Jessica Simpson recording together in the studio. Call me crazy, but I actually think this could be interesting. I mean, at least he isn’t still working with Courtney Love or anything.
- I tweeted about this last night, but we should mention here that Arcade Fire’s Win Butler and Régine Chassagne are calling on people to donate to Partners in Health for Haiti earthquake relief. Check out their letter and donation details here.