It's been a rough week, you guys. We've had a (literal) marathon of Guest Apartment sessions, including James Husband, El Perro Del Mar, The Shaky Hands, The Happy Hollows, Headlights, and a kabillion others (real number!). We've also been out on the streets attending day parties and showcases and standing in a lot of lines. We cannot emphasize the gratuitous amount of time spent in line this week. While we sort through the mess of photos, recaps, and paperwork, let us bring you a few choice T.G.I.F news tidbits, most of which have little to rejoice about other than the freakin' weekend.
- Lil' Wayne is probably going to jail. The self-proclaimed (and mostly confirmed) best rapper alive may have to face a year of jail time, after pleading guilty to gun possession charges from 2007. [via The Washington Post]
- Craig Finn is co-writing a movie. The Hold Steady front-man is a well known poet of the American Midwest. Along with "Late Show With David Letterman" writer Tom Ruprecht, he will help pen the movie adaptation of pop-writer Chuck Klosterman's autobiographical Fargo Rock City, depicting Chuck's life as a teenage metal fan in Minnesota. [via Pitchfork]
- Some band named Confide covered The Postal Service. NSFW, you guys. And by that we mean people would seriously judge you. The "screamo" version of trendy-darlings beloved "Such Great Heights" won't put stars in your eyes like other infamous covers (Nick Drake, for instance). It will put stars around your head, as you bash yourself on your keyboard. The now infamous "stunt" is creating a huge backlash across the blogosphere, but two things: take away the screaming part and it's actually kind of faithful to the original. And two: now you know that "Confide" is a band. Gotcha, hipsters! [via Idolator]
Back to the grind! Stay tuned for more CMJ pictures. -joe puglisi