* We'd missed the twentieth anniversary of Minutemen singer D Boon's death on the 23rd, but luckily the Huffington Post, of all places, didn't. Seriously, it's difficult to track down these days but their Double Nickels On The Dime is all you need to know about post-New Wave pre-Pixies US alt-rock.
* You Ain't No Picasso end their 12 Days Of Mixmas with We Are Scientists' Keith Murray.
* RIP the Mull Historical Society, who are reverting to using Colin MacIntyre's own name. Good off-kilter site, that, featuring a book club, at least one blog and assorted goodness.