My new “Progress Report” column on Stereogum started last week. So far there’s Midlake and Andrew Bird, but there will be so, so many more.

I saw Drew Daniel read from his new 33 1/3 book and dance with a golden pillow penis between his legs at Housing Works. I was amazed. Then I wrote about it for Sound Of The City.

I also reviewed Danielson’s Trying Hartz and Nissenenmondai’s Neji/Tori for Pitchfork.

Then I reviewed Desolation Wilderness’ White Light Strobing for eMusic. That album’s really great, I hope it gets more attention.

Then I learned the choreography for about five seconds of “Single Ladies.”