Lunch Break Links: October 2, 2007

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

On that note, Largehearted Boy has started rounding up free album streams and MP3s for a feature called Try It Before You Buy It.

In the wake of Beirut and Gogol Bordello, Stylus offers a bluffer's guide to modern Balkan music.

Pitchfork posted a playlist of its favorite new tracks and videos from September. AV Club, on the other hand, looks back at the country's biggest pop hits of the month (i.e. culture nerd returns to the mainstream for a moment to see what he's missing).

Did you know "Axl Rose" was an anagram for "oral sex"?

MUCH more after the jump...

Mad Decent has a remix of M.I.A.'s awesome "Paper Planes" featuring Bun B and Rich Boy.

"Boy band svengali" Lou Pearlman: More effed up than you thought.

EW has Tim Gunn's take on the new designers of Project Runway.

E! has a lot of TV spoilers and gasp! a new Lost video.

Paper Thin Walls directs us to free MP3s from Iron and Wine, Chromeo and post-McLusky project Future of the Left.

There's a new MySpace page featuring the musical guests of Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

So good to have Pop Candy back in my life. Consider these links:

•An interview with Reaper's Ray Wise.

•A list of the 30 greatest ghosts in pop culture.

•A list of the special features on the Lost Season 3 DVD set and lots of other Lost tidbits. (It's making me so anxious for February!)

•A bunch of behind-the-scenes videos from The Darjeeling Limited.

•An interview with Creed Bratton from The Office.

Finally, enjoy this six-minute clip from I'm Not There, Todd Haynes' weird Bob Dylan movie, about which Paste has more details: