Lunch Break Links: Mad Men comedown, plus NBC puts a cool new spin on its signature music

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I am still reeling from the awesome Mad Men finale last night, so of course I'm going to start today's links with Alan Sepinwall's post-mortem Q&A with series creator Matthew Weiner. I think this show has officially taken over for The Wire. As for the rest of TV land, nothing is going to capture my imagination to the same extent until Lost comes back this winter. Can't wait!

The Flaming Lips, T.I., B.B. King and more have filmed their own renditions of NBC's signature three-note chime. Pretty cool idea.

Congrats to comedy greats Amy Poehler and Will Arnett, who welcomed their first child, Archie Arnett, into the world this weekend. I guess it caused quite a few last-minute revisions at SNL.

Idolator wonders: What are your jukebox staples?

Pitchfork interviewed Randy Newman.

Of course there's not going to be a Smiths reunion.

I don't know why Bloc Party is somehow qualified to give sex advice.

Stereogum has a bunch of photos from last week's CMJ Music Marathon. Also, I am really, really regretting skipping Crystal Antlers when they came to Skylab last 4th of July. (Here's why.) I guess family and friends could have waited for another holiday.

The people who put on Lollapalooza are staging Barack Obama's election night party in Chicago's Grant Park.

More new Kanye songs are available to stream.

We finish with video of Built to Spill playing their 1994 indie rock classic "Car" and a cover of M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes" live in Rome. Enjoy!