Lunch Break Links: The Wire, Ken Ober and the role of the record label

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

This video compilation of the top 100 quotes from The Wire is totally awesome, though slightly spoiler-y for noobs.

NPR has a roundtable with the heads of some of the biggest, most influential indie record labels (Matador, Sub Pop, Merge, Saddle Creek, Jagjaguwar and Kill Rock Stars) on the role of the record label in today's music landscape.

Meanwhile, MySpace is trying to acquire Imeem.

I think I'm a little too young to appreciate this, but former Remote Control host Ken Ober died at age 52. R.I.P.

The Strokes' Is This It topped NME's top albums of the decade list.

AV Club has an interview with author Jonathan Safran Foer (Everything Is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close) about his new non-fiction book, Eating Animals.

Slate retraces the road trip from Easy Rider in honor of the film's 40th anniversary.

Chris Elliott is doing a live-action show for Adult Swim.

Spinner is streaming new albums from Norah Jones, Tune-Yards, Kid Sister and more.

What on Earth is going on with Sammy Sosa's skin?

EW lists 21 top TV bitches.

We wrap with the video for "Thunderbird" by The Golden Filter.

The Golden Filter - "Thunderbird" from The Golden Filter on Vimeo.