* Spin Magazine checked out The Bruise Cruise — you know, that intense Caribbean cruise in February organized by Turbo Fruits and featuring more punk and garage-rock bands than you’d care to shake your party stick at. Anyhow, Spin ran a photo of the Fruits getting their collective cannonball on, and you can see it at their website.
* When you think of streaming tunes online, you probably don’t initially think of artists like Enrico Caruso, Fritz Kreisler, The Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Eubie Blake and John Philip Sousa (Pah-rum-pah-pum-pah-pum, CRASH!). Well, maybe you should. As The LA Times reports, The Library of Congress and Sony have opened “a large chunk of the national archive of more than 3 million music and spoken-word recordings for public online streaming as part of a new National Jukebox project.” As you’ll see, most of the stuff featured on the site is from the late 19th and early 20th centuries — blues, ragtime, opera, Vaudeville skits and so on. An important slice of American history. Important step.
* I just got off the phone with Bonnaroo honcho and AC Entertainment founder Ashley Capps, who says tickets for The 'Roo are rapidly dwindling. "Sell-out" means roughly 80,000, and I think about half of those were purchased by cicadas. Get yours while you still can.
* Oh, and Taylor "Babygirl Tay-Tay" Swift was recently on Ellen, talking about how dealing with paparazzi is basically "no bigs whatev." (I'm paraphrasing; Swift said neither "bigs" nor "whatev," as far as I know.) Swift did, however, say, "I think it’s just obnoxious if I complain about anything." There's a girl who knows the difference between First World problems and everything else. [Via]