* Speaking of Stereogum, they have videos and photos of Third Man Records founder Jack White's appearance in New York City alongside Stephen Colbert. They sang the national anthem, drank some beers, did that one song about Charlene (well, Colbert and The Black Belles did, at least) and kicked it next to the Rolling Record Store. Make sure you're up to speed by peeping (or re-peeping) Jack White's appearance on The Colbert Report in parts one, two and three.
* If you pick up this week's dead-tree edish of the Scene, you'll find contributor Jewly Hight's fantastic piece on Gillian Welch's The Harrow & the Harvest. While Welch's constant collaborator David Rawlings released a record in 2009, this is Welch's first official release in eight years. Anyhow, you can now stream The Harrow & the Harvest in its entirety via NPR's First Listen. Those scamps at NPR! Always doling out free, thoughtful tunes.
* And here are some miniature, easily digestible bits for you: Nashville legend Marty Stuart will appear on Letterman Wednesday, June 29; Murfreesboro's Daily News Journal received a WRVU-related letter-to-the-editor that's worth a read; I know we mentioned the tragic fire at "Cowboy" Jack Clement's home on Saturday, but The Tennessean has a couple of heartbreaking photos ... if you think your heart can handle them on a Monday.