* Local mash-up master, remixologist, turntablist and general instigator DJ Wick-It recently posted a remix of trash queen and fellow Nashvillian Ke$ha's "Sleazy." Yes, it's the same "Sleazy" that Ben Folds once covered. Download Wick-It's "Sleazy" remix at his Soundcloud page. It's another banger, and the beat's so fat, I think it's going to make me ... actually, let's not go there.
* Is everybody keeping an eye out for JEFF the Brotherhood's stolen gear? The bummer alert is still in the red on that one. But here's some good news: JEFF frontman Jake Orrall was recently featured in Dusted Magazine's "Listed" feature. Orrall put together a list of albums. He didn't say whether they were his favorite albums of all time or albums that influenced him or what. Kinda just a list of good records, from The Beach Boys' Today to Mountain's Climbing! and everything in between. Dig it.
* You know MONA? They're those Nashville dudes who hang with Kings of Leon and sound like Kings of Leon and are apparently the heirs to Kings of Leon's throne. (Maybe they should have a more regal name ... Queen MONA or something.) Anyway, they did a Daytrotter session. Arena rock with dudes aiming for the rafters, and I think I heard the lyric "The sex is hot" in there somewhere. Not precisely my cup of tea, but good for them. Oh, Atlanta's The Coathangers did a session, too, and that's the sort of tea you're slightly more likely to find in my cup.
And here are some supplemental bits for you: Justin Townes Earle was featured on NPR's Mountain Stage, where he talked a bit about how amazing Woody Guthrie was, and how he tries to combine his rural roots with his urban branches. I already mentioned that The Raconteurs were gearing up to play their first show (at MI Fest) in two years. Now they're slated to play Orlando Calling in November, as well.