Bites: The end of indie, the guy who isn’t Tao Lin, Bob Dylan and the Christmas spirit, and more

  • Bob Dylan is putting out a Christmas album. Seriously Bob, where is the record of Yiddish folk songs I was promised Mr. Dylan? Aka Robert Zimmerman, aka Shabtai Zisel ben Avraham? Yeh that’s right Bobby, I used your Hebrew name!
  • “Bands– enough with the crayon face-paint– you’re better than that.” – Ted Leo, via his Twitter (thanks Pitchfork)