“Sadness Town,” a new live podcast recorded at Bier Baron Tavern, juxtaposes embarrassing stories from our teenage years with covers of Linkin Park and Nickelback. [Arts Desk]

Contrary to other reports, Potomac Video was not D.C.’s last video rental store. That’d be Woodner Video in Mount Pleasant. [City Desk]

A catch-up interview with the Fordists [D.C. Music Download]

Al Roker will host the Washington Monument’s reopening ceremony on May 12. [DCist]

Don’t count Filmfest DC out just yet—-the organizers of the festival (which just celebrated what was supposed to be its last go-round) are holding an open meeting to discuss fundraising options for the future. [DCist]

A profile of Caboose the Fierce Nuisance, Shakespeare Theatre’s prop shop cat [Post]

Guess the rock-band name from the pictograph. [Fast Company]