Stephen’s Scars: David Malitz aggregates an ode to Stephen Malkmus’ wisdom. Important: “I play in a softball league here in Portland. It’s pretty serious, too, for a bunch of non-athletic people. I’m not good or anything. It’s just easy to hit the softball. It’s so big.”
Colonial Ripper: Girl Talk continues to play the college circuit. If Girl Talk is your thing, TBD advises you to latch yourself onto a George Washington University student to see Greg Gillis do his mash-up business for free on Sept. 4.
Historically Accurate: The dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial has been canceled given the threat Hurricane Irene has deigned to impose. But Arts Post has a few notes on “music of the movement,” including “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” and “People Get Ready,” if you want to set the mood regardless.