First off, I have got halfway through Popular - by which I mean, the # of songs I have written about exceeds the number I have left to write about (remember the Pistols counted). The totals may level up again on Sunday but so what :) The halfway entry is, by really awesome coincidence, the first appearance of Madonna: http://freakytrigger.co.uk/ft/2009/10/madonna-into-the-groove/
Second, I wrote about Pitchfork's 3rd best album of the 00s here: http://pitchfork.com/features/staff-lists/7710-the-top-200-albums-of-the-2000s-20-1/ - it was #1 on my ballot, and is of course "Discovery" by Daft Punk.
Third, I've borrowed Laura Barton's Guardian column for a week, to talk about the Pet Shop Boys. http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/oct/01/hail-hail-rock-n-roll - a more personal piece than I usually write: see what you think.
And I hope to see as many of you as possible at CLUB POPULAR tonight too!