The room is on fire, and other crap

Ooh goody. The Strokes' new album has a title (Room on Fire) and a pre-order button up at Amazon. The boys will be going on tour, and tix to some of their shows are up for sale already with reduced service charges as compared to evil institutions like Ticketmaster.
In other good news, Cory Doctorow's new short story collection A Place So Foreign and Eight More is out, and Cory has, just as he did with Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, posted much of it for free on the web at his site Craphound.
Since my DVD player lost its mind and was shipped off to the vet, I have to resort to reading and listening to music.