The Westword.com blog shortcut, February 25 edition

Greetings and salutations.

Today in Backbeat Online:Oakhurst on tour and in need of veggie oil. • Ghost Buffalo gets robbed. May the burglars burn in hell. • Everything Absent or Distorted (a love story) makes top 20 adds on CMJ. • Van Morrison revisits perhaps his finest hour, forty years later. • Need a mid-week pick-me-up? Behold the Band Formerly Known as Prince. • Beirut grabs top spot at Wax Trax Records. • Q&A with Photo Atlas. • The Fray checks in at number three on Billboard 200. • How much would you pay for a Chris Brown calendar?


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