The blog shortcut, February 3 edition

It's the fiftieth anniversary of the day the music died. But don't blame us.

Today in Backbeat Online:Herman Gauche delights and disgusts equally. • Jim Dalton joins Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. • Good morning, America. Today's the Fray.

Today in Cafe Society:Are you the best teen chef?The Ace-Hi Tavern, Golden's lovable s*#thole, gets a facelift -- and pizza!

Today in The Latest Word:"Ramsey Mountain News" farms out JonBenét coverage. • Where have you gone, Sunshine Megatron?Who wants to go in with me on a tricked-out Hummer? Anyone?Will more car dealers advertise on YouTube instead of buying expensive TV commercials?No justice for Van Cise? That's a lot of questions -- and at least a few answers.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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