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The Westword.com blog shortcut, October 7 edition

Planes Mistaken for Stars made our best band-name list.

Blog-day afternoon.

Backbeat Online collects the Top 10 Denver band names -- a roster sure to excite fans of Lyin' Bitch and the Restraining Orders. Also available for the clicking: Chairlift's appearance in an Apple commercial and an invitation for musicians to share their old 4-track recordings. Hear that, tape-heads?

Meanwhile, Cafe Society dishes up a Q&A with chef/author Steve Lerach, a shares the scoop about an especially hot chili cook-off, the impending opening of Comedy Works South, and the transition of Moon Time into the Fainting Goat. Mind if we swoon? -- Michael Roberts

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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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