Half a page on page 7 of today's Independent goes to the news that "the painting that illustrated one of the most famous album covers in pop history is to be sold at auction."
So which is it? Peter Blake's original Sgt. Peppers artwork? Andy Warhol's peelable banana for the Velvet Underground and Nico? That cake Delia Smith baked for Let It Bleed?
Er, no. It's Gerhard Richter's Kerze, from the cover of Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation. Which is quite interesting, and entirely understandable were this page 7 of Word magazine, but... half a page? In the news section? Even the Indy is forced to admit that the LP "scarcely troubled the charts when it was released in 1988".
Despite the fact that I've only got one Sonic Youth song on my ipod nano - Kool Thing - it always turns up within the first twenty minutes every time I put it on shuffle. I'd always put it down to my ipod being a bit of a sad old alt:rocker (Dinosaur Jr, the Breeders and Dead Kennedys seem to crop up with similarly perplexing regularity), but perhaps there's a different reason... is my ipod the News Editor of the Independent?
Ah, fuck it, it's Monday afternoon. Let's have a singalong.