Remains of the Day: Cat Power, Rachel Ray, Sasha Frere-Jones

remains1217 Remains of the Day: Cat Power, Rachel Ray, Sasha Frere Jones

Cat Power and the Dirty Delta Blues announced some new NYC shows in February, according to Brooklyn Vegan. Tickets are going on presale Wednesday via ETix, and then the rest will be on Ticketmaster on Friday or Saturday.

Sasha Frere-Jones guessed the average age of Led Zeppelin fans at their reunion show in London. “I arrived, unscientifically and with the help of an English journalist, at fifty-five, with a smattering of twenty- or thirty-somethings and very few older than sixty. In terms of gender, the boys won hands down.”

Food Network keeps Rachel Ray until 2010. Under the new contract, Ms. Ray will host 60 episodes per year of 30 Minute Meals, down from 80 under the previous contract. Emeril, on the other hand, got the shaft. Bam!

Top 10 tips for new bloggers from the original blogger Jorn Barger: “3. If you spend a little time searching before you post, you can probably find your idea well articulated elsewhere already.”

"Disney likes to think of the Princesses as role models, but what a sorry bunch of wusses they are. Typically, they spend much of their time in captivity or a coma, waking up only when a Prince comes along and kisses them."