If Radiohead and The Hold Steady really do get into a feud, and it comes down to an alley brawl, I'm bettin' on the Yanks in that one. . . . A friend who blogs is reading Eve's Hollywood by Eve Babitz, and has funny thoughts to share here and here. . . . Obama says he's picked his VP, but won't reveal him or her yet. There's increasing chatter that it should (and will) be Hillary Clinton. I still don't believe he'd do that, but I am (obviously) curious about the pick.