Random Thoughts: * It had to happen: The most interesting songs on the “Guitar Hero: Van Halen” set list are the Not By Van Halen Songs: “Stacey’s Mom” by Fountains of Wayne, “Dope Nose” by Weezer, and Third Eye Blind’s “Semi-Charmed Life.” The latter has some great guitar bits that would be fun to play. * Amusing: Rolling Stone has a Shepard Fairey cover of Obama this month, because the magazine world clings to Obama for every last copy they can sell while they can before their entire industry sinks into its own quicksand. It seems that despite Fairey’s protestations that he’s an artist and not a copyright infringer, Rolling Stone is very careful to credit the photographer for the cover: “Illustration by Shepard Fairey Based on a photograph by Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Images” That can’t help his “Hope” poster case, can it? * Twitter is still suffering from Denial of Service Attacks. I’d like, once again, to declare my innocence. They can Fail Whale all they like while they keep my account suspended for no good reason. Feh.