"It's been a banner year for the work of the late singer-songwriter and founder of Memphis' legendary cult band Big Star. This fall, "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" -- a Columbia Pictures film that grossed some $30 million at the box office -- blasted Bell's "Speed of Sound" over the opening credits. Millions of TV watchers heard Bell's songs on the syndicated program "That '70s Show," and critics raved over a CD compilation called Thank You Friends: The Ardent Records Story, which featured several of Bell's previously unheard recordings." Link. via my new FaceBook friend Lars Wenker.