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Helen McCrory and Mike Mitchell RIP, plus Monday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, April 19, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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STEELY DAN turn in a spirited "Reelin' in the Years" on the Midnight Special.  Fagen reportedly hated this performance, which appears in Almost Famous.

NEW RELEASES: Paste will point you to Paul McCartney, Andy Stott, The Armed, and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has Cory Hanson, The Caternary Wires, and remixes galore.

THE VINTAGE CARAVAN streams Monuments.

THE CORAL shares "Vacancy."

ISLANDS return with "Set the Fairlight."

MIKE MITCHELL, lead guitarist for the Kingsmen for more than six decades, died Friday on his 77th birthday, according to a publicist for the group.

DRY CLEANING is profiled by Pitchfork.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at the great Latin freestyle group Exposé's trajectory-altering hit ballad "Seasons Change."

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Godzilla vs. Kong threepeats atop the chart with 7.7MM on a 44 percent dropNobody places with 2.5MM on a one percent drop.  The Unholy shows with 2MM on a 14 percent drop.  Next week: Mortal Kombat.

HELEN McCRORY, the accomplished and versatile British stage and screen actress who played Narcissa Malfoy in three Harry Potter films and the matriarch Polly Gray on the BBC series “Peaky Blinders,” in addition to earning critical plaudits for her stage work, has died at her home in north London. She was 52.  Her husband, Damian Lewis, wrote a lovely tribute.

STEVEN SODERBERGH is going to try to save the Oscars. Good luck with that. 

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: Amazon will spend roughly 465 million in U.S. dollars — for just the first season of the show.

MATTHEW McCONNAUGHEY commands more support to be Texas' next governor than incumbent Greg Abbott, according to a poll released Sunday by The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler.

GWENYTH PALTROW & COURTNEY LOVE's psychiatrist had his license revoked.

ALFRED MOLINA, a/k/a Doc Ock, has a Spider-spoiler.

 

THE SHEEP is a metaphor for everything.

A DOGGO does a trust fall.

A FAMILY OF FOXES frame a pastor for shoe theft.

HALF MONKEY, HALF HUMAN EMBRYOS: What could go wrong, Bright Eyes?

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Blind Faith, and Friday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, April 16, 2021 - 08:00 AM
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THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:

...with BLIND FAITH! Live at London's Hyde Park in June 1969. After an introduction and brief segments about supergroup members Steve Winwood, Rick Grech, Ginger Baker, and Eric Clapton, your set list includes:"Well All Right", "Sea of Joy","Sleeping in the Ground", "Under My Thumb", "Can't Find My Way Home", "Do What You Like", "In the Presence of the Lord", "Means to an End", and "Had to Cry Today".

LANGHORNE SLIM plays KEXP.

FLOCK OF DIMES plays KEXP.

THE BLACK KEYS return with a cover of John Lee Hooker’s "Crawling Kingsnake."

RICHARD THOMPSON surveys his career for Stereogum.

LAURIE ANDERSON talks to All Things Considered.

ADAM SCHLESSINGER is getting an all-star tribute concert on May 5.

RUSTY YOUNG, a founding member of country rock vets Poco, died on Wednesday of a heart attack at his home in Davisville, Missouri. He was 75.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Tiffany's heartsick teen-pop ballad "Could've Been."

 

J-LO & A-ROD are Dun-zo. But she has not returned the ring yet.

MEGXIT: Prince William and Prince Harry will not walk together at their grandfather Prince Philip's funeral on Saturday. And they won't be in uniform.

PETE DAVIDSON & PHOEBE DYVENOR (Bridgerton) make a romantic gesture.  BTW, he's set to play Joey Ramone.

IDRIS ELBA's TV detective Luther 'isn't black enough to be real,'according to the BBC's diversity chief.

KANYE WEST is already thinking about his next relationship.

JUSTIN THEROUX is profiled by Esquire.

INDIANA JONES 5: Harrison Ford is joined by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Mads Mikkelsen.

AQUAMAN 2 may pick up Pilou Asbaek, best known for his role as the villainous Euron Greyjoy in Game of Thrones.

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD has a trailer online.

 

A ROAD BLOCK in Tanzania.

WALKING the Goose.

A DOGGO knows the angles.

TWO TIGERS test positive for covid.

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Taking a personal day.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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I'VE RECOVERED FROM MY VACCINATION.  But I haven't quite recovered from trying to march on not enough sleep. Meanwhile:

FAST & FURIOUS 9 has a trailer online.

DOGS practice their stealth skills.

A DEAF DOGGO awakens.

A PRAIRIE DOG gets skrtiches.

A SHELTER DOG gets his forever home.

More tomorrow, most likely.

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Recuperation Wednesday, with some Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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SIMON & GARFUNKEL count the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike.

AARON LEE TASJAN plays World Cafe.

VALERIE JUNE visits The Current.

LUCY DACUS shares "Hot and Heavy."

TEENAGE FANCLUB shares "In Our Dreams."

NAKED RAYGUN returns with "Living in the Good Times."

 

MICK JAGGER & DAVE GROHL team up on "Easy Sleazy," a coming-out-of-the-pandemic number.

RICHARD THOMPSON talks to Steven Hyden about Shoot Out the Lights, hangiing with Zeppelin and Floyd, his memoir, and more.

ST VINCENT talks to The Current about the new LP, SNL, and more.

RE-RECORDING your own classics

MOBY, on fame and regret.

 

 

ZACK SNYDER'S ARMY OF THE DEAD has a trailer online.

MEGXIT: The Queen understands why Meghan isn't coming to Prince Philip's funeral.

VANITY FAIR is turning its Oscars parties into a covid charity event for anyone with a few bucks.

MICHAEL CERA is returning to series TV.

JUSTIN BIEBER is putting his life back together.

EUROPE now watches more TV than America?

QUENTIN TARANTINO talks about Joker and the movie theater experience. NSFW language, because Tarantino.

 

AN ORPHAN ORANGUTAN befriends a Macaque.

A HUSKY teaches the family kitten to walk on a leash.

THE WORLD'S LARGEST RABBIT is on the lam.

A PARASITIC WASP could be released to tackle a strawberry-munching invasive stink bug in the UK.

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Tuesday Things, collected before any after-effects.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 08:00 AM
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SOUL ASYLUM dip into their back catalog for the classic "Never Really Been" at the Northern Lights Theater; Milwaukee, WI.  Throw in a cover of Glen Campbell's "Rhinestone Cowboy" and you have Twofer Tuesday.

NATHANIEL RATELIFF's Tiny Desk Concert has a dozen musicians.

DAVID GRAY plays World Cafe.

SUFJAN STEVENS shares “Lamentation II.”

DANNY ELFMAN returns with "True."

DANIEL BACHMAN shares “Blues In The Anthropocene.”

 

THE POLYPHONIC SPREE covers INXS's "Don't Change."

THE TOP 100 ALTERNATIVE SINGLES OF THE 80s, according to PopMatters.

RICHARD THOMPSON talks to Weekend Edition about his memoir.

THE WHO have partnered with Heinz for a new charity venture to celebrate the upcoming reissue of the band's 1967 concept album ‘The Who Sell Out'.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at INXS' horny quasi-funk masterwork "Need You Tonight," quite possibly the greatest karaoke song ever recorded.

 

HARVEY WEINSTEIN is nearly blind, experiencing cardiac issues and has had four teeth removed, according to his attorney.

ARCLIGHT and PACIFIC THEATERS won't be reopening.

MACAULAY CULKIN & BRENDA SONG became the elated parents of a healthy baby.

MEGXIT: Harry reunited with his cousin Princess Eugenie after flying home to the UK for his grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral, Page Six has confirmed.

KANYE WEST filed his answer to Kim Kardashian's divorce petition, and he's also asking for joint legal and physical custody of the couple's four kids, just like Kim.

MADONNA plunked down a small fortune, and now she owns The Weeknd's Hidden Hills Estate.

SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS adds Lucy Liu to the cast.

JOSEPH SIRAVO, who played Tony Soprano's father Johnny in the TV drama The Sopranos, has died aged 64

 

A DOGGO practices Barkour.

THE LOOK of betrayal.

A HERD OF DEER relaxing among some Cherry blossom trees in Nara, Japan.

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