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Stevie Wonder, a Power Outage, and Friday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, May 15, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with STEVIE WONDER! His session at the Beat Club includes "Intro Jam," "Contusion," "Higher Ground," "Dont You Worry ‘Bout A Thing," "I Can See The Sun In Late December," "He's Misstra Know-It-All," "Living For The City" and "Superstition."

A POWER OUTAGE: Being on pandemic lockdown isn't very fun, but it's even less fun when your power goes out, as mine did for the last eight hours.  So quickly, here are some things, just in case it goes out again.

BOB DYLAN's Rolling Thunder Review, in Fort Collins, Colorado, May 23, 1976.

CHERRY GLAZERR "visited" Rolling Stone for a virtual live session.

LOLA KIRKE covers Gary Stewart, Irma Thomas, Madonna and Samantha Mathis for a Lagniappe Session.


SOCCER MOMMY covers the Cars' "Drive."

THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME has been uploading a whole bunch of indiction speeches and performances

JASON ISBELL talks to Stereogum about his new LP, A Star Is Born, Squidbillies, and much more.

PETER HOOK will mark 40 years since the death of Ian Curtis by streaming a gig in which he played every Joy Division song with his band The Light.


CAN TENET & MULAN Succeed Even if Theaters Dramatically Slash Seating?

SCARFACE: The reboot will be directed by Call Me by Your Name filmmaker Luca Guadagnino from a Coen Brothers script.

MARKY-KATE's emergency divorce gambit fails.

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Director George Miller is currently casting a prequel.

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE:  Christopher McQuarrie has exciting news, and a tease.

THE MATRIX 4 is looking to return to production in Berlin, Germany in early July.

MICHAEL MASDEN says disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein "never wanted" him in Quentin Tarantino's films.

MATT. DAMON. Says Self-Isolating in Ireland Feels ‘Like a Fairy Tale’: ‘It’s Been Incredible.’



A BORDER COLLIE runs the bike racks flawlessly.

BBC SPORTS COMMENTATOR holds a Zoom Call with his dogs.

SABRE-TOOTHED ANCHOVIES roamed the oceans 45 million years ago.

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Thor's day. It's right there in the original movie.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


EVERY MOTHER'S SON: "Come On Down to My Boat," baby.

CREAM, Live at the Royal Albert Hall, 1968.

HAMILTON LEITHAUSER visits World Cafe via a feed shed.

LANGHORNE SLIM, Live at Daytrotter, May 2010.

THE JAYHAWKS return with "This Forgotten Town."

NEIL YOUNG shares "Try" from his legendary shelved 1975 album Homegrown.


ANDY SCHAUF plays "Jenny Come Home" for a takeaway.

PRINCE & THE REVOLUTION will be streaming on YouTube starting tonight.

HOW TO RAISE A ROCK STAR, according to Dave Grohl's Mom.

PERFUME GENIUS: Mike Hadreas talks about songwriting, queerness, Americana, and orangutan videos.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Rick Springfield's dramatic, efficient power-pop jam "Jessie's Girl."


MAD MAX: FURY ROAD gets a fab oral history at the New York Times.

MICHAEL MANN Is Talking to Directors, Wondering When They Can All Go Back to Work.

MARY-KATE OLSEN wants to get divorced, but she's hit a major roadblock — coronavirus, so now she wants an emergency court order to speed things along. 

TINA FEY was brought to tears over the generosity of Americans who reached out to help New Yorkers affected by the coronavirus pandemic on Monday night.

DOOM PATROL: The DCU show's second season will be on HBOMax.

DENISE RICHARDS: Her favorite things are a thing.

ANNE RICE's Vampire Chronicles and Mayfair Witches series have landed at AMC.


A TRIBE OF GOATS, roaming the streets of San Jose.

A LARGE, INVASIVE LIZARD that can grow up to 4 feet long is gaining a foothold in Georgia.

A BLUE BEE Thought To Be Extinct Has Been Rediscovered In Florida.

A TURTLE, in a hamster wheel.

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Wednesday Things, on Wednesday.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


LOVE: "Your Mind and We Belong Together." Rare promo.

THE HOLD STEADY, Live in Norway, June 26, 2007.

OMNI covers Billy Joel's "The Stranger" and 10cc's "Art For Art's Sake" for a Lagniappe Session.

VAN HALEN's earliest known live recordings.

TAYNA DONNELLY & THE PARKINGTON SISTERS cover the Go-Go’s “Automatic” from their 1981 debut Beauty And The Beat.


THE BETHS share "I'm Not Getting Excited."

JETHRO TULL's Ian Anderson reveals he’s living with an “incurable” lung disease.

BRYAN ADAMS apologizes for ranting about Chinese wet markets.

JASON ISBELL is profiled at SPIN.

JIM DeROGATIS considers the future of small music venues.


BROADWAY is expected to stay closed until September.

HAMILTON is coming to Disney+ on July 3, more than 15 months ahead of schedule.

RUSSELL CROWE's Unhinged will be the first new Hollywood offering as theaters reopen after being forced to close due to the coronavirus pandemic.

ANIMATION STUDIOS have been working thru the pandemic.

ROBERT PATTINSON talks about Tenet, The Batman and the lockdown.

DAKOTA JOHNSON is profiled by Marie Claire.

THE MANDALORIAN: Battlestar Galactica star and Clone Wars veteran Katee Sackhoff is joining season 2.


A HERD OF DEER, hanging out on a Jersey beach.

MURDER HORNETS: Don't believe the hype?

CHOOSE the form of your destructor.

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Jerry Stiller RIP, and Tuesday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE GO-GOS: "Our Lips Are Sealed" and "We Got the Beat" for Twofer Tuesday

THE PEEL SESSIONS: Someone has compiled a huge trove of them on the Tube.

THE STYLE COUNCIL, Live in NYC, May 11, 1984.

THE NATIONAL, Live From Pukkelpop (August 18, 2019).

LOU BARLOW shares a new Dinosaur, Jr song from his laundry room.

MARK RONSON covers Richard and Linda Thompson‘s"I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight." Yes, really.


SHE & HIM socially distantly cover the Beach Boys' "Darlin'."

DAVE GROHL writes about (the return of) live concerts for The Atlantic.

LITTLE RICHARD Made Music Vibrate In All The Right Ways.

THE BEST ALBUMS of 2020 (So Far), according to The Guardian.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Air Supply's grating, baffling soft rock power ballad "The One That You Love."


JERRY STILLER, a classically trained actor who became a comedy star twice — in the 1960s in partnership with his wife, Anne Meara, and in the 1990s with a memorable recurring role on “Seinfeld” — died early Monday morning at his home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He was 92. BuzzFeed has 15 Times Frank Costanza Was The Epitome Of Extra.But I don't know if any of them is as good as this blooper.

SOME GOOD NEWS: The Office cast reunited for a Zoom wedding.

QUIBI: Jeffrey Katzenberg blames the streaming app's rough launch entirely on the virus. M'kay.

WILL AMAZON buy AMC Theaters?

MARK HAMILL feels his time as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars universe has come to an end.

GUY FIERI & BILL MURRAY will compete in live nacho-making contest.


ARCHIE: A smol boy, but he’s got legendary hops.

A FAMILY brings baby moose twins into their house to save their lives.

A CHONKY BEAR becomes the butt of pandemic internet jokes.

A BULL with an itchy bottom knocked a transformer off an electricity pole as he tried to scratch his backside - and cut power to 800 homes.

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Little Richard RIP, and Monday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


LITTLE RICHARD, a/k/a Richard Penniman, who combined the sacred shouts of the black church and the profane sounds of the blues to create some of the world’s first and most influential rock ’n’ roll records, died of bone cancer on Saturday morning in Tullahoma, Tenn. He was 87.  Here's the Rolling Stone obit, as well as a self-profile Little Richard wrote for the magazine in 2004. Tributes have poured in from Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr, Pete Best, Brian Wilson, Jimmy Page, Chuck D, Slash, Chance the Rapper, Dave Davies, Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake, Lloyd Cole, Stephen Malkmus, Jason Isbell, and many more. Brooklyn Vegan also busts out the covers.  For me, it will always be "The Girl can't Help It" and "Lucille," which were my go-to Little Richard tracks when I succeeded to Ken King's classic rock shift Saturday mornings on KUSR.

NEW RELEASES: Paste points you to Hayley Williams, I Break Horses, Cafe Racer, and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has Mark Lanegan, The The, bdrmm, and more.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED: Big Thief, Serpentwithfeet, Chris Funk, and more.

JAMES BLAKE covers Stevie Wonder's "Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer."


BOB DYLAN shares "False Prophet."

MARK LANEGAN: Stereogum excerpts his memoir, which has Screaming Trees' Gary Lee Conner (and likely others) a bit miffed.

BONO shares a playlist of 60 songs that changed his life for his 60th birthday.

BETTY WRIGHT, nown for R&B classics such as “Tonight Is the Night” and “No Pain, (No Gain),” Wright’s ubiquitous 1972 single “Clean Up Woman," has died at 66.

QUEEN guitarist Brian May has revealed he ended up in the hospital after injuring his buttocks during an incident in his garden.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Stars On 45's "Stars On 45," an extremely strange Dutch Beatles-impersonator disco megamix that somehow blew up in the US.


ROY HORN, who levitated tigers, made elephants disappear, turned himself into a python and mesmerized Las Vegas audiences for decades as half of the famed illusionist team Siegfried & Roy, died on Friday in Las Vegas. He was 75. The cause was complications of Covid-19.

THE MANDALORIAN: Temuera Morrison, who played Jango Fett in 2002's 'StarWars: Attack of the Clones', will appear in season two as...

LORI LAUGHLIN lost her motion to dismiss the Varsity Blues case against her.

THE BATMAN will be raw and unsanitized.

SHIRLEY, starring Elisabeth Moss, has a trailer online.

M NIGHT SHAMALAYAN has rounded out the cast for his next top-secret movie.

AVENGERS: ENDGAME's directors are making movie recommendations.

MAD MEN: The perfect show for the pandemic?


A GOOD BOY wanders into the wrong neighborhood.

RAT HEPATITIS, because 2020.

A SCORPION DEN, because creepy.

AN OTTER, dunking a ball and then fist-pumping.

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