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Gram Parsons, flying you into the weekend.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


... with GRAM PARSONS! As a member of both The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, and as a solo artist, Parsons anticipated the so-called country rock of the 1970s and the alt-country movement that began around 1990. There is not a lot of GP video floating around, but "Christine's Tune" is a good place to start, though the video for "Older Guys" is great because someone made them go out to christen Judge Smails' sloop. The Hell's Angels make an unfortunate cameo in the clip of "Six Days o­n the Road" from the infamous Altamont festival in 1969. The posthumous video for "Sin City" is nice also. BONUS: Dwight Yoakum covers "Wheels" at a Parsons tribute concert. DOUBLE BONUS: Frequent duet partner Emmylou Harris covers "Return of the Grievous Angel" with Ryan Adams (and Buddy Miller o­n bass) at a different tribute.


MICHIGANDER plays a micro-show at the Icehouse.

BEACHWOOD SPARKS: The Sandbox Sessions.

COURTNEY BARNETT plays "Rae Street" on Fallon.

HOW AARON DESSNER Found His Voice (With an Assist From Taylor Swift).

ALL THINGS MUST PASS: The making of George Harrison's epic.

WANDA JACKSON & JOAN JETT: A meeting decades in the making, yet fated to be.


BRITNEY SPEARS is under investigation for an alleged battery of a housekeeper. Her camp denies it.

ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY & JASON STATHAM are expecting their second child.

CHANNING TATUM & ZOE KRAVITZ appeared very much coupled up during a recent sighting in New York City.

MARVEL''S ETERNALS has a final trailer online.

MARVEL is trying to get back in China's favor.  There's little sign it's working.

DISNEYWORLD aspires to be Westworld.

SONNY CHIBA, the Japanese actor and martial arts legend who had roles in American films like “Kill Bill” and “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,” died on Thursday of COVID complications. He was 82.


THE STORY of Jumbo the Elephant.

A CAT discovers its owner's tattoo.

INTRODUCING the leafy seadragon.

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Thursday, the gateway to Friday.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE TEMPTATIONS: "I Can't Get Next To You."

THE ISLEY BROTHERS play a Tiny Desk Concert from Home.

JAKOB DYLAN visits World Cafe.

SANTANA & ROB THOMAS reunite for "Move."

FUTURE ISLANDS returns with a "Peach."


BOB DYLAN biographer Clinton Heylin casts doubts on the sex abuse lawsuit filed against the singer-songwriter.

TY SEGALL talks Steve Albini, Def Leppard, and more.

HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER's M.C. Taylor talks to American Songwriter.

THE 50 BEST PUNK SONGS, according to Consequence of Sound.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Janet Jackson's bracing, percussive dance-pop banger "Miss You Much."


SCARLETT JOHANSSON & COLIN JOST welcomed a baby boy, just weeks after news of her pregnancy went public.

JENNIFER LOPEZ is ready to sever all business ties with her ex-fiancé Alex Rodriguez as her romance with Ben Affleck heats up.

ANTHONY MACKIE has closed a deal to carry the shield and his first superhero picture in Captain America 4.

R KELLY's federal trial on charges of sexual abuse and racketeering is underway.

AQUAMAN 2 is very heavily inspired by Planet Of The Vampires, according to director James Wan.

OWEN WILSON is Doing Great, Thanks.

DUNE director Denis Villeneuve says that "to watch Dune on a television, the best way I can compare it is to drive a speedboat in your bathtub."

FROM DANIEL CRAIG TO DWAYNE JOHNSON: Inside the Biggest Movie Stars' Salaries.


JUANITA is not a Morning Armadillo.

CUDDLING with a Donkey.

HUMPBACK WHALES are organizing in huge numbers, and no one knows why.

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So much news, so little "news."   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


JONATHAN RICHMAN gives a live take on "Roadrunner" at Joey Ramone's 1998 birthday party.

BRIAN ENO & THE WINKIES: A Year With Collapsed Lung.

PARQUET COURTS debuts five new songs in Jersey City.

DEAN WAREHAM shares "The Past Is Our Plaything."

LOW shares "More."

SON VOLT: Jay Farrar on making the best of the new normal, the hidden dangers of the wide-body acoustic guitar and Trace’s anticlimactic birthday celebration.

TEN PUNK DEBUTS Every Music Fan Should Own.

THE SMITHS' 20 Greatest Guitar Moments.

MANIC STREET PREACHERS: "We talked ourselves through oblivion."


SCARLETT JOHANSSON is expecting her first child with Colin Jost, and has joined the cast of Wes Anderson's next film.

LADY GAGA's hero dog walker who was shot protecting her beloved pooches says he now feels “abandoned and unsupported” — leaving him homeless and begging for money.

HORATIO SANZ has been accused of sexually assaulting an underage fan in 2002. His lawyer calls the lawsuit "ludicrous."

LeVAR BURTON was the number one choice of Jeopardy! fans to succeed the late Alex Trebek as host of the show in a recent poll - with more than 5 times the support of Mike Richards, who was named the permanent host last week.

MIKE WHITE: The White Lotus creator understands if you feel conflicted about that ending. So does he.


STAR WARS: VISIONS has a trailer online.


A DAD assists an alligator trainer.

WHEN YOU LEAVE A DOGGO alone for a minute.

A SEA EAGLE, carrying a pig across a lake.

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And then there's Tuesday (sans Maude).   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE RASPBERRIES crush "Go All The Way" and "I Wanna Be With You" for Twofer Tuesday.

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS get three and a half hours of discussion and analysis on the 100th episode of Political Beats.


ANGEL OLSEN covers Billy Idol's "Eyes Without A Face."

PERFUME GENIUS covers Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive."


BOB DYLAN faces allegations of sexual abuse at the Chelsea Hotel in 1965, when the plaintiff was 12 years old and Dylan was in his 20s. A spokesperson for Dylan has said: "The 56-year-old claim is untrue and will be vigorously defended."

MADONNA will bring her entire catalog of recorded music under the Warner Music umbrella as part of a career-spanning global partnership announced Monday.


ROMEO VOID's drummer, Larry Carter, has passed away.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Milli Vanilli's supremely goofy broken-heart ballad "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You."



JACK ANTONOFF & MARGARET QUALLEY were caught canoodling on camera in NYC.

SELMA BLAIR, after years in a painful multiple sclerosis flare, is now in remission.

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 4 is skipping theaters as part of a 100MM deal between Sony and Amazon.

BOB SAGET had a Twitter beef with Car Seat Headrest fans?

THE SURVIVALIST has a trailer online.


A DOGGO spent four years pacing in circles in a shelter cage, until a woman flew across country to rescue him.

A STRAY DOG goes up to truck driver asking to be rescued - now he's a handsome, fluffy pup with a girlfriend.

THE BIRDS: Fowl owls are swooping down on Raleigh neighbors out for evening runs.

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Nanci Griffith RIP, and Monday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


SEALS & CROFT: "Summer Breeze."

NEW RELEASES: Paste will point you to The Killers, Wednesday, Provoker and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has Vivien Goldman, A Certain Ratio, Scritti Politti, and more.

NANCI GRIFFITH, a Grammy-winning singer and songwriter who kept one foot in folk and the other in country and was blessed with a soaring voice equally at home in both genres, died on Friday. She was 68. Here she is on Austin City Limits.

RYAN ADAMS gives his first interview in two years.

THE CURE: Bassist Simon Gallup exits; frontman Robert Smith once said it wouldn't be The Cure without Gallup.

TONY BENNETT retires from performin on "doctor's orders."

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Gloria Estefan's love ballad "Don't Wanna Lose You."


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE:  Free Guy smashed expectations with a 28.4MM debut Don't Breathe 2 placed with a surprising 10.6MM.  Jungle Cruise showed with 9MM on a 43 percent drop.  Respect, th e Aretha biopic,likely disappinted with an 8.8MM opening which demonstared the pandemic gap between the likelihood of younger vs older viewers coming to the cinema.  And The Suicide Squad flames out in fifth, making 7.75MM on a 70 percent drop in its second weekend of release.

BRITNEY SPEARS: What does the announcement from Jamie Spears that he's ready to step away from his daughter's conservatorship really mean?

EMMA STONE has closed a deal to star in the sequel to Cruella, which is one way for the House of Mouse to avoid a ScaroJo-insired lawsuit over the release strategy of the original.

WES ANDERSON's next projects adds Rupert Friend and Jason Schwartzman.

VINCENT KARTHEISER was the subject of multiple investigations for his behavior on the set of Season 3 of the HBO Max series “Titans." Not great, Bob!

THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK: How Alan Taylor, the bigtime TV director with an iffy big screen record, wound up taking The Sopranos prequel to the cinema.

SOUTH PARK's Trey Parker and Matt Stone are now the proud owners of Casa Bonita, the beloved Colorado restaurant featured on the show.


A PUPPY who thinks he's a bunny.

GUINEA PIGS, at rush hour.

MUNCHKIN THE DUCK has a regular Dunkin’ order.

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