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Hollywood versus the writers.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, May 03, 2023 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE BONGOS: "Numbers With Wings" was nominated for Best Direction at the first MTV Video Awards.

CAROLINE POLACHEK visits World Cafe.

SWEEPING PROMISES shares "Eraser."

BILLY JOEL covered “If You Could Read My Mind” in tribute t the late Gordon Lightfoot.


GIlLIAN GILBERT, on her journey with New Order.

TINY RUINS' Hollie Fullbrook discussed the inspirations behind the band’s new album.

AN AI-GENERATED KURT COBAIN covers Hole‘s "Celebrity Skin."


THE WRITER'S GUILD OF AMERICA has gone on strike for the first time since 2007, over minimum writing staff sizes, minimum amount of time for employmen, and artificial intelligence. The decision will have an immediate impact on late night shows. But not on House of the Dragon.

KEVIN COSTNER's wife files for divorce.

BILL NIGHY & ANNA WINTOUR may or may not be a thing.

GWYNETH PALTROW will not recoup the attorneys’ fees she paid to successfully defend herself against a lawsuit from a 76-year-old retired optometrist who claimed she was at fault for crashing into him at a posh Utah ski resort in 2016.

EMMA WATSON, on why she basically quit acting.

MICHAEL PALIN announced the death of his wife, Helen, after 57 years of marriage.

STEVEN TYLER is firing back at the woman suing him for allegedly sexually assaulting her 50 years ago when she was 16 years old.

ROMAN POLANSKI is seen in a smiling photo with Samantha Geimer — more than 45 years after he drugged and raped her when she was just 13.


WHEN A BEAR is hanging out in your dumpster.

GOOD BOY, or Good Ol' Boy?


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Sundown. Gordon Lightfoot and Tim Bachman RIP.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, May 02, 2023 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


GORDON LIGHTFOOT, the Canadian singer/songwriter whose most enduring works include, “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Sundown,” “Carefree Highway,” “Early Morning Rain,” “Rainy Day People,” and “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” has died. He was 84. Here's the NYT obit. It's been good to know him.

TIM BACHMAN, guitarist and founding member of Canadian rock group Bachman-Turner Overdrive, died Friday after battling cancer. He was 71.

JOSH RITTER visits World Cafe.

HEALING POTPOURRI covers The High Llamas, The Beatles, Burt Bacharach, and The Beach Boys for a Lagniappe Session.

TAYLOR SWIFT joins THE NATIONAL on "The Alcott."

GARBAGE covers Siouxsie & The Banshees’’ “’ “Cities in Dust.”

XTC'S Andy Partridge has a new project with Jen Olive and Stu Rowe, 3 Clubmen, which shares "Aviatrix."

WILLIE NELSON: 90 Defining Songs.

YO LA TENGO: Four decades of indie rock as couples therapy.

AEROSMITH is doing a farewell tour, having already farewelled Joey Kramer.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Pink's pissed-off rock-adjacent anthem "So What."


STAR WARS, if it was rebooted by Wes Anderson.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOL 3: See all 600 versions!

SYLVESTER STALLONE is rebooting "Cliffhanger."

CHER and Alexander “AE” Edwards have called it quits on their relationship, and were never even engaged, despite multiple reports to the contrary.

WOODY HARRELSON & JUSTIN THEROUX: Strange brothers, if not as genetic as with Matthew McConaughey.

STANLEY TUCCI, on his 2017 oral cancer diagnosis and battle.

JAMES HONG, 94, just keeps going.

FATAL ATTRACTION will not be ignored, despite its flaws.


CATS & DOGS, living together...

A FLAMINGO in yoga class.

MILITARIZED DOLPHINS Protect Almost a Quarter of the US Nuclear Stockpile.

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Consumers of the world, unite.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, May 01, 2023 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE KINKS are "The Village Green Preservation Society." God bless 'em.

NEW RELEASES: Paste will point you to The National, Josh Ritter, Jesse Ware, and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has Robyn Hitchcock, Beach House, The Blue Aeroplanes, and more.

THE NATIONAL was profiled in The New Yorker and played "Eucalyptus" on Fallon.

THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM returns with "Positive Charge."

LUCINDA WILLIAMS, reading a passage from her new memoir, Don't Tell Anybody the Secrets I Told You.

POPTIMISM killed the Hipsters.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at T.I.'s "Whatever You Like," the stadium-sized pop-rap song that soundtracked the last days before the financial collapse.


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Super Mario Bros remains atop the chart and breaking records with 40MM on a leggy 33 percent drop.  Evil Dead Rise places with 12.2MM on a somewhat leggy 50 percent drop.  Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret shows with a 6.8MM debut, which is probably a disapointment, but the movie could find legs based on good word-of-mouth.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOL. 3: Early buzz is hot, though the Rotten Tomatoes score has dropped from 91 to 78 percent as more reviews have rolled in.

MICHAEL J. FOX, on dealing with Parkinson's.

JACK NICHOLSON returned to his courtside seat for the Lakers, after a period of seclusion had folks speculating on his health.

EVA GREEN won her million-dollar High Court battle with a production company over the collapse of an abandoned sci-fi film.

SYDNEY SWEENEY stepping out with her fiancee amid rumors about a ralationship with Top Gun: Maverick's Glen Powell.

JASON MOMOA is also baffled by the success of Aquaman.


AI v HOLLYWOOD: As labor contract negotiations heat up in Hollywood, unions representing writers and actors seek limits on artificial intelligence.


LION v TURTLE: Who You Got?

A SQUIRREL leaves a treat for a human friend.

A CHEETAH finds the shade.

RESEARCHERS Turned This Goldfish Into a Cyborg.

LONELY PARROTS find friendship through video chats.

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How long has this been goin' on?   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, April 28, 2023 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with SQUEEZE!  Despite a new LP, some of you whippersnappers may never heard of Difford, Tilbrook & Co., who previously reeled of stellar string of pop gems, including "Take Me I'm Yours", "Cool for Cats", "Up the Junction", "Goodbye Girl,"  "Another Nail in My Heart", "Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)", "If I Didn't Love You", and the one most people know -- even if they don't know it's Squeeze -- "Tempted", which features transient member Paul Carrack on vox and keys.  Fun fact: Carrack was also responsible for the classic, "How Long" as a member of Ace.



M WARD returns with "Supernatural Thing."

THE ANTLERS shares "Rains."


PINK FLOYD: "Have You Got It Yet?", a documentary on Syd Barrett and the band, has a trailer online.

AMY WINEHOUSE's journal entries will be published in a new book.

FRUIT BATS' Eric Johnson talks to Uproxx.

THE FUGEES' Prakazrel "Pras" Michelwas convicted on criminal charges that he conspired with a Malaysian financier to orchestrate a series of foreign lobbying campaigns aimed at influencing the U.S. government under two presidents.


DUNE, PART 2: Vanity Fair has your first look.

BEYONCE fights the IRS.

GLEN POWELL's love life gets more complicated.

PAMELA ANDERSON is back in swimwear.

THE HUNGER GAMES prequel has a trailer online.

SIGOURNEY WEAVER is done with Ripley.

JERRY SPRINGER, who went from a somewhat outlandish political career to an almost indescribably outlandish broadcasting career with “The Jerry Springer Show,” which by the mid-1990s was setting a new standard for tawdriness on American television, turning the talk-show format into an arena for shocking confessions, adultery-fueled screaming matches and not infrequent fistfights, died on Thursday in suburban Chicago. He was 79.


A BABY RHINO charges a Wildebeest.

OTTER vs APE: Who You Got?

A BABY GIRAFFE's first steps.

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I could have done more, somewhere.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE ROLLING STONES made their second US TV appearance on The Mike Douglas Show, covering Buddy Holly's "Not Fade Away."

JOE P brings fuzz guitar to World Cafe.

TRAPPER SCHOEPP visits World Cafe.

PJ HARVEY returns with "A Child's Question, August."

JASON ISBELL shares "Cast Iron Skillet."

WYE OAK returns with “Every Day Like The Last.”

WILCO: Jeff Tweedy and Nels Cline talk guitars and songwriting.

ED SHEERHAN testifies in his Marvin Gaye plagiarism case: "Most pop songs can fit over most pop songs."

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Rihanna's thumping haunted-house dance-pop track "Disturbia."


JAMES GUNN, on the Guardians and the Superman.

A HAUNTING IN VENICE: Hercule Poirot has a trailer online.

KEANU REEVES, being Keanu Reeves again.

THE FLASH: Early buzz is hot. Was Tom Cruise right again?

KEVIN SMITH, on his complete break from reality.

CARRIE FISHER will make the Hollywood Walk of Fame for May the Fourth.

ELIJAH WOOD's Long Strange Trip (No, not that one.)


A CAT, as a baby.

A BABY ELEPHANT's first steps.

CATS & DOGS, living together...

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