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Had the AC on, not complaining.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, November 16, 2023 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


BILLY PAUL: "Me and Mrs. Jones." Got a thing going on.

KEVIN SHIELDS (MBV) joined DINOSAUR JR on the latter's "Tarpit" and a cover of The Cure's "Just Like Heaven."

THE LEMONHEADS return with "Fear of Living."

THE NATIONAL shares "Laugh Track."

LANA DEL REY joins BLEACHERS on "Alma Mater."

NOUVELLE VAGUE covers Yaz's "Only You."

KEVIN DREW picks 10 albums that changed his life.


PEDRO PASCAL is in talks to star as Reed Richards in Fantastic Four.

COYOTE vs ACME gets two thumbs up from the Masters of the Spider-Verse.

MADAME WEB has a trailer online.

CHICKEN RUN 2 has a trailer online.


THE ROYALS: Prince Harry and Prince William's relationship is beyond repair.

AVENGERS: THE KANG DYNASTY loses its director amid questions about Jonathan Majors and his legal troubles.

BRAD PITT's new Formula One movie has been set back after hours of footage, worth tens of millions, has been scrapped.

SCOTT PILGRIM: Edgar Wright talks about getting the band back together.


CATS & DOGS, living together...

A STARFISH, walking.

A BABY CHAMELEON's first color change.

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Getting a mood together before the holidays.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


MARTI JONES & TIM LEE (The Windbreakers) cover The dB's classic, "Neverland." With Beatle Bob cameo.


JULIE BYRNE visits World Cafe.

CAT POWER covers Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" for Fallon.

J MASCIS shares “Can’t Believe We’re Here.”

THE KINKS, on 60 years of sibling rivalry, and a potential reunion.

PETE DOHERTY on being sober-ish.

MOJO's Top 75 Albums of 2023.


RIDLEY SCOTT, on Napoleon and his other great movies.

DAMSEL has a teaser trailer online.

COURTNEY COX shared a Matthew Perry story.

EDITH PIAF will come to life in a new biopic that will use AI to recreate her voice and image.

GLEN POWELL, on those Sydney Sweeney rumors, and more.

TODD HAYNES, on May December and... Three’s Company?

JASON ALEXANDER hasn't heard about a Seinfeld project.


A PUP charms a rooster.

TITANIC, but with frogs.

GOLDEN Scarab Beetles.

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The German term for accomplishing stuff and feeling otherwise.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE MAMAS & PAPAS: All the leaves are brown, so it's "California Dreamin'" and "Nowhere Man" for Twofer Tuesday.


THE SMILE returns with "Wall of Eyes."


BEIRUT: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview.

RUSH might play without Neal Peart?

THE BEST NEW BANDS of 2023, according to Stereogum.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Adele's majestically sad ballad "Someone Like You."


COYOTE vs ACME may be sold to another studio after filmmakers protested the WB's decision to shelve it.

GRETA GERWIG, on box office dominance, life with Noah Baumbach, and the grossest parenting story you've ever heard.

ELI ROTH, on Thanksgiving, Porky's, and more.

DENZEL WASHINGTON and Antoine Fuqua are reteaming for the epic Hannibal drama for Netflix.

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO made huge bank on Killers of the Flower Moon.

BRITNEY SPEARS' memoir has Hollywood A-listers competing for the movie rights.

THE SIMPSONS co-creator James L. Brooks has confirmed that Homer will continue to strangle Bart on the show.

KEVIN TUREN, producer of Euphoria and The Idol, has died. He was 44.


DOGGO: Expectations vs Reality.

TALL GIRAFFE meets a tiny fawn.

CATS & DOGS, living together...

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Efforting the effort.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, November 13, 2023 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


CHEAP TRICK: "I Can't Take It." An overlooked gem.

NEW RELEASES: Paste will point you to Beirut, Cat Power, and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has New Order, Kristy MacColl, and more.

BOYGENIUS played "Satanist" and "Not Strong Enough" on SNL.

SHEER MAG returns with "Playing Favorites."

VOXTROT shares "New World Romance."

THE GRAMMYS nominations are out.

NCK CAVE, on his breakup with PJ Harvey.

JEFF TWEEDY, on religion, music - and the Dolly Parton song he dislikes.

SAM TWEEDY, on why he won't be setting foot back at Sarah Lawrence.

LEE RENALDO's 13 favorite albums.

TRACY CHAPMAN made Country history.


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: The Marvels tops the chart with 47MM, which is the lowest opening for an MCU movie evah.  Oof. Five Nights at Freddy’s places with 9MM on a 53 percent drop.  Taylor Swift: Eras Tour shows with 5.9MM on a 57 percent drop.  Priscilla is in the fourth slot with 4.8MM on a four percent in its first weekend of wide release.

DAVID FNCHER, ranked by Steven Hyden.

TAYLOR SWIFT & TRAVIS KELCE, sitting in a tree.

REBEL MOON has a trailer online.

COYOTE vs ACME has been shelved by Warner Bros a year after filming completed.

ROBERT DE NIRO was not found liable in a sex discrimination lawsuit, though his company was found liable.

FRANCESCA SCORSESE, on directing her father's TikTok videos.

STREAMING is a Bad Business Model.

ULTRAMAN has a teaser trailer online.

KEVIN BACON helped rescue a pig named Kevin Bacon.

ROBERT BUTLER, the co-creator of Remington Steele and director behind classic television series’ and pilots including Star Trek and Batman, has died at the age of 95.

FRANK BORMAN, the commander of NASA’s 1968 Apollo 8 spaceflight, whose astronauts became the first men to orbit the moon, captured the famed image known as Earthrise and read lines from Genesis to deliver a brief Christmastime uplift to a troubled America, died on Tuesday in Billings, Mont. He was 95.

THE THING, if it starred Pingu instead of Kurt Russell.



CATS & DOGS, living together...

BOSCO and his Big Stick.

A BEAR impresses.

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Funeral for a friend.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, November 09, 2023 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



THE WRECK of the EDMUND FITZGERALD: The legend lives o­n from the Chippewa o­n down of the big lake they called Gitche Gumee. Nov. 10th is the anniversary of the 1975 wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald -- 729 feet-long, 75 feet in breadth, 39 feet in depth, weighing 13,632 gross tons -- an ore bulk carrier with a capacity of 25,000 tons. When it was launched o­n June 7 1958, at the Great Lakes Engineering Works in River Rouge, Michigan, Fitzgerald was the largest ship o­n the Great Lakes. Here's misty, water-colored video of the launch.

The "Queen of the Great Lakes" sank in the eastern end of Lake Superior during a fierce storm -- including snow squalls -- that pounded the ship with 30-foot waves. The crew of 29 men perished; without witnesses, a definitive reason has never been determined. A Coast Guard report suggested that faulty hatches failed to keep water out of the ship's cargo holds, though others believe the ship struck an uncharted shoal and took o­n water. A documentary created and aired by the Discovery Channel concluded the loss was due to freak waves that overwhelmed the faulty hatches.

After the wreck, the Rev. Richard Ingalls went to Mariners' Church in Detroit and rang its bell 29 times, o­nce for each life lost. The church continues to hold an annual memorial, which includes reading the names of the crewmen and ringing the church bell. Here's video of Rev. Ingalls recounting that night.  More than 250 people gathered at the church for the 40th anniversary, which was expanded to remember victims from all tragedies on the Great Lakes. And here's a remembrance from a brother of one of the lost crew members.

At the request of family members surviving her crew, Fitzgerald's 200 lb. bronze bell was recovered by the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society in 1995, as a joint project with the National Geographic Society, Canadian Navy, Sony Corporation, and Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. The bell is now o­n display in the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. Here's a brief video from o­ne of the underwater explorations of the wreck. Fmr newsman Larry Elliot recalls the remote expedition.  And here is a story from one of the two scuba divers to ever reach the sunken hull.  Throw in the 3-D animation, and you'll feel just like Bill Paxton.

The song by Gordon Lightfoot spent 21 straight weeks o­n the pop charts, peaking at No. 2. Here, Lightfoot discusses writing the song, and the lyrics he's changed.  And there's a homemade video for it, which I highly recommend. Beats the tar of Celine Dion! And here are six cover versions. (PS:  Ken King -- who has lived o­n the U.P. of  Michigan, says the gales of November are quite something.)


PJ HARVEY performs new songs on her first US date.

LOWLAND HUM plays World Cafe.

SUEDE shares "The Sadness in You, The Sadness in Me."

SLEATER-KINNEY shares "Say It Like You Mean It."

FORMER GRAMMYS CEO Neil Portnow faces a lawsuit accusing him of a sexual assault in 2018.


GHOSTBUSTERS: FROZEN EMPIRE has a teaser online.

MEAN GIRLS: The mvie musical has a trailer online.

SAG-AFTRA has officially reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract with studios, a move that is heralding the end of the 2023 actors’ strike.

HOW CHRISTOPHER NOLAN defied the odds.

PATRICK DEMPSEY is People's Sexiest Man Alive.

STAR WARS: Marvel mogul Kevin Fiege's movie is not moving forward.

THE HOUSE OF MOUSE is currently in talks to license some of its content to Netflix.


FOX v CAT: Who You Got?

A DOGGO gets his own water.

A POT FULL of cuteness.

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