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Spoon, Buckingham & McVie, Walter Martin, Possum   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, December 04, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


DIRTY PROJECTORS share a video for the epic "Up in Hudson."

SPOON plays a mini-set on CBS This Morning.

LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM & CHRISTINE McVIE stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.

WALTER MARTIN (Walkmen) plays a Tiny Desk Concert. With a barbershop quartet.

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS share "Last Wave."

GLAM CHOPS: Art Brut's Eddie Argos has a "Countdown to Christmas."

WILCO's Jeff Tweedy and John Stirratt recently sat down together for a chat with journalist and Being There Deluxe liner notes writer Steven Hyden to talk about the band, then and now.

CHRIS STAPLETON talks to All Things Considered about the litmus test he has for old songs he has written and why his music is connecting with audiences now.

WOLF ALICE is profiled by the Illinois Entertainer.

THE BEST BAND MERCH of 2017, according to Pitchfork.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Coco repeats atop the chart with 26.1MM, down 49 percent, a drop consistent with recent Disney holiday releases, butmeaning it will come in at the lower end of Pixar flicks. Justice League holds the scecond spot with 16.6MM on a 60 percent drop, more bad news for the WB.  Wonder also repeats, with the surprise hit taking in another 12.5MM on a 45 percent drop; it will likely cross 100MM domestic by next monday, which no one predicted.  Thor: Ragnarok repeats in the fourth slot with another 9.7MM on a leggy 43 percent drop as it closes in on 300MM domestic.  And rounding out the Top Five, Daddy's Home continues to edge out Murder on the Orient Express with 7.8MM, though the latter edges the former in total withadult sales during the week.

BRYAN SINGER is "unexpectedly unavailable" to finish directing the Queen biopic.  I'm sure it's just about his heath.

MATT LAUER's long-suffering wife Annette Roque has fled their home and is rumored to have headed back to her native Netherlands amid his sex harassment scandal.  When executives asked Lauer about possible misconduct, he said he was “racking his brain and couldn’t think of anything at all."

JAMES LEVINE, the legendary Metropolitan Opera conductor, allegedly molested a teenager for years.

GERALDO RIVERA apologized to Bette Midler after she accused him earlier this week of drugging and groping her in the 1970s.

PAMELA ANDERSON told Megyn Kelly that the women who were sexually abused by Harvey Weinstein might not have been victimized if they were just more careful with him.

JOHN HOCCKENBERRY, "retired" public radio icon,is accused of sex harassment.

JORDAN PEELE & GRETA GERWIG talk about successful directorial debuts.

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI director Rian Johnson reveals the first word in Episode VIII.

CHRIS PRATT officially filed for divorce from Anna Faris.

KALEY CUOCO is getting married to longtime bf Karl Cook.

AMANDA SEYFRIED is dating a real estate exec.

THE WINKLEVOSS TWINS may have lost on Facebook, but won on Bitcoin.

A POSSUM apparently drank bourbon after breaking into a Florida liquor store, sobered up at a wildlife rescue center and was released unharmed.

A SOGGY WOMBAT is rescued from a storm drain Down Under.

THE GAVLE GOAT has a livecam, at least until someone burns it down, per usual.

THE PENGUIN EXHIBIT in Yulin City in China's southern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Regionturned out to be inflatable.

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Elton John, Billy Corgan, Joanna Warren, Robert Finley, Long-Lost Dog   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, December 01, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with ELTON JOHN! Half of a live show captured by the OGWT on Christmas Eve, 1974.  Your setlist includes: "Grimsby" (incompete), "Rocket Man," "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," "Daniel," Grey Seal,"  "Bennie And The Jets," "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds," "I Saw Her Standing There," "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me," "Honky Cat," "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting," "Crocodile Rock," "The B^tch Is Back," "Your Song," and "White Christmas."

BILLY CORGAN played a Tiny Desk Concert.

JOANNA WARREN plays an acoustic Stereogum Session.

ROBERT FINLEY, a self-taught bluesman and soulful vocalist from Bernice, Louisiana, streams Goin’ Platinum!

NICHOLAS KRGOVICH streams In An Open Field.

THE AUTUMN DEFENSE (incl Wilso's John Stirratt and Pat Sansone) shared a mixtape at Aquarium Drunkard.

WOLF ALICE covers Eartha Kitt's "Santa Baby."

DAMIEN JURADO covers Vince Guaraldi’s yuletide classic, “Christmas Time Is Here.”

OKKERVIL RIVER shares  “What Friends Do.”  It sounds weirdly like the Young Fresh Fellows or Minus 5.

CRAIG FINN covers The Mountain Goats' "Fault Lines."

TOM JONES covers the Elmore James blues burner "Done Somebody Wrong".

THE RAVEONETTES' 2011 video for 2001's "The Christmas Song.

RADIOHEAD confirmed that they will not be attending next year’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony, even if they are to be inducted.

THE BEASTIE BOYS' Ad-Rock believes sexual misconduct allegations against his father.

THE 50 BEST SONGS of 2017, according to Rolling Stone.  Also the albums.

NOW SHOWING: There are no new wide releases this weekend.

ZACH SNYDER will continue to be involved with the DCU, but will he direct another DC movie for Warner Bros.?

MATT LAUER apologized for some of his behavior and admits there is “enough truth” to the allegations to feel ashamed in a statement timed for the TODAY show broadcast. Meredith Vieira once brought up a “bag of sex toys” she once found in Lauer's office — and you gotta see how Matt tap danced out of the awkward convo.

RUSSELL SIMMONS is accused of sexually assaulting screenwriter Jenny Lumet.  He will step down from the leadership of the businesses he's founded.

BETTE MIDLER says Geraldo Rivera drugged and 'groped' her in the 1970s and never apologized.

JESSICA CHASTAIN talks post-Weinstein Hollywood.

MEGHAN MARKLE: The Prince's fiancée won't be fast-tracked to UK citizenship.

CHRIS EVANS & JENNY SLATE, together again?

JIM NABORS, the Alabama-born comic actor who starred as TV’s dim but good-hearted Southern rube Gomer Pyle and constantly surprised audiences with his twang-free operatic singing voice, died Thursday. He was 87.

THIS LONG-LOST DOG gets a surprise reunion.

DOGS are brainier than cats, according to a new study.

NYC RATS can be DNA mapped as uptown and downtown rats.

DINOSAURS: Fluffier than we thought.

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Thingsday, despite being verrry busy.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


A QUICK DEADLINE CAME UP, but I have a few things...


THE AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR has a trailer online.

MATT LAUER was fired from the TODAY show following a claim of sexual misconduct. Lauer allegedly sexually assaulted a female NBC staffer during the Rio Olympics. More complaints followed.

GARRISON KEILLOR, fmr host of A Prairie Home Companion, was cut loose by Minnesota Public Radio after allegations of “inappropriate behavior with an individual who worked with him.” MPR's even changing the name of the show.

ANDREW KREISBERG, showrunner for Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, has been fired by Warner Bros. Television following allegations of sexual harassment.

JOHN LASSETER:  People who had regular contact with the executive say his behavior extended well beyond uninvited kisses or a hand that would stray to the leg during staff meetings. And Disney may have known.

RIDLEY SCOTT talks about replacing Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer in a matter of weeks for All The Money in the World.

MEGHAN MARKLE was written out of Suits as long as a year ago.

JENIFER LAWRENCE & DARREN ARONOFSKY split in part due to their age gap. This is my shocked face.

ADAM DRIVER would like to know about emo, which is amusing given that Kylo ren is basically Darth Emo.


...I should be back tomorrow with a full boat.

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It's Wednesday. So... Things, including a full Wilco concert.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



DJANGO DJANGO shared a video for “In Your Beat.

WILCO plays over two hours at the Palace Theater.

DHANI HARRISON stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.

JACK JOHNSON played a mini-set at World Cafe.

CALEXICO shares "Voices In The Field."

CHARLY BLISS covers "All I Want For Christmas Is You."


CAT POWER: "New York, New York."

GRAMMY NOMINATIONS went to these folks. Congrats.

THE 50 BEST ALBUMS of 2017, according to Paste.

RICHARD HELL talked to The Creative Independent about the importance of collaboration.



PRINCE HARRY & MEGHAN MARKLE's wedding will be in May at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, the palace announced on Tuesday.

MARVEL STUDIOS' Kevin Feige talks to Vanity Fair about the looming farewell to some of its founding superheroes, and the rise of a new generation.

GAL GADOT & KUMAIL NANJIANI talk to each other at Variety about their parents' expectations and name mispronunciations.

JENNIFER LAWRENCE & ADAM SANDLER talk to each other at Variety about not reading their reviews.

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS talks to W magazine about retiring from acting after his next film.

AMY SHERMAN-PALLADINO (Gilmore Girls) talks to Vulture about The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

ANGELA LANSBURY said women must accept some blame for sexual harassment.  Then again, she's over 90 years old.


A TIGER SHARK has taken its talents to South Beach.

A CHICKEN joyrides on a fire truck.

A DOG was rescued after chasing a cat into a 5-foot deep hole dug by a tortoise.

MALE DOLPHINS trade sponges for sex.

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If it's Tuesday, it must be Things, including Wayne Cochran RIP   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



WAYNE COCHRAN, the blue-eyed crooner best known for his towering white pompadour haircut, wild outfits and signature song “Last Kiss,” died in Miramar, Florida, on Nov. 21 at age 78.

BECK stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.

LUNA, Live at Brooklyn Steel, Nov. 18, 2017.

PHOEBE BRIDGERS played a Tiny Desk Concert.

BLITZEN TRAPPER covered Pink Floyd and Lady Gaga for Aquarium Drunkard.

THE HOLD STEADY shares "Entitlement Crew" and "A Snake In The Shower" in time for Twofer Tuesday.


JASON and the SCORCHERS cover "Absolutely Sweet Marie" and play "Harvest Moon" for Twofer Tuesday.

TOMMY KEENE: An appreciation at MAGNET contains Keene's list of the Top 40 Bands.

NME Created an Indie Scene Out of Thin Air in 2002 and Made It Stick.

STEELY DAN co-founder Donald Fagen is suing the estate of Walter Becker, his artistic partner for over 50 years, over a contract signed on Halloween 1972.

THURSTON MOORE, HOLLY HEARNDON & MORE talk about today's musical underground.


PRINCE HARRY & MEGHAN MARKLE confirmed their engagement, as you've probably heard.

HARVEY WEINSTEIN had two sexual assault claims filed against him yesterday alone.

HOUSE OF CARDS extended its production hiatus for another two weeks on Sunday as an investigation continues into Kevin Spacey’s alleged sexual misconduct.

JENNIFER LAWRENCE is finally taking some time off.

JAMES CAMERON talks Titanic and the impact of a sale of the Fox studio.

WALTER HILL (48 Hours, The Warriors) reflects on 50 years of filmmaking.


TOILET TERROR: Iguana Shocks Florida Woman.

A BOBCAT was struck by a car, became lodged in the grille, and survived a drive to Virginia.

A BEAR is on the loose after stealing a hapless hunter's shotgun and automatic rifle during a cabin break-in.

HILTON THE SHARK returns to Nova Scotia.

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