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Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE IDES OF MARCH: The friendly stranger in the black sedan.

ROBBIE FULKS gets over three hours of discussion and analysis on Political Beats.

TROPICAL F*CK STORM and KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD stream a collab EP, Satantic Slumber Party.

BELLE & SEBASTIAN shares "If They're Shooting at You."

DOLLY PARTON withdrew from Rock & Roll Hall of Fame consideration.

COLIN HAY, on his history with Ringo Starr, working with Zach Braff on 'Scrubs' and 'Garden State,' pointing out Melbourne on a map for Dick Clark, why Men At Work shouldn't have broken up, and more.

FRANZ FERDINAND: How they made "Take Me Out."

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Ini Kamoze's unlikely dancehall / rap smash "Here Comes The Hotstepper."


THE KARDASHIAS have a trailer online.

PETE DAVIDSON & KANYE WEST are texting, and it's not going well.

BILLIE LOURD is a married woman.

WILL SMITH says there's never been any infidelity in his marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith.

DIANE KRUGER says her Troy screen test made her feel like meat.

MY COUSIN VINNY at 30: An Unlikely Oscar Winner.

THE SHIELD: How the perfect pilot set up the perfect ending.


A DOGGO faces the fans.

CATS & BOXES: A love story.


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William Hurt RIP, and where did my hour go?   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


BLUE SWEDE: "Hooked on a Feeling," introduced by the late Don Kirshner. Ooga-Chucka.

NEW RELEASES: Paste will point you to Bodega, BOYO, Jenny Hval, Young Guv, and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has The Boo Radleys, Widowspeak, Junk Drawer, and more.

KEITH RICHARDS reunited with the X-Pensive Winos for a three-song, 16-minute set.

THOM YORKE shares "5.17."

BRYAN ADAMS revisits some career-spanning moments, such as 1985’s “Reggae Christmas” with Pee Wee Herman (IYKYK) and singing backup next to Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler on Mötley Crüe’s “Sticky Sweet."

PETE DOHERTY & FREDERIC LO, on how French serenity and being drug-free shaped their new album.

THE NUMBER ONES  looks at "On Bended Knee," the tender and romantic Boyz II Men ballad that knocked a different tender and romantic Boyz II Men ballad out of the top spot.


WILLIAM HURT, an acclaimed actor best known for his Oscar-winning performance in 1985’s “Kiss of the Spider Woman” and his work in “The Big Chill,” “Broadcast News,” “Children of a Lesser God” “A History of Violence,” and “Body Heat,” died Sunday of natural causes. He was 71 years old.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: The Batman repeats atop the chart with 66MM on 51 percent drop (which may reflect the post-pandemic lack of competition).  Uncharted places with 9.25MM on a 17 percent drop.  BTS Permission to Dance showed with a 6.8MM haul on Saturday alone.  Sorta makes me wonder whether Pixar blew it by putting Turning Red on D+.

THE BAFTAs went to these folks. Congrats!

THE DGA AWARDS went to these folks. Congrats!

JUSSIE SMOLLETT has been placed in the psych ward at the Cook County Jail.

QUEEN ELIZABETH II is unlikely to meet Prince Harry's daughter.

HAILEY BIEBER suffered stroke-like symptoms due to a small blood clot in her brain.

DEADPOOL 3: Shawn Levy (Free Guy) has been targeted to direct.

THE BOYS: Season 3 has a teaser trailer online.

A24: What Is Good Taste Worth? About .5 Billion, Apparently.

GROSSE POINT BLANK: Ben Dreyfuss has a very serious question for the screenwriter.


SLIDING into your week like...

A DOGGO, enjoying the best of both worlds.

DONKEYS, enjoying some dirt.

THE CLONED CAT was entirely different.

ESCAPED CAMEL kills two.

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And so we arrive at Rockpile.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, March 11, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with ROCKPILE, a band that featured old pals Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds cranking out the rootsy pub rock. Let's start with "Teacher, Teacher" and "I Knew the Bride," along with this clip of "Heart," featuring Billy Bremner, which is odd at the start.  And here's the band rolling through Lowe's "So It Goes," and "Heart of the City," plus a cover of Elvis Costello's and "Girls Talk," which many associate more with Edmunds.

THE BLACK KEYS share "Wild Child."

WET LEG played "Wet Dream" and "Chaise Longue" on Fallon.

FATHER JOHN MISTY sang "Goodbye Mr. Blue" on Colbert.

PAVEMENT shares a video for their obscure B-side turned viral hit "Harness Your Hopes."

BUFFALO TOM: The making of Let Me Come Over.

GANG OF YOUTHS frontman David Le'aupepe talks to The Current.

MAJOR LABELS are suspending biz in Russia.

THE BEATLES: How 'A Hard Day's Night' Reinvented the Rock Musical.


JUSSIE SMOLLETT, who was convicted of staging a racist and anti-gay attack against himself, was sentenced to 150 days in jail and ordered to pay restitution.

GRIMES & ELON MUSK secretly had another baby, a girl named Exa Dark Sideræl Musk.

PETE DAVIDSON will play a fictionalized version of himself in a new comedy series.

OBI-WAN KENOBI: "We're going to see a very powerful Vader," promises a returning Hayden Christensen.

DUNE: Austin Butler is in negotiations to play Feyd-Rautha in Part Two.

BETTER CALL SAUL has a trailer for the final season.

MY COUSIN VINNY: An Oral History.

INDIE MOVIE THEATERS struggle to survive as release windows shorten.

EMILIO DELGADO, the actor best known for his role as Luis on “Sesame Street,” has died at 81.


DOGS, giving high fives at the Austin Marathon.

THE BOX IS PACKED, ready to ship now.

I'M NOT EVEN MAD, I'm impressed.

I'M SORRY... were you going to eat that?

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I checked to make sure it was Thursday.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


WRECKLESS ERIC: The "Whole Wide World," of course. With Ian Dury on the throne.

JANIS IAN visits World Cafe.


FATHER JOHN MISTY shares "Goodbye Mr. Blue."

GANG OF YOUTHS covers Wilco's "A Shot in the Arm."

GRUFF RHYS shares "People Are P*ssed" and "Arogldarth."

DESTROYER: Dan Bejar breaks down the new album.

THE NATIONAL's Bryce Dessner has said that the band’s upcoming new album harks back to their “classic” sound, as well as having a “lot of energy in it”.

A BILLY JOEL BIOPIC, but Joel is not involved in the project and will not grant rights to his name, likeness, life story, or music.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Boyz II Men's slow-jam juggernaut "I'll Make Love To You".


AL PACINO, on The Godfather at 50.

OBI-WAN KENOBI has a teaser trailer online, scored with "Duel of the Fates."

NICOLAS CAGE IS NCOLAS CAGE in the trailer for The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent.

THE KARDASHIANS get a lengthy profile at Variety.

BLACK PANTHER director Ryan Coogler was mistaken for a bank robber.

DC FILMS' superheroes are moving their release dates again.

THE PENGUIN: The Batman spin-off series starring Colin Farrell is greenlit.

THE MUPPETS MAYHEM, ft. Dr. Teeth, is greenlit for Disney+.

CONRAD JANIS, an actor familiar to television viewers as Mindy’s father on the hit sitcom “Mork & Mindy” who was also a skilled jazz musician and a gallerist well known in the New York art world, died on March 1 in Los Angeles. He was 94.


A RARE SIBERIAN TIGER caught on camera.

BLACK SWANS feeding koi fish.

IS THAT 43 horned lizards and 9 snakes in your pants, or are you just... oh, wait.

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The lightning round of light "news."   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, March 09, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


HARRY NILSSON: "Everybody's Talking" on Swedish TV, circa 1969.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED features Regina Spektor, a Son Lux collaboration with David Byrne and Mitski, and more.

ANAIS MITCHELL vsits World Cafe.

THE DREAM SYNDICATE returns with "Where I'll Stand."

JOHN DOE shares "Never Coming Back."


KATE BOLLINGER shares "Who Am I But Someone."

SPOON, on toast, marmalade, and Lucifer On The Sofa (with a playlist).

BOB DYLAN announces a new book, 'The Philosophy of Modern Song.'

BOB GELDOF & CHRISSIE HYNDE are among those raising money for those affected by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.


FLORENCE PUGH may join Dune, Part 2.

KATE WINSLET is eager to get back to work.

BLUE BEETLE: Brazilian actress Bruna Marquezine, Belissa Escobedo and Harvey Guillén have joined the cast of DC Films's first superhero movie starring a Latino character.

DMZ has a trailer online.

JON HAMM, on Top Gun: Maverick, His New Narrative Podcast and His Dog's Inner Monologue.

(NOT THE) BATMAN: An Oral History of Prince's Soundtrack.


A WIERD-LOOKING DOG, chasing a ball.

A BIRD, performing tricks.

SPIDERS hunt in packs of hundreds to swarm prey.

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