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The State of Our Union is a Long Ryders LP.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, March 01, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE FEELIES: The Jonathan Demme-directed "Away" and a live take on "Deep Fascination" for Twofer Tuesday.

ELECTRICITY & LUST: Pavement's Slanted & Enchanted - Live!

THE BLACK OPRY, on World Cafe.

WET LEG shares "Angelica."

NATION OF LANGUAGE covers Broken Social Scene's "Stars and Sons."

ADULT MOM shares "91."

SPOON: A Life in Motion with Britt Daniel.

NICK CAVE remembers Mark Lanegan.

BASIA BULAT is profiled by the Toronto Star.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Ace Of Base's strange, simplistic, hypnotic robo-reggae smash "The Sign."


KANYE WEST told a court that claims he harassed his estranged wife Kim Kardashian on social media are “double hearsay.”


MORBIUS: The final trailer has... Michael Keaton.

JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS cut a deal in his DUI case.

JULIETTE LEWIS on the soundtrack of her life.

THE BATMAN: Early reviews, including from Variety and THR, seem pretty positive.

BATMAN RETURNS: Tim Burton's second Batman film is essayed at The Ringer.


HELPING a cat in need.

IF IT FITS, it sits.

IGUANA HUNTER Kills Giant Invasive Lizards in Florida.

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I sincerely hope You're coming 'cause You really started something.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, February 28, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


BLAKE BABIES' fab cover of the Grass Roots' "Temptation Eyes."  Saw 'em open for Game Theory, many moons ago.

NEW RELEASES:Paste will point you to Superchunk, String Machine, King Hannah, and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has Johnny Marr, Bambara, ADULT, and more.

EDDIE VEDDER covered The Police's "Message in a Bottle" with Stu Copelan, and two Tom Petty songs with Benmont Tench.

BILLY JOEL paid tribute to Procol Harum‘s Gary Brooker with a cover of the band's classic, ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale.'

DARYL HALL covers the Eurythmics’"Here Comes the Rain Again,"unplugged with Dave Stewart.

KELLY CLARKSON covers George Michael's "Faith."

PETER HOOK, on his five best bass albums.

THE LIBERTINES gave an update on Pete Doherty's health following a respiratory infection.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Celine Dion's first US chart-topper, her cover of Jennifer Rush's operatic howler "The Power Of Love."


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Uncharted still charted at the top with 25MM on a 47 percent drop (which would be really good if the debut had been bigger and The Batman weren't coming). Dog placed again with 10.1MM on a 32 percent drop.  Spider-Man: No Way Home showed with another 5.75MM on a 23 percent drop.

THE SAG AWARDS went to these folks. Congrats!

AMANDA BYNES seeks to end her conservatorship after nearly nine years.


THE ROYALS: Not everybody is thrilled with giving Camilla a consort title.

STEVEN SPIELBERG wants to make a Bullitt movie (but not a remake).

JUSTIFIED: The limited series return might be partly directed by Quentin Tarantino.

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH rescued a family from a herd of cattle.


THE QUICK BROWN FOX jumped over the lazy dog.

WHY PANDAS are endangered.

A KITTY, facing Monday.

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The Queen of Soul, and Friday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, February 25, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with ARETHA FRANKLIN, Live in Stockholm, 1968! The "Lady Soul" concert was broadcast on Swedish TV, including: "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Come Back To Me," "Satisfaction," "Don't Let Me Lose This Dream," "Soul Serenade," "Night Life," "Baby I Love You," "Groovin,'" "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "Come Back Baby," "Dr Feelgood (Love Is A Serious Business)," "Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)" "I  Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)," "Chain Of Fools," and "Respect."



GEESE covers Talking Heads' "This Must Be The Place."

ISOBEL CAMPBELL remembers Mark Lanegan.

KING HANNAH answers 20 Questions.

CYRANO: How Carin Besser, Matt Berninger, and Bryce and Aaron Dessner created an unusual soundtrack.


ANTHONY EDWARDS & MARE WINNINGHAM quietly eloped last year.

BEN STILLER & CHRISTINE TAYLOR have rekindled their marriage after separating nearly five years ago.

SEAN PENN is on the ground in Ukraine filming a documentary about Russia’s invasion.

ANNALYNNE McCORD made a video for Vlad and oh boy.

BRITNEY SPEARS threatened to sue her former management company after claiming that two employees were trying to kill her.

THE CROWN: Thieves have stolen over 200K worth of props from the set of Netflix series.

CHARLIE COX confirmed that he is set to make an appearance as Daredevil again in the MCU.

LAW & ORDER: The Top 50 episodes, according to the Ringer.

SALLY KELLERMAN, the husky-voiced actress known for her Oscar-nominated portrayal of U.S. Army Maj. Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan in Robert Altman’s M*A*S*H, has died. She was 84.


HERE COMES THE SUN, and I say, it's alright.

WALKING THE DOG after a fresh snow.

MAGPIES have outwitted scientists by helping each other remove tracking devices.

ELEPHANTS deployed to chase away rhinoceros in Majuli, India.

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The "news" always seems small, sometimes smaller.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


DEAN & BRITTA: Today just seemed good for "Words You Used to Say."

PATTI LABELLE plays a Tiny Desk Concert. Including that one.


U.S. HIGHBALL, from Glasgow, shares "Double Dare."

GIRLPOOL shares "Dragging My Life Into a Dream."


R.E.M.: Bittersweet Means.

PHOEBE BRIDGERS, on Boygenius plans, Taylor Swift and that guitar smash.

AARON DESSNER discusses the appeal of collaboration, the power of getting lost in a song, avoiding burnout, and why each time you begin a new project it feels like you're starting all over again.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting's 'Three Musketeers' ballad "All For Love."


JENNIFER LAWRENCE reportedly welcomed her first child.

ABIGAIL BRESLIN is engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Ira Kunyansky.

THE ROYALS: Prince Harry is suing the Daily Mail again.

WINNING TIME: How HBO's Lakers Series Ticked Off the NBA, Ended a Friendship, and Became the Most Anticipated Sports Show in Decades.

OZARK drpped a trailer for the final episodes.

UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN, starring Andrew Garfield, has a trailer online.

SOUTH PARK: The orchestral version of "Chocolate Salty Balls."


THERE ARE two types of dogs.

THE BEST Day Ever.

MONKEY & CAT, living together...

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Mark Lanegan and Gary Brooker RIP.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE FOUR TOPS: Levi Stubbs works up a sweat on live French TV, belting out a supercharged "I'll Be There."

MARK LANEGAN, who followed a long stint as lead vocalist for the proto-grunge band Screaming Trees with a distinguished career as an impassioned solo singer-songwriter and adventurous collaborator with Queens of the Stone Age and others, has died. A cause of death was not announced, although last year he was said to be suffering from Covid-19 and kidney disease; he was 57.

GARY BROOKER, the frontman for Procol Harum who led the band throughout their 55-year history and co-wrote and sang their 1967 classic “A Whiter Shade of Pale,” died at his home from cancer on Saturday, Feb. 19. He was 76.

BUFFALO NICHOLS plays a Tiny Desk Concert.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED features Fantastic Negrito, Daniel Rossen, Porridge Radio and more.

THE AFGHAN WHIGS return with "I'll Make You See God."

REGINA SPEKTOR returns with "Becoming All Alone."

COLA, featuring members of Ought and US Girls, share "So Excited."

SUPERCHUNK: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview.



THE OSCARS will pre-tape 8 of 23 awards, which is one way to shorten the show, I suppose.

SCARLETT JOHANSSEN is starting a skincare line.

MATTHEW PERRY plans a juicy autobiography.

JOHN CARPENTER is sort of interested in a sequel to The Thing.

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD's oral history comes a lot of new dish about the set feud between leading actors Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron.

STAR TREK: The sequel announcement came as a surprise, not just to observers who have been watching the movie studio haltingly try to revive Trek on the big screen for years but also to the actors and their representatives.

ROBERT DOWNEY JR. & SHANE BLACK (“Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang” and “Iron Man 3”) are reteaming for a movie based on the character Parker, created by author Donald E. Westlake.

RISING PHOENIX, the documentary in which Evan Rachel Wood accuses Marilyn Manson of "essentially" raping her, has a trailer online.


A MYSTERY KANGAROO, on the lam in Denmark.

A MASAI GIRAFFE was born at the Phoenix Zoo.

AN AGGRESSIVE DONKEY in Oaxaca struck again on Wednesday and killed a 79-year-old man.

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