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Yesterday was Newsy, but sticking to "news" here.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE WALKER BROTHERS play "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)" and "Make It Easy On Yourself" for Twofer Tuesday.

CACTUS BLOSSOMS play The Current.

BLEACHERS: Jack Antonoff talks to The Current

HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF's Alynda Seggara, profiled at Pitchfork.

JOAN JETT, profiled at American Songwriter.

THE MOUNTAIN GOATS: A survey of John Darnielle's boombox period.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Mariah Carey's hacky, swollen inspiration ballad "Hero."


BRITNEY SPEARS reportedly signed a “record-breaking” deal to publish a tell-all book in which she will detail her career and family.

RUST: How the Gun in Alec Baldwin's Hands Turned the Set Deadly.

R KELLY filed a motion to be acquitted on - or at least be granted a new trial for - his September 2021 conviction for racketeering, sexual exploitation of a child and kidnapping.

COURTNEY COX wants respect.

SEX & THE CITY, and fake baseball.

GHOST COMPOSERS: The Ugly Truth of How Movie Scores Are Made.


GEESE, on parade.

CATS, looking for the blue socks.

A SUGAR GLIDER, bouncing through the green fields.

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I should have taken Presidents' Day off, so.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, February 21, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE KNACK: "Frustrated."

NEW RELEASES: Paste will point you to Hurray for the Riff Raff, Beach House, Alice Glass and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has Metronomy, Midnight Oil, Sally Shapiro, and more.

FLOCK OF DIMES shares "Pure Love / Time."

GIN BLOSSOMS singer Robjn Wilson on ‘90s fame, The Masked Singer, Marshall Crenshaw, and more.

DALLAS GOOD, of Canadian country rock greats The Sadies, died of natural causes. He was 49.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Janet Jackson's "Again," the light ballad from the 'Poetic Justice' soundtrack.


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Uncharted tops the chart with 51MM over a four-day run, exceeding projections (and reviews).  Dog places with 18MM.  Spider-Man: No Way Home shows with another 8.8MM and a 771MM domestic total.

QUEEN ELIZABETH II tested positive for COVID-19.

JUSTIN BIEBER tested positive for COVID-19.

JAMES GUNN & JENNIFER HOLLAND of Peacemaker are engaged.

THE OSCARS may have to recognize Cinderella.

MINKA KELLY rejected a nude scene in Euphoria.

CHANNING TATUM nearly turned down Magic Mike 3: "You Have to Starve Yourself."

ALEC BALDWIN may have fired the shot that killed “Rust” cinematographer Halyna Hutchins without pulling the gun’s trigger, a New Mexico prosecutor says. (Still an unlikely scenario.)

FROM "PIG" TO "DOG" TO "COW": A new movement of films is recalibrating not just how animals are treated on sets, but how they're considered on screen.

GEORGE WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY is observed today. Here's an inaccurate and profane tribute to the first US President. 


A 500-POUND BEAR known as "Hank the Tank" has broken into dozens of homes in South Lake Tahoe.

HOW IT STARTED / How It's Going.

KITTY & MONKEY, living together...

WHEELIE DOGS, at the park.

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It's the show that gave birth to the saying, you know.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, February 18, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with OTIS REDDING!  Otis and the Bar-Kays crank up the energy to 11 for a Ready Steady Go special, crashing through "Satisfaction,"  "My Girl" and "Respect," then "Shake" morphing into "Land of a Thousand Dances" performed by Otis, Eric Burdon and Chris Farlowe.  BONUS: from the same special, Eric Burdon covers "Hold On, I'm Coming," while Chris Farlowe covers "It's a Man's World."


CHRIS PIERCE visits World Cafe.

PHOSPHORESCENT covers Nick Lowe's "I'm a Mess."

FONTAINES D.C. share "I Love You."

STARS share "Pretenders" and "Snowy Owl."


BEACH HOUSE, on 'The Phantom Of The Opera,' 'The Red Shoes,' and more of their formative influences.

JEFF TWEEDY, profiled by the San Francisco Chronicle.

PORTISHEAD, profiled by The A.V. Club.

VINYL SALES in the UK look set to overtake CDs this year.


FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA, on The Godfather, Megalopolis,Marvel and more.

VANITY FAIR's Hollywood issue is online.

STRANGER THINGS has Season Four premiere dates, and announces it will end with Season Five. And the episodes are supersized.

20 QUESTIONS with HBO's content chief, in which he makes the point that they don't rely all that much on sequels and reboots.And that David Chase isn't interested in more Sopranos.

CHET HANKS has opened up about growing up as the son of Tom Hanks.

THE WORST MOVIE SEQUELS, according to ScreenCrush.

BAZ LUHRMANN'S ELVIS, with Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom, has a trailer online.


IN A WORLD where you can be anything, be kind.

DOWNWARD Prairie Dog.

A PIG, clearing the road.

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My news was better, but I can't speak for anyone else.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN breaks out a 12-string to cover Jackie DeShannon's "When You Walk in the Room," which was also a hit for The Searchers.

SPOON plays a four-song set for Kimmel.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED features The Suffers, S. Carey, Lady Dan, and more.

SLANG, a Portland-based "supergroup" share "Wilder."

SONDRE LERCHE shares "Avatars of Love."

TOMBERLIN's "happy accident" features Cass McCombs on guitar.

BEACH HOUSE Are Still Surprising Each Other.

EDDIE VEDDER & NIKKI SIXX are having a beef, but not Stone Gossard.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Meat Loaf's bombastic, overwhelming rock 'n' roll epic "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)."



MEGXIT: Meghan Markle 'has no intention of ever returning to UK.'

BRITNEY SPEARS was invited by two members of Congress to meet and discuss possible reform to the conservatorship process.

BEAVIS & BUTT-HEAD Do The Universe.

LINDA EVANGELISTA shares her cosmetic procedure disaster in photos.

1932: Another Yellowstone prequel is in the works.

ART SPIEGELMAN talks about Maus, and losing his glasses.

MARLA GIBBS of The Jeffersons talks to THR at 90.

OUR FLAG MEANS DEATH has a trailer online.


IT WAS A GOOD RUN at the dog show, until it wasn't.

A KITTEN sees snow for the first time.

COW-KISSING raises funds for the United Way.

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"News" is rarely as bad as news.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


PAUL COLLINS & PETER CASE, formerly of The Nerves, play "Hanging On The Telephone" in-store.

BOB DYLAN: Pretty Good Stuff, Ep. 14.


BOB MOULD shares a live EP.

KURT VILE shares “Exploding Like Stones,” ft. Sun Ra Arkestra’s James Stewart.


ROMERO shares "Turn It On!"


STEVIE NICKS is Still Living Her Dreams.

BEACH HOUSE's Descent Into Madness.

SEA POWER, on dropping "British" from their name.

HOWARD GRIMES, who drummed for Al Green and Ann Peebles, was a foundation of 1970s Memphis soul. He died on Saturday at 80.


P.J. O'ROURKE, legendary journalist and political satirist who cracked people up at  National Lampoon, Car and Driver, Playboy, Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone, died from lung cancer complications at 74.

ALEC BALDWIN is sued for wrongful death by the family of slain “Rust” cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

THE ROYALS: Prince Andrew settled a sexual abuse lawsuit with Virginia Giuffre, one of Jeffrey Epstein's accusers. ALSO: Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles are reportedly set to be crowned side by side during a scaled-back coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey.  Lotta stories assuming the Queen is not long for this world lately.

VIACOM/CBS renames itself Paramount.

STAR TREK: Paramount is planning to enter negotiations for Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho and Simon Pegg to return to the Enterprise for their fourth tour of duty.

THE WONDER TWINS are heading towards a movie at HBO Max.

BLOOM COUNTY is in development as an animated series.

DAVID FINCHER's thoughts on China's once-censored version of Fight Club.

ROBERT PATTINSON, on the Batman voice.

WINDFALL has a trailer online.

DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA has a trailer online.


A BUNNY AND A CHICKEN have inflitrated the Pentagon.

A HUGE FLOCK OF BLACKBIRDS crashed to the ground in Chihuahua, Mexico, leaving dozens of them dead.

THE NEARLY FLIGHTLESS KAGU, found only on a single island of New Caledonia.

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