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Thursday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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JIMMY WEBB, one of America's master songwriters, plays "Elvis and Me" on Steve Dahl's 1991 NYE PPV event.

BEST COAST visits World Cafe.

BEN GIBBARD, Live From Home, Night 2.

SELF-ISOLATION PLAYLISTS from Phoebe Bridgers and The National's Matt Berninger.

 

BRIAN WILSON at home, playing "Do It Again."

LOVE & ROCKETS helped lay the foundation for '90s alternative rock groups like Oasis.

GLASTONBURY has been canceled. BONNAROO has been postponed.

AMAZON has temporarily paused ordering CDs, vinyl, and all other items other than "household staples, medical supplies, or other high demand products" amid the coronavirus pandemic.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Queen's biggest US hit, the lighthearted rockabilly throwback "Crazy Little Thing Called Love."

 

MATTHEW McCONNAUGHEY does his PSA.

SCHWARTZENEGGER does a second PSA.

KEVIN BACON launches a Sweet 6 Degrees campaign to encourage social distancing.

IDRIS ELBA believes he got coronavirus on the day he hugged Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's infected wife.

MEGXIT: Meghan Markle forces her Canadian staff to wear latex gloves over coronavirus fears - while husband Prince Harry feels "helpless" being isolated more than 4,500 miles away from his aging royal family, according to a report.

THE FRIENDS REUNION is delayed.

ANA de ARMAS shares pictures taken by Ben Affleck.

BEYOND BELIEF: FACT OR FICTION video, slowed down. It's awesome.

AMANDA BYNES is tending to her mental health again.

GEORGE R.R. MARTIN is in isolation, writing.

SETH ROGEN got stoned and live-tweeted Cats.

 

BOTTLE SERVICE at the Oregon Zoo.

PENGUINS taking the stairs at Two Oceans Aquarium.

WHEN THE CAMERA SPEED matches the flap of the bird wings...

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Post-Remote Office Setup Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

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

BEN GIBBARD, Live from Home.

MUSIC MOMENTS: Hear a benefit LP for the Alzheimer’s Association, with Sharon Van Etten, Jason Isbell, Joan Jett, Band of Horses, Nile Rodgers, The Head & The Heart, and more.

POGUETRY: Members of The Pogues and Lost Bayou Ramblers visit World Cafe.

THE PRETENDERS share "The Buzz."

MARAGET GLASPY shares "Devotion."

MOJO NIXON shares "Occupy."

 

BONO shares “Let Your Love Be Known.”

MICHAEL STIPE on the end of the world as we know it.

LOOKING FOR MUSIC FILMS TO STREAM? SPIN and The Current have lists.

MARCH MUSIC MADNESS, a bracket of soundtracks, is coming.

THE ROLLING STONES have postponed.

 

BLACK WIDOW is postponed.

QUEEN ELIZABETH II is socially distancing all the way to Windsor Castle.

LYLE WAGGONER, the actor with the leading man looks who spent seven seasons on The Carol Burnett Show before portraying versions of Steve Trevor a generation apart on Wonder Woman, has died. He was 84.

JARED LETO returned from an isolated desert retreat and wasn't he surprised!

TORMUND GIANTSBANE tested positive.

VANESSA HUDGENS apologizes for coronavirus comments.

REESE WITHERSPOON is profiled at Vanity Fair.

 

NDOTTO, an orphan elephant, had a hard time making friends until Mbegu came along.

DOGS & CATS, living together...

PLAGUE OF LOCUSTS set to descend upon Middle East, because obviously.

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St. Pat's Day, Bonus Pogues talk, and Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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NOW THAT YOU CAN'T ENDANGER YOURSELF IN A BAR, HERE'S ST. PATRICK'S DAY:

...with JOE STRUMMER and THE POGUES!  People will be getting their drink and dance on, so enjoy Joe, Shane and the band putting a Celtic spin on "London Calling" and "I Fought The Law" for St. Patrick's Day, 1988. Follow that up with the Dropkick Murphys' videos for "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" (which you may have heard in Martin Scorsese's The Departed) and "The Wild Rover."  Round it out with an Old Grey Whistle Test of my fave Pogues song, "Sally MacLennane," and a Shamrock Shake.

BONUS POGUES: Amost 2 hours, 15 minutes of discussion and anlysis on Political Beats, with guest Alfred Schultz.

DROPKICK MURPHYS are also livestreaming a concert today at 7 ET.

ILYAS AHMED covers the Stones, Joy Division and the VU for a Lagniappe Session.

R.E.M. is back on the charts because of course.

DAN SNAITH & NIGEL GODRICH Unravel the Mystery of Making Music.

FIONA APPLE's Art of Radical Sensitivity.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at the Captain & Tennille's watery, uncomfortable sex-jam "Do That To Me One More Time."

 

REGAL CINEMAS says it's closing all locations for now.

UNIVERSAL is breaking the theatrical window, making its movies available on home entertainment on the same day as the films’ global theatrical releases.

IDRIS ELBA tested positive for the coronavirus.

OLGA KURYLENKO tested positive for the coronavirus.

TOM HANKS is the only person from Baz Luhrmann Elvis Presley biopic believed to have tested positive.

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, Whiskey, and Lulu do a public service announcement.

JENNIFER LAWRENCE had a female intruder saunter right into her crib.

BEN AFFLECT & ANA de ARMAS are staying by each other's side after returning from their romantic trip to Latin America.

ORLANDO BLOOM gave up sex for six months before he started dating Katy Perry.

JOHNNY DEPP is backed by OG ex-wife Vannessa Paradis in his face off with his second ex-wife, Amber Heard.

TOM CRUISE Warned The Studio About How Hard ‘Top Gun: Maverick' Would Be To Make.

THE MET GALA has been postponed.

THE KENTUCKY DERBY has been postponed.

WEST SIDE STORY: A first look at Spielber's remake, at Vanity Fair.

 

THE SHEDD AQUARIUM is closed, except for the Penguins, who are checking out the fish.

SELF-QUARANTINE with a feline.

THE GOLDEN POSSUM: Rare and beautiful.

DOGS & CATS, living together...

AN ESCAPED SHEEP spent 6 years in the mountains, during which time he grew 60 pounds of wool. Wolves tried to eat him, but their teeth could not penetrate the floof.

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New Releases, Indie Basement, Soccer Mommy, Dogs & Cats   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, March 16, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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THE IDES OF MARCH was yesterday, but still: The friendly stranger in the black sedan.

NEW RELEASES: Paste will point you to The Districts, Vundabar, Caitlyn Smith and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENTwill point you to Porridge Radio, Jeanines, The Wants and more.

SOCCER MOMMY visits World Cafe.

FOUR TET streams Sixteen Oceans.

THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS release "You'll Be Mine."

 

DEAP LIPS covers Steppenwolf's "The Pusher."

LIAM GALLAGHER thought he had coronavirus, but his house was just hot.

GENESIS P-ORRIDGE, the visual, musical and performance artist whose work with Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV gave rise to the industrial and acid house genres, has died at age 70, after being diagnosed with leukemia two-and-a-half years ago.

THE NUMBER ONES looks back at Michael Jackson's lush, glowing disco ballad "Rock With You."

 

THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE was the lowest since Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 1998.  That's right; lower than after 9/11.  Pixar's Onward repeated atop the chart with 10.5MM on a 73 percent drop from last weekend.  I Still Believe placed with 9.5MM against a 14MM budget.  Bloodshot showed with 9.3MM (and 10.5 total with Thursday sneaks) against a 45MM budget.  The Invisible Man took the fourth slot with 6MM on a 60 percent drop that looks to be the smallest drop on the chart.  The Hunt rounded out the Top Five with 5.3MM (5.8MM with sneaks) against a 14MM budget (and likely significant marketing cost, given that the movie was already canceled once).

SOME THEATERS in Pennsylvania and New Jersey closed amid local government precautions being taken over the coronavirus pandemic.

DISNEY is stopping production on its features until this whole coronavirus outbreak blows over.

MEGXIT "is the most complicated, self-involved, grandiose, half-assed, high-minded, shortsighted, greedy-graspy, swing-for-the-fences, letter of partial, fingers-crossed resignation in history."

THE BATMAN has paused production due to the coronavirus.

JOY BEHAR is taking a leave from The View because you know why.

THE OUTPOST has faced numerous obstacles on the way to theaters.

ALAN ALDA would like your attention.

JA'NET DuBOIS was the daughter of ... Cab Calloway?

 

DOGS & CATS, living together...

THE LAST GIRAFFES: The planet's tallest animal is in far greater danger than people might think.

ROBBER CRABS are stealing a researcher's camera.

A KANGAROO, eating toilet paper in a restroom.

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Rockpile, and all the canceled Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE...

...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.

NATHANIEL RATELIFF visits The Current.

AUBRIE SELLERS visits World Cafe.

PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND visits KEXP.

 

THE POLICE: When The World Is Running Down, You Make The Best Of What's Still Around.

THE WRENS And Their Long-Awaited New Album.

THE BEASTIE BOYS STORY has a trailer online.

STEVEN MALKMUS talks playing unplugged and playing with Pavement (or not).

SQUEEZE is no nostalgia act.

 

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases include Bloodshot, which is currently scoring 35 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; The Hunt, which is scoring 54 percent;and I Still Believe, scoring 47 percent.

DISNEY WORLD and DISNEYLAND are canceled.

MULAN and THE NEW MUTANTS are postponed.

FAST & FURIOUS 9 is postponed.

A QUIET PLACE 2 is postponed.

THE KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS are canceled.

EVERYTHING is canceled

 

HUNDREDS OF HUNGRY MONKEYS swarm across a Thai street as 'rival gangs' fight over food after tourists who normally feed them stay away because of coronavirus.

LYNX KITTENS, scampering in the snow.

AN "A" For Effort.

THIS BUG is named after Lady Gaga.

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