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Wednesday Things, on Wednesday.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 08:00 AM
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LOVE: "Your Mind and We Belong Together." Rare promo.

THE HOLD STEADY, Live in Norway, June 26, 2007.

OMNI covers Billy Joel's "The Stranger" and 10cc's "Art For Art's Sake" for a Lagniappe Session.

VAN HALEN's earliest known live recordings.

TAYNA DONNELLY & THE PARKINGTON SISTERS cover the Go-Go’s “Automatic” from their 1981 debut Beauty And The Beat.

 

THE BETHS share "I'm Not Getting Excited."

JETHRO TULL's Ian Anderson reveals he’s living with an “incurable” lung disease.

BRYAN ADAMS apologizes for ranting about Chinese wet markets.

JASON ISBELL is profiled at SPIN.

JIM DeROGATIS considers the future of small music venues.

 

BROADWAY is expected to stay closed until September.

HAMILTON is coming to Disney+ on July 3, more than 15 months ahead of schedule.

RUSSELL CROWE's Unhinged will be the first new Hollywood offering as theaters reopen after being forced to close due to the coronavirus pandemic.

ANIMATION STUDIOS have been working thru the pandemic.

ROBERT PATTINSON talks about Tenet, The Batman and the lockdown.

DAKOTA JOHNSON is profiled by Marie Claire.

THE MANDALORIAN: Battlestar Galactica star and Clone Wars veteran Katee Sackhoff is joining season 2.

 

A HERD OF DEER, hanging out on a Jersey beach.

MURDER HORNETS: Don't believe the hype?

CHOOSE the form of your destructor.

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Jerry Stiller RIP, and Tuesday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 08:00 AM
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THE GO-GOS: "Our Lips Are Sealed" and "We Got the Beat" for Twofer Tuesday

THE PEEL SESSIONS: Someone has compiled a huge trove of them on the Tube.

THE STYLE COUNCIL, Live in NYC, May 11, 1984.

THE NATIONAL, Live From Pukkelpop (August 18, 2019).

LOU BARLOW shares a new Dinosaur, Jr song from his laundry room.

MARK RONSON covers Richard and Linda Thompson‘s"I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight." Yes, really.

 

SHE & HIM socially distantly cover the Beach Boys' "Darlin'."

DAVE GROHL writes about (the return of) live concerts for The Atlantic.

LITTLE RICHARD Made Music Vibrate In All The Right Ways.

THE BEST ALBUMS of 2020 (So Far), according to The Guardian.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Air Supply's grating, baffling soft rock power ballad "The One That You Love."

 

JERRY STILLER, a classically trained actor who became a comedy star twice — in the 1960s in partnership with his wife, Anne Meara, and in the 1990s with a memorable recurring role on “Seinfeld” — died early Monday morning at his home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He was 92. BuzzFeed has 15 Times Frank Costanza Was The Epitome Of Extra.But I don't know if any of them is as good as this blooper.

SOME GOOD NEWS: The Office cast reunited for a Zoom wedding.

QUIBI: Jeffrey Katzenberg blames the streaming app's rough launch entirely on the virus. M'kay.

WILL AMAZON buy AMC Theaters?

MARK HAMILL feels his time as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars universe has come to an end.

GUY FIERI & BILL MURRAY will compete in live nacho-making contest.

 

ARCHIE: A smol boy, but he’s got legendary hops.

A FAMILY brings baby moose twins into their house to save their lives.

A CHONKY BEAR becomes the butt of pandemic internet jokes.

A BULL with an itchy bottom knocked a transformer off an electricity pole as he tried to scratch his backside - and cut power to 800 homes.

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Little Richard RIP, and Monday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 08:00 AM
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LITTLE RICHARD, a/k/a Richard Penniman, who combined the sacred shouts of the black church and the profane sounds of the blues to create some of the world’s first and most influential rock ’n’ roll records, died of bone cancer on Saturday morning in Tullahoma, Tenn. He was 87.  Here's the Rolling Stone obit, as well as a self-profile Little Richard wrote for the magazine in 2004. Tributes have poured in from Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr, Pete Best, Brian Wilson, Jimmy Page, Chuck D, Slash, Chance the Rapper, Dave Davies, Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake, Lloyd Cole, Stephen Malkmus, Jason Isbell, and many more. Brooklyn Vegan also busts out the covers.  For me, it will always be "The Girl can't Help It" and "Lucille," which were my go-to Little Richard tracks when I succeeded to Ken King's classic rock shift Saturday mornings on KUSR.

NEW RELEASES: Paste points you to Hayley Williams, I Break Horses, Cafe Racer, and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has Mark Lanegan, The The, bdrmm, and more.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED: Big Thief, Serpentwithfeet, Chris Funk, and more.

JAMES BLAKE covers Stevie Wonder's "Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer."

 

BOB DYLAN shares "False Prophet."

MARK LANEGAN: Stereogum excerpts his memoir, which has Screaming Trees' Gary Lee Conner (and likely others) a bit miffed.

BONO shares a playlist of 60 songs that changed his life for his 60th birthday.

BETTY WRIGHT, nown for R&B classics such as “Tonight Is the Night” and “No Pain, (No Gain),” Wright’s ubiquitous 1972 single “Clean Up Woman," has died at 66.

QUEEN guitarist Brian May has revealed he ended up in the hospital after injuring his buttocks during an incident in his garden.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Stars On 45's "Stars On 45," an extremely strange Dutch Beatles-impersonator disco megamix that somehow blew up in the US.

 

ROY HORN, who levitated tigers, made elephants disappear, turned himself into a python and mesmerized Las Vegas audiences for decades as half of the famed illusionist team Siegfried & Roy, died on Friday in Las Vegas. He was 75. The cause was complications of Covid-19.

THE MANDALORIAN: Temuera Morrison, who played Jango Fett in 2002's 'StarWars: Attack of the Clones', will appear in season two as...

LORI LAUGHLIN lost her motion to dismiss the Varsity Blues case against her.

THE BATMAN will be raw and unsanitized.

SHIRLEY, starring Elisabeth Moss, has a trailer online.

M NIGHT SHAMALAYAN has rounded out the cast for his next top-secret movie.

AVENGERS: ENDGAME's directors are making movie recommendations.

MAD MEN: The perfect show for the pandemic?

 

A GOOD BOY wanders into the wrong neighborhood.

RAT HEPATITIS, because 2020.

A SCORPION DEN, because creepy.

AN OTTER, dunking a ball and then fist-pumping.

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XTC, and Friday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, May 08, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:

... with XTC! Live on Rockpalast, February 10, 1982. Your setlist includes: "Respectable Street" (still one of my faves), "Towers of London," "Runaways," "Jason and the Argonauts," "Burning With Optimism's Flames," "Snowman," "Ball And Chain," "Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me)," "No Thugs In Our House" (another fave), "Senses Working Overtime" (ditto), "Making Plans For Nigel," "Living Through Another Cuba," "Generals and Majors," "Real By Reel," and "Life Begins At The Hop."

ANDREW BIRD plays virtually for The Current.

BEN GIBBARD did a home session of all Beatles covers.

NEIL YOUNG posted a new Fireside Session featuring performances of "After The Goldrush," "One Of These Days," "Distant Camera," and more. And he posted the tracklist and release date for the legendary shelved album Homegrown.

NATION OF LANGUAGE's “The Wall & I” is very 80s synth-rock.

PAUL WELLER shares "Village."

CROWDED HOSUE plays "Don't Dream It's Over" from home.

 

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY: "Birthday."

BLONDIE: Debbie Harry, Chris Stein And Clem Burke talk to American Songwriter about the 40th anniversary of Autoamerican.

AXL ROSE is beefing with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

HILLARD "SWEET PEA" ATKINSON, session singer and Was (Not Was) vocalist passed away of a heart attack at 73.

MILLIE SMALL, who sang "My Boy Lollipop," and helped launch Islad Records, has died at 73.

JOHN ERHARDT,  who played guitar with both A** Ponys and Wussy, died earlier this week.

BRIAN ANTHONY HOWE, who followed Paul Rodgers in Bad Company, has died of cardiac arrest at 66.

 

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN wants "Tenet" to be the spark that cinemas are counting on to ignite a moviegoing revival in the U.S. and beyond.

MEGXIT: Meghan and Harry are living in an 18MM Beverly Hills mansion owned by Tyler Perry.

COMMUNITY's cast -- including Donald Glover -- is reuniting for a charity table read.

RUPERT GRINT and Georgia Groome announced that their baby girl has arrived.

ELON MUSK & GRIMES may have given their baby a name not accpted in California.

DAVID HARBOUR & LILY ALLEN spark engagement rumors.

FLORENCE PUGH is profiled by Elle.

KRISTIN CAVALLARI claims she's divorcng Jay Cutler for laziness.

WOODY HARRELSON, JOHN GOODMAN & PETE DAVISON are playing The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers.

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: Macaulay Culkin will have crazy, erotic sex with Kathy Bates.

GAME OF THRONES: The Mountain deadlifted a world record 1104 pounds.

WAYNE'S WORLD: Still excellent.

 

THIS DOGGO is not making fetch happen.

PRAYING MANTIS vs MURDER HORNET: Who You Got?

A SOUTH CAROLINA WOMAN was killed by an alligator before she could do the owner's nails.

GYPSY MOTHS threaten Washington state.

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Floyd Thursby. It's close.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, May 07, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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THE TEMPTATIONS gallop through "I Can't Get Next to You" live on TOTP.

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley play virtually for The Current.

WAXAHATCHEE guests on World Cafe.

MARISSA NADLER covers Metallica, Townes Van Zandt, Dylan, and King Crimson.

CASS McCOMBS shares "The Wine of Lebanon."

 

THE FLAMING LIPS cover George Jones' "He Stopped Loving Her Today."

FIONA APPLE's bassist and co-producer Sebastian Steinberg discussed the making of Fetch the Bolt Cutters.

THE TOP 10 STAR WARS REFERENCES in music.

GUNS 'N' ROSES is partnering on a children's book.

FLORIAN SCHNEIDER,co-founder and keyboardist of the influential German electronic music group Kraftwerk, has died at the age of 73.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Kim Carnes' gravelly, twinkly synth-rock sigh "Bette Davis Eyes."

 

WHAT HAPPENED TO VAL KILMER? He's Just Starting to Figure It Out.

CARA DELEVINGNE & ASHLEY BENSON are going their separate ways after nearly two years.

CHRIS PRATT's TV return will stream on Amazon.

ADELE shows off her dramatic new look.

NBC NEWS didn't just kill Ronan Farrow's expose of Harvey Weinstein.

CAREY MULLIGAN has a hack for navigating life without makeup.

A SAN ANTONIO MOVIE CHAIN Reopens Early, Attracts 3000 Customers on First Weekend.

 

NATURE Is Healing.

A BABY ELEPHANT chases a doggo.

GARTER SNAKES don't socially distance.

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