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Yep, a warmer week (so far, anyway).   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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THE GO-GOS: "Our Lips Are Sealed" and "We Got the Beat" for Twofer Tuesday.

SPOON plays CBS This Morning.

JUDY & THE JERKS stream Music To Go Nuts.

FUTURE GIRLS streams Year Long Winter.

CURTIS HARDING shares "With You."

THE SMILE shares "Thin Thing."

NICK CAVE announced that his son Jethro died at 31.

DOLLY PARTON is starring in a TikTok musical about Mexican Pizza. Get off my lawn.

ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER takes Stereogum on a track-by-track tour of the new LP.

GEORGE BENSON's Honest Playlist.

 

AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER has a trailer online.

FATHER OF THE BRIDE: A Latino-flavored reboot has a trailer online.

WESTWORLD: Season 4 has a teaser trailer online.

QUEEN ELIZABETH II will miss the state opening of Parliament due to mobility problems.

ELIZABETH OLSEN, on superhero film flak, her famous sisters' advice, and why she rarely watches herself on screen.

CARY FUKUNAGA: The acclaimed director (True Detective, Jane Eyre, No Time to Die) is accused of sexual misconduct.

DIRTY DANCING: The sequel will be directed by Jonathan Levine.

DOCTOR WHO: Ncuti Gatwa is the new Doctor set to take charge of the TARDIS.

 

A DOGGO drops in on a service call.

A MONKEY, sneaking a peek.

AN ORPHANED BABY DONKEY finds a soulmate.

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Looking like a warmer week.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, May 09, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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EVERY MOTHER'S SON: "Come On Down to My Boat," baby.

NEW RELEASES Paste will point you to Sharon Van Etten, Belle & Sebastian, Arcade Fire and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Warpaint, Pink Mountaintops, !!!, and more.

JOHN CALE: The John Peel Session.

ARCADE FIRE played “Unconditional I (Lookout Kid)” and “The Lightning I, II” live on Saturday night.

JARVIS COCKER, on his creative education via nightclubs and the dole, his teenage masterplan and the enduring inspiration of the everyday.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Hanson's joyous bubblegum explosion "MMMBop."

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE:  Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness easily charmed the box office with an extimated 185MM (if you believe the House of Mouse) but maybe 194-197MM (if you belive other gurus).  It's the best opening for a Disney movie during the pandemic, and the second-best during the Covid-19 era after Spider-Man: No Way Home.  And at Rotten Tomatoes, the audience's 87 percent beats the critics' 75 percent, which must be some relief to a studio that wants to anchor the MCU to Cumberbatch in the way it used to be tethered to RDJr.  The Bad Guys places with10MM on a 40 percent drop.  Sonic the Hedgehog 2 shows with 6.2MM.

SAM RAIMI says there is talk of a Darkman sequel.

FRED SAVAGE got booted from The Wonder Years reboot following multiple complaints of misconduct in his role as executive producer and director.

FRANK LANGELLA Blames ‘Cancel Culture' After Firing From Netflix Show.

BRITNEY SPEARS confirmed that her “tell-all” book will arrive at the end of this year.

JOHN C. REILLY thinks audiences just want to be surprised.

TELEVISION is in a Showrunning Crisis.

GREG GUTFELD: The new King of Late Night?

MIKE HAGERTY — who memorably played roles on “Friends” and the series “Somebody, Somewhere” — has died. He was 67.

KENNETH WELSH —best known for his portrayal of the villain Windom Earle in David Lynch’s Twin Peakshas died at 80.

CRIMES OF THE FUTURE has a trailer online.

 

THIS could last a while.

A MAMA CAT hugs a kitten having a nightmare.

WEAR GOGGLES before you take off.

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XTC and the Multiverse of Madness.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, May 06, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

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."

BIG THIEF, Live from Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY.

PUP plays World Cafe.

PINK MOUNTAINTOPS shares “Nikki Go Sudden.”

THE WAEVE shares "Something Pretty."

DR. JOHN's postumous “I Walk On Guilded Splinters.”

SHARON VAN ETTEN: This Too Shall Pass.

RICHARD THOMPSON, on the Grizzly Man soundtrack.

BELLE & SEBASTIAN's Chris Geddes lists his nine favorite albums.

A FORMER GAP EMPLOYEE embarks on a quest to collect every in-store playlist.

 

DOCTOR STRANGE 2: Audiences are less aware of or interested in this one than Spider-Man: No Way Home, yet just as interested in seening it in theaters, which is why the gurus project a 175-200MM opening weekend. Also, The Ringer has a multiverse primer.

SAM RAIMI: The Return of the Weird Blockbuster King.

HOUSE OF THE DRAGON has a teaser trailer online.

LIGHTYEAR has an international trailer online.

DAVE CHAPPELLE releases a statement about the attack on him at the Hollywood Bowl.

AMBER HEARD alleged more instances of physical abuse by Johnny Depp at his defamation trial.

TOM CRUISE flew into the Top Gun: Maverick premiere... did he pilot the chopper?

STAR WARS: How the forest moon of Endor disappeared.

 

EVERYBODY'S HEARD about the... dog?

NEVER LOOK DOWN THE BARREL of a cat cannon.

IT'S TURTLES all the way down.

A CAT, calculating the physics of the jump.

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Wasting away again.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, May 05, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

CINCO DE MAYO STARTS HERE: 

...with LOS LOBOS: "I Got Loaded" (with an added snippet of "Turn On Your Lovelight") from their fabulous first full-lengther, How Will the Wolf Survive? "Don't Worry Baby," "Evangeline," "Our Last Night," and "A Matter of Time" were on that album, too.

PEE WEE HERMAN: "Tequila." Obvsly.

HERB ALPERT & THE TIJUANA BRASS: Rare video of "A Taste of Honey" from 1967.

CHEAP TRICK brings you the Mariachi mash-up of "Surrender."

JIMMY BUFFETT: Margaritaville. Obvs.

LIZ PHAIR: "Cinco de Mayo." Obvsly.

JENS LEKMAN: Stream The Linden Trees Are Still In Blossom.

GUIDED BY VOICES shares “Unproductive Funk.”

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT's best songs and albums of April 2022.

DOLLY PARTON & DURAN DURAN are among this year's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees. Some notable snubs, too.

JOAN JETT, Unplugged, unmellowed.

THE KIDD CREOLE -- a rap pioneer from Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five -- just got a lengthy prison sentence for his conviction in the stabbing death of a homeless man.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at the Notorious B.I.G.'s posthumous party anthem "Hypnotize."

 

DAVE CHAPPELLE was assaulted onstage during his set at the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday night.The 23-year-old suspect was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, and was carrying a replica handgun with a knife blade inside, authorities said.  And Chris Rock was there.

AMBER HEARD told the court in Johnny Depp’s defamation trial against her of how the actor sexually assaulted her in 2013.

RAY J claims that Kim Kardashian and mom Kris Jenner partnered with him to release the couple’s infamous 2007 sex tape. Also, there's gambling going on at Rick's.

KIM CATTRALL, on saying no to more Sex & The City.

KALEY CUOCO and “Ozark” actor Tom Pelphrey confirmed that they are dating.

MEG RYAN will direct and star in a rom-com with David Duchovny.

OBI-WAN KENOBI has a trailer online.

A SIMPLE PLAN: Sam Raimi at His Most Restrained

 

A CHIPMUNK's Tiny Stretches.

A SLEEPY Armadillo.

THIS TOOK ME a few seconds also.

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Who knows where the time goes?   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, May 04, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

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

THE SERATONES, Live at Rockwood Music Hall.

MODERN NATURE covers “Stormy Weather” and Billie Holiday for a Lagniappe Session.

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS share "Every Single Storied Flameout" and cover Tina Turner's "What's Love Got To Do With It."

THE AFGHAN WHIGS share "The Getaway."

BELLE & SEBASTIAN: Stuart Murdoch and Chris Geddes, on reconnecting with the city that made them.

GRAHAM NASH, on his long history as musician, collaborating with everyone from David Gilmour to, somehow, the cast of Trailer Park Boys.

ROD STEWART, tending bar.

JUDY HENSKE, '60s folk icon who released the oft-covered and influential "High Flying Bird" in 1963, has died at 85.

 

WEIRD: THE AL YANKOVIC STORY has a trailer online.

AMBER HEARD suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, a clinical and forensic psychologist told a Virginia jury in Johnny Depp’sdefamation trial.

VAMPIRES warn Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox about drinking blood.

DOCTOR STRANGE 2: The early verdict is... it's a Sam Raimi movie.

TOM CRUISE once claimed that making a Top Gun sequel would be "irresponsible."

JOHN WATERS shares an excerpt from his novel.

DAVID BIRNEY, a classically trained theater actor who found success on the stage, including on Broadway, but who was best known for his role in “Bridget Loves Bernie” — a short-lived sitcom about an interfaith marriage in which he starred opposite his future wife, Meredith Baxter — died on Friday at his home in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 83.

 

KITTENS & PUPPIES, meeting each other...

A DOG, entertaining a baby.

A WILD FOX broke into the National Zoo and killed 25 flamingos.  And a duck.

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