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The Byrds, and Friday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:

... with THE BYRDS!  Pretty much because I dig them as we turn into Spring (or Fall).  Let's start with a rare 1965 clip of their breakthrough smash cover of "Mr. Tambourine Man."  There are screaming girls, plus go-go dancers when they hit Shivaree for "All I Really Want to Do" and "Feel A Whole Lot Better."  Next up is a rare sync of "I Knew I'd Want You." There are even more dancers when they cover Buddy Holly's "Not Fade Away" for Shindig! on June 23, 1965, while I'm pretty sure that's Ed Wynn introducing "Chimes of Freedom."  You might recognize the voice introducing "Bells Of Rhymney" from poolside in August 1965 and "It Won't Be Wrong" from a corral in January 1966 on Where The Action Is.  BONUS:  Want a couple in color?  Here's "Turn, Turn, Turn!" and "Mr. Spaceman." DOUBLE BONUS: A rare 1967 sync of "Eight Miles High."

BEN GIBBARD, Live at Home, Night 3. Includes The Decemberists' "Grace Cathedral Hill."

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN sprung London Calling: Live in Hyde Park for home viewing.

WHERE TO STTREAM Live Concerts.

BOYGENIUS joins HAYLEY WILLIAMS on "Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris."

JOHN DARNIELLE performs "For the Snakes."

DUFFY returns with "Something Beautiful." And it is.

 

PATTERSON HOOD talks to  Rolling Stone about staying creative during his quarantine.

LIAM GALLAGHER asks NOEL for a post-virus Oasis reunion charity gig.

DAVID BOWIE's Top 50, ranked by The Guardian.

EUROVISION is canceled. Bing tiddle tiddle bong.

 

NOW SHOWING? There are no new wide releases, but as noted earlier, some theatrical releases are coming out now on VOD.

HARVEY WEINSTEIN moved to maximum security prison in upstate N.Y.

EVANGELINE LILLY is taking a stand against self-quarantining during the coronavirus pandemic.There has been backlash.

TOM HANKS' sister Sandra Hanks Benoiton revealed her brother is doing ‘not great, but still okay’.

O.J. SIMPSON says he'll go 'crazy' if all golf courses are closed.

STATES OF THE UNION, PT 1: The High Hopes (and Eventual Dread) of Kennedy-Era Filmmaking.

SIMON PEGG & NICK FROST deliver their PSA.

 

THE CAT Saved The Day.

THIS DOG sings along to the Law & Order theme song every time he hears it.

14 ELEPHANTS broke into a village in Yunan province, looking for corn and other food. They ended up drinking 30kg of corn wine and they fell asleep in a nearby tea garden. (Probably were not drunk tho.)

PET FOSTER APPLICATIONS are surging.

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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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