A LESS-THAN-IDEAL SUNDAY. But today, if things don't get worse, I'll get my second vaccination shot. And if so, many people feel terribe the next day or so. I guess we'll see how it goes. For today, a few things.
THE PRIMITONS play "Seeing Is Believing" at an in-store appearance from 1985. Proof positive that the Internet makes the "Where Are They Now?" file bottomless. Background at Trouser Press.
NEW RELEASES: Paste points you to Spirit of the Beehive, Skullcrusher, Francis of Delirium, and more.
BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has Sorry, Andy Bell, Silver Synthetic, and more.
BON IVER joins TikTok.
GARY LOURIS of the Jayhawks shares "Almost Home."
THE NUMBER ONES looks at Michael Jackson's mechanized shuffle "The Way You Make Me Feel."
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Godzilla vs Kong repeats atop the chart with 13.3MM on a 58 percent drop; its 69.5MM total so far is the biggest domestic haulof the pandemic. (It's also likely to turn a profit worldwide.) Nobody places with 2.65MM. The Unholy shows with 2.4MM.
GODZILLA vs KONG: Is Nonsense the New Normal?
PRINE PHILIP, the Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, father of Prince Charles and patriarch of a turbulent royal family that he sought to ensure would not be Britain’s last, died on Friday at Windsor Castle in England. He was 99.
EARL SIMMONS, the snarling yet soulful rapper known as DMX, who had a string of No. 1 albums in the late 1990s and early 2000s but whose personal struggles eventually rivaled his lyrical prowess, died on Friday in White Plains, N.Y. He was 50.
THE BAFTAS went to these folks. Congrats!
DWAYNE "THE ROCK" JOHNSON added fresh fuel to his rumored plans for a White House bid with a coy tweet on a poll that found surprising levels of support for the idea.
SIX THINGS Millennials Have in Common with Dr. Frasier Crane.
WE GOT CAUGHT BRIAN, just act normal.
A SKATER, a dog, and a horse.
A MAMA ELEPHANT, rushing to save her calf who got swept away in a powerful river current.
KILLER WHALES are orchestrating revenge attacks on boats off Spain.