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So busy yesterday. At least it's a short week. Let's ease in.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, September 08, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

ISSAC HAYES croons "Walk On By".

NEW RELEASES: Paste will point you to Dirty Projectors, Bill Callahan, Hamilton Leithauser and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has Throwing Muses, The Young Knives, Thibault, and more.

THE POLYPHONIC SPREE stream covers of ABBA, The Rolling Stones, Rush, The Association, and more.

DEVENDRA BANHART covers the Grateful Dead's "Franklin Towers."

 

PHOEBE BRIDGERS & ARLO PARKS cover Radiohead's "Fake Plastic Trees."

FIFTEEN 2020 ALBUMS inspired by the '80s.

BRUCE WILIAMSON, lead singer for the Temptations from 2006-2015, died Sunday night from COVID-19.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Stevie Wonder's "I Just Called To Say I Love You."

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE? Tenet finally opened in the US, and together with its Canadian run, which began last weekend, rang up $20.2MM to date at 2810 theaters, and almost $150MM worldwide. What does that mean? No one really knows.  Mulan opened overseas, but the House of Mouse won't say how much it made selling it as a pemium charge on Disney+.  The New Mutants placed in North America with 2.9MM on a 65 percent drop.  Unhinged showed with 1.67MM on a 36 percent drop.

THE BATMAN has the virus.

MICHAEL ROOKER had the virus.

RHIANNA is recovering after a recent accident involving an electric scooter.

ALEXANDER PAYNE denied Rose McGowan's accusation of sexual misconduct.

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 7 shares another insane motorcycle stunt

CUBA GOODING JR extinguished a guest who caught on fire at a Hamptons party over Labor Day weekend.

ARMIE HAMMER and his wife, Elizabeth Chambers, have both just filed for divorce.

DAVID FINCHER shares images from his Citizen Kane-themed Netflix project, Mank.

 

A WILD KOALA sneaks into a guy's car and refuses to leave.

A THIRSTY SQUIRREL tricks humans into sustaining the threat.

A SKUNK, A POSSUM, AND A RACOON walk onto a porch.

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Cheap Trick, and the Long, Long Weekend.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, September 03, 2020 - 12:49 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND STARTS HERE:

...with CHEAP TRICK, live at ChicagoFest '81! Can you honestly tell me you forgot? Forgot the magnetism of Robin Zander, or the charisma of Rick Nielsen? Your set list includes: "Stop This Game," Hello There," "I Want You to Want Me," "On Top of the World," "Reach Out," "Baby Loves to Rock," "Gonna Raise Hell," "Dream Police," "Ain't That a Shame," "Surrender," "Just Got Back," "Day Tripper" and "Goodnight." You can access the individual songs from the link, or let the whole thing roll.

PHOEBE BRIDGERS and NATHANIEL RATELIEFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS both played sets for Red Rocks Unpaused.

ANDY SHAUF plays KEXP.

THE KINKS, Live on Beat Club, 1972.

GOAT RODEO plays a Tiny Desk Concert from Home.

HOT CHIP covers the Velvet Underground’s “Candy Says.”

THE DECEMBERISTS' Colin Meloy shares “Slint, Spiderland.”

THE EELS share "Who You Say You Are."

 

ANGEL OLSEN Knows What Song Should Be Played At Her Funeral.

ST VINCENT: Annie Clark talks about her new Words + Music audiobook.

IAN MITCHELL, who played bass with Scottish glam/glitter hitmakers Bay City Rollers, has died at age 62.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at John Waite's heart-wrecked power ballad "Missing You."

FIRST CLASS: "Beach Baby" may fall into that category of summer song Oliver Wang once described "tinged with fragility and marked by melancholy."  It's even more true of the long version, with those French Horns and choral vocals in the c-section.

 

THE ROCK has the virus.

STAR WARS: John Boyega thinks his character was marginalized based on race.

MEGXIT: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have founded a yet-to-be-named production company and signed a multiyear deal with Netflix, which will pay them to make documentaries, docu-series, feature films, scripted shows and children's programming.

MULAN won't cost extra for Disney+ subscribers who wait until December.

ADELE was accused of cultural appropriation.

TIGER KING's Carole Baskin joins Dancing With the Stars.

CAROL BURNETT has been granted temporary guardianship of her grandson.

ANTHONY RAMOS, interviewed by BRADLEY COOPER.

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 7 has hired two ships from Norwegian cruise line Hurtigruten to house crew in one place, with the intention of shielding them from any possible COVID-19 infection.

HAUNTED MANSION is getting a reboot.

GET OFF MY PLANE: The movies of the presidencies of George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton were defined by a tug-of-war between hailing the commander in chief's authority and downright questioning it.

 

CAT vs PIGEON: Who You Got?

RELATABLE GATOR, or Most Relatable Gator?

THE COAST GUARD had to fire on a shark approaching their crew.

CATTLE RUSTLERS arrested for stealing police cow.

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I almost wrote Thursday Things, but it's Wednesday.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, September 02, 2020 - 01:58 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THE GODFATHERS: "Birth, School, Work, Death."   We're having trouble with at least two of them.

WASHED OUT virtually visits The Current.

DON BRYANT virtually visits World Cafe.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED rounds up August.

LO TOM is "Outta Here."

 

ARAB STRAB returns after 15 years with "The Turning of Our Bones." 

SHARON VAN ETTEN joins DEEP SEA DIVER on “Impossible Weight.”

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND seem to have been recording during the quarantine.

THE NATIONAL's Bryan Devendorf talks about his solo LP, Taylor Swift, and the next band LP.

THE REPLACEMENTS: Trouble Boys is being made into a biopic.

THE SLITS: Viv Albertine's memoirs have been optioned for a limited TV series.

 

GAME OF THRONES showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss set to tackle Liu Cixin's The Three Body Problem.

TREVOR NOAH & MINKA KELLY are an item.

SIENNA MILLER and Lucas Zwirner have split up.

ED SHEERHAN announced wife Cherry Seaborn had given birth to the couple's first child.

EMMA ROBERTS & GARRETT HEDLUND are expecting their fiist child.

JOHNNY DEPP requested that his defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard be delayed due to the upcoming filming of Fantastic Beasts 3

THE BBC may axe some Left-wing comedy shows.

CHINA is censoring Hollywood's imagination.

THE TEEN MOVIE BRACKET has a winner.

 

STELLA's Best Leaf Pile Jumps.

HE LEARNED TO SPEAK DOG. She was not a fan of what was being said.

AN AUSTRALIAN finds his kitchen ceiling collapsed under the weight of two large pythons apparently fighting over a mate.

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Ba de ya!   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, September 01, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

EARTH WIND & FIRE: The fish, the barrel, the smoking gun.

THE DOORS get almost three hours of discussion and analysis on Political Beats with best-selling author Steven Levy.

BRIGHT EYES made a "Sad Indie Mixtape."

TAME IMPALA played a Tiny Desk Concert.

THE REPLACEMENTS share the demo for "I.O.U."

 

DEVO's Mark Mothersbaugh talks about neraly dying of Covid-19.

BOB MOULD is profiled by American Songwriter.

THE PIXIES' Joey Santiago talks about the 30th anniversary of Bossanova.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Tina Turner's triumphant comeback hit "What's Love Got To Do With It".

 

RON JEREMY has been charged with sexually assaulting 13 more women.

MARIAH CAREY is still trying to explain herself.

THE VMAs went to these folks.

MEGXIT: Harry & Meghan's move causes headaches for the neighbors.

THE NEW MUTANTS' long chaotic saga finally ends.

A SUMMER Without Summer Movies.

JOHN THOMPSON,  the Hall of Fame basketball coach who led Georgetown University to national collegiate prominence and became the first African-American coach to take a team to the N.C.A.A. basketball championship, died on Sunday. He was 78.

 

BEIRUT residents reunited with pets after a massive explosion rocked the city.

DON'T MESS WITH HORNY ELKS. The More You Know. Swoosh.

AMERICA'S MONKEY SHORTAGE poses a risk for a Covid-19 vaccine.

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Chadwick Boseman RIP, and Monday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

DR. HOOK & THE MEDICINE SHOW: "Cover of the Rolling Stone." A fairly deranged live version.

NEW RELEASES: Paste will point you to Angel Olsen, The Avett Bros, Elliott Smith, and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has Love Tractor, Sweeping Promises, and Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983 - 1987, which should be right in the Pate fan wheelhouse.

FONTAINES DC play World Cafe at Home.

 

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND, ranked by Paste.

JIMMY PAGE talks about the Rolling Stones.

CHRIS FRANZ: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Ray ParkerJr's instantly memorable blockbuster-movie theme "Ghostbusters."

 

CHADWICK BOSEMAN, the regal actor who embodied a long-held dream of African-American moviegoers as the star of the groundbreaking superhero film “Black Panther,” died on Friday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 43.  Social media widely circulated his bit on The Tonight ShowBlack Panther filmmaker Ryan Coogler wrote a tribute.

JOE RUBY, who created cartoon series including "Scooby-Doo" along with his partner Ken Spears, died of natural causes Wednesday in Westlake Village, Calif. He was 87.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE?  The New Mutants made 7MM, while Unhinged dropped 35 percent to 2.6MM; 7 of the top 10 grossing locations were drive-ins. Worldwide, Tenet made 53MM in 41 markets, which really isn't too bad, compared to Dunkirk's international debut.

BRAD PITT's new girlfriend is in an open marriage?

A-ROD & J-LO won't own the Mets.

THE X-FILES is getting animated.

NIC CAGE will play an alcoholic dragon.

JAMIE LEE CURTIS Breaks Down Her Career Timeline.

METROPOLITAN at 30: An Oral History.

 

THE SQUIRREL THREAT: They may be cute, but they will do anything to get what they want.

THE WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE SHEEP sold for a world record sum.

SUMMON The Donkey.

A SPIDER does a Marx brothers bit.

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