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Thursday, November 05, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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DUSTY SPRINGFIELD: "I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself."

CUT WORMS performs a set somewhere inside Pine Grove Shopping Center, South Bend, IN.

100 INSTRUMENTAL JAMS to clear your head.

LANA DEL REY: “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” a cappella.

 

GILLIAN WELCH & DAVID RAWLINGS talk to the New York Times.

STEVIE NICKS, on TikTok, Tom Petty And Claiming What's Yours.

THE TOP 100 ALBUMS OF THE 2000s, updated at PopMatters.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Stevie Wonder's final chart-topper, the synthy cheaters' anthem "Part-Time Lover."

 

MATTHEW J. FOX on his darkest moments since his Parkinson's diagnosis.

SCARLETT JOHANSSON & COLIN JOST tied the knot after getting in engaged in May 2019.

LORI LAUGHLIN's first days in prison haven't been easy.

GARRETT HEDLUND was busted for DUI in January and sought treatment during Emma Roberts' pregnancy.

MIRANDA JULY shares the soundtrack of her life.

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN thinks studios will learn the wrong lessons from Tenet, and helps a critic interpret his work.

 

AN AGGRESSIVE WILD TURKEY was arrested in Roseville, CA.

WILBUR BEAST, a French bulldog, was elected Mayor of Rabbit Hash, KY.

14 of the reported 15 WOOD DUCKS today on the Central Park Reservoir, a total believed to be the high-count record over the last decade there.

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We're moving closer to the shore.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, November 04, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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TRANSLATOR is "Everywhere That I'm Not," including the "Where Are They Now?" file.

WILCO (and much more) on Mountain Stage.

PRINCE: The Story of Sign O' The Times.

NEIL YOUNG shares an alternate version of "Powderfinger."

 

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS' Patterson Hood talks about the new LP with The Boot.

BERNIE TAUPIN talks songwriting at Rolling Stone.

TORI AMOS is profiled at SPIN.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at a-ha's MTV-beloved, eternally catchy synthpop classic "Take On Me."

 

MICHAEL BAY pays tribute to SEAN CONNERY.

BRITNEY SPEARS confirmed she is doing well amid family drama over her conservatorship.

STEPHEN KING talks film adaptations with the Washington Post.

DAVID FINCHER, ranked at ScreenCrush.

HUGH GRANT talks to Collider about a bunch, including his idea for a Notting Hill sequel.

THE THINGS WE CARRIED: The Vientam War flick is assembling a helluva cast.

THE PUBLIC-ACCESS HORROR KING of the North Shore.

 

DOGGO Meets Gopher.

A PUPPER makes some good points.

A HUMPBACK WHALE scooped up kayakers, then spit them out.

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Anything going on today?   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, November 03, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THAT PETROL EMOTION: "Big Decision." Add Devo's "Freedom of Choice" for an election-themed Twofer Tuesday.

GENESIS: The Phil Collins-fronted era gets about three and a half hours of discussion and analysis on Political Beats with guest Prof. Brad Birzer.

BOB MOULD visits with World Cafe.

THE STROKES played "The Adults Are Talking" and "Bad Decisions" on SNL.

 

THE ROLLING STONES, playing  “Sympathy for the Devil” live for the first time ever, for The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus.

ELVIS COSTELLO is profiled by Variety.

OKKERVIL RIVER: Will Scheff talks about a new box set with American Songwriter.

PHOEBE BRIDGERS has spoken of the difficulty of not touring during the coronavirus pandemic, calling it "a true ego death".  And more.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Whitney Houston's first chart-topper, the smoothed-out ballad "Saving All My Love For You."

 

HARRISON FORD pays tribute to SEAN CONNERY.

JOHNNY DEPP lost his lengthy court case against the British newspaper that called him a “wife beater” over his turbulent marriage to Amber Heard.

MEGXIT: Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, are “unlikely” to return to the UK for Christmas this year.

LORI LAUGHLIN surrendered to begin serving her two-month sentence in the college admissions bribery case, according to a Federal Bureau of Prisons representative.

KALEY CUOCO had an odd quarantine.

CARDI B calls off her divorce from Offset.

JULIANNE HOUGH filed to divorce her husband Brooks Laich.

25 FEEL-GOOD FILMS You'll Want to Watch Again-and Again.

 

THE CLEVER DOGGO is staged, but still a hoot.

FLORIDA IGUANAS may be adapting to the cold and expanding their territory.

POLICE SEIZE 3 KANGAROOS during a a 150MM drug raid in Canada.

A WHALE SCULPTURE stopped a Dutch train from crashing into the water.

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Sean Connery and Billy Joe Shaver RIP, and Monday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, November 02, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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THE BOOMTOWN RATS: "I Don't Like Mondays," live at the Secret Policemen's Other Ball.

NEW RELEASES: Paste will point you to Andrew Bird, Bike Thieves, Outkast, and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has Midnight Oil, Mini Skirt, Vivien Goldman, and more.

MATTHEW SWEET returns, "At A Loss."

GILLIAN WELCH shares "Peace in the Valley" and "There's a First Time for Everything."

 

BILLY JOE SHAVER, the outlaw country music singer-songwriter, has died in his native Texas after suffering a stroke. He was 81.

THE SHINS: James Mercer talks about college, his friend Neal Langford, and a new song.

ZAPPA, a documentary directed by Alex Winter (yes, of Bill and Ted), has a trailer online.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Ready For The World's playful, Prince-esque funk jam "Oh Sheila."

 

SEAN CONNERY, the irascible Scot from the slums of Edinburgh who found international fame as Hollywood’s original James Bond, dismayed his fans by walking away from the Bond franchise and went on to have a long and fruitful career as a respected actor and an always bankable star, has died in Nassau, the Bahamas. He was 90. Here are reactions from George Lucas and others. And a couple of critical assessments from Matt Zoller Seitz, Brian Phillips, and Sonny Bunch.  And a fun story from screenwriter Brian Koppelman.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE?  Come Play exceeds expectations to top the chart with 3.2MMHonest Thief places with 1.4MM on a 43 percent drop.  War With Grandpa shows with 1MM, also on a 43 percent drop.

PRINCE WILLIAM secretly fought the coronavirus.

WALTON GOGGINS talks about his life and career at Uproxx.

MATTHEW McCONNAUGHEY really wanted to play the Hulk.

AMAZON argues that users don't actually own purchased Prime Video content.

17 FACTS ABOUT AIRPLANE! on its 40th anniversary.

 

A DOGGO navigates the playround better than I would.

LAKELAND, FLORIDA, had too many swans. These people bought them.

A TIGER tested positive for coronavirus at the Oakland Zoo.

AND NOW, A Sinkhole Full of Rats.

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IT...COULD...WORK!!!   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THE HALLOWEEN WEEKEND STARTS HERE:

...STREAMING FROM THE CASTLE EAST! This fan-made 1973 video for "The Monster Mash" is today's must-see clip (natch. The covers by Bootsy Collins and BucketheadThe Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band and The Misfits are pretty good also -- the latter uses clips from the Rankin-Bass animated classic, Mad Monster Party.  And here's the story behing the perennial graveyard smash.

THE SHAGGS: It's Halloween!

JIM CARROLL (deceased) sings about "People Who Died."

KISS got their first television exposure in 1976 on The Paul Lynde Halloween Special.

"DO THEY KNOW IT'S HALLOWEEN?" is the all-star charity send-up of Band-Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" featuring Roky Erikson, Elvira, plus members from Arcade Fire, Sonic Youth, Smoosh, Rilo Kiley, Sparks and many more.

GORILLA VS BEAR: Halloween Mix 2020.

HALLOWEEN A/V: The Talking Heads' "Psycho Killer," Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Bad Moon Rising," Echo & the Bunnymen's "The Killing Moon,"  Santana's "Black Magic Woman", The Ramones' "Pet Sematary," Alice Cooper's "Welcome to My Nightmare," Siouxsie & the Banshees' "Halloween," Cat Power's "Werewolf," Guided by Voices' "Cut-Out Witch,"  Classics IV's "Spooky," Tegan & Sara's "Walking With a Ghost," Stevie Wonder's "Superstition," Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds' "Red Right Hand," AC/DC's "Hell's Bells," The Cramps' "Goo Goo Muck," Blue Oyster Cult's "Don't Fear The Reaper (More Cowbell)," Tom Waits' "Cemetery Polka," The Edgar Winter Group's "Frankenstein," and Oingo Boingo's "Dead Man's Party."  And, of course... Screamin' Jay Hawkins.

THE ROLLING STONES' "Sympathy For The Devil" from the David Frost Show just plain amuses me. Monty Python makes much more sense when you know most of them once wrote for Frost.

WARREN ZEVON: A live trifecta of "Werewolves of London," "Excitable Boy" and "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner." BONUS: "Werewolves of London," by James Joyce.

THOMAS DOLBY: How about the mad vibe of "She Blinded Me With Science"?

HENRI MANCINI: "Experiment in Terror." A sentimental favorite to those who grew up watching "Creature Features" on WGN before it went superstation.

THE TIME WARP: Let's do it again.

NOW SHOWING:This weekend's wide releases are Terminator: Dark Fate, which is currently scoring 66 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; Harriet, scoring 70 percent; Motherless Brooklyn, scoring 65 percent; and Arctic Dogs, not screened for critics.  Plus, there's Martin Scorsese's The Irishman, in limited release on the big screen before coming to Netflix on Nov. 27; it's scoring 98 percent.

AND NOW: A Sophisticated Man About Town. Super-duper.

GRIM GRINNING GHOSTS, from the Haunted Mansion.

"THRILLER": The original 13-minute Jacko classic, plus the filipino prisoners.

IT'S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN is viewable online. The WaPo has 7 Things You Don't Know about the perennial Peanuts classic. Vox thinks it's a Christmas special.

15 FACTS ABOUT HALLOWEEN: I counted more than that.  AND FIVE THINGS you may not know about Halloween.

THE TOP 10 SCI-FI HORROR FLICKS, according to Forbes.

THE 25 SCARIEST OPENING SCENES in horror-movie history, according to The A/V Club.

WE THE PEOPLE, against the zombies.

DOCUMENTING MADNESS: The Making of The Shining. Directed by Vivian Kubrick.

IS FROZEN Disney's version of The Shining?

THE HORRIBLY SLOW MURDERER With the Extremely Inefficient Weapon. Ten minutes of unimaginable terror.

13 MUSICIANS recount paranormal experiences.

WAR of the WORLDS: All these decades years later, you can stream the infamous Orson Welles broadcast from the Internet Archive.

THE WILHELM SCREAM: The repeatedly used film and television stock sound effect first used in 1951 for the film Distant Drums, now appearing as an in-joke in many films, is the subject of a Masters of Horror segment.

31 CLASSIC HALLOWEEN TV EPISODES AND SPECIALS, according to Zap2It.

HOW TO CARVE YOUR PUMPKIN Using Power Tools.

HALLOWEEN: A Foodie History.

THE WEEKLY SUBSTANDARD Halloween Candy Draft is a classic.  (NSFW content included)

THE ULTIMATE HALLOWEEN CANDY POWER RANKING, according to FiveThirtyEight.

DIED IN HOUSE: They're Heeeeeerrrrrrreeeeee...

THE 13 BEST HORROR scores of the 2010s, according to Stereogum.

TEN KILLER TRACKS associated with horror movies, courtesy of NME.

THE BEST HORROR FLICKS STREAMING NOW,on Amazon Prime and HBO/Max.

THE 100 BEST HORROR FILMS, compiled by TimeOut with assistance from filmmakers like Guillermo del Toro, Clive Barker and Roger Corman to actors, academics and fans of scary movies including Simon Pegg, Kim Newman and Alice Cooper.

THE 100 GREATEST HORROR FILMS, according to IndieWire.

THE 25 BEST HORROR FILMS SINCE 2000, according to The A.V. Club.

THE BEST HORROR FILMS OF THE PAST 20 YEARS, according to Variety.

THE TOP 10 HORROR MOVIES YOU HAVEN'T SEEN, according to the UAB Kaleidescope.

THE 15 SCARIEST FILMS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN, according to Variety, though I've seen Alice Sweet Alice.

10 SUPERNATURAL FILMS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED, according to Flavorwire.

THE 20 ESSENTIAL VAMPIRE MOVIES, according to Flavorwire.

23 UNUSUAL VAMPIRE VARIATIONS, courtesy of The A.V. Club.

THE 25 MOST RIDICULOUS Movies "Of The Dead."

THE MOST MIND-BOGGLING "SEXY" COSTUMES of 2017.

END CAT: Jake receives transmissions from the future.

TIPS FOR FEAR-FREE PETS on Halloween.

HALLOWEEN COSTUME ADVICE for pets.

THE MOST POPULAR HOWLOWEEN COSTUMES for pets.

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