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Garage Rock, and More Friday Nuggets.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, April 08, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



... with GARAGE ROCK! It's the time of year when I bring out The Standells - "Dirty Water/ Why Pick On Me", but I couldn't stop there. Let's have a baker's dozen of Nuggets, like Music Machine - "Talk Talk"; Blues Magoos - "We Ain't Got Nothin' Yet"; The Knickerbockers - "Lies"; The Outsiders - "Time Won't Let Me"; Count Five - "Psychotic Reaction"; The Seeds - "Pushin' Too Hard"; 13th Floor Elevators - "You're Gonna Miss Me"; Love - "My Little Red Book"; The Leaves - "Hey Joe"; Electric Prunes - "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night," the Crazy World of Arthur Brown - "Fire" and The Nazz- "Open My Eyes."



MIRANDA LAMBERT shares "Actin' Up."

PORRIDGE RADIO shares "The Rip."

PINK FLOYD reunited to support Ukraine.

JOAN JETT, on punk, privacy and almost joining the army.

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE, ranked at The Guardian.

PAVEMENT's Scott Kannberg talks Terror Twilight and Spiral Stairs.


AVRIL LAVIGNE got engaged to Mod Sun.

BRUCE WILLIS: Meet Maryland landscaper Eric Buarque, who has enjoyed every minute of his time standing in for the Hollywood action hero.


BENNIFER: Is that an engagement ring?

VANESSA HUDGENS sees dead people.

THE SLAPPENING: Chris Rock isn't talking yet.

MICHELLE YEOH Conquers The Universe(s).

RICHARD LINKLATER never got paid for Dazed and Confused.  I presume he did for Apollo 10 1/2, which is new on Netflix and pretty fun.

RUSSIAN DOLL: Season 2 has a trailer online.

GROSSE POINTE BLANK AT 25: How A Knock-Off Became A Groundbreaker In The Assassin-In-Existential-Crisis Comedic Subgenre.


TRANSMISSION: Dance, dance, dance to the radio.

THE CAT went for the ball, but wait.

HONEY, why is the water bill so high?

150 BALD EAGLES have been killed by a wind turbine company.

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Another Friday Eve.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, April 07, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


DAVID BOWIE plays "Young Americans" for Cavett, looking and sounding too much acquainted with the Thin White Duke.


BUFFALO NICHOLS visits World Cafe.

SUNFLOWER BEAN shares "I Don't Have Control Sometimes."

ELF POWER shares "Undigested Parts."

COCTEAU TWINS' Elizabeth Fraser shares "Golden Air."

SLANG shares "Cockroach In A Ghost Town."

THE XX's Oliver Sim shares "Fruit."

PAVEMENT: The story of Terror Twilight.

SOCCER MOMMY Slays her Demons.

THE CLASH are set to release a special edition of Combat Rock, as well as the first release of their collaboration with Ranking Roger.

THE BEST OF 2022 (So Far), according to Brooklyn Vegan.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Whitney Houston's final chart-topper, the smooth-gliding movie theme "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)."



OPERATION MINCEMEAT has a trailer online.

BRUCE WILLIS's Minimalist Star Power.

EZRA MILLER's recent arrest has Warner Bros. and DC execs pressing pause on his projects.

JENA MALONE was involved in chasing down an alleged dog abuser in Los Angeles.

BOB ODENKIRK will play the lead role in a new AMC adaptation of Richard Russo’s novel Straight Man.

ALICIA VIKANDER, on motherhood, movies, and going meta.

CHRIS PINE: His Generation's Robert Redford?


A RABID FOX accused of biting and nipping multiple people on Capitol Hill was euthanized.

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE music will always do it for me.

WRINKLE THE DUCK likes his foods with waters.

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Joe Messina, Bobby Rydell, and Francisco Gonzalez RIP.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, April 06, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


SHOCKING BLUE: She's your "Venus."

ST PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES' Paul Janeway visits World Cafe.



JOE MESSINA, the original guitarist for legendary Motown Records studio band the Funk Brothers, has died in Detroit after a 12-year battle with kidney disease. He was 93.  Add The Guardian.

BOBBY RYDELL, the epitome of the early ’60s “teen idol,” who parlayed that fame into a starring role opposite Ann-Margret in the 1963 film “Bye Bye Birdie,” died today at age 79. The cause of death was pneumonia.

FRANCISCO GONZALEZ,  a founding member of Los Lobos, has died. He was 68.

DESTROYER: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview.

UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP will waive unrecouped advances from certain legacy artists to help them overcome strict contracts.


KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN married TRAVIS BARKER in Vegas. But it's not legal yet.


THE SLAPPENING: Will Smith's agents debated dumping him.

SHERLOCK HOLMES: RDJr and Warner Bros. are looking at a third movie and an HBOMax spin-off.

NANCY MYERS has made a deal to write, direct and produce a new film for Netflix.


BRIDGERTON: Season 2 broke Netflix's record for the most viewed English-language TV series.

BRITNEY SPEARS said that writing her memoir is “healing and therapeutic”.

SIENNA MILLER, on surviving the Jude Law nanny scandal.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOL. 3 has already broken a record.

KEVIN SMITH celebrated Chasing Amy's 25th anniversary.


YOU DON'T MIND if I sit here, do you?

PYGMY MARMOSETS eating peas.

AN AVIAN SOAP OPERA unfolds atop a Berkeley bell tower.

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Big Relief Tuesday.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, April 05, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE REPLACEMENTS played "Bast^rds of Young" and "Kiss Me On The Bus" in an infamous TV appearance.

MAREN MORRIS plays a Tiny Desk Concert.

FATHER JOHN MISTY shares "The Next 20th Century."

KEVIN MORBY covers the Replacements' "Swingin Party."

SCREAMING FEMALES covers The Selecter's "On My Radio."

TEENAGE FANCLUB shares “I Left A Light On.”

WET LEG shares "Ur Mom."

THE SMILE shares "Pana-Vision."


JAPANESE BEAKFAST's Michelle Zauner Interviews JEFF TWEEDY.

BAND OF HORSES' Ben Bridwell joined The Current to talk about the ghosts of Ryman Auditorium, and more.

PRINCE, interviewed at age 11.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Mariah Carey''s giddy pop "Fantasy."


LOUIS CK Wins Grammy for First Special Since Sexual Misconduct Allegations. (Phrasing, THR.)

MORBIUS director Daniel Espinosa talks about something odd that happened in the movie. (Spoiler alert.)


ALEXANDER SKARSGARD says the focus on his physical appearance during the early parts of his careers had a negative impact.

HARRISON FORD will take on his first ongoing TV series role in a comedy for Apple TV+.

THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT: Season 2 has a trailer online.

MARTHA STEWART's dogs killed her cat.


MEASURING A DOG vs Measuring a Cat.

THE EARLY BIRD gets to zoom.

A BABY COW feels grass for the first time.

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C.W. McCall RIP, and Monday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, April 04, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE SMOKING POPES: "Need You Around," for a little Chicago flavor.

NEW RELEASES: Paste will point you to PUP, Pillow Queens, Walt Disco and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has Sondre Lerche, Papercuts, Jon Spencer, and more.

TED LEO: Stream The Old 200', which features a Traffic homage and a Traffic cover.

C.W. McCALL  the deep-voiced country singer who turned an ad campaign for an Iowa bread company into the outlaw trucker anthem, “Convoy,” which reached No. 1 on the charts in 1976 and inspired a Sam Peckinpah movie, died on Friday at his home in Ouray, Colo. He was 93.

KELLEY STOLTZ on his new album, the ol' pandemic, San Francisco, and more.

SONDRE LERCHE on the influences behind Avatars of Love.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Coolio's rap lament "Gangsta's Paradise," the biggest hit single of 1995.


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Morbius tops the chart with 39.1MM, but that's more like a horror movie than a Marvel movie.  The C+ CinemaScore and 2 1/2 star word of mouth of it all seeped in over the weekend.  The Lost City places with 14.6MM on a 52 percent drop; its 54.3MM total is the best we’ve seen for a female targeted title during the pandemic.  The Batman shows with another 11.2MM on a 45 percent drop.

THE SLAPPENING: Will Smith said that he was resigning from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, saying that he had “betrayed” its trust with conduct that was “shocking, painful, and inexcusable.”  Smith's next Netflix project has moved to the back burner.

THE GRAMMYS went to these folks. Congrats.

BRUCE WILLS: The Great Comic Action Hero.

ALEC BALDWIN's Match Game revival has been cancelled (along with other game shows).

OPPENHEIMER: Gary Oldman says he is set to feature in one scene of Christopher Nolan's next picture.

THE CROW appears ready to fly again, after years of false starts and many rings of development hell.

THE SIMPSONS: A Perfectly Cromulent Oral History, Part 1.

ESTELLE HARRIS, who hyperventilated her way into the hearts of millions of “Seinfeld” fans as George’s mother, Estelle Costanza, died on Saturday in Palm Desert, Calif. She was 93.


IT'S MAGIC: A kitteh and a vase.

HOW HIGH Will the cat vault?

EASY with the tongue, ladies.

WHAT TV DOES YOUR DOG LIKE TO WATCH? U-W Madison researchers want to know.

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