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There's that moment at the top of the first hill on the roller-coaster.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


BOTH SIDES NOW: Joni Mitchell performs her 1968 song in 1970 and in 2000, for a reflective Twofer Tuesday.

MY MORNING JACKET visits World Cafe.

ABBA shares "Just A Notion."

BAT FANGS "Talk Tough."

MIDLAKE returns with "Meanwhile…"

DEPECHE MODE's Dave Gahan recently got together with Soulsavers to cover James Carr's oft-covered “The Dark End Of The Street.”


THE POSIES dissolve amid allegations of sexual misconduct by Ken Stringfellow, which he categorically denies.

STEVIE WONDER: The Story of Talking Book. The NPR story predates this site.

MARISSA NADLER: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Whitney Houston's comeback hit "I'm Your Baby Tonight," a conscious move away from pop and toward R & B.


ALEC BALDWIN killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins while rehearsing a scene that involved the actor pointing a revolver in the direction of a camera lens, the film's director Joel Souza said in an affidavit released Sunday.

DAVE CHAPPELLE has spoken out about the controversy over his Netflix special “The Closer” in a new stand-up video.

DUNE: Will there be a Part Two?

KRISTEN STEWART admits she has only "made five really good films."

BRENDAN FRASER is joining... Batgirl.

ANNA TAYLOR-JOY and Thomasin McKenzie talk about Edgar Wright's psychological thriller, Last Night in Soho. And here's Edgar.

ANTHONY MICHAEL HALL, on the perils of early celebrity, the ‘Breakfast Club' sequel that never was, and his regrets about falling out with John Hughes.


A CAT, climbing a rope.

A CAT watches Tom and Jerry.

DOG & BUNNY: Friends or frenemies?

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Jay Black and Peter Scolari RIP, and Monday.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, October 25, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


JAY BLACK, lead singer for the 1960s pop group Jay and the Americans, has died at the age of 82. "Come a Little Bit Closer" (which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, in 1964) "Cara Mia" (peaked at No. 4, in 1965) and "This Magic Moment" (peaked at No. 6, in 1969) are all the bomb.

NEW RELEASES: Paste will point you to My Morning Jacket, Grouper, Bedouine and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has Guided by Voices, Parquet Courts, Jarvis Cocker, and much, much more.

BRANDI CARLILE perfromed "Broken Horses" and "Right On Time" live on Saturday Night.

THE ROLLING STONES share “Come To The Ball.”

LANA DEL REY performs "Arcadia."

JIM JAMES talks about the new MMJ, getting a whole American Dad episode about the band, and mailing vials of blood to Wayne Coyne.

BLOODSHOT RECORDS is being acquired by Exceleration Music, an investment fund launched by various music industry figures.

HAND HABITS' Meg Duffy discusses the inspirations behind the new LP ‘Fun House.'

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Mariah Carey's showstopper ballad "Love Takes Time," a last-minute add-on to her debut album.


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Dune has easily become Denis Villeneuve’s biggest domestic opening at the box office, and the best start for Warner Bros. and an HBO Max day-and-date title, topping the chart with 40.1MM, well ahead of tracking’s opening forecast of 30MM-35MM.  Halloween Kills placed with 14.5MM on a 71 percent drop despite the looming holiday, the cautionary other side of a day-and-date hybrid release.  No Time to Die shows with 11.9MM on a 50 percent drop, a continuing laggard against Bond's box office worldwide.  Meanwhile, Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch opened with 1.3MM, which is a godsend for arthouse theaters and just a little less than the wide debut of Anderson's previous and popular-for-him flick, The Grand Budapest Hotel.

ALEC BALDWIN: Hours before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer on the New Mexico set of “Rust” with a prop gun, a half-dozen camera crew workers walked off the set to protest working conditions.  There is an unconfirmed report that the gun was used for off-set target shooting before the tragedy.  Attention is turning to the assistant director as well as the relatively inexperienced armorer.

DUNE: A look back at David Lynch's version of the book.

HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN is returning to a galaxy far, far away.

BARBIE, with Ryan Gosling as Ken.

JAMES MICHAEL TYLER, a/k/a Gunther on Friends, is dead at 59 from prostate cancer.

PETER SCOLARI, a familiar face on “Bosom Buddies,” “Newhart,” “Girls” and other television shows and in Broadway, Off Broadway and regional theater productions, died on Friday in Manhattan of cancer. He was 66.


A WILD RACCOON introduces her human best friend to her daughter... and months later, her granddaughter.

A TIGER, and then some.

A ROTTWEILER and an abandoned panther.

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And it's Friday, with Bowie.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, October 22, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



... with DAVID BOWIE! The 1980 Floor Show was really recorded live at the Marquee, circa October 1973.  It aired on The Midnight Special the following month. Your selist includes: "Sorrow," "Everything's Alright," "Space Oddity," "I Can't Explain," "Time," "The Jean Genie," and "I Got You Babe," ft. Marianne Faithfull.


RODNEY CROWELL brings some advice and live tracks to World Cafe.

NATION OF LANGUAGE shares "The Grey Commute."

BEIRUT shares "Fisher Island Sound."

JENNYLEE shares "Newtopia."


THE 100 BEST ROLLING STONES SONGS, Ranked by Steven Hyden.

THE REPLACEMENTS cover Dave Edmunds' "Trouble Boys" -- and why it was a pivotal song for the band.

BEDOUINE: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview.

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS, on Tiny Toons, being Clarissa Darling's favorite band, writing Dunkin' Donuts and Play-Doh jingles, and more.


ALEC BALDWIN fired a prop gun on a set in New Mexico on Thursday, accidentally killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza.

OZZY & SHARON OSBOURNE's love story is headed to the big screen.

ADELE answers 73 questions

HOUSE OF THE DRAGON: How the prequel will differ from Game of Thrones.

THE SOPRANOS may move to a prequel series.

TINDERBOX: An excerpt from HBO's Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers. In case you wanted to know what Tony Soprano did in a gas station toilet.

WES ANDERSON Hasn't Changed. And That's Perfectly Fine.


ZEBRAS ON THE LAM: Prince George's County officials have revealed a new plan that they hope will lead to capturing two zebras that have been on the loose since the beginning of September. It involves... more zebras.

AN ELK wore a tire around its neck for two years... until now.

TURKEYS have a cheeky sense of humor.


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Well, it seemed like air, anyway.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


JULES SHEAR: "If She Knew What She Wants," unplugged on Unplugged, circa 1990. Check how he's holding his guitar.

LIAM KAZAR covers Al Green, Frank Sinatra, and Hannah Cohen for a Lagniappe Session.

LANA DEL REY shares "Blue Banisters."

AEON STATION shares "Leaves."

THE WEDDING PRESENT returns with "We Should Be Together", featuring Sleeper's Louise Wener.


BLOODSHOT RECORDS has shut down amidst an ownership feud and claims of unpaid royalties?  Or has it?

TORI AMOS, on everything from having a movie cameo in Mona Lisa Smile to getting Punk'd on MTV.

SEA POWER: "The people who gave us the most grief are why we changed our name."

CRAZY: How Patsy Cline Changed the Sound of Country Music.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at the long and twisty history of Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby," the first rap song ever to reach the top of the Hot 100.


THE WHEEL OF TIME: Inside Amazon's huge gamble on the next Game of Thrones.

BRITNEY SPEARS: The law firm that represented Jamie Spears for years during his daughter's conservatorship battle has dropped him as a client over concerns that the pop star's attorney will sue after the guardianship is terminated.

THE ETERNALS' Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Gemma Chan and Lauren Ridloff were potentially exposed to COVID-19.

EMILY BLUNT is in talks to join Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer.


THE 100 GREATEST SERIES of the 21st Century, according to the BBC. Problematic.

JACK NICHOLSON is back courtside.

NETFLIX issued a statement acknowledging “deep hurt” the Dave Chappelle controversy has caused, while the CEO noted the company always tells employees upfront that “some of the content on Netflix you’re not going to like.”

TAWNY KITAEN died from heart disease, with opioids a contributing factor.



FEAR ON CAPE COD As Sharks Hunt Again.

PAWTERNITY LEAVE request sparks debate.

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Wait, is that air?   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


MARSHALL CRENSHAW played "Someday, Someway" for his network TV debut in 1982.

LALA LALA plays The Current.

GUIDED BY VOICES shares "Dance of Gurus."

JULIEN BAKER & PHOEBE BRIDGERS cover Loudon Wainwright III's "One Man Guy."

DAVID BYRNE & LORDE sit down for a chat.

JASON ISBELL talks to The Current.

PULP: We Love Life Turns 20.

BEDOUINE: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview.


LESLIE BRICUSSE, a British Emmy- and Grammy-winning songwriter who wrote the lyrics to the James Bond themes “Goldfinger” and “You Only Live Twice,” plus “Pure Imagination” for Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory (1971), has died. He was 90. 

THE ETERNALS: First (spoiler-free) reactions.

DISNEY is delaying four Marvel movies and Indiana Jones 5.

CASEY AFFLECK, WALTON GOGGINS & ZOOEY DESCHANEL are set to star in the upcoming indie feature Dreamin’ Wild, which chronicles the life of 1970s pop-rock sibling duo Donnie and Joe Emerson.

BEING THE RICARDOS has a teaser trailer online.

FLAVOR FLAV landed in jail after being arrested for a domestic violence incident earlier this month in Nevada.

NETFLIX is changing how it reports its "ratings."

DARREN ARONOFSKY still gets hate mail over ‘Mother!'

SCI-FI FILMS that were better than the books they were adapted from?


A CORGI RACE fails spectacularly. (Or does it?)

SHARING is Caring.

IT'S That Time of Year Again.

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