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Fred Willard RIP, New Releases, and Monday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, May 18, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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WE FIVE: Because "You Were On My Mind," natch.

NEW RELEASES: Paste points you to Jason Isbell, Perfume Genius, Charli XCX, and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT points you to Magnetic Fields, Public Practice, Sparks, and more.

HOP ALONG's Frances Quinlan played a Tiny Desk Concert.

SHARON VAN ETTEN & JOSH HOMME cover Nick Lowe's "(What’s So Funny ’Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?"

 

PEOBE BRIDGERS is distantly profiled at The New Yorker.

BOB DYLAN's latest sounds a little familiar to some.

PHIL MAY, lead singer for the influential British Invasion-era rock band Pretty Things, has died at age 75. More at The Guardian.

DEVO's energy domes get a pandemic upgrade.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Diana Ross & Lionel Richie's drippy-ballad smash "Endless Love."

 

FRED WILLARD, the Emmy Award-nominated comic actor best known for his scene-stealing roles in Christopher Guest’s improvised ensemble film comedies like “Best in Show” and “Waiting for Guffman” and on sitcoms like “Modern Family” and “Everybody Loves Raymond,” died on Friday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 86.  Martin Mull, who worked with Willard in the 70s, offers a nice tribute.

PHYLLIS GEORGE, the 50th winner of the iconic Miss America pageant, pioneering sportscaster, and former First Lady of Kentucky, died Friday, May 14, following a long struggle with a blood disorder.

WILL FARRELL & RACHEL McADAMS shrae "Volcano Man" from their upcoming Netflix comedy, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.

TARA REID is being considered for the role of Joe Exotic's nemesis, Carole Baskin, in the live-action movie of the hit Netflix documentary series.

BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN & MEGAN FOX: Trouble in Paradise?

RYAN GOSLING is signed up to star in the film adaptation of “The Martian” author Andy Weir’s next novel, with Phil Lord and Chris Miller on board to direct.

JESSICA ALBA to Star in Netflix Action-Thriller ‘Trigger Warning.’

BATMAN & ROBIN's screenwriter apologizes.

BRUCE WILLIS gonna Bruce Willis.

STAR WARS: X-Wing jocks enter the "Danger Zone."

RON JEREMY wants to save a tree.

 

MERLIN tries to make friends with Tiffany. No mass hysteria.

A COW ON THE LAM for over a year was captured after a two-hour chase on the area known as the Grapevine on Interstate 5 Saturday morning.

SHELTERS often mislabel dog breeds. But should we be labeling them at all?

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Stevie Wonder, a Power Outage, and Friday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, May 15, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:

...with STEVIE WONDER! His session at the Beat Club includes "Intro Jam," "Contusion," "Higher Ground," "Dont You Worry ‘Bout A Thing," "I Can See The Sun In Late December," "He's Misstra Know-It-All," "Living For The City" and "Superstition."

A POWER OUTAGE: Being on pandemic lockdown isn't very fun, but it's even less fun when your power goes out, as mine did for the last eight hours.  So quickly, here are some things, just in case it goes out again.

BOB DYLAN's Rolling Thunder Review, in Fort Collins, Colorado, May 23, 1976.

CHERRY GLAZERR "visited" Rolling Stone for a virtual live session.

LOLA KIRKE covers Gary Stewart, Irma Thomas, Madonna and Samantha Mathis for a Lagniappe Session.

 

SOCCER MOMMY covers the Cars' "Drive."

THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME has been uploading a whole bunch of indiction speeches and performances

JASON ISBELL talks to Stereogum about his new LP, A Star Is Born, Squidbillies, and much more.

PETER HOOK will mark 40 years since the death of Ian Curtis by streaming a gig in which he played every Joy Division song with his band The Light.

 

CAN TENET & MULAN Succeed Even if Theaters Dramatically Slash Seating?

SCARFACE: The reboot will be directed by Call Me by Your Name filmmaker Luca Guadagnino from a Coen Brothers script.

MARKY-KATE's emergency divorce gambit fails.

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Director George Miller is currently casting a prequel.

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE:  Christopher McQuarrie has exciting news, and a tease.

THE MATRIX 4 is looking to return to production in Berlin, Germany in early July.

MICHAEL MASDEN says disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein "never wanted" him in Quentin Tarantino's films.

MATT. DAMON. Says Self-Isolating in Ireland Feels ‘Like a Fairy Tale’: ‘It’s Been Incredible.’

RETURN TO SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER SEASON with The Ringer.

 

A BORDER COLLIE runs the bike racks flawlessly.

BBC SPORTS COMMENTATOR holds a Zoom Call with his dogs.

SABRE-TOOTHED ANCHOVIES roamed the oceans 45 million years ago.

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Thor's day. It's right there in the original movie.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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EVERY MOTHER'S SON: "Come On Down to My Boat," baby.

CREAM, Live at the Royal Albert Hall, 1968.

HAMILTON LEITHAUSER visits World Cafe via a feed shed.

LANGHORNE SLIM, Live at Daytrotter, May 2010.

THE JAYHAWKS return with "This Forgotten Town."

NEIL YOUNG shares "Try" from his legendary shelved 1975 album Homegrown.

 

ANDY SCHAUF plays "Jenny Come Home" for a takeaway.

PRINCE & THE REVOLUTION will be streaming on YouTube starting tonight.

HOW TO RAISE A ROCK STAR, according to Dave Grohl's Mom.

PERFUME GENIUS: Mike Hadreas talks about songwriting, queerness, Americana, and orangutan videos.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Rick Springfield's dramatic, efficient power-pop jam "Jessie's Girl."

 

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD gets a fab oral history at the New York Times.

MICHAEL MANN Is Talking to Directors, Wondering When They Can All Go Back to Work.

MARY-KATE OLSEN wants to get divorced, but she's hit a major roadblock — coronavirus, so now she wants an emergency court order to speed things along. 

TINA FEY was brought to tears over the generosity of Americans who reached out to help New Yorkers affected by the coronavirus pandemic on Monday night.

DOOM PATROL: The DCU show's second season will be on HBOMax.

DENISE RICHARDS: Her favorite things are a thing.

ANNE RICE's Vampire Chronicles and Mayfair Witches series have landed at AMC.

 

A TRIBE OF GOATS, roaming the streets of San Jose.

A LARGE, INVASIVE LIZARD that can grow up to 4 feet long is gaining a foothold in Georgia.

A BLUE BEE Thought To Be Extinct Has Been Rediscovered In Florida.

A TURTLE, in a hamster wheel.

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Wednesday Things, on Wednesday.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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LOVE: "Your Mind and We Belong Together." Rare promo.

THE HOLD STEADY, Live in Norway, June 26, 2007.

OMNI covers Billy Joel's "The Stranger" and 10cc's "Art For Art's Sake" for a Lagniappe Session.

VAN HALEN's earliest known live recordings.

TAYNA DONNELLY & THE PARKINGTON SISTERS cover the Go-Go’s “Automatic” from their 1981 debut Beauty And The Beat.

 

THE BETHS share "I'm Not Getting Excited."

JETHRO TULL's Ian Anderson reveals he’s living with an “incurable” lung disease.

BRYAN ADAMS apologizes for ranting about Chinese wet markets.

JASON ISBELL is profiled at SPIN.

JIM DeROGATIS considers the future of small music venues.

 

BROADWAY is expected to stay closed until September.

HAMILTON is coming to Disney+ on July 3, more than 15 months ahead of schedule.

RUSSELL CROWE's Unhinged will be the first new Hollywood offering as theaters reopen after being forced to close due to the coronavirus pandemic.

ANIMATION STUDIOS have been working thru the pandemic.

ROBERT PATTINSON talks about Tenet, The Batman and the lockdown.

DAKOTA JOHNSON is profiled by Marie Claire.

THE MANDALORIAN: Battlestar Galactica star and Clone Wars veteran Katee Sackhoff is joining season 2.

 

A HERD OF DEER, hanging out on a Jersey beach.

MURDER HORNETS: Don't believe the hype?

CHOOSE the form of your destructor.

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Jerry Stiller RIP, and Tuesday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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THE GO-GOS: "Our Lips Are Sealed" and "We Got the Beat" for Twofer Tuesday

THE PEEL SESSIONS: Someone has compiled a huge trove of them on the Tube.

THE STYLE COUNCIL, Live in NYC, May 11, 1984.

THE NATIONAL, Live From Pukkelpop (August 18, 2019).

LOU BARLOW shares a new Dinosaur, Jr song from his laundry room.

MARK RONSON covers Richard and Linda Thompson‘s"I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight." Yes, really.

 

SHE & HIM socially distantly cover the Beach Boys' "Darlin'."

DAVE GROHL writes about (the return of) live concerts for The Atlantic.

LITTLE RICHARD Made Music Vibrate In All The Right Ways.

THE BEST ALBUMS of 2020 (So Far), according to The Guardian.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Air Supply's grating, baffling soft rock power ballad "The One That You Love."

 

JERRY STILLER, a classically trained actor who became a comedy star twice — in the 1960s in partnership with his wife, Anne Meara, and in the 1990s with a memorable recurring role on “Seinfeld” — died early Monday morning at his home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He was 92. BuzzFeed has 15 Times Frank Costanza Was The Epitome Of Extra.But I don't know if any of them is as good as this blooper.

SOME GOOD NEWS: The Office cast reunited for a Zoom wedding.

QUIBI: Jeffrey Katzenberg blames the streaming app's rough launch entirely on the virus. M'kay.

WILL AMAZON buy AMC Theaters?

MARK HAMILL feels his time as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars universe has come to an end.

GUY FIERI & BILL MURRAY will compete in live nacho-making contest.

 

ARCHIE: A smol boy, but he’s got legendary hops.

A FAMILY brings baby moose twins into their house to save their lives.

A CHONKY BEAR becomes the butt of pandemic internet jokes.

A BULL with an itchy bottom knocked a transformer off an electricity pole as he tried to scratch his backside - and cut power to 800 homes.

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