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So this may be a weird week.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, April 12, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

A LESS-THAN-IDEAL SUNDAY. But today, if things don't get worse, I'll get my second vaccination shot.  And if so, many people feel terribe the next day or so.  I guess we'll see how it goes.  For today, a few things.

THE PRIMITONS play "Seeing Is Believing" at an in-store appearance from 1985.  Proof positive that the Internet makes the "Where Are They Now?" file bottomless.  Background at Trouser Press.

NEW RELEASES: Paste points you to Spirit of the Beehive, Skullcrusher, Francis of Delirium, and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has Sorry, Andy Bell, Silver Synthetic, and more.

BON IVER joins TikTok.

GARY LOURIS of the Jayhawks shares "Almost Home."

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Michael Jackson's mechanized shuffle "The Way You Make Me Feel."

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Godzilla vs Kong repeats atop the chart with 13.3MM on a 58 percent drop; its 69.5MM total so far is the biggest domestic haulof the pandemic. (It's also likely to turn a profit worldwide.)  Nobody places with 2.65MM.  The Unholy shows with 2.4MM.

GODZILLA vs KONG: Is Nonsense the New Normal?

PRINE PHILIP, the Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, father of Prince Charles and patriarch of a turbulent royal family that he sought to ensure would not be Britain’s last, died on Friday at Windsor Castle in England. He was 99.

EARL SIMMONS, the snarling yet soulful rapper known as DMX, who had a string of No. 1 albums in the late 1990s and early 2000s but whose personal struggles eventually rivaled his lyrical prowess, died on Friday in White Plains, N.Y. He was 50.

THE BAFTAS went to these folks. Congrats!

DWAYNE "THE ROCK" JOHNSON added fresh fuel to his rumored plans for a White House bid with a coy tweet on a poll that found surprising levels of support for the idea.

SIX THINGS Millennials Have in Common with Dr. Frasier Crane.

 

WE GOT CAUGHT BRIAN, just act  normal.

A SKATER, a dog, and a horse.

A MAMA ELEPHANT, rushing to save her calf who got swept away in a powerful river current.

KILLER WHALES are orchestrating revenge attacks on boats off Spain.

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Garage Rock, and Other Friday Nuggets.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, April 09, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:

... 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."

CLIPPING's Tiny Desk Concert features tiny desks.

SUFJAN STEVENS is streaming the entire first volume of Convocations.

SONGS ABOUT PLAYING GUITAR: A playlist.

PRINCE: Hear the posthumous title track to Welcome 2 America.

ALAN VEGA: Hear the postumous "Filthy."

MERRY CLAYTON, legendary backup singer, talks about her new LP, recorded after a car accident took her legs.

 

ANNE BEATTS, who wrote for “Saturday Night Live” from its beginning in 1975 until 1980, a raucous, innovative period that established the show as a central feature of the American cultural landscape, died on Wednesday at her home in West Hollywood, Calif. She was 74.

WARNERS likely will premiere its biggest films in theatres ahead of streaming next year.

NETFLIX has emerged the winner of a nearly two-year auction for the exclusive U.S. rights to stream Sony Pictures’ theatrical releases in the first pay TV window starting with the studio’s 2022 slate.

DMX has not regained any brain function nearly a week after his overdose, and the family may soon be faced with a tormenting decision.

ROBERT DE NIRO almost starred in Big instead of Tom Hanks. And it would have been darker, obvsly.

THE SONS OF SAM: Did the serial killer act alone?

JUSTICE LEAGUE screenwriter Chrs Terrio airs his grievances.

HOLLYWOOD is flirting with Non-Fungible Tokens.

WALTER OLKEWICZ,  the familiar character actor who played the bartender and croupier Jacques Renault on the original Twin Peaks and an oil refinery worker on Grace Under Fire, has died. He was 72.

JAMES HAMPTON, best known for his roles in “F Troop,” “Teen Wolf” and “The Longest Yard,” for which he earned a Golden Globe nomination, died Wednesday due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 84.

 

A DOG's first reaction to Darth Vader.

WHEN YOUR PET gets underfoot.

A BELUGA, playing with a seagull.

A CAT gets fountain service.

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Thursday Things, but boy was Wednesday a slow "news" day.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, April 08, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

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

HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER, Live from Durham NC.

LOU REED, Live at the Glasgow Apollo, Sept. 24, 1973.

DRY CLEANING plays KEXP.

THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES share "The Killing of Georgie (Pt. III)."

IRON & WINE shares the "lost" track "Calm on the Valley."

 

LOU BARLOW shares "Over You."

BRANDI CARLILE's memoir is excerpted by the New York Times.

ST VINCENT, on cancel culture.

SHEARWATER's Jonathan Meiburg has written a book about the samrtest birds of prey.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at George Harrison's 1988 hit "Got My Mind Set On You," the last single from a Beatle ever to top the Hot 100.

 

GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE teases us with Paul Rudd and Mini-Pufts.

CRUELLA has a final trailer online.

THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD, one of two Taylor Sheridan movies coming soon, has a trailer online.

JUPITER'S LEGACY: A superhero series from Mark Millar (Kick-Ass) has a trailer online.

BLACK WIDOW's trailer already has more tahn 70MM views.  People are ready for a blockbuster.

DMX: The comatose rapper is undergoing brain function and activity tests.

TIGER WOODS was driving nearly twice the speed limit when his SUV smashed into a median during the February rollover crash that broke his right leg in multiple places and left his golf future in doubt, officials said Wednesday.

SCOTT RUDIN: The uber-producer's former employees speak about a bully.

 

A BIG LIZARD, loose in the bodega.

PIZZA SQUIRREL, on the loose. Nature is healing.

PEGGY THE PANDEMIC PUP saved the family.

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The Wednesday Things Again.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, April 07, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

SHOCKING BLUE: She's your "Venus."

TUNE-YARDS plays for The Current.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED features First Aid Kit, Rhiannon Giddens, Jay Som and Palehound, and more.

MATTHEW DEAR shares two tracks from his "lost" album.

SUFJAN STEVENS announces a five-volume album and shares "Meditation V."

THE BEST ONE-ALBUM WONDERS, according to Rolling Stone.

 

RAY FISHER lets it rip on Justice League, Joss Whedon, and the Warner Bros.

KIM KARDASHIAN WEST is officially a Billionaire.

CAITLYN JENNER may run for Governor of California.

AARON RODGERS would like to host "Jeopardy" and QB the Packers. He got roasted on his first audition show.

THE SKINNY BUNDLE Murder Mystery, and the Netflix-Knives Out Deal.

BRIDGERTON: Netflix's most-watched series loses its breakout star.

BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES: Thirty years on, why was Brian De Palma's star-studded adaptation of Tom Wolfe's novel such a flop?

THE SIMPSONS, but British.

 

CATS vs DOG: Oh, you know how this one ends at first sight.

THE ARCTIC WALRUS that napped its way to ireland is now hitching rides on passing ships.

QUOTH THE RAVEN, "Hello, hi."

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Busy Monday, Tuesday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, April 06, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

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

THE HOLD STEADY plays for World Cafe.

STEADY HOLIDAY plays a Tiny Desk Concert.

NICOLE ATKINS & MARISSA NADLER cover The Fleetwoods' "Mr. Blue."

KURT VILE talks songwriting with Pitchfork.

ST VINCENT is featured at NME.

THIRTY-SIX OF AMERICA'S BEST INDIE VENUES on Surviving and What's Next.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Whitney Houston's horny dance-pop jam "So Emotional."

 

LOKI has a trailer online.

DMX's kids visit the hospital -- one at a time due to COVID.

BILL MURRAY discussed what it was like filming the upcoming new Ghostbusters movie, revealing that it was “physically painful”.

JENNIFER LOPEZ, in her own words, and everyone else's (exept A-Rod).

CHRIS HEMSWORTH" If I got skinny I'd be called a serious actor."

THE MAKING OF "MIDNIGHT COWBOY" and the Remaking of Hollywood.

 

A GOOD BOY collects Easter treatos.

NAVY SEALS, and a real seal.

UNGROUPING ELEPHANT SPECIES has shown that the animals are more endangered than previously thought.

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