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A Steady Tuesday, Maybe.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, August 03, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE CHESTERFIELD KINGS cover the Moving Sidewalks' "99th Floor" (introed by Martha Quinn) and psych up even more on "Sunrise (Turn On)" for Twofer Tuesday.

LUMP virtually visits The Current.

PHOEBE BRIDGERS picks standout Tiny Desk Concert contest entries.

GUIDED BY VOICES shares "My Limited Engagement."

THE BEACH BOYS have shared two unreleased songs including an unreleased a capella version of ‘Surf’s Up’.

THE BLOW covers 10cc’s “I’m Not In Love.”

GUNS N' ROSES cover the Stooges classic “I Wanna Be Your Dog.”

DOLLY PARTON used the royalties from Whitney Houston‘s cover of ‘I Will Always Love You' to invest in a historically Black neighborhood in Nashville.

BILLIE EILISH on where her new album finds her and her outlook on life, fame and performance.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Martika's goth-adjacent pop dirge "Toy Soldiers."


VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE has a trailer online.

REESE WITHERSPOON's Hello Sunshine has been sold for north of 900MM to a media company backed by the private-equity firm Blackstone Group Inc.

BILL MURRAY alks about the painting that stopped him from committing suicide.

KATHY GRIFFIN had successful lung cancer surgery.

JASON MOMOA is not a fan of being asked if he regrets starring in "Game of Thrones" scenes that featured sexual violence.

KIT HARINGTON believes he made the right choice to take a step back from acting and enter rehab after “Game of Thrones” came to an end.

MATT. DAMON. knows how to promote a movie.


WHEN YOU DROP YOUR GLASSES in the Orangutan enclosure.

BEARS know how to fish.

SNOOP DOGG covers the Equestrian event at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Another Monday, still juggling.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, August 02, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE PIPETTES: "Your Kisses are Wasted On Me." Before it all went wrong. Sigh.

NEW RELEASES: Paste will point you to Son Volt, Prince, urand Jones & The Indications, and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has LUMP, Dot Allison, Magic Roundabout, and more.

SLEIGH BELLS shares "Locust Laced."

BLEACHERS: Jack Antonoff talks to BuzzFeedNews about recruiting collaborators.

ELVIS PRESLEY, who died 44 years ago this month, was not a drug abuser in the typical rock’n’roll lifestyle sense, a new book claims, but he was medicating to address a series of congenital illnesses.

PRINCE's ESTATE is now controlled almost equally by an aggressive, well-funded New York music company and the three eldest of the music icon's six heirs.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Simply Red's hubristic cover of the Philly soul classic "If You Don't Know Me By Now."


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Jungle Cruise tops the chart with 34.2MM domestic, not too far off pre-pandemic The Rock films like Rampage.  Then again, a 91.8MMglobal + streaming debut looks less than great against a reported 362MM negative cost.  The Green Knight places with 6.8MM which is a strangely goodshowing for a strangely strange film that's only going to be in theaters for three weeks.  M. Night Shyamalan's Old shows with 6.78MM on a 60 percent drop.  Below the fold, Black Widow made only 6.4MM, the lowest fourth weekend for a Disney-released Marvel title ever.  Stillwater, a movie boasting Matt Damon, made only 5.1MM.

EMMA STONE is reportedly considering suing Disney over the release of Cruella on Disney+.

GERARD BUTLER is suing Olympus Has Fallen's producers in a profits dispute over the original pic.

BOB ODENKIRK is going to be OK.

BRITNEY SPEARS' fourth topless shot stirs fan concern.

CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG hs been pulled from its planned September 17 release.

GEORGE CLOONEY was caught in devastating floods that hit northern Italy.

TOM HANKS will have a small role in Wes Anderson's next movie (after The French Dispatch).


TEASING A CORGI, or paying homage to a Corgi?

A HUGE DOG couldn't stand puppies - until he met the right one.

CAT vs TURTLE: Who You Got?

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I Want My Friday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, July 30, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



with MUSIC TELEVISION!  The cable phenom debuted on tomorrow's date in 1981. The first four hours included The Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star," while the rest of the first day included Pat Benatar's cover of "You Better Run," Rod Stewart's "She Won't Dance With Me," The Who's "You Better You Bet," PH.D's ""Little Susie's On The Up," Cliff Richard's "We Don't Talk Anymore," The Pretenders' "Brass In Pocket", Todd Rundgren's "Time Heals", REO Speedwagon's "Take It On The Run," Styx's "Rockin' The Paradise", and many more.  BONUS: Stereogum ranks the debut videos.

COUNTING CROWS played World Cafe from Home.

ANGEL OLSEN covers Men Without Hats’ “Safety Dance.”

MATT BERNINGER covers the VU's "I'm Waiting for the Man."

ZZ TOP will continue after the death of Dusty Hill, with the band's longtime guitar tech, Elwood Francis, taking over bass duties.

BLEACHERS: Jack Antonoff talks about working with Springsteen.

SLEAFORD MODS: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview.

RYAN ADAMS pleaded for a “second chance” in music, revealing he's on the verge of losing his home after the collapse of his career.

GEORGE CLINTON at 80: Diving Deep Into The Funk Of His Legacy.


SCARLETT JOHANSSON filed a lawsuit Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court against Disney, alleging her contract was breached when the media giant released Black Widow on its Disney+ streaming service at the same time as its theatrical debut.  The House of Mouse is going to need a better response than this.

BRITNEY SPEARS' doctors want Dad out of the conservatorship?

JAMIE LEE CURTIS revealed that her younger child is transgender.

HAWKEYE: Jeremy Renner talks about Kate Bisho... and Hailee Steinfeld.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOL. 3 will be Dave Bautista's final turn as Drax.

DOCTOR WHO: Jodie Whittaker and showrunner Chris Chibnall are exiting.

THE NICOLAS CAGE PARADOX: The power and peril of stardom in a post-theatrical age.

RAY SUBERS explains how movie studios figure out the “tracking” numbers, how comfy people are with returning to theaters, and more.

JARED LETO, as Jeffrey Tambor in House Of Gucci.


DOOGOS with well-coordinated choreography.

HOW TO Get A Kiss.

THERE ARE TWO Kinds of Dogs.

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Dusty Hill RIP, and Thursday things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


DUSTY HILL, the quiet, bearded bass player who made up one third of ZZ Top, among the best-selling rock bands of the 1980s, has died at his home in Houston. He was 72. If you're not a subscriber, here's “La Grange,” "Tush," "Cheap Sunglasses," “Legs,” “Sharp-Dressed Man,” and “Give Me All Your Lovin.’”

ANNA B SAVAGE lays a Tiny Desk Concert from Home.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED features Gustaf and Wet Leg, Lanterna, Steady Holiday, and more.

THE CONNELLS return after 20 years with “Steadman’s Wake” and “Really Great.”

LANA DEL REY joins BLEACHERS on "Secret Life."

THE BEATLES: Giles Martin talks to Rolling Stone about his fab remixes.

SMASHING PUMPKINS are planning a 33-track concept album.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Fine Young Cannibals' slick retro rumble "Good Thing."


BOB ODENKIRK is in stable condition after suffering what was termed as a “heart related incident” on he Better Call Saul set.

THE SUICIDE SQUAD: James Gunn may have saved the day.

KELLY CLARKSON will be paying 200K in monthly spousal support.

MARY HARTMAN, MARY HARTMAN is getting a reboot at TBS. Can Fernwood 2-Night be far behind?

ARTHUR, canceled at PBS after 25 seasons.

KEVIN SMITH: Even "He-Man" manages to be controversial.

RON POPEIL, an inventor and the face of infomercials for “as-seen-on-TV” products like Showtime Rotisserie and Pocket Fisherman, has died. He was 86.


YO GOT ME a Puppy?

AN OLYMPIC HORSE, doing the Safety Dance.

NOPE, I'm not going home.

A HUNGRY ELEPHANT Crashes Through a Kitchen Wall Searching For Salty Snacks.

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Marginally On-track Wednesday.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


ELO: Because I "Can't Get It Out Of My Head."

RHIANNON GIDDENS visits World Cafe.

THE AQUARIUM DRUNKARD PICTURE SHOW has Jack Name, Orions Belte, Stereolab, L’Eclair, Galaxie 500, Babe Rainbow, Spencer Cullum and beyond.

PORRIDGE RADIO covers The Shins' "New Slang."

LIARS shares “From What The Never Was.”

NICK CAVE, on Nick Drake and Nico.

LAURA NYRO: The phenomenal singers' singer the 60s overlooked.


GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE has a second trailer online.

LAMB has a trailer online.

BOB ODENKIRK collapsed on the set of AMC’s Better Call Saul and was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday.

ASHTON KUTCHER & MILA KUNIS don't believe in bathing their kids or themselves too much.

PARIS HILTON denies she's pregnant and expecting her first child with her fiancé, Carter Reum.

MATT. DAMON.: The enduring career of the megastar no one really knows.

SEX & THE CITY: Sarah Jessica Parker and executive producer Michael Patrick King plan to turn the limited reboot into a multi-season show.

FILMMAKER Andrew Levitas has accused MGM of burying his film Minamata because of the publicized personal issues of Johnny Depp.

LUCASFILM hired a YouTuber on the strength of his Mandalorian deep fakes.

GENE SISKEL & ROGER EBERT: Movie Critics for the People.


A DOG still recognizes his friend after 10 months.

A DOG among the Koi.

MEANWHILE, at the Olympics...

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