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Thursday Things, such as they are.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THUNDERCLAP NEWMAN: Because there's "Something In The Air." It's all happening.

DELTA SPIRIT plays a short set for NPR.

DEHD plays KEXP from Home.

BRANDI CARLILE covers Tears for Fears’ "Mad World."

FU MANCHU covers Rush's "Working Man."

ANGEL OLSEN & EMILE MOSSERI cover the Bobby Vinton number, “Mr. Lonely.”

CLAIRO covers Carole King's "You've Got A Friend."


THE REPLACEMENTS' "Favorite Thing" gets an indie-punk cover including J Mascis. And a ukulele.

STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES will record an album of songs by the late Justin Townes Earle.

THE EELS: E talks about From Earth to Dora.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at "Like A Virgin," the song that turned Madonna into an icon.


SNL returns with Jim Carrey as Joe Biden.

JERRY HARRIS (Cheer) is being sued by two underage twin brothers for allegedly sexually abusing them and demanding nude photographs from them.

KANYE WEST posts a video of himself peeing on a Grammy award.

ROBERT PATTINSON was caught canoodling publicly with Suki Waterhouse even though he reportedly has the virus.

NEIL PATRICK HARRIS had the virus.

QUEEN ELIZABETH II will be removed as Head of State... in Barbados.

LIKE TEARS IN THE RAIN: 'Blade Runner' and Philip K. Dick's Legacy in Film.

LAUGHS THAT HURT: Albert Brooks's Uncomfortable Comedies.


A BOXER gets the best surprise ever - then immediately mopes the second it's over.

A BEAVER receives a police escort in Zirndorf, Germany.

INSIDE FLORIDA'S alleged flying squirrel smuggling operation.

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It's Wednesday, more or less.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



OKKERVIL RIVER is streaming A Dream in the Dark: Two Decades of Okkervil River.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED features Kevin Morby, Adrienne Lenker (Big Thief), Maple Glider, and more.

BOB DYLAN: Pretty Good Stuff, Vol. 9.

JEFF TWEEDY shares “Guess Again” and  “Love Is The King.”

SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS: Hear them cover Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours."

STEPHEN MALKMUS shares a new song with a NSFW title.


KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD shares “Straws In The Wind.”

SUFJAN STEVENS shares "Sugar."

THE GO-GOS help launch a new American Girl doll from the vintage perod of... 1986. Get off my lawn.

THE 50 BEST SUPERGROUP ALBUMS, updated by Paste.


THE MANDALORIAN: Season 2 has a trailer online.

JUSTICE LEAGUE: Jason Momoa has criticized Warner Bros regarding an investigation into cast and crew relations on the set.

KIM KARDASHIAN WEST and other celebs are freezing their Facebook and Instagram accounts for a day.

CARDI B files for divorce from Offset.


JOHN BOYEGA quits as ambassador for perfume brand Jo Malone after the company replaced him in ad he created that ran in China. 

JUDD APATOW calls out Hollywood censorship concerning human rights abuses in nations like China and Saudi Arabia.

MADONNA is co-writing her biopic with Diablo Cody (Juno).

MOONBASE 8 has a trailer online.

CADDYSHACK's Michael O'Keefe returned to caddying.


DUCK ARMY: Drone footage captures 10K ducks "cleaning" rice paddies in Thailand. Farmers use the ducks to remove pests from the fields.

A RACCOON robs the cats.


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Tuesday, but the hump day of September.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE SUPREMES perform "You Keep Me Hangin' On" and "Somewhere" from West Side Story in October 1966 for Twofer Tuesday.


DECLAN McKENNA plays a Tiny Desk Concert, sort of.

ANGEL OLSEN covers George Harrison's "Beware of Darkness."

THE MOUNTAIN GOATS share "Get Famous."


FLEETWOOD MAC's “You Make Loving Fun” gets the indie-metal treatment.

THE OLD 97s' Rhett Miller talks about the band's latest album 'Twelfth' and the overlap of comedy and music.

DEVENDRA BANHART catches up with Aquarium Drunkard.

BAD BRAINS' original singer, Sidney McCray, has died.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Daryl Hall & John Oates' anxious and expensive dance-pop jam "Out Of Touch."


ALMOST FAMOUS is turning 20, with reflections by music writers at Uproxx, Paste, and Stereogum (and that is the ranked order).

JENNIFER ANISTON & BRAD PITT turned up in Dane Cook's table read of Fast Times at Ridgemont High for charity, streaming Thursday.  Sean Penn will be there... not playing Spicoli.

MALCOLM & MARIE, starring Zendaya and John David Washington, is headed to Netflix for 30MM.

CHEERLEADER JERRY HARRIS of Netflix's Cheer is under FBI investigation for allegedly soliciting sexually explicit photos and sex from minors.

GAME OF THRONES: Inside the Disastrous Pilot.

THE BOYS: How they made the first season of Amazon's superhero subversion.

CHRIS HEMSWORTH, with the weather report.


WHEN YOU'RE IN LOVE WITH SOMEONE who doesn't know you exist.

THE SWAN wants you to mask up.

AND LIKE THAT... he's gone.

THE KNOXVILLE TIGER could be a bobcat.

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It's Monday. Again.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 02:20 AM
Posted by: Karl


REDBONE: "Come and Get Your Love."

NEW RELEASES: paste wll point you to Doves, Flaming Lips, Lo Tom and more.

PHOEBE BRIDGERS plays a Tiny Desk Concert from a fake Oval Office.

DIRTY PROJECTORS cover Stan Getz and João Gilberto as part of a Lagniappe Session.

TOM PETTY: Hear the previously unreleased song, "Confusion Wheel."

CALIFONE covers John Prine's "Crazy As A Loon."


NICK CAVE covers T. Rex's "Cosmic Dancer."

TOOTS HIBBERT, leader of the legendary ska outfit The Maytals, died on Friday at 77.  He's generallycredited with popularizing the term "reggae."

TOM MORELLO shares the soundtrack of his life.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Wham!'s relentlessly silly US pop breakthrough, "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go."


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE? Tenet tops the chart with 6.7MM on a 29 percent drop, for a 29.5MM domestic total and a 200MM+ worldwide total. The New Mutants placed with 2.1MM, down 30 percent and a running total of 15.3MM.  Unhinged shows with 1.5MM on a (dare it be said) leggy 16 prcent drop.

MULAN had a 23.2MM opening in China ( 23 percent ahead of Aladdin's debut there, but less than half of the Lion King remake).

WONDER WOMAN 1984 is moving again, this time to Christmas.

TENET: The WB is being stingy with their numbers.

MOVIEGOERS are still scared to go.

IDRIS ELBA and his wife Sabrina Dhowre now have a new baby boy.

LEIGHTON MEESTER & ADAM BRODY welcomed their second child together, a baby boy.


DON'T WORRY: The pig has a ticket.

THE DOGGOS want to speak to their attorney.

CATS & DOGS: The eternal struggle.

HUGE SWARMS OF MOSQUITOES are draining blood from and killing livestock in Louisiana after Hurricane Laura swept through the state.

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The B-52s, Diana Rigg RIP, and Friday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 01:31 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with THE B-52s!  The quirky combo from Athens, GA, has had a long and storied career, but we'll (mostly) stick to the early stuff this weekend.  So, from the self-titled debut, classics "Planet Claire," "Rock Lobster,"  "Lava," and "Dance This Mess Around." And from the sophomore LP, Wild Planet, "Party Out of Bounds," "Give Me Back My Man", "Private Idaho" and "Dirty Back Road."  BONUS: "Song For A Future Generation," because it's the first song I heard them play live. DOUBLE BONUS: "Deadbeat Club," because get off my lawn.

BILL CALLAHAN does a backyard Tiny Desk Concert.

BEABADOOBEE visits with The Current.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED with the Front Bottoms, Spacemoth, Frances Cone, and more.

DJANGO DJANGO returns with "Spirals."

ELVIS COSTELLO shares "Hey Clcokface" in medley with Fats Waller's "How Can You Face Me."


THE NATIONAL's Matt Berninger shares "One More Second."


BOB MOULD shares "Siberian Butterfly."

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN shares a "Letter to You."

MARGO PRICE shares the "downer version" of "Letting Me Down."

SUZANNE VEGA talks to Stereogum about Lou Reed, "Luka," "Left of Center," and more. 

HITS, MISSES & MAJOR LABELS: Veruca Salt's Louise Post and Local H's Scott Lucas on surviving the '90s alt-rock boom.

VINYL sales have surpassed CD sales for the first time since 1986.


DIANA RIGG, the Emmy- and Tony-winning British actress who vaulted to international fame in the 1960s with her performance as Emma Peel on The Avengers, then gained a new following decades later as Lady Olenna Tyrell on Game of Thrones, has died. She was 82.

MULAN: Disney sucked up to China, only to get kicked in the teeth.

ANNE HATHAWAY is in final negotiations for Mr. and Mrs. Smith director Doug Liman’s heist romantic-comedy set during our current crisis, Lockdown.

R KELLY was denied bail by a federal appeals court in New York this week after being attacked by a fellow inmate in prison.

NEVE CAMPBELL is returning for the Scream relaunch.

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN, ranked by Uproxx.

HOW THE MANDALORIAN is getting the MCU back into production.

FREAKY, a horror-comedy take on that body-switching Friday flick, with... Vince Vaughn(!), has a trailer online.

9/11: The first five minutes of CNN coverage. I came out of the shower, saw the second plane hit on NBC, and knew had had to contact my boss, whose daughter lived in NYC. There is still a lot of crazy stuff going on around the country and the world as a result, so consider taking a moment to watch and remember, esp. with a new generation that has grown up with no direct memory of the event.


A BABY GOAT trapped in a pit is reunited with family.

LIONS, hanging out at the beach.

A TIGER ON THE LAM, in a Knoxville, TN industrial park.

A 62-YEAR-OLD PYTHON laid seven eggs despite not being near a male python for at least two decades.

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