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March Monday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, March 22, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


GUADALCANAL DIARY: From the "Where Are They Now?" file (and MTV's 120 Minutes), we have a semi-live take on "Watusi Rodeo."

NEW RELEASES Paste will point you to Lana Del Rey, Chad VanGaalen, Loretta Lynn, and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has Adele & The Chandeliers, Real Numbers, too Much Joy, and more.

THE GO! TEAM shares “World Remember Me Now.”

THE ANTLERS' Peter Silberman sat down to talk The Beatles, listening to oldies radio, and Home Alone 2.

KILL ROCK STARS: Eight essential records for the label's 30th anniversary.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam's bubbly Motown homage "Lost In Emotion."


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE?  Raya and the Last Dragon remains atop the chart with 5.2MM on a 9 percent dropTom & Jerry places again with 3.8MM on a 7 percent drop.  The debut of The Courier shows with 2MM.

MEGXIT: The Queen is to appoint a diversity tsar to modernize the Monarchy. Also, Prince William does not feel "trapped" by his life in the royal family - and has grown even more committed to the monarchy following the public attacks by his brother, according to a report.

BLACK WIDOW's release pattern will be a "last-minute call."

BRAD PITT is heartbroken over the leak from the Angelina Jolie camp that she is ready to testify about alleged spousal abuse in their trial over child custody, according to insiders.

BELLA THORNE is engaged to Benjamin Mascolo.

WHAT THE 2020s NEED: Sex and Romance at the Movies.

MRS. DOUBTFIRE: Release the Columbus Cut.

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER should be put in charge if aliens ever invade our planet ... according to 2000 adults in Great Britain.

SPANISH PR0N STAR NACHO VIDAL has been charged with reckless homicide after a man died during a ceremony involving toad venom.


A FISHING BOAT attracts visitors. Watch the whole thing.

A PLAGUE OF MICE has been tormenting residents and farmers for a number of weeks in Australia.

AN AGING SPIDER gets an accommodation.

SHEEP vs GOATS: Who You Got?

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Oh this week is going to be a thing, including Tuesday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, March 22, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


MANFRED MANN'S EARTH BAND, "Blinded by the Light," Live in '75.

STING plays a Tiny Desk Concert from Home.

GEORGE BENSON visits World Cafe.

FROM MY BLOODY VALENTINE TO OASIS: Creation Records' Top 21 Releases.

LANA DEL REY is releasing her second album of this year in June.

DAN SARTAIN, the Alabama-based garage rock singer-songwriter, died on Saturday. He was 39 years old.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Michael Jackson's comeback smash "Bad."


MEAT LOAF is turning “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)” into a reality competition show.

MEGXIT: Harry & Megan did not actually marry before the royal ceremony, as they suggested to Oprah.

PORTIA de ROSSI is recovering at home from appendicitis.

BOBBY BROWN JR. died from a cocktail of drugs.

SILICON VALLEY's Thomas Middleditch has been accused of sexual misconduct at a secretive Los Angeles goth nightclub in 2019.

JAMIE FOXX will play MIKE TYSON in a Martin Scorsese-produced mini-series.

ANNA FARIS explained why her natural “competitiveness” contributed to her divorces from actors Chris Pratt and Ben Indra.

TENET is extending its IMAX run in NYC and L.A., a positive sign for the biz. It's also headed to HBOMax, despite Christopher Nolan's criticism of the service.


EVERYONE likes skritches.

CAT vs MOUSE: Who You Got? (It's a trick question.)

A MANTA RAY photobombs a surfer.

DUCKLINGS cross a lily pond.

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The Byrds, and a time for Friday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



... with THE BYRDS!  Pretty much because I dig them as we turn into Spring (or Fall).  Let's start with a rare 1965 clip of their breakthrough smash cover of "Mr. Tambourine Man."  There are screaming girls, plus go-go dancers when they hit Shivaree for "All I Really Want to Do" and "Feel A Whole Lot Better."  Next up is a rare sync of "I Knew I'd Want You." There are even more dancers when they cover Buddy Holly's "Not Fade Away" for Shindig! on June 23, 1965, while I'm pretty sure that's Ed Wynn introducing "Chimes of Freedom."  You might recognize the voice introducing "Bells Of Rhymney" from poolside in August 1965 and "It Won't Be Wrong" from a corral in January 1966 on Where The Action Is.  BONUS:  Want a couple in color?  Here's "Turn, Turn, Turn!" and "Mr. Spaceman." DOUBLE BONUS: A rare 1967 sync of "Eight Miles High."


FRANCES FOREVER visits The Current.

DOTS plays new material live at Atlanta’s Standard Electric Recorders.

SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE is profiled by Stereogum.

RINGO STARR reviews Let It Be.


ARMIE HAMER is under investigation by the LAPD for a rape allegation.

RALPH FIENNES defends J.K. Rowling.

SHARON STONE, on how Basic Instinct almost broke her before it made her.

MADDOX JOLIE-PITT testified against dad Brad in the child custody case.

WILL BRITNEY SPEARS tell all to Oprah?

VENOM 2 is moving to September.

CHRISTOPER NOLAN: The author of 'The Nolan Variations' discusses the auteur's influences and identity with Sonny Bunch.


DOG & BUTTERFLY: Not the Heart song.

A CAT and a coin trick.

FOUR BALL, in the side pocket.

A PUPPER's Welcome.

A BORDER COLLIE watches herself win the ‘17 Purina Pro Challenge on TV.

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A Throuple of Thursday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


BLUE SWEDE: "Hooked on a Feeling," introduced by the late Don Kirshner. Ooga-Chucka.

MOGWAI, Live on KEXP at Home.

DANIEL LANOIS visits World Cafe.

LAURA MVULA shares "Church Girl," which is very 80s.


CRAZY HORSE's Poncho Sampedro on two new Neil Young reissues, dropping acid at Budokan, "quarantining" on Young's ranch to make Ragged Glory, and organic farming in Hawaii.

MTV's BEHIND THE MUSIC is set to return on Paramount+.

THE TOP 10 Teen Movie Songs.

THE NUMBER ONES on Tawny Kitaen, the late-'80s glam metal zeitgeist, and Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again."


A-ROD & J-LO try to put the breakup rumors to bed with a kiss.

ANGELINA JOLIE & BRAD PITT are approaching a long-awaited trial in their divorce that could include testimony from their three minor children as well as testimony regarding allegations of domestic violence.

SHARON OSBOURNE is Denying Allegations Of Racism And Claims She Was ‘Set Up.'

RACHAEL LEIGH COOK and Daniel Gillies finalized their divorce.

MARVEL MOGUL Kevin Feige discounts the rumor that Chris Evans could return as Captain America... but not directly.

IS APPLE TV+ For Real Yet?



A SLOTH, boating and playing with water.

FRISKY GOATS roaming the streets of a north Wales town are booming after not getting contraception due to the coronavirus pandemic.


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St. Pat's, More Yaphet Kotto RIP, and Wednesday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with JOE STRUMMER and THE POGUES!  People will be getting their drink and dance on, so enjoy Joe, Shane and the band putting a Celtic spin on "London Calling" and "I Fought The Law" for St. Patrick's Day, 1988. Follow that up with the Dropkick Murphys' videos for "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" (which you may have heard in Martin Scorsese's The Departed) and "The Wild Rover."  Round it out with an Old Grey Whistle Test of my fave Pogues song, "Sally MacLennane," and a Shamrock Shake.

BONUS POGUES: Amost 2 hours, 15 minutes of discussion and analysis on Political Beats, with guest Alfred Schultz.

FLOCK OF DIMES shares "Hard Way."

LAMBCHOP shares "A Chef's Kiss."

JONATHAN RICHMAN: The Aquarium Drunkaed Interview.

GANG OF FOUR: Damien Hirst and the RHCP's Flea pay tribute.

WILLIE NELSON talks about a new album of songs that Frank Sinatra made famous, his first-ever South by Southwest keynote address, possible plans for an in-person Fourth of July Picnic this year, a new book written with his pal Turk Pipkin, and more.

ABBEY ROAD is buying a remote capability.

SALLY GROSSMAN, the wife of Bob Dylan‘s former manager Albert and star of the singer's most iconic cover art, has died aged 81.


CONFIRMED: YAPHET KOTTO, a versatile actor whose many roles included the wisecracking engineer in the hit science-fiction film “Alien,” the villainous adversary in the James Bond movie “Live and Let Die” and a police lieutenant on the long-running television series “Homicide: Life on the Street,” died on Monday near Manila. He was 81.

MEGXIT: Prince Harry has spoken to his dad, Charles, and brother, William, after his bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview - but the talks so far are "not productive," the banished royal told TV host Gayle King.

THE OSCARS: Only presenters, nominees and guests will attend in-person.

THE GOLDEN GLOBES: More than 100 PR firms threaten to withhold talent unless the HFPA makes "transformational change."

MATTHEW McCONNAUGHEY started his own YouTube channel.

A-ROD flew to meet J-LO in the Dominican Republic.

ELLIOT PAGE is profiled by TIME.

PETE DAVIDSON had to deny a marriage report put out by a production company.

ADRIEN BRODY has been tapped to play Pat Riley in Adam McKay's HBO series about the Lakers.


CAT vs DRONE: Who You Got?

NONE SHALL PASS, unless you do the Crane Dance.

A FLOCK OF GEESE, on the march.

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