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Jon Pratt, and Tuesday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


JON PRATT: Pate's frontman, live from home, covering Willie Nelson's "Night Life."

THE WHO get over three hours of discussion and analysis, up through "The Seeker," on this week's Political Beats with guest Ben Domenech. It will destroy you in more ways than one.

STEVIE WONDER, Live at the Rainbow Theater, Jan. 31, 1974.

AMANDA SHIRES & JASON ISBELL cover Radiohead's "High And Dry."

SAM NEILL covers Radiohead's "Creep" on ukulele.  He was so preoccupied with whether or not he could, he didn't stop to think if he should.

ANGEL OLSEN covers Roxy Music's "More Than This."


THE FOUNDATIONS: "Build Me Up, Buttercup" and "Baby, Now That I Found You" are your Twofer Tuesday. 

JOHN PRINE is in stable condition.  Big Thief's Adrianne Lenker has shared a cover of Prine's "Summer's End."

ADAM SCHLESSINGER of Fountains of Wayne has been on a ventilator in a medically-induced coma?  UPDATE: Not in a coma, but on a ventilator.

ALLAN MERRILL, ho fronted the ’70s rock band Arrows and co-wrote “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” has died at the age of 69 due to complications with the coronavirus.

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

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Bill yJoel's first-ever No. 1, the new-wave snark jam "It's Still Rock And Roll To Me."


MEGXIT: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have turned to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in selecting the woman who will help them a forge their new charitable endeavor outside of the royal realm.

THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR: A painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh was stolen in an overnight smash-and-grab raid on a museum that was closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

ELLEN BARKIN is being sued for posting a photo of Ellen Barkin.

MICHAEL BAY has set his Bay Films to a multiyear first look deal with Sony Pictures to produce both film and TV projects.

RICK & MORTY share an anime short.

35 UNDER 35: The Movie Star Ranking.

THE RINGER'S Best TV Character of the Century Bracket. Check the updates on that page for things like Elisabeth Moss explaining Mad Men's Peggy Olson.


LIKE THAT SCENE FROM "GHOST," but with a cat.

AN ELEPHANT uses a stick to clean in-between its toes.


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So, how's the silicon chip inside your head holding up?   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


FAITH NO MORE: "We Care A Lot."

NEW RELEASES: Pitchfork points to Waxahatchee, Half Waif, Nap Eyes, and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT points to Deeper, Las Kellies, and more.

SONIC YOUTH posted 11 live concerts, including one from Cabaret Metro, to stream on Bandcamp.

BOB DYLAN drops “Murder Most Foul,” a 17-minute ballad about the assassination of J.F.K.


MICHAEL STIPE shares a demo for a new song, “No Time for Love Like Now,” with The National's Aaron Dessner.

THE MOUNTAIN GOATS' John Darnielle debut the new song "Exegetic Chains."


BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC STUDENTS form a virtual orchestra to perform Burt Bacharach and Hal David's "What The World Needs Now Is Love."

JOHN PRINE is in critical condition.

JOE DIFFIE, Grammy-winning Country artist, passed away on Sunday from complications of the virus.

DAVID BYRNE writes about the pandemic.

THE UK's TOP 100 coronavirus quarantine songs.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Paul McCartney & Wings' brittle, new-wavy "Coming Up (Live At Glasgow)," the final #1 of the Wings era.


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Almost had you, didn't I?

CHINA's film regulators has slammed the brakes on plans to gradually reopen the country's cinemas, in case you thought their numbers weren't propaganda.

KATHERINE SCHWARZENEGGER begs Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti To Close Brentwood Farmer’s Market.

CONTAGION's stars get in on the PSAs.

DAVID GEFFEN has been slammed for flaunting a photo of his time in quarantine — from aboard his multi-million dollar yacht

DISNEYLAND and WORLD will remain closed indefinitely.

TOM HANKS & RITA WILSON return to the US.

BETTY WHITE is self-isolating just to keep everyone chill.

JOHHNY DEPP's defamation suit against Amber Heard proceeds.

LORI LAUGHLIN and her husband have urged a federal judge to dismiss charges against them again.

FURIOSA: Director George Miller has reportedly been holding auditions for a Mad Max: Fury Road spin-off movie.


HE WAS BORED, I am amused.

NOW I GET why people hoarded toilet paper.

THESE LIVESTREAMS keep getting better.

LIBERTY THE QUARATINE DOG is very NSFW, for those still in offices.

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Traffic, because there's so much less.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, March 27, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with TRAFFIC!  Live in Santa Monica, circa 1972, flagged by my online pal Jay. Your setlist includes: Low Spark of High Heeled Boys; Light Up or Leave Me Alone; John Barley corn; Rainmaker; Glad; Freedom Rider; Forty Thousand Headmen; and Dear Mr. Fantasy. 

NINE INCH NAILS release new albums 'Ghosts V: Together' and 'Ghosts VI: Locusts' for free.

MARGO PRICE & JEREMY IVEY play a Tiny Desk Concert from their attic.

NEIL YOUNG busts into more rarities at home.

CRAIG FINN shares "All These Perfect Crosses."

DROPKICK MURPHYS share "Mick Jones Ate My Pudding" and their cover of Black 47's "James Connolly."


BRIGHT EYES: Conor Oberst talks to NME about chemistry and working with Phoebe Bridgers - and insists the band never broke up .

WAXAHATCHEE: Katie Crutchfield is profiled at DIY.

STEVE EARLE talks to SPIN about Ghosts of West Virginia.

THE KNACK: Guitarist Berton Averre has an inveitable corona video.


NOW SHOWING: Nothing. Nada. Bupkis.

MEGXIT:  The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have moved to Los Angeles.

EVANGELINE LILLY Apologizes for Dismissive Comments About Coronavirus.

ANGELINA JOLIE's son Maddox returned home early from college in South Korea amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

A STUNTWOMAN breaks down Captain America: Winter Soldier.

COURTNEY COX would be terrible at Friends trivia.

STEVE CARELL’s decision to leave The Office had more to do with network ambivalence than a burning desire to break free from the constraints of a broadcast sitcom.

HOLLYWOOD's headaches only stand to intensify in the coming weeks and months as the industry tentatively looks ahead to the day when studios will be back in business.


FAWN and Bear Cub.

WALKIN' After Midnight.

A KOMODO DRAGON, finishing a tortoise.

COYOTES are loafing on the Golden Gate Bridge and moseying down the streets of San Francisco.

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Thursday Things, which is at least alliterative.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE LEFT BANKE: "Walk Away Renee."

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS has opened its archive from its past three seasons to the public for free streaming.

THE BLACK CROWES' Chris and Rich Robinson play a Tiny Desk Concert.

M WARD covers Alec Wilder and Johann Sebastian Bach for a Lagniappe Session.

THE DREAM SYNDICATE shares "The Longing."

PEARL JAM shares "Quick Escape."


RONNIE WOOD shared advice for recovering addicts who are self-isolating during the coronavirus crisis.

BRIAN MAY teaches fans how to play Queen classics in a home live-stream series.

CHEAP TRICK AT BUDOKAN, “Y.M.C.A.,” Dusty in Memphis, “Wichita Lineman,” and more are among the newest recordings inducted into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.

THE 15 BEST TOM WAITS SONGS, according to PopMatters.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Lipps, Inc.'s synth-disco smash "Funkytown."


PRINCE CHARLES has tested positive for coronavirus.

PATRICK STEWART is reading a Shakespear sonnet on Twitter daily.

KYLIE JENNER donates a million to buy masks, protective gear amid coronavirus pandemic.

ARIANA GRANDE has a new man in her life, and it couldn't be better-timed, because he's also her new quarantine partner.

BILL COSBY has moved for early release from prison on account of the epidemic. Cites his age and infirmity.

RYAN REYNOLDS is tipping your bartender.

STUART GORDON, best known as the filmmaker behind such cult classics as “Re-Animator” and “From Beyond,” has died of multiple organ failure. He was 72.


THIS GOOD GIRL was excited to watch herself win the agility championship.

SHE THINKS she's swimming.

NEW YORK CITY has run out of shelter dogs.

A RWANDAN who breached a coronavirus lockdown was killed by a crocodile.

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Wednesday Things. At least, I think it's Wednesday. It is, right?   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE SMOKING POPES: "Need You Around," for a little Chicago flavor.

COURTNEY BARNETT, LUCIUS, The War on Drugs, Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile, Kevin Morby & Katie Crutchfield, Fred Armisen, Sheryl Crow, Bedouine, Nathaniel Rateliff, Emily King, and Lukas Nelson did a four-hour coronavirus benefit concert.

SOCCER MOMMY plays a Tiny Desk Concert from Home.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND, Live at the Capitol Theater, Sept. 20, 1978.

THE PRETENDERS share "Hate For Sale."

BRIGHT EYES returns with “Persona Non Grata”.

JACKSON BROWNE tested positive for coronavirus.

LIONEL RICHIE proposes a 'We Are the World' remake for COVID-19 aid. Stereogum casts it.

DWIGHT YOAKUM: An intimate night of conversation and tunes with the hard-charging, mile-a-minute pioneer of honky-tonk himself.

HENRY GRAY, who played piano with Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf, is dead at 95.

BILL RIEFLIN, a remarkably versatile drummer whose work over the past 30 years spanned Ministry, R.E.M., Swans, Nine Inch Nails and King Crimson, among many others, has died after a battle with cancer, according to friends and social-media posts from several artists he performed with. He was 59.

THE BEST ROCK MEMOIRS, according to Rolling Stone

STAR TREK: PICARD is now free for non-paid subscribers, if you sign up for CBSAllAccess.

WONDER WOMAN 1984, which was scheduled to be released on June 5, has been postponed to August 14.

JEREMY RENNER says the pandemic is reducing his income enough to reduce his child support.

KRISTEN BELL & DAX SHEPARD are doing their part to help financially-strapped folks living in the L.A. buildings they own ... by waiving rent for April.

RYAN REYNOLDS' PSA is very Ryan Reynolds.

THE FIRST EVER Fictional Doctor Dinner.

A DOG was so happy about quarantine that he sprained his tail.

A COW runs down I-64 in Chesapeake, state police report lane closures.

A GIANT ALBINO PYTHON turned up on the front porch Down Under.

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