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Ian Holm RIP, Denny O'Neil RIP, and Monday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


STEAM: The one-hit wonder with a synced take on "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye."

NEW RELEASES: Paste will point you to Bob Dylan, Phoebe Bridgers, Neil Young, Braids, and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has Wire, Joe Pernice, Damaged Bug, and more.

THE MEKONS are streaming an "Exquisite" new album.

THURSTON MOORE shares "Hashish."


BOB DYLAN, essayed by Peggy Noonan.

PHOEBE BRIDGERS gives Stereogum a track-by-track tour of her new LP.

HUEY LEWIS writes a letter to his younger self.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes' drippy, Oscar-winning 'Officer And A Gentleman' ballad "Up Where We Belong."


IAN HOLM, who was in everything from King Lear to Alien to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, died on Friday in London. He was 88.Here's an essay at The New Yorker.

CINEPLEX won’t require guests to wear face masks in its theaters when they start reopening later this month.

AMC, OTOH, has reversed course and will require masks.

HEATHER LOCKLEAR is engaged to her high school sweetheart Chris Heisser.

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO  was seen partying on a yacht to celebrate his girlfriend Camila Morrone's 23rd birthday.

TENET gets a big BTS feature from Entertainment Weekly.

DENNY O'NEIL, a leading comic-book writer who in the 1970s acquainted readers with Batman’s tougher, urban roots and injected social issues into the joint adventures of Green Lantern and Green Arrow, died on June 11 at his home in Nyack, N.Y. He was 81.  The creator of Ra's al Ghul and Talia al Ghul, O'Neil is as responsible for Christopher Nolan's vision of the Batman as Frank Miller.


A BABY HIPPO, on a treadmill.

THERE'S GOING FOR A WALK, and going for a walk.

A BABY MAGPIE falls in love with a cat.

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Sly Stone, Vera Lynn and other Things to liberate your weekend.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, June 19, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



SLY & THE FAMILY STONE rip through a medley of "Everyday People" and "Dance to the Music," plus "Hot Fun in the Summertime," "Don't Call Me N*gger, Whitey," and "I Want to Take You Higher" on network TV, circa 1969.

LORETTA LYNN, Live in Dallas, 1982.

LITTLE DRAGON plays a Tiny Desk Concert from Home.

BOB DYLAN: Pretty Good Stuff, Ep. 7.  His new LP is out today also, so here's a condensed timeline of his career.

TARA JANE O'NEIL covers Bananarama's "Cruel Summer." Then again, so does Evanescence.

FIERY FURNACES return with “Down at the So and So on Somewhere.”

DOVES return with "Carousels."


R.E.M.: "Don't Go Back to Rockville," very unplugged.

PHOEBE BRIDGERS on the 10 Things That Influenced Her New Album, which is streaming now.

THE TOP 10 REISSUES of 2020 (So Far), according to SPIN.

I'M NOT A DAD, but I Rock Like One.

VERA LYNN, the British singer whose touching ballads helped sustain the spirits of Britons during WWII, died yesterday. She was 103 years old.


JUSTICE LEAGUE: The Snyder Cut has a teaser.

AMC THEATERS plan to reopen on July 15; mask policies may vary locally.

WATCHMEN: The HBO miniseries is streaming for free this Juneteenth weekend.

ELON MUSK denied allegations that he was involved in an alleged “three-way affair” with his ex Amber Heard and model Cara Delevingne.

LORI LAUGHLIN fears she will contract coronavirus in prison.

DUNE is heading to Hungary to film additional material this summer.

JAMES GANDOLFINI once threatened to "beat the f***" out of Harvey Weinstein.

JAWS: The Perfect Blockbuster?


A HERD OF BISON, just headed through traffic at Yellowstone.

ALCOHOLIC KILLER MONKEY leaves one man dead and 250 injured after going on a rampage.

A BEAR attacked a 19-year old woman who had fallen asleep in her backyard.

A BROTHER AND SISTER had a close call with a large shark.

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Thursday's rags. What you gonna do?   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



NEIL YOUNG may or may not still be advance streaming Homegrown.

JASON ISBELL visits with World Cafe.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED features Eluvium, H.E.R., A.O. Gerber and more.


PATTERSON HOOD apologizes for the name of his band.


BOB DYLAN & FIONA APPLE? Seems so, professionally.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Men At Work's twitchy, paranoid, sax-driven new wave breakout "Who Can It Be Now?"


DANNY MASTERSON  was charged by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office with raping three women

KRISTEN STEWART is set to play Princess Diana.

KRISTEN WIIG and her fiancé, Avi Rothman, welcomed twins via surrogate.

MICHELLE WILLIAMS has welcomed her second child, her first with her husband, Thomas Kail.

JOHNNY DEPP's defamation suit against his ex-wife claims that Amber Heard once had a threesome with Elon Musk and Cara Delevingne.

ELON MUSK & GRIMES changed their baby's name, again.

EWAN MacGREGOR talks about the Obi-Wan Kenobi series moving forward at Disney+.

THE BOLD & BEAUTIFUL goes back into production using blow-up dolls in intimate scenes.


A DOGGO meant to do this.

THIS GATOR probably wanted key lime pie.

THIS GATOR is back from Oz

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On Wednesdays I never feel inclined.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE: "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet."  Because it's summer. Plus, cowbell.

ADAM SCHLESINGER: Stream the posthumous tribute LP, Saving For A Custom Van.

MT JOY visits World Cafe from home.

SPOON, Live at Daytrotter, 2008.


THE BETHS share “Out of Sight.

THE BEST INDIE ROCK LPs of 2020, according to Paste.

LIVE FROM HERE, the successor to  A Prairie Home Companion, has been canceled.

MOTORHEAD: Lemmy Kilmister is getting a biopic.

NEIL YOUNG's Homegrown finally arrives this week.


AVATAR 2 resumes production in New Zealand.

30 ROCK is returning in a very 30 Rock way.

ARMAGEDDON TIME: Robert De Niro, Oscar Isaac, Donald Sutherland, and Anne Hathaway are set to join previously announced Cate Blanchett in the cast.

MEGAN FOX & MACHINE GUN KELLY are a confirmed item.

INDIANA JONES and the Lost Fedora.

DC is staging its own virtual Comic-Con.

PRETTY IN PINK director Howard Deutch has stories.


THE RETURN of the Platypuses.

ARTHROPLEURA: Do you really want to know?

DIEGO, the giant Galápagos tortoise whose legendary libido has been credited with saving his species from extinction has officially entered retirement.

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It's Tuesday, and the "news" pickings are a little slim.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE CARS play "Candy-O" and "The Dangerous Type" for Twofer Tuesday.

LYNYRD SKYNYRD gets over two and a half hours of discusssion and analysis on Political Beats with Mark Davis.

LUCINDA WILLIAMS virtually plays The Current.

LITTLE DRAGON plays KEXP from home.


NICK CAVE lists his favorite books.

"URBAN" music is out; no word on a replacement.

THE AMERICANA HONORS & AWARDS nominees are announced.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at John Cougar's expertly-calibrated car-singalong little ditty "Jack And Diane."


JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION is set to be the first major studio movie to re-start filming proper in the UK.

THE OSCARS ceremony has been postponed until April 25.

BAFTA has moved the date of its 2021 Film Awards to April 11.

UNHINGED moves to July 10.

BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN and... Courtney Stodden?

JON STEWART weighs in with The New York Times.

KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR: Why 'Gone With the Wind' Needs a Warning Label, Not a Ban.


A 65-POUND ALLIGATOR SNAPPING TURTLE named "Lord Fairfax" was found wandering a residential neighborhood in Alexandria.

A DANGEROUS, GIANT JELLYFISH lurks off the coast of Nahant, MA.

SALMON is being blamed/framed for a new outbreak of coronavirus cases in Beijing.

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