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Wednesday morning papers didn't come, but Things did.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, June 03, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE MAIN INGREDIENT: "Everybody Plays the Fool." Sometimes.

MAVIS STAPLES, Live in NYC, 1994.

FLOCK OF SEAGULLS, Live at the Grand Ole Opry, 1983.



MARGARET GLASPY covers Sade's "By Your Side."

TEGAN & SARA talk to The Believer about High School.

SONDRE LERCHE talks to PopMatters about riding out the pandemic in Norway, and more.

SOUNDGARDEN, with Brandi Carlile.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at American heroes, rallying cries, glam/punk/bubblegum crossovers, and "I Love Rock 'N Roll."(And don't sleep on the Number Two from this period.)


TIGER KING:  A federal judge granted Carole Baskin’s Big Cat Rescue control Monday of imprisoned reality TV star Joe Exotic’s former zoo properties in Oklahoma, finding they were fraudulently transferred to avoid paying her under a 1MM trademark judgment.

HBO MAX: Another disastrous launch?

FLOYD MAYWEATHER offers to pay for George Floyd's funerals.

THE DUKE & DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE are in another fight with a tabloid.

AUBREY PLAZA has an awkward talk with Uproxx.

FEELING LUCKY AT 90: The Clint Eastwood Passion Project.

BOX OFFICE REVENUES are projected to plunge by at least 50 percent this year.



A BLACK BEAR roaming around a Florida city proved no match for the doughnuts that lured the animal into a humane trap.

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It's just the kind of day to leave myself behind.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, June 02, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


JON PRATT: Pate's fronman shares "Love's Radio."

NEW RELEASES: Pitchfork points to Deerhoof, Christian Lee Hutson, Jaime Wyatt and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT points to Donny Benet, Junkshop Britpop, C86 and more.

THE HOODOO GURUS, Live at the Chevron Hotel, 1984.


THE NATIONAL's Aaron Dessner issues a statement after being mistaken for an “ANTIFA organizer paying people to riot."

OK GO's Damian Kulash talks about contracting COVID-19.

THE THE's Matt Johnson had emergency surgery after suffering an acute throat infection.

THE NUMBER ONES ooks at Vangelis' opening-titles theme for his Oscar-winning 'Chariots Of Fire' score, an unlikely slow-climb smash.


THE BATMAN is among the movies going back into production.

A WOLFMAN reboot looks to be in the works with Ryan Gosling set to potentially take on the lead role.

JOHN WICK 4 could have a fair amount planned for John Wick 3.

A ROCKY DOCUMENTARY narrated by Sylvester Stallone is set to arrive next month.

KYLIE JENNER: Not really a billionaire after all.

WOODY ALLEN comes out fighting.

TENET's stars may not be entirely sure what it's about.

ELDERLY ARTISTS & ACTORS on What They've Learned So Far. I'll take you straight to Shatner.


A GIANT KANGAROO stalks an Aussie suburb.

A MOOSE returns to nature after taking a dip in an Ottowa swimming pool


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Well.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, June 01, 2020 - 03:13 PM
Posted by: Karl


OUR SERVER was offline over the weekend, and there were looters next door to me, so no Monday Things, I'm afraid.

With any luck, tomorrow!

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Power Pop, and Friday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


...with POWER POP! A few of these may be known generally, like Cheap Trick's "Way of the World" and Nick Lowe's "Cruel to Be Kind"... and some well-known to fans of the genre, like Dwight Twilley's "I'm On Fire," Shoes "Too Late," The Records' "Starry Eyes," the Flamin' Groovies' "Shake Some Action" and the Plimsouls'  "A Million Miles Away" (seen here in a rare live slot).  Others are well-known to longtime Pate fans, like the Three O'Clock's "Her Head's Revolving" or Let's Active's "Waters Part."

RADIOHEAD, Live at the Astoria, May 1994. Kinda legendary among fans.

CHICANO BATMAN visit World Cafe.

HAR MAR SUPERSTAR plays at Sounds Like Home.

NEIL YOUNG's Homegrown is finally coming out, but a number of songs already made it into Neil's setlists over the tears.

SHIRLEY COLLINS shares "Wondrous Love."

GLENN TILBROOK of Squeeze covers Sly and the Family Stone's "Everyday People."


NICOLE ATKINS explores the Jersey Shore by way of Muscle Shoals.

GANG OF FOUR shares "Forever Starts Now," while Andy Gill's widow suggests he dies from COVID-19.

THE BOOMTOWN RATS probably could have promoted themselves better.

ROXY MUSIC: How the Bryan/Brian schism worked.

BRAM TCHAIKOVSKY: "Girl Of My Dreams" and "Lady From the USA", live. Because it's Power Pop Friday, of course.


MARTIN SCORSESE's Quarantine Diary Film.

QUENTIN TARANTINO picks the top film of the 2010s.

ELMO debuts a late-night talk show on HBO Max.

JOHN WICK originally had a different title, but Keanu Reeves kept messing it up.

HENRY CAVILL probably isn't done with Superman.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is headed to the big screen again.

FRIENDS' parties, ranked at The Ringer.


BEWARE Of The Dog.

FUZZY GREEN "GLACIER MICE" baffle scientists.

22 GIANT TEDDY BEARS ride a roller-coaster in the Netherlands.

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And I was Thursday's child (oh oh)   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE play "It Must Be Summer" unpluggedy.

WIRE plays a Tiny Desk Concert.

CAR SEAT HEADREST's Will Toledo played some catalog and some covers on Twitch.

THE LEMON TWIGS share "Moon."

JAPANDROIDS share "Heart Sweats" from their upcoming live LP.

BRIGHT EYES shares “One and Done."


WEYES BLOOD shares a new video for "Wild Time."

PHOEBE BRIDGERS: The Making of Punisher.


LED ZEPPELIN will be streaming their 2012 concert film Celebration Day for free this weekend.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at the J. Geils Band's horny, rowdy party-rock singalong "Centerfold."


DISNEY WORLD has tentatively set its reopening dates, pending government approval, and announced a series of initiatives in the park to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus.

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN explains why he crashed a real 747 for Tenet.

TOM CRUISE will be working with director Doug Liman (“Edge of Tomorrow” and “American Made”) in outer space.

JUSTICE LEAGUE: The Snyder Cut is more expensive than you think.

INDIANA JONES 5: What we know so far.

LABYRINTH: The sequel will be directed by Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange).

LARRY KRAMER, the noted writer whose raucous, antagonistic campaign for an all-out response to the AIDS crisis helped shift national health policy in the 1980s and ’90s, died on Wednesday morning in Manhattan. He was 84.


A CROW helps a hedgehog cross the street safely by giving it encouraging prods with its beak.

A GIANT KOOKABURRA: And what did you do on lockdown?

THE DOG understands offensive line play.

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