THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND STARTS HERE:
...with THE SWEET! The bubble-glam rockers are probably best known for the trifecta of "Little Willy," "Ballroom Blitz" and "Fox on the Run," though they also charted with the harder-edged "Action" and the more ballad-y "Love is Like Oxygen." All of those clips also feature the band's rather unique fashion sense, but you have to see the clip for "Wig Wam Bam" -- complete with headdress -- to see the band at its most ridiculous. BONUS: "All That Glitters" is a BBC documentary originally broadcast in February 1974 charting a day in the life of The Sweet.
LIZ PHAIR plays songs from across her entire career at World Cafe.
LOU BARLOW covers Devo, Tom Petty, Ratt, Journey, and more.
MARGO PRICE shares her new live album, Perfectly Imperfect at The Ryman.
HAIM shares "Don't Wanna."
LANA DEL REY Is Fed Up With Critics Who Say She Glamorizes Abuse.
PAUL McCARTNEY has shared an emotional tribute to his "dear friend", The Beatles‘ photographer Astrid Kirchherr, who died last week at 82.
THE GO-GOS: Kathy Valentine finds joy in decluttering.
THE 100 BEST INDIE FOLK ALBUMS, according to Paste.
T. REX: "20th Century Boy." Aow!
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: There was one last weekend. Who knew?
LORI LAUGHLIN and Mossimo Giannulli have agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges in the Varsity Blues case.
THE DUKE & DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE called Bingo fo a nursing home.
SOME GOOD NEWS: John Krasinski's feel-good web series is headed to Viacom/CBS for a big pile of cash.
CATHERINE O'HARA is profiled by Vanity Fair, complete with a photo shot by drone.
FRIENDS is not the biggest draw for HBOMax?
PETER DINKLAGE & JASON MOMOA are making a deal to re-team in a Vampire movie.
TOM BRADY is going to get his own ESPN docu-series.
MICHAEL BAY is rushing to produce a pandemic thriller because of course he is.
TENET has a new trailer online.
THE OUTPOST has a trailer online.
MEMORIAL DAY has become -- in the minds of some -- a day devoted to uncovering their swimming pools and barbeques. So take a moment (preferably at 3 p.m. local time) to remember what it's really about.You can read about "The Meaning of Memorial Day" with selections from American authors and statesmen, including Herman Melville, Ernie Pyle, Louisa May Alcott, Frederick Douglass, and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Joyce Johnson and the "Arlington Ladies" who attend every funeral in Arlington National Cemetery, to ensure no soldier is buried alone, take more than a moment. Re-read "A Death in the Family," as powerful as it was when Christopher Hitchens wrote it in 2007. Revisit William Wyler's footage of the last mission of the Memphis Belle, or check the Tube for Alfred Hitchcock's footage of the liberation of the Belsen concentration camp. The Wikipedia entry for Memorial Day notes a race track connection unrelated to the Indy 500. It's a good day -- as good as we are likely to get -- for Sgt. Barry Sadler's No. 1 smash, "Ballad of the Green Berets." or the movie adaptation of Gen. George S. Patton's "Speech to the Third Army." As "Greyhawk" once wrote at the Mudville Gazette, "This is Memorial Day weekend. Enjoy it. Celebrate it - the people who died to give you that right would appreciate it. But they didn't die peaceably in their beds, these dogs who fell protecting sheep from wolves."
A PONY adopts 3 little lambs after their mother died on a farm in the UK.
ELEPHANTS Really Can't Hold Their Liquor.
CHICKEN vs SNAKE: Who You Got?