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Think of it less as Thursday and more as Friday Eve.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


SNIFF 'N THE TEARS: "Driver's Seat," from the Boogie Nights soundtrack and Craig O'Neill's vault.

THE WATERBOYS shares three songs from the upcoming All Souls Hill LP.  Mike Scott's still got it.


JAPANESE BREAKFAST covers Bon Iver's "Skinny Love."

PEACE RITUAL debuts with "Tears of Joy."

LOW: The Genius Of... "Things We Lost in the Fire."

PETE DOHERTY nearly lost his feet.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Michael Jackson's final chart-topper, the treacly and scandal-ridden ballad "You Are Not Alone."


BRUCE WILLIS is retiring from acting after being diagnosed with aphasia, a language disorder caused by brain damage that affects a person’s ability to communicate.

THE SLAPPENING: The Academy announced that Will Smith was asked to leave the Oscars ceremony after he slapped Chris Rock, but Smith refused. Disciplinary measures may be taken at its next board meeting on April 18. 78% of Americans side with Chris Rock over Will Smith, according to a Democratic pollster.  But Smith isn't Kryptonite yet.


EZRA MILLER has been hit with a temporary restraining order by two residents in Hilo, a small town in Hawaii where Miller was arrested earlier this week.

BRIDGERTON is getting a prequel.



HOW did the cat cross the road?

JUMP. Might as well jump.

LOOK LIKE THE GYM is crowded today.

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Like a blink, Wednesday is here.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE MOODY BLUES hit the charts with "Go Now" before going psychedelic.


ALL SONGS CONSIDERED features Angel Olsen, Perfume Genius, Soccer Mommy, and more.

THE WHO performed Pete Townshend‘s solo track ‘Let My Love Open The Door' for the first time in 33 years.

DEL AMITRI, reunited, played their first US TV gig in 25 years.

WARPAINT shares "Stevie."

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD shares "Magenta Mountain."

FOO FIGHTERS cancel all tour dates after drummer Taylor Hawkins' death.

WET LEG: Buzzy, and as surprised as you.

CLOUD CULT: Craig Minowa talks about life.

SOUL GLO: "The real character of America is sheer apathy."


TOP GUN: MAVERICK has an official trailer online.

CHRIS ROCK: Getting slapped boosts ticket sales.

THE OSCARS gave us a ceremony for people who hate movies.

JOHN TRAVOLTA adopted the shelter dog who appeared on the Oscars and no one remembers.

ALEC & HILARIA BALDWIN are expecting their seventh child.

SHARON STONE joins the cast of DC's Blue Beetle.

EZRA MILLER was busted for disorderly conduct in Hawaii.

ETHAN HAWKE: Optimistic, or concerned about the future of entertainment?

THE MCU is increasingly about one theme.

RED CARPET: How Brad Pitt got banned - and Mickey Mouse nearly - from China.


ONE OF TWO FLAMINGOS that escaped from a Kansas zoo during a storm 17 years ago has been spotted on the coast of Texas.

EXCITABLE DOG, they all said.

A WHALE gently pushes a paddleboarder with its fin.

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Watching the Slapruder Film.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


DRAMARAMA give you "Anything, Anything" and a "Last Cigarette" for Twofer Tuesday.

SUPERCHUNK plays The Current.

BRANDY CLARK plays AmericanaFest.

CRAIG FINN shares "Messing with the Settings."

PHOSPHORESCENT covers Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone."

AN 8-YEAR-OLD GIRL crushes Korn's "Freak on a Leash."

ROXY MUSIC announces a reunion tour with St. Vincent.

STEVE VAN ZANDT visits World Cafe to discuss his memoir.

THE FLAMING LIPS' LPs, ranked by Paste.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Seal's sweeping Bat-ballad, "Kiss From A Rose."


THE SLAPPENING:  Sean “Diddy” Combs claims that Will Smith and Chris Rock made amends after the Oscars, but they have not buried the hatchet or spoken since the slap.  Here's what was going on in the ABC control room when the slap went down.  The Academy has launched a formal review following Smith’s assault on Rock, and the union is angry too.  Coincidentally, Smith issued a written apology, including to Rock.  Hey, the ratings were up.

DUNE, btw, dominated the "craft" awards handed out on Sunday. Pretty amazing that the Oscars so downplayed the most popular of the Best Picture nominees.

JASON MOMOA & KATE BECKINSALE were flirty at two Oscars parties.  He had hernia surgery the day before the ceremonies.

ANTHONY ANDERSON's wife has filed for divorce from the television star after over 22 years of marriage.

TAYLOR SWIFT is receiving a doctorate at Yankee Stadium.

HOW A TECH WIZ became William Shatner's eyeball double in ‘Star Trek II.'


A PENGUIN escapes an Orca.

A CAMEL, climbing a sand dune.

A CAT and a guest.

AN APEX PREDATOR hunts his prey.

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Taylor Hawkins RIP, and the post-show show.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, March 28, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


MAGAZINE: "Shot By Both Sides" on TOTP. 

NEW RELEASES: Paste will point you to Destroyer, Aldous Harding, Camp Cope and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has Loop, Jarvis Cocker, Young Prisms, and more.

NEIL YOUNG shares three live tracks from upcoming archival releases.

TAYLOR HAWKINS, the hard-hitting, charismatic drummer for Foo Fighters, the enduring Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band that has won 12 Grammys and released seven platinum albums, has died at 50. According to the attorney general’s office of Colombia,<b class="css-8qgvsz ebyp5n10"> preliminary tests showed Hawkins had several substances in his system, including opioids, marijuana and benzodiazepines; the cause of death was still under investigation.  Stereogum has highlights.

TALKING HEADS: Tina Weymouth is currently recovering from injuries she sustained during a car accident.

THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS LPs, ranked by Steven Hyden.

GENESIS: Peter Gabriel turned up for the band's final gig (as a spectator).

THE NUMBER ONES looks at TLC's colossal summer jam "Waterfalls."


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: The Lost City tops the chart with 31MM, a record opening during the pandemic for a female-driven feature.  The Batman places with 20.5MM on a 44 percent drop.  RRR shows with 9.5MM.

THE OSCARS went to these folks. Congrats!

WILL SMITH SMACKED CHRIS ROCK in the face onstage at the Oscars after Rock joked about Jada Pinkett Smith. And then Smith won Best ActorSean “Diddy” Combs is mediating.

WE'RE WATCHING The End of "the Movies."

HAYDEN PANETIERRE and her boyfriend Brian Hickerson brawled with bar patrons on the Sunset Strip.

TEEN WOLF: The revival has added five actors to the cast.

JAMES GUNN says The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special is "the greatest thing I’ve ever done in my life."


THE SWARM: Nope, nope, nope.

CATS & DOGS, living together...

THE SQUIRREL and the bird feeder, an eternal struggle.

WHY DID THE DUCK cross the road?

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Traffic and Friday.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, March 25, 2022 - 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.

JASON ISBELL plays KEXP, including a cover of R.E.M.'s "Driver 8."

QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS, Live in Ukraine circa 2008.

SKYWAY MAN covers The Faces and more for a Lagniappe Session

KURT VILE shares "Mount Airy Hill (Way Gone)."

SNAIL MAIL covers Smashing Pumpkins' "Tonight, Tonight."

DESTROYER: A Timeless Rock Icon?

WOLF ALICE's Ellie Rowsell on the Band's Origins, Feeling Romantic and Being on Tour.

OF MONTREAL's early years, essayed at Bandcamp.



VARIETY's final Oscars predictions.

THE OSCARS should move to Netflix.

NETFLIX's Marilyn Monroe biopic officially has an NC-17 rating.

MEN has a trailer online.

KEANU REEVES' movies have reportedly been scrubbed from China streaming platforms following the actor’s public support for Tibet earlier this year. (Thx, Jay.)

RENEE ZELLEWEGER lets down her guard, sort of.

THE BATMAN dropped a deleted scene featuring you-know-who.

ANNA TAYLOR-JOY, on Romance, Raving & Rebellion.


THE AGE OF CAGE: How Hollywood's most singular actor stepped into the role of blockbuster hero in the 90s.  He's also getting the best reviews of his career playing himself.


GOATS don't believe in gravity.

A BOY, HIS DOG, and a puddle.

HOW TO PET a Porcupine.

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