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A Throuple of Thursday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


BLUE SWEDE: "Hooked on a Feeling," introduced by the late Don Kirshner. Ooga-Chucka.

MOGWAI, Live on KEXP at Home.

DANIEL LANOIS visits World Cafe.

LAURA MVULA shares "Church Girl," which is very 80s.


CRAZY HORSE's Poncho Sampedro on two new Neil Young reissues, dropping acid at Budokan, "quarantining" on Young's ranch to make Ragged Glory, and organic farming in Hawaii.

MTV's BEHIND THE MUSIC is set to return on Paramount+.

THE TOP 10 Teen Movie Songs.

THE NUMBER ONES on Tawny Kitaen, the late-'80s glam metal zeitgeist, and Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again."


A-ROD & J-LO try to put the breakup rumors to bed with a kiss.

ANGELINA JOLIE & BRAD PITT are approaching a long-awaited trial in their divorce that could include testimony from their three minor children as well as testimony regarding allegations of domestic violence.

SHARON OSBOURNE is Denying Allegations Of Racism And Claims She Was ‘Set Up.'

RACHAEL LEIGH COOK and Daniel Gillies finalized their divorce.

MARVEL MOGUL Kevin Feige discounts the rumor that Chris Evans could return as Captain America... but not directly.

IS APPLE TV+ For Real Yet?



A SLOTH, boating and playing with water.

FRISKY GOATS roaming the streets of a north Wales town are booming after not getting contraception due to the coronavirus pandemic.


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St. Pat's, More Yaphet Kotto RIP, and Wednesday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with JOE STRUMMER and THE POGUES!  People will be getting their drink and dance on, so enjoy Joe, Shane and the band putting a Celtic spin on "London Calling" and "I Fought The Law" for St. Patrick's Day, 1988. Follow that up with the Dropkick Murphys' videos for "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" (which you may have heard in Martin Scorsese's The Departed) and "The Wild Rover."  Round it out with an Old Grey Whistle Test of my fave Pogues song, "Sally MacLennane," and a Shamrock Shake.

BONUS POGUES: Amost 2 hours, 15 minutes of discussion and analysis on Political Beats, with guest Alfred Schultz.

FLOCK OF DIMES shares "Hard Way."

LAMBCHOP shares "A Chef's Kiss."

JONATHAN RICHMAN: The Aquarium Drunkaed Interview.

GANG OF FOUR: Damien Hirst and the RHCP's Flea pay tribute.

WILLIE NELSON talks about a new album of songs that Frank Sinatra made famous, his first-ever South by Southwest keynote address, possible plans for an in-person Fourth of July Picnic this year, a new book written with his pal Turk Pipkin, and more.

ABBEY ROAD is buying a remote capability.

SALLY GROSSMAN, the wife of Bob Dylan‘s former manager Albert and star of the singer's most iconic cover art, has died aged 81.


CONFIRMED: YAPHET KOTTO, a versatile actor whose many roles included the wisecracking engineer in the hit science-fiction film “Alien,” the villainous adversary in the James Bond movie “Live and Let Die” and a police lieutenant on the long-running television series “Homicide: Life on the Street,” died on Monday near Manila. He was 81.

MEGXIT: Prince Harry has spoken to his dad, Charles, and brother, William, after his bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview - but the talks so far are "not productive," the banished royal told TV host Gayle King.

THE OSCARS: Only presenters, nominees and guests will attend in-person.

THE GOLDEN GLOBES: More than 100 PR firms threaten to withhold talent unless the HFPA makes "transformational change."

MATTHEW McCONNAUGHEY started his own YouTube channel.

A-ROD flew to meet J-LO in the Dominican Republic.

ELLIOT PAGE is profiled by TIME.

PETE DAVIDSON had to deny a marriage report put out by a production company.

ADRIEN BRODY has been tapped to play Pat Riley in Adam McKay's HBO series about the Lakers.


CAT vs DRONE: Who You Got?

NONE SHALL PASS, unless you do the Crane Dance.

A FLOCK OF GEESE, on the march.

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A smattering of Tuesday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


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

NEW RELEASES: Paste has Valerie June, harmony Woods, The Horrors, and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has Gang of Four, Cool Ghools, Metronomy, and more.

MATT BERNINGER covers Morphine, the Velvet Underground, Bettye Swan, and Eddie Floyd on the deluxe edition of Serpentine Prison.

TEENAGE FANCLUB shares "The Sun Won't Shine one Me."

PAUL WELLER shares "Glad Times."


ADRIENNE LENKER plays "Dragon Eyes" for Fallon.

THE MOUNTAIN GOATS' John Darnielle, interviewed by Jack Antonoff.

U2 is streaming a series of classic concerts on the Tube.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Whitney Houston's grandiose old-school ballad "Didn't We Almost Have It All."


THE OSCARS nominations went to these folks. Congrats!  Plus analysis.

YAPHET KOTTO, best known for his role as technician Dennis Parker in Alien, NBC's Homicide: Life on the Street, Live and Let Die, and The Running Man, is reportedly dead at 81. Presumably this will get confirmed or debunked later today.

THE GRAMMYS' ratings hit a new record low this year.

J-LO & A-ROD: Inside their abandoned weddings.

MEGXIT: Prince Harry and Prince William Are Reportedly Texting Again After Their Year-Long Rift.

PIPPA MIDDLETON and her husband James Matthews have welcomed their second child.

THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER drops a final trailer.

JUSTICE LEAGUE: Early reviews suggest the Snyder Cut is much improved, if not a masterpiece.

SOLEIL MOON FRYE’s first love was Charlie Sheen.


A WALRUS turns up in Ireland after it is thought to have drifted across the Atlantic after falling asleep on iceberg.

A DOGGO two-steps in the park.

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Post-Selection Monday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH: The friendly stranger in the black sedan.

SPOON gets over three hours of discussion and analysis on Political Beats, with guest Christopher Scalia, dropping this morning.  BONUS: The band covers Tom Petty's “Breakdown” and “A Face In The Crowd.”

THE 100 BEST R.E.M. SONGS, ranked by Steven Hyden.

JULIEN BAKER offers a playlist of songs that inspired her throughout her life.

ADULT MOM's Stveie Knipe is profiled at American Songwriter.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Michael Jackson's "I Just Can't Stop Loving You," the soft and tender duet with Siedah Garrett that served as the soft launch of a blockbuster.


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE? Raya and the Last Dragon repeats atop the chart with 5.5MM on a 35 percent drop, as some of the big chains refused to show a film that's also on Disney+. Tom & Jerry places with 4.1MM on a 38 percent drop.  Chaos Walking shows with 2.3MM on a 40 percent drop.

JENNIFER LOPEZ & ALEX RODRIGUEZ have not split, despite recent reports.  However, they are going through a rough patch.

THE GRAMMYS went to these folks. Congrats!

MEGXIT: Harry & Meghan's estate had an intruder. Meanwhile, Prince Charles said to have been ‘deeply hurt’ by Harry and Meghan's interview with Oprah, but plans on contacting his youngest son in next few... weeks

TREVOR NOAH & MINKA KELLY are not officially a couple, but were spotted grabbing dinner in the drive-thru of an L.A. In-N-Out on Noah's 37th birthday.

LET A THOUSAND Film Markets Bloom.

ARE PRE-BUYS BAD for Independent Movies? "John Wick is a good, real-world example of a franchise that came into existence because it could be sold on the front end."

LOCKDOWN: The year Mike Ryan saw 397 movies.


A WHALE SHARK sought human assistance to get rid of the rope tangled on his fin.

THE URUTAU, or ghost bird, is known for its cry similar to a human wail and is rarely seen during the day.

THE ELECTRIC CATFISH cannot be shocked and scientists don't know why.

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Rockpile, and Friday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with ROCKPILE, a band that featured old pals Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds cranking out the rootsy pub rock. Let's start with "Teacher, Teacher" and "I Knew the Bride," along with this clip of "Heart," featuring Billy Bremner, which is odd at the start.  And here's the band rolling through Lowe's "So It Goes," and "Heart of the City," plus a cover of Elvis Costello's and "Girls Talk," which many associate more with Edmunds.

FLEET FOXES' Robin Pecknold plays World Cafe.

MIKE CAMPBELL (of the Heartbreakers) visits World Cafe.

THE CURE, Apeldoorn, Netherlands 1980.


GANG OF FOUR's Hugo Burnham talks about the band's legacy at Brooklyn Vegan.

BLACK PUMAS: Who are they, and why are they Grammys darlings?

R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe and Mike Mills talks 30 years of Out of Time.

POWER POP: Endless online debates about a beloved genre.


MEGXIT: The Queen is to extend a personal olive branch to Harry and Meghan as she takes charge of the fallout from their bombshell television interview.

MATTHEW McCONNAUGHEY says he is seriously considering a run for Texas governor.

KANYE WEST & KIM KARDASHIAN are not talking following their divorce — after the rapper changed all his phone numbers and told her she could only contact him through his security.

THE FALL OF ARMIE HAMMER: A Family Saga of Sex, Money, Drugs, and Betrayal.

THE GRAMMYS ready their pandemic show.

JUSTICE LEAGUE gets another teaser.

CLAIRE FOY & PAUL BETTANY have been cast in the lead roles of “A Very British Scandal."

THE BOYS spinoff at Amazon is nearing a series order. 

PEE-WEE HERMAN is getting an HBO doc by the Safdie Bros.


A VULTURE hitches a ride with parasailers.

A MAMA COW shows off her calf.

A "HOT PIGEON" puts NYC's flock to shame.

CHEETAH attacks Columbus Zoo employee.

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