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Putting the rock into Shamrock.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 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.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED features Belle and Sebastian, Scout laRue Willis, Gang of Youths, and more.

ROBERT SMITH joins CHVRCHES on four songs in London.

ARCADE FIRE debuts "Rabbit Hole."

THE REPLACEMENTS: Late co-founder Bob Stinson later band; Bleeding Hearts, is getting an LP release, including "Happy Yet."

TODD RUNDGREN, on his public bust-up with a Beatle, the "freaking circus" of the New York Dolls, and why he doesn't pay much attention to Bon Jovi.

NORTH CAROLINA's experimental folk scene creates a new American sound.

JENS LEKMAN's Night Falls Over Kortedala is going way out of print.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at TLC's silky, funky cheaters' anthem "Creep."


PETE DAVIDSON has ‘a few tattoos' dedicated to Kim Kardashian.

KANYE WEST is being put in Instagram timeout after going after Kim, Pete, Pete's writing partner and a racist attack on Trevor Noah.

BRITNEY SPEARS put herself on Instagram timeout.

BARRY: Season 3 has a teaser trailer online.

THE PENTAVERATE: Mike Myers, times eight.

JARED LETO talks about morphing into Morbius.

DEEP WATER: Critics think it's a weird, wild mess.

NETFLIX is no longer chill with users who enjoy sharing their account credentials.


AN ELEPHANT pretends to eat a woman's hat, then returns it.

BIG FISH: A 10-foot sturgeon believed to be between 500 and 600 lbs was caught, tagged, and re-released by a fishing guide in British Columbia.  

FEEDING golden snub-nosed monkeys.

SWAN LAKE at the dog show.

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The in-between day.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


GUADALCANAL DIARY: From the "Where Are They Now?" file (and MTV's 120 Minutes), we have a semi-live take on "Watusi Rodeo."

ARCADE FIRE debuted "The Lightning I, II" and "Age Of Anxiety" live in New Orleans.

VETIVER covers Bert Jansch, along withPete Dello & Friends, for a Lagniappe Session.

HOVVDY shares "Everything."

SONIC YOUTH and the Business of Keeping a Dead Band Alive.

RICHARD & LINDA THOMPSON: Shoot Out the Lights turns 40.

THE BOO RADLEYS' strange legacy and unexpected return.

KEITH RICHARDS said that The Rolling Stones have no plans to sell their publishing, and they're working on new stuff.


EVAN RACHEL WOOD discussed the recent defamation lawsuit filed against her by former partner Marilyn Manson.

BOB SAGET: An incident report found no conclusive reasoning for the comic's fatal injury.

KANYE WEST has now lawyered up to handle custody issues in his divorce, and we're told this will end up before a judge, unless he reaches some agreement with Kim Kardashian.

TOP GUN: MAVERICK is headed to Cannes.

MS. MARVEL has a trailer online.

THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE,  coming this May to HBO Max, has a teaser trailer online.

SAM ELLIOTT: Not a fan of Yellowstone, either.

JOHN CLEESE had his microphone taken away at an onstage event after he made a controversial joke about slavery.


ALPACAS, meeting a turtle.


THE MONSTER Under The Bed.

SHEEP Zoomies.

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Beware.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


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

ROBBIE FULKS gets over three hours of discussion and analysis on Political Beats.

TROPICAL F*CK STORM and KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD stream a collab EP, Satantic Slumber Party.

BELLE & SEBASTIAN shares "If They're Shooting at You."

DOLLY PARTON withdrew from Rock & Roll Hall of Fame consideration.

COLIN HAY, on his history with Ringo Starr, working with Zach Braff on 'Scrubs' and 'Garden State,' pointing out Melbourne on a map for Dick Clark, why Men At Work shouldn't have broken up, and more.

FRANZ FERDINAND: How they made "Take Me Out."

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Ini Kamoze's unlikely dancehall / rap smash "Here Comes The Hotstepper."


THE KARDASHIAS have a trailer online.

PETE DAVIDSON & KANYE WEST are texting, and it's not going well.

BILLIE LOURD is a married woman.

WILL SMITH says there's never been any infidelity in his marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith.

DIANE KRUGER says her Troy screen test made her feel like meat.

MY COUSIN VINNY at 30: An Unlikely Oscar Winner.

THE SHIELD: How the perfect pilot set up the perfect ending.


A DOGGO faces the fans.

CATS & BOXES: A love story.


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William Hurt RIP, and where did my hour go?   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


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

NEW RELEASES: Paste will point you to Bodega, BOYO, Jenny Hval, Young Guv, and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has The Boo Radleys, Widowspeak, Junk Drawer, and more.

KEITH RICHARDS reunited with the X-Pensive Winos for a three-song, 16-minute set.

THOM YORKE shares "5.17."

BRYAN ADAMS revisits some career-spanning moments, such as 1985’s “Reggae Christmas” with Pee Wee Herman (IYKYK) and singing backup next to Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler on Mötley Crüe’s “Sticky Sweet."

PETE DOHERTY & FREDERIC LO, on how French serenity and being drug-free shaped their new album.

THE NUMBER ONES  looks at "On Bended Knee," the tender and romantic Boyz II Men ballad that knocked a different tender and romantic Boyz II Men ballad out of the top spot.


WILLIAM HURT, an acclaimed actor best known for his Oscar-winning performance in 1985’s “Kiss of the Spider Woman” and his work in “The Big Chill,” “Broadcast News,” “Children of a Lesser God” “A History of Violence,” and “Body Heat,” died Sunday of natural causes. He was 71 years old.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: The Batman repeats atop the chart with 66MM on 51 percent drop (which may reflect the post-pandemic lack of competition).  Uncharted places with 9.25MM on a 17 percent drop.  BTS Permission to Dance showed with a 6.8MM haul on Saturday alone.  Sorta makes me wonder whether Pixar blew it by putting Turning Red on D+.

THE BAFTAs went to these folks. Congrats!

THE DGA AWARDS went to these folks. Congrats!

JUSSIE SMOLLETT has been placed in the psych ward at the Cook County Jail.

QUEEN ELIZABETH II is unlikely to meet Prince Harry's daughter.

HAILEY BIEBER suffered stroke-like symptoms due to a small blood clot in her brain.

DEADPOOL 3: Shawn Levy (Free Guy) has been targeted to direct.

THE BOYS: Season 3 has a teaser trailer online.

A24: What Is Good Taste Worth? About .5 Billion, Apparently.

GROSSE POINT BLANK: Ben Dreyfuss has a very serious question for the screenwriter.


SLIDING into your week like...

A DOGGO, enjoying the best of both worlds.

DONKEYS, enjoying some dirt.

THE CLONED CAT was entirely different.

ESCAPED CAMEL kills two.

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And so we arrive at Rockpile.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, March 11, 2022 - 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.

THE BLACK KEYS share "Wild Child."

WET LEG played "Wet Dream" and "Chaise Longue" on Fallon.

FATHER JOHN MISTY sang "Goodbye Mr. Blue" on Colbert.

PAVEMENT shares a video for their obscure B-side turned viral hit "Harness Your Hopes."

BUFFALO TOM: The making of Let Me Come Over.

GANG OF YOUTHS frontman David Le'aupepe talks to The Current.

MAJOR LABELS are suspending biz in Russia.

THE BEATLES: How 'A Hard Day's Night' Reinvented the Rock Musical.


JUSSIE SMOLLETT, who was convicted of staging a racist and anti-gay attack against himself, was sentenced to 150 days in jail and ordered to pay restitution.

GRIMES & ELON MUSK secretly had another baby, a girl named Exa Dark Sideræl Musk.

PETE DAVIDSON will play a fictionalized version of himself in a new comedy series.

OBI-WAN KENOBI: "We're going to see a very powerful Vader," promises a returning Hayden Christensen.

DUNE: Austin Butler is in negotiations to play Feyd-Rautha in Part Two.

BETTER CALL SAUL has a trailer for the final season.

MY COUSIN VINNY: An Oral History.

INDIE MOVIE THEATERS struggle to survive as release windows shorten.

EMILIO DELGADO, the actor best known for his role as Luis on “Sesame Street,” has died at 81.


DOGS, giving high fives at the Austin Marathon.

THE BOX IS PACKED, ready to ship now.

I'M NOT EVEN MAD, I'm impressed.

I'M SORRY... were you going to eat that?

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