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XTC and the Multiverse of Madness.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, May 06, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:

... with XTC! Live on Rockpalast, February 10, 1982. Your setlist includes: "Respectable Street" (still one of my faves), "Towers of London," "Runaways," "Jason and the Argonauts," "Burning With Optimism's Flames," "Snowman," "Ball And Chain," "Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me)," "No Thugs In Our House" (another fave), "Senses Working Overtime" (ditto), "Making Plans For Nigel," "Living Through Another Cuba," "Generals and Majors," "Real By Reel," and "Life Begins At The Hop."

BIG THIEF, Live from Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY.

PUP plays World Cafe.

PINK MOUNTAINTOPS shares “Nikki Go Sudden.”

THE WAEVE shares "Something Pretty."

DR. JOHN's postumous “I Walk On Guilded Splinters.”

SHARON VAN ETTEN: This Too Shall Pass.

RICHARD THOMPSON, on the Grizzly Man soundtrack.

BELLE & SEBASTIAN's Chris Geddes lists his nine favorite albums.

A FORMER GAP EMPLOYEE embarks on a quest to collect every in-store playlist.

 

DOCTOR STRANGE 2: Audiences are less aware of or interested in this one than Spider-Man: No Way Home, yet just as interested in seening it in theaters, which is why the gurus project a 175-200MM opening weekend. Also, The Ringer has a multiverse primer.

SAM RAIMI: The Return of the Weird Blockbuster King.

HOUSE OF THE DRAGON has a teaser trailer online.

LIGHTYEAR has an international trailer online.

DAVE CHAPPELLE releases a statement about the attack on him at the Hollywood Bowl.

AMBER HEARD alleged more instances of physical abuse by Johnny Depp at his defamation trial.

TOM CRUISE flew into the Top Gun: Maverick premiere... did he pilot the chopper?

STAR WARS: How the forest moon of Endor disappeared.

 

EVERYBODY'S HEARD about the... dog?

NEVER LOOK DOWN THE BARREL of a cat cannon.

IT'S TURTLES all the way down.

A CAT, calculating the physics of the jump.

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Wasting away again.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, May 05, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

CINCO DE MAYO STARTS HERE: 

...with LOS LOBOS: "I Got Loaded" (with an added snippet of "Turn On Your Lovelight") from their fabulous first full-lengther, How Will the Wolf Survive? "Don't Worry Baby," "Evangeline," "Our Last Night," and "A Matter of Time" were on that album, too.

PEE WEE HERMAN: "Tequila." Obvsly.

HERB ALPERT & THE TIJUANA BRASS: Rare video of "A Taste of Honey" from 1967.

CHEAP TRICK brings you the Mariachi mash-up of "Surrender."

JIMMY BUFFETT: Margaritaville. Obvs.

LIZ PHAIR: "Cinco de Mayo." Obvsly.

JENS LEKMAN: Stream The Linden Trees Are Still In Blossom.

GUIDED BY VOICES shares “Unproductive Funk.”

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT's best songs and albums of April 2022.

DOLLY PARTON & DURAN DURAN are among this year's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees. Some notable snubs, too.

JOAN JETT, Unplugged, unmellowed.

THE KIDD CREOLE -- a rap pioneer from Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five -- just got a lengthy prison sentence for his conviction in the stabbing death of a homeless man.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at the Notorious B.I.G.'s posthumous party anthem "Hypnotize."

 

DAVE CHAPPELLE was assaulted onstage during his set at the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday night.The 23-year-old suspect was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, and was carrying a replica handgun with a knife blade inside, authorities said.  And Chris Rock was there.

AMBER HEARD told the court in Johnny Depp’s defamation trial against her of how the actor sexually assaulted her in 2013.

RAY J claims that Kim Kardashian and mom Kris Jenner partnered with him to release the couple’s infamous 2007 sex tape. Also, there's gambling going on at Rick's.

KIM CATTRALL, on saying no to more Sex & The City.

KALEY CUOCO and “Ozark” actor Tom Pelphrey confirmed that they are dating.

MEG RYAN will direct and star in a rom-com with David Duchovny.

OBI-WAN KENOBI has a trailer online.

A SIMPLE PLAN: Sam Raimi at His Most Restrained

 

A CHIPMUNK's Tiny Stretches.

A SLEEPY Armadillo.

THIS TOOK ME a few seconds also.

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Who knows where the time goes?   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, May 04, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THE TEMPTATIONS gallop through "I Can't Get Next to You" live on TOTP.

THE SERATONES, Live at Rockwood Music Hall.

MODERN NATURE covers “Stormy Weather” and Billie Holiday for a Lagniappe Session.

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS share "Every Single Storied Flameout" and cover Tina Turner's "What's Love Got To Do With It."

THE AFGHAN WHIGS share "The Getaway."

BELLE & SEBASTIAN: Stuart Murdoch and Chris Geddes, on reconnecting with the city that made them.

GRAHAM NASH, on his long history as musician, collaborating with everyone from David Gilmour to, somehow, the cast of Trailer Park Boys.

ROD STEWART, tending bar.

JUDY HENSKE, '60s folk icon who released the oft-covered and influential "High Flying Bird" in 1963, has died at 85.

 

WEIRD: THE AL YANKOVIC STORY has a trailer online.

AMBER HEARD suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, a clinical and forensic psychologist told a Virginia jury in Johnny Depp’sdefamation trial.

VAMPIRES warn Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox about drinking blood.

DOCTOR STRANGE 2: The early verdict is... it's a Sam Raimi movie.

TOM CRUISE once claimed that making a Top Gun sequel would be "irresponsible."

JOHN WATERS shares an excerpt from his novel.

DAVID BIRNEY, a classically trained theater actor who found success on the stage, including on Broadway, but who was best known for his role in “Bridget Loves Bernie” — a short-lived sitcom about an interfaith marriage in which he starred opposite his future wife, Meredith Baxter — died on Friday at his home in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 83.

 

KITTENS & PUPPIES, meeting each other...

A DOG, entertaining a baby.

A WILD FOX broke into the National Zoo and killed 25 flamingos.  And a duck.

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One of those weeks when I ask "Is it Tuesday?"   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, May 03, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THE BONGOS: "Numbers With Wings" was nominated for Best Direction at the first MTV Video Awards.

THEE SINSEERS play a Tiny Desk Concert.

MAGDELENA BAY plays World Cafe.

LANA DEL REY made a surprise appearance at the Stagecoach festival.

SPOON Gets Sidelined in New York.

BARTEES STRANGE wanted to be an NFL star, then a political powerhouse, now a genre-busting rock star.

NAOMI JUDD reportedly took her own life.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Puff Daddy & Mase's "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down," the flashy hit that kicked off a whole new dominant rap era.

 

SAM RAIMI talks Dr. Strange, Spider-Men, the Evil Dead franchise, and more.

FAST X: How Justin Lin reached his breaking point as director. Louis Leterrier (“The Incredible Hulk,” the first two “Transporter” films) is set to take over.

DON'T WORRY DARLING, ft Harry Styles and Florence Pugh, has a trailer online.

AMBER HEARD ditched crisis PR firm Precision Strategies after getting frustrated with the press she’s received since her bombshell defamation trial kicked off last month, sources said.

JENNIFER GREY says JOHNNY DEPP was "crazy jealous and paranoid" during their relationship.

SONY refused China's demand to delete the Statue of Liberty from Spider-Man: No Way Home.

THE LOSER CANON: Why We Need More Movies About Bums, Deadbeats, Drifters and Barflies.

 

A TURKEY terrorizing DC crossed state lines into Maryland and is eluding five agencies from as many jurisdictions.

WHAY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE RAILS? To hold up the NYC subway.

A DOGGO with a skateboard on stairs.

A DOGGO makes the play at home.

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Naomi Judd and Neal Adams, RIP   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, May 02, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THE KINKS are "The Village Green Preservation Society." God bless 'em.

NEW RELEASES: Paste will point you to Girlpool, Toro Y Moi, Tomberlin, and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has Melody's Echo Chamber, Kelly Lee Owens, Julie Doiron,and more.

TEGAN & SARA return with "F***ing Up What Matters."

NAOMI JUDD, who as one half of the mother-daughter duo the Judds dominated the country music charts in the 1980s with a blend of tight vocal harmonies, traditional arrangements and modern pop aesthetics, died on Saturday outside Nashville. She was 76.

WILCO: John Sirratt talks about Yankee Hotel Foxtrot at 20, and the return of the Solid Sound festival.

CLASSIC SKA, surveyed at Bandcamp.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at the Spice Girls' manifesto, "Wannabe."

 

NEW RELEASES:  The Bad Guys repeats atop the chart with 16.1MM on a 33 percent drop that could be leggy.  Sonic the Hedgehog 2 placed with 11.35MM on a leggy 27 percent drop.  And Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore showed with an estimated 8.3MM on a 41 percent drop, which is such a comedown for the franchise.  Below the fold, Everything Everywhere All at Once took the fifth spot with 5.5MM, ticking up 2 percent and possibly on the path to beating Uncut Gems as A24's top grosser.  The weekend had the feeling of a pause before Dr. Strange and the Scarlet With come flying in this week.

NEAL ADAMS, the legendary comic book artist who reinvigorated Batman and other superheroes with his photorealistic stylings and championed the rights of creators, has died. He was 80.  Here are some of his greatest Batman covers.

BILL MURRAY has spoken for the first time about his role in the production suspension of the film Being Mortal after a complaint was lodged against him.

ANA DE ARMAS has officially agreed to star in the John Wick spinoff movie, Ballerina.

THAT 70s SHOW stars are returning for That 90s Show.

JENNIFER GREY will return for a Dirty Dancing sequel.

DAN ACKROYD & DONNA DIXON separate after 39 years together.

THE GREATEST CHARACTERS to come out of sequels?

DOG DAY AFTERNOON: The bungled bank robbery that inspired the film.

 

THEY'RE ALL GOOD DOGS, and It Has Nothing to Do With Their Breed.

STARTED OUT AS A FISH. How Did It End Up Like This?

DAY OF THE DOLPHIN: Russia is now using trained military dolphins to protect its ports in Crimea.

A CHIPMUNK tastes almonds for the first time.

THERE ARE Two Types of Dogs.

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