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I would gladly pay you Tuesday Things for some hamburgers toady.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


WALL OF VOODOO, on the "Mexican Radio."

LAKE STREET DIVE visits The Current.

LORETTA LYNN visits with World Cafe.

THE TOP 100 ALTERNATIVE SINGLES of the 90s, according to PopMatters.

J MASCIS surveys his career with Stereogum.

FRANK "PONCHO" SAMPEDRO of Crazy Horse talks to Aquarium Drunkard.

SUMMER OF SOUL has a trailer online.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Billy Ocean's giddy, irrepressible Mutt Lange collaboration "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car."


THE OSCARS turned in the lowest rated telecast in the show's history — by a sizable margin. Richard Rushfield has your autopsy.

ANTHONY HOPKINS did not expect to win.

CARA DELEVINGNE and... Paris Jackson?

MEGXIT: The Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex have given their consent for their late mother Princess Diana's wedding dress to go on display for the first time in 25 years.

HOUSE OF THE DRAGONS: The Game of Thrones prequel begins production.

OVERDUE VHS TAPE FROM 1999 Leads to Warrant for Embezzlement.


DUCKS, enjoying their peas.

TURKEYS, and the paparazzi.

YOU SAID you weren't coming back for an hour.

BEAVERS caused an entire Canadian town to lose internet.  Doing the bidding of the squirrels, obvsly.

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The weekends seem too short. I suspect aliens.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, April 26, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE CONNELLS: " '74-'45. " Read more about this Raleigh, North Carolina quintet at Trouser Press.

NEW RELEASES: Paste will point you to Dinosaur Jr, Sour Widows, remember Sports, and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has Field Music, Tangled Shoelaces, and more.

JULIANA HATFIELD shares "Gorgon."

JOHN LYDON, a/k/a Johnny Rotten, talks about becoming a full-time caretaker for his wife, who was struck with Alzheimers.

RONNIE WOOD revealed he secretly battled cancer for a second time during lockdown.

STRANGE FRUIT: The story behind the anti-lynching anthem.

BRANDI CARLILE: There's room for everyone in her church.

MEAT LOAF Remembers Jim Steinman.

NICK CAVE on the state of Rock.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Michael Jackson's motivational hymn "Man In The Mirror."


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Mortal Kombat tops the chart with 22.5MM, but the Demon Slayer anime placed with 19.5MM, marking the first time two pictures have cracked the 10MM mark since the onset of the pandemic.  Nature is healing.  Godzilla vs Kong shows with 4.2MM on a 46 percent drop.

THE OSCARS went to these folks. Congrats!

CRUSHED DREAM FACTORY: Craving escapism from the Oscar contenders that reflect our sad reality.

FARGO and the rise of Frances McDormand.

CAITLYN JENNER is officially running for Governor of California.

CAPTAIN AMERICA 4 is in the works.

LIVE, FROM NEW YORK, it's... Elon Musk?


ANIMALS, taking selfies.

A SEAGULL, riding another seagull.

A BABY KLIPSRINGER ANTELOPE is bonding with its mother before making a public debut at a Florida zoo.

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Bangles, and Friday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, April 23, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



... with THE BANGLES!  There's no better way to start than with these live takes on "Hero Takes A Fall"  and Kimberley Rew's "Goin' Down To Liverpool" for Dave in 1984. It was that sort of rawk (and the hotness of Susanna Hoffs) that got Prince to give them "Manic Monday," their first mainstream hit, from the A Different Light album, which included Jules Shear's "If She Knew What She Wants," Alex Chilton's "September Gurls," and -- inevitably -- Liam Sternberg's "Walk Like An Egyptian."  Nevertheless, their fondness for the genres of the mid-60s was still evident in their take on Simon & Garfunkel's "Hazy Shade of Winter" for the Less Than Zero soundtrack, and the psych-garage-bubblegum of "In Your Room" on the Everything album, which yielded their final No.1 hit, "Eternal Flame."  The draw from the 60s is a constant I saw them in a club, on a big stage and in a club again -- the last time was at a House of Blues, where they covered the We Five's "You Were On My Mind."  However, I'll confess that I put off featuring the band for about a bit, until the Susanna Hoffs solo cover of Bad Company's "Feel Like Makin' Love" popped back up on the Tube after an absence. That woman knows how to shake her tambourine.

SUFJAN STEVENS streams the third volume of Convocations.


SHAKEY GRAVES plays World Cafe.

WEEZER shares "I Need Some of That."

JOHN GRANT shares "Rhetorical Figure."


LES McKEOWN, known for fronting the iconic Scottish group Bay City Rollers, has died at 65.

SHOCK G, famous for Digital Underground's hit song "The Humpty Dance" and his work with Tupac Shakur, is dead.

TEENAGE FANCLUB's Norman Blake recalls his teenage years.

SUPERWOLVES: Matt Sweeney and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy talk about their 23-year friendship.


KEVIN SPACEY: From Triple Threat to Legal Challenges on Three Fronts.

JOHN TRAVOLTA recalls dancing with Princess Diana.

SCOTT RUDIN's abusive rep inspires a new task force dedicated to rooting out workplace harassment in Hollywood.

GAL GADOT's thrid child will be a daughter.

FOUR GOOD DAYS has a trailer online.

THE CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT has a trailer online.

BRUTALLY HONEST OSCAR BALLOTS are probably better than the show.

THE OSCARS may get political, but they probably won't talk about Xinjiang.


A DOGGO ran onto the track during a high school relay race in Utah - and covered 100m in 10.5 seconds.

A GROUP OF RAYS, swimming.

DOLPHINS catch a wave.  I wish I could swim like dolphins can swim.

A PUPPER, rescued from a moving car.

A TURTLE survives crashing through a windshield on I-95 in Florida.

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Jon Pratt, and Thursday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


JON PRATT: Pate's frontman returns with "Shaboom."

JULIEN BAKER visits World Cafe.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED has four Prince playlists for you.

BARTEES STRANGE covers Bon Iver's "Skinny Love."

MARAINNE FAITHFULL talks about recovering from covid and making a new LP.

KISS seems to be getting a Netflix biopic.

45 LOST ALBUMS Stereogum Wants To Hear.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up," the crappy hit that became a late-'00s internet phenomenon.


MEGXIT: Harry returns to Montecito with the royal family drama unresolved.

MADS MIKKELSEN takes everything and nothing seriously.

TED LASSO: Season 2 has a trailer online.

ELIZABETH OLSEN on feminism, famous sisters and finding her power.

HOW I MET YOUR FATHER is sequelizing with Hilary Duff at Hulu.

AARON RODGERS scored as Jeopardy's guest host.

NETFLIX needs a Next Big Thing.


CAT vs CANDLE: Who You Got?

A BUSH BABY enjoys a snack.

A SYNCHRONIZED JUMP, seemingly unplanned.

JURASSIC PARK would be boring IRL.

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I got handed a work thing last night, but Jim Steinman RIP.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


JIM STEINMAN, who wrote all the songs on “Bat Out of Hell,” Meat Loaf’s operatic, teenage-angst-filled 1977 debut album, which remains one of the most successful records of all time, died on Monday in Danbury, Conn. He was 73.  A fairly recent NYT story ostensibly about the Bat Out of Hell musical contains his credo: “If you don’t go over the top, how are you ever going to see what’s on the other side?” Rolling Stone has 10 essential Steinman songs, from Meat Loaf to Air Supply to Bonnie Tyler (because "Total Eclipse of the Heart" is a must) but they left out anything from the insane movie Streets of Fire, so I'll throw in "Nowhere Fast," which features Steinman's trademark song and a very young Diane Lane.

Like I hinted above, I was suddenly and totally swamped at work today, but I hope to be back tomorrow with more "news."

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