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Dark in the morning. So dark.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


MARTI JONES & TIM LEE (The Windbreakers) cover The dB's classic, "Neverland." With Beatle Bob cameo.

FRIENDSHIP plays World Cafe.

MARCUS MUMFORD visits World Cafe.

THE BAD ENDS (ft Bill Berry) shares "Thanksgiving 1915."

ROBERTA FLACK, the highly decorated vocalist whose smash hits like “Killing Me Softly With His Song” made her among the most recognizable voices of the 1970s, has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and can no longer sing, according to a statement released by her publicist.

THE GRAMMYS nominations went to these folks. Congrats.

THE TOP 75 ALBUMS of 2022, according to MOJO.



DENISE RICHARDS was in a life-threatening situation when a road rage incident erupted in gunfire.

ZOE KRAVITZ, on Catwoman, ***** Island, Channing Tatum, and more.

JAMES GUNN and Peter Safran are coming close to completing a roadmap for the future of DC.

PRINCESS DIARIES 3 is in the works, but maybe without Anne Hathaway.

MAGIC MIKE'S LAST DANCE has a trailer online.

EMANCIPATION: Inside Will Smith's salve drama.

PAULINA PORIZKOVA, on how she found her estranged husband, Ric Ocasek, dead in his bed.


CATS & DOGS, living together...

CATS & DOGS, living together...

MINISTRY of Silly Walks.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE MAMAS & PAPAS: All the leaves are brown, so it's "California Dreamin'" and "Nowhere Man" for Twofer Tuesday.

CATBITE plays World Cafe.

ANDY SCHAUF shares "Wasted On You."

DEATH VALLEY GIRLS share "What Are The Odds."


BEAT HAPPENING: "It was about having this adventure with your friends."

DOLLY PARTON was awarded 100MM by Jeff Bezos.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Beyonce's horny Sean Paul collab "Baby Boy."


JAY LENO, recovering from a gasoline fire.

MARGOT ROBBIE, Nobody's Barbie.

PETE DAVIDSON and Emily Ratajkowski are dating, because of course.

DEMI MOORE and boyfriend Daniel Humm have split after less than one year together.

SYLVESTER STALLONE, on Arnold Schwarzenegger.

1923: The Yellowstone prequel has a trailer online.

JOHN ANSITON, Days of Our Lives star, father to Jennifer, has died at 89.


THE CAPE FOX and the striped polecat.

A PUPPER, enjoying a walk.


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Keith Levene, Kevin Conroy, Gallagher RIP.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, November 14, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


IKE & TINA TURNER: "River Deep, Mountain High," live and de-Spectorized.

NEW RELEASES: Paste will point you to Bruce Springsteen, Christine and the Queens, and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has The John Hughes box, Love & Rockets, and more.

IGGY POP shares "Frenzy."

MARGOT PRICE shares "Lydia."

KEITH LEVENE, the innovative guitarist who was a founder member of both the Clash and Public Image Ltd, has died at the age of 65.  He had liver cancer.

THE TOP 75 ALBUMS of 2002, according to Uncut.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN ALBUMS, ranked by Stephen Hyden.

THE NUMBER ONES, on the unholy Diddy/Michael Bay connection, the wave of fake Nellys, the Murphy Lee experiment, and "Shake Ya Tailfeather."


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever dominates the chart with 180MM, a November recordBlack Adam places with 10MM on a 45 percent drop that seems not bad against the MCU.  Ticket to Paradise shows again with 6.3MM on a leggy 25 percent drop, a tribute to the 90s ways of rom-com.

KEVIN CONROY, the voice of Batman for three decades across almost three dozen television shows, movies and video games, died on Thursday in Manhattan. He was 66. He had intestinal cancer.

GALLAGHER, who became one of the most recognizable comedians of the 1980s for an outrageous act that always concluded with him smashing a watermelon with a sledgehammer, died on Friday at his home in Palm Springs, Calif. He was 76.

JOHN WICK 4 has a trailer online.

HOW KEANU REEVES made the Constantine sequel happen.

ALEC BALDWIN sued people involved in handling and supplying the loaded gun that he was using when it fired, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during a 2021 filming accident in New Mexico.

TIFFANY TRUMP married Michael Boulos on Saturday in Palm Beach, Florida.

RAINN WILSON has changed his name to Rainnfall Heat Wave Extreme Winter Wilson to protest climate change. Yes, really.


A CAT, on a slide.

A COW, on a slide.

A MOTHER SLOTH reclaims her baby.

A MAMA ELEPHANT, warning her baby not to talk to strangers.

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Could it be the north wind they'd been feelin'?   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



THE WRECK of the EDMUND FITZGERALD: The legend lives o­n from the Chippewa o­n down of the big lake they called Gitche Gumee. This is the 47th anniversary of the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald -- 729 feet-long, 75 feet in breadth, 39 feet in depth, weighing 13,632 gross tons -- an ore bulk carrier with a capacity of 25,000 tons. When it was launched o­n June 7 1958, at the Great Lakes Engineering Works in River Rouge, Michigan, Fitzgerald was the largest ship o­n the Great Lakes. Here's misty, water-colored video of the launch.

The "Queen of the Great Lakes" sank in the eastern end of Lake Superior during a fierce storm -- including snow squalls -- that pounded the ship with 30-foot waves. The crew of 29 men perished; without witnesses, a definitive reason has never been determined. A Coast Guard report suggested that faulty hatches failed to keep water out of the ship's cargo holds, though others believe the ship struck an uncharted shoal and took o­n water. A documentary created and aired by the Discovery Channel concluded the loss was due to freak waves that overwhelmed the faulty hatches.

After the wreck, the Rev. Richard Ingalls went to Mariners' Church in Detroit and rang its bell 29 times, o­nce for each life lost. The church continues to hold an annual memorial, which includes reading the names of the crewmen and ringing the church bell. Here's video of Rev. Ingalls recounting that night.  More than 250 people gathered at the church for the 40th anniversary, which was expanded to remember victims from all tragedies on the Great Lakes. And here's a remembrance from a brother of one of the lost crew members.

At the request of family members surviving her crew, Fitzgerald's 200 lb. bronze bell was recovered by the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society in 1995, as a joint project with the National Geographic Society, Canadian Navy, Sony Corporation, and Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. The bell is now o­n display in the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. Here's a brief video from o­ne of the underwater explorations of the wreck. Fmr newsman Larry Elliot recalls the remote expedition.  And here is a story from one of the two scuba divers to ever reach the sunken hull.  Throw in the 3-D animation, and you'll feel just like Bill Paxton.

The song by Gordon Lightfoot spent 21 straight weeks o­n the pop charts, peaking at No. 2. Here, Lightfoot discusses writing the song, and the lyrics he's changed.  And there's a homemade video for it, which I highly recommend. Beats the tar of Celine Dion! And here are six cover versions. (PS:  Ken King -- who has lived o­n the U.P. of  Michigan, says the gales of November are quite something.)


PHOENIX plays World Cafe.


FLEET FOXES shares "A Sky Like I've Never Seen."

BOB DYLAN: How Does He Keep it Fresh?

PHOEBE BRIDGERS wins a dismissal of a defamation suit against her.

GARRY ROBERTS, the guitarist and founding member of Irish rock band The Boomtown Rats, has died at the age of 72.

GAL COSTA, the Brazilian singer and key figure in the Tropicália movement of the late 1960s, died Wednesday. She was 77.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Beyonce & Jay-Z's explosive summertime classic "Crazy In Love."


JENNIFER ANISTON, on the “challenging road” she faced while “trying to get pregnant” in the public eye.

WAKANDA FOREVER: How the crew fought through grief to make a 250MM tribute.

KANYE WEST: Adidas is going to sell Yeezy designs as another brand.

THE CROWN's Imelda Staunton understands why "people are feeling sensitive"after the Queen's death.

WARREN BEATTY faces a lawsut from a woman alleging that the actor coerced her into having sex with him in 1973 when she was 14 or 15 years old.

STEVEN SPIELBERG gets personal, and whacks streaming services.

WIND RIVER is getting a sequel?


DOGGO on the ledge!

THE DOG is like, "Seriously?"

A KITTY, nodding off.

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First Past the Post.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, November 09, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


DUSTY SPRINGFIELD: "I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself."

OTIS REDDING gets over three hours of appreciation, plus a primer on the Stax label, on Political Beats.


THE RAINCOATS Gina Birch shares "Wish I Was You," ft. Thurston Moore.

STEVE MASON shares "No More."

PAVEMENT, on going viral and hitting the road.

THE BEST OF ROXY MUSIC, as explained by Bryan Ferry.

MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM: The Fast Times and Bizarrely Long Afterlife of the New York 2000s Rock Explosion.

MIMI PARKER, eulogized by Jeff Tweedy, Steve Albini, Robert Plant, Georgia Hubley and more.


BENNIFER: Behind the celebrity reunion.


CHRIS EVANS: People's Sexiest Man Alive.


RYAN REYNOLDS, on whether Taylor Swift appears in Deadpool 3.

THE WHALE has a trailer online.

IAN McSHANE will be in the John Wick spinoff with Ana de Armas.

LESLIE PHILLIPS, the voice of Hogwarts' Sorting Hat, has passed away at the age of 98.


HOW the tables have turned.

SINGING in the shower.

A HAMSTER and a ladder.

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