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Whooshing into the Thursday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE ROLLING STONES made their second US TV appearance on The Mike Douglas Show, covering Buddy Holly's "Not Fade Away."

REMEMBERING Adam Schlessinger.

SON LUX plays a Tiny Desk Concert.



TEENAGE FANCLUB: The Genius Of... Bandwagonesque.

MARIANNE FAITHFULL's near-fatal battle with coronavirus may have robbed her of the ability to sing.

FLORENCE WELCH, frontwoman of Florence + the Machine, is to write music and lyrics for an adaptation of The Great Gatsby to be staged on Broadway.

ANITA LANE, who cowrote songs for Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds and The Birthday Party, has died at 61.

THE NUMBER ONES looks as Whitney Houston's schmaltzy ballad "Where Do Broken Hearts Go," which broke a chart record and led to a career pivot for Houston.


J-LO & A-ROD are trying to figure out how to stay friends.

LUCA -- the latest from Pixar and Disney -- has a trailer online.

THE TOMORROW WAR, starring Chris Pratt, has a trailer online.

MARTIN SCORSESE made his debut on TikTok alongside his daughter Francesca.

CHLOE ZHAO talks about winning the Oscar and directing a Marvel movie.

JOHN MAYER is nearing a deal with Paramount Plus to host a talk and performance series based on the format of the BBC’s long-running “Later with Jools Holland.”

REESE WITHERSPOON discusses why the media treated her differently from Britney Spears.

ANNA TAYLOR-JOY is profiled by Elle.

EWAN McGREGOR talks Obi-Wan and Halston.

MICHAEL COLLINS, who piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft Columbia in orbit 60 miles above the moon while his crewmates, Neil Armstrong and Col. Buzz Aldrin, became the first men to walk on the lunar surface, died on Wednesday at a hospice facility in Naples, Fla. He was 90.


HELPING FIVE DUCKLINGS was easier than number six.


BOBCATS are moving in on Pennsylvania.

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The sand goes pit-pat in the glass.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE MEMBERS: "Working Girl," from the "Where Are They Now?" file.

MIDDLE KIDS play The Current.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED features Manchester Orchestra, Faye Webster, and more.

SPLIT SINGLE (ft Jason Narducy) shares “(Nothing You Can Do To) End This Love.”

TEENAGE FANCLUB: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview.

STEVE CROPPER taks to Paste about about The Blues Brothers, his days at Stax and his new LP.

LANA DEL REY announces a third LP for 2021.

NEIL YOUNG gives a massive update on his archival releases.


BRITNEY SPEARS will speak to the probate court in June regarding her long-standing legal conservatorship after years of silence. Spears' dad Jamie's lawyers are hitting back at her mother Lynne in new court papers.

HAS HOWARD STERN lost his mojo?

CAN MATTHEW McCONNAUGHEY get people back into theaters?

TOM CRUISE saved ELISABETH SHUE's life during the production of Cocktail.

CITIZEN KANE lost its perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes, making 'Paddington 2' the new greatest film of all-time. I mean, it may be Hugh Grant's finest role but c'mon.



ROYAL FLYCATCHERS, male and female.


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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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