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Not My Best Weekend, But Tough to Complain, Really.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, April 20, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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

THE ROLLING STONES, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Eddie Vedder and more played a benefit concert on Saturday.

NEW RELEASES: Pitchfork will point you to Fiona Apple and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT looks back 20 years with this selective list of favorite Y2K albums.

BOB DYLAN shares "I Contain Multitudes."

 

MATTHEW SELIGMAN, the bassist who played with the Soft Boys, the Thompson Twins, Thomas Dolby, and more, has died of complications from COVID-19.

WRECKLESS ERIC has tested positive.

THE BEST COUNTRY(ISH) ALBUMS of 2020 (So Far), according to Paste.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Blondie's shimmering reggae cover "The Tide Is High."

 

SOME GOOD NEWS:  John Krasinski hosted a virtual prom for the Class of 2020, with guest stars.

THE LAST DANCE: How Michael Jordan was convinced to release the footage from 1997-98.

LORI LAUGHLIN's claims of prosecutorial misconduct are getting serious consideration.

ALICIA SILVERSTONE looks back at Clueless, 25 years later.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE? The "most-watched" streaming metrics are meaningless, but hey, if you're interested...

JAMES GUNN's streaming recommendations.

 

CAT vs DOG, on the Wall Street Journal op-ed page.

NEVER LEAVE YOUR PHONE near a fox.

PENGUINS are taking back Cape Town.

WILD BOARS are roaming Haifa.

WHEN THE BELLY RUBS are too good.

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Yardbirds, Brian Dennehy RIP, and Friday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:

...with THE YARDBIRDS! Live circa 1967, featuring someone the announcer calls "Timmy Page."  Your setlist inlcudes "Shapes of Things," "Happenings Ten Years Time Ago," "Over Under Sideways Down," and "I'm a Man."

TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS, Live at Winterland, Dec. 30, 1978.

LAURA MARLING plays a Tiny Desk Concert from Home.

COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS shares "Burlap String" and recommends gardening and poetry.

THE NATIONAL's Matt Berninger covers Mercury Rev from home.

 

CAR SEAT HEADREST goes "Hollywood."

ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN: A Celebration.

PHOEBE BRIDGERS talks about the legacy of Elliot Smith's Figure 8.

RICHARD MARX talks to Stereogum about his vocal use of social media, how he and wife Daisy Fuentes are faring being quarantined together, and how his kids had to tell him who Trapt were.

 

BRIAN DENNEHY,  a versatile stage and screen actor known for action movies, comedies and classics, but especially for his Tony Award-winning performances in “Death of a Salesman” in 1999 and “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” in 2003, died of cardiac arrest in New Haven, Conn. He was 81.

MEGXIT: Harry & Meghan scrapped plans for a celebrity-filled bash to celebrate Archie's first birthday after Los Angeles extended coronavirus lockdown.  And they volunteered to deliver meals to the needy.

PRINCESS BEATRICE and her fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have formally canceled their royal wedding.

HOWARD FINKEL, WWE Hall of Fame ring announcer, has passed away at age 69.

ROGUE ONE: The Disney+ spinoff likely adds Stellan Skarsgard and Kyle Soller.

SAVED BY THE BELL: The reboot-sequel has a trailer online.

PERRY MASON has a teaser trailer online.

AMY SCHUMER realized she had to change her son's name.

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS: The funniest show on TV?

 

WHO FLEW with the crabs?

THIS GUY brought an injured baby deer into his house and became her dad.

AN OSPREY was close to drowning so a surfer used his board to scoop him out.

WHISKEY & LULU: Schwarzenegger knows what the fans want.

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Thursday already, I think.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 08:00 AM
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SIMON & GARFUNKEL count the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike.

JOHN PRINE on Austin City Limits.

CHRIS STAPLETON plays a Tiny Desk Concert.

HOPING FOR A REPLACEMENT: Neil Young's After The Gold Rush Reimagined.

BRITTANY HOWARD covers Funkadelic’s "You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks."

FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE guitarist Jody Porter shares "Moonbeam Reach."

 

CRAIG FINN on staying positive in tragic times.

THE BEST END OF THE WORLD SONGS, according to the Paste staff.

JON LANGFORD (Waco Bros, Mekons, and more) talks to PopMatters about social justice and his adopted hometown of Chicago.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at John Lennon's "(Just Like) Starting Over," the comeback single that vaulted to #1 just after Lennon's murder.

 

STARDUST, the Bowie biopic, has a clip online.

TOM HARDY's Capone biopic has atrialer as it heads to VOD next month.

SAM RAIMI confirms he's directing Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

MARK RUFFALO would like to Hulk out a bit more.

KANYE WEST's Vision for the Future.

WILL FORTE is getting hitched.

REESE WITHERSPOON's Fashion Line Offered Free Dresses to Teachers. They Didn't Mean Every Teacher.

BRUCE WILLIS and his wife have been apart during much of the coronavirus crisis; he's been with Demi Moore.

CHRISTIAN BALE'S TOP 12 ROLES, according to The Ringer.

 

LADIES & GENTS, the "Pizza Groundhog."

INVITE A LLAMA OR GOAT to your next Zoom conference.

RESEARCHERS learned what pets dream about.

REFLEXES Like an Eagle?

TIL: Elephants are more afraid of bees than lions.

ROUNDABOUT: The words will make you out 'n' out.

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The movies save on conversation and the TV saves on sight.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 08:00 AM
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THE PRIMITONS play "Seeing Is Believing" at an in-store appearance from 1985.  Proof positive that the Internet makes the "Where Are They Now?" file bottomless.  Background at Trouser Press.

WAXAHATCHEE & KEVIN MORBY play a Tiny Desk Concert from Home.

MARGO PRICE covered John Prine and played new songs at home.

SMASHING PUMPKINS, Live at Tramps, April 1999.

ANGEL OLSEN debuted two new songs online

THE PRETENDERS share "You Can't Hurt A Fool." It sounds like a retro R & B ballad.

TANYA DONNELLY covers “As Tears Goes By,” as a tribute to the hospitalized Marianne Faithfull.

 

JOHN PRINE, remembered by Elvis Costello.Hear 10 of the defining songs from his nearly 50-year career on All Songs Considered.

THUNDERCAT's Rob Hakimian shares his favorite albums at The Quietus.

THE MORBID COMFORTS of pandemic playlists.

BEHIND THE SONG: "Radar Love" by Golden Earring.

 

DUNE: Vanity Fair has an exclusive look.

MEGXIT: The Duke of Sussex is finding his departure from UK ‘a bit challenging,’ according to Jane Goodall. There's also a piece at The New Yorker.

RITA WILSON appeared on "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday to talk about her experience with the coronavirus.

DEMI LOVATO has dropped her old crowd.

RICKY GERVAIS, taking down whiny celebrities, as he does.

SPLASH got a little censored on Disney+.

AMERICAN PSYCHO at 20: Now More Than Ever?

 

SOMEONE heard the sound of Reddi-Wip.

THOMAS THE DOG found his owner's giant fake teeth.

A MASSIVE KILLER WHALE, swimming close to shore in NZ.

AND NOW, An Army of Rats.

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Fountains of Wayne and Tuesday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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SOUL ASYLUM dip into their back catalog for the classic "Never Really Been" at the Northern Lights Theater; Milwaukee, WI.  Throw in a cover of Glen Campbell's "Rhinestone Cowboy" and you have Twofer Tuesday.

MATT WILSON & HIS ORCHESTRA plays for The Current. (Thx, Jon Pratt!)

RYAN ADAMS covers Tears For Fears' "Everybody Wants to Rule the World," Madonna's "Borderline," Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time," and Huey Lewis & the News' "The Power of Love."

ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER covers Destroyer's "Hell" and "The River"in time for Twofer Tuesday.

 

FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE gets two hours and twenty minutes of discussion and analysis on Political Beats with guest Cam Edwards.  BONUS: Chris Collingwood remembers his years of friendship and music with Adam Schlesinger, who died at 52 last week.

THE ONEDERS are reuniting for a "That Thing You Do" party on Friday night.

THE TOP 50 POSTPUNK ALBUMS, according to PopMatters.

THE BEATLES broke up 50 years ago. Rob Sheffield on how the band's petty infighting snowballed into rock's most legendary split.

THE NUMBER ONES on the Kenny Rogers/Lionel Richie connection, simmering adult-contempo intensity, the value of pop shamelessness, and "Lady."

 

DUNE has a trailer online.

BOB IGER Thought He Was Leaving on Top. Now, He's Fighting for Disney's Life.

KATE BECKINSALE was spotted holding hands with 22-year-old musician Goody Grace.

THE CANNONBALL RUN has a new record, and purists are angry.

SELENA GOMEZ, interviewed by Amy Schumer.

WEIRD AL YANKOVIC's Enduring Appeal.

MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL's Enduring Influence.

 

A GOOD BOY giving hs friend a hug.

THE GREATEST GAME of fetch I’ve ever seen?

A WOMAN finds a baby bird in the wall — and he grows up imitating everything she says!

KATHARINE, the Great White Shark Who Ghosted Her Trackers, Resurfaces.

A NEW PLAGUE OF LOCUSTS descends on Africa.

CHINA has reclassified dogs as pets instead of livestock for the first time, as part of a clampdown on animal trade and consumption that was spurred by the pandemic.

ANIMALS continue to take over the empty streets.

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