Thursday, January 31, 2019

Cool, New Solo Song From The Stone Roses' Ian Brown: "First World Problems" (Video)


Cool, New Song from Craig Finn (The Hold Steady): "Blankets"; Solo Album Out in April...



"Blankets" from Craig Finn's new album 'I Need A New War' out April 26 on Partisan Records Stream/Purchase Blankets: https://craigfinn.lnk.to/blankets Pre-order Album: https://craigfinn.lnk.to/newwar LYRICS: I MET HER AT A RACETRACK. IT WAS RIGHT BEFORE SOME CONCERT. ON A BLANKET SELLING BRACELETS. SHE WAS SEARCHING FOR A SPONSOR. I MOVED HER TO MONTANA. WE HUNG ON FOR SEVERAL SUMMERS. IT GOT DRUGGY AND WE CRUMBLED BUT STILL I NEVER HAVEN'T LOVED HER. WHEN YOU PANIC IN THE CITY IT FEELS LIKE ONE TOO MANY WALLS. WHEN IT THUNDERS IN THE CANYON YOU GET THE FEELING THAT YOU'RE TOO SMALL. I WASHED UP AND I WANDERED. I DID WHATEVER BUSINESS LOOKED THE BEST. I FOUND A SAVIOUR, THEN I LOST HIM. HAD A KID AND ALL THE REST. THEN THE DOCTOR LEFT A MESSAGE. SAID WE'RE LOOKING AT THESE NUMBERS FROM YOUR TESTS. WHEN YOU'RE LONELY ON THE PRAIRIE THERE'S STILL A COUPLE PEOPLE YOU CAN CALL. WHEN IT THUNDERS IN THE CANYON YOU GET THE FEELING YOU'RE TOO SMALL. THE DETECTIVE WAS EXPENSIVE BUT HE THOUGHT IT WAS SOMETHING HE COULD SOLVE. FOUND HER SERVING BREAKFAST IN A CAFE IN THE SKYWAY IN ST. PAUL. WHEN WE GOT TO THE TWIN CITIES I SAID MAN I KNOW SOME SONGS ABOUT THIS PLACE. WHEN THEY SWEPT UP ALL THE EMPTIES THE PARTIES ALWAYS SEEM LIKE SUCH A WASTE. WHEN YOU PANIC IN THE CITY. IT FEELS LIKE ONE TOO MANY WALLS. THERE'S AN ABSENCE OF A MIDDLE. THE PEOPLE ARE ALL HIGH OR IN WITHDRAWAL. WHEN YOU'RE LONELY ON THE PRAIRIE THERE'S STILL A COUPLE PEOPLE YOU CAN CALL. WHEN IT THUNDERS IN THE CANYON YOU GET THE FEELING YOU'RE TOO SMALL WHEN THEY'RE DOWN THERE ON THE BLANKETS YOU SEE THE LIFETIME IN THEIR EYES. YOU CAN PURCHASE WHAT THEY OFFER OR SEE IF THEY'VE GOT SOMETHING ON THE SIDE. YOU LIVE YOUR WHOLE LIFE JUST TO TRAVEL TO THE PLACE YOU'RE GONNA DIE. YOU TRAVEL YOUR WHOLE LIFE JUST TO GET OUT TO THE PLACE YOU'RE GONNA DIE. Twitter: https://CraigFinn.lnk.to/TW Facebook: https://CraigFinn.lnk.to/FB Instagram: https://CraigFinn.lnk.to/IG

Some ThisSmallPlanet videos I shot of The Hold Steady in Portland 2011: "Stay Positive", "Constructive Summer", and "Hoodrat Friend"...



Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Cool, New Song from Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres: "Who’s Been Having You Over" (Audio)



Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres release their eponymously titled debut album on 26th April. ‘Who’s Been Having You Over,’ is available now when you preorder the album: http://smarturl.it/PeterDohertyThePuta Follow Peter online: https://instagram.com/peterdohertyoff... https://facebook.com/peterdohertyoffi... https://twitter.com/petedoherty


Love all things Pete, whether solo, with The Libertines or The Babyshambles. Looking forward to his new effort with The Puta Madres.


New Albums I'm Really Liking Right Now


Bob Mould Sunshine Rock

Conor Oberst & Phoebe Bridgers Better Oblivion Community Center

The Flesh Eaters I Used To Be Pretty

Deerhunter Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?

Mike Krol Power Chords


Jim Carrey on Trump: " The New American Dream! Get rid of this filth and bring our blue skies back."


The New American Dream! Get rid of this filth and bring our blue skies back.



More Political Art From Comedian Jim Carrey...

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Conor Oberst Triumphant Comeback! Duets With Phoebe Bridgers On "Dylan Thomas" From "Better Oblivion Community Center" (Official Video)



Conor's best album in years!

An excellent collaboration with Phoebe Bridgers!

Their voices and sensibilities blend so well together.

They also performed on "Saturday Sessions" on "CBS This Morning" last Saturday and on Colbert the Tuesday before that.

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Bunkhouse Saloon
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Music Box
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Fremont Theater
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The Teragram Ballroom
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August Hall
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Doug Fir Lounge
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Neumos
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Metro Bar
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Bluebird Theater
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Slowdown
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Fine Line Music Cafe
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Lincoln Hall
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Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
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Mr. Smalls Theatre
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The Bowery Ballroom
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Music Hall of Williamsburg
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Union Transfer
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Black Cat
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Cat’s Cradle
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The Grey Eagle
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Terminal West
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The Basement East
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Mohawk Austin
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Trees
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Meow Wolf
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Crescent Ballroom
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House of Culture
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Rockefeller Music Hall
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Berns
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Vega
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Columbia Theater
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Die Kantine
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Paradiso
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De Roma
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O2 Academy
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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Michael Che & SNL: Roger Stone Is A Cuck! Placed Swinger Ads; Was Fired by Dole


Michael Che broke down this forgotten Roger Stone story for us on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update, January 26, 2019... alleging (around 4:32) that Stone looked like someone who "pays Black guys to bang his wife"... and that he googled Stone and found he HAD been fired by the Dole campaign after a tabloid article appeared stating Stone had placed swinger ads seeking interested parties...





"Stone served as a senior consultant to Bob Dole’s 1996 campaign for President, but that assignment ended in a characteristic conflagration. The National Enquirer, in a story headlined “Top Dole Aide Caught in Group-Sex Ring,” reported that the Stones had apparently run personal ads in a magazine called Local Swing Fever and on a Web site that had been set up with Nydia’s credit card. 

“Hot, insatiable lady and her handsome body builder husband, experienced swingers, seek similar couples or exceptional muscular... single men,” the ad on the Web site stated. 

The ads sought athletes and military men, while discouraging overweight candidates, and included photographs of the Stones. 

At the time, Stone claimed that he had been set up by a “very sick individual,” but he was forced to resign from Dole’s campaign. Stone acknowledged to me that the ads were authentic. “When that whole thing hit the fan in 1996, the reason I gave a blanket denial was that my grandparents were still alive,” he said. “I’m not guilty of hypocrisy. I’m a libertarian and a libertine.”

Original in "New Yorker" 06 02 2008

                                                           Stone with his hero Roy Cohn

The Reliable Source, Washington Post, Sept. 13, 1996




Stone: Going for the Swing Vote?
Roger Stone -- the former Republican political operative turned Bob Dole volunteer and PR consultant -- was doing some heavy damage control for himself yesterday.
In a two-page release, Stone, 44, said an unnamed "sick, disgruntled" person has been placing steamy mate-swapping ads and suggestive photos of him and his wife, Nydia Bertran Stone, 48, in swingers' magazines and on the Internet for several years.
"Military, bodybuilders and jocks" seeking fun with a "40DD-24-36" woman and a "trim, blond, muscular" man were directed to Stone's e-mail address or Northwest Washington post office box, according to stories running in next Monday's National Enquirer and Star tabloids. The New York Post ran a version yesterday.
The stories feature an ad from the September issue of Swing Fever magazine showing Nydia in a black negligee and Roger bare-chested. He said her photo was a 1986 professional model shot (she's now a photographer and occasional model) and his was taken for a 1993 bodybuilding contest.
Stone is a well-known D.C. dandy, favoring expensive suits and festive accessories. By his own estimate, he also spent two years and nearly $8,000 on hair transplants.
He said yesterday that the kinky-sex allegations stem from "an acrimonious divorce" five years ago. Stone's ex-wife, Ann, with whom he remains friendly, said she is not the culprit. Nydia's ex-husband could not be reached. 

Original in Washington Post


Saturday, January 26, 2019

Conor Oberst & Phoebe Bridgers Perform "Dylan Thomas" on "CBS This Morning Saturday Sessions"



Conor & Phoebe perform songs from Better Oblivion Community Center: "Dylan Thomas", "Didn't Know What I Was In For", "My City" on "Saturday Sessions" from "CBS This Morning", January 26, 2019. (They also played on Colbert a few days before.)








Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers on keeping their collaboration under wraps


When indie sensations Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers teamed up to form what would become Better Oblivion Community Center, they decided to keep their collaboration under wraps. The two acclaimed songwriters, both known for brooding ballads, were more sure of what they did not want to do than what they did.
"It was kind of my idea. I just didn't want anybody to hear that we had a project, and know both our music and make an assumption about what it sounded like," Oberst told CBS News' Anthony Mason. "Definitely wanted to avoid the kind of like duets album and you know, anything too tender and folk."
The duo recorded their covert collaboration last summer and dropped the self-titled album earlier this week, with the only hints being mysterious social media teases advertising a Better Oblivion Community Center. 
They come from different musical generations. Oberst, who's 38, released his first album the year before Bridgers was born. They met at a concert in 2016.
"Like immediately I just heard her voice and I was like, 'Whoa, this is, you know, very special,'" Oberst said. 
Bridgers, who's 24, released her critically acclaimed solo debut, "Strangers in the Alps," in 2017. Growing up in California, she was an avid fan of Oberst. 
"I used to go to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco with my mom, like very year. And Conor had a stage there. And so not only did I love Conor's music, but he curated all the bands for the stage. And I found out about so much of my favorite music that way," Bridgers said. 
They started writing songs together casually, but the project kept getting bigger and soon realized they needed a band. The unusual name, was Oberst's idea. He liked it because it was, as he put it, "mysterious" and a "mouthful." 
"So your old nickname, mysterious mouthful," Bridgers joked. "I haven't heard that since high school. That's crazy," Oberst replied. 
Both have worked solo and in bands -- Oberst with Bright Eyes, and Bridgers, last year, with boygenius, an indie supergroup that included Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker. 
"I like them both for different reasons," Bridgers said of being in a group. "There is something so nice about being able to look over and either share in the good feeling or a bad feeling."
"I am constantly afraid that I'm gonna hit Conor with my guitar. But other than that I think I'm pretty comfortable."