Thursday, January 31, 2019
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
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.
Monday, January 28, 2019
Sunday, January 27, 2019
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
The Reliable Source, Washington Post, Sept. 13, 1996
Saturday, January 26, 2019
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.)
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."