16 May 2020 Playlist: Don’t Write With a Peach

Just in case you didn’t know it’s Saturday….it’s Saturday. Congratulations. Celebrate with a playlist of amusing mayhem curated especially for you. The immortal Fishbone kicks off with appropriate songs for this time we live in. A medley of celebrities impersonating various things and other celebs on The Graham Norton Show. My favorite TED Talk of all time, starring Sir Ken Robinson. The only person who could safely keep Don Rickles in his place: Groucho ...
Tags: Music, Television, Pizza, Stimuli, Brit, Groucho Marx, Mel Brooks, Graham Norton, Don Rickles, Ken Robinson, Blues Brothers, Fishbone, George Burns

Ludacris ‘VERZUZ’ Nelly

Southern Hospitality vs Country Grammar.
Tags: Jazz, Playlists, Ludacris, Nelly, Southern Hospitality

Watch Will Ferrell & Rachel McAdams Star In A Ridiculous Music Video From Netflix’s Eurovision Movie

Although this year's actual Eurovision Song Contest has been cancelled due to the pandemic, Netflix's upcoming comedy Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga has not. Directed by Wedding Crashers filmmaker David Dobkin, the film stars Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams as Lars and Sigrid, two aspiring Icelandic musicians who are chosen to represent … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Netflix, Rachel Mcadams, Will Ferrell, Lars, David Dobkin, Sigrid

Darby O’Trill & Shaggytheairhead – “Bring Out the Clowns” (EP)

  Darby O’Trill surprise-drops a brand new EP with Shaggytheairhead entitled Bring Out the Clowns  
Tags: Albums, Jazz, Darby, Shaggytheairhead, Darby O'Trill

#TrackOfTheDay: “É preciso dar um jeito, meu amigo”

“Gotta Find a Way, My Friend”Erasmo CarlosBrazil (1971) Another entry in the “Where did Widge pick up this song? No idea” category, we have Erasmo Carlos out of Brazil with a track from his easy-to-alphabetize album Carlos, Erasmo. A good article on the recent re-releases of some of his albums (including the aforementioned 1971 release) can be found at Pitchfork. That’s where I found the English translation for the title. The Google Translate version was…very odd. You can snag ...
Tags: Music, Stimuli, Brazil, Widge, Erasmo Carlos, TrackOfTheDay, Erasmo CarlosBrazil, Carlos Erasmo

Eurovision: Come Together and Europe Shine A Light – as it happened

For the first time ever, the contest was off ... but the show carried on, with four hours of fabulous fun courtesy of the BBC and the EBU 9.58pm BST So that’s it for another Eurovision year! It’s been a strange one, but I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. Thanks so much for keeping me company this evening and adding your wit and wisdom in the comment box below. I have no idea if I’ll be back for Strictly in the autumn, but fingers crossed we’ll find something to keep us busy and enterta...
Tags: Music, Television, Bbc, Culture, Television & radio, Eurovision, Rotterdam, Ebu, Europe Shine

Nearly 1000 Peel Sessions now available online

Blogger Dave Strickson has been keeping an up-to-date list of all of the BBC 1 Peel Sessions that are currently available online. There is nearly a thousand sessions of music to date. Some of the artists include David Bowie and The Spiders from Mars, Roxy Music, Joy Division, New Order, The Cure, Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Smiths, The Fall, Echo & The Bunnymen, Nirvana, Hole, Jack White, Elvis Costello, Cocteau Twins, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Sonic Youth, The Wedding Present, The Raincoats, Ni...
Tags: Post, Music, News, Bbc, Radio, David Bowie, Billy Bragg, Brooklyn Vegan, Rock N Roll, Thin Lizzy, Punk Rock, Dave Strickson, Raincoats Nick Drake T Rex Buzzcocks

Hollow Visions – “BaseHit” Ft. Sertified (Video)

Brand new music video from EOTR Member, Hollow Visions, out of Whittier, CA. “BaseHit” features Austin, TX native Sertified and producer from the 818 Lex Esquivel!
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Whittier, Austin TX, Eotr, Sertified, Hollow Visions

Eurovision: Come Together and Europe Shine A Light – follow live

For the first time ever, the contest is off ... but the show will go on, with four hours of fabulous fun courtesy of the BBC and the EBU from 6.25pm 7.32pm BST Next up it’s Alexander Rybak, singing ‘Fairytale’. This won for Norway in 2009, and I’m pretty sure I’m still on a number of Norwegian most-wanted lists off the back of that liveblog. Eleven years on I’ve mellowed considerably and can see why people liked it. Look, it’s the best I can do right now. 7.28pm BST It’s time for Conchit...
Tags: Europe, Music, Television, Bbc, Culture, Austria, Television & radio, Norway, Eurovision, Ebu, Conchita Wurst, London Palladium, Conchita, Alexander Rybak

Tone Dogg Raw – “Optimo II” (Album)

Doggma Uno presents “Optimo II”, the new full length solo album by Orange County native Tone Dogg Raw featuring production by Apollo Brown, VH$, 4th Beats, EQ and Rokem.  The list of emcees includes Endz, Destruct, AOimback, Cal-S-Thetics, MP of Rebels to the Grain & Tiny Loko. 
Tags: Albums, Jazz, Orange County, Tone Dogg Raw, Doggma Uno, Apollo Brown VH 4th Beats EQ

5 Top Niche Sports You Never Knew Existed

Are you bored with soccer or tennis? Does baseball no longer hit a home run for you? Why not try something different? There are lots of interesting sports in the world that you may never have considered. Here are the top five niche sports you probably never knew existed.   Pickleball Pickleball is a game that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. Two of four players hit a polymer ball with holes in it using a solid paddle. To see the type of paddles used, check out these ...
Tags: Germany, India, Jazz, Kabaddi, Jammer, All Sports Talk, Pickleball Pickleball, Women 's Flat Track Derby Association WFTDA, Quiddich

Everything Everything – “Arch Enemy”

UK art-rock band Everything Everything have announced Re-Animator, their first new album since 2017's A Fever Dream. Recorded over the course of two weeks with producer-to-the-indie-rock-stars John Congleton, Re-Animator was in part inspired by frontman Jonathan Higgs' fascination with psychologist Julian Jaynes' theory of the bicameral mind. More »
Tags: Music, UK, Everything Everything, John Congleton, Jonathan Higgs, Julian Jaynes

The new queen bee: Rihanna is crowned world's wealthiest female musician

The megastar enters the Sunday Times UK Rich List musician category today at No 3 with a £468m fortune, beating Adele, Ed Sheeran and Mick Jagger Rihanna was a tiny child when she first walked in on her father smoking crack. The family struggled with poverty during her childhood in Barbados; her home life was marred by violent arguments and her father’s crippling drug and alcohol addictions. At school though, her teachers recorded that she was sure of herself, intelligent and “very observant of ...
Tags: Business, Music, Rihanna, Culture, Rich lists, Barbados, Sunday Times Rich, Sunday Times UK Rich List, Adele Ed Sheeran, Mick Jagger Rihanna

Devo’s Energy Domes Got A Pandemic Upgrade

When a pandemic comes along, you must whip it, and legendary new wave band Devo are helping you do just that by selling their own special coronavirus personal protection equipment. In addition to the expected Devo-branded face masks, they've upgraded their iconic Energy Dome helmets with a detachable face shield. As the band's cofounder Jerry … More »
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Watch Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires’ Reunions Release Show In An Actual Venue

Jason Isbell and his band the 400 Unit just released their new album Reunions yesterday. And although they couldn't play an actual release show, Isbell and his bandmate/wife Amanda Shires could play a release livestream...from an actual venue. More »
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Lionel Richie Is Getting His Coronavirus “We Are The World” Remake — With American Idol Alumni

We all knew there was going to be a coronavirus relief "We Are The World" remake. It was pretty much inevitable. What we didn't know when we were casting our fantasy coronavirus "We Are The World" is that instead of the expected all-star cast of celebs and pop stars, the modern update of … More »
Tags: Music, News, American Idol, Lionel Richie

Brockhampton – “M.O.B.” & “twisted”

Several members of the prolific rap boy band Brockhampton are quarantined together, and they're hopping on a password-protected Twitch livestream called Technical Difficulties Radio every Friday to talk to fans and debut new music. Last Friday, we got the new songs "Things Can't Stay The Same" and "N.S.T." Yesterday, … More »
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The real musicians behind the Animal Crossing theme performed it in a virtual concert

Tom Nook himself made a special announcement on Twitter Friday. The real-life musicians who play the in-game theme music for Animal Crossings: New Horizons had come together for a virtual performance of it! Best comment: "What do you mean 'The musicians behind the main theme', where is that dog with the guitar?" My reaction to the concert? [Announcement]The musicians behind the main theme of #AnimalCrossing: New Horizons have come together virtually for this special performance! We hope you ...
Tags: Post, Video, Music, News, Nintendo, Ukulele, Accordion, Animal Crossing, Tom Nook, ACNH, Flugelhorn, Sparks Joy

Charli XCX: ‘It’s weird yelling into a mic while my boyfriend does a puzzle’

She’s written hits for Lizzo and Rita Ora, plus a string of her own. Next up: an album she wrote with fans while on lockdown in LANineteen years post-Pop Idol, there is not much left to demystify about the way pop music is made. Fans follow the industry’s movements as obsessively as football supporters do the Premier League; songwriters and producers have their own followings. There are podcasts where artists explain a song’s path from genesis to completion. And yet, watching Charli XCX handwrit...
Tags: Music, Instagram, Los Angeles, Life and style, Culture, Pop and rock, Premier League, Charli Xcx, Cambridge, Rita Ora, Lizzo, Charlotte Aitchison

Matty Healy: ‘I’m not an avocado – not everyone thinks I’m amazing’

Divisive motormouth or voice of a generation? The creative force behind Britain’s biggest band doesn’t care what you call him – there’s a crisis going onWhen the 1975 released the song Frail State of Mind last October, the opening line, “Go outside? Seems unlikely,” felt like a typical Matty Healy lyric: heavy emotions, light touch. Now, he says, it’s one of many moments on the band’s fourth album, Notes on a Conditional Form, that have acquired an uncanny resonance. “This album asks the same qu...
Tags: Music, US, Culture, Britain, Pop and rock, Northamptonshire, The 1975, Healy, George Daniel, Matty Healy

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