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‘Raising Dion’ on Netflix [Saturday Morning Review]

I don’t know how many times my family searches for a family-friendly show or movie to watch together, only to find nothing. Granted my youngest sibling and I have a decade of difference between our ages so that probably doesn’t help, but we recently discovered a show on Netflix that the whole family has completely loved so far. It’s called Raising Dion. The Story Raising Dion is a show based on the brilliant comic book and short-film created by Dennis Liu. It tells the story of Nicole, a wi...
Tags: Seo, Netflix, Pop Culture, Dion, Mark, Nicole, Dennis Liu

What’s the Function of Criticism? Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #36 with Critic Noah Berlatsky Do we need professional critics regulating our entertainment intake?  Noah has written for numerous publications including The Washington Post, The Atlantic, NBC News, The Guardian, Slate, and Vox, and his work has come up for discussion in multiple past Pretty Much Pop episodes. He was invited to join hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt in spelling out the functions of criticism...
Tags: Google, Music, Film, College, Noah, Criticism, Atlantic, Bob Dylan, Literature, Vox, Mel Brooks, Hemingway, Mark, Facebook Twitter, Weiner, Ken Russell

Q&A Interview With Wisconsin Horrorcore Veteran Damien Quinn

What was the earliest hip hop memory you can recall? My first memory of hip hop in my life would be at 4 years old watching LL Cool J’s music video for Mama Said Knock You Out & running around the house singing it. The next memory I can remember, where I can say I fell in love with hip hop would be at 11 years old about ‘98 when my Filipino homie Mark showed me Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s debut EP Creepin’ On ah Come Up . I was definitely late to the game, lol. Who’re some of your bigge...
Tags: Hollywood, Indiana, Wisconsin, Jazz, Quinn, Denver, Seville, Kenosha, Mark, Sam Raimi, Jonestown, Plainfield, Esham, Q&A Interviews, Damien Thorn, Pavlovich

Check out Money Mark's fantastic daily musical experiments!

View this post on Instagram You don’t wanna miss *tomorrow’s post* it’ll be good. But for now this experimental piece inspired by John Cage. Been washing my hands so much in the basin—made me think of Water Music. My classic CR-78 and metal meets water. Our world, our habitat is a giant experiment! In geological time—-we’ve been here for the tiniest fraction. C’mon, let’s make it good. Everybody In. March 17,2020 #isolatio...
Tags: Happy Mutants, Video, Music, News, Makers, California, Jimi Hendrix, Panasonic, Koala, Lakers, Decca, Mark, Simmons, Beastie Boys, Sears Roebuck, Pete Maravich

The bizarre 1976 Cat Stevens song and video, Banapple Gas

My friend Mark Casale and I were talking about Captain Beefheart last night (as we are often want to do) and were yucking it up over the surreal late-night TV commercial for the Beef's 1970 record, Lick My Decals Off, Baby (which I posted about last month). This prompted Mark to ask me if I'd ever seen the bizarre promo video for Cat Steven's 1976 song, Banapple Gas. I'd never even heard of the song. It was a track on Steven's ninth studio record, Numbers. Numbers was composed as a concept al...
Tags: Post, Video, Music, News, Weird, Wikipedia, Psychedelia, Folk Music, Chris Bryant, Steven, Mark, Stevens, Beefheart, Allan Scott, Mark Casale, Jzero

Moving Made Easy: Just Follow These Rules

Whether you’re moving for a new job or to be closer to your favorite sports team, there is no denying that moving can be a large undertaking that can be both physically and mentally exhausting. Luckily, with a little planning, it can be much less of a headache. If you want your move to be easy, just follow these rules:   Rule #1: Plan It Out A moving checklist will help ensure that nothing is slipping your mind, as well as help you craft a plan that lays out everything that needs to be done ...
Tags: Family, Jazz, Department Of Transportation, Mark

Meet SuperM, the K-Pop Supergroup That Skyrocketed to the Top of the Billboard Charts

A palette of hair colors — aquamarine, silver, shades of gold — popped against monochrome clothing as the seven members of SuperM filed into a backstage room at Madison Square Garden. In a matter of minutes, the group from South Korea would take the stage for the first time at one of the biggest venues in the biggest city in the U.S. Outside on this Tuesday evening in November, enthusiasm buzzed for the newly formed K-pop supergroup, comprised of artists considered to be some of the best p...
Tags: Garden, Asia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Music, New York, News, Taylor Swift, Uncategorized, Chicago, Kanye West, Iron Man, Canada, San Diego, Thor, Avengers

Carnegie Hall’s New Season: Here’s What We Want to Hear

Rhiannon Giddens, Jordi Savall, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Andrew Norman are among the featured artists.
Tags: Music, News, Classical Music, Norman, Teddy, Mark, Carnegie Hall, Abrams, Yannick, Meier, Alexandre, Gustavo, Lise, Rhiannon, Andrew Norman, Dudamel

Stream: Jonathan Wilson, ‘In Heaven Making Love’

Could anything possibly feel better than being “in heaven making love on a Saturday night?” Jonathan Wilson thinks not. “I wanted to write a song about a perfect evening, something worth remembering,” Wilson says. “A song about carrying letters of rock ’n’ roll freedom all over the world.” “In Heaven Making Love” is the latest slice of Americana regalia from Wilson’s seventh album, “Dixie Blur,” due March 6. The album found the L.A.-based North Carolina native — widely respected for his producti...
Tags: Music, Featured, Jonathan Wilson, Wilco, Earth, Nashville, Connor, North Carolina, Steve, Los Angeles Bands, Latest Music, Wilson, Mark, Masonic Lodge, Steve Earle, Earle


2019 was a good balance between new music I discovered/enjoyed vs. old tunes I’m continually finding via records. I find that raising a teenager helps with the former and while I would never try to pass myself off – these days – as having a finger of the musical zeitgeist, I think it’s valuable to stay engaged with new music coming out. Anyways…I’m going to flip this from the round-ups of the last few years and start with the old tracks I gave heavy run to last year. (Not in ranked order) 1. The...
Tags: Spotify, Music, New York, London, Disco, Chicago, Covers, Hip-hop, Paris, Amsterdam, Davis, Jazz, Nina Simone, Guyana, African, Gospel

"Best Books of 2019" Lists Update - December 28th

For the twelfth straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find in this post. As the lists appear online, I will add them to the master list, updating daily. Please feel free to e-mail me with a blog, magazine, newspaper, or other online list I have missed. Previous updates to the master list of online "best books of 2019" lists. See also: Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting 2019 music lists. Please consider making a donation or leaving a tip to Larg...
Tags: New York Post, Music, UK, Hollywood, US, Foreign Affairs, Rebecca, David, Atlantic, Brooklyn, Hawaii, New York Times, Connecticut, Paris, Michigan, Kate

The Singer or the Song? Ken Stringfellow (Posies, R.E.M., Big Star) and Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #23 Discuss What's your relationship to music? Do you just embrace the pure sound, or do you care about who made that sound? One way of seeing where you fall on this issue is whether you care more for singles or to whole albums or careers by artists. Ken Stringfellow, who co-fronts The Posies and was a member of R.E.M. and Big Star, joins Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt to talk about ...
Tags: Google, Music, Podcasts, College, Bbc, Madonna, Britney Spears, Lou Reed, Quincy Jones, Mark, Ken, Facebook Twitter, Ken Stringfellow, Damien Rice, Posies, Ric Ocasek

Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse feat. MF DOOM: Ninjarous

Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton) has unveiled a previously unreleased song made in collaboration with Sparklehorse, the inimitable MF DOOM and Patrick Carney of the Black Keys. When Burton recorded 2010’s Dark Night of the Soul with Sparklehorse, he produced more music with frontman Mark Linkous, who’d pass away a few months before the record’s release. “Mark and I worked on a lot of music …
Tags: Music, Design, Sparklehorse, Culture, Hip-hop, Collaborations, New Music, Danger Mouse, The Black Keys, Burton, Mark, BRIAN BURTON, Patrick Carney, Mf Doom, Mark Linkous

My Journey With Bird Songs

For the past 11 years, I have been working on incorporating bird songs into my music. When I say “my music”, I am talking about my improvisations, because all of the music I compose starts with improvisation, which I then sculpt into compositions. To me, this is a more “natural“ way to go, but then again, that’s been my approach my entire life. When the composition is set, I leave space for improvisations based on the bird songs, as well as motifs created from the surrounding soundscape. Six of ...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Minnesota, California, New York City, Religion, Americas, US, Los Angeles, New Jersey, Jazz, Ornette Coleman, Piano, Columns, Kepler, Robin

Ultimate Hip Hop Mixtapes with Mixtape Monkey

It seems like Hip-hop mixtapes are still going strong! Mixtape Monkey founder Mark Serrano has stated that they have over 11 million listeners. Mixtape Monkey has always been a place for the best possible Hip-hop mixtapes. Mark believe in quality over quantity and even calls himself the “enforcer” – by making sure Mixtape Monkey has a very strict policy on what mixtapes make the service and which ones don’t. Mixtape Monkey has a very strong fan base in Africa, which now accounts for ove...
Tags: Music, Africa, Music Streaming, Digital Music News, Mixtapes, Mark, Serrano, Mark Serrano, African music, Mixtape Monkey

Josh Denslow's Playlist for His Story Collection "Not Everyone Is Special"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Josh Denslow's short story collection Not Everyone Is Specialis funny, profound, and utterly relatable. Kirkus Reviews wrote of the book: "Denslow opens his debut collection by q...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Rome, Austin, Tom Waits, David, Fugazi, Yeasayer, Mark, Kirkus, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Blake, Steinbeck, Neil, Kirkus Reviews, Lin

Mark Hollis, lead singer of Talk Talk, RIP

Mark Hollis, lead singer of Talk Talk, has reportedly died. He was 64. While the UK "post-rock" band may be best known for their 1984 synthy single "It's My Life," Talk Talk's true masterpiece was the much more experimental 1988 album "Spirit of Eden" that dripped with ambient, jazz, and avant-garde influences. It's an absolute stunner. From The Guardian: Talk Talk’s bassist Mark Webb, aka Rustin Man, paid tribute to Hollis on Instagram. “I am very shocked and saddened to hear the news ...
Tags: Post, Music, UK, News, Eden, 1980s, Mark, Hollis, Mark Webb, Mark Hollis, Rustin Man, Guardian Hollis

Bloodshot Records Co-Founder ‘Steps Away’ After Lydia Loveless's Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Bloodshot records co-owner Nan Warshaw is “stepping away” from her duties at the indie label, following sexual misconduct allegations against her life partner, musician Mark Panick. The allegations came to light in a series of social media posts by singer-songwriter Lydia Loveless, in which she accused Panick of “casual predation” that includes inappropriate comments and groping. Loveless also leveled criticism at Bloodless, noting that while Panick was not an employee of the label, his per...
Tags: Music, Bruce Houghton, Mark, Tribune, Lydia, Loveless, Warshaw, Lydia Loveless, Mark Panick, Panick, Nan Warshaw, Bloodshot Records Co, Chicago Tribune Warshaw, Vivian HW Wang

The Best & Boldest Beauty Looks From London Fashion Week AW19

From brushed up brows to simple center parts, fresh skin, and subtly glossy lips, pared down simplicity is usually the go-to at London Fashion Week. But last season, the city was turned on its head with glitter-splashed eyeliner glimmering from the catwalk at Halpern, slapdash pastel eyeshadow at Erdem, and "troll" inspired hair embellished with rhinestone pins at Ashley Williams.It looks like Autumn/Winter 2019 is shaping up to be bigger and better, however. Thanks to makeup artists such as Mi...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, Williams, House, Holland, Maria, Alexa, Ashley Williams, Mark, Mary, Tina, Aveda, Mac Cosmetics, Erdem, Ulta

'Iron Man 3' Finds Its Hero in Crisis

None One question loomed over Iron Man 3 (Shane Black, 2013) from its inception: Why doesn't he just call the Avengers? After all, Tony Stark/Iron Man had just appeared in the biggest superhero film of all time, a team-up consisting of him, Captain America, the Hulk, Thor, and the combined resources of SHIELD (including Nick Fury, Black Widow and Hawkeye). How could the filmmakers devise a serious, dangerous scenario for the character in which he would not call his super-friends? Longtime comic...
Tags: Feature, Music, Japan, New York, Hollywood, Robert Downey Jr, California, Adventure, China, Sci-fi, Disney, America, Los Angeles, Action, Pepper, Iron Man

Playlist: The Playlist: Ariana Grande’s Next Step, and 12 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Kim Petras, Khalid, the Japanese House, Quando Rondo and others.
Tags: News, Jazz, Christian, Bain, Mark, Jessica, Pratt, Kouyate, Ariana, McCalla, Leyla, Grande, Miho, Rap and Hip-Hop, Pop and Rock Music, Chainsmokers (Music Group

Outsmarting the Auteur: Reassigning Power in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Marnie'

None Is Alfred Hitchcock's 1964 film, Marnie a sex story? a mystery? a detective story? a romance? a story of a thief? a love story? The many questions posed in the trailer are curiosities that film scholars and audiences continue to grapple with to this day, over 50 years since a release that saw Hitchcock's Marnie greeted with poor box office returns and widespread bewilderment from critics. As mirrored in Film Society Lincoln Center's 35mm screening of the film this past September, it has be...
Tags: Feature, Misogyny, Music, Hollywood, Crime, Drama, Sexism, America, Netflix, Mystery, Baltimore, Alfred Hitchcock, Wood, Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery, Mark

Michael Downing's Playlist for His Novel "Still in Love"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Michael Downing's novel Still in Love is an unforgettable glimpse of a semester in a creative writing class. Publishers Weekly wrote of the book: "Downing’s witty follow-up to Per...
Tags: Music, Aretha Franklin, The Beatles, Rome, David, New England, Mark, Publishers Weekly, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Chopin, Etta James, Rickie Lee Jones, Antiheroines, Michael Downing, New York Journal of Books review Publishers Weekly, Lauren Groff Bret Easton Ellis Celeste Ng

Artful Dodger’s Mark Hill joins RouteNote to discuss the opportunities of online music

Mark Hill from the Artful Dodger will join RouteNote next month to discuss the opportunities that have come with the adoption of digital technology in the music industry. Next month we will be taking part in a talk about how digital distribution is changing the opportunities for artists and musicians. The discussion will be hosted by Cultivator at the RouteNote Headquarters with input from our experienced team. Experienced musician, songwriter and producer Mark Hill will also be in attendanc...
Tags: Music, Featured, Industry, Cornwall, Talk, Digital Music, Discussion, Routenote, Mark, Truro, Craig David, Mark Hill, Distributor, Digital Distribution, Online Music, Artful Dodger

The High Strung Release a Jubilant Song as Singer Reflects on Success of 'Bird Box' Adaptation

None The new year is off to an auspicious start for the High Strung and one of their novelist singers. Quiet Riots, the Detroit indie rock royalty's eighth studio album, is on the cusp of release, prefaced by a DIY video for energetic lead single "If You Wanna Roll". In conjunction with that, the recently released film adaptation of singer-songwriter Josh Malerman's debut novel Bird Box is all the rage, with the Internet going mad over the Sandra Bullock-starring apocalyptic horror narrativ...
Tags: Music, Interview, La, Earth, Rock, Netflix, Bob Dylan, Sandra Bullock, Michigan, Detroit, Premiere, Mark, Johnny Cash, Upper Peninsula, Allison, Bullock

Woodstock Site to Mark 50th Anniversary by Holding a 3-Day Music Festival

It will host the golden anniversary event Aug. 16-18
Tags: Music, News, Uncategorized, Mark, Onetime

I Rewatched Love Actually 15 Years Later & It's Still The Worst

Love Actually turned 15 this year, so while I appreciate this review is a little tardy, I was curious to see if it had aged better than I have.On occasion, rewatching a 'classic' with fresh eyes can be elucidating (although my advice is to leave the DVDs of Pretty Woman and The Notebook to languish in the bargain bin at WH Smith along with Davina’s Toned in 10). In this case, the second viewing (alone in bed with a bowl of tiramisu and the electric blanket cranked up to 'gates of hell') was mos...
Tags: Fashion, Music, England, Hollywood, Keira Knightley, America, Karen, Heathrow, Julia Davis, Liam Neeson, Harry, Brussels, John, Emma Thompson, Bill Nighy, Mia

Recording Contracts 101: Guide To Signing The Right Record Deal

Every aspect of the music industry has been touched by its transition to digital distribution, and record deals and recording contracts are no exception. Here music attorney Mark Quails breaks down some of the most import questions about contracts for current day musicians. _______________________________ Guest post by Mark Quail of Landr Music’s leap to digital distribution has impacted all corners of the music business… Like how recording contracts and record deals work for musici...
Tags: Music, Mark, Mark Quail, Shaun Frank Quail, Association for Electronic Music, Mark Quails, Landr Music

Behind Mark Erelli's All-Star Americana Collaboration [INTERVIEW]

In this interview, Chris Robley sat down to chat with somewhat under-the-radar independent folksinger Mark Erelli about his recent all-star collaboration, songwriting, music revenue and laundry. __________________________ By Chris Robley of CD Baby from the DIY Musician blog How a “largely unknown independent folksinger” partnered with Sheryl Crow, Rosanne Cash, Josh Ritter, Anaïs Mitchell, and Lori McKenna on his new single. It’s funny to hear Mark Erelli describe...
Tags: Music, Mtv, Guest Post, Belgium, Jesus, Indie Labels, Ascap, Mark, Josh Ritter, Brady, Ritter, Rosanne Cash, Rosanne, Chris Robley, SoundExchange, Bill Morrissey

Playlist: The Playlist: Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus’s Melodrama, and 9 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Grimes, Jeff Tweedy, Meek Mill, Mary Halvorson and others.
Tags: News, Jazz, Mark Ronson, Miley Cyrus, Gregory, Mark, Jeff Tweedy, Ronson, Mary, Porter, Miley, Cyrus, Halvorson, Peder Mannerfelt, Rap and Hip-Hop, Pop and Rock Music

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