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Aimee Mann weds ‘Bachelor No. 2’ and ‘Magnolia’ albums together for Black Friday Record Store Day reissue

Singer-songwriter Aimee Mann says it was just luck that she was working on songs for the album that became “Bachelor No. 2,” while her friend the writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson was writing the screenplay for “Magnolia.” “We were both starting our creative processes at the same time,” Mann says recently from her home in Los Angeles. “And so we were talking about the themes that we were writing about. “I remember him coming to the studio a couple of times while we were recording,” she says. ...
Tags: Music, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Paul Thomas Anderson, Coachella, Jimmy Iovine, Anderson, Interscope, Harry Nilsson, Napa Valley, Mann, Jerry Maguire


Cop Rock Was A Bad Idea 30 Years Ago And Feels Like An Even Worse Idea Now

In 2020, there’s no such thing as a bad idea for a television show. The medium has positively exploded in terms of sheer volume, thanks to the rise of myriad streaming services -- and with that explosion has come a near-endless onslaught of creative endeavors both extremely successful and ill-advised. This tidal wave of content … More »
Tags: Music, Sounding Board, Sheryl Crow, Randy Newman, Steven Bochco, Cop Rock, William F. Finkelstein


Watch Randy Newman Perform “Mr. President (Have Pity On The Working Man)” On Fallon

National treasure Randy Newman was on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night to perform his still-applicable 1974 Good Old Boys track "Mr. President (Have Pity On The Working Man)." "This is a song I wrote back in the Pleistocene era. But it’s become relevant again" is how he introduced it. More »
Tags: Music, News, Jimmy Fallon, Fallon, Randy Newman


Randy Newman Shares Coronavirus Song “Stay Away”

Recently, KPCC, a public radio station in Southern California, asked the songwriting legend Randy Newman to say a few words about social distancing -- "because of my scientific background," says Newman. So Randy Newman just went ahead and wrote a whole song on the subject. Newman sent in a video of himself sitting at his …
Tags: Video, Music, Southern California, Newman, Randy Newman, KPCC


Sam Neill Is Getting In On The Quarantined Radiohead Covers Game

Sam Neill has thus far been a charming presence on Instagram during the coronavirus pandemic, posting pigs, poems, and a Randy Newman cover. Now the Jurassic Park actor has thrown his hat in the highly competitive field that is quarantine 2020 Radiohead covers. More »
Tags: Video, Music, Radiohead, Randy Newman, Sam Neill


Randy Newman, Elton John Up For Best Original Song Oscars

The nominations for the 2020 Academy Awards were announced this morning. More »
Tags: Music, News, Oscars, John Williams, Alexandre Desplat, Thomas Newman, Randy Newman, Hildur Gudnadottir, Randy Newman Elton John


The 50 best songs about Europe – ranked!

Brexit is delayed – so voyager avec nous on a trans-European tour of music, from Paris to Berlin via Finistère. Tout le monde à bord!Poor old Lloyd went to Amsterdam and all he got was double pneumonia in a single room. And, by the sounds of it, his love life is going horribly wrong. Just don’t ask him about the price of medicine (obviously he didn’t get his European health insurance card). It’s enough to make anyone go No Deal, really. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Music, Berlin, Jay-z, Kanye West, Culture, U2, Paris, Amsterdam, David Bowie, Queen, Scott Walker, Freddie Mercury, The Fall, Grace Jones, AC/DC


James Sullivan's Playlist for His Book "Which Side Are You On?"

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. James Sullivan's book, Which Side Are You On?, is a fascinating overview of the power of protest music from the Civil War to the present. Library Journal wrote of the book: "Sulli...
Tags: Music, White House, Pete Seeger, Los Angeles, David, Bob Dylan, New York Times, Nashville, David White, Fdr, Grateful Dead, Hamilton, Puerto Rico, Bay Area, Dionne Warwick, Joan Baez


Robert Ellis Has Transformed Into the 'Texas Piano Man'

Robert Ellis is a changed man. He originally donned the guise of a guitar playing working man on his debut CD The Lights from the Chemical Plant and largely continued with that persona. Ellis now dresses in a bright white tuxedo with a matching bow tie and cowboy hat while performing and on his new album cover. As its title indicates, the Texas Piano Man has also changed instruments.Ellis has always composed sharp introspective lyrics about himself and the world. That hasn't altered, albeit ...
Tags: Music, Review, Pop, Austin, Billy Joel, Americana, Music Review, Folk, Ellis, Randy Newman, Lone Star, Robert Ellis, Topo Chico, New West Records, Chemical Plant, Texas Piano Man


50 moments from 1969 that shaped entertainment and pop culture

It was the last year of the ’60s, and the last year for Boris Karloff, Judy Garland and the Beatles, too. But it was also the first year for Led Zeppelin, Jennifer Aniston, “Easy Rider” and Jay-Z, too. John Lennon and Yoko Ono spent part of it in bed in public. The Doors’ Jim Morrison spent part of it in jail. Moviegoers spent time watching “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” while at home they watched a brand-new show called “The Brady Bunch” about a brand-new kind of blended family, the youn...
Tags: Facebook, Music, TV, New York, Hollywood, London, Beyonce, Matthew Mcconaughey, Jack Nicholson, Congress, Abc, California, Jay Z, La, Stanford, White House


The Number Ones: Three Dog Night’s “Mama Told Me (Not To Come)”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. More »
Tags: Music, Randy Newman, Eric Burdon, The Number Ones, Three Dog Night


Tod Davies' Playlist for Her Novel "Report to Megalopolis"

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. Report to Megalopolis, the fourth book in Tod Davies' History of Arcadia series, is innovative, thought-provoking, and a wondrous novel for both adults and teens. Kirkus wrote of t...
Tags: Post, Music, Japan, New York, Lorde, Wikipedia, US, Paul Simon, America, David, Joni Mitchell, Arcadia, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Kobe


Shorties (Fall's Most Anticipated Fiction, Jason Isbell Profiled, and more)

BookPage previewed fall's most anticipated fiction. The Austin American-Statesman profiled singer-songwriter Jason Isbell. eBook on sale for $1.99 today: Euphoria by Lily King The Smart Set reconsidered Randy Newman's Land of Dreams album. Kate Walbert recommended novels at BookMarks. Paste recommended new Liverpool bands. Esquire listed 2018's best movies based on books (so far). Stream a new Elijah Wolf song. Electric Literature recommended books by adventurous wome...
Tags: Music, David, Liverpool, Jason Isbell, Kevin Wilson, Michelle Zauner, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Electric Literature, Esquire, Watson Twins, Randy Newman, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Elijah Wolf, Lily King, Kate Walbert, Balkans Stream


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley and LA area, Aug. 10-17

  Billy, a male Asian elephant at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. The zoo celebrates World Elephant Day, Aug. 12, with information on elephants, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 11-12. (Photo by Tad Motoyama/Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Zoo)     There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week, and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar. EVENTS     World Elephant Day at the L...
Tags: Local News, Art, Comedy, Dance, Events calendar, Movies, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN


The Popdose Interview: Django Haskins

Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Django Haskins has been making music steadily with his band, North Carolina’s The Old Ceremony for over fourteen years; he’s been one of the key performers during the run of Big Star’s 3rd live shows since their inception; he’s also introduced us to a brilliant project, the two-man Au Pair, with Jayhawk Gary Louris.  Now, he’s stepping out to present his latest work — a brilliant, shimmering, ethereal and at times, haunting solo album, Shadowlawn.  Popdos...
Tags: Music, Paul Simon, Michael Jackson, North Carolina, Vikings, Popdose, Rob Ross, Singer-songwriter, Gary, Gary Louris, Popdose Interviews, Coltrane, Gibson, Haskins, Jayhawks, Randy Newman


The Roving Pops Conductor Who Says He Likes Bringing Music To The People

Stuart Chafetz says that while classical fans came because of the orchestra itself, pops fans had a different goal. "'They were coming for the Bee Gees, or they were coming for Randy Newman, or they were coming for Jurassic Park,' Chafetz said. 'I often ask, ‘First time to the symphony, round of applause.’ The whole […]
Tags: Art, Music, Audience, Randy Newman, Stuart Chafetz, Chafetz, 06.10.18


Why Startups Should Be Included In Music Modernization Act

Adding to the already intense level of criticism being levied at the Music Modernization Act, this piece from Chris Castle delves into the legislation's failure to properly include startups, and why they should be more present in the legislative process and the act itself. _______________________________ By Chris Castle of musictech.solutions from The Trichordist  Who took on the Standard Oil men And whipped their ass Just like he promised he’d do? Ain’t no Standard Oil men g...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Texas, Congress, Eu, European Union, Guest Post, Standard Oil, Silicon Valley, MMA, Dlc, Music Business, Salt Lake, Randy Newman


Why Startups Should Be Included In The Music Modernization Act

Adding to the already intense level of criticism being levied at the Music Modernization Act, this piece from Chris Castle delves into the legislation's failure to properly include startups, and why they should be more present in the legislative process and the act itself. _______________________________ By Chris Castle of musictech.solutions from The Trichordist  Who took on the Standard Oil men And whipped their ass Just like he promised he’d do? Ain’t no Standard Oil men...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Texas, Congress, Eu, European Union, Guest Post, Standard Oil, Silicon Valley, MMA, Dlc, Music Business, Salt Lake, Randy Newman


Bill's Indie Basement (4/13): the week in classic indie, college rock, and more

This week in the basement: Destroyer reissues, Sloan, A Place to Bury Strangers, psych supergroup MIEN, Mouse on Mars' guest-filled new LP, and Collapsing Scenery cover Randy Newman with James Chance. Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Mars, Beirut, Music News, Bon Iver, A Place To Bury Strangers, Bryce Dessner, Justin Vernon, The National, Bill Pearis, Sam Amidon, Rob Moose, Sloan, Aaron Dessner, Lisa Hannigan, Randy Newman


What's going on Monday?

Clan of Xymox, MGMT, Dead Meadow, k.d. lang, The English Beat, Randy Newman and more Monday show options. Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Music News, Bill Pearis, Randy Newman, Dead Meadow, What's Going on Tonight in NYC, Xymox MGMT


Hollywood Bowl announces jam-packed slate for 2018 season

The Hollywood Bowl this week announced a season schedule that includes performances from Beck, Flying Lotus, Bon Iver and Grizzly Bear, not to mention Randy Newman, Jennifer Hudson, Harry Connick Jr., Queen Latifah, Seal and (as part of the annual July 4 fireworks blowout), the Go-Go’s. Diana Ross performs opening night; composer John Williams celebrates the 40th anniversary of his first appearance at the Bowl; Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins and Christopher Cross perform over two nights; and Ju...
Tags: Music, News, Mexico, Beck, Los Angeles, Spain, Paris, Corinne Bailey Rae, New Orleans, Beethoven, Jazz, Harry Potter, Savion Glover, Annie, West Coast, George Lucas


Spotify's “This is:” Playlist Series Is A Hidden Gem

A service known for its carefully curated playlists, Spotify's 'This Is' playlist series, each one focusing on a different legendary artist, often slips under the radar, but the series does an important service for fans and is one of the better products to emerge from the streaming revolution. _______________________ Guest post by John Miranda  One of Spotify’s under-appreciated gems is the “ This is: ” playlist series.  Each one is dedicated to a different legendary artist, chr...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Guest Post, Billy Joel, Beethoven, Streaming, Nickelback, Garth Brooks, Music Business, Music Tech, How I Listen, Sparta, Toby Keith, Missy Elliott


Full List Of Grammy Award Winners 2018: Bruno Mars Spoils Hip Hop's Big Year

The 2018 Grammy Awards saw Bruno Mars take home all six awards that he was nominated for including the trifecta of Song, Record and Album Of The Year, and Jay Z, the most nominated artist of the night, go home empty handed.  Judging from the nominations, this should have been rap and hip hop's big year at the Grammys, but Mars forgot to get the message.  Kendrick Lamar’s album “Damn” won the Grammy for Best Rap Album, making it his third consecutive win in the category. He also picked up tr...
Tags: Music, Texas, Putin, NYC, Alabama, Carrie Fisher, Ed Sheeran, Portugal, Broadway, Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, Nashville, Mars, Grammys, John Williams, Leonard Cohen


Jazz Today: To Sing or Not to Sing?

In compiling my " Best Jazz of 2017 " list, only two recordings contained a significant amount of singing and, in both cases, the music was not led by the vocalist. Yet I listened to a lot of vocal music in 2017 and great stuff too. The dilemma remains: if you're singing "All the Things You Are" like Ella, then "jazz" singing isn't moving forward much. But if you're not, how is the variance part of the singing in the tradition? A consideration of the state of things in 2017. ...
Tags: Music, UK, New York, London, Interview, US, Adele, Sufjan Stevens, Stevie Wonder, Jazz, Miami, James Taylor, Montreal, Seattle, Joni Mitchell, Detroit


SPIN's 50 Best Albums of 2017

Usual suspects like Kendrick, SZA, and Lorde, and some more surprising stuff too. Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, Taylor Swift, Lorde, Future, The War On Drugs, Jay-z, Kendrick Lamar, Jessie Ware, Drake, Bjork, Kelela, Actress, Miguel, Fleet Foxes, Music News, Spin


Watch Randy Newman Perform “Short People” With The Roots On The Tonight Show

Since releasing his album Dark Matter earlier this year, the legendary wiseass singer-songwriter Randy Newman has been out there on the promo circuit, talking about the song he wrote about Donald Trump's dick and singing about Vladimir Putin on Colbert. Last night, Newman was a guest on The Tonight Show, where he performed … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Jimmy Fallon, Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, The Roots, Newman, Randy Newman


NPR's Top 100 Songs of 2017

NPR Music's list includes tracks from Cardi B, Big Thief, King Krule, Drake, Harry Styles, Father John Misty, and more. Continue reading… [Author: BrooklynVegan Staff]
Tags: Music, Lorde, Kingdom, Future, Father John Misty, Jay-z, Justin Bieber, Charli Xcx, Willie Nelson, Kendrick Lamar, Harry Styles, Selena Gomez, Npr, Drake, Kelly Clarkson, St Vincent


The 70 Best Songs of 2017

70. The Horrors - "Machine" On their fifth album V , the Horrors expand on the bright, psychedelic territory they explored with Luminous , anchoring the ten new tracks with retro synths and guitar fuzz freakouts. "Machine" is the delicious outlier and the most vitriolic cut on the record, with Faris Badwan belting out accusations to the song's subject, who may even be us. The concept of alienation is nothing new, but here the Brits incorporate a b...
Tags: Music, Wtf, London, Lana Del Rey, Sweden, Taylor Swift, Lorde, Putin, La, Disney, America, Atlanta, Kurt Vile, Kanye West, Radiohead, Courtney Love


Dave Hause lists his top 10 LPs of 2017, playing shows

Dave Hause plays NJ with Jared Hart around the holidays, and tours Europe with Brian Fallon in 2018. Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Europe, Music, Lorde, The War On Drugs, Kendrick Lamar, St Vincent, Music News, Conor Oberst, Tour Dates, Phoebe Bridgers, The National, Andrew Sacher, Brian Fallon, Roger Harvey, Randy Newman, Dave Hause


Soundtrack Review: The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected)

The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected) Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected)by Randy Newman. Buy the score here (if available) At a glance: Geek Score: 69.5 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 0 Album Excellence: 0% How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected) is a 2017 American comedy drama film directed by Noah Baumbach and starring Adam Sandler, Grace Van Patten & Dustin H...
Tags: Music, Drama, Harry, 2017, Film Scores, 10s, Lakeshore Records, Newman, Harold, Randy Newman, Noah Baumbach, Meyerowitz, Harold Meyerowitz Dustin Hoffman, Adam Sandler Grace Van Patten Dustin Hoffman, Jean Meyerowitz Elizabeth Marvel



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