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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

First Trailer for Documentary 'Herb Alpert Is...' About the Trumpeter

"It was like a paradise for creativity." Abramorama has debuted an official trailer for a documentary film titled Herb Alpert Is…, from acclaimed doc filmmaker John Scheinfeld (of The U.S. vs. John Lennon, Who Is Harry Nilsson, Chasing Trane). Herb Alpert is different things to different people. Artist, Performer, Producer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and so much more. Hence the title of this film - he is not just one thing or another. This uplifting, joyful and inspiring exploration of his...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, John Lennon, Documentaries, Harry Nilsson, Alpert, Herb Alpert, Tijuana Brass, To Watch, Abramorama, John Scheinfeld

Meet a Local Webcartoonist: A Chat with Jack Reickel

by Mike RhodeJack Reickel and I ran into each other before the COVID-19 quarantines, we think in fact about a year before at Nerds in NoMa. Jack recently reached out to tell me about his new webcomic, Unclaimed, and to answer our usual questions.What type of comic work or cartooning do you do?I'm creating an episodic long-form story. In its earliest stages it was planned as a written novel, but I found out that I can't write prose without sliding into a humorous tone, and it's a serious story. ...
Tags: Science Fiction, Comics, Washington, Webcomics, DMV, Ohio, Noah Hawley, Chinatown, Alexandria, Savage, Harry Nilsson, Fairfax, District, Columbia Heights, Petworth, Frederick County

A Sony Music exec explains the label's TikTok strategy and how it responds when a song like 'Break My Stride' catches fire

TikTok has become a major driver of trends in the music industry in recent months. The short-form video app has proven to be both a launching-off platform for new songs and a place where older tracks can find new life.  Matthew Wilder's 1983 pop song "Break My Stride" recently became a meme on TikTok, appearing in hundreds of thousands of videos on the app.  Business Insider spoke to the marketing team at Sony Music's Legacy Recordings, which manages "Break My Stride" and the rest of the recor...
Tags: Spotify, Youtube, Trends, Netflix, United States, United Kingdom, Sony, Drake, Cannibal, Sony Music Entertainment, Matthew, Mcgrath, Ciara, Harry Nilsson, Wilder, Sony Music

Inside Sony Music's strategy to amplify songs trending on TikTok like 'Break My Stride'

TikTok has become a major driver of trends in the music industry in recent months. The short-form video app has proven to be both a launching-off platform for new songs and a place where older tracks can find new life.  Matthew Wilder's 1983 pop song "Break My Stride" recently became a meme on TikTok, appearing in hundreds of thousands of videos on the app.  Business Insider spoke to the marketing team at Sony Music's Legacy Recordings, which manages "Break My Stride" and the rest of the recor...
Tags: Spotify, Youtube, Trends, Netflix, United States, United Kingdom, Sony, Drake, Sony Music Entertainment, Matthew, Mcgrath, Ciara, Harry Nilsson, Wilder, Sony Music, United Talent Agency

Alamo On Demand Launches to Give Fans Curated Video Content

Alamo On Demand launches to give fans curated video content Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has partnered with ScreenPlus and Vista Cinema to launch their new VOD platform, Alamo On Demand, boasting a growing library of entertainment for rental or purchase that’s been carefully curated by the company’s programming team. This new service allows the cinema company, which operates 41 locations in the United States as well as the influential genre film festival Fantastic Fest, to champion innovative and ...
Tags: Usa, Movies, Lionsgate, Horror, United States, Arkansas, Paul Thomas Anderson, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Bruce Lee, Magnolia Pictures, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Harry Nilsson, Alamo, Sony Pictures Classics, Kate Nash, Ed Wood

Alamo Drafthouse Launches Their Own VOD Platform Chock Full of Cinephile Treats for Purchase and Rental

Since everyone is more hungry than ever to watch movies right now, the specialty movie theater chain Alamo Drafthouse is launching Alamo On Demand, a VOD platform for cinephiles to digitally buy and rent movies. Curated by the movie nerds at Alamo Drafthouse, the new service has partnered with Lionsgate, Magnolia Pictures, NEON, Sony Pictures Classics and more to offer an eclectic mix of blockbuster favorites, genre gems, indie treasures, arthouse favorites, and more. Alamo Drafthouse announc...
Tags: Usa, Movies, Lionsgate, Arkansas, Paul Thomas Anderson, Magnolia Pictures, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Harry Nilsson, Alamo, Kate Nash, Ed Wood, Alamo Drafthouse, Riz Ahmed, Steven Yeun, Business and Industry News, Home Video

Stream Ty Segall’s New EP Of Nilsson Covers

The psychedelic rock wizard Ty Segall isn't the type to sit idle. Segall released First Taste, his last solo album, back in August. Since then, Segall has also teamed up with Lightning Bolt drummer Brian Chippendale and formed the duo Wasted Shirt; they released their debut album Fungus II in February. More »
Tags: Music, Album Stream, Nilsson, Harry Nilsson, Ty Segall, Segall, Lightning Bolt, Brian Chippendale

José James Amplifies His Debut with 'No Beginning No End 2'

This is a pop record. James' performance of the Billy Joel "Just the Way You Are" transforms the sappiness of the original into something more passionate. James' version begins with a simple banging of a single note on the piano reminiscent of Harry Nilsson's classic ode "One". It's unclear if James is deliberately referencing to the tune or if the connection is merely serendipitous, but it fits thematically and musically. There are no syrupy/blaring horns here, as in the Joel rendition. This ...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Pop, Hip-hop, Billy Joel, Jazz, R&B, Music Review, James, Jose James, Harry Nilsson, Joel, Justin Brown, Ben Williams, Neo Soul, Jamire Williams

Video premiere: Bebopalula, ‘Coloring Book’

L.A. quartet Bebopalula don’t call themselves a band, but a songwriting collective — four guys with solid bona fides whose music is rooted in, but certainly not constrained by, tradition. Sixties guys at heart, they stretch the boundaries of what history has pigeonholed as power-pop, adding their own paisley flourishes with skill, precision and no small amount of (what some would call impish) enthusiasm. “Coloring Book,” the first single from the quartet’s long-in-the-works debut album, puts the...
Tags: Video, Music, Florida, Featured, Local Artist, Neil Hamburger, Jules, Harry Nilsson, Linda Perry, Val Mccallum, Reed, Lucius, Moody Blues, Chris Price, Geffen, Badfinger

New to Stream: Kanopy’s December & January Lineups

New to stream: Kanopy’s December & January lineups Kanopy, the premium, free-to-the-user entertainment streaming platform, has released a new list of films hitting the service this month and January 2020. The list of titles includes Oscar winners, foreign language films, documentaries, and more. These films are available for free to library cardholders at partnered universities and public libraries nationwide. RELATED: Disney+ Movies and TV Titles for January 1-10 Released! New to Stream on K...
Tags: Movies, Berlin, Netflix, Scott Walker, Streaming, Harry Nilsson, Leonard, ComingSoon, Movie News, Disney Movies, Kanopy, Marianne Marianne Leonard Neil Young, Anthropocene Hotel Mumbai, LA Women Rising

Trail Mix – December 2019

I don’t know if it was really bound to happen, but I am sure excited that it did. This month, a former fifth grade student of mine – Shane McLaughlin – and his band appear on Trail Mix. Folks, that is pretty cool. I taught McLaughlin during one of my first years teaching near Charlottesville, Virginia. Life took Shane, and his passion for music, to Harrisonburg, Virginia, and then eventually to the University of Pittsburgh, where he studied finance and eventually ended up pursuing a career...
Tags: Music, Sport, Cycling, First Aid Kit, Liz, Patty Griffin, Allison Moorer, Harry Nilsson, University of Pittsburgh, Hill, Shane, Charlottesville Virginia, McLaughlin, Wildwood, Aoife O Donovan, Wayne Hancock

Leonard Cohen And Harry Nilsson Are Releasing New Albums, Whether They Like It Or Not

Beloved, but gone — when it comes to our favorite artists, the assumption is that more is always better. But what effect do these patchworked releases have on their legacies?(Image credit: Graham Denholm/WireImage)
Tags: News, Leonard Cohen, Harry Nilsson

Nina Allan's Playlist for Her Novel "The Dollmaker"

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. NIna Allan's The Dollmaker is a fascinating, intricately constructed novel that defies genre. Booklist wrote of the book: "Exquisitely dark…the novel’s unusual structure and compe...
Tags: Music, Russia, David, Cornwall, Richard Thompson, Herald, Exeter, Serena, Harry Nilsson, Joan Baez, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Andrew, Mimi, Bach, Duke Ellington, Schubert

Music Sync Roundup: Guild of Music Supervisors Awards, Robert Plant’s Green Book Soundtrack Role and More

This month's overview of the world of music sync by Emma Griffiths of Synchtank journeys from 2019 Guild of Music Supervisors Awards to Robert Plant’s role In Green Book soundtrack and far beyond. ______________________________ By Emma Griffiths of Synchtank Film and TV 2019 Guild of Music Supervisors Awards: Complete Winners List (Billboard) Music drama A Star Is Born was a big winner of the night, taking home the awards for best music supervision for a film budgeted o...
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How Harry Nilsson Made the Beatles’ Catalog Into His Own Russian Doll, Creating Rock’s First Great Mashup

While attention has doubled back onto the late singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson thanks to the integral use of his 1971 tune “Gotta Get Up” into the Netflix hit “Russian Doll,” his knack for getting inside your head and his music has captured the zeitgeist over a period of more than a half-century. In 1967, he created […]
Tags: News, The Beatles, Paul Mccartney, Harry Nilsson

‘Russian Doll’ Puts Harry Nilsson on Repeat, and Netflix Viewers Still Can’t Get Enough

Harry Nilsson’s catalog is a bit of a Russian doll itself: Anyone who stumbles upon the half-dozen or so songs that show up most in TV, the movies and commercials (“Without You,” “Coconut,” “Jump Into the Fire,” “One (Is the Loneliest Number),” “Everybody’s Talkin’,” “Me and My Arrow”) is inevitably led into a world of […]
Tags: News, Netflix, Natasha Lyonne, Harry Nilsson, Russian Doll

Weezer Are Already Working On Two More New Albums, One Riff-Heavy And One Inspired By Nilsson Sings Newman

Rivers Cuomo has stayed busy since the success of Weezer's cover of Toto's “Africa." Weezer followed the unexpected hit with a collection of covers dubbed The Teal Album. In a few days, they'll release their much-anticipated self-titled record, also known as The Black Album. And, according to … More »
Tags: Music, News, Cuomo, Weezer, Nilsson, Harry Nilsson, Newman, Africa Weezer

Shorties (N. K. Jemisin's Foreword to the New Edition of Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower, A Guide to the Music of Harry Nilsson, and more)

Entertainment Weekly shared N.K. Jemisin's foreword to the new edition of Octavia Butler's novel Parable of the Sower. Noisey shared a guide to the music of Harry Nilsson. February's best eBook deals. eBooks on sale for $1.99 today: Insomnia by Marina Benjamin The Secret Pilgrim by John Le Carre Stream a new song by Big Thief. Boris Fishman discussed his memoir Savage Feast with Morning Edition. Stream a new song by Hatchie. Vulture recommended new paperbacks. Paste pro...
Tags: Music, David, Brooklyn, North America, Harry Nilsson, Atomic Books Comics Preview, John Denver, Sebadoh, Helen Oyeyemi, Boris Fishman, David Nutt, Emily Reo, Geoff Dyer, Mark Hollis, Jemisin, Joseph Scapellato

The Number Ones: Nilsson’s “Without You”

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, Nilsson, Harry Nilsson, Badfinger, The Number Ones

The Genius Of Nilsson Told Through 8 Memorable Covers (Yes, Including The Russian Doll Song)

Among singer-songwriters of the 1960s and '70s, Harry Nilsson may be respected, but is he famous? … More »
Tags: Music, Neko Case, Nilsson, Lcd Soundsystem, Harry Nilsson, Ty Segall, Keith Moon, Aimee Mann, The Walkmen, The Yardbirds, Gotcha Covered, Labi Siffre

"Local authorities in southern China are investigating a popular coconut milk brand for once again claiming the drink would enhance women’s breasts...."

Sixth Tone reports.Coconut Palm...  has often attracted eyeballs and ire because of its sexist advertisements and provocative packaging claiming their coconut concoction makes women “curvier” and gives them “bigger breasts.”...The drink’s latest advertisement has also angered its loyal consumers, with many calling it “obscene” and “tasteless.” The latest social media furor comes two years after Coconut Palm was attacked for a similar advertisement, which also claimed its product could enhance a ...
Tags: Law, China, Advertising, Breasts, Bad Science, Harry Nilsson, Foucault, Galen, Ann Althouse, Michel Foucault, William Coles, Coconuts, Seen And Unseen

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 26

Rolling Stone issue #26 had a cover date of February 1, 1969. 32 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of Jimi Hendrix by Baron Wolman. This issue was the look back on 1968 with cover star Jimi Hendrix honored as “Performer of the Year.” It’s crazy to think that Jimi Hendrix was an active musician at … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 26 → Read more at Glorious Noise...
Tags: Shorties, Jimi Hendrix, Rolling Stone, Harry Nilsson, Baron Wolman, 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone, Amboy Dukes

Micky Dolenz talks about touring with fellow Monkee Mike Nesmith and their upcoming shows in L.A. and Anaheim

The Monkees, left to right, Davy Jones, Peter Tork,Mickey Dolenz, Michael Nesmith. (File photo) Micky Dolenz, right, and Michael Neesmith of the Monkees will play in Los Angeles and Anaheim this coming week. (Photo by Beatland Tours Inc.) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Micky Dolenz and Mike Neesmith of the Monkees will play in Los Angeles and Anaheim this coming week. (Photo courtesy of the Monkees) The Monkees pose with their Emmy award at the 19th Annual Primetime ...
Tags: England, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Monkees, Malibu, Cuomo, Southern California, Ontario, Concerts, Weezer, Nilsson, Todd Rundgren, Micky Dolenz, Harry Nilsson

Music Minute: Ants Ants Ants - Why Why Why?

Portland’s Ants Ants Ants released their debut album Why Why Why? Pinwheel Records/ distributed by Burnside Distribution). With stylistic nods to the Beatles,1970s era Sesame Street, School House Rock, and "The Point" by Harry Nilsson, Why Why Why?Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
Tags: Portland, Frugality, Harry Nilsson, Burnside, Pinwheel Records

Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll #14: Jump Into the Fire

(Archive) Thursday, January 12, 2017 I’m beginning to feel distinctly that I am more trouble than I’m worth. It’s crunch time for Roscoe’s Basement — we’ve got a gig in less than a month, and our bass player will soon need couple of weeks off — but I am, by any reasonable metric, not pulling my weight. It’s bad enough that I can’t play a note, being as I am still in the early stages of physical therapy after my accident; I find myself having to bum a ride like a damned teenager. My car is still...
Tags: Chuck, Music, Injury, Gigs, Craig, Rehab, Finn, Weezer, Harry Nilsson, Tom, Martin, Jekyll, Mike, Shaun, Roscoe, Danielle

Ari Roar preps debut LP for Bella Union (listen to "Calm Down"), playing SXSW

Dallas-area singer-songwriter Caleb Campbell makes music under the name Ari Roar, taking a low key approach to writing and recording. His songs are short and uncluttered, but punchy and memorable. You can hear The Zombies and Harry Nilsson in his melodies, but there's some mid-'90s Northwest in there too (Elliot Smith, Built to Spill). Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Dallas, Music News, Sxsw, Tour Dates, Harry Nilsson, Bill Pearis, Elliot Smith, Bella Union, Ari Roar, Caleb Campbell

Album Review: Luther Russell, “Selective Memories: An Anthology”

Before we get to the heart of the matter, here’s a quick history/primer on Mr. Luther Russell, the marvelous Los Angeles guitarist/producer:  he’s been recording since 1991, initially as lead singer/songwriter of the band, The Freewheelers (2 albums), going solo with Lowdown World (1997), Down At Kit’s and Spare Change (2001); these were recorded while living in Portland, Oregon.  While in the Great Northwest, Mr. Russell took to producing independent releases by such acclaimed artists as Richm...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Noah, Ford, Luther, Portland Oregon, Rob Ross, Album Reviews, Singer-songwriter, Harry Nilsson, Paul Westerberg, Don, Russell, Los Angeles CA, Alex Chilton, Richmond Fontaine

Songs We Love: Matt Dorrien, 'Baby I'm So Lost'

Like his heroes Harry Nilsson and Randy Newman, Dorrien has a wry sense of humor, a solid grasp of songwriting fundamentals and a deep love of melancholy.(Image credit: Vincent Bancheri/Courtesy of the artist)
Tags: News, Harry Nilsson, Vincent Bancheri Courtesy, Matt Dorrien Baby, Randy Newman Dorrien

Kyle Craft Is Bringing Gonzo Journalism to Rock and Roll

Singer/songwriter Kyle Craft turned 29 this month, but the music he makes feels right at home among '60s folk and '70s glam. While it may be a cliché to refer to Craft as an "old soul", he's perfectly happy being compared to older, classic acts. "I love Dylan, the Stones, Neil Young," the Louisiana native says from his home in his adopted town of Portland, Oregon. "All those guys are my tried and true. Every time I start to like something else, I always end up saying, 'Well, I li...
Tags: Europe, Music, Texas, Interview, Sub Pop, Rock, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Portland, Craft, Mars, Louisiana, Patti Smith, Portland Oregon, Seattle