DeVotchKa's latest album, This Night Falls Forever, has been on near constant rotation in our home since I picked it up a few weeks ago. As usual, the band's music is heartrendingly beautiful. Straight Shot is the first track on the album and the one that, for me at least, has been the band's biggest ear worm this time around.
Legendary funk drummer and longtime Prince collaborator and onetime romantic partner Sheile E. is making a biopic about the Purple One. On Friday, her Facebook page featured the following message: "Coming soon…Sheila E. to release "Girl Meets Boy", a film telling the beautiful story of her time with Prince. Stay Tuned." Wonder what Apollonia thinks… READ THE REST
An impressive amount of planning, trial, and error went into this rendition of Gershon Kingsley "Popcorn" played on a homemade percussion instrument made of narrow PVC pipe. Here's the original as it appeared on Top of the Pops. Groovy, man! Image: YouTube / Nicolas Bras – Musiques de Nulle Part (via Laughing Squid) READ THE REST
"Jon Batiste everybody." One of the upsides of COVID-19 isolation has been getting to know Stephen Colbert and his musical director, Jon Batiste, a lot better. During the Trump Virus shit-show, Jon has been a little nightly dose of heartfelt music and unwavering positivity. In this video, the single to his forthcoming record, We Are,… READ THE REST
Anybody can use a fidget spinner, or a stress ball, or some other piece of desk silliness to occupy idle hands during the course of their day. But it isn't quite so common for a desk toy to so fully engage inherent scientific curiosity as well. Of course, keeping hands occupied while the brain stays… READ THE REST
It happens in half the movies we watch. Something about one of the characters is revealed when another character stumbles across their deepest, darkest secret. Maybe it's a piece of jewelry or another symbol of the past. Maybe it's a flash drive full of damning files. Or maybe it's medication or elicit chemicals. Almost every… READ THE REST
What did you have for dinner last night? If your answer falls somewhere between leftovers, a sandwich, or a frozen pizza, it might be time to start getting serious about your culinary skills. While nobody is suggesting you start cranking out souffles or baked Alaskas every night, there's a whole world of food options out… READ THE REST