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The Daily Word in Postmen, Boy Scouts & Yahoo Serious
Burger King is seeing a much-needed boost in sales due to the allure if its "chicken fries."
Who said it: Donald Trump or Mr. Burns?
A postman rescued an injured man who was trapped in his home for a week and a half.
After being in a coma for 6 months, Bobbi Kristina Brown has died.
Over the weekend, President Obama did some serious rug-cutting in Kenya.
The cover of New York Magazines features a photo of all 35 of Bill Cosby's accusers.
Thanks to Geoff Plant for the Black Sabbath link!
The Daily Word in cocaine fingerprints, rival bikers, a killer nurse and Ronnie James Dio
Two extreme athletes died during a flying stunt.
A Filipino serial killer-nurse was convicted of murdering two and poisoning 20 in a hospital in Manchester, England.
Watch this Starbucks barista flip out.
Do you do this when you're home alone?
This girl performed an Adele song with her father, James Hetfield of Metallica.
Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights
While I'm not much of a Robin Thicke fan, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked “Blurred Lines” because it reminded me of my favorite Marvin Gaye track “Got to Give it Up.” (Lest we forget that's the reason the Gaye family is suing Thicke.) Regardless, Thicke has released his new video for the track “Feel Good,” and while this one doesn't have the same laid-back, good-time vibe of “Blurred Lines,” I can foresee it becoming a club favorite. I think that's the goal at this point for most pop musicians, right?
Reverend Horton Heat was one of those musicians that various friends played, but never really stuck. Maybe I was sleeping … maybe my mind just wasn't too much into the psychobilly fanaticism that permeated an outsider group of friends around 2008. Regardless Reverend Horton Heat (real name Jim Heath) is prepping a new album, titled Rev, that's scheduled to be released on Jan. 21. You can hear a track from it, titled “Spooky Boots,” (which also gives a shout-out to the Land of Enchantment) over at Billboard. Because why not.
What would it be like if Megadeth released an album of Christmas standards? And what would it be like if Jenny Lewis did a duet with them?
Soul singer Charles Bradley is proof that it doesn't matter how old you are or what your background is. If you have natural, raw talent, people will notice. Having two albums under his belt, Bradley has taken a somewhat unthinkable turn: He's provided a soulful cover of Black Sabbath's “Changes.” And it's fantastic. You can listen to that below.
It's that time again, y'all. Time for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to announce the newest pool of inductees. Among the musicians to be inducted and honored at this year's festivities is Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Kiss, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt. The ceremony takes place at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on April 10.
My first introduction to Swedish singer-songwriter Jose Gonzalez was his cover of The Knife's “Heartbeats.” While that track was excellent, it couldn't have compared to the magnetic prowess that made the original so noticeable. But that's neither here nor there. Now Gonzalez has a few tracks on the soundtrack to the Ben Stiller flick The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. And Gonzalez has released a video for the track “Stay Alive,” which was written by Ryan Adams. You can watch that below.
I'm a fan of bare acoustic ditties. Maybe that's why it took me hearing A Sleep & A Forgetting to finally notice Islands, even though a friend had tried to get me to listen to them for years. Nick Thorburn (the front man, songwriter, extraordinaire) released Islands' latest opus, Ski Mask, earlier this year, and now he's shared an acoustic track that he recorded last Friday. You can hear it below.
Girls who were 16 circa 1998 are about to be very, very excited … and cry. For what, I don't know. But, Dave Matthews, Jakob Dylan and a host of other musicians have formed a new band (The Nauts). Apparently they got together at Brady Blade's Studios in Shreveport, La., to record some material, and now they've booked some live shows. Let the crying commence!
Country music legend Ray Price died at the age of 87 this past week. Though a lot of people (myself included) weren't too familiar with Price's repertoire, his indelible imprint in the music country sphere has been felt and ruminated over since his death to pancreatic cancer was announced. It's always hard to see a legend called home. So here's “Crazy Arms.”
I've said it once, and I'll say it again: If it's free, it's me. Texas group Okkervil River have released a third EP of '80s covers, titled Golden Opportunities 3. The mix features covers of artists ranging from Roseanne Cash to Don Henley. You can download or stream the EP (and get the two previous Golden Opportunities releases) here.
Every bit as dark and seductive as they were when they first started, the Dead Weather's latest song, “Open Up (That's Enough),” shows the group in a stylized light that further exemplifies their hard blues rock tendencies. Maybe the cigarettes are helping Mosshart's voice because it's working on this track. But enough of my gushing. You can hear the track below, and you can download it digitally on Jan. 14.
Sufjan Stevens has gotten together with Son Lux and Serengeti to form a trio of ideas (and music, obviously) called Sisyphus. And they're coming out with their eponymous debut on March 18, and they've shared a track, titled “Calm It Down.” Judging from the single alone, it could be interesting, or it could get old really fast. Let's see what happens.
Now that “Breaking Bad” is over, fans are going to miss Jesse Pinkman saying “bitch” all the time. But now they can rest easy by listening to the track “Dance Bitch,” which features Aaron Paul. The track was recorded and produced by Zen Freeman and Tom Neville.
YouTube is coming out with its own music awards show … and Jason Schwartzman is hosting. This should be interesting.
People will now say, “It was the 3rd of December.” And what will that be in reference to? The reissue of The Velvet Underground's White Light/White Heat, of course. Sure, most people think of The Velvet Underground and Nico when they think of these guys, and they tend to overlook their second (and some would say revolutionary) album. The reissue comes with three discs of remastered versions of the songs and much more.
I never cared for Fall Out Boy. Their brand of pop-rock just never sat well with me, so it was easy to blow them off as derivative poster children for the uncreative b-team. But now, they're releasing a surprise album (surprise as in it comes out Oct. 15, which is pretty short notice). The album was produced by Ryan Adams and sees the band going towards a more hardcore punk style. And it's not as bad as I thought.
The Sabbath has returned … Black Sabbath that is. They came out with an album earlier this year, titled 13, and after touring said release, they decided to come out with a concert DVD. Black Sabbath: Live...Gathered in Their Masses hits stores and online markets on Nov. 26th. You can get more details at Consequence of Sound.
'Member the Dead Weather? That band that had Jack White, Alison Mosshart (of The Kills), Dean Fertita (of Queens of the Stone Age) and Jack Lawrence (of The Raconteurs)? Well, they've shared a snazzy sample of an upcoming track titled “Open Up (That's Enough).” And you can hear a preview of that little ditty below.
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper's Ripely Pine was one of my favorite releases this year. It had a clever mix of folk and rock that is cute, yet punishing all at the same time. You shouldn't take my word for it, you should go buy it or stream it or download it or what-have-you. But Aly Spaltro (her real name) has recorded a mini documentary detailing her return to Maine (where she's from) to play a show following the album's release. You can check it out over at Consequence of Sound.
It makes me angry that you have to be an active Facebook user to enter a contest. But oh well. Since Paul Simon turns 72 this month, Legacy Recordings has decided to commemorate that special year by releasing The Complete Album Collection. You heard right. That's 12 studio albums, 2 live albums and so much more. This ginormous release comes out on Oct. 15, and you can go to Stereogum for info on how to win this awesome package.
David Bowie released his first album in a decade earlier this year, titled The Next Day. Now Bowie's decided to expand on said release by … well, expanding the release itself. By this, I mean that Bowie's coming out with an extended version (The Next Day Extra), which is scheduled to hit the globe on Nov. 5. So, keep an ear out for that 3-disc nugget.
Think what you want about Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros … sure they're hippy hipsters with an affinity for whimsical, heartfelt music, but these band of cool fools know how to lay it down when it matters (see Here). Now they've turned their harmonious energy toward covering The Beatles' “I Saw Her Standing There” for a new album, titled Beatles Reimagined—an album of Beatles covers by modern musicians. That record hit stores this past week, so get to shopping.
I love The Doors. Hell, I even have Jim Morrison tattooed on my left forearm. But that's neither here nor there. I bring them up because the band's remaining members have decided to release a video, titled R-Evolution, on Dec. 3, which contains early concert and TV footage with the band and much more. You can read more about it at Rolling Stone.
World premier of Black Sabbath's new single/video
New album featuring 3/4 of the original band comes out June 11th
Original drummer Bill Ward couldn't make it and Tony Iommi's lymphoma diagnosis caused Ozzy to go on an 18 month bender, but all in all "God is Dead?" Black Sabbath's first single from their new album 13, seems to cut the mustard. Experts agree that Tony Iommi's Sabbath Bloody Sabbath guitar sound broke barriers of distortion-physics and ultimately gave many stoners reason to live another day. I'm happy to report that Iommi's metal on metal guitar sound—complete with those constant pick squeaks—is present and accounted for. Also, Ozzy can still rhyme. We're good.
The Daily Word in penis tattoos, 4Chan fashion advice and Vermin Supreme for president
Mitt Romney wins the New Hampshire primary.
New Mexico schools are doing better than expected. Hooray for low expectations!
A Georgia third-grade math teacher in trouble for his slavery related math problems.
China has a serial killer problem.
Free ponies if Vermin Supreme is elected president!
New study shows child abuse rate at zero percent in lesbian households.
New Jersey Assemblyman dies in Statehouse after final vote of the session.
TSA finally clarifies the raging carryon cupcake controversy.
300 workers at a Chinese Xbox factory threaten mass suicide.
They're having a FUCKIN' SALE in Osaka.
Do prisoners have the right to masturbate?
Did bigfoot ever really exist?
The first details on the live action Star Wars TV show are not good.
Breaking Bad's Giancarlo Esposito lets Reddit ask him anything.
Try not to laugh at this reporter.
4chan fashion advice.
Tea grown panda poo has a "mature and nutty taste."
Six things you'll pay more for in 2012.
If this doesn't convince you not to get your wang tattooed I don't know what will.
It's ok to hate a six-year-old girl, right? Cuz I really hate this six-year-old girl!
Is this a foul or a fail?
The Daily Word with Tobacco, Twin Reductions, Taxes and Tamám Shud
Tobacco companies sue over new cigarette warning labels.
Will the real GOP candidates please stand up?
Warren Buffett attacks Republican candidates for opposition to raising taxes.
Bernalillo County deputy's career is on the line after an alleged road-rage incident.
Flash mob robs a 7-Eleven in less than a minute.
Lightning strike at Sea World.
Six reasons that job overseas you're looking at might not work out.
We'll never understand the mysteries behind Tamám shud.
Sexy high school girls have the right to upload sexy pictures.
You'll never cancel your Netflix subscription.
Using math to create cartoon voices.
Snooty French actor Gérard Depardieu couldn't wait to use the airplane bathroom.
The benefits of hanging on to an older car.
Dave Chappelle's first interview in five years.
Police in California say they can detain photographers if their photos have no apparent esthetic value.
Things not to say to a grieving friend.
Baguette vending machines are coming.
Eleven ways to hustle extra cash.
Through a combination of science and witchcraft Zsa Zsa Gabor may have a baby. Like at the beginning of Beastmaster.