The Weekly Town Crier (09/06/19)

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All the News that’s fit to cry about. 09/06/19 edition.

Browse all the Weekly Town Crier posts so far.

Listen to all 52 episodes of The Global Elite Music Radio Podcast Supershow.

Listen to a mix of artists who have performed Habañero Collective house shows.

Browse the Musical Worldview posts.

Stream or download a mix that I’ve been listening to in the car during Summer 2019.

Read “Study Shows Increasing Political Divide Between Younger and Older White Evangelicals” at Sojourners.

Watch a tour of a “paranormal bookstore at the Jersey Shore.”

Read PopMatters piece: “Bananarama Turn Up the 'Stereo' for Their First Album in 10 Years.”

Hear “5 Hours of Edgar Allan Poe Stories Read by Vincent Price & Basil Rathbone" at Open Culture.

Read “An Oral History Of The Fender Telecaster” at Guitar.com.

Read Relevant’s report: “Earlier this week, Justin Bieber led worship at a Churchome service in Beverly Hills.”

Read Rolling Stone’s report that “Ariana Grande Sues Forever 21 for $10 Million.”

Read Live For Live Music’s report that “Miles Davis’ Customized ‘Moon And Stars’ Trumpet To Be Sold At Auction.”

Read “Hang on the Box: The Illustrated Story of China’s Female Punk Pioneers” at radiichina.com.

Read CNN’s report: “Walmart ends all handgun ammunition sales and asks customers not to carry guns into stores.”

  • Read CNBC’s report: “Kroger joins Walmart in asking shoppers not to openly carry guns in stores.”

  • Read Walgreens’ statement: “We are joining other retailers in asking our customers to no longer openly carry firearms into our stores other than authorized law enforcement officials.”

  • Read NBC News’ report: “Walgreens, CVS and Wegmans join Walmart and Kroger in asking customers to no longer openly carry guns in their stores.”

Read PopSugar’s profile: “Skateboarding Legend Peggy Oki on the Olympics and 40 Years of Smashing Gender Expectations.”

Aloo Gobhi - Instant Pot.

Read Washington Posts’s piece: “It’s a brave new world. Why is our protest music stuck in the past?”

See a newly discovered “Shimmery blue tarantula.”

Read Atlas Obscura’s piece: “The World’s First Piranha Ramen Is No Joke.”

Read about “The Spectacular Failure of the World's Only Hard Rock Theme Park” at Vice.

Read Newsweek’s report that a “Teenager Went Blind After Only Eating Fries, Chips, White Bread, Sausages and Ham Since Elementary School.”

ConsiderBob Dylan’s Overlooked Christian Music” at Sojourners.

Read as Washington Post profiles The Hold Steady.

Stream a new Iggy Pop song at Spin.

Listen as “Animal Collective covered the Silver Jews' "Ballad of Reverend War Character."

Read NPR’s piece: “The Voice That Shattered Glass How Ella Fitzgerald's cassette campaign fueled a late-career renaissance.”

Learn “How peacock spiders use optical illusions to woo females” at National Geographic.

Read: “John Steinbeck on Falling in Love: A 1958 Letter of Advice to His Lovesick Teenage Son” at Brain Pickings.

Read CNN’s report: “Judge rules White House must give Playboy columnist Brian Karem his press pass back.”

Read about the Banksy artwork stolen in Paris.

See Relevant’s report: “The Thomas Kinkade/Godzilla Mashup You Knew Was Coming Is Finally Here.”

Read AV Club’s piece: “The Art Bell Vault is unlocked, and it's filled with aliens, time travelers, and Bigfoots.”

Read about Atlas Obscura’s piece: “Found in a Record Store: Kurt Cobain’s Royalty Check.”

Read Fatherly’s report that “Netflix Is Ditching the Binge, Will Start Releasing Episodes Weekly.”

Read about the Nashville school banning Harry Potter books, claiming that the books present the "risk conjuring evil spirits".

Free on September 18 and in Phoenix? Celebrate National Bourbon Month w/ Free Whiskey Tasting at the Little Woody.

Browse the piece: “Guinea Pig Halloween Costumes Exist, and Yup, That Is Definitely a Pineapple Suit” at

Read Music Radar’s interview with Peter Hook: Peter Hook: “I’ve never liked to be hidden, and I don’t like to be patronised. I don’t buy into the idea that the bass player is the quiet one”

Hear Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s New Song ‘Milky Way’ at Rolling Stone.PopSugar.

Read/Listen to NPR’s report: “Charlottesville Victims Use Post-Slavery KKK Law To Go After Hate Groups.”

Read as Gen.Medium suggests: “Public Libraries Aren’t Going Extinct — They’re Evolving.”

Read about the TN man suing “Popeyes for running out of chicken sandwiches.”

Watch/Read: “Expert predicts 25% of colleges will "fail" in the next 20 years” at CBS News.

Read/Listen to NPR’s report “Houses Of Worship Find New Life After Congregations Downsize.”

R.I.P. Valerie Harper.

Browse as Book Riot profiles “11 Nonfiction Science Comics For Adults.”

Read National Post’s report: “Secret John Coltrane album was 'hidden in plain sight' as soundtrack for 1964 French-Canadian film.”

Join Rolling Stone in wondering: What is a VSCO Girl?

Read KQED’s report: “San Francisco Officials Designate NRA a Domestic Terrorist Organization.”

Browse Rolling Stone’s list of “15 Legendary Unreleased Albums.”

My friend’s son Andy Whiten says: “I updated my site with some recent photo work, film, & more! I’d love to take on additional photo projects when time allows, so if you have any photography needs, you can view my work and contact me here!” Visit andywhiten.com.

Watch a new video from The Messthetics; “Touch Earth Touch Sky”, at Stereogum.

Read as Aquarium Drunkard interviews Tinariwen.

Read as the New York Times profiles Stephen King.

The Weekly Town Crier (08/30/19)

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All the week’s news that’ fit to cry about.

Listen to all 52 episodes of The Global Elite Music Radio Podcast Supershow.

Listen to a mix of artists who have performed Habañero Collective house shows.

Watch as “Meat Loaf discusses the music in 'Bat Out of Hell The Musical'.

Read as Relevant magazine wonders: “Why did Jerry Falwell Jr. reportedly steer the sale of $1.2 million in Liberty property to his young personal trainer for no money down, a low interest rate and then have the school lease part of it back from him?”

Read Slate’s piece: “Governing by Owning the Libs When a president’s entire motivation is to antagonize the people who didn’t vote for him.”

Read and wonder: “Bake Off fans in love with Noel Fielding’s Dinosaur Jr. jumper - can you buy it?”

Read Relevant’s piece: “Whoa, Benny Hinn Is Rejecting the Prosperity Gospel: ‘I’m Correcting My Theology’".

Read/Listen to “Columnfortably Numb: Psych Rock For September Reviewed By JR Moores” at Quietus.

Read Pitchfork’s report: “R.E.M. Announce Monster Reissue With Unreleased Music The six-disc 25th anniversary edition comes with unheard demos and a live performance.”

Browse as the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival announces its 2019 lineup.

Read Raw Story’s report: “Infowars’ Sandy Hook appeal goes down in flames as judge orders Alex Jones to ‘pay all costs’.

Read Open Culture’s piece: “Why Should You Read Haruki Murakami? An Animated Video on His “Epic Literary Puzzle” Kafka on the Shore Makes the Case.”

Read Stereogum’s report: “Ohio Man Sues After Legless Juggalo Crashes Into Him With A Golf Cart At Insane Clown Posse Gathering: He was operating the golf cart peddles with a baseball bat.”

Read Travel and Leisure’s piece: “These Key West Hotels Offer Waterproof Books You Can Read in the Pool.”

Read Phoenix New Times’ report: “Former Revolver Records Building Will Become Evolve Arts Space in Roosevelt Row.”

Read NPR’s piece: “After Months In A Dish, Lab-Grown Minibrains Start Making 'Brain Waves'.

Help Janet Weiss Get Back On Her Feet at GoFundMe.

So, Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters wanted to start a petition to get Oasis to reunite so Noel Gallagher says he wants to start a petition to get Foo Fighters to break up. Read about it at NME.

See “Inside Jazz Great Dave Brubeck's Groovy Connecticut Home” at Town and Country.

Read as Wisconsin Public Radio wonders: “What Ever Happened To The Pop Song Fade-Out? The History Behind Bringing A Song To Silence.”

Read as The Hollywood Reporter reports that Audible is being sued by U.S. Publishers over the question of whether or not transcripts of audio books are . . . books.

Read Slate’s report “Netflix Confirms Rumors: Breaking Bad Movie Will Be Released in October.”

Read Consequence of Sound’s report: “Leslie Jones, Alec Baldwin exit SNL.”

I didn't know who Bret Stephens was until this week. Now he will always be the Bedbug Guy. See what tattling can do to you, kids?!

Read Stereogum’s report that Xylouris White (featured on Episode 03 of the Global Elite Music Radio Podcast Supershow) have announced their new album The Sisypheans and shared a new video.

Read Rolling Stone’s report: “Sting Condemns Brazil’s Handling of Amazon Fires: ‘We Will All Suffer the Consequences’Sting Condemns Brazil’s Handling of Amazon Fires: ‘We Will All Suffer the Consequences’

Read the Washington Posts’s report: “Mormon leaders explicitly ban guns from houses of worship.”

Read Jambands.com’s report: “Phil Lesh Cancels Festival Appearances to Undergo Back Surgery.”

Browse “The Most Disgusting Canned Foods” at Ranker.

Head to Facebook and RSVP for John Doe’s book signing at Zia Records Chandler.

Consider “Back in the Habit: Creedal Faith and “Sister Act” at Mockingbird.

Read about the “Teen who registered people to vote as they waited in line at Popeyes.”

Visit Live For Live Music to “Celebrate Oteil Burbridge’s 55th Birthday With His Dead & Co Lead Vocal Debuts.”

Read Consequence of Sound’s report: “Eva Longoria to direct Flamin’ Hot Cheetos movie Flamin' Hot will tell the story of the man behind the popular snack.”

Read “Kim Gordon interview: on art, life after Sonic Youth and her debut solo album, No Home Record” at The Times.

Read “More UFOs Than Ever Before” at The Paris Review.

Watch The Muppets perform “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Read about the garbage man who “saved 25,000 books and turned them into a library. The pictures are amazing.”

Read AV Club’s piece “How can you not check out a movie called The VelociPastor?”

Read PopSugar’s report: “Disney's New Pixar Movie, Soul, Will Feature Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, and a Whole Lotta Jazz.”

Listen to the Christianity Today podcast episode: “Grief Is Inevitable. It Doesn't Have to Be Inevitably Lonely.”

Read Pitchfork’s report: “Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Scoring New Pixar Movie Soul.”

Read the Washington Post’s piece: “Dairy Queen burgers are not made of human flesh, a county coroner is forced to confirm.”

Read Nippon’s profile: ““Sazae-san” and “Chibi Maruko-chan”: Two of Japan’s Most Beloved Anime.”

Read: “Get Involved, Internet: Help They Might Be Giants raise money for separated families and asylum-seeking minors” at AV Club.”

Browse “The Story of Outlaw Country in 33 Songs” at Pitchfork.

Read Rolling Stone’s report: “'It Was One Problem After Another': How Woodstock 50 Fell Apart.”

Browse Pitchfork’s picks for “The 25 Best Music Videos of the 1970s.”

Read Consequence of Sound’s report “Peter Murphy has “made a full recovery” after suffering heart attack.”

Browse Barack Obama’s 2019 Summer Playlist.

Read AV Club’s report: “Black Panther II is coming in 2022.”

Browse the Englewood Review of Books’ list of “Fall 2019 Most Anticipated Books for Christian Readers!”

Read Christianity Today’s piece: “How Prison Ministry Inspired an All-Female Audio Bible.”

Read Bandcamp’s piece “The Indonesian Underground: From Its Political Roots to the Present Day.”

Read Rolling Stone’s piece: “The Young and the Sexless There’s a new sexual revolution going on: young men and women getting off on not getting it on. Meet the Christian soldiers who are fighting the fire down below.”

Read Pro Publica’s piece: “How Amazon and Silicon Valley Seduced the Pentagon.”

Watch the live-action Lady and the Tramp trailer at Rolling Stone.

Watch Bob Weir sit in with Old Crow Medicine Show and Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians.

Read The Guardian’s piece: “'My father said I should be looking after the cows': the first female Tuareg guitarist: Fatou Seidi Ghali once had to practise on her brother’s guitar in secret. She and her band, Les Filles de Illighadad, are now taking the world by storm.” Listen to Les Filles de Illighadad on Episode 46 of the Global Elite Music Radio Podcast Supershow.

Read Vinyl Factory’s report: “Tricky announces his autobiography, Hell Is Round The Corner.”

Read The Atlantic’s report: “The Proud Boys’ Real Target They are endangering both American citizens and American ideals at large.”

Read as New York Times considers “How Feist’s ‘1234’ Turned Into a ‘Sesame Street’ Blockbuster.”

Read America: A Jesuit Review’s piece: “We need to stop reacting to Trump—and start responding. There’s a big difference.”

Read: “Jerry Garcia on Saving the World’s Rainforests: 30 years ago, Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead spoke to High Times about preserving the rainforests.”

Read about the “Foucault Pendulum at the Franklin Institute” at Atlas Obscura.

Read as the Phoenix New Times reports “The Full Lineup for the 2019 Apache Lake Music Festival.”

R.I.P. “David Koch, conservative donor and philanthropist.”

R.I.P. Neal Casal.

R.I.P. Pedro Bell (??/??/?? - 08/27/19)

R.I.P. Donnie Fritts (11/08/42 - 08/27/19)

Wonder “What Does an Ancient Pot Sound Like?” at Pitchfork.

Read “Meet The Edelweiss Pirates: The Little-Known Teenaged Resistance Fighters Of Nazi Germany” at All That’s Interesting.

Read Gallup’s piece “Sermon Content Is What Appeals Most to Churchgoers.”

Stream a new track from Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier at Consequence of Sound ahead of their collaborative album

Watch Derek Trucks sit in with the Trey Anastasio Band at Live For Live Music.

Read Relevant’s report: “People Are Getting Sued Over the Billy Graham Rule Now: A sheriff's deputy says he was fired for refusing to work alone with a woman. Now he's suing for religious discrimination.”

Read Consequence of Sound’s “Social Distortion announce 40th anniversary show with Joan Jett, The Distillers, The Kills, and more.”

Stream a new track from Trey Anastasio and watch Trey Anastasio sit in with Khruangbin at LOCKN’.

Read about “That Time Keith Richards Found Muddy Waters Painting the Ceiling at Chess Studios.”

Read Stereogum’s report “Death Row Records Is Now Owned By Hasbro.”

Read Exclaim’s report “Colin Stetson Is Scoring a Nicolas Cage Film.”

Read Rolling Stone’s report: “Eddie Money Reveals Stage 4 Esophageal Cancer Diagnosis.”

Read Pitchfork’s report “Why the Eminem Vs. Spotify Case May Be Headed to the Supreme Court.”

Read Rolling Stone’s report “David Byrne Launches Online Magazine ‘Reasons to Be Cheerful’

Read Consequence of Sound’s piece “Emma Stone is punk rock Cruella de Vil in first image from upcoming prequel.”

Read: “How Competitive Walking Captivated Georgian Britain In 1815, thousands of people came to watch George Wilson, the “Blackheath Pedestrian,” walk 1,000 miles” at Atlas Obscura.

Read Relevant’s piece “Rev. William Barber Calls on Democrats to Host a Presidential Debate on Poverty.”