The Weekly Town Crier (09/20/19)


All the week’s news that’s fit to cry about (09/20/19 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.

Read about “Yours Apefully: The ‘Planet of the Apes’ Live Arena Show, 1976” at We Are The Mutants.

Read CNN’s report: “Jerry Falwell Jr. faces backlash over emails in which he allegedly belittled students and staff at Liberty University.”

Read/Watch: “Trump supporter Jerry Falwell, Jr. under scrutiny after exposé: "Jerry Falwell Jr. is just another con artist grifter cashing in on 501(c)(3) tax deductible status… Now it’s con artists married to a neofacist Republican party that’s all about white nationalism." by Frank Schaeffer.

Read AV Club’s report: Cops called to prevent 3,000-person hide-and-seek game in a Scottish IKEA".”

R.I.P. Eddie Money.

R.I.P. Ric Ocasek.

R.I.P. Cokie Roberts.

Read “Lupita Nyong’o Will Be Spreading Black Girl Literary Magic as HBO Max Orders Series Based on the Novel, Americanah” at The Root.

Watch “When William S. Burroughs Met Francis Bacon.”

Read “How Dr. Benjamin Spock Changed American Parenting” at Time.

Read “Jeff Goldblum announces new guest-heavy album, shares Sharon Van Etten duet” at Consequence of Sound.

Read as Relevant asks” Why Did an Evangelical Delegation Meet With the Saudi Crown Prince?”

Read “Kurt Vile, Courtney Barnett, Parquet Courts, Low, and More Cover Wilco for New Album” at Pitchfork.

Read “A Reproducible Lifestyle and the De-emphasis of Clergy Can Lead to Movement” by Ed Stetzer at Christianity Today.

Read as Relevant asks “Who’s Ready for Kirk Cameron’s New TV Show?”

Read “Tempe Could Get Arizona's Next Artspace Lofts Development” at Phoenix New Times.

Read “New Zealand Moves To Create Firearm Registry And Stiffen Penalties For Gun Crimes” at NPR.

Read “How Grocery Stores Became A Cultural Flashpoint In The Gun Debate Women, who do the majority of household shopping, are wielding the power of the purse” at HuffPost.

Read “Edward Snowden Tells NPR: The Executive Branch 'Sort Of Hacked The Constitution' in an interview about his new book Permanent Record.

Read “Remembering Daniel Johnston, a Songwriter Like No Other” by Marc Masters at Spin.

Read “How we have failed our teachers” at CBS.

Read as “Jimmy Carter says Trump re-election would be ‘a disaster’” at AJC.

Read Consequence of Sound’s report: “Netflix acquires exclusive rights to Seinfeld.”

Read Relevant’s report: “‘The Far Side’ Will Return to Rescue Us From Our Cultural Catastrophe.”

Read The Hill’s report: “Sean Spicer urges Dancing with the Stars fans to vote for him: "Those of us who stand for #Christ won't be discounted.”

Read Cronkite News’s report: “Arizona Supreme Court: Freedom of speech trumps anti-discrimination law.”

Read AZ Central’s report: “Mumford & Sons' opening act bails in Phoenix, and the band copes in a very colorful way.”

Read Business Insider’s report: “KFC is serving fried chicken sandwiched between 2 glazed doughnuts at dozens of locations, and people are freaking out.”

Read The Hollywood Reporter’s piece: “Saved by the Bell' TV Sequel With Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley a Go at NBCUniversal's Streamer.”

  • Read “Mark-Paul Gosselaar thinks it's a little weird he wasn't approached about the Saved By The Bell revival” at AV Club.

Read Phoenix New Times’s piece: “Glendale's Vic Clinco May Have the World's Largest Hot Sauce Collection.”

Read as Scot McKnight reviews Willow Creek’s job posting and comes away asking: “Willow Creek, What’s a Pastor?”

Read NPR’s report: “North America Has Lost 3 Billion Birds, Scientists Say.”

Remember the wrestling coach who made a boy cut his dreadlocks or not wrestle? Read: “Wrestling Ref Gets 2-Year Suspension for Forcing Black Student to Cut ‘Unnatural’ Dreadlocks” at The Root.

Read “No more Misfits shows after MSG,” Danzig says” at Brooklyn Vegan.

See the “Museo Bichos Querétaro (Querétaro Bugs Museum)” at Atlas Obscura.

Read Variety’s report: “Norman Lear Won’t Stop: TV Legend’s Sony Deal Renewal Takes Him to Age 100” including possible talk of a Princess Bride remake, to which Cary Elwes responds: “There’s a shortage of perfect movies in this world. It would be a pity to damage this one.”

See Moby’s new Vegan neck tattoo, because who wouldn’t want to, right?!

Watch the video for Wilco’s new single "Everyone Hides" from their upcoming album Ode To Joy, due out October 04.

Hear a new Van Morrison song "Dark Night of the Soul" on Youtube.

Read Newsweek’s report: “NRA Admits Accepting Money From 23 Russia-Linked Donors.” Protecting American rights, right?

ReadRachael Denhollander’s Witness Abused as a teen by Larry Nassar, she’s become an advocate for change in her evangelical community” at Slate.

Read “The Divine in Daniel Johnston” at Tape Op.

Read Soundblab’s review of the new One Eleven Heavy album Desire Path.

ReadHiss Golden Messenger Finds Salvation in ‘Terms of Surrender’” at No Depression.

  • Read Line of Best Fit’s review of the album.

  • Read Rolling Stone’s profile.

Watch “Watch Benny Hinn Open Up About Renouncing the Prosperity Gospel” at Relevant.

Read about “Malawi Female Chief Comes To Power, Annuls Over 1500 Child Marriages, And Sends Young Girls Back To School” at I Heart Intelligence.

Read Live For Live Music’s report: “LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy To Open New Café/Bar In Brooklyn.”

Read the report: “Navy confirms UFO videos posted by Blink 182 rocker are real and should not have been released.”

Browse “The 9 Best Places to Hear Free Live Music in Phoenix” at Phoenix New Times.

View “Modern marvels: museums with spectacular architecture” at National Geographic.

Read Business Insider’s piece: “'The Dust Lady' of 9/11, a New Jersey banker, dies at age 42 of stomach cancer.”

Read Phoenix New Times’ reoport: “Arizona’s First White Castle Announces Opening Date.”

Read American Military News’ report: “Colt is ending production of AR-15s.”

Read Relevant’s report: “Abortion Is at Its Lowest Rate Since Roe v. Wade.”

Download “Original Bauhaus Books & Journals for Free: Gropius, Klee, Kandinsky, Moholy-Nagy & More” at Open Culture.

Read the New York Times’ profile of Sturgill Simpson.

Stream a mix put together by the Greyboy Allstars.

ReadBrittany Howard on Her Solo Debut, Her Black Heroes, and Owning Her Greatness The Alabama Shakes leader opens up about doing things her way” at Pitchfork.

Read Pitchfork’s report: “Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash Session Unearthed for Bootleg Series.”

Read Vice’s report: “Bob Dylan Died 11 Years Ago, According to Siri.”

Read: “Lee “Scratch” Perry and Adrian Sherwood release remix companion to latest album, featuring Brian Eno and Bob Marley trombonist Vin Gordo” at ReGen Magazine.

Read Entertainment Weekly’s report: “Wes Anderson's next film The French Dispatch confirms cast for 2020 release.”

Read Phoenix New Times’ report: “Mesa College Fires Professor Who Promoted QAnon Conspiracy Theory.”

Read Forbes’ report: “One In Four Teachers Works 60-Plus Hours A Week.”

Browse “10 Essential Folk Albums from 2019 (So Far)” at Paste.

Read “Who Gets to Come through the Golden Door: Refugees, Asylum Seekers, the Church, and the Soul of America” by Alan Cross at Providence.

Read Exclaim’s report: “Céline Dion Is Apparently Becoming a Big Fan of the Cure.”

Read “Mike Patton on Joining Faith No More, Finding Inspiration from Tom Waits, and Being Yourself” at Consequence of Sound.

Read Real Clear Politics report of a very lucid “Conservative,” - “Glenn Beck: If Trump Doesn't Win "We Are Officially At The End Of The Country As We Know It"

Read “Becoming Bourbon” at Image Journal.

Read the New York Times profile of Patti Smith.

Read “Kim Kardashian West Tells ‘The View’ That Getting ‘Saved by Christ’ Changed Kanye’s Life” at Relevant.

Read “The Making of An Urbane Cowboy Both before and after Lee Hazlewood wrote hits for Nancy Sinatra and Duane Eddy, he was a Texas musician” at Texas Monthly.

Read Post-Punk’s report: “Depeche Mode Announce New Anton Corbijn Directed Documentary Concert Film “Spirits in the Forest”.

Read “Jimmy Page: Led Zeppelin were the best band of all time” at Consequence of Sound.

Watch “Musicians Around the World Play The Band’s Classic Song, “The Weight,” with Help from Robbie Robertson and Ringo Starr” at Open Culture.

See a “Sneak Peek Of New Kurt Vonnegut Museum And Library” at Indianapolis Monthly.

ReadThurston Moore Selling a Chunk of His Private Record Collection More than 300 records will be up for grabs in London.”

Read AZ Central’s report: “Taco Bell Cantina is coming soon to the former Restaurant Mexico space on Mill Avenue.”