The Weekly Town Crier (09/27/19)


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 as Christianity Today wonders “Why Chris Tomlin Still Dominates Both Radio and Sunday Morning.”

Read as Magnet considers the legacy of The Clash.

Read The Hollywood Reporter’s report: “Will Ferrell, Ryan Reynolds to Star in Musical Reimagining of 'A Christmas Carol'.

Read as 1A interviews Billy Bragg.

Read “Why I Created A Chapel Service Where People Confess to Plants” at Sojourners. “"Our worship seeks to witness to God’s love for the whole world, to manifest a love that goes deep and spreads wide, that transcends ourselves and becomes fully lived and embodied in the complex and diverse ecosystems of this earth and the cosmos."

Read “A Response to Recent Events” at “Relevant.”

Read Pitchfork’s report: “Fiona Apple Says She’s “Hoping” to Have New Album “Ready for Early 2020”.

Read Fox 5 Atlanta’s report: “White nationalism is now recognized as a major terror threat by the Department of Homeland Security” and consider Kyle Howard’s reply: “It’s ALWAYS been a major terror threat... it would have always been considered such if #blacklivesmatter

Read NPR’s report: “Sandusky, Ohio, Makes Election Day A Paid Holiday — By Swapping Out Columbus Day” and listen to Uncle Tupelo’s track “Sandusky” at Youtube.

Read reports that “An 'Extinct' Taiwanese Leopard Was Spotted For The First Time In 36 Years.”

Read CBS News’ report: “Trump trade war with China has cost 300,000 U.S. jobs, Moody's estimates.”

Browse as Rolling Stone considers the “40 Saddest Country Songs of All Time.”

Read report: Adam MacDougall Confirms Addition of Eric Krasno for Circles Around the Sun Fall Tour Dates and see my post: “Musical Worldview (Instrumental Edition): Circles Around The Sun, "Hallucinate A Solution".

Read as New York Times profiles Kim Gordon.

Read as PopMatters interviews Thurston Moore.

Stream a new song from The New Pornographers, “One Kind of Solomon” at Spin.

Read as Stuart Murdoch talks to NPR’s Weekend Edition about the new Belle and Sebastian album, 'Days Of The Bagnold Summer'.

Read Far Out Magazine’s piece: “David Hasselhoff releases cover of the Jesus and Mary Chain song ‘Head On’".

Browse as The Guardian considers the best books about debate.

Read NPR’s report: “The Vaping Illness Outbreak: What We Know So Far . . . The CDC now says there are 805 reported cases of vaping-related illness — and 12 confirmed deaths across the country.”

Read Slate’s piece: “The President Who Wanted Us to Stop Climate Change If only we’d listened to Jimmy Carter on renewables, consumption, and transportation.”

Read Paste’s profile of Devendra Banhart.

Read Wired’s opinion piece: "Red flag" laws help prevent suicides and mass shootings, and they buy time for people in crisis to get help.”

Hear a new Angel Olson song at The Current.

Hear Lucy Dacus cover Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing In The Dark.”

Read Christianity Today’s report: “Young Life Voted Off Campus at Duke.”

Read Paste’s report: “Cream Drummer Ginger Baker Is "Critically Ill," His Family Says.”

Read as the San Diego Reader interviews The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle.

Read’s report: “Stanton Moore, Skerik, Scott Metzger, Robert Walter, Andy Hess Teaming Up as Emerald Quintet for Fall Shows.”

Read WGNTV’s report: “Sony releases a Walkman for its 40th anniversary.”

Hear Thom Yorke on Desert Island Discs on BBC.

HearHarry Nilsson Estate Preps Posthumous Album ‘Losst and Founnd’” at Rolling Stone.

Read as Public Books reconsiders John Kennedy Toole’s Confederacy of Dunces 50 years later.

Consider “Why Ted Cruz was making a biblical case for gun rights after the Odessa shooting” at Washington Post.

Read AZ ED News’ report: “Severe Teacher Shortage In Arizona Continues” and vote for #redfored policies and candidates.

Read SBS’ report that Greta Thunberg has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

BrowseCaptain Beefheart's 10 Commandments of Guitar Playing” at WFMU.

Browse a “Grateful Dead Album Guide” at Rolling Stone.

Consider “The Unsolved Case of the Most Mysterious Song on the Internet” at Rolling Stone.

Browse “A Guide to African Country Music” at Bandcamp.

Read “A Perfect Movie: The Enduring Legacy of The Princess Brideat Christ and Pop Culture.

Hear a posthumous track from Leonard Cohen from a forthcoming collection due out this November at NPR.

Read: “Forget STEM, We Need MESH The importance of media literacy, ethics, sociology and history education” at Medium.

Read “In Jamaica With Island Records Founder Chris Blackwell” at Billboard.

Help keep Zanzibar's only music academy open!

Read “How The Replacements’ Biggest Failure Predicted The Future Of Indie Rock” at Uproxx.

Watch Lecrae Get Baptized in the Jordan River at “Relevant.”

See some of the items from Anthony Bourdain’s estate that are up for auction.

Read Rolling Stone’s report: “Jennifer Lopez, Shakira to Perform at Halftime Show at Super Bowl LIV.'“

Browse Paste’s picks for the 30 Best Albums of 1999.

Ever wonder what it would be like “If Mr. Bean Played Every Role In Hollywood…”

Read Magnet’s interview with Grant-Lee Phillips as “Mighty Joe Moon” turns 25.

Read Wall Street Journal’s report: “Trump Repeatedly Pressed Ukraine President to Investigate Biden’s Son.” In other words, he asked a foreign country for help in U.S. elections. Again.

  • Read Washington Post’s commentary: “"It is a form of shamelessness worn as a badge of protection— on the implicit theory that the president’s alleged offenses can’t be that serious if he commits them in full public view."

  • Read The Atlantic’s opinion piece: “If This Isn’t Impeachable, Nothing Is The president reportedly sought the help of a foreign government against Joe Biden.”

  • Read “the full, redacted Trump whistleblower complaint” at PBS.

Watch a “Mexican congressman climbs U.S. border fence to illustrate that Trump's wall is 'totally absurd' at ABC News.

Read Christianity Today’s report “World Vision Flips the Script on Child Sponsorship In the ministry’s first major innovation in seven decades, the children now do the choosing.”

Read as “John Mayer Credits Dead & Company For His Change In Perspective In Heartfelt Post-Tour Note.”

Read The North Star’s report: “Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Apologizes For Wearing Brownface And Blackface.”

Read NPR’s report: “Young People Lead Millions To Protest Global Inaction On Climate Change.”

Read/Listen to NPR’s report: Gang Starr, Hip-Hop's Chilliest Pair Of Heads, Returns.”

Read Oregon Live’s report: “Dr. Bronner’s soap company donates $150,000 to Oregon’s 2020 legal psychedelic mushroom initiative.”

R.I.P. Suzanne Whang, original host of House Hunters, dead at 56.

R.I.P. Larry Wallis, original Motörhead guitarist.

R.I.P. Robert Hunter.

Read Was Is Das’ review of One Eleven Heavy’s Desire Path.

  • Read Echoes and Dust’s review of the new One Eleven Heavy album Desire Path.

Read The Guardian’s review of Hiss Golden Messenger’s new album Terms of Surrender.

Read as NPR wonders “How did a bubblegum pop tune by a fictional cartoon band become the top song of the year in 1969?: 50 Years Later, The Archies' 'Sugar, Sugar' Is Still 'Really Sweet'“

Read the New York Times’s report: “Walmart to End Sales of E-Cigarettes.”

Read “Books Won’t Die” at The Paris Review: “In 1913, Thomas Edison said books “will soon be obsolete in the public schools.”

Read New York Times’ profile of Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness.

Read Stereogum’s report: “Area 51 Fest Cancelled After Only 500 Humans Show Up.”

Read Hollywood Reporter’s piece: “'Schitt's Creek' Creator Dan Levy Signs Overall Deal With ABC Studios.”

Watch “Charles and Ray Eames put their 1969 spin on one of the world’s oldest toys” at Aeon.

Listen to “Scott Erickson & Justin McRoberts — If You Don't Create a Formational Practice For Yourself, Someone Else Will Create One For You” on the Let’s Give A Damn podcast. And read my profile of the newest book May It Be So from the two here.

Read Buzzfeed’s report: “Immigration Officials Want To Change References Of "Foreign National" To "Alien" In A Policy Manual.”

Read NPR’s report: “The 'OK' Hand Gesture Is Now Listed As A Symbol Of Hate.”

Hear a new track from NOLA’s Cha Wa at Relix and listen to “Chapters” by Cha Wa from the 2018 release Spyboy on Episode 21 of The Global Elite Music Radio Podcast Supershow.

Hurt your brain wondering if our own consciousness is an illusion created by our brains at Aeon.

Consider “The Intelligence of Plants” at the Paris Review.

Browse Buzzfeed’s list of “11 Great Books About Rock And Roll.”

Read as Spin talks to Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and Nels Cline.

ReadTa-Nehisi Coates On Magic, Memory And The Underground Railroad” at NPR.

Watch the trailer for the Elephant 6 documentary at Aquarium Drunkard.

Browse “13 Books About Immigration to Read This Hispanic Heritage Month” at Oprah Magazine.

Consider “Why It Matters if your Bible was translated by a racially diverse group” at Washington Post.

Walk through the last home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright with Phoenix New Times.

Read ASU Now’s report: “ASU women's robotics team places first in country, third in world.”

Read Pitchfork’s report: “Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged Gets 25th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Featuring five additional rehearsal performances from the iconic set.”