I hear you’re a huge Wilco fan. What do they mean to you? I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, came out, I was about 20. I’d just made a major-label album and no one was responding to it. I was so depressed. That movie taught me you can make music you want to make, and people will come around. We self-released the next Format album in 2006, and it ended up selling 85,000 copies. … [Read more...] about Q&A: Nate Ruess of fun.
There have been other changes in Young’s life. He’s started smoking weed again, in moderation, after quitting in the wake of his 2005 brain aneurysm, but that may not matter much: ”I’m still high from the Seventies,” he says. And he’s just started painting, decorating his new book with watercolor renditions of cars. ”I sort of developed my own primitive kind of way of doing it,” he says. ”So I don’t know if that’s the right way or the wrong way, but I enjoyed it a lot. So I’m going to continue doing it.” He laughs at the idea that it might be late in the game to discover a whole new talent. ”Oh, hell, I don’t know if it’s late,” Young says. ”For me, it might be pretty early.” … [Read more...] about Neil Young Fights On: Inside His New Book, ‘Storeytone’ LP and New Crusades
The biggest departure from any familiar Springsteen sound is the breathtaking first single, “Dancing in the Dark,” with its modern synths, played by E Street keyboardist Roy Bittan, and thundering bass and drums. The kid who dances in the darkness here is practically choking on the self-consciousness of being sixteen. “I check my look in the mirror/I wanna change my clothes, my hair, my face,” he sings. “Man, I ain’t getting nowhere just living in a dump like this.” He turns out the lights not to set some drippy romantic mood but to escape in the fantasy of the music on the radio. In the dark, he finds a release from all the limitations he was born into. In the dark, like all the guys trapped in Springsteen’s songs, he’s just a spirit in the night. … [Read more...] about Born in the U.S.A.
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet; Season 7Eight episodes, spring 2021 (Lucky Dog Films)Making house calls in the far reaches of the Great North is a daunting task in the least, considering the houses may be separated by hundreds of miles. That challenge doesn’t stop Dr. Michelle Oakley from performing her many duties as a veterinarian in one of the most rugged environments on Earth. In addition to running an animal clinic out of her home, she makes house calls, sometimes driving for long stretches through desolate wilderness to check on a patient. This series documents how Dr. Oakley juggles being a full-time vet, wife and mom, and does so with a sense of humor and devotion. … [Read more...] about Nat Geo Wild Slate: New Cesar Milan Series, Renewals, ‘Secrets Of The Zoo’ Spinoff & More