On one level it's funny. Perhaps we're all taking this whole Star Wars spoiler thing a little too seriously. On the other hand, he's clearly ruining the sequel's most emotional, and pivotal scene for everyone who comes in contact with his car. Mind you, he's on the freeway, which means hundreds of people are reading this at any given time. And even after seeing the movie, some people find this one moment hard to believe. … [Read more...] about This Guy Just Took Star Wars: The Force Awakens Spoilers to New Heights
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One more show to go – Tulsa, Oklahoma – and B.B. is down. He hasn’t slept at all. Didn’t yesterday, either. As we load up to leave Dallas, a fretful Norman says the boss isn’t even eating. Almost before the city limits, B.B. is finally out, slumbering past the newly carved condo buttes, the grazing cattle, the highway that narrows as we hit Oklahoma and becomes a two-lane bordered by trailer parks and ammo shops. He dreams past Okmulgee, where leathery dudes in pickups hoot, honk and raise arms ringed with tattoos of barbed wire as they recognize the bus with Lucille’s likeness. Tulsa is announced by the hiss of brakes. B.B. moves slowly through the front lounge; pillow marks still crease his cheek as he follows Lucille into the hotel lobby. “Gonna sleep some more,” he mumbles. “Feel like hell.” … [Read more...] about On the Bus With B.B. King
“The more I seem to learn, the more knowledge I’ve gained, the less interested I become in myself, the more pitiful I find myself. But then in my moments of arrogance, the more incredible I think I am. The important thing now is to get people I respect and people who respect me and people who’ve never heard of me who might respect me and I in turn might respect them, to get them to hear it. That’s all I want to do. It’s my duty to get it to them. I don’t known if Ray Bradbury has heard of me, or Bob Dylan, but I’m sure he’d dig what I’m doing if he heard it. So it’s my duty to get it to him. Just as it is my duty to get it to Irving Schwartz. I’m here, man. I might as well let someone know. If they want to listen.” … [Read more...] about Marc Bolan: ‘T. Rex Is a Monster. And I’m the Whipmaster’
The people with the nearest proximity to Kohlhepp, his TKA Real Estate employees, haven’t been nearly as talkative. One line has been disconnected. Some ignored calls and voicemails, and others refused to comment point blank. It’s hardly surprising, given the details that have, since the arrest, begun to fill in the details about what the man they worked for did in his free time. That includes sinister product reviews posted by an Amazon account thought to be Kohlhepp’s. One of the reviews is for a portable shovel “for when you have to hide the bodies and you left the full size shovel at home.” … [Read more...] about Who Is Todd Kohlhepp, Accused South Carolina Serial Killer?
6. “All My Friends” was Murphy’s attempt to rival Joy Division.Murphy has spoken about the relish he takes in accepting a challenge, especially when bound by clear rules, and on “All My Friends,” he threw down a gauntlet of sorts to himself: to make a song in the vein of post-punk’s most influential band, and to craft the entire track alone. “[‘All My Friends’] is purposefully trying to chase a feeling that I got from [Joy Division’s] ‘Transmission,'” Murphy told Mojo in 2007. “Because it’s the same thing the whole way through, and without any kind of embarrassing rockist gesture. It starts off so gentle, and becomes so fucking overwhelming. By the time he’s going, ‘Dance, dance, dance to the radio,’ your head’s exploding. And I wanted to see if I could make a song without people playing together. Just do it all myself by doing it in layers.” Asked why he thought “All … [Read more...] about LCD Soundsystem’s ‘Sound of Silver’: 10 Things You Didn’t Know