LISTEN UP: Khruangbin

December 2017: I recommend that you listen to Khruangbin, the Houston born Eastern-retro-Java-R&B trio. July 2018: Dear diary… damn, all I listen to these days is Khruangbin. I’m sure I’ll grow out of it – gotta be any day now. December 2018: Khruangbin put out a Christmas single this year, so I’ve been listening to…

LISTEN UP: Cat Power “Wanderer”

It’s growing on me, Chan Marshall’s latest. It was the standout track “Woman,” with backing vocals from Lana del Ray, that brought me around on this album. There’s touches on her early stuff, from before the Memphis Blues Band came into her life… touches of METAL HEART. For extra insight, listen to the Cat Power…

WATCH IT: PATRIOT

Thanks to a tip from one of my most trusted TV-watching friends I binged my way through all two seasons of the sublime Amazon Video series PATRIOT. Highly recommend. I slammed both seasons like a two-pack of Reese’s Easter Eggs or something else equally rewarding. It’s a truly funny action series with a lot of…

PREACHER

Psychotic and gory. Ruth Negga is fantastic. Great fight scenes. There’s a vampire but that fact doesn’t even come up as a plot point all the time.  It’s just one character’s backstory. RECOMMENDED IF YOU LIKE: Bizarre storylines loaded with violence, vampires, The Bible.

Podcast Rodeo

Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Collossal Podcast On paper, the phrase “Gilbert Gottfried’s Podcast” might strike horror in the heart of some… but it’s one of the best podcasts out there. Gilbert is indeed one of the most foul-mouthed comedians in modern history and has the tendency to harp on a filthy joke much longer than is…

Podcast WrapDown

The Book of Ye is underway; Punch Drunk Sports Update   PODCAST: The Book of Ye HOSTS: Rob Haze and Chris Daniels Two comedians host a podcast wherein they analyze Kanye West in detail. Each episode is named after a different song. Rob Haze, one of the two hosts, is a stand-up comedian who left Atlanta for…