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NOT THE ABC SATURDAY MORNING BEATLES CARTOONS: thebeatoons, Episode 1-2 ”You Can’t Do That” Forgotify | 12 Bagatelles, Op. 13: No. 9. L'Abeille (The Bee) (arr. for cello and piano) by Various Artists Related articles Forgotify Helps You Discover Unloved Music On Spotify Forgotify: The Tool … [Read more...]

The Counselor, Cormac McCarthy

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I got sucked into by the cast too, enjoying Cameron Diaz's wicked villain and marveling at the word "goner" stenciled on Penelope Cruz's forehead from the opening pillow talk with Fassbender. But trashy seems too kind for this somber meditation on decapitation, with all the slow dipping mechanisms … [Read more...]

riley rock index relaunch


Behold the new riley rock index, now an extension of the timrileyauthor page, where it's been condensed, reformatted and reconcieved as a monthly tip sheet with album. We start with Drive-By Truckers, hard on Beck, and early Click Hits include: Beatles Roundtable BigOZine dBs Holsapple on … [Read more...]

Classic Album Covers

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The Stories Behind 22 Classic Album Covers | Mental Floss                   Related articles A selection of funny classical music links! 48 Things You Didn't Know Had Names Proof: FAST 7 Stills Are Just Christian Rock … [Read more...]


From LRB: 23 May. A party for HMQ at the Royal Academy where around six we join a straggling queue of notables, the actors the most obvious, though Vivienne Westwood is her usual unobtrusive self. Talk to various people in the queue, one of whom seems to know my plays well but then congratulates … [Read more...]


  Too much plot (in a good way) with twists aplenty, from Patton Oswald's hapless knife-in-foot to the way the prison librarian drops the name Alan Furst just before Raylon's dad slits his throat, you could mistake this stuff for Elmore Leonard himself. It's as if Graham Yost not only … [Read more...]



Here We Go Magic (Secretly Canadian) Leonard Cohen, OLD IDEAS (Columbia) Loudon Wainwright, OLDER THAN MY OLD MAN NOW (2nd Story) Kelly Hogan, I LIKE TO KEEP MYSELF IN PAIN (ANTI) Mission of Burma, UNSOUND (Fire) Tame Impala, LONERISM (Modular) Raveonettes, OBSERVATOR (Vice) Iris … [Read more...]



rocK hOlidaY jinGles, yo (12/24)... Year-End Lists from All Over... see also: #bestof2012... blog riley coming soon... ancient Mayan curse falls on NRA... People's 20/20 Katie Couric special, complete with mummy reel, first to market... Romney zombie spooks cliff talks... not enough hair gel in the … [Read more...]



FEW AS GLORIOUS AS THIS PULLQUOTE... Joe Nocera reloads and heads for the copy desk...   Related articles NYT EDITOR IN CHIEF: I Couldn't Fire Joe Nocera, Even If I Wanted To Impressive integrity from two New York Times writers over BBC scandal | Glenn Greenwald New York Times … [Read more...]


  News Corps Shutters Daily App From blog riley, April 12, 20121: "Loathing Murdoch's Daily": Let’s count the ways: 90-second load times for each new issue landing on airhead newsbabe tutorial videos turning the iPad sideways to get content AP wire copy (I’m supposed to … [Read more...]