Rounded Up

New Music on the Way From Richard Ashcroft

W J Street at The Killing Moon - 8 minutes ago
On Monday, we'll get some idea as to what Richard Ashcroft is going to do. *A few weeks ago, we told you that Richard Ashcroft had finished recording his new studio album.* *According to Ashcroft's new manager, Steve Kutner, former The Verve's frontman, Richard Ashcroft finished recording his new material. Kutner took to IG to share news on the new album posting a picture of a cd and writing below 'It's finished' #richardashcroft a few weeks ago.* *The album was apparently recorded at This is Metropolis studios where The Verve recorded one of the best albums of all time 'Urban Hym... more »

They Kicked Him in the Balls

W J Street at An American Lion - 20 minutes ago
This man is remarkably upright after being kicked in the family jewels I hate to be crude, but how do you top this? *Some of Jeb Bush’s most steadfast allies think Saturday might be the end.* *Donors, who poured millions into his campaign and super PAC, have stopped giving – one refusing a direct request to raise $1 million this week. Bush himself is hitting the phones, pleading for patience with his most influential supporters. And even some of his confidants are suddenly dejected after a dispiriting week capped off by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley rejecting Bush in favor of ... more »

Going to War Against the Pope

W J Street at An American Lion - 16 hours ago
It's a Henry VIII kind of a deal: *When Pope Francis announced he would be holding a large Mass on the U.S.-Mexican border as part of his apostolic journey to the region, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump accused the holy man of playing politics and not fully understanding “the danger of the open border we have with Mexico.”“I think Mexico got him to do it,” Trump said, “because Mexico wants to keep the border just the way it is—because they’re making a fortune and we’re losing.”Well, Trump may have been right—at least about the Pope’s political intentions. During... more »

Why Aren't There More Guitars Like This?

W J Street at The Killing Moon - 16 hours ago
It seems like a no-brainer to me: *St. Vincent, otherwise known as Annie Clark, has created a guitar designed specifically for women. She now joins Albert Lee, John Petrucci, and Steve Morse in the release of a signature guitar with brand Ernie Ball Music Man. Given free rein on the piece's design, Clark set out to create something that would tackle her own past issues with the standard design of the instrument. "For me a guitar that is not too heavy is really important because I’m not a very big person," she told Guitar World. "I can’t even play a Sixties Strat or Seventies L... more »

Long Shadows

W J Street at WJS - 19 hours ago

Elitism on Television

W J Street at Foolish Blood - 21 hours ago
Well, if this isn't elitism, what is? *For the first time in more than a decade, a single network had all 10 of the highest-rated programs on TV last week. And, proving once and for all that you and everyone you know are completely, irreversibly out of touch with the wider TV-watching public, that network was somehow CBS.* *“Well, sure, Big Bang Theory,” you mumble to yourself, confident that you have a weak but stable grasp on the actual shape of the world. But you’ve already forgotten the network’s top-rated show, NCIS, which has been on the air for 13 years of uninterrupted uns... more »