Archive for the ' TV & Film' Category

Back from a bit of a respite: McLovin' in real life, the Washington Nationals and the World Series, Righteous Gemstones and HBO, Netflix and streaming competition, a new book, Take It Off: KISS Truly Unmasked by Greg Prato, coming out November 19. And A Cool And Obscure Song

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100 episodes? Why that's really not a big deal...its back to school time - where did the time go? A really big idea - what if we got a rebate on all the data social media, websites and internet service providers get from us, and make billions on? Plus three things that motivate you, the new HBO series The Righteous Gemstones and an obscure, yet awesome song

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A quick review of the new Quentin Tarantino film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Synopsis: it's great!

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AUTHOR/JOURNALIST GREG PRATO returns to talk about his great new book, KING'S X: THE ORAL HISTORY. Its the definitive story about a great band, in the members' own words, along with a slew of hard rock luminaries. We also discuss Greg's next book, TAKE IT OFF: KISS TRULY UNMASKED, out November 19, 2019, which is all about when KISS was sans makeup, 1983-1996. PLUS, semi-coherent ramblings about the new season of Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee and the great Gary Gulman's new comedy special, The Great Depresh, which will premiere on HBO this fall. AND a new Obscure And Cool Song.

To buy KING'S X: THE ORAL HISTORY and pre-order TAKE IT OFF: KISS TRULY UNMASKED, both published by Jawbone Press, click here.

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More semi-coherent thoughts for a Friday night. Classic rock radio reminiscing, the Toronto Raptors beat the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, one last thing about Game of Thrones, and a new Cheap Trick song, a cover of Harry Nillson's "Ambush."

www.weaponofselfdistraction.com for the occasional blog post and other ramblings

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A $2,000 Uber ride - to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Plus, the end of Game of Thrones, why being included feels so good, and a review of The Winery Dogs concert in Minneapolis.

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This week Rachel from the We Are Weezer Podcast visits and we talk about...Weezer, of course! We dive into the band's enduring popularity, their big 2019 with the "Teal" and "Black" albums, and the We Are Weezer Podcast - the longest-running podcast about Weezer. Plus, trying to stop saying "You know..." and "ummm," and some rambling thoughts on the new HBO documentary Chernobyl. 

The We Are Weezer Podcast is available everywhere you get podcasts including WeAreWeezer.com and you can follow Rachel and the podcast at Facebook and Instagram.

Find out more about Chernobyl at HBO.com

Be good to yourself and be good to other people.

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Going overboard without the benefit of a life raft over the seventh and final season of VEEP. It's snarky, rude, profane, mean, vicious, audacious, brilliant, hilarious, and one of the greatest sitcoms ever. Plus, some sage advice from a comedian.

For more about VEEP and additional trailers visit the official website.

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Veep, Julie Louis Dreyfuss, HBO, Netflix, Barry, Russian Doll, TV

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The Super Bowl (sure, two weeks later) was better than you think and nipple parity. Valentine's Day w/o a Valentine, and that's fine. Plus dating app mistakes, an idea for a new TV network, and...a kidnapped monkey!

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This week's interview is with pop culture journalist Bryan Reesman. He's contributed to over 100 media outfits including The New York Times, Billboard, E! Online, American Way magazine and dozens of others. And he has written liner notes for albums from AC/DC, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Filter, Toto and many others. In addition, Bryan penned the best-selling 2016 bio Bon Jovi: The Story and he contributed four chapters to the new book Rock Stars at Home.

In this wide-ranging conversation, Bryan takes us through the start of his career, and how he's found a niche and success writing about music, movies, books, live theatre, and even food. We go deep into writing liner notes, music fandom, the changing face of media consumption, his love of electronica, keeping up with so much to watch at Netflix and much more. And what he's looking forward to watch, hear, and read in 2019...whew!

For more on Bryan and what he's up to visit www.bryanreesman.com

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