S4TW: John Wayne, marijuana, and Tame Impala

April 24, 2015

(Welcome to Something for the Weekend.  What follows is a list of some of our shows, some shows that aren’t our shows, and some links from around the Internet that we think you’ll enjoy.  Give them a listen/glance.  Thank you.)

STAR WARS EPISODE XV: You Must Remember This covers the wartime adventures of John Wayne. (Note: Did not contain any actual war.)  The Sordidness Tracker confirms Karina’s account that Wayne was a dang hunk in his early Hollywood days.

A SEQUEL YOU CAN REFUSE: Karina was also a guest on Wolfpop’s The Canon podcast to debate whether or not the third Godfather film belongs in, er, the canon.

THIS WEEK IN TBTL: An interview with El Ropo, a discussion of celebrity culture, and this pretty amazing video from a TBTL listener highlight the week:

CAN I BUY SOME POT FROM YOU: Life of the Law focuses on all the hoops one has to jump through to legally sell marijuana.

THAT’S A PRETTY NICE HAIRCUT: Open Mike Eagle has part one of his chat with Daedelus about the LA underground scene on Secret Skin.  He also covers Pavement’s “Cut Your Hair” and it put a big dumb grin on my face.

CELEBRITY REDUCTION PRAYER: That’s the name of Mike’s new single.  Watch the video here:

THE MAN WHO BROKE THE MUSIC BUSINESS: His name is Dell Glover.  The New Yorker has his story.

THE MAN WHO WALKED AWAY FROM THE MUSIC BUSINESS: His name is Bill Withers.  Rolling Stone has his.

THE MAN WHO IS JUST REALLY DAMN GOOD AT CARTOON VOICES: His name is John DiMaggio.  John Moe interviews him on this week’s special podcast-only edition of Wits.

THIS WEEK ON THE FRAME:  A Mexican band pays tribute to Morrissey and The Smiths (Mexrrissey!), updates from CinemaCon, and new music from Tame Impala.  Let’s close it out with “Elephant.”