Altered scenes, fired superfans and gunning for hits + this day in history w/the Farewell Dossier and our song of the day by Ty Segall on your Morning Monarchy for July 19, 2019.
Prosecutors dropped sexual assault proceedings against Kevin Spacey after the case against the Hollywood star collapsed over his alleged victim’s refusal to testify
NY judge OKs Weinstein defense team recasting
Robert Sillerman to Pay $179,000 Fine in Securities Fraud Case
Rapper @tayk pleads guilty to aggravated robbery, capital #murder #trial underway
A 41-year-old man howled, “You die!” as he attacked workers at Kyoto Animation this morning by setting the building ablaze. Police are still investigating his motive.
Netflix Alters Graphic ’13 Reasons Why’ Suicide Scene After Controversy
Why Netflix Cut Graphic ’13 Reasons Why’ Scene (Audio)
How Disney became entertainment’s apex predator
Janet Jackson, Chris Brown, 50 Cent, Future & Tyga Added to Controversial Saudi Arabia Concert Lineup
Parkland Strong: A Special Night With Ska Legends The Specials At Brooklyn Steel
36:00 – 37:00 Tracy Twyman’s take on Rosemary’s Baby. Sinatra / Monroe / Polanski / Manson. #MediaMemes (Audio)
West Palm Beach playing “Baby Shark” on loop to drive homeless people away
US Congress members call for A$AP Rocky to be released after fortnight in prison
Van Jones Believes Meek Mill’s 2008 Conviction Will Be Overturned in ‘Three to Six Weeks’
Tupac superfan asked to resign from government job a day after emailing Tupac lyrics to 4,300 employees.
Naked Giants – “Green Fuzz” [Official Video]
Ray and Dave Davies Are Recording New Kinks Songs for Possible Album
‘We Sing, We Dance.’ A 1992 Arts and Entertainment documentary about the life of the Nicholas Brothers.
Atari 2600 rarity Extra Terrestrials goes on sale for $90,000
IN MOST FAVORED NATION, BOOKS READ YOU! // Alipay starts face-scanning solutions with beauty filters in China’s largest bookstore
Spy novel written by Kim Philby’s granddaughter to be published this week
Alan Moore Is Officially Retiring From Writing Comic Books
#BookSmarts: Gunning for Hits in the Horrifying Neon Wasteland of the 80’s Music Business // #GunningForHits #SDCC 📚💿🔫💰 (Audio)
#ThisDayInHistory: #July19 w/In a 1981 private meeting with Reagan, French President Mitterrand reveals the existence of the Farewell Dossier, a collection of documents showing the Soviet Union had been stealing American tech R&D. (Audio)
+ Paris Métro opens, #FrankSinatra weds #MiaFarrow, #StevenAdler sues @gunsnroses, #MikeTyson rapes #MissBlackAmerica, #DrDre sues over muh IP
Flashback: 9/11 & cyberterrorism – Did the real ‘Cyber 9/11’ happen on 9/11? (Jul. 20, 2009)
Flashback: Spacewalk #2 unfolds on 40th Moon anniversary // Americans remember the Moon landing by researching Apollo 11 hoax theories (Jul. 20, 2009)
+ #SamuelColt, #Degas, #LizzieBorden, #GeorgeMcGovern, #PatHingle, #VickiCarr, #BernieLeadon, #BrianMay, #AbelFerrara, #AtomEgoyan, @JimNorton birthdays
#NewMusicFriday: #BrianEno & Hefner’s @DarrenHayman have #Apollo11/#Apollo50 fever + @GR_Punk, #MajorStars, @Sum41 and really the only one I give a shit about this week – @TrevorSomething/#TrevorSomething’s new EP, ‘Escape 🎼🎶 #July19
+ NEW FLAMING LIPS :: ‘King’s Mouth: Music and Songs’, BILLY CHILDISH, GRIZFOLK
#PumpUpThaVolume: Ty Segall – “Radio” (Audio)