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#MorningMonarchy: April 3, 2020


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Insert coin, that thing you do and the all-star cafe + this day in history w/the death of Ron Brown and our song of the day by All Time Low on your Morning Monarchy for April 3, 2020.

Notes/Links:

The comic industry would rather grind to a halt than go digital
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/1245777111786442757

How the 1918 Flu Halted
https://twitter.com/BarryMotivates/status/1245544355038998528

CNN's Chris Cuomo completes show from basement after testing positive
https://twitter.com/PortlandOrLiam/status/1245354742349312000

CBS News Busted Using Overwhelmed Italian Hospital Video During Report About New York City
https://twitter.com/shartstorm8d8/status/1245081102332485632

The Guardian, brought to you by Bayer
https://twitter.com/NOTDumPhuk/status/1245296315539558400

YouTube plans to launch in-app TikTok rival before end of 2020
https://twitter.com/shartstorm8d8/status/1245454276953960449

'Reading Rainbow' host LeVar Burton wants to host a coronavirus reading time livestream for "folks who could use some diversion"
https://twitter.com/shartstorm8d8/status/1245363173567283200

Insert Coin, the arcade documentary worth feeding all your quarters into
https://twitter.com/shartstorm8d8/status/1244608284188803078

'Insert Coin' - Official Trailer (Midway Games Documentary) (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1246124557301215233

Op-Ed: The Internet Archive's National Emergency Library Is a Gift to Readers Everywhere
https://twitter.com/PublishersWkly/status/1244323558945406976

Authors Guild: Internet Archive’s National Emergency Library Harms Authors
https://twitter.com/PublishersWkly/status/1244358120727601155

Chuck D says he and Flavor Flav concocted a fake split in March to generate publicity and highlight media bias toward reporting bad news about hip hop.
https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/1245466238630821888

The pair have now teamed up on new track 'Food As a Machine Gun'
https://twitter.com/NME/status/1245239099067375616

If you haven’t been following this story, Lori was a victim of fraud & the FBI framed her (imo she was targeted for her political/religious beliefs) // “Lori Loughlin and 13 other defendants move to dismiss charges in college admissions scandal”
https://twitter.com/MonicaPerezShow/status/1245713815192256513

Carole Baskin: Murder Investigation Reopened Following Tiger King Uproar
https://twitter.com/NOTDumPhuk/status/1245772344389447680

New Orleans jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis dead at 85
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/1245549325331107842

Rocker Alan Merrill, ‘I Love Rock and Roll’ Co-Writer, Dies at 69 of Coronavirus
https://twitter.com/swaggerprance/status/1244684678612672515

Musician Adam Schlesinger, known for his band Fountains of Wayne and his songwriting on the TV show “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” has died from the new coronavirus, his attorney says, He was 51.
https://twitter.com/AP/status/1245509669046681603

Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger Dead at 52 (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1245949346232729600

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean On Me, ” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications. He was 81.
https://twitter.com/AP/status/1246076881285201924

John Prine Hospitalized With COVID-19 Symptoms: 'Situation Is Critical'
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/1244717456305860611

Roger Waters Postpones North American 'This Is Not A Drill' Tour to 2021
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/1243698326949826560

Foo Fighters say ghosts disrupted recording sessions for new album
https://twitter.com/PortlandOrLiam/status/1243548441935892480

Eurovision Show to Offer Songs in Non-Competitive Format Following Song Contest Cancelation
https://twitter.com/billboardbiz/status/1245045598560141314

Love Is Contagion - The Antidote For Viral Fear
https://twitter.com/shartstorm8d8/status/1245360437006176256

Kennedy Center abruptly lays off entire orchestra hours after receiving $25 million in taxpayer (theft) bailout
https://twitter.com/NOTDumPhuk/status/1244278958176309248

#MagazineTime: Dirty Pool at the Paralympics: Will Cheating Ruin the Games?
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1245917705263124483

#MagazineTime: All-Star Cafe: Inside the baseball card robbery
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1245917702595547137

#MagazineTime: Why Is Charlie Sheen Selling Babe Ruth's 1927 World Series Ring? (Jun. 29, 2017) (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1245917704076136448

#ThisDayInHistory: #April3 w/Ron Brown, 30th United States Secretary of Commerce under President Bill Clinton, dies in plane crash in 1996. (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1246133171806076928

+ Robert Ford kills #JesseJames, 1st #JackTheRipper killing, Hauptmann executed, Truman signs #MarshallPlan, #JimMorrison arrested, #CIA/#MKUltra #Unabomber arrested, #PanamaPapers out, YouTube shooter
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1246133173655719936

+ #DorisDay, #MarlonBrando, #JaneGoodall, #PaulCraigRoberts, #RichardThompson, @ABFalecbaldwin/#AlecBaldwin, #EddieMurphy, #MikeNess, #CrissOliva, #NigelFarage, #JamieHewlett, #ParisJackson birthdays
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1246133175723548673

#NewMusicFriday: Your boy @Thundercat returns, as do legends @Testament and future funk from @YvesTumor + Indie favs @HINDSband, #TheDevonns/@RecordKicks, @MWardTweeting & @ArmsAndSleepers + Retro brilliance from #NicolasCarras & #SunRa
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1245892720700182529

#PumpUpThaVolume: All Time Low (@AllTimeLow) - "Getaway Green" (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1245933850506571776

#MorningMonarchy: April 3, 2020