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#MorningMonarchy: June 26, 2020

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#MorningMonarchy: June 26, 2020Lost boys, unplugged auctions and the blank badge + this day in history w/the 'Gone With The Wind' re-release and our song of the day by All The Damn Vampires on your Morning Monarchy for June 26, 2020.


Kanye West has signed a 10 year deal with GAP so that he can bring his YEEZY label to the masses!

The Dixie Chicks change their name to "The Chicks"

Joel Schumacher Dead: 'Batman and Robin,' 'St. Elmo's Fire,' 'Flatliners' Director Was 80

Director Joel Schumacher Dead At 80 (Audio)

Jim Kiick, Dolphins' perfect season running back, dies at 73

Ian Holm Dead: 'Chariots of Fire,' 'Alien,' Bilbo Baggins Actor Was 88

Sacramento rapper Bris shot dead at 24

Bill Cosby granted appeal in sex assault case

#SplashMountain, a ⁦@Disney⁩ ride based on a controversial film, will be 'completely reimagined'

Covidneyland Says It Has 'No Choice But to Delay' Reopening of Disneyland and California Adventure Parks

Indian skin-lightening cream Fair and Lovely to be renamed following BLM protests

This statue, the Emancipation Memorial, was paid for entirely by freed slaves and Frederick Douglas spoke at its dedication. (Audio)

"I'm gonna cancel myself before y'all get around to it because I like those Amex card commercial checks." - Tina Fey

Tina Fey requests removal of 30 Rock episodes featuring blackface

For nearly a decade, we witnessed the rise of the #girlboss, a problematic brand of unapologetic millennial (often White) female ambition. Now her time has come to an end.

BREAKING: Audio Emerges Of Jimmy Kimmel Allegedly Using ‘N-Word,’ Report Says

Cream of Wheat launches 'immediate review' of brand's packaging

This story went from bad to worse. First, local news (@WLK) said police were interested in interviewing a driver who struck a protester. @WLKY purposefully omitted the first part of the video showing protesters attacking the driver. (Audio)

I notice that the mob are hounding on Mel Gibson today // They're mad they can't cancel him because he makes and produces his own films, literally one of the most successful independent filmmakers of all time with *the* most successful indie film of all time

Sammy Hagar Vows to Play Concerts Regardless of Coronavirus: ‘If Some of Us Have to Sacrifice on That, OK’

According to a report, multiple wrestlers and employees in the #WWE have tested positive for COVID-19, another hit as sports attempt to make a return.

For openers: MLB tries again with short season, skewed rules

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger opened up about his past addictions to alcohol and pornography at a virtual conference.

Experts call for regulation after latest botched art restoration in #Spain

The guitar that grunge rock icon Kurt Cobain played during his legendary 1993 MTV Unplugged performance sold Saturday for a record $6 million, the auction house said

Kurt Cobain’s MTV Unplugged guitar world record auction (Audio)

Golden Globes 2021 postponed for nearly two months after Oscars date shift

With Covid-19 protocols in place, Netflix is back in production. How is the streaming giant adapting to the new order of film-making?

Honk if you like my arias: the summer of drive-in culture

One hundred and twelve socially distanced cars’ worth of concertgoers caught Grateful Dead tribute band Detroit Lightning (of Santa Fe) on Saturday for the first local and state government-approved show since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in March.

James Brown "Prisoner Of Love" on The Ed Sullivan Show

The White Stripes Released “De Stijl” 20 Years Ago

Mötley Crüe Released “Theatre Of Pain” 35 Years Ago

In 1968, a Palo Alto teenager convinced Thelonious Monk to play a concert at his high school to ease racial tensions in the community. Now, more than 50 years later, that concert has been rediscovered and remastered. It will be released on July 31.

Op-Ed: Reading Is Only a Step on the Path to Anti-Racism

Seattle police investigate a weekend shooting in a park in the city’s protest zone that killed a 19-year-old man and critically injured another person. No arrests had been made.

Looks like @AP got the memo/threat from the @nytimes and their friends at @BrookingsInst

Bus 142, a symbolic icon for many of us with transcendental ideals. Into The Wild, both the book and film, had a huge impact on my own awakening. RIP #ChrisMcCandless // The magic bus, from #IntoTheWild where Chris McCandless died has been removed today. Due to lot of people trying to hike through the woods endangering their lives trying to reach it. Well, fuck me! This thing was on my bucket list

Publishing Staff Threaten To Quit Unless ⁦@jk_rowling’s New Book Is Canceled

Denny O’Neil, Writer Who Left His Mark on Batman, Dies at 81

#AlbumAnalysis: Blank Badge - 'The Mantrasonic Evocation of Grant Morrison' // "The recording was conceived as a ritual to tap into the memetic spirit of comic book writer, musician and mystic #GrantMorrison, in order to seek a blessing of sorts." ⚪️ (Audio)

#ThisDayInHistory: #June26 w/‘Gone with the Wind’ re-released in United States for its 50th anniversary (Audio)

+ #IchbineinBerliner speech, #AHardDaysNight, 1st #UPC scanned, #LeonardPeltier & the #PineRidge Indian Rez shootout, @BillClinton bombs #Iraq for plot to kill #PoppyBush, #BloodyFriday

+ #PeterLorre, #SalvadorAllende, #ColonelTomParker, #PaulCastellano, #GilbertoGil, #MickJones, #ChrisIsaak, #ColinGreenwood, #PaulThomasAnderson, #NickOfferman, #ChrisODonnell, #RonSwanson birthdays

New World Next Week - June 25, 2020: Gates Invests in Lab-made "Breastmilk"

Here's #NewMusicFriday for 6/26/2020. There's 17 songs on the new album by @kylenixmusic Sweet new Austrian Americana by @PrinzGrizzley as well as great stuff from #RemoDrive #Khruangbin #Soccer96 #TheRentals and more.

#PumpUpThaVolume: All The Damn Vampires (@TheDamnVampires) - "Saturday" (w/Michelle Bensimon) (Audio)

#MorningMonarchy: June 26, 2020