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#MorningMonarchy: February 25, 2022


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#MorningMonarchy: February 25, 2022Reporter regrets, nearly lost you and surveillance music + this day in history w/Frank Sinatra on Magnum P.I. and our song of the day by Angry North on your #MorningMonarchy for February 25, 2022.

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Agent Spicoli: Sean Penn is in Ukraine to film a documentary on the Russian invasion
https://twitter.com/TMZ/status/1496914573500289027

"Sean Penn was in Haiti during the CIA op in that country .. now he happens to be in Ukraine .. probably just a mere coincidence .."
https://twitter.com/CatfishHokes/status/1496915358925697027

American arrested in Haiti worked alongside Penn (Jul. 9, 2021)
https://apnews.com/article/caribbean-arrests-haiti-taiwan-909515800a2cf95d77e057aff84bce0f

The Clinton-Silsby Trafficking Scandal And How The Media Covered It Up
https://web.archive.org/web/20170608000555/https://disobedientmedia.com/2017/01/the-clinton-silsby-trafficking-scandal-and-how-the-media-covered-it-up/

Kate del Castillo, Sean Penn, and El Chapo; The Go-Between - The Mexican actress who dazzled Joaquín Guzmán (Mar. 11, 2016)
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/03/21/kate-del-castillo-sean-penn-and-el-chapo

Husband of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins says he felt 'so angry' seeing Alec Baldwin describe killing her on set and then fail to 'accept any responsibility'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10544777/Husband-Rust-cinematographer-Halyna-Hutchins-felt-angry-seeing-Alec-Baldwin-interview.html

Santa Fe IATSE Boss Jon Hendry Resigns Amid Sex Harassment Scandal (Mar. 18, 2018)
https://deadline.com/2018/03/embattled-santa-fe-iatse-boss-jon-hendry-resigns-amid-sex-harassment-scandal-1202339987/

Phoebe Bridgers Responds To Defamation Lawsuit, Files Anti-SLAPP Motion
https://www.stereogum.com/2176305/phoebe-bridgers-defamation-lawsuit-anti-slapp-motion/news/

Jordan Peterson pens a song for Trudeau in the vein of Syd Barrett, perhaps
https://www.rt.com/news/550044-jordan-peterson-song-trudeau/

Kyle Rittenhouse To Sue Whoopi Goldberg, Other 'Celebrities, Politicians And Athletes' For Calling Him A Murderer
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/kyle-rittenhouse-sue-whoopi-goldberg-other-celebrities-politicians-and-athletes-calling

Kyle Rittenhouse teases LeBron James lawsuit
https://www.rt.com/sport/550508-kyle-rittenhouse-lebron-james/

Levi's executive pushed out over anti-lockdown activism and opposition to school closures
https://www.rebelnews.com/levi_s_executive_pushed_out_over_anti_lockdown_activism_and_opposition_to_school_closures

French No 1 Gael Monfils blames adverse reaction to Covid booster for his recent withdrawals, with 35-year-old citing 'health glitch' as compatriot Jeremy Chardy also struggles after getting vaccinated last summer
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-10539871/French-No-1-Gael-Monfils-blames-adverse-reaction-Covid-booster-recent-withdrawals.html

Djokovic, the Trucker? Tennis Star Sticks to His Guns as Sports Press Explodes
https://archive.ph/0qQxv

Novak Djokovic loses world number one ranking to Daniil Medvedev in Dubai shock
https://www.daily-sun.com/post/607209/Captains-belief-for-Kishan-as-India-thrash-Sri-Lanka

Video: Reporter Instantly Regrets Interview (Audio)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ay3MCImPt_0

Tool Reduce Deluxe $810 'Fear Inoculum' Price After Fan Criticism, Announce Price Cut: Lol, Only $750 Now!!!
https://www.stereogum.com/2177383/tool-reduce-deluxe-fear-inoculum-price-after-fan-criticism-announce-opiate-reissue/news/

$200k+ worth of Pokemon cards stolen
https://www.rt.com/pop-culture/550151-thief-steals-pokemon-cards/

Behind the trading card chaos at Target and other stores: ‘We got screamed at every Friday’ (May 27, 2021)
https://theathletic.com/2617031/2021/05/27/behind-the-trading-card-chaos-at-target-and-other-stores-we-got-screamed-at-every-friday/

Grant Morrison won the internet yesterday
https://www.comicsbeat.com/grant-morrison-won-the-internet-yesterday/

Image: Holy shit, Grant Morrison.
https://twitter.com/riteshwriter/status/1493254084912369664

“There used to be studio films, now there are Marvel pictures ... one prototype movie that is made over and over and over and over and over again to look different" — Francis Ford Coppola
https://twitter.com/CultureCrave/status/1494380639713300480

First print VHS tape of 'The Terminator' has sold for $32,500
https://www.nme.com/news/film/first-print-vhs-tape-of-the-terminator-has-sold-for-32500-3167164

Jamie Lee Curtis says "bittersweet" goodbye to 'Halloween' franchise as 'Halloween Ends' shoot ends
https://www.nme.com/news/film/jamie-lee-curtis-says-bittersweet-goodbye-to-halloween-franchise-as-shoot-ends-3167886

Strand Of Oaks Announces US Spring & Summer Tour 2022
https://www.jambase.com/article/strand-of-oaks-tour-dates-spring-summer-2022

Flashback: Strand Of Oaks Cancels Fall 2021 Headlining Tour (Oct. 1, 2021)
https://www.jambase.com/article/strand-of-oaks-cancels-fall-2021-headlining-tour

Willie Nelson Cancels Most Upcoming Shows At Indoor Venues
https://thejjreport.com/celebrities/willie-nelson-cancels-most-upcoming-shows-at-indoor-venues/

Paul McCartney Confirms 2022 ‘Got Back’ Tour
https://americansongwriter.com/paul-mccartney-confirms-2022-got-back-tour/

Styx & REO Speedwagon Add 10 Dates to Summer Tour with Loverboy
https://www.rockcellarmagazine.com/styx-reo-speedwagon-tour-dates-extended-2022/

Firefly Music Festival 2022 Lineup: Dua Lipa, Green Day, My Chemical Romance
https://www.jambase.com/article/firefly-festival-lineup-2022-dua-lipa-green-day-my-chemical-romance

Henry Rollins Announces Good To See You UK And European Tour For 2022
https://www.stereoboard.com/content/view/233232/9

Image: Henry Rollins Good To See You Tour 2022
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/379774652719038466/946804273314926622/henry_rollins_promo_js_041021.jpg

"Artwork by longtime friend and collaborator Shepard Fairey"
https://www.soundspheremag.com/news/york/henry-rollins-announces-good-to-see-you-2022-tour/

Kanye West takes a stand against streaming platforms
https://www.rt.com/pop-culture/549820-kanye-west-new-album/

On the scene at Kanye West’s ‘Donda 2’ event in Miami: “It felt like a cult convention”; Ye filled the LoanDepot Park stadium with fans, famouses and flames, stoking further controversy as he aired out new tracks – and plenty of grievances
https://www.nme.com/features/music-features/kanye-west-donda-2-event-miami-report-it-felt-like-a-cult-convention-3167855

Kanye West shares four tracks from 'DONDA 2' on his Stem Player device
https://www.nme.com/news/music/kanye-west-shares-four-tracks-from-donda-2-on-his-stem-player-device-3168132

Fans Upset Kanye West's $230 ‘Donda 2’ Album Doesn't Drop on Time
https://americansongwriter.com/fans-upset-kanye-wests-230-donda-2-album-doesnt-drop-on-time/

Snoop Dogg’s Death Row Deal Won’t Include 2Pac or Dr. Dre
https://www.billboard.com/pro/tupac-dr-dre-albums-death-row-records-sale-snoop-dogg/#recipient_hashed=3079fb616e4f6358a6522ff65b1c48a9af4f1d2b771a57f77dd14ce33e805a7c

Even With Sold-Out Concerts, No-Shows Are a Big Problem for Venues; Billboard explains why low attendance most affects venues, even when tickets are selling well.
https://www.billboard.com/pro/concert-attendance-venues-no-shows-revenue/#recipient_hashed=3079fb616e4f6358a6522ff65b1c48a9af4f1d2b771a57f77dd14ce33e805a7c&utm_medium=email&utm_source=exacttarget&utm_campaign=billboard_TouringUpdate&utm_content=332249_02-18-2022&utm_term=10406173

Live Nation Revenue Rebounded to $6.3B in 2021
https://www.billboard.com/pro/live-nation-earnings-q4-2021-revenue/#recipient_hashed=3079fb616e4f6358a6522ff65b1c48a9af4f1d2b771a57f77dd14ce33e805a7c

BMG Purchases Catalog of Blues Icon John Lee Hooker
https://americansongwriter.com/bmg-purchases-catalog-of-blues-icon-john-lee-hooker/

Bob Frank Entertainment Acquires Portion Of Charlie Daniels Masters
https://musicrow.com/2022/02/bob-frank-entertainment-acquires-portion-of-charlie-daniels-masters/

Britney Spears Signs $15 Million Deal for Tell-All Memoir
https://americansongwriter.com/britney-spears-signs-15-million-deal-for-tell-all-memoir/

Sally Kellerman, Hot Lips Houlihan in ‘MAS*H,’ Dies at 84
https://twitter.com/THR/status/1496975173924360194

Lindsey Pearlman, ‘Chicago Justice’ Actress, Found Dead At 43 After Going Missing
https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/lindsey-pearlman-found-dead-chicago-justice-general-hospital-1235186293/

Found dead in the driver's seat of her parked car. Another 'Died Suddenly' death.
https://nypost.com/2022/02/22/lindsey-pearlmans-cause-of-death-still-a-mystery-after-autopsy/

Stand-up comedian and shock magician "The Amazing Johnathan" is dead after battling heart issues for years.
https://twitter.com/TMZ/status/1496502155850694656

Music mogul Jamal Edwards died suddenly aged 31, no cause of death released; Tributes for SB.TV founder
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10533619/New-music-entrepreneur-Jamal-Edwards-dies-aged-31.html

Procol Harum Frontman Gary Brooker Dead at 76
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/procol-harum-frontman-gary-brooker-dead-obituary-1310688/

Dallas Good, the Sadies' Singer-Guitarist, Dead at 48
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/dallas-good-sadies-dead-obit-1302430/

The Sadies’ Final Album, Co-Produced By Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed, Coming This Spring
https://www.stereogum.com/2176999/the-sadies-final-album-co-produced-by-arcade-fires-richard-reed-parry-coming-this-spring/news/

R.I.P. Mark Lanegan, Screaming Trees frontman dead at 57
https://consequence.net/2022/02/mark-lanegan-dead/

‘This thing was trying to dismantle me’: Mark Lanegan on nearly dying of Covid; In this extract from his new memoir Devil in a Coma, the alt-rocker recalls how Covid-19 put him in hospital for months this year – and gave him a series of hallucinogenic visions
https://archive.ph/KTIe7

COVID-19 Left Mark Lanegan in a Coma With Little Hope of Survival
https://archive.is/8DnO3

Mark Lanegan on his new book and near-death experience with COVID
https://archive.is/Kif6p

JUL 5 2014 Mark Lanegan Setlist at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/mark-lanegan/2014/arlene-schnitzer-concert-hall-portland-or-7bc1ded4.html

JUL 5 2014 Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Setlist at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/nick-cave-and-the-bad-seeds/2014/arlene-schnitzer-concert-hall-portland-or-63c1ee2b.html

Includes a Rough Trade Exclusive 12 inch print of a Mark Lanegan painting.
https://twitter.com/RoughTrade/status/1453667808580079621

Video: Legendary Singer Mark Lanegan Has Died (Audio)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnKxu_vCpqU

#AlbumAnalysis: Hello? Are You Listening? Surveillance Music With The Spacewürm (Audio)

#AlbumAnalysis: I Listen: A Document of Digital Voyeurism
https://archive.org/details/ilistendocumento0000spac

#AlbumAnalysis: The Würm Has Turned
https://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2017/mar/01/blurt-wurm-has-turned/

#AlbumAnalysis: Musician Publishes Book of Eavesdropped Cell Phone Calls
https://www.salon.com/1999/09/14/spacewurm/

#AlbumAnalysis: Interview | Kid 606
https://skirmishblog.net/interview-kid-606/

#ThisDayInHistory: 1987 - Frank Sinatra guest starred on CBS-TV's ‘Magnum P.I.’. (Audio)
https://uproxx.com/hitfix/on-this-day-in-pop-culture-history-frank-sinatra-guest-starred-on-magnum-pi/ // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4j7TYQQE7PA

Flashback: Fast Food Nutrition Labeling ‘Confusing, Ineffective’ (Feb. 25, 2012)
https://mediamonarchy.com/fast-food-nutrition-labeling-confusing-ineffective/

Flashback: Weekend Sci-Fi: 'The Time Travelers' (Feb. 25, 2012)
https://mediamonarchy.com/weekend-sci-fi-the-time-travelers/

Flashback: Weekend Pedoscope: Syracuse Sex Scandal Widens (Feb. 25, 2012)
https://mediamonarchy.com/weekend-pedoscope-syracuse-sex-scandal-widens/

Flashback: Weekend Pedoscope: Feds Subpoena Records in Penn St Scandal (Feb. 25, 2012)
https://mediamonarchy.com/weekend-pedoscope-feds-subponea-records-in-penn-st-scandal/

Flashback: #MurderAndMayhem: Trains, Troopers and More (Feb. 25, 2012)
https://mediamonarchy.com/murderandmayhem-trains-troopers-and-more/

Flashback: Time for Change: Thanks to @thePRA (Feb. 25, 2012)
https://mediamonarchy.com/time-for-change-thanks-to-the-pra/

Here's #NewMusicFriday for 02/25/22. Huge week starts off sadly with the final album by @thespitfiresuk. Major releases by @officialSpzd, @superchunk, @tearsforfears, @gunsnroses, @scorpions, @YonderMountain, @softcellhq, @TheSwampDogg plus much more!
https://twitter.com/PumpUpThaVolume/status/1496993437547171842 // https://www.allmusic.com/newreleases/20220225

#PumpUpThaVolume/#TruthMusic: Angry North (@Angry_North) - "Gone" (Audio)
https://twitter.com/PumpUpThaVolume/status/1495193502333820928

#MorningMonarchy: February 25, 2022