Hotline stuff: 23 things you're watching, hearing and doing
Hey, hey! Thanks to everyone who called my new hotline this week to hear/leave greetings and cool recommendations. Below are a few of my faves; hope you find something useful.
Again, the number to dial is 929-515-1988. Hear my 45-second musings each day, then either hang up or leave a message. (You can text, too. Psychic dispatches also work.)
You’re digging the latest record from shoegaze superstars A Place to Bury Strangers, Pinned;
The album Holiday Destination by British musician Nadine Shah;
Town Burned Down by “Adam’s Housecat, which is the precursor to Drive-By Truckers”;
BBC Radio 6 music, which one caller says plays a great mix of stuff all day;
New music from punk ska band The Interrupters;
Brooklyn duo Fever High, which “kinda sounds like Bananarama” (count me in) and features Adam Schlesinger from Fountains of Wayne;
A couple “lost studio tracks” from Morrissey via MorrisseyCentral.com.
“Everything Tom King is doing,” including Mister Miracle, published by DC Comics;
DC Comics’ Pearl, written by Brian Michael Bendis;
The current run of Justice League from Scott Snyder.
Brooke Barker’s new book Sad Animal Babies and upcoming book tour sound smashing.
The new documentary Free Solo, which is “about this guy who basically climbed El Capitan without any ropes or gears of any kind”;
The documentary New Wave: Dare to Be Different about history-making radio station WLIR, now on Showtime.
The original ‘60s run of The Prisoner is now on Amazon Prime. Ditto for the classic series Peter Gunn;
The return of The Good Place;
The Netflix sci-fi series Travelers, starring Eric McCormack;
The ‘80s All Over Again podcast from fellow pop-culture enthusiasts Drew McWeeny and Scott Weinberg;
Karina Longworth’s classic Hollywood podcast You Must Remember This.
Geeks Who Drink has some good stuff coming up, including a Stranger Things quiz night. Check the site for cities/more info.
Next week The Way Station in Brooklyn is hosting a rad Doctor Who costume contest.
Keep the suggestions coming! Shout-out to the charming 4-year-old caller who highly recommends the animated series Vampirina. Thanks to all who left sweet compliments, like one guy who said he “miss(es) Pop Candy like many people miss departed pets.” (As for the person wondering why I haven’t been on Howard Stern lately, I think you’ve got the wrong Whitney.)