Bob Dylan announces Bootleg Series 9

Out Oct. 18, The Bootleg Series Volume 9 - The Witmark Demos is a two-CD package that collects 47 tracks Dylan recorded for music publishers Leeds Music and M. Witmark & Sons between 1962 and 1964.

Here's the tracklist:

Disc 1

'Man On The Street (Fragment)'
'Hard Times In New York Town'
'Poor Boy Blues'
'Ballad For A Friend'
'Rambling, Gambling Willie'
'Talking Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues'
'Standing On The Highway'
'Man On The Street'
'Blowin’ In The Wind'
'Long Ago, Far Away'
'A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall'
'Tomorrow Is A Long Time'
'The Death of Emmett Till'
'Let Me Die In My Footsteps'
'Ballad Of Hollis Brown'
'Quit Your Low Down Ways'
'Baby, I’m In The Mood For You'
'Bound To Lose, Bound To Win'
'All Over You'
'I’d Hate To Be You On That Dreadful Day'
'Long Time Gone'
'Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues'
'Masters Of War'
'Oxford Town'

Disc 2

'Don't Think Twice, It’s All Right'
'Walkin’ Down The Line'
'I Shall Be Free'
'Bob Dylan’s Blues'
'Bob Dylan’s Dream'
'Boots Of Spanish Leather'
'Walls of Red Wing'
'Girl From The North Country'
'Seven Curses'
'Hero Blues'
'Whatcha Gonna Do?'
'Gypsy Lou'
'Ain’t Gonna Grieve'
'John Brown'
'Only A Hobo'
'When The Ship Comes In'
'The Times They Are A-Changin''
'Paths Of Victory'
'Guess I’m Doing Fine'
'Baby Let Me Follow You Down'
'Mama, You Been On My Mind'
'Mr. Tambourine Man'
'I’ll Keep It With Mine'

The Brady Bunch meets Wonder Woman

Via Comics Alliance:

BBC airs Rolling Stones radio documentary

You can stream episodes here.

Ricky Gervais sends Kal Pilkington abroad

This trailer is only so-so funny, but I know from the podcast series he did with Gervais a few years back that Pilkington is absolutely hilarious. I suppose this will air in the U.S. sometime, somewhere.

Part of Sergio Aragones to appear on Futurama

Via Mark Evanier, famed Mad cartoonist Sergio Aragones will appear in animated, disembodied form on an upcoming episode of "Futurama."

Mojo mag premieres vinyl edition

Great Britain's Mojo, the best music magazine on the racks, generally comes with a free CD plastered to its cover. But the upcoming issue will offer readers a choice between CD or vinyl. The album, in both formats, is a reconstruction of the Beatles' Let it Be album featuring performances by Beth Orton, Phosphorescent, Judy Collins, Wilko Johnson, Pete Molinari, The Amorphous Androgynous, The Besnard Lakes, John Grant, The Jim Jones Revue and more. The mag features a new interview with Paul McCartney talking about that period of the Beatles' career. You can order the vinyl edition here.

Discounted DVD new releases Aug. 24, 2010: Lost, Simpsons, Time Bandits, Flights of the Conchords, Patty Duke Show

Click the pics to order discounted DVDs from Amazon:

Lost: The Complete Sixth and Final SeasonLost: The Complete CollectionThe Simpsons: The 13th SeasonTime Bandits [Blu-ray]Flight of the Conchords: The Complete First SeasonThe Patty Duke Show: Season Three

Discounted CD new releases Aug. 24, 2010: Eels, Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan, Bruce Springsteen, Dale Watson, Disney Villains

Click the pics to order discounted CDs from Amazon:

Tomorrow MorningHawkCollection 1973-1984Carryin' OnDisney Villains: Simply Sinister Songs

Upcoming book collects classic Christmas comics

Coming from IDW Publishing in November:


Written and art by Walt Kelly, John Stanley, Dan Noon, and more.

These wonderful Christmas comics from the Golden Age of Comics will warm the hearts of children of all ages. Top cartoonists like Walt "Pogo" Kelly, John "Little Lulu" Stanley, Dan Noonan, and many more penned the funny, heartwarming comics in this beautiful collection. You'll meet elves, reindeer, talking snowmen and funny animals -- and, of course, Santa Claus himself -- in terrific stories that will provide a sense of wonder for kids, Moms, Dads, Uncles, and Aunts.

176 pages, $34.99.

DC publishes Katrina graphic novel: Dark Rain

Some details:

Written by Mat Johnson and drawn by Simon Gane, Dark Rain tells a story of opportunists trying to exploit the plight of New Orleans in the days after the hurricane. At times it's alternately funny and moving, but it's always focused on a very sharp but simple story.
It tells the tale of a man desperate for money who wants to rob a bank in the chaos of the flood and enlists the help of a reluctant ex-con who could use the money to help with his child support. Things go from bad to worse when they realize they're racing against an evil Blackwater type outfit of mercenaries to the bank. Very reminiscent of a Third Man type story set in New Orleans, this is a book very much worth checking out.

Picture: Batman TV show TV Times cover

Picture: The Supremes

Pop links: Batman by Neal Adams, the Orb and Gilmour team up, Asterix sells burgers, Conan O'Brien teams with Jack White

See a nice batch of Neal Adams-illustrated Batman covers.


Trippy 1990s techno band have recorded a new album featuring Pink Floyd singer/guitarist David Gilmour. roceeds from album sales will go toward fighting the extradition from Britain and to the United States of computer hacker Gary McKinnon.


Depressing: Asterix is being used to advertise for McDonald's in France.

Asterix co-creator Albert Ulderzo (Goscinny is deceased) was consulted on the use of the character and his studio created the image.  And Asterix was used in a previous French McDonald’s promotion, in 2001, that tied to the release of an Asterix film. 


Conan O'Brien is releasing a spoken word recording plus a rockabilly duet with the White Stripes' Jack White.


The Beatles "red" and "blue" compilations were popular ways for youngsters to get into the band's music when I was a kid in the 1970s. Now, they join the rest of the band's catalog in newly remastered form. The 2-CD packages will be out Oct. 19.

Ken Nordine jeans ads

Via PCL LinkDump: Vintage 1970s Levi's jeans ads narrated by the imitable word jazzer Ken Nordine.

Brian Wilson featured on NPR

Hear Brian talk about his brilliant new album of Gershwin interpretations. NPR's "Weekend Edition" also will feature a Brian interview this Sunday morning (check your locals).