WordPress 5.0

WordPress 5.0 was released yesterday, and with it comes the new Gutenberg editor. Fortunately, we can run the Classic Editor plugin for a little while longer, but eventually, we’ll have to use Gutenberg. Here’s a video to get you up to speed. It seems fairly intuitive once you get your head around block design, so maybe we can make the move soon.

There’s also a page on the WordPress site where we can practice with Gutenberg before flipping the switch. See what you think.

Christmas Will Break Your Heart

This came out a few Christmases ago. Still a crusher.

Christmas will break your heart
If your world is feeling small
And there’s no one on your phone
You feel close enough to call
Christmas will crush your soul
Like that laid back rock ‘n’ roll
But your body’s getting old
It’s much too tired to be so bold
Christmas can wreck your head
Like some listless awkward sex
So you refuse to leave your bed
Get depressed when no one checks
Christmas will break your heart
Like the armies of the unrelenting dark
Once the peace talks fall apart

But still I’m coming home to you

Christmas will shove you down
So just lay back in the snow
But that quiet wind won’t wake
What inside you has grown cold
And Christmas will drown your love
Like a storm down from above
On your fading memories of a normal life
Oh while I thought to make you mine
Believing in the line
That your heart would melt with time
And though you’re out with them again
Your thick and fickle friends
They might replace the love that ends

But still I’m coming home to you
To you, to you, to you
Yes you
To you, to you, to you

What if you’re done?
What if you don’t want it anymore?
So what if they’re gone?
So what if they don’t love you anymore?

I’m coming home
Can you see me?
Can you still see me?
Hey mama, take my hand!

#ThisToo?

I was just reading that “Baby It’s Cold Outside” has been banned from some radio stations.  I can only imagine how this proto-punk classic would go down.  Lyrics aside, here are 2 1/2 minutes of four-chord bliss, with amps cranked to 11 and insane drumming.  Word is, these guys’ live shows were the stuff of legend.

By the way, their name was The Shadows of Knight, without the extra “the” in the YouTube title.

Movie Crush Podcast

Not sure how you bastards feel about podcasts or which ones you fancy, but I’ve gotten into this one pretty hard in the last few days.

Movie Crush is an interview show where Chuck Bryant from Stuff You Should Know sits down with your favorite people to talk about their favorite movie. Simple enough, but what we get is much more than that. It’s a look at what makes a favorite thing, and why someone’s favorite movie says so much about who they are. More conversation than interview, Movie Crush, at its heart, is about the love affair we all have with the silver screen.

About the Host

Chuck is the co-host of the long-running Stuff You Should Know podcast. Born and raised in Atlanta, he spent time in New York and LA working in the film industry before returning home and eventually starting his career as a podcaster. Since then, SYSK has grown into one of the biggest podcasts in the world and Chuck has found himself as an “accidental” veteran of a new medium. In his spare time, Chuck likes to hang out with his wife and daughter and play in his “old man band” El Cheapo.

Recently, Chuck’s co-worker Casey joined him for a three part series on the genius of Stanley Kubrick. He and Chuck dive deep on Casey’s pick for part one, The Shining. Hit play and settle in …

The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs

New Coen brothers movie available on Netflix. Anybody seen it? I’m ready to discuss, goddammit.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a six-part Western anthology film, a series of tales about the American frontier told through the unique and incomparable voice of Joel and Ethan Coen. Each chapter tells a distinct story about the American West.