Two clips, short shrift.

It’s a tired night, but I have two videos to share that I think you’ll dig.

First, a grizzly kills an elk in the Yellowstone River. It’s not as gross as you might fear. It’s just Wild Kingdom: The Director’s Cut.

Second, here’s the video for Kate’s band’s new single, and of course this is mom talking, but I think it’s pretty great. Fingers crossed — they already got a great email from KCRW, so if you’re in L.A., maybe you’ll hear them there.

Wednesday awaits.

Posted at 9:10 pm in Same ol' same ol' |
 

47 responses to “Two clips, short shrift.”

  1. basset said on September 22, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    I’m too old but I like the song anyway. Touring is still on hold?

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  2. LAMary said on September 22, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    I frequently email the djs at KCRW so I’ll request it.

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  3. Dexter Friend said on September 23, 2020 at 4:06 am

    The vocals, the drums, and the guitar lend to 1965’s album “The Byrds”, especially “8 Miles High” and other tunes. And I loved The Byrds. Smash or trash? Smash. Oh hell yeah.

    Update: Lori finally ate a meal and is going home to quarantine later today. She’s still sick as hell.

    LA Mary… FedEx a paper bag full of cash to the DJs. What? This isn’t 1961? 🙂

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  4. Jenine said on September 23, 2020 at 10:10 am

    Nice song and I love the 60s graphics/fashion/animation stylee.

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  5. LAMary said on September 23, 2020 at 10:34 am

    KCRW is the Santa Monica public radio station and I’ve been a member since 1984 so they’ve collected sort of a bag of cash from me, slowly. I did them a solid when I convinced my ex, who wasn’t an ex at the time, to get his company to donate prizes for the fund drives. He worked for a very posh hotel company and he was able to get travel agents to kick in the air fare. Matt Holtzman, who was their development director at the time, used to get me into all the super donor level soirees even though my monthly membership was 25 bucks. When a big American hotel company took over the smaller super posh type hotel company those prizes went away. And you can listen to KCRW online anywhere. I have a friend in Wales who’s a big fan.

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  6. Beobachter said on September 23, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    KCRW triggers “The Treatment (with Elvis Mitchell)”, and Santa Monica triggers “the home of the homeless” for me!

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  7. Scout said on September 23, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    I totally dig the vintage 60’s vibe of their music, their clothes and the way the video was shot. Loved it!

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  8. Sherri said on September 23, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    I liked Shadow Show’s video and song. The Peter Max-reminiscent animations were cool. I’m so sorry this pandemic is costing them live audiences.

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  9. LAMary said on September 23, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    Beobachter, you must have listening in the nineties or late eighties or early naughts.

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  10. Beobachter said on September 23, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    Nah, part of the podcast rotation on Monday (Harry Shearer’s Le Show) and today, a nice Elvis chat with Miranda July: ‘Kajillionaire’.

    Not sure when I started, though.

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  11. LAMary said on September 23, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    Harry Shearer’s been there since the Reagan administration. He used to weekly episodes of “Hellcats of the Whitehouse.”

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  12. Deborah said on September 23, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    Cool video. Who art directed it? Love how the live prop shapes end up in the animation. Well done. Really like it.

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  13. Jeff Borden said on September 23, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    The Kentucky A.G. has not charged any police officers in the shooting death of Louisville EMT Breonna Taylor, but one copper has been charged with “endangerment.” Just what we need.

    Once again, we’ll be told we’re not a deeply racist nation. And once again, it will be a fucking bald-faced lie.

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  14. LAMary said on September 23, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    I watched some CNN while I ate lunch and it looked like a riot about to happen in the streets in Louisville. My son and I couldn’t believe that no one was charged with her death. Between that and seeing Rand Paul giving Dr. Fauci crap in senate hearing this morning (Fauci told him to knock it of) I wonder about the judgement of the people of Kentucky.

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  15. susan said on September 23, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    The judgment of the people of Kentuckistan?? Really? They keep reëlecting Rand Paul and Moscow Mitch. That’s their judgment.

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  16. Suzanne said on September 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    And despite numbers in several counties continuing to climb, Indiana is reopening. Unrestricted gatherings, restaurants at full capacity, etc. Mask mandate in place but it’s not being followed, so why not keep it in place?

    But, the governor has an election pending, so this gives him an excuse for nixing mail in voting and appeals to the Trumpsters. If people die, meh, what can you do?

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  17. Sherri said on September 23, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    The judgement of the people of Kentucky is to maintain white supremacy. I know they didn’t secede in the Civil War, but I’m not sure how that didn’t happen. I grew up along the border of Tennessee and Kentucky, and I remember going to visit this: https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2020/06/16/jefferson-davis-kentucky-hometown-struggles-controversial-legacy/5344722002/

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  18. Julie Robinson said on September 23, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    The indictment was for wanton endangerment…of Brionna Taylor’s neighbors, not for her death. WTF?

    Anyway, I’m joining in my praise for the trippy, Yellow Submarine feel of the band’s video, and for how professional it looks. Hope it gets some play.

    I had yet another eye appointment today and was referred to yet another specialist. Even when he puts all the new lenses and prisms in, I can’t read the third line on the chart and am just guessing at most of the second. Many diagnoses have been ruled out, many eye medications have been tried; nothing has worked. So, we’ll see if this new guy can help.

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  19. 4dbirds said on September 23, 2020 at 7:24 pm

    Very nice Nancy. You are proud band mom!

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  20. Sherri said on September 23, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    NSFW, but a great ad, nonetheless.

    https://twitter.com/LisaFranceCNN/status/1308761165837864960

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  21. Sherri said on September 23, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    Asking trump if he’ll commit to a peaceful transition of power isn’t the right question. Ask every goddamn Republican on the face of the earth what they will do to ensure a peaceful transition of power and avoid a constituent crisis the likes of which we’ve never seen before, and watch them scatter.

    There’s not a single person who believes that trump would win a majority of votes in a free and fair election. He didn’t last time, and he won’t this time. Are Republicans willing to destroy the country to hold onto power? Because I don’t think we can survive as a country when Republicans pull the shenanigans they’re likely to pull to try to hang onto minority rule.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/11/what-if-trump-refuses-concede/616424/

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  22. Sherri said on September 23, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    A good thread on Kentucky law, and why the grand jury outcome was the likely outcome. The major point to understand it that this isn’t unique to KY; it is almost impossible to charge a LEO in most states. Until a recent initiative passed, in WA, a prosecutor had to prove malicious intent on the part of a LEO to convict, so no prosecutor was ever going to even try.

    https://twitter.com/JoeBriggsEsq/status/1308839662266585088

    The leader of the opposition to the initiative to get rid of the malicious intent language? Mike Solon, who was subsequently overwhelmingly elected head of the Seattle police union.

    If Defund the Police sounds scary to you, you need to learn more about how out of control law enforcement is in this country.

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  23. beb said on September 24, 2020 at 1:50 am

    As long as the no-knock warrant was held to be legal the police had the right to break into her apartment unannounced and shoot anybody that happened to shot back. That this was not a drug house is something that needs to be investigated. Who made that determination, and why? Was the judge given all the evidence or just what the police wanted? The $12 million judgement against the city is piss poor compensation for a wrongful death. And it seems to me that no-knock warrants are a violation of the 4th amendment protection from unreasonable searches and seizures. IANAL but the law is certainly an ass

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  24. Sherri said on September 24, 2020 at 2:51 am

    No-knock warrants are yet another abominable artifact of the War on (Some) Drugs, and should be eliminated.

    Maybe we could take all of the money being spent on all the military toys used to implement no knock warrants and spend it on public health, treating drug addiction as a public health problem rather than a criminal problem. You know, Defund the Police.

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  25. Dexter Friend said on September 24, 2020 at 4:51 am

    Sherri’s mention of Peter Max reminded me of his exhibit I attended at the San Francisco art museum 50 years ago. He is soon to turn 83 years of age. Still kickin’. I have only been to a few major exhibits at museums, so they stick in my mind.

    Lori has developed cardiomyopathy resulting in a severely slow heart rate, so she is not going home for a while. This is what Covid 19 does…it complicates life in many ways. Also , we found out my other step daughter, Sandi, had Covid 19 last March, and recovered. And my daughter Vanessa had ovarian removal Wednesday. What next? Oh yeah, Trump has a plan to call on states to only invite electors on December 8 that will ignore the popular vote (“get rid of the ballots”–yeah, Trump said that!) and cast their electoral votes for Trump. The USA Constitution does not outlaw this farce. I really do hope Biden destroys Trump, Trump refuses to leave, and the Secret Service goes in and carts the bastard straight to prison for, well, take your pick.

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  26. Mark P said on September 24, 2020 at 8:45 am

    They are now saying it was not a no-knock warrant and they managed to dig up a neighbor who was willing to say he heard the police announce themselves and knock. So, the police were legally in the apartment and legally defended themselves. So an innocent woman is murdered and it’s perfectly OK. And the Ky AG says, “Hey, the grand jury is independent of the judicial system and the prosecutor, so it’s their responsibility, not mine.” Yeah, right.

    I’m beginning to think maybe the Trumpers are right. BURN IT ALL DOWN!

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  27. Deborah said on September 24, 2020 at 8:49 am

    Dexter, so sorry to hear about your daughters, sounds like all of them. That must be beyond nerve wracking for you and your wife.

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  28. ROGirl said on September 24, 2020 at 9:27 am

    It just gets worse every day.

    But I got the job. The interview went really well, I was there for 2 hours. The recruiter called me about an hour later with the news. We are in negotiations on the salary, I expect it to be resolved today. I got the benefits package, it’s pretty standard, no more Cobra payments after this month.

    I’m still kind of in disbelief that this came along now and it moved forward so quickly. But I killed it in the interview.

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  29. Icarus said on September 24, 2020 at 9:45 am

    Mark P @ 26: don’t forget, they tried to get the ex-boyfriend to say Ms Taylor was involved…and he flat out refused.

    Congrats ROGirl! I got ghosted by a couple recruiters this week so I’m glad someone is having better luck.

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  30. LAMary said on September 24, 2020 at 9:47 am

    Congrats, ROGirl. Those Cobra payments are evil. Someone I hired when I worked in a hospital asked for having his cobra covered until the company’s benefits kicked in. He had two children, a wife. His payments to cover all of the through cobra would have been close to three grand a month. Since he was going into a managerial position he got the company to cover them. At that time the company policy was benefits kicked in after 90 days. Now thirty days is standard, but it would have been tough for him, even with manager level salary.

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  31. LAMary said on September 24, 2020 at 10:19 am

    That is a great ad, Sherri.

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  32. Dorotht said on September 24, 2020 at 10:19 am

    Way to go, RO Girl! Amazing news – I’m so glad for you!

    Kate and her bandmates are going somewhere. They are very talented. I loved the song. Sherri beat me to the Peter Max reference. Their clothing took me back to my elementary school class pictures and pattern books from the 60’s. I wasn’t sewing in the 60’s but my older sister was, and I was with her lots of times when she’d leaf through them. I’m ten years younger than her and for a long while when I was growing up, I just wanted to be like her SO MUCH. I’m not sure when that stopped being a thing, but I thought she was the coolest. She bought a car before my dad even did, she had an apartment and worked for an insurance company (Travelers!) and then moved to Hartford, CT when she got a new job. Now I worry about her and her mental health issues. And I think she drinks entirely too much wine. It’s very odd to reflect on knowing someone for so long, and how your feelings about them evolve. Odd and sad.

    I see I messed up spelling my own damn name and the comment is in moderation. Ooops!

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  33. Jenine said on September 24, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    ROGirl – rock and roll! Good for you.

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  34. Sherri said on September 24, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    Mark P and Icarus, police officers lie more regularly than Trump. That’s another thing all the cell person video has taught us.

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  35. Jeff Borden said on September 24, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    Here’s a number to contemplate: 1,010.

    That’s the number of people shot and killed by American law enforcement officers in the past year.

    Here’s another number: 5,000-plus.

    That’s the number of people shot and killed by coppers since 2015.

    It’s pretty clear the U.S. does a shit poor job training and preparing officers for duty. Some departments allow men and women to wear badges and carry a firearm after just a few months training. And we know how much our police departments have been “militarized” by all that surplus gear handed over by the Department of Defense.

    Police work is extremely difficult. No one disputes that. But isn’t it time we started working on upgrading how officers are trained, particularly in the area of deescalation?

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  36. Deborah said on September 24, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    Good news ROGirl, it must feel good to know you aced your two hour interview.

    Dorothy I always revered my older sister (only 16 months older) when we were young, she was smart and beautiful. But she peaked out after she had her first kid. Whenever I would visit they didn’t have one book in the house, not even a library book Which was odd because we were brought up reading our heads off. Well there probably was a bible somewhere. It seemed to me she lost all of her curiously about life and that’s a shame.

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  37. Suzanne said on September 24, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    I imagine police departments are run like any other business; training is simply not something most places do any more. I got a seasonal holiday job a number of years ago at a cooking store. I started on Black Friday with about 5 minutes training on how to work the cash register. And let me tell you, those cash registers are complicated! Everything has to be done in a non-logical precise sequence. In the two months I worked there, I never did figure out how to do returns.
    Same with my kids. Any time they have started a new job, their biggest complaint is that you are just expected to know how their online systems work, even though it’s nothing you’ve ever seen before. No training, just mess with it until you figure it out.

    So, my point being, I imagine police departments do the same thing. Give the new officers some broad overview of policing, maybe with an hour or two on de-escalation techniques, etc, give them a gun, and then put them out on the street. The good ones figure it out; the bad ones don’t.
    My screwing up the cash register resulted in a mad customer now and then, but with the police, people end up dead. But it’s the same mindset that says training takes too much time and is too expensive, so we don’t need to do it.

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  38. David C said on September 24, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    This article compares police training in Minneapolis with that in Finland and Norway. Minneapolis is a high school diploma, 16 weeks of training and six months paired with an officer experienced in shitty police work. Norway and Finland are 3-4 years at university. I imagine in a lot of the country it’s even less than Minneapolis. Like becoming a deputy because you’re Sheriff Bubba’s good-ol-boy cousin. Here’s a gun and a car. Go to policing Billy-Bob. We’re going to have to tear it down and start over.

    https://www.wbtv.com/2020/06/13/some-us-police-train-just-few-weeks-some-countries-they-train-years/

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  39. LAMary said on September 24, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    No one has commented on the bear v elk video. I don’t know what to say either.

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  40. Julie Robinson said on September 24, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    Oh, I’m not watching any circle of life bear v elk videos. It would haunt my dreams for a month.

    RoGirl, Congratulations! And an extra yay for health insurance! We’ll be paying mine through the end of the year, not exactly COBRA because the company’s too small, but it ends up costing the same. Come Jan. 1 we’ll both go ACA, but because it was late in the year when Dennis retired, our income was too high for much of a subsidy. He was able to get coverage through the end of the year because they are technically furloughing him. Next week we start applying for unemployment.

    Like Dorothy and Deborah, I looked up to my big sister and wanted to follow in her footsteps for the first 14 or so years of my life. She too was a high-flyer who fell prey to both physical and mental health issues later in life. It’s been three years since she died at only 63, the age I am now.

    Dexter, it seems like all the women in your life are having health problems, and you must be beside yourself with worry. I’m pretty convinced now that the six week long cold from hell I had in January/February must have been Covid. I came down with it a few days after my flight home from Orlando at Christmas time. My mom had it too, and her heart rate is super low, among other issues. She’s getting a full cardiac workup next week.

    It’s heartbreaking reading the Facebook posts of my Black friends and cousins. To a one they are shaken but resolute. I will strive to let that be my pathway too.

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  41. Sherri said on September 24, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    It takes 720 hours of training to be a cop in Washington.

    It takes 1600 hours of training to get a license to get a cosmetology license, plus 2000 hours as an apprentice.

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  42. Sherri said on September 24, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    There have been 205 law enforcement line of duty deaths this year. 114 of those are due to COVID.

    https://www.odmp.org/search/year/2020

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  43. ROGirl said on September 24, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    I can’t get rid of Cobra just yet. They won’t cover my insurance for the first 30 days of employment, so I will have to keep it next month. The 30 day gap happened once in the distance past, so it was unexpected. And I have to get a pre-employment physical, something I have never had to do before.

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  44. LAMary said on September 24, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    I got a physical at the hospital where I worked. I learned I had minor scoliosis, shingles ( I thought I had a bunch of spider bites) and that I had very strong hands.

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  45. Dave said on September 24, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    Nothing to do with the topic but I saw a woman today driving a late model pickup truck with a big Q drawn on cardboard, taped in her side window, and a Women for Trump poster taped in her back window. I’ve not seen someone advertising their belief in Q before. I thought it as silly as the bumper stickers I used to see expressing support for and belief in Alex Jones.

    Wonder if she has a sister somewhere who wonders what happened to her?

    Enjoyed the video, may they find success. I’d think the music business may be harder now than ever.

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  46. LAMary said on September 24, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    On one of my temp assignments I used to park near an old VW beetle with INFOWARS stickers all over it.

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  47. Deborah said on September 24, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    Trump said that the term “corona virus” sounds like a beautiful place in Italy. Honest to god, can you imagine having lost a loved one who died a horrible death alone in the hospital, a child, a spouse, a parent or grandparent, a dear friend, then hearing the president of the United States making light of that, in this way. 200,000+ people in 7 months and this is what that asshole says. And then you would actually go ahead and vote for the guy. Blows my mind.

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