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A dozen hot takes, plus music from Robert Plant, Alison Krauss and Lucinda Williams, and one more rimshot for Charlie Watts.

Your weekly feature. Don’t forget to share, comment and subscribe, it’s still (somehow) free. But first “Can’t Let Go” (covered by Lucinda Williams for her classic Car Wheels album) now from the new Robert Plant-Alison Krauss followup to their hit lp—and then Lucinda doing it live. Down below, “my drummer” Charlie Watts got his closeup on “Monkey Man.” Meanwhile, my "Atomic Cover-up" just selected for another film fest, the major and cool Hawaii International Film Festival in Honolulu in November. This follows last week's picks for San Diego and Oakland fests.

“Sick” Humor (But No One’s Laughing)


Song Pick of the Day

Watts up: One more farewell with Charlie focus, “Monkey Man”


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Greg Mitchell is the author of a dozen books, including the bestseller The Tunnels (on escapes under the Berlin Wall), the current The Beginning or the End (on MGM’s wild atomic bomb movie), and The Campaign of the Century (on Upton Sinclair’s left-wing race for governor of California), which was recently picked by the Wall St. Journal as one of five greatest books ever about an election. His new film, Atomic Cover-up, just had its world premiere and is drawing extraordinary acclaim. For nearly all of the 1970s he was the #2 editor at the legendary Crawdaddy. Later he served as longtime editor of Editor & Publisher magazine. He recently co-produced a film about Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.