Five Friday Scoops, Vol. 7


The limited-edition pressing of, Sukieraethe debut (double) album by Tweedy—father-son duo Jeff and Spencer Tweedy—looks like a mango-orange ice pop. We love it—and the cameo-stuffed video for Low Key, directed by Parks & Recreation‘s Nick Offerman

2) Baseball Card Vandals

The last time the Kansas City Royals made the MLB playoffs, everyone knew what you were talking about when you said, “Man, did you see Queen at Live Aid?” So kudos to the Royals, who made it to the playoffs this week for the first time since 1985. And congrats to Ohio’s own Baseball Card Vandals for making us LOL all over ourselves with this:

3) Cattoo: The Rise of the Cattoo, by Emily Sheskin

Not a cat person? Maybe the word cattoo will bring you over to the feline side. Just say cattoo 10 times and try not to smile. Great word, great little documentary here:

4) Steve Nicks’ ’70s selfies

Long before the Digital Mobile Device Age, Stevie Nicks was making pictures of herself with a Polaroid. During the recording of her new solo album, 24 Karat Gold—Songs From the Vault, she decided to share the private photos with the world. In a statement released with the pics, she said:

“Some people don’t sleep at night. I am one of those people. These pictures were taken long after everyone had gone to bed. I would begin after midnight and go until 4 or 5 in the morning. I stopped at sunrise—like a vampire. I never really thought anyone would ever see these pictures, they went into shoe boxes, where they remained. I did everything—I was the stylist, the makeup artist, the furniture mover, the lighting director. It was my joy—I was the model.”

You can check out the photos in person this month at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in N.Y.C. or L.A., or buy one for your living room.

Above: The Key, a self-portrait by Stevie Nicks. Below: Nicks’ impromptu singing of Wild Heart during an early ’80s Rolling Stone photo shoot. Such a sweet slice of raw footage. The good stuff begins at 1:09:

5) Taylor Dayne at HighBall 2014

And in other throwback news, Taylor Tell it to My Heart Dayne will headline HighBall 2014 in the Short North, which gives us a perfect reason to A) share the official Tell it to My Heart video, and B) comedian Tig Nataro’s story about her constant run-ins with Taylor Dayne: