CommunityentertainmentFDL Main Blogpop culture

Late Night FDL: Save Me Now

Billy Idol – Save Me Now

Vevo released Billy’s Western-Themed ‘Save Me Now’ Video today…

Billy Idol’s redemption anthem “Save Me Now” gets a fitting tribute with a new video from frequent Muse collaborator Thomas Kirk, featuring a priest, a cop, and (of course) Idol himself…

The California desert is the setting for this story. The archetypal characters head for a roadside confession in a stolen cop car, courtesy of Idol’s longtime guitarist Steve Stevens. “I went for a concept which very much took the lyrics of ‘Save Me Now’ and turned them into a surreal story that I felt was as true to the very visual lyrics as possible,” Kirk says of the video. “I loved the image of a bruised cop and a priest trapped inside a car.”

The single, which was co-written by Idol, Twin Shadow, and Greg Kurstin, comes courtesy of Kings & Queens Of The Underground, the British rock legend’s first studio album in almost a decade. He’s currently on the last leg of his world tour to support the album (which was released last fall) with North American dates wrapping June 4, followed by a run of shows in Europe this summer. He’s be back in the U.S. this fall, including stops at Outside Lands and Austin City Limits.

What’s on your mind tonite…?

Previous post

FBI Spied 'Beyond Its Authority' on Keystone XL Opponents

Next post

Over Easy: Tornadoes and Supercell Thunderstorms

CTuttle

CTuttle

  • Chris Maukonen

    Chilly tonight CT. Supposed to get down to the 40s and the hight 30s tomorrow. Burrrr

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Aloha, and Brrr, indeed, cmk…!

  • jo6pac

    If I had a mind I would say thank you to those behind the curtain that made the evil ad go away:)

  • Pluto

    Just wanted to share:

    US Secretary of State, Lurch Kerry, traveled to Russia, read Putin a long list of grievances that the US has with Russia’s ongoing opposition to everything Obama does around the globe and prevents him from setting a unipolar global agenda, and left — but not before he handed the Russian a basket full of potatoes.

    Just in case anyone wonders why the world has turned against the US empire.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2015/05/potatoes%202_0.jpg

    http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2015/05/kerry%20potato%201_0.jpg

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Aloha, jo6pac…! That’s good to hear and it’s great to see ya…! 😉

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    *heh* Aloha, pluto, I do have a plethora of links to share about it…! 😉

  • Chris Maukonen

    And I thought the biggest jack asses around were republicans. My bad.

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Hit a Bong, err…

    http://youtu.be/dCAFCxroRyA

  • Chris Maukonen

    I’m surprised he didn’t give him an order of fries.

  • Pluto

    You do produce some very interesting links, CT. They’ve taken me to places I never suspected existed. My bookmarks runneth over.

  • Pluto

    Or a bottle of Ketchup.

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle
  • NightriderXP1

    This new layout is still broken in Opera. It was fixed for a single day after I pointed it out, but it reverted back to its previous state the next day. I’m guessing someone accidentally overwrote the modifications that fixed the Opera display problem. It’s clear that this problem can be fixed if the right person gets this message…

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Aloha, Nightrider…! May I ask what your old FDL nom de plume was…?

  • TalkingWarrior

    G’evening, all … I’m listening to Tom Ashbrook’s On Point radio show as I type. It’s time-delayed by my local public radio station and also available as a podcast. Of likely interest to firepups/DOGS, because:

    1st Hour
    Greenwald and others debating the pros and cons of upcoming “national security” votes in Congress

    2nd Hour
    Chris Hedges discussing his new book, out today, Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt

    TW

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle
  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Partially attributable to the Ukraine sitch… Kerry urges all sides to prevent breaches of Ukraine’s ceasefire

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle
  • TalkingWarrior

    Fascinating … For one morning FDL looked great for hours on my Android phone; when I later came back, the unreadable mess again.

    Sonenstein did reply to my comment in the “Changes” post about this and agreed that FDL did look “difficult to read” on Android, said he’d have it looked into.

    When a great Android look appeared for at least a few hours then reverted, I decided that … they are working in it.

    TW

  • Pluto

    He would totally pull his bootstraps if only he could see them!

    Man Who Would Rather Go Blind Than Get Obamacare Now Going Blind

    Who should save the sight of an uninsured South Carolina man who can’t afford eye surgery? That’s the question the Charlotte Observer asks in a story about a 49-year-old Republican who declined to sign up for Obamacare because he “prided himself on paying his own medical bills,” and is now upset that the Affordable Care Act won’t bail him out.

    Luis Lang, a self-employed handyman from Fort Mill whose clients include the federal government, told the Observer he “knew the act required him to get coverage but he chose not to do so. But he thought help would be available in an emergency,” like the mini-strokes and deteriorating vision he suffered in February.

    http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/health-care/health-care-challenge-blog/article20696283.html

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Aah, my Daughter just landed at HNL, all’s well in the Aina…! 😉

  • NightriderXP1

    If you’re responsible for the quick fix, thanks CTuttle. The site looks much better in Opera again. Was it a problem in a CSS file or a site setting???

    I’ve always gone by Nightrider, NightriderXP, or NightriderXP1. I’ve offered online technical support under those names for I’m guessing close to a decade now. That was also my CB handle when I drove semi truck in the 80s. I pulled a Revere Furniture trailer early on, which is where my CB handle originated. I made my best progress at night thanks to lighter traffic, hence The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, aka the Nightrider…

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle
  • NightriderXP1

    Try it again dancingrabbit. They seem to have responded quickly to my plea for help. It looks much better in Opera again…

  • Pluto

    Russia Invites Greece To Join BRICS Bank As Greek Financial Crisis Deepens

    Greece should definitely leave the EU. It makes geopolitical sense. Although it will totally spoil the anagram.

    Russia on Monday invited Greece to become the sixth member of the new regional bank for the BRICS countries that include Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The invitation was extended during a phone conversation between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Russia’s Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak, Agence France-Presse reported, citing a government source.

    Tsipras, who reportedly called the invitation a “pleasant surprise,” said Athens would consider the option and formally discuss it with other officials of the BRICS countries at an upcoming economic summit in Russia in June, according to the source.

    http://www.ibtimes.com/russia-invites-greece-join-brics-bank-greek-financial-crisis-deepens-report-1918036

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Btw, on the MENA front… So while the UN is heralding… UN Security Council Welcomes Halt in Yemen Fighting

    KSA sends tanks to the border… Saudi Arabia moves tanks to Yemen border

    As PressTV is reporting… Saudi Arabia violates ceasefire with Yemen minutes after it took effect

    With those tanks…! 8-(

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Russia has reached out to Tsipras on numerous occasions, Pluto

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    *sigh* Dancing with myself…

    http://youtu.be/epeSCeztN64

  • Suzanne

    white wedding *waving howdy to everyone* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyAlMU4cmtw

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Aloha, Suz…! Gotta give Wyden credit for standing tall on TPP, eh…? 😉

  • TalkingWarrior

    I went through the front page, and it is better! More words per line, better leading between lines. Much more readable than when I first came to LN through the front page ~15 minutes after LN started, but …

    Margins are still too wide, and

    I much, much preferred the sans serif , Helvetica-like typeface I saw that morning to the too-serif-heavy typeface I’m seeing now.

    (from my Android)

    TW

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Well folks, I’ve disappointing news on eCAHN’s prolonged absence from the Lake, it’s permanent from her terse reply to my query…! 8-(

  • Pluto

    They’ve offered loans. But no doubt they’ve discussed a number of important oil related issues. For example:

    https://deepresource.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/greek-oil-gas.gif

    Greece is sitting on recently discovered oil & gas reserves worth perhaps up to $600 billion, mainly located south of Crete.

    But, more importantly, Greece is the final distribution point for Gazprom’s South Stream (now Blue Stream) pipeline, after it was diverted to Turkey last year, due to Bulgaria acting like sanctioning fools. Greece will now control southwest Europe’s gas supply.

    http://www.parapolitika.gr/Media/Default/images/Turkish%20Stream%20MAP%201.jpg

    In fact, construction began today:

    Russia’s Gazprom says launches construction of Turkish Stream gas pipeline

    The head of Russian gas producer Gazprom said the firm had taken a decision to start building the Turkish Stream pipeline and that preparations to build the undersea stretch of the pipeline were under way.

    “From today Gazprom moved to the stage of construction of the sea part of the Turkish Stream pipeline,” Alexei Miller, Gazprom chief executive, said in an interview with Rossiya 24 television.

    Gazprom started work on the Turkish Stream pipeline after it abruptly abandoned the South Stream project in December, citing objections from Europe.

    http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/russias-gazprom-says-launches-construction-of-turkish-stream-gas-pipeline/

  • Suzanne

    got an email from merkely at 2:27 pacific today with a poll asking “Based on what you’ve heard so far, do you think the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) being negotiated in Congress
    right now would make things better or worse for most Oregonians?” i believe that poll should have been emailed ahead of the vote, not afterwards

  • TalkingWarrior

    That is one hell of a well-written article! If most of that reporter’s articles in her series are that well done, she’s in contention for a Pulitzer, dollars to do-nuts.

    I’m bookmarking your link so I can go back and read her earlier pieces, and follow her in future.

    Great link, Pluto. Thanks.

    TW

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    *heh* Follow the Money, err… Pipeline…! 😉

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle
  • Pluto

    I’m sorry to hear that. I was enjoying getting to know her.

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    So was I, Pluto…! 8-(

  • NightriderXP1

    Just keep being the squeaky wheel. Whoever is managing the software seems to be on the ball. Someone knows what they’re doing so they should be able to make the site display on your Android the way you want it to…

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    In a sure sign of our waning hegemonic supremacy of the Seas… Russian-Chinese Drill in Mediterranean Sends Signal to US – Western Media

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    2:27 pacific today

    Well after the 3 pm eastern time vote, Suz…! 8-(

  • TalkingWarrior

    If only I knew where or to whom to squeak!

    Sonenstein did explain that FDL is now using a “responsive template” that re-sizes the display depending on the screen size being used – which explains why it works well for some to unreadable for others.

    Oh, heck, for FDL, I’d even fetch my software beta-tester hat, if I only knew where to send reports of my experience.

    TW

  • Suzanne

    yup. it is all kabuki… the final outcome was bought off a long time ago…

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Oh, heck, for FDL, I’d even fetch my software beta-tester hat, if I only knew where to send reports of my experience.

    You’re not the first, TW, trust me…! Unfortunately, I only volunteer here as well…!

  • TalkingWarrior

    That is a loss. She so often raised uncomfortable, yet important points.

  • Chris Maukonen

    Ah…just got my internet connection back. OY !

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    The weather is something fierce, eh cmk…?

  • Chris Maukonen

    No…twc. I called them up and they were performing maint. But as soon as I got off the phone, it was back. {{{sigh}}}

    Engineers…grumble grumble.

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle
  • TalkingWarrior

    On the off chance someone interested in feedback is reading …

    Suzanne’s quote above appears on my Android as left-justified text with exactly one word per line.

    Not
    easy
    to
    read.

    TW

  • NightriderXP1

    Based on that upvote, I would guess that CTuttle is on the job already. Your squeak was heard round the world!!!

  • Chris Maukonen

    Think I’ll hit the hey now. Nigh CT and all.

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    *heh* I wish I could wave my wand, nightrider…! 😉

  • Suzanne

    i went in and removed the blockquote html that was causing that and put it in quotes instead. is reading fine on my desktop now

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Pleasant dreams, cmk…! 😉

  • AKBob

    Evenin Mr Tut,an all. I must have missed the eCHAN terse reply scene. Then again i remember she did not deal well with the change. Boy howdy it just gets deeper an deeper what with the TPP shit.

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Aloha, homer…! Boy howdy does it ever…! 😉

    Her very terse ‘No‘ was in reply to my personal email to her…!

  • AKBob

    No link on the NO.

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    It was a personal email to her, homer…! 😉

  • AKBob

    MMMM hokay.

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle
  • TalkingWarrior

    CT, Disqus seems to have “lost” my earlier, more detailed comments about your links.

    In short, they appear as boldface words to me. Took me a while to realize bold phrase/sentence = link.

    Unless it’s Pluto’s boldface phrases/sentences, which are not links when I click on them, just bold used for emphasis.

    Grok my problem?

    Do your links appear differently than I’ve described to others? Blue text? Underscored text?

    TW

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    I like to bold my links because I don’t like to post ‘naked’ links to the articles I’m featuring, TW…! 😉

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle
  • TalkingWarrior

    CT, I believe it was Suzanne who lamented hitting 99 the other night by saying hello to you.

    Can some people see numbers with the comments to know when 99 is hit and by whom?

    (I don’t see numbered comments on my ‘droid.)

    TW

  • AKBob

    Look in the top left corner of this page DR.

  • TalkingWarrior

    I wondered wtf happened / who edited your comment. ‘Twas you!

    Hope I’m not quibbling too much, but the quoted question is hard to make sense of as it now appears on my ‘droid – maybe put it in italics as well as quotes so that it stands out more from your preceding and following words?

    TW

    (I hate that we’re not only beta-testing but also playing customer feedback / help for one another like this.)

  • Suzanne

    is what i used… alas no numbered comments…. as i commented i saw the number upper left change from 98 to 99

  • Suzanne

    it was not just an android problem.. it read that way on my desktop too…. those of us unfamiliar with disqus are still figuring out what html ya can use and what fucks stuff up (like the blockquote – that was a bitch to manually put it all together again)

  • Suzanne

    *waving north*

  • TalkingWarrior

    I see no numbers at the top left. There are numbers on the fourth line below the post title (after date, author, category lines) showing nn COMMENTS, but that number only updates for me when I refresh, and when I refresh I usually get locked out while I do the Disqus “Reload?” dance.

    Life on a “smartphone.”

    TW

    Also, scrolling to the top of the page to check comment numbers takes a whole lot of swiping on a small screen.

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    *heh* I suppose it’s not very smart afterall, eh TW…? 😉

  • TalkingWarrior

    Iirc, eCAHN has been known to be terse before.

    She’s been through a lot of PC travails … the “smart geek” she hired to clean up her system who told her adblockplus was causing her problems (it wasn’t) … buying, adjusting to a brand new system.

    Maybe she’s just gone on hiatus for a few months and will check back in later to see if “the change” has sorted itself out.

    TW

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    *heh* A real Golden Oldie…! 😉

    https://youtu.be/xe99N4Gdiys

  • TalkingWarrior

    Time for me to say g’night to all and mahalo, CT, for hosting.

    TW

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Pleasant dreams, TW…!

  • TalkingWarrior

    May I kindly suggest using bold italics as very few ever use both for emphasis?

    TW 😉

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    One last blast from my past…

    https://youtu.be/poINzGrJils

  • TalkingWarrior

    Of course not. It’s called “branding” for a reason – a subcategory of advertising propaganda Newspeak.

    TW