Daybreak Daily’s afternoon dalliance with the pop-culture worlds comes across a bizarre clip that rapidly is making the rounds, and much more.
STRANGE DUCK SAUCE: Per MTV, “It is definitely the greatest crotch-centric video to have made its way into your inbox over the past 24 hours (at least we hope): Duck Sauce's slightly NSFW/ definitely NSFL "Big Bad Wolf" clip, which stars the dynamic DJing duo as, well, a pair of d---heads. http://huff.to/vzEjEX
An oddly compelling mixture of gross-out humor and bawdy, barroom imagery, it features the Sauce's A-Trak and Armand Van Helden attached to the nether regions of a pair of rather hirsute gentlemen out for a night on the town. It is very much the opposite of their blissed-out "Barbra Streisand" clip, which is fitting, given that it comes from the mind of director Keith Schofield, who is no stranger to making thoroughly, uh, out-there fare.” http://on.mtv.com/uw2QNB
BRAD PITT PROJECT: Per E!, “Brad Pitt is hoping to give Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained the run of its life. Nipping at the heels of his Inglourious Basterds helmer's upcoming slave revenge saga, the Hollywood star plans to produce and play a significant role in Twelve Years a Slave, a drama about a free black northerner in the 1850s who's abducted and sold into slavery in the deep south.” http://eonli.ne/rBywIk
ROCKIN’ IN THE FREE WORLD: Per Rolling Stone, “San Francisco's Shoreline Amphitheatre was designed to resemble the Grateful Dead's Steal Your Face logo when viewed from above. On the ground level, however, the venue's concourse actually resembles a bridge, in honor of the Bridge School Benefit, which has taken place there for the past 25 years.
The walls are decorated with framed photographs of historical moments from past editions. After this weekend, the wall is going to need some more space – from Beck sitting in with Eddie Vedder to Neil Young sitting in with pretty much everybody, this year was not without its share of podium-worthy performances. Assisting on covers of his own classics, Young played with Arcade Fire ("Helpless"), Mumford & Sons ("Dance, Dance, Dance") and Beck ("Pocahontas"). (Watch Arcade Fire and Young's duet below.) Dave Matthews also enlisted Young on the campfire standard, "Oh! Susanna.
That wasn't entirely unexpected, of course, given that Young hosts the benefit with his wife Pegi. The couple founded the Bridge School in 1986 for children with severe physical and speech impairments. Also participating in the event was their own son, Ben, who appeared onstage throughout the night on a back riser along with his fellow Bridge students.” http://bit.ly/vEmAnv
DAVID LYNCH Q&A: Per indieWire, “David Lynch, the beloved auteur behind “Mulholland Drive” and “Blue Velvet,” hasn’t directed a feature since 2006’s “Inland Empire.” Since then he’s been peddling his own brand of coffee, shooting a campaign for Lady Dior starring Marion Cotillard, doing daily on-camera weather reports from his home (a practice, alas, he appears to have abandoned) and developing a documentary about Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of Transcendental Meditation.
What’s currently attracting the most attention, however, are his forays into the music world. This year saw Lynch helm a live Duran Duran concert, shoot an experimental short with the band Interpol, aid in launching his first music nightclub in Paris and collaborate on vocalist Chrysta Bell’s album “This Train.” And on November 8, you can purchase Lynch’s debut solo album, “Crazy Clown Time,” an appropriately haunting and challenging work of 14 original songs. Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, guest vocals on the stark opening track, “Pinky’s Dream.” http://bit.ly/sC65JK
STEVE JOBS DOC: Per Entertainment Weekly, “PBS will take an unflinching, in-depth look at the influences on Steve Jobs’ character and career in the one-hour documentary Steve Jobs — One Last Thing, which is set to premiere Nov. 2 at 10 p.m. ET (check local listings).
According to the announcement, the documentary features interviews with, among others: Ronald Wayne, co-founder of Apple with Jobs and Steve Wozniak; Ross Perot, who invested in NeXT Computer when Jobs was running out of money; Walt Mossberg, principal technology columnist for The Wall Street Journal, who interviewed Jobs every year from 2003-2010; will.i.am, frontman and producer for The Black Eyed Peas, whose “I Gotta Feeling” currently ranks as the most downloaded iTunes song ever; Dean Hovey, designer of the original mouse for Apple; Robert Cringely, writer and host of the PBS series Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires; Robert Palladino, calligraphy professor at Reed College, whose classes Jobs credited with inspiring his typography design for the Mac; and Bill Fernandez, who introduced Jobs and Wozniak in Sunnyvale, where the three hung out in his father’s garage and tinkered with electronics.” http://bit.ly/sS7TBx
FORMER ABC CHIEF DIES: Per the Los Angeles Times, “Dan Burke, one of the architects of the modern television industry and a former president and chief executive of Capital Cities/ABC, died Wednesday at 82 in Rye, N.Y., of complications from type 1 diabetes, according to his family.
Along with Tom Murphy, the chairman of CapCities, the low-key Burke built the broadcaster into a giant that in 1986 bought ABC for $3.5 billion. His partnership with Murphy was similar to the one shared by CBS founder Bill Paley and his long-time No. 2 Frank Stanton, albeit much more friendly. While Murphy focused on long-term strategy, Burke ran the day-to-day operations of the company. Burke retired from Capital Cities/ABC in 1994, two years before Murphy sold the company to Walt Disney Co.” http://lat.ms/tSdXgQ
A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY: Per People, “Lionel Richie is connecting with his country side. The singer, who's got an upcoming country duets album called Tuskegee, will show off his chops live on the CMA Awards Nov. 9 (8 p.m. ET), performing with Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker and Little Big Town.” http://bit.ly/sYxzl0
NO TEASING: Per TMZ, “Lindsay Lohan didn't wuss out for her Playboy shoot -- TMZ has learned, the actress will BARE ALL in her upcoming spread ... i.e. the holy trifecta. . . Reports circulated Lindsay would pull one of those lame semi-nude fiascos -- all sideboob, no fun -- but sources close to Hef & co. tell us, that is NOT the case. Lindsay did insist the photos be "tastefully done," but we're told she's still going the full monty.” http://bit.ly/tWs0Qq
DWTS: Per People, “Not even two months ago, he was a relative unknown to most Americans. But these days, the name J.R. Martinez evokes smiles, namely from the millions of Dancing with the Stars fans who have fallen in love with the Iraq-War-hero-turned-golden-boy of the ballroom. "I'm being blessed in so many ways, and it's because of the energy I'm putting out in the world," says the former All My Children actor, who survived a 2003 explosion while a soldier serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq.” http://bit.ly/rF86Oq
AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video. http://bit.ly/v3lsq1