Music and entertainment fans across America are still swooning over the on-stage chemistry displayed by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga during their live performance at the Academy Awards on Sunday night. Their hit remake of A Star Is Born was one of the more talked-about films going into this year’s awards season, and will even return to movie theaters with 12 minutes of unseen footage and a new song beginning on Friday.The movie has become so popular, in fact, that Korn singer Jonathan Davis took his turn at portraying the fictional story by starring in a parody video—appropriately titled A Star Is Korn. The clip is a shot-for-shot remake of A Star Is Born‘s original trailer. The storyline for the updated trailer was written by comedians Anna Salinas and Heather Alarcón Higginbotham, and features Davis acting as Lady Gaga’s character. The parody trailer even uses the original trailer’s audio throughout most of the video—that is until Korn’s “Freak On A Leash” comes in like a bat out of bell beginning at the 1:30-minute mark. Fans can enjoy the entire trailer for A Star Is Korn as well as the original on which it was based below.A Star Is Korn – Parody Trailer [Video: Pickle Films]A Star Is Born – Official Trailer[Video: Warner Bros. Pictures]Korn will head out on tour this summer for a run of co-headlining dates alongside Alice In Chains and Underoath beginning on July 18th in Austin, TX. The hard rock band is also scheduled to perform at Flordia’s Welcome to Rockville in early May, as well as the inaugural Epicenter Festival in North Carolina the following weekend. Fans can head over to the band’s website for ticket info to all of their upcoming 2019 performances.[H/T NME]
There are days when I think it would be cool to step outside myself, to take a few minutes or hours and just become someone else. New York musician Jonathon Linaberry feels the same way. In fact, he has gone so far as to create a fictitious persona, J.R. Jones, through which he channels the spirits of early Americana roots players to create beautifully dark, moody and bluesy folk music.Linaberry, under the moniker The Bones of J.R. Jones, has just released, Dark Was The Yearling, his first full length record. It is outstanding. Drawing from a wellspring that includes blues luminaries like R.L. Burnside, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and Blind Lemon Jefferson, and old time favorites like The Carter Family, Dark Was The Yearling represents a sonic collision between the age old worlds of roots music. Banjo driven tunes like “St. James Bed” rest side by side with acoustic gems like “The Plan” and the electrified grit of “Fury of the Light.” This collection, like the spirit of J.R. Jones, feels old, like it was pulled, after being long forgotten or ignored, from a dusty shelf instead of cut in the digital age. For those less interested in digital slickness, it’s a sound that definitely works.Dark Was The Yearling marks The Bones of J.R. Jones as a new voice resonating with the heaviest timbre of old time Americana.I recently caught up with Jonathon Linaberry to chat about old heroes, playing in a one man band, and whether J.R. Jones prefers beer or whiskey.BRO – Tell me more about J.R. Jones. Would I like to sit down and have a beer with him? Maybe a whiskey?JL – Depends on if you are buying or not. Honestly, he’s not picky. If it’s wet, he will probably drink it. He could chat mostly about anything, but I think if you really want to get to know him, I don’t think talking about his music is a good approach. At least at first. He tends to be a little tight lipped about all of that.BRO – The best part about being in a one man band?JL – I suppose it is the fact that I know exactly what to expect. I can rely solely on myself, which makes things less complicated. Generally, less complicated means less stress, which makes this whole thing a little more enjoyable. It can be easy to travel, too, which works well for me. All I need is a sleeping bag, guitar, and my kit.BRO – The worst part about being in a one man band?JL – I could say the worst part about all of this is the same as the best part. It depends on my mood. Flying solo, for all its freedom, can be overwhelming. Mostly because when things go bad, there is only one person to blame.BRO – We are running “Good Friend of Mine” on Trail Mix this month. What is the story behind the song?JL – That song went through a lot of transitions. It took me a while to figure out what it was about. I think I decided it’s about being so hopefully gone for a girl that, in a way, she is killing you. It’s so bad that even the voice of the devil in you is the voice of reason. I hope that makes sense.BRO – You draw inspiration from some of the early Americana and blues greats. If you could jam or hang out with one of your long gone musical heroes, who would it be? What might you talk about?JL – Oh, man. There are so many. If I had to choose, maybe Skip James of Son House. To be honest, I don’t think I would have much to say to them. I’d just want to hear them. What I love about them is the pain and passion they put into their songs. And to be able to hear that live . . . . I think it would be soul quaking.You can catch Jonathon Linaberry, as The Bones of J.R. Jones, on Friday, June 27th, at Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn, New York. His calendar shows more upcoming dates in New York and Maryland. Stay tuned to www.the-wildness.com for more show dates and information on how you can grab a copy of Dark Was The Yearling, the brand new record.Speaking of that new record, Trail Mix would like to give you a shot at getting a signed copy for free. Here’s what you need to do. Shoot an email to [email protected] and answer the last question from up above – If you could jam or hang out with one of your long gone musical heroes, who would it be? We’ll pick a cool entry from all of the responses we receive by noon tomorrow (Thursday, June 26th) and get that lucky winner a copy of the record.Good luck!
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A woman’s body that washed ashore at Gilgo Beach this week has been identified as that of a 31-year-old Queens woman who was reported missing from the area three months ago.Suffolk County police said the victim was Natasha Jugo of Queens Village, whose belongings and car were found near Ocean Parkway after she disappeared in March.People walking on the beach saw Jugo’s body wash up on Monday night and called 911.Police have said that they do not suspect a link between the woman’s disappearance and the discovery of 11 sets of human remains along Ocean Parkway in recent years.
With Brazil, for instance, Indonesia recorded $2.9 billion of trade last year. With Peru, Indonesia recorded $271 million of trade in the same period.Connectivity is still a hindrance for Indonesia and Colombia – and in general for countries in Latin America – to engage in more fruitful economic interactions.As of now, for instance, there is no direct flight from Jakarta to Bogota, although various sectors are waiting to be explored.“A couple of days ago I received a confirmation from [Colombia’s] President Ivan Duque that he will send a result of our study regarding the opportunities for further cooperation between our countries to President Joko Widodo,” said Colombian Ambassador to Indonesia Juan Camilo Valencia in a press conference on Thursday.“Colombia and Indonesia have a geographical advantage that allows us to become a hub to connect Latin America and Southeast Asia,” he said.Valencia thought that, in Southeast Asia, Indonesia was the easiest country to relate with. In terms of their people, he said, the two nations had similar characteristics.He mentioned that if Colombia wanted to expand its Southeast Asian market, it had to be through Indonesia. “Perhaps Indonesia is thinking the same way […] That’s why it’s important that Garuda Indonesia is thinking of connecting the two regions using Bogota and Jakarta or Bali.”Separately, Darianto Harsono, the Foreign Ministry’s director for South American and Caribbean affairs, said that despite the challenges, the trade relationship between the two countries was getting stronger.“This year, the two countries will celebrate 40 years of diplomatic relations. This comes at a time when governments must work more closely because of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, more potential has been identified,” he said.“Our hope is that one day there will be a direct flight between Jakarta and Bogota to facilitate people-to-people and business-to-business contact.”Topics : As Indonesia and Colombia commemorate 40 years of diplomatic relations this year, the two countries are seeking increased connectivity between the far-flung lands, with both sides hoping to become each other’s regional trade hubs.One historical milestone for the optimistic vision was the recent repatriation of about 366 Colombian citizens from at least 19 countries on a special flight from Jakarta by Indonesian national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia.The repatriation was the first direct flight made by an Indonesian airline to Colombia. The effort was conducted from May 15 to May 17 with the help of the Indonesian Foreign Ministry and state-owned company PT Industri Nuklir Indonesia (INUKI). The company and its Colombian counterparts are exploring business opportunities in the radio-pharmacy industry.INUKI director for operations and marketing Bunjamin Noor said on Thursday that several agendas were being planned to explore opportunities in the industry, including sending INUKI’s first batch of products to the country, saying that Colombia had the potential to become the company’s hub for its Latin American regional distribution. “However, with this pandemic, we had to postpone our delivery to Colombia, but our relationship is getting stronger,” he said.Radio-pharmacy is one of many sectors that the two countries have explored. According to the Trade Ministry’s website, Indonesia and Colombia trade a number of commodities, including manufactured goods and agricultural products. However, the significant potential has been hindered by distance and limited information exchange between business players on both sides.Trade Ministry data shows that the trade volume between Indonesia and Colombia accounted for only US$153 million last year. Although the volume has increased 4.22 percent since 2015, the number is still low compared to other countries in the region.