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Jeff Bridges’ Album Coming Out On Blue Note Records

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The story of Jeff Bridges’ self-titled major album debut goes back some 30 years — to when he first met his friend and Grammy winning producer, T Bone Burnett. The two were originally introduced to each other by actor/singer Kris Kristofferson in 1980, while the three were filming Michael Cimino’s infamously disastrous western, “Heaven’s Gate.”

Bridges and Burnett would go on to collaborate on the film “Crazy Heart,” garnering Oscars for the both of them, Best Actor and Best Song respectively. Bridges’ character in the film,
Bad Blake, was heavily inspired by Kristofferson, whom Bridges uncannily resembles in the role. The collaboration inspired The Dude to return to his musical pursuits (he had a small release in 2000 on his own label), this time with Burnett’s veteran helping hand.

Recorded in LA and Brooklyn, “Jeff Bridges” features some of the actor/songwriter’s own compositions, some of which were written with Burnett, and several covers including Stephen Brutons “What A Little Bit of Love Can Do,” John Goodwin’s “Everything But Love” and Bo Ramsay’s “Either Way.”

Another “Crazy Heart” collaborator, songwriter Ryan Bingham, who wrote the film’s hit song “The Weary Kind,” with Burnett (and shares the Oscar with him) performs some guest vocals on the album, along with Rosanne Cash, Sam Phillips, and Benji Hughes. The album will arrive on Blue Note Records August 16th.

Here’s a bit of Bridges’ musical prowess, performing “The Weary Kind” (though this is not on this album, see track list below).

“Jeff Bridges” full track list:

“What A Little Bit Of Love Can Do”
“I Will Wait”
“Falling Short”
“Maybe I Missed The Point”
“Tumbling Vine”
“Nothing Yet”
“Blue Car”
“Slow Boat”
“Either Way”
“Everything But Love”
“The Quest”

For an intense amount of Jeff Bridges, head here.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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