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Things We Saw Today: Jensen Ackles is Releasing An Album and We Are Pumped.

Also: Scotch pods?

Fans of Supernatural know that the cast is super-talented, but did you know that, aside from being kind, handsome, charitable and a damn good actor, Jensen Ackles is ALSO a great singer? I know, it’s really not fair for a person to be that good at that many things, but alas. Ackles has been quietly been building a resume as a singer and performer for many years. Along with many of his Supernatural cast mates, he’s released several cover tracks with singer-songwriter Jason Manns, including great versions of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “Simple Man.” Convention attendees have also had the treat of seeing Ackles perform with Rob Benedict’s Louden Swain.

Suffice it to say, Ackles is already in rotation on our playlists, but it’s his collaboration with Austin singer-songwriter Steve Carlson that has allowed him the most creativity, and it’s Carlson that he’s joined with to form Radio Company, a blues and country influence collaboration between the two. After working for over year, and teasing fans for a long time, it’s been officially announced that Radio Company will release their first full album this fall. All the songs are by Ackles and Carlson, no covers. No, we don’t know exactly when or where you’ll ba able to but the album, but you can pre-order it on Vinyl already if you want to a true Ackles hispter.

As for the music. We think Dean Winchester would approved of the blues-y, rocking tracks. At lease, based on the snippets they’ve shared so far on Instagram the album sounds pretty fun and soulful, and we can’t wait.

 

 

Jensen Ackles making music is a great evolution, and makes sense for him. You know what’s not a natural evolution? Putting fancy scotch into poppable pods for easy, fast consumption. That didn’t stop legendary Scotch brand Glinlevet from doing just that.

We just have to ask…is this a joke? A viral marketing scheme? If not…why? Whiskey is for slow slips not whatever this is supposed to be. The internet is rightliy horrified by this as well.

Like tide pods, but alcohol!

 

Elsewhere on god’s green internet:

  • If you’re familiar with Canadian television memes (and why wouldn’t you be) you’ll be very excited to learn that the house hippo is back and helping to spread the word that you shouldn’t always believe what you read on the web:
  • We can’t get enough of Hustlers discussion, so let’s talk about how it uses the female gaze. (Via Vulture)
  • Lou Diamond Phillips made us LOL:
  • The whiny orange treason baby is going after Mitt Romney now. (via CNN)
  • In case you wanted to feel slightly better (?) about the mess is America, things in Britain remain bollocksed by Brexit. (via Slate)
  • Poster. Bond Poster
  • And finally, we’re super emotional about the new trailer for Picard.

What did you see this weekend that has you excited, Suevians?

(image: Michael Courtney/The CW)

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Jessica Mason (she/her) is a writer based in Portland, Oregon with a focus on fandom, queer representation, and amazing women in film and television. She's a trained lawyer and opera singer as well as a mom and author.