The great Randy Newman has a new album out, Dark Matter. I haven't fully landed on how I feel about it, but my gut is telling me that it's merely decent, not amazing. But so what? For MEL, I talked about how this brilliant songwriter has become better known in recent decades for his Pixar soundtracks than for the fantastic, caustic character sketches of the 1970s. And yet, we see elements of those despicable individuals in the news all the time. Hope you enjoy.