Thursday, October 30, 2008

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Live on Letterman 10/29/08

Here are both performances from last nights Letterman. His voice is out of control amazing. Fix It was televised and Cobwebs was on the Letterman website. Around 2:49 during Fix It I got a full body chill. Enjoy.

Fix It


Download - Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Fix It Video
Download - Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Cobwebs Video

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Ryan Adams - Go Easy - Live Acoustic

Lovely. Thanks Tim.

Download - Ryan Adams - Go Easy - Live Acoustic Video (For iPod)

Whiskeytown - Those Weren't The Days

This is an unrealsed Whiskeytown album. I guess this is my way of celebrating Ryan Adams & The Cardinals brilliant new album Cardinology (released today 10/28!!! GO BUY IT!) with some old school Ryan Adams via Whiskeytown. I noticed a lot of the songs on this (maybe all, have not had a chance to look at the track listing) are on the Strangers Almanac reissue.

1. My Heart Is Broken
2. Things I Heard
3. Luxury Liner
4. Kiss And Make Up
5. Further Down The Road
6. Believe
7. 10 Seconds 'Til The End Of The World
8. The Rain Won't Help You When It's Over
9. Ticket Time
10. Wither, I'm A Flower
11. Hipshake
12. Here's To The Rest Of The World
13. Empty Baseball Park
14. San Antonio
15. Factory Girl
16. All You Can Feel
17. New York Angel
18. Only To Lose
19. Dreams

Download - Whiskeytown - Those Weren't The Days


Monday, October 27, 2008

My Morning Jacket - Live at Local Live - KVRX 91.7FM - 2000-10-15

Really reaching back in MMJ live history today. Fantastic War Begun.

My Morning Jacket in studio live performance
"Local Live", KVRX 91.7FM, Austin, TX
October 15, 2000

1. The Dark
2. Lowdown
3. Picture Of You
4. Evelyn Is Not Real
5. Old September Blues
6. Honest Man
7. One Big Holiday
8. The Bear
9. War Begun
10. Tyrone (Erykah Badu cover)
11. It's About Twilight Now
12. Interview w/ Jim James

Download - My Morning Jacket - Live at Local Live - KVRX 91.7FM - 2000-10-15

Jim James - Live for Duyster - Studio Brussel - 2000-12-17

This is a gem from 2000, pre-At Dawn. Jim talks about Nick Cave and the way the band writes songs.

1. Hopefully
2. Lowdown
3. The Way That He Sings
4. Interview

Download - Jim James - Live for Duyster - Studio Brussel - 2000-12-17

Friday, October 24, 2008

The Black Keys - Bonnaroo 2007

Nice soundboard recording of The Keys rocking. They really are a sick fucking band.

Girl Is On My Mind
Just Got To Be
The Breaks
Stack Shot Billy
Everywhere I Go
Set You Free
Your Touch
Your The One
Grown So Ugly
No Trust
Have Love Will Travel

File is WinRar again.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ryan Adams - Magick

Remember all those tunes Ryan Adams posted on his psycho blog? Here they are. The songs from Cardinology sound amazing.

Note: You will need WinRar for this.

An updated version will be available sometime in the future, don't know when though.

Download - Ryan Adams - Magick

Monday, October 20, 2008

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - 2008-07-19 - Siren Music Festival

The quality is not perfect but I have been hankering for some live Malkmus. Does anyone have any good quality boots of this man? Preferably with them playing songs from their truly amazing album Real Emotional Trash? It would be greatly appreciated! Thanks and enjoy.

01 Baby C'mon
02 Gardenia
03 Dragonfly Pie
04 Jenny and the Ess-Dog
05 Phantasies
06 Hopscotch Willie
07 Elmo Delmo
08 Cold Son
09 Baltimore
10 [new song]
11 We Can't Help You
12 Real Emotional Trash
13 [encore break]
14 All Over Gently
15 Pencil Rot
16 Two Tickets to Paradise (Eddie Money)

Download - Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - 2008-07-19 - Siren Music Festival

Friday, October 17, 2008

This is NOT America

Remember the Jim James video of him performing I Will Be There When You Die? Well here is the whole video. Some info:
My Morning Jacket in "Lola da Musica", VPRO TV, The Netherlands,
February 20, 2000 (Original air date)

On the road with the band during their short tour in Holland, late January 2000,
as well as interviews, acoustic tracks, and footage from the live show at Rotown, Rotterdam:
- I Will Be There When You Die (Radio Rijnmond)
- Old Sept Blues (live)
- Rocket Man ("De Avonden" session, January 26)
- Tyrone (live Erykah Badu cover)
- Strangulation ("Club Lek" live, January 26)
- Lil Billy (live)
- I Think I'm Going To Hell (acoustic)
- War Begun (live)
- I Will Be There When You Die (acoustic)

Except for 'Going To Hell' none of the songs is shown in it's full length.

TV documentary, running time approx. 40 mins.

Enjoy guys.

Download - My Morning Jacket - This is NOT America

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Live at Fox Theater - 2008-10-04

Damn good soundboard show from St. Louis. I have not gotten through the whole thing but there is a real nice version of Fix It and Magick (I CANNOT get enough of that tune). The picture of Neal Casal with my friend Julie was taken after this show and Tim (the man that turned me onto Ryan Adams. Well Tim-->Matt-->Me) and Julie both said it was top notch. Enjoy!

Disc One (Set One)
01. Cobwebs
02. Everybody Knows
03. Come Pick Me Up
04. Wonderwall
05. Fix It
06. La Cienega Just Smiled
07. Goodnight Rose
08. The Sun Also Sets
09. Oh My God, Whatever, Etc.
10. The Rescue Blues
11. Banter - "I'm sorry you're upset..."
12. Magick
13. Banter - "Ninjas and Alanis Morrisette"
14. Desire
15. Let it Ride
16. Peaceful Valley
17. Banter - "It's exactly intermission time..."

Disc Two (Set Two)
01. Banter - "We're back..."
02. Crossed Out Name
03. Afraid Not Scared
04. Bartering Lines
05. Love is Hell
06. Shakedown on 9th Street
07. Natural Ghost
08. Two
09. Sinking Ship
10. How Do You Keep Love Alive
11. The End
12. Off Broadway
13. Cold Roses
14. I See Monsters

Download - Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Live at Fox Theater - 2008-10-04

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Europe Canceled, Get Better Jim

Sorry guys. A note from the band posted at the MMJ forums:

It is with great regret that we have to announce the cancellation of My Morning Jacket's up-coming tour to Europe due to injuries suffered by Jim in Iowa City. For the fans who have purchased tickets, we would like
to extend our gratitude for your support and understanding. Our hope was to merely postpone the tour, but as our scheduling does not allow that to happen in the immediate future, we feel it is best to cancel this tour in hopes of re-scheduling at some point.

We would also like to say 'thank you' to all the fans who have reached out to Jim with their well-wishes as we all hope for his speedy and full recovery.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Jim James

So beautiful. Thanks tim crimson from, I have never seen this as just a clip like this.

Elliott Smith

Here is some Elliott Smith for you guys. Sorry about the lack of download posts, I have been crazy busy. Hopefully by the end of this week things will cool down. I will make up some artwork tomorrow.

Elliott Smith - 1997-04-12 - Terrace Pub - Princeton, NJ

Division Day
Alphabet Town
Between The Bars
Bled White
St. Ides Heaven
Say Yes
Needle In The Hey
Big Decision
Southern Bell
2:45 AM
Waterloo Sunset

Basement Demos

From A Poisoned Well
Let's Turn The Record Over
Talking To Mary
True Love


True Love

Embryo Festival, Sweden - 4th of July

Ballad of Big Nothing
Independence Day
Junk Bond Trader
Son of Sam
Everything Means Nothing To Me
Cupid's Trick
Strung Out Again
Sweet Adeline
Bled White
Between the Bars
Stupidity Tries
A Question Mark
2:45 AM
In The Lost and Found
Can't Make A Sound

Chicago MMJ Dates Rescheduled

My Morning Jacket will be coming to Chicago on December 27th and 28th of this year. From the website:

Chicago Shows Rescheduled

The postponed October 9th and 10th shows at the Chicago Theater have been rescheduled for December 27th and 28th of this year. Tickets purchased for the October 9th show will be honored on December 27th, and tickets purchased for the October 10th show will be honored on December 28th. For those unable to make the show, refunds will be given at the point of purchase. Click here for a note from the band.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Card For Jim

Here is the card for Jim, thanks for all of your support! I am sending the card to the band and their manager today!

Download - Get Well Jim Card - PDF format

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Perfect Song - Wilco - At Least That's What You Said

The next perfect song is Wilco's At Least That's What You Said from A Ghost Is Born. The whole album is filled with big clean spaces and distorted guitar, a contrast I adore. The guitar tone is reminiscent of Neil Young's on tracks like Like A Hurricane and Rockin' In The Free World.

When I sat down on the bed next to you
You started to cry
I said, maybe if I leave, you'll want me
To come back home
Or maybe all you mean, is leave me alone
At least that's what you said

You're irresistible when you get mad
Isn't it sad, I'm immune
I thought it was cute
For you to kiss
My purple black eye
Even though I caught it from you
I still think we're serious
At least that's what you said

It is such a sad song, a man head over heels in love for a woman that clearly does not reciprocate the same feeling in a similar fashion. I think the most heart wrenching part is that he knows it. Their roles are reversed in the song, it is much more typical for the man to be in the position the woman is and it sheds a certain light on abusive relationships. Tweedy is singing about this woman as if she is a drug and I think that can really relate to a lot of men and women.

Then comes the storm.

That guitar picks up and the drums and keys are hitting hard; like he is stomping his foot in anger as if he just realized the situation he is in is fucked. Distortion, distortion, distortion blasts from his tired amp; every note more pissed off then the last. The song calms itself down in the last 30 seconds with the help of a little feedback. Have you ever been so fed up with everything you just want to scream and once you do there is a moment of serenity that feels so good? That is what this song is.

Download - Wilco - At Least That's What You Said - Studio

Download - Wilco - At Least That's What You Said - Live

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

It's Official

From My Morning Jacket's website:

As some of you may have heard we had to cancel our show last evening in Iowa City. We were finishing up the last few bars of "Off The Record and just like any other night we were all having a great time. Jim went to get closer to the audience on his side of the stage, and as he moved forward to step onto the sub-woofer the lights darkened, and he inadvertently stepped off the stage. Upon falling, he suffered traumatic injuries to his torso, and was immediately taken to the hospital.

Per the doctor's orders, Jim will be off the road and recovering from his injuries for the next two to three weeks. Sadly, we must postpone the two shows in Chicago on Thursday and Friday until further notice.

For those who attended the Iowa City show, we would like to extend our gratitude for your understanding and cooperation. We take our fans and performances very seriously, and would never cancel a show unless it was absolutely necessary. Please know that we will be making every effort to return to your fine city.

Thank you so much to our fans for the kind sentiments and well-wishes on Jim's behalf. We hope for Jim's quick recovery and to be back out on the road soon.

With Love,
My Morning Jacket

Messages For Jim James


Hey everybody, I am going to be collecting messages, artwork, anything and everything that anyone may want to send to Jim and the band. Leave a comment or shoot an email and I will be sending it to the band sometime either tomorrow of Friday.

It would be great to have a TON of support here guys. Thanks.

From Iowa...

Jim James Solo and My Morning Jacket Shows

The Jim James solo show has been canceled. Here is the email I just received.

Good Morning –

Unfortunately, we are going to have to cancel the event schedule tonight with Jim James due to an unfortunate accident that took place last night during his show in Iowa. We are going to refund everyone’s money so please be patient as we do this.

Thank you for your patience and our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. James and his family during what we hope is a speedy recovery.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email us. Thank you for your continued support of the campaign.


Jordan Kaplan

Obama for America

Jim, get better soon.

Pitchfork is reporting the Chicago shows have been POSTONED which is much better then canceled.

We do not know if this is true. Wait for official MMJ word before you cancel plans!

More bad news

Again, nothing is official!

Jim James Injured Last Night

Jim James was hurt last night, this is a message from Two Tone Tommy's (bassist) wife:

Hi everyone...

Before this gets heated... or silly (Jim leaving a show mid-set because he was pissed? I don't think so), I wanted to post a quick message from Jim and the guys.

Jim fell between two of the subs at the front of the stage and hurt his leg. He's just had some x-rays and is resting at hospital.

Big thanks to the intrepid fans who showed up at the ER and to everyone who's voiced concern.

We're still waiting for word on Chicago, but I promise as soon as we know, you will.

LP (formerly dasmondhaschen, currently tom's wife)

For all of us going to Chicago, I will keep you updated.

Our best wishes go out to Jim and we pray for a speedy recovery.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

- My Morning Jacket - Live at Riverside Theater 2008-10-03

My soon to be married (Saturday) friend Laura H. cruised up to Milwaukee to catch this show so I figured I would post it for her. She probably figured she had one last chance to hook up with Jim James (kidding Ben) before she tied the knot. I have not gotten all the way through it but this Off The Record was sounding pretty fierce.

Download - My Morning Jacket - Live at Riverside Theater - 2008-10-03

Thanks Caseydog from the MMJ forum for the pic!

My Morning Jacket - High Sierra Music Festival - 2006-06-30

Starting on Wednesday I go on a 3 day MMJ bender starting off with a Jim James solo show at Schuba's in Chicago. On Thursday and Friday I get the whole band experience at The Chicago Theater, one of my favorite venues of all time (Schuba's is up there too). Here is a 2006 MMJ show for everyone to sink their teeth into. The first song (Steam Engine) cuts in but it is powerful nonetheless. Enjoy!

1. Steam Engine (cuts in)
2. Gideon
3. The Dark
4. Lowdown
5. One Big Holiday
6. Off The Record
7. Evelyn Is Not Real
8. What A Wonderful Man
9. Heartbreakin' Man
10. Golden
11. Dondante
12. Lay Low
13. Phone Went West
14. Mahgeetah
15. Bermuda Highway
16. The Bear
17. O Is The One That Is Real
18. Anytime

Download - My Morning Jacket - High Sierra Music Festival - 2006-06-30

Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Cardinals - 2008-10-4

My buddy was at the show last night at the beautiful Fox Theater in St. Louis. He was lucky enough to get a word in with Cardinals member Neal Casal and even snap a photo with his friend Julie and Neal.

I have not had the chance to attend any Cardinals shows this tour but I will be seeing them open for Oasis in December. These guys are a tight fucking unit right now and I am ultra excited for Cardinology, their next album due out October 28th.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Mystic Chords Of Memory Closing Shop

Head over to Mystic Chords of Memory and grab some of the music from the final post. He is closing his doors and he will be missed.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Bandwith Blues

Some of the posts contain some pretty large files (MMJ DVD). I pay for 100GB of bandwith a month, last month we went through almost 300GB's. Until I get new ads and start earning some cash to pay for all this stuff, some things (MMJ DVD) will not be available. Thanks for everything guys and hopefully this will change soon!