Saturday, June 27, 2009

One of my favorites

Just grabbed it on wax at western Illinois U. One of my favorites of
all time. This place sucks. If we weren't listening to Ryan Adams
Santa Cruz 2007 then I would shoot myself.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

My Morning Jacket - The Electric Factory - 2006-12-01

All this MMJ related news (Monsters of Folk, hiatus, Yim Yames George Harrison Tribute EP, Yim Yames full length LP...) has had everyone on quite the rollercoaster this last week or so. It also has me listening to live Jacket 24/7 since I have no clue when I will have the good fortune of seeing them next. Great show here, FM/SBD source, the boys are playing pretty f*ckin hard! I can listen to They Ran all damn day (Jim has a funny little bit before they step it up a notch).

Today is my Friday (NIU has a 4 day summer schedule), have a good weekend everyone.

Photo credit: 11/30/2006 Roseland Ballroom - New York, NY (photo by blender). Couldn't find any from this set!

Disc 1:

01. it beats for you
02. gideon
03. wonderful
04. one big
05. lay low
06. phone
07. dondante
08. i needed it most/at dawn
09. hilarious rant
10. golden
11. lowdown

Disc 2:

01. way that he sings
02. dancefloors
03. mahgeetah
04. they ran
05. wordless
06. off the record
07. i will sing
08. run thru
09. anytime

Download - My Morning Jacket - The Electric Factory - 2006-12-01

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Yim Yames (Jim James) to Release George Harrison Covers EP

Yim Yames will be releasing an EP of George Harrison covers. The covers were recorded shortly after Harrison's death in 2001. I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on this (just like EVERYONE out there), it's slated for download on July 7th with a proper release on August 4th.

Notice on the website how it says "Full length solo record coming soon." Man.

What if he tours?!?! Man that would be some righteous sh*t. Maybe I'll finally be able to sleep again, Jim's accident the eve of his solo Schuba's show still keeps me up at night. There is a "Shows" section to the Yim Yames website...

Scroll to the bottom of this post to download Behind That Locked Door.

From the .com:

On July 7th, Yim will release a tribute to George Harrison that he recorded back in 2001. The EP will be available on as digital download and physical CD/LP. Until then you can stream and download “Behind That Locked Door” for free.

A portion of the proceeds from “Tribute To” will go to benefit the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary.

For more info please visit

yim yames on myspace


"Long, Long, Long"
"Behind That Locked Door"
"Love You To"
"My Sweet Lord"
"Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)"
"All Things Must Pass"

Download - Yim Yames - Behind That Locked Door (George Harrison Cover)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

My Morning Jacket on Hiatus

Thanks Chris.

From Spinner:

My Morning Jacket has a history of performing career-defining shows at Bonnaroo, but they weren't on this year's lineup. That didn't stop drummer Patrick Hallahan from going anyway, as a fan. It's not that My Morning Jacket decided to just skip Bonnaroo - they're not playing anywhere, any time soon. "Right now, honestly, we've just taken a big hiatus," Hallahan admitted to Spinner while enjoying a beer backstage. "We've been touring for eight years straight. We all have other things going on right now."

By that he means, of course, all-star side projects that are side projects for all their stars. Hallahan's been drumming in the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach's solo venture while My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James is part of the upcoming Monsters of Folk enterprise (which also features Conor Oberst, M. Ward and Mike Mogis.)

Keep in mind that, although it's been trendy lately for bands to downplay their demise by calling it a hiatus, when Hallahan says that My Morning Jacket is on a hiatus, that's exactly what he means. "Everybody's just taking time off and doing what they want to do," he says. "We're all in our own islands and eventually we'll all swim back to the mainland and get back together."

Okay, Patrick, that's allowed. Take your time, but hurry up. We want to see you at next year's 'roo.

Wilco - Sky Blue Sky Bonus Tracks

Here are some bonus tracks from Sky Blue Sky.

01 The Thanks I Get
02 Let's Not Get Carried Away
03 One True Vine
04 Impossible Germany (Live)
05 Hate It Here (Live)

Download - Wilco - Sky Blue Sky Bonus Tracks

Thursday, June 18, 2009

My Morning Jacket - Live at The Fillmore - 2002-10-07

Well it's not new. There is nothing new with MMJ right now and I'm going a little stir crazy. Lately I've seemed more fatigued than usual, just tired in general and yesterday it hit me: my last MMJ show was 6 months ago! I need a recharge bad!!!! Who knows when they will awake from their slumber, I just hope its soon.

War Begun solo = top f*cking notch.

1. Intro
2. Sooner
3. Just Because I Do
4. Lowdown
5. Heartbreakin' Man
6. The Way That He Sings
7. War Begun
8. One Big Holiday
9. Phone Went West

Download - My Morning Jacket - Live at The Fillmore - 2002-10-07

Uncle Tupelo - The Demo Trilogy

Thank you cgoodwin22 from for posting these rarities and thank you A Truer Sound Blog for posting this stuff. The dude over at A Truer Sound Blog has it right when he refers to it is "The Demo Trilogy."


Uncle Tupelo - Live and Otherwise (Demo tape)

Their second demo tape, half live and half studio.

01) Before I Break (live)
02) Life Worth Livin' (live)
03) Fortunate Son (live)
04) Cocaine Blues (live)
05) Gimme Gimme Gimme (live)
06) Good Times (live)
07) That Year
08) I Got Drunk
09) There Was A Time
10) Otherside
11) No Depression
12) Screen Door

Live tracks recorded at Blue Note, Columbia MO, Aug 22 1988

Download - Uncle Tupelo - Live and Otherwise (Demo tape)


Uncle Tupelo - Colorblind & Rhymeless (Demo Tape)

Another demo.

01) Before I Break
02) I Got Drunk
03) Screen Door
04) Blues Die Hard
05) Pickle River

Download - Uncle Tupelo - Colorblind & Rhymeless (Demo Tape)


Uncle Tupelo - Not Forever, Just For Now (Demo Tape)

THE demo, the one that got them signed.

01) Outdone
02) That Year
03) Whiskey Bottle
04) Flatness
05) I Got Drunk
06) Before I Break
07) Life Worth Livin'
08) Train
09) Graveyard Song
10) Screen Door

Download - Uncle Tupelo - Not Forever, Just For Now (Demo Tape)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ryan Adams - Fix It & Magick

Coughing Up Blood & Whiskey has an excellent, unique version of Fix It posted.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My Morning Jacket - Highly Suspicious (VHS or Beta remix) Online Flash Thingy

Pretty righteous little flash video. Download the song here.


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The Band - Complete King Biscuit Flower Hour - Washington DC - 1976-7-17

I watched The Last Waltz Blu-Ray this weekend and can't get The Band out of my head. If you have a Blu-Ray player TLW is a no brainer must have. The sound and picture quality is absolutely insane and it really does feel like you are there. Enjoy!

Thanks Dime dudes!
01 Don't Do It 5:10
02 The Shape I'm In 4:08
03 It Makes No Difference 7:23
04 The Weight 4:44
05 King Harvest 3:45
06 Twilight 3:29
07 Ophelia 3:36
08 Tears Of Rage 5:58
09 Forbidden Fruit 6:11
10 This Wheel's On Fire 3:51
11 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down 4:04
12 The Genetic Method 3:57
13 Chest Fever 4:23
14 Up On Cripple Creek 5:59
15 W.S. Walcott Medicine Show 4:03

Download - The Band - Complete King Biscuit Flower Hour - Washington DC - 1976-7-17

Monday, June 15, 2009

Monsters of Folk LP

F*ck me, I cannot wait. I cannot wait to see who wrote what, who sings what, just who does what! This is so exciting and I hope our boy (boys really, TSE has posted stuff from all these dudes but is partial to YY, obviously) has a large (read:larger/largest) part in the material.

From Pitchfork:

Travel with me to the recent past-- yesterday, to be exact. Way back then, we published a story titled "Conor Oberst/Jim James/M. Ward Album Finally Coming Out?" Well, that question has been answered. And the answer is yes (thank god).

The Monsters of Folk supergroup-- which also features producer/Bright Eyes member Mike Mogis-- release their self-titled debut on September 22 via Shangri-La in North America, Rough Trade in Europe, Spunk in Australia, and P-Vine in Japan. A press release says so and everything.

According to the release, "all four members play every instrument on the album" and the music ranges from "road-worn" to "intimate" to "sun-soaked." The sometime tourmates recorded the LP in Malibu, California and Omaha, Nebraska over a two-year period between other projects. Track titles include "Whole Lotta Losin'" (Zeppelin tribute?), "Temazcal" (named after an ancient sauna), and "Losin Yo Head" ("Yo"!). The rest of the song names are below:

Monsters of Folk:

01 Dear God (sincerely M.O.F.)
02 Say Please
03 Whole Lotta Losin'
04 Temazcal
05 The Right Place
06 Baby Boomer
07 Man Named Truth
08 Goodway
09 Ahead of the Curve
10 Slow Down Jo
11 Losin Yo Head
12 Magic Marker
13 Map of the World
14 The Sandman, the Brakeman and Me
15 His Master’s Voice

Check out a MOF show from Providence, RI...

Monsters of Folk (Click the site, it changes colors)

Friday, June 12, 2009

The Ducks - The Catalyst Club - Santa Cruz, CA - 1977-8-22

This is special. In 1977 Neil Young formed a group with Jeff Blackburn and they called themselves The Ducks. The superb Neil biography Shakey has a great segment on this mini era and Wikipedia does a great job with the history lesson:

In the spring of 1977, former Moby Grape vocalist and guitarist Jerry Miller was working with various combinations of people and Young found his way on stage one night with Miller (whom he knew from his Fillmore days) and a singer/songwriter named Jeff Blackburn (who co-wrote "My My Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)". Young began hanging out and jamming with Blackburn in the days that followed with Blackburn on rhythm guitar, Bob Mosley on bass, and Johnny Craviotta on drums. Craviotto had previously played on tracks for Arlo Guthrie[1], Ry Cooder[2], and Buffy Sainte-Marie[3]. They decided to call themselves the Ducks and within weeks every duck call within miles had been purchased. [4]

The local entertainment tabloid got wind something was up and had a conversation with the group. They announced they were forming a band called the Ducks, that would play local clubs for cover charges of less than $3. Further Young was moving to Santa Cruz and would stay "as long as it remains cool." [5] This exchange was later written up as a front-page story in a local newspaper. He also said they could play "Mr. Soul" better than Buffalo Springfield. By mid-June the Ducks began to play, usually two sets a night, three or four times a week. Sometimes there was enough warning that they'd be listed in the Good Times. The Ducks became a secret, local institution.

The set list for their shows was very democratic. All four could sing and had material, so they took turns throughout the sets in a strict manner. Highlights included "Mr. Soul", a Blackburn tune entitled "Silver Wings", a Moby Grape tune of Mosley's entitled "Gypsy Wedding", and hard Chuck Berry-esque rock and roll sessions sung by Johnny Craviotto. "Comes a Time" was played as a country rocker before turning up in its acoustic studio authenticity. They also did "Homegrown", a cover of Ian and Sylvia's "Four Strong Winds" with Young singing lead, and an instrumental guitar showcase entitled "Windward Passage". Early in the summer "Windward Passage" was done in a kind of psychedelic/surf manner, it grew into a more traditional Young guitar piece as the weeks went on. Young played "Old Black" which sported a Santa Cruz sticker that summer. He usually wore a plaid shirt with drawstring pants that were high fashion at the time. In the smaller clubs the band would shake hands with the crowd at the end. Even in larger venues like the Catalyst which had a maximum capacity of 1,000 people, people would often bump into Young and company waiting in line at the bar between sets. Young was spending some of his big star money that summer on the band, by midsummer they were doing exceptional projections of animations overhead and large mobile recording vans were usually spotted in the alley during most gigs.

They played every venue in town, from the showcase Catalyst, to the very cozy Crossroads, to down-to-earth spots like the Veteran's Hall. They were not without some rock and roll cliché drama, Craviotto seemed kind of thirsty some evenings, and he passed out behind the drum kit during intermission at a show. Near the end of the summer they played two larger shows, one at the Civic Auditorium that had the current edition of Moby Grape, which the benefit turned out to be their final performance with Young. And an outdoor gig at Cabrillo Community College opening for Elvin Bishop.


This is the only known complete recording of this group. It is an audience recording but the quality is very good, very very listenable.

Thank you everyone involved in getting this in circulation, thanks Dime dudes.

The Ducks are:

Neil Young
Jeff Blackburn
Bob Mosley
Johnny C. Cravittio

Disc 1
01 Intro
02 A Deeper Mystery
03 Gypsy Wedding
04 tuning
05 Sail Away
06 Slow Down
07 Behind The Sun
08 Only Loving You
09 Cryin' Eyes
10 Bye-Bye Johnny
11 Your Time Will Come Around
12 Do Me Right
13 Are You Ready For The Country
14 Silver Wings

Disc 2
01 Two Riders
02 Your Love
03 Gone Dead Train
04 Mr. Soul
05 Hold On Boys
06 My, My, My
07 I'm Ready
08 Comes A Time
09 Windward Pass
10 Younger Days

Download - The Ducks - The Catalyst Club - Santa Cruz, CA - 1977-8-22

Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Felice Brothers - The Luminaire - London, England - 2007-11-30

I caught these guys as an opening act for Son Volt about a year and a half ago and was really blown away.

Thank you guys from Dime, top shelf work as usual.

Source: SBD>JB3
Tapir: Youandmeboth
Transfer: JB3>WAV>Flac
Tracking & Edited by: PaulBaptiste

01 I'm Saved
02 Hey Hey Revolver
03 Where'd You Get The Liquor
04 Ruby Mae
05 Helen Fry
06 Mercy
07 Frankie's Gun
08 St. Steven's End
09 Radio Song
10 Goddamn You Jim
11 Cheese and Brown
12 Ballad of Lou
13 Cincinnati Queen ( White Limo)
14 Two Hands
15 T For Texas
16 Roll on Arte
17 The Devil Is Real
18 Glory Glory

Download - The Felice Brothers - The Luminaire - London, England - 2007-11-30

Wilco - Festival Territorios - Sevilla, Spain - 2009-05-29

Thanks Mike for sending this to me!

Jeff Tweedy and Co. tackle some new songs live and the results are fantastic. This is a great FM sourced show. There is a DJ track in between every single track so I separated them, its really distracting and quite annoying. Enjoy!

Wilco (The Song)
Handshake Drugs
One Wing
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
A Shot in the Arm
At Least That's What You Said
You Are My Face
Bull Black Nova
Jesus, etc
Impossible Germany
You Never Know
Hate It Here
I'm the Man Who Loves You
Spiders (Kidsmoke)

Download - Wilco - Festival Territorios - Sevilla, Spain - 2009-05-29 AUDIO

Download - Wilco - Festival Territorios - Sevilla, Spain - 2009-05-29 DJ TRACKS