Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Unreleased Tracks

Hot off the press. Unreleased tracks sent via email by Pax Am. "Darkness" and "The Blue Canoe" do not appear on the upcoming III/IV but I certainly wouldn't mind if we got a few songs like this odd couple. "Darkness" sounds like something he could have recorded with The Pinkhearts (as of now I'm particularly fond of this tune) and "The Blue Canoe" is a Ramones type quick punk song that sort of drones you in and by the end it's hard to tell if that's even Ryan singing. Listen to them below, download them via SoundCloud or check out the new "Multiload" uploading service I'm testing out. I upload it to one place, it uploads it to 7 places. Some variety, let me know how it goes.

UPDATE - Upon putting these tracks in iTunes I discovered that the album comes up as "Helicopter Soup" a record he said he wanted to put out years ago. I always that he was just being weirdo Ryan Adams but I guess he was serious! Check out the conversation below:

Arcade Fire - 2010-07-09 - Oxygen Festival - Ireland

I've been giving this some spins lately. I still need to see these guys, they know how to make some powerful tunes.

The tracks in brackets were not broadcast.

(1. Keep the Car Running)  
(2. Modern Man) 
(3. Neighborhood #2 (Laika)) 
4. No Cars Go 
5. Haïti
6. Empty Room
7. Rococo 
8. The Suburbs 
(9. Ready to Start) 
(10. Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)) 
(11. We Used to Wait) 
12. Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) 
13. Rebellion (Lies) 
(14. Month of May) 
15. Intervention 
16. Crown of Love  
17. Wake Up  
18. DJ Outro

Monday, November 29, 2010

New Music Monday - Turkeys Have A Lame Sense Of Humor.

So, here we are . . .the Monday after a holiday that involved the sin of “glutton.”  That’s right, I said it.  Thanksgiving is a gluttonous, lie of a holiday . . .but who cares!?  It’s a time when you can sit down at a table with your family and, for a few hours, forget that you have the uncle in jail and your cousin just came out of the bathroom with the remnants of some mysterious white powder around her nose.  Without the strung out cousin, you’d never have the better pool on whether it’s coke, meth, heroin or just makeup she reapplied while she was in the “powder room.”  Coincidentally, how aptly named is THAT room now, considering the amount of extracurricular activity that goes on in there!  Aside from all the eating and whatever else you happen to do on that certain Thursday in November, there’s always my favorite part . . .the drinking.

I don’ t know about you, but the holidays bring out the alcoholic in me.  I’m not one of those, “wake up and down some vodka to face the day” drinkers.  I’m not nearly that classy.  Nope, I’m one of those “beer at 9 AM?  Why not!” drinkers.  You know the ones.  You met them in college.  Wait a minute . . .don’t judge me.  It’s that or shank someone with the gravy spoon before dessert is even served.  You go to therapy and whine about your parents not loving you enough . . .I’ll drink.  My way is cheaper and you can actually SEE your progress.  Sorry . . .got a little testy there.

Anyway . . .

In my ongoing effort to remember all the good songs I’ve been hearing lately, I decided to do sort of a “year end” playlist for myself.  It will eventually be on One Word Titles, but for now, it’s still in the planning phase (and also because it’s fifty-eight songs so far) but it will come to fruition.  I’m waiting partly because I’m sure I’ll include some new DRA/Cardinals songs in there, but at the same time that might require an entire write up all on its own.  See my dilemma?

That brings me to this week’s music.  All four happen to have found their way onto the year end playlist over the last few days because, although I’ve been listening to Interpol a lot lately, I have listened to these bands/songs just as much because for one reason or another, they caught my attention.
Girls is, in no way, a “new” band.  I literally devoured their first album, appropriately named, “Album” and their latest release, “Broken Dreams Club” is just as good.  Girls somehow manages to combine genres that wouldn’t normally sound good together.  Listening to the album, you’ll hear hints of 50’s do wop rock, early steel pedal playing that we heard in alt country bands like Uncle Tupelo, Sun Volt and Wilco and even fuzzed out guitars that you so prominently hear in bands like Black Rebel Motorcycle Club or Jesus and Mary Chain.  And, to top it all off, I think Charlie Brown’s teacher (or the trumpet that she really is, actually sings on the title track, Broken Hearts Club) singing backing vocals. The standouts on the album, for me, are Broken Hearts Club and Carolina. Give the album a listen and see for yourself.

Home Video and Weekend are two bands that I’ve just recently discovered, so my knowledge of them is going to be a bit limited.  I will say this: they are both in constant rotation the last few days.  Home Video is a Brooklyn based band that manages to combine moody, infectious bass lines with a Duran Duran lyrical approach.  If Duran Duran had a kid with The XX, it would be Home video.  The have the perfect musical ability to remind you of something, but come nowhere near ripping it off.  For a couple of Brooklyn by way of New Orleans musicians, they have the uncanny ability to make music that is simultaneously dark and sexy.

Try and google Weekend.  Seriously, do a google search and see what you turn up.  I’ve been trying for the last three days to find out what I can about these guys and what I’ve found is this: they’re from San Francisco and there are three guys in the band.  What’s the worst part?  I can’t even confirm that, so at this point, what I know could only be classified as speculation.  Now that you know what I know, I’ll tell you this:  Weekend manages to get a huge sound from such a small band.  Like Girls, they revel in the same fuzzed out guitars that made me like My Bloody Valentine and Jesus and Mary Chain.  In more recent years, BRMC and A Place To Bury Strangers have taken hold of that sound and run with it.  Weekend does it beautifully and incorporates the feedback that made bands like The Screaming Trees, Mudhoney and Sonic Youth so avant garde in the 90’s.  I would provide you with links, but I can’t really find any.  Stay tuned . . .I’ll leave a comment when I find out more information.

I’m sure that you’ve all heard of Deerhunter and have all heard at least a song or two from this year’s, “Halcyon Digest,” but you may not have know that singer/guitarist for Deerhunter, Bradford Cox, has a little bedroom side project called Atlas Sound.  Cox is constantly releasing free music out via the internet under the Atlas Sound moniker and I’ve been really enjoying his Bedroom Databank series (you can get Volume Four HERE.  Atlast Sound is very much Deerhunter, but at more of a lo-fi approach to production, which I really really like.  Think about it like this: if Deerhunter played an “unplugged” set, you’d get Atlas Sound . . .but only to a point.  Atlas Sound seems to be a vehicle that allows Cox to really focus on songwriting and he really shines on these songs as a songwriter.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and didn’t get mugged on black Friday.  If you did, I’m sorry, but I have an alibi.  I was robbing someone’s house for beer and leftovers.

Stay tuned to One Word Titles this week where I’ll be discussing movie soundtracks and my year end favorites. . .

Until next time . . .


p.s. because i'm super excited about the new Ryan Adams stuff coming out, i've been listening to one of my favorite live shows.  it was recorded at Tractor Tavern in Seattle on Valentine's Day, 2000 along with Kim Richey and Chuck Prophet.  you probably already have it, but if not, i'll share mine.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

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Monday, November 22, 2010

New Music Monday - Jesu Cristo On A Tricycle . . .

It's Monday again.  These things just sneak up on me and it's never really a comfortable thing.  I trust you all had good weekend and your  respective football teams won.  I was just reading through all the "news" on the internet and saw that a Canadian won big at the AMERICAN Music Awards.  Oh, the irony.  I remember when award shows were fun and actually held come sort of credence with me.  Not anymore . . .no way, no how.  They've become a farce . . .a side show popularity contest that, because they're televised, serves some sort of entertainment value.  Oh well . . .who am I, right?  Oh yeah . . .I remember now.  I'm the all knowing, all showing, divinely inspired . . .ok, I tried to keep a straight face through all of that, but failed miserably.  Let's get to the good stuff, shall we . . .

On a completely unrelated note, is anyone watching The Walking Dead?  I don't know what station it's on or anything like that, but I actually take the time to watch it . . .partly because I read the "graphic novels."  If you've seen the show, tell me what you think.

And we're off . . .

A few weeks ago, I stopped by to talk about a few Nashville area bands that had been recommended to me by a reader and Pujol was one of those bands.  As I listened, I struggled to figure out how to compare them.  They are lo-fi, like The Black Keys or The White Stripes (both TSE favorites and in an odd turn of cosmic events, some guy called Jack White actually worked with the band), but lacked the blues inspired sensibilities that both bands have.  I would like to think that, had the Beatles began in a garage in some city located at the exact center of a triangle drawn from Detroit to Akron to Nashville and back that Daniel Pujol would occupy the point in the absolute center of this triangle.  There's a mathematical equation for this, but I don't remember (much less care) what it is.  Wait, maybe that was a circle . . .oh well.  Anyway enough babbling.  Go buy his music ASAP and you'll see what I'm talking about.   Here are some links, some to relevant information, and some to useless places, like the RNC (i wouldn't really do that to you.).  Thanks to the awesome guys over at Free Music Archive, here's a link to a raucous live set.

I'll be the first to admit that I have what some health care professionals would call, "music A.D.D," meaning I jump from one song to another, one band to another, one genre to another, one decade to another . . .you see where I'm going with this, right?  The next band, Harlowe and the Great North Woods, have been on my radar for the last few weeks and somehow, I've managed to keep them to myself . . . until now.  You see, in addition to having a name that sounds like it very well could have been the title to a Jack London novel, HATGNW have an unmistakable sound that will appeal to fans of Iron & Wine, Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes and Bon Iver.  The instrumentation has a mellow, folksy sound and as you listen closer, you hear banjos and what sounds like a clarinet.  Just give "Roses" a listen and tell me you disagree with the company in which I put them.  Here's the usual . . .

Check out some more info HERE.  Be sure to clink on the "Listen to Our EP" picture on the left side of the page.  You won't be a bit disappointed.

Also, cruise on over to On Word Titles this evening to find out more information about what has quickly become one of my favorite albums of the year.  I'm thinking of having a little "Comment Contest" and giving away free stuff to whoever leaves the most creative comment.  What do you think?  Comment below . . .
As always, have a great week . . .


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - "Destroyers"

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals III/IV (recorded in 2007, Easy TIger sessions) went up for pre-order today and along with that pre-order Mr. Adams has also posted the unreleased track (from the same sessions) "Destroyers." Listen to the song below, download it just below that. This makes me excited guys, I ordered my vinyl already. This might deserve a day off a work when it ships.


The White Stripes - 2005-11-30 - Live at VH1 Studios

Jack White really has a hold on me and this good news from the White Stripes camp (in an interview with Jack from Vanity Fair) has me mucho excited:

"We thought we'd do a lot of things that we'd never done: a full tour of Canada, a documentary, coffee-table book, live album, a boxed set. It was one long project that took almost three years.Now that we've gotten a lot of that out of our system, Meg and I can get back in the studio and start fresh."

01 The Denial Twist
02 My Doorbell
03 As Ugly As I Seem
04 Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground
05 Ball & Biscuit > Man

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Keep ear X-tacy Alive

Hey everyone. I've got a quick message from John Timmons, owner of ear X-tacy. The finest record shop on the planet is going through some trying times and they need your help.

A word from ear X-tacy's Facebook page:

Please help us get the word out. Please invite at least 10 of your friends to view this event, and please copy and paste the video link on at least 10 of your friends' walls. Thanks so much! 

Not a resident of Louisville, KY? No problem, ear X-tacy has a kick a*s online store, check them out, do some Christmas shopping, save a business. I'd appreciate it if you'd take two and half minutes to hear what he has to say.

Monday, November 15, 2010

New Music Monday - The Things I Think I Think . . .

Let me just get this off of my chest.  I may not be your typical music junkie.  I know this.  I got an email from a One Word Titles reader that basically said this: "you don't look like you listen to the kind of music you write about."  Aside from the horrible grammatical mistake of ending a sentence with a preposition, I thought that the comment was kind of buying into a certain stereotype.  Apparently, I'm supposed to look like hipster in skin tight jeans and Buddy Holly'esque glasses.  In reality, I'm a pretty normal looking guy who, in addition to an obsession with music, loves sports.  I'm a die hard Cubs fan, Packers fan and all around guru of college football.  I also play golf (and before you say it, I consider golf to be something that happens when I'm drinking.  i got kicked out of a country club for not following the dress code.) and shower regularly.  Does that make me any less of a pure fan of the art?  No, not a bit.  It just means that I defy stereotype.   I've lived on three different continents and even indulged in home brewed beer in Saudi Arabia.  So, if you think I should look a certain way in order to fully realize the brilliance of great music, all i can say is this: there's a dark, smelly place where you can stuff your ignorance.

So there's my rant for the day.  I could go on about how much I hate the University of Alabama, but I couldn't accurately describe my feelings without expletive laden sentences.

So, on to the music . . .

"If I could roll up my money and smoke it, I would . . ." That's how Margot and the Nuclear So and So's begin the song, "Will You Love Me Forever."  Their most recent album, "Buzzard" is a seemingly perfect mix of accessible songs that vary from radio friendly ditties to fuzzy guitar anthems that hark back to The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols.  The one time eight piece (yes, there are eight people in the band) employs the regular players, but also a cellist and a violin player and a multi percussionist, all from in or around Indianapolis, Indiana.  Cruise on over and check out their Daytrotter Session.  It was recorded when the band was still an eight piece, but somehow it works for them in a way that doesn't seem cheezy and showy, a-la- Polyponic Spree.  These guys are more along the lines of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot era Wilco (my favorite Wilco album, by the way).  You can find out more about the band over at their MySpace and when you're done doing that, buy "Buzzard" and immediately listen to "Earth to Aliens: What do you want?" and "New York City Hotel Blues."

Philadelphia native and War on Drugs guitarist, Kurt Vile (that's his given name and it's pretty awesome) holds, in my opinion, the very special distinction of being the offspring of some genetic experiment that would involve the genetic material of the following musicians: Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, all the members of Radiohead, Nick Drake and Jim James.  You read that right . . .the guy has the the songwriting sensibilities of Springsteen and Seger and employs a similar airy reverb that makes Jim James sound so angelic. When you listen to the music, you can hear it meander somewhere between the glitchy sounds of OK Computer and the intimacy of Pink Moon.  If that doesn't make you go out and buy all of his music, have a listen over at his MySpace.  Square Shells is his latest EP, but everything he releases is great stuff.  In addition, check out his day job, War on Drugs.  Their new album, Future Weather is vast and beautiful.

Finally, I heard this band last night and I only know a little about them, but I like what I hear.  I'm not going to blather on, but I will say this: The Lost Crew reminds me of Interpol, if Interpol were a little happier. The Swedish quartet are streaming good stuff on their website and thanks to itsjustindie, you can snag some free music right here.

As always, leave comments below or you can email me HERE

Have a good week, boys and girls.  You know I will.


Friday, November 12, 2010

Norah Jones - 2010-06-12 - Bonnaroo

The marvelous Mystic Chords of Memory Vol. 2 posted this sometime last week and I had to share it. The quality is excellent and Norah rips through a lot of her excellent 2009 record The Fall, which came out about this time last year. When it was initially released I fell in love with it, something about the record reminds me of Chicago (or, probably more appropriately, Manhattan) in the winter, something I truly adore. Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

MMJ Forum members - I hope all is well with every single one of you.

01 What Am I To You
02 Tell Yer Mama
03 Light As A Feather
04 Chasing Pirates
05 Even Though
06 Young Blood
07 It's Gonna Be
08 Cry, Cry, Cry
09 I Wouldn't Need You
10 Sunrise
11 Sinkin' Soon
12 Barstool Blues
13 Come Away With Me
14 Long Way Home
15 Strangers
16 Don't Know Why
17 Stuck
18 Bull Rider
19 Lonesta

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Kings of Leon - 2004-11-20 - Huxley's - Berlin

I have to thank Kevin James of Model Stranger for passing this recording on to me. If you guys haven't checked those guys out do yourself a solid and download their record for free here.

My Kings of Leon listening has been pretty limited over the last couple of years. Their rise to stardom sort of pushed them away from my regular rotation. Over exposure probably. I mean, I still enjoy their tunes and I think their first three records are some of better rock and roll I've been exposed to over the last 5 years. Their was a rawness to their sound had me listening to them on repeat for a while. That same rawness is captured on this recording. It's nice to hear these guys pre-ultramegaband status again. Give "Spiral Staircase" a listen below.

1 Happy Alone
2 Red Morning Light
3 Wasted Time
4 Taper Jean Girl
5 Pistol of Fire
6 The Bucket
7 Soft
8 Joe's Head
9 Molly's Chambers
10 Razz
11 Four Kicks
12 California Waiting
13 Slow Nights, So Long
14 King of the Rodeo
15 Head to Toe
16 Spiral Suitcase

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - 2008-11-08 - The Ambassador Theatre - Dublin

One of my favorite Ryan Adams shows in existence. The last few days have been very heavy on the Ryan Adams listening. First Ryan Adams home page went down and then came back up as a redirect to Adams label, Pax Am Records and information on the upcoming Cardinals III/IV, a record he and the Cardinals recorded in 2007. Then we got some rehearsal footage of what I hope is "The Ryan Adams Band" playing "Oh My Sweet Carolina" at the Judd Apatow hosted "I Found This Funny" concert benefiting 826LA. And then I discovered the rehearsal jams on the new website yesterday (I have no idea how I missed the previous Friday), further catapulting my desire for some classic Cards' tunes. The following is an excerpt from PaxAmRecords.com:

"Hey there Music Fans, Bongo the Snowman here.... GOOD MORNING!"

These downloads are some tracks recorded on the set-up day of the III/IV / Easy Tiger sessions. The band is caught here going though some riffs and just outright jamming with some room mic's on.

A few of these became songs on III/IV and there is even a riff that was once a song called "Closure" that blew and eventually became "You Make Me Feel (Like a Natural Ghost)" which is a worldwide smash for Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, and is the theme song for the Sub-National Natural Grass Level Football Association, the world renowned English Football team that lives in a cloud pattern in the sky in Ryan's "day-time mind". There is a tree growing through it.

To the best of anyones memory, the personnel on these jam sessions is Ryan & Neal on guitar, Brad on drums, and Jon "The Slyder" Graboff on bass (yes, he even kick ass on bass!)...

Enjoy this snapshot of the first day of III/IV.

Your pal,
Bongo the Snowman.

The new jams are posted below, download them and enjoy. And for a lengthier set from Mr. DRA rock the hell out of this show from Ireland. I first got it over a year ago, lost it completely and then thought about it this morning for some reason. I had to get it again! The sound is top notch on this one guys, happy listening.

01. intro
02. Cobwebs
03. Everybody Knows
04. Born Into a Light
05. Please Do Not Let Me Go
06. Fix It
07. Natural Ghost
08. Goodnight Rose
09. Off Broadway
10. Wonderwall (Oasis)
11. I Taught Myself How To Grow Old
12. The Sun Also Sets
13. Come Pick Me Up
14. Grand Island (Neal Casal)
15. Go Easy
16. Sink Ships
17. Crossed Out Name
18. Stars Go Blue
19. band introductions
20. Let it Ride
21. Desire
22. Evergreen
23. Cold Roses
24. encore break
25. Freeway to the Canyon (Neal Casal)
26. Like Yesterday
27. La Cienega Just Smiled
28. Stop
29. Two
30. I See Monsters

Jack White - Conan O'Brien

Mr. Jack White graced Conan O'Brien's new show last night. They played a song called "20 Flight Rock" and then also did a little interview. Check it out below.

The Audio Perv was kind enough to post these, check them out.

Monday, November 8, 2010

New Music Monday - Welcome to the jungle, baby . . .

Yeah, that looked as ridiculous typed out on the screen as it sounded in my head, but hey, why not.  It's Monday again, and you know what that means; yep, you guessed it.  The week is back and if it's going to go wrong, it will definitely happen today.  That's ok, though.  If there's one bright, silver lining on the fact that it is, in fact, Monday it's this  . . . ok, i tried to be optimistic, but it's just not happening.  Nobody's optimistic on Monday, because in Latin, "Monday" means 'worst day of the week."  Ok, I made that up, but we can always amend the dictionary, right?  Right, so let's get down to business, shall we...

Oh, before I forget, don't walk into a room full of fat people and say, "whoa, this room is pushing maximum density."  Apparently they don't share my sense of humor.  This message has been brought to you by your friend, Chris . . .the one guy who can offend anyone.

I had this all typed and ready to go on Friday, but last night (well, more like this morning.  it was about two a.m.) I started thinking about what I've been listening to lately and it hit me.  I've been listening to some distant sounding stuff that just seems to lack any sort of humanity or visceral emotion.  To me, music has to emote something; anger, joy sadness, anything.  It occurred to me that it is extremely difficult to do without actual instruments.  The current trend of bedroom production has placed more emphasis on the ability to make music using electronic instrumentation as opposed to someone playing an acoustic guitar or a piano or something along those lines.  By no means is it my intention to devalue the efforts of these artists, but to me, there's nothing more musically moving (nice alliteration, huh.) than someone sitting in a room with an acoustic guitar and a four track, laying their heart out into the world for us to hear (see Jim James, Ryan Adams, or Ray LaMontagne).  It is music in its simplest form, the essence of all the thing that make music inspirational, the things that make a song punch you in the face then rip your heart, only to put it back and leave you with a feeling like someone draped a blanket over you to keep you out of the snowstorm.

I'm telling you all of this because what I meant to post here today was something along the lines of what I mentioned above, something that, after listening to it for awhile, just left me wanting.  That's not to say that it's not good music because, let's face it, I have impeccable taste.  It just wasn't doing it for me, so instead, I'm going to take the subject from something I was going to write about on One Word Titles and condense it for the lovely readers here because, hey, I care.  Before I get into this, though, I do want to say thanks to Matt Kanelos, singer of The Smooth Maria, for all the help.  Check them out because they are amazing.

Perfume Genius isn't as much a band as it is one guy, Mike Hadreas, sitting behind a piano, simply bearing his soul.  There's something about this guy that reminds me so much of Neil Young circa 1971, Nick Drake and to a large extent Daniel Johnston (if you haven't seen the brilliant documentary, "The Devil and Daniel Johnston" you are really missing out on some great insight into the mind of a musical genius that I never would have known about had it not been for the late Kurt Cobain).  He's just a guy, sitting at a piano singing songs that are both naked and understated, bringing to mind Sufjan Stevens when he's not singing an over the top, three ringed circus that he calls a song (see For All the Widows . . .).  Like Stevens, Hadreas has an almost innate sense of melody and brings scenery to the forefront in songs like, "When."  For all the vulnerability and emotional instability you find in each of the songs, it never seems theatric or forced.  Listening to the album, you could almost call Purfume Genius an Augusten Burroughs story, set to music.  It's apparent that Hadreas has had an imperfect life and the ironic part is that his imperfect life breeds a perfect album that sounds both broken and complete.  I've been listening to this album for a few days coupled with Introduction to Elliott Smith and it's hard to like one without liking the other. You can find more info at his MySpace or check him out on Facebook.

I'll leave you with a quote from the beautifully written post about Perfume Genius over at GoldFlakePaint, "Slowly and quietly, it has become one of the most talked about and most loved records of the year. It is also one of the most raw, honest and unflinchingly personal records you’re likely to hear."

I know that usually there are at least two bands in this new music section, but, to be completely honest, I don't think it would do this album justice to dilute its brilliance with the addition of more rambling on about another musician/band.  Next week . . .different story.

Until then,


Jeff Tweedy - 2010-08-15 - Live at Solid Sound

Photo by: Wallyworld
I hope everyone has a great week. Let the gentle touches of Jeff Tweedy be the wind beneath your wings. This was originally downloaded from Captain's Dead, check them out.

This is a great set, lots of excellent covers (Neil Young's "Look Out For My Love!!!") and some Wilco rare ones. 

1. Sunken Treasure
2. Remember the Mountain Bed
3. Please Be Patient With Me
4. Muzzle of Bees
5. In a Future Age
6. Via Chicago
7. The Ruling Class
8. Bob Dylans 49th Beard
9. Simple Twist of Fate
10. Alone
11. Someday Soon
12. New Madrid
13. Lost Love
14. I'm Always in Love
15. Spiders
16. Tennessee Torch Swing (with sir richard bishop)
17. Ingrid Bergman (with nick from the books)
18. Look Out For My Love (with avi buffalo)
19. Dash 7 (with nels cline)
20. The Family Garden (with scott mccaughey)
21. Someone Elses Song
22. So Much Wine
23. It's Just That Simple (with john stirratt on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, tweedy on bass, nels on lap steel, pat sansone on keyboard and greg wieczorek on drums)
24. Passenger Side (with john on bass, nels on banjo, mike jorgensen and pat sansone on keyboards and greg wieczorek on drums)
25. Outta Mind (Outta Site) (with john on bass, nels on banjo, matthew smith of outrageous cherry on electric guitar, greg wieczorek on drums and pat sansone and mike jorgensen on keyboards)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - 2008-10-05 - Overture Hall - Madison, WI

Ryan, after the taste we received earlier in the week I've come to realize that I need you in my life again. Please come back soon.



And this nice little interview, thanks Tim!

01. Cobwebs
02. Sink Ships
03. Everybody Knows
04. Wonderwall (Oasis)
05. Come Pick Me Up
06. Fix It
07. Goodnight Rose
08. Peaceful Valley
09. Like Yesterday
10. La Cienega Just Smiled
11. Let it Ride
12. Desire
13. Sun Also Sets
14. Rescue Blues
15. Oh My God Whatever, Etc
16. Crossed Out Name
17. Why Do They Leave
18. Mockingbird
19. Off Broadway
20. Magnolia Mountain
21. Shakedown on 9th Street
22. Go Easy
23. Easy Plateau
24. Two
25. What Sin >
26. Please Do Not Let Me Go
27. Dear Chicago
28. Freeway to the Canyon (Neal Casal)
29. A Kiss Before I Go
30. Stars Go Blue

Monday, November 1, 2010

New Music Monday - Here We Are Again . . .

Ryan Adams & Mandy Moore - Oh My Sweet Carolina - Rehearsal Take

Some lucky soul got to witness Mr. and Mrs. Adams perform the famous Adams tune "Oh My Sweet Carolina" during rehearsal for the Judd Apatow hosted "I Found This Funny" concert benefiting 826LA, a tutoring center for kids . His voice sounds beautiful, cannot wait for the unreleased tracks he played at the event to surface.

Everest - 2009-09-05 - Live at Bumbershoot - Seatle, WA

Ever since Everest rocked the crowd before My Morning Jacket performed "Evil Urges & Beyond" I've been listening to them damn near constantly. I've heard of them and have even heard them a little bit here and there and for some reason it never grabbed me. Until I saw them live. They were possibly my favorite opener over the course of MMJ's Terminal 5 residency (which included some great acts) and after they played Neil Young's "Revolution Blues" from his dark classic (and probably my favorite Neil disc) On The Beach. Since I've been back from New York I've picked up their latest record, On Approach, and have been loving every song. Bits and pieces of the record remind me of all sorts of great acts (Some Jayhawks, some Neil Young, maybe even some Coldplay (from when they were good)) but most of all I think they have a unique sound and are moving in the right direction with it. Enjoy this set from 2008 and check out their record when you get a chance.