Thursday, May 04, 2006

DBT Week in Review - 4/26 - 5/5

Gonna be a short and early one this week. DBT comes to town tomorrow. "I got my tickets" and it better not get cancelled!

Ninebullets gives us Dress Blues, the most searched term for folks who have found this site over the past week. Beautiful, important song:

Nine Bullets - Download Jason's new song 'Dress Blues'

One of Patterson's heros talks about one of DBT favorite places:

Springsteen Expresses New Orleans' Pain:

"With that, he launched into a song titled 'How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?' and dedicated the song to 'President Bystander.' Its lyrics included the lines: 'There's bodies floatin' on Canal and the levees gone to hell ... them who's got out of town, and them who ain't got left to drown, tell me, how can a poor man stand such times and live?'"

Here's a great video interview of Patterson and Jason.

A video of the band performing "Goodbye" in Starkville:

YouTube - Drive By Truckers -"Goodbye"

Protest music is coming from all over these days. Here's Neil Young's new album:

NEIL YOUNG - Living With War

Music that sucks so bad that its good:

The worst song of all time:

"Several people nominated Starship's 'We Built This City,' a No. 1 hit from 1985 that was also named Blender magazine's worst song everexternal link. CNN Pipeline copy editor James Dinan put it best: 'I got a laugh when I read that the original intent of this song was to be a statement against cracking down on artistic freedom. I'd support such a crackdown if it means this song will never be played again.'

The Starland Vocal Band's 'Afternoon Delight' got a few votes, as did Billy Ray Cyrus' 'Achy Breaky Heart,' Mr. Mister's 'Broken Wings' and Don Johnson's 'Heartbeat.' ('Broken Wings' succeeded 'We Built This City' as No. 1 by a few weeks; obviously, late 1985 was a golden age for bad songs.)"

That's all for this week, folks. I'll try to do some picture posting over the weekend of the shows at the Fillmore so check back!

Picture of a Sunset from my balcony


Anonymous said...

The sunset is much prettier than them Truckers boys...

AAW said...

True. But it doesn't ROCK as much ;-D

Chris Ernest Hall said...

As for the Fillmore show Friday night... does anyone know if DBT are playing first or second? And what time they're going to be hitting the stage?

- djchall

Anonymous said...

Show #1 at House of Blues last night in LA was awesome. Have fun at the Fillmore.

Anonymous said...

so last night Son Volt opened and played from about 8:30 to 10:15 - pretty long for an opener. DBT came out shortly thereafter and played till somewhere after 12.

Chris Ernest Hall said...

Okay, that's good to know. Wouldn't surprise me if they kept to the same schedule at the Fillmore.

- djchall

Satisfied '75 said...

caught both L.A. dates and was salivating the whole time. Cheers.

Anonymous said...

My 13th annual highly coveted best-of-fest aawrd this year went to Bruce Springsteen & The Seeger Sessions Band. Here is a quote from the New Orleans Times-Picayune: "Then he presented one last gift. A hundred bands in New Orleans, Springsteen said, could play this last song better than he...he unspooled 'When the Saints Go Marching In', not as a boisterous, high-kicking second line, but as an acoustic prayer delivered in a desperate hour....No artist could have spoken to, and for, the city of New Orleans at thi smost important of Jazzfests more purposefully, more passionately and mosre effectively..."

AAW said...

Fillmore rocked! More on that Friday.

Davy, Very Cool you saw Bruce and Jazzfest. I'm imagining that version of Saints and how powerful it must of been. Wow.