Friday, July 21, 2006

DBT Week in Review - 7/21/06

The petition is doing well. It has been live for a week and we've collected close to 200 signatures. Thanks to all of the fans who took the time to have their voice heard. I'm going to let it marinate for another couple of weeks before sending off to the HEAD, HEAD honchos at New West.

Here are the various boards I've posted the petition to:

Pearl Jam
Max Lunger - Stones
Wilco - ViaChicago
Son Volt - Jay Farrar

I've also seen other postings on other boards by folks propagating the petition. Thanks to those.

Here's the petition. Sign it if you haven't!
Awesome news tha the Truckers will be playing the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival 2006 in San Francisco. I've attended this festival several times while living in SF, and it is one hell of a time.

TybeeDawg from the Yahoo Group makes his "Must see" picks for the Hardly Strictly:

dbts : Message: Re: KICK FUCKING BUTT!!!!!

"I downloaded a SBG show from several yrs ago that was excellent. This is a killer lineup. Here's a list that will try to avoid the painfully obvious:

Iris DeMent, Kevin Welch, Kieran Kane, Chatham County Line, The Austin Lounge Lizards, The Lee Boys, Todd Snider, North Mississippi Allstars Hill Country Revue, Banjo Extravaganza with Bill Evans, Tony Trischka and Alan Munde, T Bone Burnett, Bob Weir & The Waybacks, Linda Ronstadt & Ann Savoy

ok, some ARE painfully obvious, but I couldn't narrow down that fine lineup too much. Lee Boys are sacred steel a la Robert Randolph and have a hot-shit white boy on lead, Tony Trischka taught Bela (i think?) T Bone Burnett's new CD is currently one of my favorites, The Waybacks are way-fun and with Weir? Interesting. Ann Savoy IS Louisiana music. Austin Lounge Lizards? They get my vote for writing a song based on Orwell's 1984 ('i met my baby in the ministry of love')and for 'Paint Me On Velvet.'"


A good, recent interview with Patterson discussing the label "Southern Rock". Notice the title of the article, then notice Patterson's first line of the article:

A peek under the Hood of Southern rock’s saviors

“I really hate the whole term ‘Southern rock,’” says Hood. “Unless it’s being attached to a small handful of bands from a very specific era between 1969 and 1977, post-[Martin Luther] King [Jr.] and pre-[Lynyrd Skynyrd] plane crash. Southern rock ceased to exist when that plane crashed. It’s a redundant and stupid term at best.”
But here's the money quote:

"He’s Alabama’s Lou Reed".

Dang, that's big time stuff!

This is going to be short and sweet this week. I'm off on vacation for the next 2 weeks. I'll still be blogging and posting some picks of my adventures so keep on dropping by!


Blue Gal said...

Hope you're reading email while you're gone. Today Saturday July 31 Drive By Truckers are on weekend All Things Considered on NPR. You should be able to listen online archived if you get this late at select program "weekend all things considered"

JPW said...

You rock, Blue Gal. I wasn't aware of that happening on the 31st and was prompted by your post to give it a listen during my travels. Thanks!