Friday, January 19, 2007

DBT Week in Review - 1-19-07

Y'all. I've updated the blog a bit. You'll notice it mostly on the links sidebar on the right.

Starting with my Lyric of the Week. What ever is stuck in my head or has been guiding through another week of drudgery will be posted there every Friday. I'm up for suggestions, so feel free to leave a comment.

DBT related links have been updated including some new additions.

I've fleshed out the music links with new additions.

Check out the 'Blogs' etc. Some new stuff their, too.

You also may notice that 'tags' or 'labels' have been added to each post. These are catalogued on the right side. I've been trying to use purely DBT lyric references as my tags. Examples:

Goddamn Reagan from PPOTM = Republicans
Why Henry Drinks = Anytime I link to anything booze related.
Buttholeville = anytime I mention Florence/The Shoals.

This is a work in progress and only a few months worth of posts have these tags.

Again, I'm open to suggestions so if a DBT lyric comes to mind for a certain tag, leave me a comment or shoot me an email.


Jason Isbell

The first info on Jason's solo work has trickled out. Looks like he has signed with Ground Control Touring and his first shows have been posted on their website. I'll post his current tour below but be sure to visit Ground Control for updates or you can always drop by AAW as I'll be tracking this closely. Very excited about Sirens.

02.16.07 Gallette's, Tuscaloosa, AL
03.17.07 Spanish Moon, Baton Rouge, LA
03.19.07 Common Grounds, Gainesville, FL
03.20.07 Back Booth, Orlando, FL
03.21.07 Beta Bar, Tallahasee, FL
03.23.07 Soul Bar, Augusta, GA
03.24.07 The Hummingbird, Macon, GA
03.25.07 The Pour House, Charleston, SC

Great pub pic from Ground Control of Jason. Sharp dresser!


The Drams

Speaking or touring, The Drams kicked off their tour with Will Hoge two days ago. They'll be in San Luis Obisbo, CA and San Francisco next weekend. You can be assured that I'll be at those shows. Pictures and reviews to follow.

Also, it looks like the Drams will get a 60-70 minute set instead of 45 minutes due to Marah backing out. I would of loved to have seen Marah, but, oh well, more Drams for me!

Patterson Hood

Update via Jayne:

Jayne reminded me that Patterson updated his Gibson blog with tales from the Europe 06 tour. Thanks, Jayne!


Patterson teases us with a DBT update for 2007. He asks the following:
What is The Dirt Underneath? The Secret to a Happy Ending? A collaboration with a soul legend? A ditch siren? Who killed Oscar? Who the hell is Oscar?
Check out the entire note here. 2007 is going to be a great year for our favorite music. Best year yet.

Speaking of Patterson, he's been updating his website with new songs fairly often. I used a verse from 'All the Lesser Monsters' yesterday in a post regarding New News Media vs. Old News Media. You can read it here.


Here's a nice review of the Jam Cruise from the DBT Yahoo Board.
"I had the pleasure of seeing Patterson and John Neff play two sets on Jam Cruise last week, and listening to what Patterson had to say during a forum on rock journalism."

DBT is picked as a favorite concert concert of 2006 in the SF Bay Gaurdian for their show in Golden Gate park during the HSBF. Unfortunately, the author makes the tired-ass 'Lynyrd Skynyrd' reference. *sigh*

Here are some pictures from that show.


Various Music

This caught my eye the other day:

A ZERO Homecoming
"A ZERO Homecoming Steve Kimock, Greg Anton, Martin Fierro, Liam Hanrahan, Melvin Seals, Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay & John Morgan Kimock with many special guests

Saturday, February 3, 2007

The Fillmore

Doors: 8:00 | Show: 9:00 pm"
Donna Jean use to sing with the Dead and is prominent in a 4 hour Dead documentary. She is a Shoals, AL native and currently resides their. She is active in the local music scene.

A photo of a cloaked and bejeweled Elvis Presley solemnly shaking hands with a grim-faced President Nixon remains the No. 1 requested document from the National Archives, nearly four decades after the secret meeting took place on Dec. 21, 1970.
"I will be here as long as it takes to get the credentials of a Federal Agent," Elvis wrote. "I have done an in-depth study of drug abuse and Communist brainwashing techniques and I am right in the middle of the whole thing where I can and will do the most good.
Elvis' 'in-depth study of drug abuse' was a bit more 'in-depth' than he let on.


Here are the recent Rock Hall of Fame inductees.


The internets rule your world!

Oakland band shows how to make it in YouTube age / Homemade video was Internet hit, put indie act on map:
"The Oakland band Maldroid is writing a blueprint for how independent bands can get quick record company attention in the YouTube age. And they didn't even have to play a gig first.

The 9-month-old band won a contest for best video on the video-sharing Web site in November. That recognition landed them their first public appearance -- on 'Good Morning America.' Just come to New York for an interview, fellas. Leave the instruments at home.

Total price of Maldroid's video production: $30 for three videos. Most of the money went toward hot dogs and whiskey chugged in the recording studio."


Anonymous said...

Patterson has added some Europe tour 06 writings to his blog.

AAW said...

Thanks, Jayne. I just updated the post with this info.