Friday, April 27, 2007

DBT WIR - 4/27/07

DBT - TDU -DBT - TDU!!!!

Update: Check out the new DBT website front page!

Happy Dirt Underneath Day, Y'all. Wish I was in Athens, GA this evening but I get two nights with the boys and girl in a bit over a week.

Lots of chatter on the DBT Yahoo Board and Ninebullets re: TDU.

Before we get started with a rather stripped down version of the DBT WIR, I need to take care of some housecleaning:

The Great Turtle Race:

Billie Jean is not my lover, but she is the turtle I picked to when it all.... and she did!

DBT Yahoo Board favorite, Windy had the early lead with an outside line but, apparently, either got distracted or winded.

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Watched The Clash Documenatry Westway to the World recently. Highly recommend.

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Tune in next week as, hopefully, we'll have a special blogurockumentary post complete with an audio fan interview with Patterson and Cooley.

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DBT

Jenn puts things in perspective and gives us a glimpse into the future:

Nine Bullets

I was at both shows this weekend and I think I have a pretty good footing to say this - the band did extremely well. Friday night was a festival show, first show back, first without Jason and with a pretty new crew. Festivals kinda suck - there's not much time to get into the swing of things and the sound is never exactly what you want, but Saturday night was fantastic. It had much more of the pure rock feel of the old Star Bar shows, as Patterson said. Looser, yes; more disheveled, harder-edged, more dangerous. I loved it.
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It's gonna be a different beast. It's just like those Slobberbone fans who expected The Drams to be the same - it's mostly the same musicians, but the band has no intentions of going on as they were. It's a new thing, and though change is painful, it is an opportunity for something just as wonderful to enter. Don't go to the show expecting to see the same thing - open your mind and experience what it is now becoming. You who care to watch have the opportunity to see a completely new and wonderful thing arise from these flames.
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A radio station that plays DBT and the rest of your favorites? How did this happen? ClearChannel must not know about it yet.

dbts : Message: FINALLY, a free radio station, FOR US!:

"If you live in the DFW area, you need to give 92.5 KZPS a listen. They are now calling themselves LoneStar. This week, they are commercial free, classic rock AND Alt Country!! Wilco, Old 97's, Slobberbone, The Drams..............
THIS is what regular radio NEEDED to be, a LONG time ago!!

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www.myspace.com/tequilabrad "
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Jason Isbell

Isbell and Avril Lavigne in the same byline. Nice!

Billboard Bits: Sebadoh, Jason Isbell, Avril Lavigne:

"Former Drive By Truckers guitarist Jason Isbell will release his solo debut, 'Sirens of the Ditch,' July 10 via New West. The 11-track set features guest turns by DBT principals Patterson Hood, Shonna Tucker and Brad Morgan, plus Hood's father David and Spooner Oldham.

'Sirens of the Ditch' was tracked at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala., and Muscle Shoals session musicians will join Isbell on the road this summer, beginning July 9 in a city to be announced. Beforehand, the artist will play warm-up shows June 20 in Little Rock, Ark., June 21 in Memphis and June 22 in Chicago.

Here is the track list for 'Sirens of the Ditch':

'Brand New Kind of Actress'
'Down in a Hole'
'Try'
'Chicago Promenade'
'Dress Blues'
'Grown'
'Hurricanes and Hand Grenades'
'In a Razor Town'
'Shotgun Wedding'
'The Magician'
'The Devil Is My Running Mate'"
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Music

Good interview with Winehouse:

Yahoo! Music Amy Winehouse

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Haven't really checked this out yet, but it looks like it might have potential.

OurStage

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Punk icon Iggy Pop turns 60, dives off stage

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Iggy Pop marked his 60th birthday on Saturday just like any other respectable senior citizen would.

The eerily athletic "Godfather of Punk" stripped down to a tight pair of blue jeans and dived off the stage into the arms of his adoring fans during a concert in San Francisco with his reunited band the Stooges.

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Pop no longer carves up his chest with a steak knife, rolls around in cut glass, smears himself in peanut butter, or follows a drug regimen that makes Keith Richards look like a choirboy. But the Michigan trailer-park kid otherwise outruns rockers one-third his age.

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Ahhhhhh..... whatever:

Hip-hop's Simmons wants to remove offensive words:

"NEW YORK (Reuters) - Prominent U.S. hip-hop executive Russell Simmons on Monday recommended eliminating the words 'bitch,' 'ho' and 'nigger' from the recording industry, considering them 'extreme curse words.'
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Ho is slang for whore and commonly used in hip-hop music while nigger, a derogatory term for blacks, is among the most highly charged insults in American culture. The slur 'nappy,' used by Imus, describes the tightly curled hair of many African Americans."
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Engrained in our DNA

Sun's Atmosphere Sings:

"Astronomers have recorded heavenly music bellowed out by the Sun's atmosphere.

Snagging orchestra seats for this solar symphony would be fruitless, however, as the frequency of the sound waves is below the human hearing threshold. While humans can make out sounds between 20 and 20,000 hertz, the solar sound waves are on the order of milli-hertz--a thousandth of a hertz.

The study, presented this week at the Royal Astronomical Society's National Astronomy Meeting in Lancashire, England, reveals that the looping magnetic fields along the Sun's outer regions, called the corona, carry magnetic sound waves in a similar manner to musical instruments such as guitars or pipe organs."
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I wonder if it really is a grave yard smash....

'Monster Mash' singer dead at 69:

"NEW YORK (AP) -- He does the 'Monster Mash' no more.

Bobby 'Boris' Pickett, whose dead-on Boris Karloff impression propelled the Halloween anthem to the top of the charts in 1962, making him one of pop music's most enduring one-hit wonders, has died of leukemia. He was 69.

Pickett, dubbed 'The Guy Lombardo of Halloween,' died Wednesday night at the West Los Angeles Veterans Hospital, said his longtime manager, Stuart Hersh. His daughter, Nancy, and his sister, Lynda, were at Pickett's bedside."

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7 comments:

jitter said...

I've been listening to LoneStar for a few days now and I gotta say, it's an improvement.
They went from being a classic rock station heavy on the Bob Seger, Aerosmith, Stevie Ray, Journey etc to this new format which is heavy on the Stevie Ray, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, etc with Slobberbone /Drams. DBT, Todd Snider, Old 97s, etc in pretty heavy rotation. I even heard Brent Best do a station ID.
It's not perfect, but its a hell of a lot better than anything else on commercial airwaves.
Had they done this 15 years ago I may have not developed the allergies to radio I suffer from to this day.

binky said...

It's official. I can die happy. They played Angels and Fuselage.

JPW said...

Yeah, jitter, radio woke up a little too late if you ask me. While I admire LoneStars format change, in the days of satellite and iPods, I'm not sure how much market they can regain.

But, hey, at least you got a radio station that plays 'bone, dbt, etc. Still very nice!

JPW said...

Binky! man, i can't wait for these shows. 7 days away til we get a little west coast dirt underneath.

binky said...

I'm sure you're getting Sloan Simpson's recording by now... as always, it's great. We kind of went down on a last minute lark of a road trip, and were blown away. It seems funny to say that, because getting blown away by DBT is a pretty standard occurrence, and especially for a sit-down, quiet show. Still the truth though.

The combination of old and brand new material (we hard nothing from BaaC on Saturday) was perfect. The new stuff is both sad (Two Daughters and Beautiful Wife) and sweet/funny (After the Scene Dies). I'm thinking this was my favorite hearing of The Living Bubba so far. By the second half of Saturday night, everything was warm and loose and just fantastic.

So, yeah, you'll be enjoying the Dirt Underneath when it hits your area. :)

JPW said...

Hey Binky. I haven't been able to tuck into Sloan's recording yet. I can't BT at work so I'm awaiting the show to pop up on archive. Sloan mentioned on 9bullets that he was uploading to Archive.

I'm glad they'll have a couple of these type shows under their belt before I get to see them.

Shit, I am excited about this. Can't wait to hear Cooley's new ones. Thanks for the rundown, B!

JPW

binky said...

Yeah, I've got that post-show fuzz like waking up from a dream you didn't want to have end.