Friday, April 20, 2007

DBT Week in Review - 4/20/07

Before we get started with the WIR, you've got to check out the short film, The Landlord. This has been on the tubes a couple of weeks now. Fucking hilarious.

Nothing cuter than a toddler saying "I'm just buzzed"



Interview with PHood. My nipples are already hard in anticipation for the new record. It's gonna be awesome!

The City Paper:

"“We’re still good friends and in fact I’ll be there cheering at his shows,” Hood said. “But it’s no secret that musically we were heading in different directions for quite a while. He needed to get out there and start doing his own thing, and we realized that. He made a great contribution to our music for a long time, but now we’ve moved in a different path, and it’s great that we’ve got an excellent guy in his place.” "

That new member is guitarist and pedal steel player John Neff, whose association with the Truckers dates back to the late ‘90s, when he appearance on the discs Gangstabilly and Pizza Deliverance.

“We’ve already gotten a ton of songs written for the next release,” Hood said. “We’re anxious to get back in the studio and start working on it once we get finished touring. I think we’ll really have some fresh and exciting songs on the next disc, something that may even surprise the fans.”

Start 'em young. From Patterson's MySpace Comments:

"I just wanted to tell you that Bulldozers and Dirt is my 3 year old son Dylan's favorite song.He sings it all day, it's so cute. He's always talking about The Drive-by-Truckers, if you asked him what his favorite band was, that's what he'd tell you. (I do try not to listen to some of y'all's songs around him though. I don't really think he's old enough to hear the story of G.G. Allen :-) )"

A Yankee brethren listens to DBT cruising the mean streets of NYC. As an urban driver myself (I liken it to the 25th level of some brutal video game. Old Russian lady crossing on red... double parking, double parking, illegal without a license!) I can attest to the 'Mad Max' quality of slotting an automobile around. Stress level goes out the roof.

DBT eases the pain.

dbts : Message: Re: [dbts] Re: 3 songwriters

listened to abaac about 3 times today, front to a row as i was driving in,out and around manhattan, from my home on long island to my office is midtown.

for those of you not familiar with nyc the drive is like mad max highway of death on the long island expressway with assholes tailgating you at 75 mph-and mad max at slow motion in the midtown gridlock with the yellow cabs and black cars and truckers and humans all fighting for the same crowded tarmac--the many moods and shifts of abaac and a chillum really helped make the agita dissolve.and i didnt have to shoot a cabbie.cause i was coolin out to dbts.
i could loop feb 14 and world of hurt and listen to them exclusively for a week-not to mention the punk tude of dont be so easy, which reminds me of foo fighters meets blue oyster cult-specially at the guitar breaks-and space city, well i guess we have all done things we probably will always regret and this is what it sounds like when you break your own heart.

not to be too stupid but i really was tryin to put the dbts WAY UP in the PANTHEON of rock music, even at this point of their career, and i dont know much of their music before SRO-i came in on the heels of SRO hype-and tybee dawg's lionization's-first time i heard dbts i was STUNNED by how fucking good the music and songs were.

and like ive said before, live the DBTS are "shit hot" as they say in dublin(ireland)-

ok im stoned and ramblin-sleepy time-gotta drive in to work at 11am-in mid-town nyc.i can hear that bass drum beat in my dreams......

peace fellow muthatruckers,


Jason Isbell

Ninebullets has set up a separate board for JayBell and the 400 ounce. See, we're getting MORE good stuff due to the celluar split.

Nine Bullets: "Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit"


And the reviews are pooring in....

dbts : Message: Jason/Son Volt/Wilco:

"Had the pleasure to see Jason and the 400 Unit open for Son Volt last nite in Northampton, MA. Jason sounded great and received quite a favorable response for his short set. If anyone was worried that he might not keep the decibel levels similar to DBT's, don't fret. That part of the tradition carries on. Here is the set list from memory (I'm sure I'll forget something):

1. Try
2. Grown
3. Lonely Love
4. Assasin (P.Hood)
5. Dress Blues(w/Son Volt keyboard player)
6. Chicago Promenade (w/Son Volt keyboard player)
7. Never Gonna Chnage
8. ? (it was a song from the 70's band Cowboy)
9. Outfit (1st time with band)"

Concert Review - Son Volt plays it steady, while Jason Isbell proves sturdy:

"Opening act Jason Isbell turned in a very strong set. Isbell just departed the Drive-By Truckers, and no doubt his road experience with the Truckers paid off when it came to going the solo route and putting together a concert.

The guitarist/lead singer mixed songs between his Trucker days and a forthcoming solo disc, due in July on New West. Isbell proved to be a very steady axe man and got enough vocal chops as well, although that will probably develop more with experience.

Isbell opted for perhaps a more rocking sound than his previous band, although there is not a huge difference. What was different was a good cover of Thin Lizzy's 'Jailbreak.' Isbell made the most of his 50 minutes. This was a set that built over the long run, earning Isbell a well-deserved strong response."

Music News

Buttholeville is awash in talent.

Alabama Adventure | | Times Daily | Florence, AL

I t started five years ago as a company picnic for Project Alabama, the fashion clothing outfit owned by Natalie Chanin, but it's grown into something much bigger since then.

This weekend, Chanin -- whose new enterprise is called Alabama Chanin -- and others in the arts and clothing businesses will help host the Alabama Adventure Weekend around the Shoals.

Oxford American magazine, along with the Southern Foodways Alliance of Oxford, Miss., is taking part in this year's event, which begins Friday and concludes Saturday. The featured food this year is chicken stew -- one of the staples of social and family gatherings in the Shoals.

Chanin, along with photographer Robert Rausch, clothing designer Billy Reid and artists and designers Sandi Stevens and Audwin McGee, are hosting the weekend events. They will be bringing friends in their respective businesses to the Shoals, but they want the community to join in and show their out-of-town guests a good time.

Among the events planned are tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Rosenbaum house, the W.C. Handy Birthplace Museum, FAME Recording Studios, an Oxford American DVD launch party with music provided by Spooner Oldham, and a reading and book signing by Pulitzer Prize winner Hank Klibanoff. For more information about these and related events, call 760-1090 or log on to

The Stones have made so much money that they're buying everybodies drugs for them at each concert. Now, they've included nearby animals.

Belgrade horses to be drugged for Stones gig:

"BELGRADE (Reuters) - A plan to sedate more than 300 horses stabled at Belgrade's racecourse to keep them calm during a Rolling Stones concert there has enraged Serb animal lovers who are lobbying to have the gig moved to another venue.

The concert is expected to draw more than 100,000 people to the Hippodrome, Belgrade's largest fenced space. The horses will be only a few meters from the stage."

Hello! Anyone want to get me a Christmas present, look no further:

Rolling Stone to archive every issue on DVD:

"LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rolling Stone magazine will release its entire printed history on DVD in the fall, coinciding with the celebration of its 40th anniversary.

Archive software firm Bondi Digital Publishing is scanning over 115,000 pages from more than 1,000 issues, using a proprietary platform previously used for the New Yorker and currently being deployed for Playboy.

The DVD, 'Rolling Stone Cover-to-Cover: The First 40 Years,' will cost $119.99. It will allow users to search for every article, photograph and review that appeared in print, even the infamous five-star love letter that editor Jann Wenner gave his friend
Mick Jagger's last solo record in 2001.

'It may have been a little over the top,' Wenner said of his contrarian review."



Anonymous said...

Sponner on tour - I'll be at the shows in Austin and am very excited. Thanks for the update.


JPW said...

I'll be seein' 'em in SF, James. I'm very excited!