Friday, August 10, 2007

DBT Week in Review - 8/10/07

Must start off with this news out of Seattle.

Note to self: Don't karaoke Coldplay in the Pacific Northwest.

Really, you couldn't script this and it be any funnier.

Karaoke singer attacked after starting song

It could have been the Coldplay song, "Yellow," that upset the patron of a Wallingford neighborhood bar. Or perhaps it was the karaoke singer who belted it out.

Employees at Changes on North 45th Street said they don't know, but the ensuing melee just past 1 a.m. Thursday was one unlike anything seen at the bar before.

As soon as the man on stage started singing about the stars in his best Chris Martin impersonation, the woman reportedly said, "Oh no, not that song. I can't stand that song!"

Witnesses said her distaste for Coldplay quickly took a violent turn and she leapt at the would-be crooner, shouting expletives and telling him that his singing "sucked," while expressing the same opinion of the song, according to a Seattle police report.

She pushed the man, then punched him, all in an effort to stop his singing.

Other patrons went to the singer's aid and hauled the 21-year-old woman outside.

"It took three or four of us to hold her down," said Robert Willmette, one of the bartenders at Changes.

The woman, Willmette said, "went crazy" when she got outside, punching him twice in the face, and throwing blows at the others gathered around her.

But the person who drew most of the music critic's ire was an off-duty Seattle police officer. The off-duty officer identified herself as a cop, gave her badge number, and had another patron call 911 to request help for an officer.

The response was fast and overwhelming, with both patrol officers and Gang Unit detectives converging on the normally tame neighborhood bar.

"They blocked the whole street off," Willmette said.

According to the police report, the woman's rage only grew when the uniformed officers arrived. The officers took the woman, who Willmette described as "a little hippie girl," to the ground, but she was still able to head butt the off-duty officer several times before she was handcuffed.

After treatment for injuries she suffered in the scuffle, officers booked the woman into the King County Jail for investigation of assault. She was also held for a warrant issued for a previous theft charge.

The off-duty officer also went to the hospital for treatment of several cuts, scrapes and bruises.

Sons of Roswell

Go listen to Sons of Roswell music today. It helps 'em out a bunch.


Sons Of Roswell @ Florence Harbor Restaurant July 29th 2007

Sorry if the Videos aren't perfect, I'm new to taping bands and such



I look at this picture and think.... My god, how much Drano do these people go through.

I'm not sure if there has ever been so much rock talent and hair in one photograph ever....

Jenn B. titled this one on her MySpace pics page "Wookie loves Sasquatch loves Wookie"


Check out the new media page Jenn B. put up on DBT's site

Drive-By Truckers Media Page


Nine Bullets - Name DBTs Next Album

Some of my favs so far:
Spontaneous Hambone

Bright Lights, Big Titties

Because fuck you, that's why

Nine - DBT & Bettye LaVette download at StereoGum!: has an exclusive download of You Don't Know Me At All from Bettye LaVette's upcoming album The Scene Of The Crime. What, you may ask, does this have to do with Drive-By Truckers? Well DBT are Bettye's backing band on the album. Read about it at StereoGum where you can also download a track from the album well over a month before its release date of September 25th! Read more about the album at and at Billboard. And after you check out the track, be sure to tell us what you think in this thread on the message board."

Here's Bettye at 'The Scene of the Crime'


Independent Weekly: Drive-By Truckers' "Gravity's Gone":

"It's reminiscent of the advice from that famous column 'Wear Sunscreen.'

I don't live by any of that crap, but I try to bestow it upon others as much as I can. [laughs] I'm usually talking to myself, that's my dirty little secret. If I ever sound like I'm preaching or trying to make someone smarter than they are, I'm talking to me."


DBT in life and in death. - View Comments:

Mr. Harmon

Aug 7, 2007 2:43 PM

K fest kicked ass. Thats the second time i seen yall play. Yall know how to get it done. My family and myself spread my old man's ashes up on Lookout mntn. on August 4th. It was only approriate to have an ipod and some speakers playin Lookout Mountain in the background while it was bein done. Hope all is well."

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Denver - Music - Jason Isbell Takes the Wheel:

"'Queen had a picture of a bunch of naked girls on bicycles on the inside sleeve, so I liked that a whole lot,' he confesses. 'They finally had to take the liner notes away and burn 'em. I would just sit and stare at it all the time. I wouldn't do anything else. They let me keep the record, though.'"

The Cleveland Free Times :: Music :: Trucker No More:

'It wasn't difficult technically, but it was a hard story to spend that much time with and to actually think about and write down,' says Isbell. 'It just pretty much came right out. I wrote it in about half an hour. It seems to have affected a lot of people in a certain way. I've heard a couple things about the fact that it was on Neil Young's Web site, and I've gotten e-mails from people who said that it wasn't appropriate to put the story on a protest-based Web site. But I believe in what he's doing, and he called me and asked me if he could put my song on his Web site, and I'm not gonna say no. It's like Stephen Colbert said at the Press Corps dinner, 'Reality has a decidedly liberal bias.' I just tried to tell a story without being spun and just telling the story is in the spirit of protest. Telling the truth is often viewed as protest especially when dealing with the war. It's been decided that the public doesn't need to know what's going on or can't handle the facts. When that happens, the truth becomes protest.'"

Tasty Maria has some pics of Jason and the boys in Oh Canada! - View Image

Tres cool chick Andrea has some from San Sopranocisco - View Image


ore Radio Station Performances Online

The Current (Minnesota Public Radio) has Jason's in-studio performance from July 28 up and streaming online.

Also, Jason and the band did a session for KEXP-FM in Seattle. This should be up online soon. Check for more information.


NPR World Cafe Performance Airs August 8

This is from Mike @ New West.

On August 8, between 2PM and 4PM ET, NPR's World Cafe will play Jason and band's in-studio performance. If you miss it, they will stream it from the World Cafe web site.

Here are the details:
National Public Radio's World Cafe with host David Dye can be heard on nearly 200 stations nationwide. Fans can find their local station by going to our website:

or they can listen online to the WXPN/Philadelphia stream Monday to Friday 2pm to 4pm Eastern Standard Time by going to:

Late in the day of broadcast, the audio will be available on the National Public Radio website if permission has been granted for this session:


dbts : Message: New West Vinyl:

"From New West Records:

We have released a few titles on vinyl but only in limited quantities. We are starting to do this again with Jason Isbell, Steve Earle, Dwight Yoakam and Ben Lee. We are going to test those out and see how they sell and those sales will determine if we continue to keep releasing titles on spread the word."



The Nick Rocks - Birmingham's Dirty Little Secret - Birmingham, Alabama:
"Saturday, August 11, 2007 @ 10:00:00 PM
The Golden Gears
Happy Lemmy"

Audra Brown

Some kinda neat things goin on...

I will be on the radio LIVE in Jackson, TN this Friday between 11am and noon on 101.5 FM WNWS. We will be talking about my appearance at the upcoming Star Center Kidsfest in Jackson on Aug 25 and hopefully we will talk about the song that I have donated to the Star Center and maybe we can sneak in some stuff about my album...yall listen in, they are on the internet as well!!!

I will be playing LIVE August 11, 2007, Marina Day at Pickwick Lake Grand Harbor Arena, Counce, TN, 7pm with Bloodshot Eyes. Bloodshot Eyes is an awesome band that I am lucky to get to hang around so come out and see us all RAWK!!

My next live show will be August 25, 2007, Kidsfest, Fairgrounds, Jackson, TN, to benefit the fabulous Star Center. A song off of my new CD is dedicated to the Star Center.




Via Steve W.

dbts : Message: free will johnson mp3s:

" has 4 free Will Johnson/South San Gabriel songs from the April 2007 Rock Island, IL sessions. 1 of the songs, 'Emma Jane' has never been released:

go get you some:

Creative News

Go buy a copy of Mystic Swirl, the short film by Steve Richerson.


Film to showcase local music |

"Paul Zamek, one of the film's producers, said the Muscle Shoals sound is original because it crosses so many genres. Justman said it's easy to understand why larger cities such as Nashville, Detroit and Chicago developed a great regional sound. But songs created here were covered by the huge names such as the Stones and the Beatles.

'For a small town like Muscle Shoals to be a significant, important, regional sound - why?' Justman said. 'Because these kids became inspired.'"

I haven't thought about a some of these bands in years. A lot of these guys were playing as I was finishing HS and starting college.

dbts : Message: NDBT - Plaid Camels, Storm Orphans, Hitchcocks, Month of Sundays, Nothing Person

Brothers and sisters!

It is time for yet another Plaid Camels reunion show, and this time wehave a doozy for you! Billed as "The Rock N Roll Class Reunion", we will be hitting the stage once again on Saturday, August 25th in Birmingham, AL, at the Fabulous WorkPlay Theater, recently voted by
Paste magazine as one of the "Top 40 Best Small Venues in the Nation." If you went to college in Alabama from 1985-1995, then you will love the rest of the bill: The Hitchcocks, Month of Sundays, Storm Orphans, and Nothing Personal! The Camels will be kicking the festivities off
at 8pm SHARP (for real!) and will then be followed in order by the other fabulous bands mentioned above; each band will be featuring their "vintage" line-ups and all will be playing a one-hour set each as well. Tickets for this event just went on sale last week and are already moving quite briskly, so get those calendars cleared and babysitters lined up NOW and make your purchase(s) through either or through the WorkPlay box office @ (205) 380-4082...

And last but not least, please forward this e-mail to anybody who might be interested in this for, as cliched as at sounds, we are truly gonna blow the roof off this sucker!... :)


_______ - The Church of Southern Rock: New Southern Rock All Star CD:

"Recording of a new 'Southern Rock' project got under way in Nashville recently. Originally slated to appear on the CD were legends like George McCorkle (Marshall Tucker Band), Jimmie Hall (Wet Willie), Steve Gorman (Black Crowes), Dan Toler (Allman Bros, Dickie Betts), Henry Paul (Outlaws, and Black Hawk) and Bo Bice."

First-ever Bob Dylan art show bound for east Germany:

"BERLIN (AFP) - Rock legend Bob Dylan will open the first-ever museum exhibition of his paintings in a city in the former east Germany, the Chemnitz Art Collections museum said Wednesday.

The three-month show called 'The Drawn Blank Series' will begin October 28 and feature more than 200 paintings based on drawings and sketches Dylan published in a book titled 'Drawn Blank' in 1994."


Music suit creates discord | Seattle Times Newspaper:

"A Seattle restaurant is among more than two dozen venues swept up in a music-licensing crackdown for allegedly failing to pay royalties to play copyrighted music in public.

Without a special license, owners of bars, clubs and restaurants could be sued for playing any one of 8 million recorded songs, even from their own CDs."



Anonymous said...

A few years ago at a funky club in Austin, Texas I saw Austin-based blues singer Lavelle White, who was probably in her early 70's. She indeed did a cover version of the Jimmy Reed hit "Bright Lights Big City" as "Bright Lights Big Titties", baring a breast every time she sang that line....

AAW said...

Are you shitting me, Davy? If not that's hilarious.

You should check out Bettye. I think you'll dig her.

Anonymous said...

I swear on my proctor bible that is a true story...She was seemingly very drunk.

AAW said...

dinner and a show... and a show!