Friday, October 19, 2007

DBT WIR - 10/19/07

Via Calvin from Patterson's MySpace Comments: - View Comments:

'I think we need to be put back in touch with our be reminded of what's important, like memories about people we loved, or things that happened to us that affected our lives, things we can laugh about and shed a few tears about... I think storytelling is a way of saying 'I love you. I love you enough to tell you something that means a great deal to me.' ' -- Kathryn Tucker Windham"
Ms Windham wrote a book called 13 Alabama Ghosts. If you were raised in Alabama you know this book about as well as you know the Bible. Especially around this time of year.

13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey:

"13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey is a book first published in 1969 by folklorist Kathryn Tucker Windham and her former English teacher, Margaret Gillis Figh. The book contains thirteen 'true' ghost stories from the U.S. state of Alabama. The book was the first in a series of seven '...and Jeffrey' books, most featuring ghost stories from a Southern state. Jeffrey in the book's title refers to a ghost that allegedly haunts Windham's home."

Nine - Cooley spills the beans: Shonna to sing 3 tracks on next DBT record!:

In an interview last week in the Urban Tulsa Weekly, Cooley slipped a pretty big reveal about the new album... 'Shonna (Tucker, the band's bassist) actually came in with three songs. It's her first contribution and all three of her songs are going on the new record.' We've actually been sitting on that piece of news for a pretty long time. Nice to finally have it confirmed publicly. Can't wait to hear Shonna belting out a few on the new record! Word is she sang one at a recent soundcheck. "

Patterson as an action hero? Still not sure why he would work for Dick Cheney though.

JibJab | Funny Jokes, Animated Videos, Cartoons, Flash Movies, Hilarious Clips, Parody, Satire


Alabama music comes to Madison this fall:

"As eclectic as it is, Jason Isbell finds a unifying characteristic among this wealth of Shoals-based music. 'Everything recorded in Muscle Shoals -- from straight-up country to the Stones -- was soul music,' Isbell argues"

If you've been around DBT for a while then, assuredly, you are familiar with the legend of Chris 'Monster' Quillen.

Some friends have created a memorial MySpace for Chris. Go read the stories and quotes from the truley amazing individual. - Chris Quillen Tribute - 37 - Male - Florence, Alabama


Marina hooks up with more TDUTubage


Bettye LaVette singing Fiona Apple.

YouTube - Bettye Lavette - Sleep to Dream & I Do Not Want What I Haven


EZB is moonlighting (I mean, he's no John "100 bands and counting" Neff, but still....).

Check out the two tracks EZB played on: "Something Unseen" and "An Uncertain Flight - Chris McKay & The Critical Darlings - ATHENS, GA, Georgia

In 2007, the Critical Darlings expanded to a quartet (with the addition of guitarist / vocalist Joe Orr and drummer Josh Coulliard) and have started work on their second album, tentatively titled Satisfactionista, with producer David Barbe (R.E.M., Drive-By Truckers) behind the board. Of special interest is the collaboration with David Bowie’s inimitable pianist Mike Garson (Aladdin Sane, Diamond Dogs, Young Americans) who appears on the track “Something Unseen” (which also finds Drive-By Truckers’ Brad Morgan on drums). If that’s not enough, The Darlings are one of the first to employ Pete Townshend’s Lifehouse Method in “co-composing” several tracks with The WHO’s songwriter / guitarist via software that produces a unique song based on data input. It's no wonder that Lee Valentine Smith of Creative Loafing has named the Critical Darlings “a great little buzz-worthy band” and dubbed McKay “power pop potentate.” For more info, mp3s, photos and the latest updates, visit...

75 or Less album reviews.:

" Lauderdale: Eleven of the thirteen tracks come in between 3:18 and 3:55, so they know the formula and execute it effortlessly. 'Exhale' reminds me of a grittier Gin Blossoms with Eddie Vedder-like vocals while 'Breathless P.M.' slows things down and adds a slide guitar. At different points they seem on the verge of anger, but instead cooler heads prevail and no punches are thrown. Overall, consistency rules and highs and lows are avoided. It echoes the Goo Goo Dolls thirty drummers ago crossed with mid-tempo Americana country rock. - mark"

For JennB:

The Superficial - Anthony Kiedis thinks he’s a forest creature:

"Anthony Kiedis (the lead singer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers) and his girlfriend Heather Christie gave birth to their son last week. The child’s name is Everly Bear. He was named after Anthony’s favorite band the Everly Brothers. As for the bear part, it was a little part mom and a little part, well, crazy. People has the details: 'The mama came up with Bear,' Kiedis says. 'That made sense to me because he's from me and I feel like I'm part of the bear clan, and I think it's nice to have a little bit of earth in your name.' Whoa, whoa, whoa. If the ground rules for naming your kid are using your favorite band and what animal you think you are, I am so on board. As soon as I find an Amazon woman whose womb is capable of nurturing my super-child, I’ve got the perfect name: Dethklok Triceratops"

Radiohead Fans Feel Duped By Low-Quality In Rainbows:

"When Radiohead announced last week that they would be releasing their seventh album, In Rainbows, via their official Web site, there was much fanfare and some honest-to-goodness debate about the future of the music industry, the validity of major labels and just how people consume music."

Slash and burn | OMM | The Observer

Slash memoir recounts Guns N' Roses mayhem:

"NEW YORK (Billboard) - He was the chain-smoking, Jack Daniels-drinking guitarist for one of the most explosive bands in history. But in his memoir 'Slash,' out October 30 via HarperEntertainment, the former Guns N' Roses member wants to set the record straight."

Indie band's master tracks seized by Feds:

"The guitarist for indie pop rockers Death Cab for Cutie still expects to release his solo album in January even though federal border agents seized a computer hard drive containing the master tracks. A courier was headed to Seattle-based Barsuk Records from a studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, when U.S. Border Patrol agents seized the hard drive Sept. 19, Chris Walla said Wednesday. 'I don't know what red flag could possibly have gone up at the border,' Walla said in a phone interview from Portland, Ore. 'It's so baffling to me.'"

There's so much garbage in the LBC. It's kinda hard being Snoop D-O-doubleG.

Snoop Dogg to pick up trash -

"SANTA ANA, California (AP) -- Snoop Dogg will pick up trash and perform other park maintenance as part of his sentence for carrying an illegal weapon in an airport last year, authorities said Thursday. Snoop Dogg Snoop Dogg was arrested last year for carrying a collapsible baton at John Wayne Airport. The rapper, whose real name is Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr., will do 'everything from raking leaves to painting benches' in order to meet the 160 hours of community service he was ordered to perform, said his attorney, Donald Etra. 'He's glad to make a contribution to Orange County,' the attorney said."


Townser said...


Had a great time at the show in Lawrence. Bumped into Patterson walking downtown a couple of hours before the show and said 'hey'. Also had a chance to speak with Matt (Matador) for a decent length of time. Pretty small venue and this was the first time I had seen them w/o Jason. Neff really impressed me. The band was very 'happy' or so I judged from the slits where their eyes used to be! Great mix of songs from every album (I think) and of course some new stuff. Shonna was hitting the Jack HARD and was visibly tanked by the end of the show. Needless to say, I felt like sh*t well into the following evening. Opening band, Ryan Bingham was really impressive.

AAW said...

Yo, Townser! Thanks for the review. I've been hearing good stuff about Bingham. I'll have to check him out.