Friday, November 30, 2007

DBT Week in Review - 11/30/07

Coming soon: My song by song review of DBT's new epic album, Brighter Than Creations Dark.


Drive-By Truckers:

"ANNOUNCEMENT: THE HOME FRONT WORLD TOUR Premiere: Athens GA Jan. 10-12, 2008 We are thrilled to announce the beginning of our 2008 touring season. We will be kicking The Home Front World Tour 2008 off with a three night stand at our home base Athens GA's Fabulous 40 Watt Club on January 10, 11 and 12. The first night, January 10th will be a special benefit show for Nuci's Space - Artist's Resource Center DBT will play their new album BRIGHTER THAN CREATION'S DARK live in it's entirety, for what may be the only time ever. Two of our favorite bands: Don Chambers and GOAT and Bo Bedingfield and the Wydelles will open. Friday Jan. 11th and Saturday Jan. 12th will be full on Rock Shows and the premiere of our new tour. Openers will be Glossary (from Murfreesboro TN) on Friday the 11th and The Dexateens (from Tuscaloosa AL) will open on the 12th. These are two of the best bands in America so don't miss them. Stay Tuned for announcements of further tourdates in Europe and USA very soon. See you at The Home Front Rock Show, Drive-By Truckers BUY TICKETS STARTING NOV 30 AT 12PM EST "

Drive-By Truckers Discography - a DBT fansite :: View topic - Now that's a yard sale:

"Alright all you lucky bastards near Richmond... Wes and Jyl Freed are having a goddamn yard sale! I'm tempted to drive up there my damn self... ATTIC SALE: 12/1 & 12/8, 10-am-1pm. 1902 S. Battery Drive, Richmond, VA. 30 years of crap, must go! No tags, make an offer. All the usual yard sale stuff plus 11 antique gossip benches & some original artwork. Lots of dust, lots of junk to pick through & upstairs. Wear old clothes. No children. EARLYBIRDS WILL BE SHOT, PLUCKED & ROASTED."

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

The Year In Review - Jason Isbell MySpace Blog:

"Now that I've been home for a day and I'm fairly well-rested (and Otis Redding is on my TV), I believe I can reflect on this year with some modicum of clarity. I'd like to start by sincerely thanking everybody who saw us play in '07. I saw some fantastic crowds, reconnected with some good old friends, and made a hell of a lot of new ones. I am still in shock over how many of you guys showed up and rocked out with us, and I'm glad to maintain some sort of contact with you from all these miles away (thanks Myspace)."
New Tour Dates!

Jason Isbell | Tourdates


The Drams, Glossary, Two Cow Garage

dbts : Message: This is American Music Revue (O.T. on most lists)

I spent last night in Denton, for the This is American Music Revue. Grand Champeen, from Austin, TX (Michael Crow is a f'n BAD ASS guitar player), Glossary, from Murfreesboro, TN, Two Cow Garage from Columbus, OH, and The Drams from Denton, all shared the stage as one band or another, over the span of almost 3 hours of music. The show was topped off by members of ALL the bands on stage, paying homage to Tom Petty's, American Girl.

Seems that the bands drank 4 cases of beer, plus some whiskey, at Brent's house the night before, and after some rehearsing, they sat down with the new 4 hour Petty DVD to watch.
I gotta tell you, it was a DAMN fine cover, considering that only Champeen actually knew the song. I have it on the web at...

If any of you folks are near Kansas City, they are playing there tonight. Chicago tomorrow, Milwaukee on Friday, and ending it in St. Louis Saturday. GET YOUR ASSES THERE!!!

For you guys on the car lists, Glossary has their new cd, The Better Angels of Our Nature, for free download on their site.
But once you hear it, you will want to buy the bands copy, to help support good music.
If you motorheads can't get worked up over track 7, Gasoline Soaked Heart, try track 10, Blood on the Knobs (my favorite, so far)


Tequila Brad

Here's the greatness Brad recorded that night:

American Girl - This is American Music Revue

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Photography Read Bulletin:

"Please Vote! Body: Adam Smith has been nominated for The 11th Hour Publication's 'best photographer' award for 2007. The Readers choice awards will be announced on January 13th at The Cox Capital Theater in Macon. If you like my work please take the time to vote for me. Also in the running is Hank Vegas (the band I manage) for 'album of the year' and 'best rock band.' is the link login and vote! thank you ! A"


Guns N'Roses N'promises:

"When Peanuts creator Charles Schulz announced his retirement in the late 1990s, there was much talk about his final strip. One popular prediction was that Charlie Brown would finally get to kick the football - advice that Schulz very wisely didn't take. If Charlie Brown kicked the football, it would undo 50 years of good comics with one bad one. That's exactly how I feel about 'Chinese Democracy.' We, the remaining Guns N' Roses fan base, are Charlie Brown. The album is the football. And Axl Rose is Lucy, repeatedly setting deadlines he knows he'll never make, because the public is gullible enough to believe him. (I think Slash is Schroeder in this analogy, and Stephanie Seymour is the Little Red-Haired Girl, although I haven't totally thought that part out.)"

'Sweet Caroline' was Caroline Kennedy:

"LOS ANGELES - Neil Diamond held onto the secret for decades, but he has finally revealed that President Kennedy's daughter was the inspiration for his smash hit 'Sweet Caroline.'

'I've never discussed it with anybody before — intentionally,' the 66-year-old singer-songwriter told The Associated Press on Monday during a break from recording. 'I thought maybe I would tell it to Caroline when I met her someday.' He got his chance last week when he performed the song via satellite at Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg's 50th birthday party."

Clapton: My boozy sex life -

"Eric Clapton did not have sex sober until he was in his 30s due to his booze and drug use, he has revealed."


"A new complaint filed yesterday in LA Superior Court by Bier's lawyer, Keith Fink, added more items to the list, including African masks made of human skin, a full skeleton of a 4-year-old Chinese girl that Manson is said to have turned into a chandelier, and another skeleton of a man in a wheelchair - all illegal items in the US. He allegedly continued his spree with swastika wall tiles and matching custom rugs, a mounted grizzly bear and two mounted baboons. "

Springsteen bandmate on hiatus for health reasons:

"NEW YORK (Billboard) - Keyboardist Danny Federici, an original member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, is taking a leave of absence from the group while underground treatment for melanoma."

The Raw Story | Romantics sue video game maker over song:

"The Romantics have filed a federal lawsuit against Activision Inc., the maker of 'Guitar Hero,' saying the popular video game infringes on the band's rights by featuring a soundalike recording of its 1980 hit 'What I Like About You.'"

Rolling Stone : Radiohead Conspiracy Theories: Totally Nuts, or Just a Little Nuts?


best of craigslist : air guitar


best of craigslist : Frankenpick:

"Latest offering smuggled from the former Soviet Union, this pick utilizes old Russian nuclear laser technology. Strap on the convenient Velcro micro-unit, plug into any 1200 Watt power supply, and aim the solar panels directly at the sun and dial in the guitar style of your choice. From Chet Atkins to Duane Allman, guitar herodom is literally at your fingertips. The micro sensors process the bass and drum beats and submit a series of small electrical shocks directly into your nervous system causing you to involuntarily crank out searing leads. A word of caution: actual electrical discharges my vary, and side affects could include erratic blues face, trembling of the hips commonly known as Presley syndrome, drooling and involuntary anal discharge. In extreme cases, you may be mistaken for a drummer. Local sales only. Cash only. Contact your health care professional if erection last more than 6 hours. No scammers please. "

1 comment:

Townser said...

You lucky bastard! So how good is it?