Friday, March 07, 2008

DBT Week in Review - 3/7/08

Say what you will about Rolling Stone's music coverage, but there political coverage is top notch.
The March edition of RS endorses Obama for President

A New Hope : Rolling Stone:

"Obama has emerged by displaying precisely the kind of character and judgment we need in a president: renouncing the politics of fear, speaking frankly on the most pressing issues facing the country and sticking to his principles. He recognizes that running for president is an opportunity to inspire an entire nation."
Obama and Lincoln both dig Glossary's new record?! How can you not for vote him.
"Like Abraham Lincoln, Barack Obama challenges America to rise up, to do what so many of us long to do: to summon 'the better angels of our nature.'"

NPR Music: A 'Brighter' Album from the Drive-By Truckers:

Folks are adding taped shows from The Home Front:

Internet Archive Search: collection:Drive-ByTruckers AND year:"2008"

Purty pictures:

Drive-By Truckers @ the Pageant — 2008.02.29 | Todd Owyoung: Concert Photographerd - a DBT fansite :: View topic - Pics From Louisville


Shonna Tucker's songs highlight 'Creations Dark':

"'It's quite amazing -- a mystical, magical redneck journey,' she said. 'Every day, even when you wake up feeling like ---- , you know that something good is gonna happen.'"

Great thread on NB: - a DBT fansite :: View topic - Differences between Hood and Cooley


Yeah, what they said:

Rock And Roll Army Magazine | Al habla con Patterson Hood, alma de Drive-By Truckers - � �Drive-By Truckers acaban de editar el intens... :
"Drive-By Truckers acaban de editar el intenso -por su duraci�n- 'Brighter than Creation's Dark'. Nos pusimos en contacto con Patterson Hood, la cara m�s visible de la banda (aunque como deja claro �l mismo no la �nica), para que nos hablara del nuevo disco, de la marcha de Jason Isbell, del formato vinilo... y en definitva de todo lo que ha ocurrido desde su anterior 'A Blessing and a Course'. Al habla Patterson Hood, un verdadero caballero sure�o, aunque algo parco en palabras"

dbts : Message: Jen U waz rite:

"on another note: I'm social worker in a military prison and played Crystal meth for my substance abuse group and The man I shot and homefront for my Combat Stress Group. Both songs got the groups stirred and cooking on the issues at hand up. I use other songs in my group all the time specially, world of hurt and Blessing and a curse. Thanks DBT.
Can't wait til DBT hitz SC.

The Sounds of David Barbe

"David Barbe’s studio magic renders him a highly sought after engineer. His musical expertise proves essential to some of the south’s finest contemporary groups and artists such as The Drive By Truckers, Vic Chesnutt, Kevn Kinney and Bloodkin to name a few. Barbe, an accomplished musician, can play various instruments and his golden ear provides a vital asset to the aforementioned artists."


Jason Isbell

Jason posted a song blog from his living room this week. I hope to see some DBT folks pick up this practice in the future.

Fantastic cover of a Dylan tune. I get hypnotized watching Jason play the guitar.

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

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New Music on Centro's MySpace: - Centro-matic - DENTON, Texas - Rock / Indie


Music News

Great idea!

Turning to Fans to Finance CD:
"'The old kind of paradigm, where you've always waited for other people to do things, you'd have your manager and your agent,' she said. 'You'd wait for the big record company to give you money to do things and they tell you what to do. This is so great. I want to do everything like this.'"

Shelby Lynne: Vinyl vs. iPod:

"Now, I have an iPod and I admit they are genius especially for travel and convenience. But they aren't really any fun. I don't call up my friends and say 'Hey why don't y'all come over and bring your computers and let's have a party'? Hell no! I say bring pot, wine and vinyl. That's sexy."

I dig what these chicks are doing: - The Puppini Sisters - London, UK - Pop / Jazz / A'cappella -

Chicks Get Clicks! - New This Week

The Case Of The Missing #2 Album - Chart Watch:

One String Willie Plays Guitar With One String - Geekologie

Nine Inch Nails follow Radiohead with free album download | News | NME.COM

Become A Real Guitar Hero - Video Game Feature - Yahoo! Video Games

Blind Guitarist Jeff Healey Dies at 41:

Detroit Free Press -
"LONDON (AP) -- Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger escaped an assassination plot hatched in 1969 by the Hells Angels, a new British Broadcasting Corp. documentary has claimed."

Keith Richards: Mick Jagger "A Maniac" And "Power Freak" - Entertainment on The Huffington Post

"Filmmakers Arne Johnson and Shane King have known each other since grade school in Portland, Ore. Long before they made the recently released, award-winning documentary 'Girls Rock!, ' they'd hatched plans for an untold number of projects - mostly films or bands."


ABAT said...

Hey J,
Bit off topic I know, but follow this link to get a fellow American's view of Americarna.

Ahh crap, I hate this html, tags computer stuff. Sorry, you'll have to cut and paste the link. Sounds like he had a pretty cool time, some awesome pics there too.

That's a great Jason Isbell song. Never really be a Dylan fan, but Jason Isbell puts so much heart into whatever he does. I love the way the internet allows us an insight into people's stuff like this. Wicked.

AAW said...

Kick ass, ABAT! I'll going to use that blog in this weeks DBT WIR. Man, I am so coming to visit next year.

I'm the same. Never been a Dylan fan but I freakin' love Jason's version of that song.

I also agree on the 'wickedness' of the 'tubes allow folks like me and you to connect from many thousands of miles away.

ABAT said...

Yeah, it kinda opens the world up to some pretty interesting insights. Not just having to wade through the crap that the TV feeds us, but getting a take from somebody 'on the ground' so to speak is cool.

I worry sometimes that people don't use any critical analysis and just accept what they see as true, but that goes for the TV and newspapers too. The web is just another form of information gathering.

I love the way Jason Isbell can take somebody else's song and make it sound like it's all his. Kinda like Johnny Cash's version of NIN's 'Hurt'. The song and video still send chills up my spine. No wonder Trent Reznor said he wouldn't perform it live any more.

AAW said...

Here in the U.S. critical analysis is virtually non existent. The web is the only source of good info. The traditional media is for shite.

Jason Isbell is a musical genius. Can't wait for the new record later this year.

ABAT said...

Do you not have any reliable TV news at all? I know Fox is intrinsically a load of bollocks, but aren't there others?

I can pick between Aljazeera, Sky UK, Sky Australia, BBC, CNN, Fox and our own stuff. I try and watch a broad a selection as possible and then go from there.

The web is pretty awesome, but there is a lot of agenda driven stuff out there as well.