Friday, August 22, 2008

DBT Week in Review - 8/22/08


Well, yesterday was a big ol' lot of fun.

Sunday will be even better.

Bands at the Outside Lands Festival:

"Drive-By Truckers

Since losing a key member last year, this Alabama alt-country band added steel guitarist John Neff to the lineup, produced an album with '60s soul diva Bettye Lavette and recorded its eighth album, 'Brighter Than Creation's Dark.' Sutro, 3:55 p.m. next Sunday."
Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival


World's colliding.

The Hold Steady Message Board :: View topic - Greetings from 9 Bullets....


Excellent tips from NB if you're married or have a significant other. - Message Board • View topic - DBT and The Hold Steady tour dates:

BTW I see some posts about having to 'ASK THE OLE LADY' & such, that statement confuses me??? Here is how every conversation about seeing the truckers should Go; ' Hey Honey I'm going to see the Truckers on (fill in the dates & Venue's) I just wanted to know if you wanted to go or if I should take a friend with me'. It's that easy works for me everytime no problems, no hassels, no asking!!!"

DBT influencing.....

Black Tide Aiming for "World Domination" | Universal Music

Finally feeling the vibe, I watched the mosh-pit (from a far distance) as a plastic blow-up doll crowd surfed, every last front-rower screamed each lyric, and high-school-aged-honeys went crazy for Black Tide themselves. A smile stretched across my face as I recalled my youth. Every member is under twenty years old, namely the fifteen-year-old front man, and in the audience, I could see it. Nothing was lacking in instrumental skill or showmanship, but the boy’s loud longings to “get laid and get wasted” as they legally drank only H20 on stage made it hard to forget their age. However, that notion only intensifies Black Tide’s appeal. And don’t let their age fool you, Black Tide was influenced by some classic rock bands, “I love listening to the Drive-By Truckers and The Allman Brothers,” said Zakk, "[and] at the same time, I love Van Halen, Motley Crue, and Guns'n'Roses.”

A blogger from one of my favorite political blogs recorded in Muscle Shoals. Had no idea.

Crooks and Liars � Mike’s Blog Round Up:

"Jerry Wexler, RIP: I’m proud and grateful that Jerry was a friend of mine, beginning the day in 1975 he called me, out of the blue, and said, “I like the way you sing. Let’s make a record.” I couldn’t have been more surprised and thrilled if I’d received a phone call from God. I’d grown up listening to Jerry Wexler-produced records. He’s one of the reasons I’m a musician. He took me to Muscle Shoals, Alabama and we did an album for Warner Brothers. Being around Jerry was a constant joy. He was a walking encyclopedia of popular American music, especially R&B and jazz. Aside from his important contributions as a genuine musical pioneer, and his unique talents as a producer, he was a wonderful raconteur, a man of exquisite taste, a tough businessman, but a gentleman, and a soft touch for musicians."

Mike Finnigan -Mike Finnigan-


Jason Isbell

Via Roger J.

Jason Isbell Unplugged:

Interview and Live Performance from the Grey Eagle, Asheville NC
In A Razor Town -Grey Eagle Asheville, NC

The Magician -Grey Eagle Asheville, NC


Glossary Blogs - Shake Up The Future And Rattle This Cage... - GLOSSARY MySpace Blog:

"So after 9,000 miles, 1,000 beers and 29 states we're safe and sound and back in the Boro. The tour went as great as we expected. Our 1990 Chevy Beauville did us proud. We lost our AC for 2 weeks after our serpentine belt took out our rear AC line, but other than that she got us to every show. We got to play a lot of places we never played before, including a boat."

Music | Nashville Tune in Music City | The Tennessean:

"When John Rich recently took a Florida stage to support the presidential campaign of John McCain, he said, 'Somebody's got to walk the line in the country. They've got to walk it unapologetically,' before singing “Walk the Line. “And I'm sure Johnny Cash would have been a John McCain supporter if he was still around.'

But, as the Washington Post pointed out, Cash supported Democrat Jimmy Carter.

Cash’s daughter, singer/songwriter/author Rosanne Cash, has issued the following statement, “It is appalling to me that people still want to invoke my father’s name, five years after his death, to ascribe beliefs, ideals, values and loyalties to him that cannot possibly be determined, and to try to further their own agendas by doing so.

“I knew my father pretty well, at least better than some of those who entitle themselves to his legacy and his supposed ideals, and even I would not presume to say publicly what I ‘know’ he thought or felt. This is especially dangerous in the case of political affiliation. It is unfair and presumptuous to use him to bolster any platform. I would ask that my father not be co-opted in this election for either side, since he is clearly not here to defend or state his own allegiance.”"

Somebody see's which way the winds are blowing.

Sure, you're a Democrat Toby. Sure.

Need to sell some records or something?

Toby Keith Praises Obama, Says He's A Democrat:

"LOS ANGELES — Barack Obama is getting praise from Nashville, courtesy of one big, patriotic country star.

Toby Keith, perhaps best known to non-country audiences for his post-Sept. 11 song 'Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue,' says he's a Democrat, and was impressed by the senator from Illinois."

Dave Matthews Band Member LeRoi Moore Dies:

"Devastating news for fans of Dave Matthews Band. Saxophone player LeRoi Moore died at age 46"

Singer's metal fence has heavy impact in Marin:

"(08-18) 21:38 PDT Marin County -- James Hetfield co-founded the influential heavy metal band Metallica and, as its chief songwriter, helped pen and perform strident songs such as 'Don't Tread on Me.' It might as well be his anthem for property rights in Marin County."

16-year-old drops out of school to play Guitar Hero : Christopher Null : Yahoo! Tech:

In fact, young Mr. Peebles is dropping out of high school... in order to focus on Guitar Hero full time. Peebles hopes to join the small but growing crew of players looking to make gaming a job. Citing his victories in Guitar Hero tournaments, which include 'gift certificates, gaming equipment, and chicken sandwiches,' Peebles thinks he has the chops to play competitively and earn actual money in the process. As the story notes, top gamers on the competitive circuit can earn up to $80,000 a year (though $25,000 is more common). Peebles, of course, can count his 52 Chick-fil-A combo meals toward that total."

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