Thursday, December 04, 2008

DBT Week in Review - 12/4/08


Night one of the Fillmore will be posted tomorrow with more of deez:

Thus, the early DBT WIR this week..... Blogs - NUCI BENEFIT JAN 15 40 WATT !!! - Drive-By Truckers MySpace Blog:


I am THRILLED to announce the bill for our annual NUCI'S SPACE BENEFIT.

This year, DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS will be joined on the benefit by THE WHIGS and a special performance from SOUTH SAN GABRIEL."
_______ Blogs - Santa and the Trucker - Drive-By Truckers MySpace Blog

Redneck GReece is set to release a new song just in time for Christmas 2008.

The song "Santa and the Trucker" will be released as a CD single and proceeds will benefit the Jack R. Wells Boys and Girls Club in Athens, GA.
"Santa and the Trucker" is a wholesome children-friendly song (in spite of Rick and Redneck) that should entertain both kids and adults alike.

The recording is taking place at Rick Fowler's studio in Athens, GA and is being produced by Redneck and Rick Fowler.

The musicians on the song are among the finest Athens has to offer, Drive By Truckers' Patterson Hood (voice of Santa) and John Neff (pedal steel guitar), Randall Bramblett (piano), Widespread Panic's Domingo S. Ortiz (percussion), Rick Fowler (lead guitar), Tom Ryan (bass guitar), and introducing Redneck's son Glenn Reece on drums.

The official release date will be December 6, 2008 which will coincide with the annual benefit concert held a Locos restaurant in Athens with Redneck GReece performing.

Saturday - December 6, 2008
Bobby Kerce Memorial Holiday Show
Show Time: Saturday Night (after supper)
LOCOS Campus
581 South Harris Street - Athens, GA - (706) 548-7803
Redneck GReece backed by The Thrillhammers
Benefit for the Boy's & Girl's Clubs

Uncut's Top 50 & Mojo's Top 50 of 2008 - Year-End List - Stereogum:

"12 The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
11 Drive-by Truckers - Brighter Than Creation's Dark
10 Paul Weller - 22 Dreams
9 Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night
8 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus, Dig!!!
7 Neon Neon - Stainless Style
6 Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
5 Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
4 Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
3 TV On The Radio - Dear Science
2 Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
1 Portishead - Third"


13 Drive-By Truckers - Brighter Than Creation's Dark
12 Don Cavalli - Cryland
11 Portishead - Third
10 Neil Diamond - Home Before Dark
9 The Bug - London Zoo
8 The Week That Was - The Week That Was
7 Glasvegas - Glasvegas
6 The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
5 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
4 Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
3 Paul Weller - 22 Dreams
2 The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age Of The Understatement
1 Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

L.A. review with some nice pictures:

On the Scene: Drive-By Truckers and the Hold Steady in L.A. | PopWatch Blog |


Here's a pleasant way to burn some time today.

Late to Church set to a steelhead fishing trip.


Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Man, Isbell's new song Seven Mile Island as gotten all up in me. Love the hand claps and Isbell's voice in this one.

Seven Mile Island was/is were us Buttholeville young'uns would go to do a little something called muddin' or mud riding. My granddaddy use to ride horses there. - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Muscle Shoals, Alabama - Rock -


Nice fan cover of "Outfit". Easy to sing harmony along with.

YouTube - Cover of Drive-By Truckers "Outfit"



Television - On ‘Spectacle,’ Elvis Costello Goes From Singer-Songwriter to Interviewer -

"The result is “Spectacle: Elvis Costello With ...,” an hourlong show set to debut on the Sundance Channel on Wednesday. It is a mix of music and talk and music-oriented talk, with Mr. Costello, 54, serving as host and musical director; he also performs for — or with — all his guests.

Stylistically it is a blend of “The Dick Cavett Show,” “Inside the Actors Studio” and “Charlie Rose,” with singers like Tony Bennett, Lou Reed, Rufus Wainwright and Smokey Robinson discussing their history and influences at length. (Mr. John is the guest on the premiere episode.)"

Give me AC/DC, Tom Waits. They didn't sell out:

"Selling out can be defined as any action that puts money and celebrity as a priority over art and paying respect to one's loyal following. There are shades of gray, and mitigating circumstances. I think, for instance, we can all agree on the Willie Nelson Rule: Any artist who once owed more than $10 million in back taxes and helped start Farm Aid can be forgiven for a Taco Bell commercial and a couple of Christmas albums."

What’s The Worst Band Name, Like, Ever? - The MOJO Blog


Cry Me A River: The 20 Most Heartbreaking Songs Of All Time! - Rock's Backpages



Jez said...

Mojo ranked the Vampire Weekend album higher than BTCD? Please. I reviewed that Vampire Weekend album and drive around with it in my car. There's 3 great songs on it, and the rest are either just okay or plain fucking unlistenable. Rich kid debut album. Good luck with the sophomore jinx.

JPW said...

Haven't heard it yet, Jez. But with your review I think I'll just stick to checking out the songs on their MySpace.

JPW said...

Oh, and I got a good beer post coming next week.

Jez said...

You mean you have a post about a good beer, or the post is good, but the beer is Meh?

JPW said...

Good post about great beer. I've had some of the fossil fuel, man. Unbelievable.