Friday, January 16, 2009

DBT Week in Review - 1/16/09

Nuci's Auction

For all you lucky devils in Athens today, be sure to drop by the Nuci's Space Auction. Click the link below for some of the grand items up for bid.

Nu�i's Space - Resource Center and Climate Controlled Practice Spaces for Musicians:
"Drive-By Truckers pre-party and auction

Date: January 17, 2009
Time: 5:00 PM"
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Spooner Oldham



Big congrats to Spooner for his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Oldham heads to hall of fame | TimesDaily.com | Florence, AL:

"Oldham follows in the footsteps of other Shoals musicians who have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, including 'The Father of Rock 'n' Roll' Sam Phillips, who was inducted in 1986. Donna Jean Godchaux MacKay, as a member of The Grateful Dead, was inducted in 1994, and Percy Sledge in 2005. Producer Jerry Wexler, who was involved in the early days of the Muscle Shoals sound, was inducted in 1987."
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Did some digging on YouTube. Below is a list of songs and artists Spooner has written/worked with.

YouTube - Janis Joplin - A Woman Left Lonely

YouTube - Out of Left Field by Percy Sledge

YouTube - THE BOX TOPS - Cry Like A Baby

YouTube - the sweet inspiration-sweet inspiration-1968-

YouTube - irma thomas - let's do it over - Something Good The Muscle

YouTube - Rolling Stones-You Better Move On

YouTube - Arthur Alexander - You better move on

YouTube - Jewel - You Were Meant For Me

YouTube - Neil Young: Heart of Gold Theatrical Trailer

YouTube - Lonely Women Make Good Lovers

YouTube - I'm your puppet - James and Bobby Purify

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DBT!

Truckers Re-enter Studio on JamBase:

"'It's a good time for the band, and we are going back into the studio a week from today' shares Hood from his home in Athens, GA. 'Everybody is getting along. We played 168 shows this year without anybody hating each other. That is no small accomplishment being cooped up with that many rednecks for that long in such small quarters,' jokes Hood with some laughter.

'The chemistry is real good and because of John Neff, who is a new creative force in this band, I have been writing some really weird and out there songs. I am really looking forward to getting together next week to see what happens,' says Hood. 'We are going to record for nine days and then start a group of shows. We are doing three nights here at home including a big benefit we do every year for a local charity. Then we are going to go to Washington to see Obama get inaugurated. It is a pretty cool time.'"
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Soundtrack to the New Old South : Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture:

"Sometime in the early 1990’s, while attending an event called a “song swap” in Athens, Georgia, I met an extraordinarily gifted songwriter named Patterson Hood. The swap itself was essentially a weekly gathering of aspiring tunesmiths sharing their latest creations; we would sit in a circle and each play our songs, the other musicians joining in if they had the chops or the inclination. Everything was going fine—just another evening of pleasant mediocrity—until the slightly pudgy guy with a five-o’clock shadow and food stains down his shirt had his turn. Stomping his foot on the wooden floor in time with the music, he strummed his battered acoustic guitar and sang:"
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NoDepression.com:
"THE NODEPRESSION.COM TOP 40 ALBUMS OF 2008
1. Alejandro Escovedo, Real Animal (Back Porch/Manhattan) -- 88 -- 14
2. Hayes Carll, Trouble In Mind (Lost Highway) -- 44 -- 6
3. Drive-By Truckers, Brighter Than Creation's Dark (New West) -- 43.5 -- 8
4. My Morning Jacket, Evil Urges (ATO) -- 39 -- 5
5. Ben Sollee, Learning To Bend (self) -- 37.5 -- 5
6. Lucinda Williams, Little Honey (Lost Highway) -- 37 -- 7
7. Shelby Lynne, Just A Little Lovin' (Lost Highway) -- 37 -- 6
8. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! (Anti-) -- 37 -- 6
9. Randy Newman, Harps And Angels (Nonesuch) -- 36 -- 6
10. Kathleen Edwards, Asking For Flowers (Zoe/Rounder) -- 35 -- 6"
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Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit

EXCLUSIVE NEW DOWNLOAD: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - Seven Mile Island

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Music

My Take On Music:

"Ask a guitarist how often they change their strings and you’ll get a variety of answers. Gigging musicians will often change them before every show. Some obsessive casual players (like me) change them every few weeks. Others only change them when a string breaks. And a few only change them when the old ones have become COATED with rust."
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Randall, named Fender Stratocaster guitar, dies:

"Don Randall, the marketing dynamo who gave Fender's Stratocaster guitar its name and led the brand to onstage ubiquity, has died."
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I'm going with Stripper Idol.

'American Idol' sues over 'Stripper Idol' contest

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I'm just hoping for the day that Ted has a gun 'accident'.

The Raw Story | Ted Nugent wants to be Obama's drug czar:

"'[A]s America's Drug Czar, I would put a big hurt on the drug kingpins and consumers like they have never seen,' he concludes. 'Every American who smokes dope, manufactures, buys or sells meth or uses any illegal drugs is aiding and abetting the enemies of America. Case closed. This spiritual inbreeding and cannibalism must be identified, admitted to and stopped immediately. America can, and must do this.'"
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3 comments:

binky said...

One of the things that Patterson said about the recording sessions was that After the Scene Dies is going to make it onto the next record. Sweet!

Excellent weekend... even though I missed the first night with all the rarities. Friday and Saturday were rockers through and through. Now, to withdrawal...

JPW said...

Cool! I dig that song.

Heard lots of good news coming out of the studio. Should be another great one.

I hope yer DBTox is going well, b.

binky said...

Well, the DBTox is always bad. Trying to keep busy uploading a few photos in between watching the snow fall and waiting for tomorrow.