Friday, January 30, 2009

DBT Week in Review - 1/30/09


DBT is going to the land down under. Where the women glow and the men plunder:

Drive-By Truckers Tour Dates


Words from the Hood:

Drive-By Truckers:


Just a quick note to thank everyone who helped make our 2009 get off to such an amazing start.

All 3 nights of our Athens GA 40 Watt Homecoming SOLD OUT (1st time ever) as did Baltimore and Richmond.

THANK YOU!!!"......

Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers digs on Levon : Boombox : Metro Pulse:

"Patterson Hood’s Drive-By Truckers are still touring in support of their eighth album, Brighter Than Creation’s Dark, released in January 2008, and the Athens, Ga., alt-country/Southern rock combo has found a new way to keep themselves entertained. “We just got a new turntable for the bus and have been hitting the stores on this run and playing records non-stop,” Hood says. “Here is a sample of what’s been spinning in the back lounge.”"

Let there be Truckers - Variety:

"There's a young lady passed out in the men's bathroom. Somebody should call her friends.'

Realizing that I was in slightly over my head, I directed the gentleman to the nearest staff member. It was 10 o'clock, and the night was just getting started. Already there had been casualties. The crowd was starting to stretch their drinking muscles, for the hometown heroes had returned. Drive-By Truckers was playing tonight."

Check out Righteous Path

Austin City Limits - Drive-By Truckers followed by Ryan Bingham


Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Now THIS is an interesting interview. Not your usual pap.

Jason Isbell < 20 Questions | PopMatters:

"2. The fictional character most like you?
Probably Newman’s Eddie Felson from The Hustler. I drink a lot and I play a lot of pool, and it’s interesting to note the similarities between a road player and a traveling musician. I also sympathize with the idea of chasing a singular, seemingly unattainable goal, only to realize the costs once you’ve accomplished that goal."
_______ Blogs - Tickets for the Florence, AL CD Release - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit MySpace Blog:

"Tickets for the Shoals Theater show on Valentine's Day are now available at DP's Classic Grill on North Montgomery Avenue in Sheffield AND at Pegasus Records in Florence. Please buy some.


Some nice pics of Colfax.

Colfax Guitar Shop



Wherein my very first acting agent gets name checked by very none the less (none lesser) than Perez Hilton.

And Tonya ain't a 'newcomer'. She was my agent when I was 17. She's been at this a while. "Over night sensation after 25 years" and all.

Perez Hilton: Faye Dunaway Puts Hilary Duff On Blast!:

"Upon hearing of a Bonnie and Clyde remake directed by newcomer Tonya S. Holly and starring Hilary Duff, the original film's star, Faye Dunaway, reportedly said, ''Couldn't they at least cast a real actress?'"

Music I Like

Diggin the Howlies especially 'Angeline'

Howlies on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads



Lynyrd Skynyrd keyboardist dies at Florida home:

"Lynyrd Skynyrd keyboard player Billy Powell, who played on such hits as 'Sweet Home Alabama' and survived the 1977 plane crash that killed three band members, died Wednesday. He was 56."

Obama's Secret Record Collection : Rolling Stone:

"When Barack Obama moved into the White House on January 20th, he gained access to five chefs, a private bowling alley — and a killer collection of classic LPs. Stored in the basement of the executive mansion is the official White House Record Library: several hundred LPs that include landmark albums in rock (Led Zeppelin IV, the Rolling Stones' Let It Bleed), punk (the Ramones' Rocket to Russia, the Sex Pistols' Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols), cult classics (Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica, the Flying Burrito Brothers' The Gilded Palace of Sin) and disco. Not to mention records by Santana, Neil Young, Talking Heads, Isaac Hayes, Elton John, the Cars and Barry Manilow."

Great video



ABAT said...

Holy shit mate!
Not only DBT, but Alabama3, John Butler Trio and the mighty Booker T ('Green Onions' is a very early childhood memory - my dad loved it and played the hell out of it).
You going fella? It's definitely crossed my mind. International flights to the Gold Coast are only about 4-500 bucks at the moment.

Congrats on the election BTW. I see Faux is already bleating up a storm. Must be doing the right things. Hell of a time to get into office tho.

How you been mate? Long time, no hear. Barely ever turn the computer on these days. Strangely enough I don't really miss it either. Ironies of life and all that.



JPW said...

ABAT! Brother! Man, I was thinking about you during the election. We did pretty good this time around, no?

I am seriously considering attempting to go down under for a few days to catch a couple of the shows.

I envy your unpluggedness. Shoot me an email soon and we'll catch up.