Friday, February 06, 2009

DBT Week in Review - 2/6/09

DBT! Blogs - DBT on Rock Band! - Drive-By Truckers MySpace Blog:

"3 DIMES DOWN will be included as part of the ROCK BAND alt-country pack which will also feature songs from Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Neko Case and the Old 97’s. In stores Tuesday, February 24th."

DBT on ACL 2/7/09 but check your local listings.

Also, on the PBS website a new interview with the band has been posted:

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


"Warped Sister" [Stream] | Pitchfork:

"For Potato Hole, his first solo album in a really, really long time, Stax house organist and MGs frontman Booker T. Jones recruited the Drive-By Truckers and Neil Young as his backing band. Wisely, they don't shoot for the in-the-pocket grooves of the MGs: Very few groups, instrumental or otherwise, have ever sounded so preternaturally tight. Instead, on 'Warped Sister', the scratchy guitars churn steadily while the rhythm section chug away reliably. Trucker drummer Brad Morgan is crucial here: His beat is unflappable, and his cowbell guides the song through its false ending and out the other side. Despite the high-profile support players, Booker T. clearly takes the lead, opening with gigantic chords before coaxing out a surprisingly catchy melody from his organ. He gets so much texture and nuance out of his instrument that it sounds like it's actually forming words."

DBT fan living in Thailand sporting his DBT T-shirt and eating spiders.

Forwarding Addresses: Cricket Canap�s and Arachnid Amuse-Bouches


President's Penis is Missing


Late for Church


Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, 'Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit' (Lightning Rod) | Spin Magazine Online



Not good.

Ticketmaster, Live Nation may merge - Entertainment News, Music News, Media - Variety

This monopoly needs to be broken.

Lawmaker: Investigate Springsteen ticket sales -

"Pascrell wrote a letter yesterday to the Federal Trade Commission and the antitrust division of the Justice Department asking them to 'investigate the relationship between Ticketmaster and TicketsNow to ensure that the procedure for purchasing tickets remains fair to the average consumer.'

'There is a significant potential for abuse when one company is able to monopolize the primary market for a product and also directly manipulate and profit from the secondary market,' he wrote. 'The speed with which tickets were made available on Ticketmaster's official resale site raises questions about whether TicketsNow brokers were given preferential treatment.'"

Ya think?

Bruce Springstreen: Wal-Mart Deal "A Mistake":

"NEW YORK — The Boss is owning up to a mistake. In an interview with Sunday's New York Times, Bruce Springsteen says he shouldn't have made a deal with Wal-Mart. This month, the store started exclusively selling a Springsteen greatest hits CD."

Buffalo Springfield drummer Dewey Martin dies - Yahoo! News:

"LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Dewey Martin, drummer for the groundbreaking but notoriously feuding and short-lived rock pioneers Buffalo Springfield, was found dead February 1 in Van Nuys, Calif. He was 68."


"Duff McKagan of Guns N' Roses fame celebrates his 45th birthday today with a new job - a national financial columnist on a mean mission."

Eminem: The fall and rise of a superstar - News, People - The Independent


SF Gate: Jimi Hendrix, shown as an infant, spent his boyhood in Sa... (Authentic Hendrix, LLC) Multimedia (image)


Brain Itch Songs - GetBack:

"Go easy on yourself. You're not to blame. There's a name for the affliction, and it's called 'brain itch.' And the type of song that causes the brain itch? That's an 'earworm.' Dr James Kellaris of the University of Cincinnati has studied the phenomenon (for real). It seems the combination of repetitive words and unchanging melody makes for the perfect earworm. We're helpless against its power."

And just because I'm geeking on the movie and sound track:



Jez said...

Hey JPW -

It seems to me Springsteen is losing his mind. That nutty interchange between him and Silvio Dante during the SuperBowl was embarrassing. This is the same guy that wrote "Youngstown", "Siniola Cowboys" and countless other intelligent songs? He's losing it.

Oh, and I name-dropped Jenn over at Pajiba on Wednesday on the guitar solo post for Slobberbone's "Josephine".

JPW said...

Agreed, Jez. If you cut a deal with Wal-Mart then realize it is a mistake, you are a bit out of touch.

Saw the name drop. Wish I could have been in TX this weekend to see the 'bone play.