Friday, September 25, 2009

DBT Week in Review - 9/25/09

Rock star with a green thumb AND hot model. Oh, Shonna, is there anything you can't do.

Songbirds Page 6 | Alabama Chanin


"Video for the Inflatable Orchestra (aka Jay Gonzalez) song, 'Into the Culvert.' This is actually something I shot a couple years back, which Jay and I have long discussed putting music to. Finally, this song clicked."

That's Don Chambers as the lead role.


Haven't gotten mine yet, but you should get yours pronto.

However, I did watch The Accountant the other day... again. Never gets old. Randy and The Mob: Ray McKinnon, Walton Goggins, Lisa Blount, Burt Reynolds: Movies & TV


Via Jenn:

50 STATES: Alabama:

"How a place as nondescript as Muscle Shoals became such a musical mecca — the area is home to the growing Alabama Music Hall of Fame — is hotly debated by locals and tourists alike.

Four neighboring towns comprise the region that most people refer to as the Shoals: Florence, Tuscumbia, Sheffield, and Muscle Shoals are all clustered along the banks of the scenic Tennessee River, which used to be impassable here; giant boulders jutted out of the water and spelled doom for passing ships and barges. The Native Americans actually called it the “Singing River” after the sound of water passing around the stones."

Singing River Records seeking third artist | | The Times Daily | Florence, AL:

"Singing River Records is a record label managed by UNA students who are involved in every phase of the operation, from selecting an artist, recording the music, mixing the tracks and marketing and releasing the finished product."

Interesting promo/release idea.

Smashing Pumpkins dot com | announcement from billy corgan about new smashing pumpkins album

I'm happy to finally announce the plans for the new Smashing Pumpkins album.

Recording began yesterday, September 15th, 2009 on the new record which will be entitled 'Teargarden by Kaleidyscope'. The album will feature 44 songs, 4 of which are now being recorded. My desire is to release a song at a time beginning around Halloween of this year, with each new release coming shortly after until all 44 are out. Each song will be made available absolutely for free, to anyone anywhere. There will be no strings attached. Free will mean free, which means you won't have to sign up for anything, give an email address, or jump through a hoop. You will be able to go and take the song or songs as you wish, as many times as you wish.

We will however sell highly limited edition EP's (of 4 songs each times 11), and details of how those EP's will be made available are still being worked out. Because the songs themselves will be free, the EP's will be more like collectors items for the discerning fan who will want the art itself, along with the highest possible audio quality available. The EP's will be more like mini-box sets rather than your normal cd single. We may also offer other variations for sale, say for example a digital single with a demo version of a song. The commitment that is most important is the one I'm making to you: that the music of 'Teargarden by Kaleidyscope' will be available for free to everyone. All 44 songs: free for ALL.

When the entire album is finished, it will be compiled into a deluxe box set which will also be made available for sale. Those who have bought the EP's need not worry, as the box set will not be a recompilation of the limited edition pieces.

The story of the album is based on 'The Fool's Journey', as signified in the progress of the Tarot. It is my intention to approach this by breaking down the journey of our life here into four phases as made by these different characters; the Child, the Fool, the Skeptic, and the Mystic.

The music of 'Teargarden by Kaleidyscope' harkens back to the original psychedelic roots of The Smashing Pumpkins: atmospheric, melodic, heavy, and pretty.



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