Friday, September 04, 2009

DBT Week in Review - 9/4/09

Peter Grumbine is a DBT uber-fan. Best. Press. Ever.


Peter posted a very nice blog about TFP, too.

Buy this now: Drive-by Truckers 'the Fine Print' | Current_Music:

"Only Jason Isbell could so eloquently explain the significance of and provide contemporary context for the Tennessee Valley Authority as an early arm of FDR’s New Deal while also singing about rounding second base for the first time in the same song."

It pains me that I do not have the capability to write anything close to the following. An incredible piece of writing:


What most impacted me about Patterson’s artistic vision was that it helped me understand being a white man in the south. Pride and guilt expressed to the sound of Crazy Horse with a few other guys sitting in. There is an apology that many southerners have prepared for the world. It’s an explanation to outsiders about how this place isn’t at all what they think it is, and if it is, then it has nothing to do with them. And then there is the tough, conservative old southerner types with their hands clenched to the stars and bars and a dedication so dear to the past that they’d probably tell you they’d ride a horse to work if somebody else didn’t have a problem with it. And if the past was that good, we probably should all ride horses and shit in the woods. Those rights are, after all, somewhat protected. And then there is that person, much like a Patterson Hood, who is self-aware as an individual and clever as an artist. His take on being born here shrugs the shame and guilt away, embraces the people and the will that has endured unwarranted ridicule and deserved blame, and understands that, either way, this is who I am. I think that much of his brilliance is in the personal concern for his geographical place in the world and the ability to treat it with an objective and educated, yet loving and compassionate hand. It is a painterly stroke that has, finally, made a musical connection from my father’s south to mine.

Yay, Shonna!

Express Night Out | Arts & Events | Line by Line: Drive-By Truckers' Shonna Tucker Reads 'The Fine Print'


Drive-By Truckers, 'Mama Bake A Pie': A Music Mix exclusive stream |
"Do the Drive-By Truckers know something we don’t?"

Pitchfork: Album Reviews: Drive-By Truckers: The Fine Print (A Collection Of Oddities and Rarities 2003-2008):

"In March 1999, George Jones slammed his SUV into a bridge abutment, and Drive-By Truckers got a song out of it. Jones wasn't reeling from alcohol, nor was he being chased by an angry ex, nor did any of the hard-living country tropes play into the crash. Instead, he was simply talking on his cell phone to his daughter. He was in critical condition but recovered eventually. Which is fortunate, because a legend like Jones shouldn't go out that way. Part joking and part shaming, the Truckers' 'George Jones Talkin' Cell Phone Blues' acts as a biopic of sorts, framing a consideration of his life and legacy with details from the crash. 'He almost stopped loving her today,' Hood sings, before admonishing the legend: 'Better leave that cell phone alone.'"

Drive-By Truckers, 'The Fine Print (A Collection of Oddities and Rarities (2003-2009)' (New West) | Spin Magazine Online:

"Clich�or not, Drive-By Truckers’ leftovers really are better than most bands’ main course."

Drive-By Truckers: The Fine Print (A Collection of Oddities and Rarities 2003-2008) < Reviews | PopMatters:

"In the wake of the Drive-By Truckers’ split with New West Records this past spring, it’s hardly a surprise that the label is churning out whatever previously unreleased DBT-related material they can scrounge up. And after all, who can blame ‘em? Since picking up the Alabama-bred, Georgia-based band in 2003, the Drive-By Truckers have gone on to become one of, if not the most popular band on the label’s roster, and with a large fan base built solely from years of extensive touring, the demand for new product is definitely there."

The Fine Print: A Collection of Oddities and Rarities 2003-2008 by Drive-By Truckers on Blurt Online


Drive-By Truckers Explore the South With Warren Zevon Cover - Spinner


Very nice pics:

Drive By Truckers at the Visulite Theatre - AdamSchultz's Photos- powered by SmugMug


DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS > Live from Austin TX | American Songwriter:

"If ever a band seemed to demand a full bio documentary, shedding light on member comings and going, musical evolution, et cetera, it’s the Drive-By Truckers, but pending that ever happening, we get performance DVD"


Centro-matic World August 16-18, 2009



Shazam on iPhone


Police review Rolling Stone Brian Jones death after MoS reveals new evidence | Mail Online:

"Police are reviewing the death of Rolling Stone Brian Jones – 40 years after his body was found at the bottom of a swimming pool.

The dramatic move by Sussex Police follows new evidence unearthed by The Mail on Sunday about the mysterious death of the rock legend which suggests he was murdered by his minder"

Via Peter Grumbine's Twitter feed.

I'm not all that familiar with Frank Turner. But when Brit musician crosses the pond and decides to do a show in someones basement, he's way OK in my book. Doesn't this look like a damn fine time?


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