Friday, October 23, 2009

DBT Week in Review - 10/23/09

Patterson Hood/DBT

"Patterson Hood and Friends - 'In the Air Tonight'

Performed by Patterson Hood, Jay Gonzalez, Shonna Tucker, Brad Morgan & John Neff

Recorded at Smith's Olde Bar (5/1/09) for 500 Songs For Kids which supports the Songs For Kids Foundation, www.songsforkidsfoundation.org. Songs for Kids brings musicians to children's hospitals.

Please consider making a donation today!"



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Patterson Hood: Driving Solo : NPR

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THAT EVENING SUN is an amazing film that Patterson contributed original music for.

The film, THAT EVENING SUN has been winning film festivals the world over. It was written and directed by Scott Teems, stars Hal Holbrook (Academy Award nominee for Into ...The Wild) and is co-produced and co-starring Ray McKinnon and Walton Goggins (The Accountant, Crystal, Randy and the Mob). It has won about 8 festivals so far and is about to receive some wider release.

Patterson wrote and performed a brand new song called 'Depression Era' especially for it. He also performs a version of Jimmie Rodgers Blue Yodel #3 (I Hate To See That Evening Sun Go Down) which inspired the title. The film is based on a short story by William Gay."


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Jason Isbell

Jason and the 400 Unit will be back on the road soon. I'll be seeing them in the beautiful Great American Music Hall. Looking forward to the show.

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Shows

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Jason recently performed for the first time on Muscle Shoals to Music Row.

The acoustic version of 'Try' is amazing.

Muscle Shoals to Music Row Live!

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Thanks to Elliot McPherson from the Dexateens for turning me on to Vulture Whale from Birmingham, AL.

Vulture Whale | Birmingham, Alabama



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Our girl Maddy is writing for her college's paper.

Check out some of her excellent work!

Vita Ordinario

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Music

Beth D (Lurleen) interviews CCR! Nice job, Beth!!

Jackson Free Press: Jackson, Mississippi - Music - Bad Moon Rises … Again:

"Creedence Clearwater Revisited formed in 1995. Tell me about that process.
A very good friend of mine, a great guitar player in Los Angeles, turned me on to Steve Gunner, who is our multi-instrumentalist, and then the guy that used to work for a company that I'd had a bass string endorsement with turned me on to his buddy John Tristao. I guess we'd auditioned five or six guys by the time we got around to John, and when we got to him, we just knew that he was the guy who we thought we could put the whole thing together with because he could really sing, and he could sing these songs especially well. There was no weakness. He could own them."
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Hell yeah!

Music Stars Demand Records On Bush Administration's Use Of Music For Torture:

'We have spent the past 30 years supporting causes related to peace and justice,' read a statement from REM, 'to now learn that some of our friends' music may have been used as part of the torture tactics without their consent or knowledge, is horrific. It's anti-American, period.'

Added the hip-hop band The Roots: 'When we found out that music was being used as part of the torture going on at Guantanamo, shackling and beating people -- we were angry. Just as we wouldn't be caught dead allowing Dick Cheney to use our music for his campaigns, you can be damn sure, we wouldn't allow him to use it to torture other human beings. Congress needs to shut Guantanamo down.'"
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Hilarious.

The Superficial - Lil Wayne gets year in prison for gun charges:

"You know, just once I'd like to see a rapper get busted for something original besides the stereotypical gun charges. I understand it's part of their record contract to do time, but would it hurt to spice things up a bit? Maybe ride a tiger to Starbucks. Or, shit, fire white babies out of a cannon, I don't care. Just show me some zazz!"
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Rock ain't rock without the fuck ups.

SFGate: Daily Dish : Wolfmother Star Slams Industry Drug Plans:

"Wolfmother frontman Andrew Stockdale has criticized music industry bosses over plans to withhold pay from artists who are addicted to drugs - insisting the scheme will never work.

A coalition of record label chiefs, led by Marc Marot, former head of Island Records, want to place a legal clause in artists' contracts denying them wages if they are unable to perform due to substance abuse or self harm."
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Surgery Left Phil Collins Unable To Play The Drums:

"HAMBURG — Phil Collins is drumming no more, for now.

The former singer and drummer for Genesis told a German newspaper that since he had surgery in April to repair a dislocated vertebra in his neck, he doesn't have feeling in his fingers and isn't able to pick up his sticks."
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They were still together?

A-ha announces break up | EW.com:

"A-ha is oh-ver. According to the BBC, the 25-year-old Norwegian pop group, famous for “Take On Me,” is splitting up just months after scoring a top ten album on the UK charts. The reason for the break up: The trio are quoted as saying they wanted to pursue “other meaningful aspects of life, be it humanitarian work, politics, or whatever else.”"
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Enter the weekend with some James McMurtry:



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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

No HSBG pics?

Hank

JPW said...

Hey Hank. Didn't take many pictures as I played around with my new HD cam instead. Still working on editing those into something watchable. I'll let you know when I post.

J.

Samantha said...

So excited to see "That Evening Sun" next week in NYC! Hal Holbrook is such a brilliant actor!

JPW said...

Come back and give us an update, Samantha!