Friday, February 12, 2010

DBT Week in Review - 2/12/10


Pre-Order The Big To-Do yet? You hate baby Jesus if you haven't.


Shonna contributed a recipe to the Austin City Limits Performers' Cookbook.

Below is a note from the publisher posted to DBT's Facebook page

Table of Contents and Excerpt, Facemire, Music in the Kitchen

Hi Shonna - thanks for your awesome Drunken Baby Carrots recipe in "Music In The Kitchen" -Austin City Limits performers cookbbook. We LOVE it!

Q&A: Brad Morgan of Drive-By Truckers | Metromix Greenville


A Valentine's Day To-Do - see the Drive-By Truckers in Knoxville:
"'In the studio is when we typically have a really good time,” Cooley said. 'Going out and touring is fun, and we really get off on it, but it's the job — or at least, for us it's the closest we get to a grind. But when we're looking for something new, going into the studio and getting to hang out with each other without all of the soundchecks and this and that is something we look forward to. Because if you write songs, your favorite song is always the next one.'"

"“Once you get to that bridge, sometimes it's a lot longer and shakier and sometimes made out of rope. But you've got to get across it. And once you do — once you achieve tolerance — you can get back to all of the respect and chemistry and natural things that make it happen in the first place."
________ | Drive-By Truckers take no show and no crowd for granted : Music :
"How the Drive-By Truckers became a success story confounds even its members.

'This is our 25th year together and it's still a mystery to me,' says Patterson Hood. 'I just know that it works and I'm glad it works."
_______ - Message Board • View topic - Rolling Stone Shows Some Love:
"The new (Feb 18, 2010) issue of Rolling Stone has a little love for DBT, landing them on this month's 'Hot List:' 'This Fucking Job: Roots-rock social realism is back! 'A family can't live on these fast-food wages,' Patterson Hood sings over power chords crunchier than a double-stuffed gordita.'"

Movie review: 'The Secret to a Happy Ending' features the Drive-By Truckers -
"'The Secret to a Happy Ending' doesn't strictly obey the rules of the very genre it belongs to. Made by an unabashed fan, what it might lack in hard-nosed inquiry it makes up in conveying the ardor and near messianic belief that have made Drive-By Truckers a cult sensation."

"....but it got canceled".

The Secret to a Happy Ending at the AFI Silver Theatre - Arts & Events - Washington City Paper:
"The documentary will probably present DBT in three different ways: DBT as the obvious heirs to Skynyrd’s “triple-threat” guitar section; DBT as real folk who still hang out in Athens, even though they’re famous; and DBT as manly men who dry themselves with cheetah pelts. If you doubt these truths, take your beef to Cooley and Patterson—they’ll be waiting for you at AFI."
_______ - Message Board • View topic - vintage DBT


Wes Freed turned me on to his neighbor Mark Lilly. Marks got a very cool racket.

Farm to Family 09.25.09 | VASADP:
"Farm to Family, operated by Mark Lilly, is a bus that stops all over Richmond so that you can pick up fresh produce from local farmers any day of the week. The goal of Farm to Family is to provide local, sustainable and affordable produce to the Richmond metro area and to provide small farms with a means of distribution year round. Mark also hopes that it will foster a community of healthy eaters and growers and lead towards a more sustainable food system."

Jason Isbell

The Music of The Who at Carnegie Hall - March 2, 2010:
"Bob Mould (of H�sker D�Fab Faux, The Gaslight Anthem, Jason Isbell, Asaf Avidan, Vanessa Carlton, Willie Nile, Rich Pagano, Nicole Atkins, Steven Bernstein & The Music Unites Youth Choir"

Muscle Shoals Sound

Filmmaker attempting to secure funding for music documentary | | The Times Daily | Florence, AL:
"TUSCUMBIA - Most recording artists know when the audience is cheering, they're into the music.

Percy Sledge, who sang “When a Man Loves a Woman,” grew up in Leighton.

If they're silent, there's something wrong.

It's just the opposite for Percy Sledge, the man whose hit 'When a Man Loves a Woman' helped bring Muscle Shoals music to the world.

'When they're quiet, I've got 'em,' Sledge said in an interview that will be part of a short presentation that filmmaker Wallace Sears will use to get backing for a major documentary on Muscle Shoals music."

Music I Like

Whilst managing one of the many social sites I admin, I came across Allison Weiss from Athens, GA.

Really digging 'Fingers Crossed' and 'I'm Ready'.

Allison Weiss | Athens, GA | Rock / Folk / Powerpop | Music, Lyrics, Songs, and Videos | ReverbNation


DnC gets a panda shout-out.

Morning Roundup: One Less Panda Edition - City Desk - Washington City Paper:
"Sometime around 8, Tai Shan entered a FedEx container and headed out to Dulles. I hope he took 123 to the Toll Road, rather than stay on 66, which is a killer! He will be flying back to China as part of a deal under which they sell us cheap power tools for the foreseeable future, accompanied by his redneck cousin Mei Lan, who is returning from Zoo Atlanta (sadness). Mei Lan will bore Tai Shan to tears on the way over, talking about how much better Atlanta's weather is than D.C.'s and why Drivin' N Cryin' never got their due."


Jesse Kornbluth: Justin Townes Earle: Steve's Son? Yes, Just as Talented, but Not Political and Much More Fun


Air Force pulls ad following legal threat from White Stripes | Raw Story:
"WASHINGTON -- jackmeg Air Force pulls ad following legal threat from White StripesAdd the White Stripes to the long list of rock musicians that have extracted their music from politically-related campaigns they don't support.

The Detroit alternative rock duo consisting of Jack and Meg White has lashed out at the United States Air Force for using their song 'Fell In Love With A Girl' in a recruitment ad that aired during the Super Bowl.

Posted on their main page is a cutting letter explicating in no ambiguous terms the band's dissatisfaction with the Air Force's use of their works without permission. The duo said they 'have not licensed' the song and 'plan to take strong action' if the ad isn't pulled."

Bruce Springsteen Sues Connolly's Pub... Or Does He?:
"NEW YORK — Bruce Springsteen wants his name off a lawsuit demanding licensing fees from a Manhattan bar where a band played his songs.

A statement on Springsteen's Web site Thursday said he didn't know about the lawsuit that was filed Wednesday in federal court and wouldn't have agreed to be a plaintiff if he had been asked."



Backpack Strategically Placed In Theft-Proof Corner Of Concert Hall Floor | The Onion - America's Finest News Source:
"ATHENS, GA—Wishing to avoid the annoyance of wearing his backpack during a rock and roll show at the 40 Watt Club Friday, concertgoer Nick Hurley ingeniously placed the bag in the corner, thereby rendering his personal items completely inaccessible to any potential thieves.

See. Even Jesus is against the prohibition.

30 pounds of pot found inside pictures of Jesus -
"(CNN0 -- A marijuana bust along the U.S.-Mexico border revealed 30 pounds of the drug stuffed into framed pictures of Jesus Christ, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said Wednesday."

My buddy R. Keith Harris is TJ/Timbaland in this video.

More humorous than educational.
Soomo Publishing creates online assignments that bring the best web resources to the college classroom. "Too Late To Apologize: a Declaration" is our first satirical video project and is part of our ongoing effort to facilitate learning in creative, innovative ways. Learn more about Soomo Publishing at

Music and video based on "Apologize" by One Republic, featuring Timbaland, 2007.


Without comment:



Jez said...

Is that kid saying "Leggo my burrito?" It's like he's speaking a whole 'nother language...

I made it to 1:30 on that. Annoying.

AAW said...

Yes, the language is 'nother. Just looking at him makes me want a burrito.

Ah, to be young and already big pimpn. Tis the life.