Friday, January 14, 2011

DBT Week in Review - 1/14/11


Read the rest of Beantownbubba's inspired post about last night's Rock Show at 3DD:

Three Dimes Down • View topic - Athens January 13, 14 & 15 2011

The fourth floor of the Musee d'Orsay in Paris houses the greatest collection of impressionist art in the world. It's not even close. To my knowledge, there is no second place. I have had the good fortune and privilege to spend a fair amount of time there across a number of visits and every visit since my first has been somewhat similar:

First there is the sense of being in the presence of greatness. Of seeing things that represent the finest in the human spirit and the greatest aspects of our evolution. But after a while it's just overwhelming. The eyes, the mind just can't process any more, just doesn't compute. One monet starts to blend into another. And along w/ the highest high, that feeling of a supreme aesthetic experience , comes a kind of depression.

There is the knowledge that no matter what i do, i will never achieve a single moment of brilliance that approaches even the average of these great artists. That the very best i can do is simply ordinary. There is the certain knowledge that i will never touch people, move people, reach people in any way remotely like what these artists did routinely. I am not w/out ambition or w/out ego. Nor am i w/out talent. So this realization is, like i said, depressing, even amid the celebration, the glory, the rush of being surrounded by greatness and wondrousness.

Tonight was kind of like that. ...

The Go-Go Boots Episodes - Episode 2 - Drive-By Truckers from Drive-By Truckers on Vimeo.


Cartoon Gold - Acoustic - Go-Go Boots - Drive-By Truckers from Drive-By Truckers on Vimeo.


The Go-Go Boots Episodes - Episode 3 - Drive-By Truckers from Drive-By Truckers on Vimeo.


I Hear You Hummin - Acoustic - Go-Go Boots - Drive-By Truckers from Drive-By Truckers on Vimeo.


Fricke's Picks: A Personal Top 10 | Rolling Stone Music | Alternate Take by David Fricke:
"The Drive-By Truckers, The Big To-Do (ATO)
When these Southern avengers ripped into 'This Fucking Job' in New York last spring, it was with the righteous incandescent anger and mutinous �lan that have made the Truckers the most dangerous cult band in America. It's time they got the breaks and lost the 'cult.'"

Anderson Hood, member of DBT.

REEL MUSIC FESTIVAL 2011: The Secret to a Happy Ending: A Documentary About the Drive-by Truckers — Saturday | Oregon Music News:
"David Hood, the house bass player describes his crew as “just some average-looking guys doing unusual things.” And so when Hood’s son, Anderson, turned out to be “not quite like the others” he wasn’t discouraged from letting his unusual habit of writing, constantly writing songs and poems—even if it meant that very little schoolwork got done."

Several new screenings listed for the DBT documentary:

The Secret to a Happy Ending


Features: The Drive-By Truckers' Jay Gonzalez - Flagpole Magazine: Colorbearer of Athens, GA

Drive-By Truckers at Brighton Concorde 2 - a set on Flickr



Twitter / Gary Parrish: @rodneylipps Seen the @dri ...:
"@rodneylipps Seen the @drivebytruckers many times. I use Carl Perkins' Cadillac on my radio show."

William Kitty, III (LionelKitty3rd) on Twitter:
"@drivebytruckers I've put more squirrels in the ground than AL laid CottonSeed; tell my lames ass 'rents to bring me w/ them to the Lyric"

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit



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Broadcast singer Trish Keenan dies of swine flu after contracting disease in Australia | Mail Online

Alabama in the spotlight: We join others in yearlong celebration of music-makers |


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