Tuesday, August 17, 2010

2010.08.17 Playlist

I just read that MMJ are recording a new album in a church in Louisville, expected to be out around the middle of next year. I really wish I had the dough to go to NYC to see them in October. They are doing their albums in their entirety.... 5 nights ending with "Evil Urges and beyond". I would love to see them perform that one live! So, I am starting my playlist with a live show from 8 years ago yesterday and it starts off with "Suspicious Minds" in honor of the anniversary of Elvis' death.

My Morning Jacket - Live at the 9:30 Club 8/16/2002

Yim Yames - Tribute to George Harrison (Aug. 2009)

My Morning Jacket - At Dawn and Tennessee Fire Demos Package (2007)

Bonobo - Black Sands (2010)

Jonsi and Alex - Riceboy Sleeps (2009)

Monday, August 16, 2010

2010.08.16 Playlist - thanks to Napster

John Prine - Fair & Square EP (2010)

Lambchop - Aw C'mon (2004)

Dr. Dog - Shame, Shame (2010)

Medeski Martin and Wood - Radiolarians III (2009)

Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore - Dear Companion (2010)
- My Wealth Comes to Me is a Timeless Classic.... a super well written song! I heard these guys on E Town radio last night and got a renewed appreciation for this album. I really wish I had gone to see them when they came to Asheville. Pictured opposite above (Moore, Sollee).

Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca (2009)

The Meters - The Meters (1969)

Allen Toussaint - Southern Nights (1975)

Eilen Jewell - Butcher Holler: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn (2010)
- Who can blame her for loving Lorettie's songs or singing them but for the life of me, I can't understand what made her think she should make this album. Surely, she realizes what it was that made them so good to begin with. Loretta was the real deal. http://www.nodepression.com/profiles/blogs/eilen-jewell-sings-loretta?xg_source=activity

Loretta Lynn - Coal Miner's Daughter (2005 Legends release)

The Reigning Sound - Love and Curses (2009)
- There's some definite quality here, but I couldn't get into it today. I'm not sure what kinda mood I'd have to be in.

Best Coast - Crazy For You (2010)
- I just listened to a little.


I am still mourning the loss of my beloved lala.com. The ability to listen to anything once for free is key to my musical growth and happiness. I finally took a minute to search for a replacement. It looks like for $5 a month, Napster will provide a similar service. I don't know if they will have some of the more obscure offerings (neither did lala), but I should be able to stay in touch with what's new and give a listen to whatever people are talking about (new or old).

I joined and I hope Annie don't kill me for adding another bill, but it is, after all, a need...... and I could be addicted to a lot of worse things.

I started off with a new John Prine EP, and I'm now giving a listen to "Aw C'mon" by Lambchop....... screech!!!!!!!!!!! Oh no! While writing this, I hit a problem already..... the Lambchop is just playing 10 second clips... not acceptable. I don't have time to look into this right now, but really!? WTF?!!

Hopefully, this is not common and I have entered a new happy relationship that be lasting and giving for years to come. We will see.

note: i signed out and back in and everything seems to be in tact. it now recognizes me as a paying member and is playing lambchop in its entirety!!!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Richie Hayward (February 6, 1946 – August 12, 2010)

I saw him twice with Little Feat in the early 90's. I also got to see him from about 20 feet away once. I'm guessing it was around 2002 or so. It was Jazz is Dead at Stella Blue. The band was him along with Jimmy Herring, T Lavitz (keyboards) and a young pyrotechician on bass (I don't remember his name).