hey, hey! so, i stopped that whole words and guitar experiment after a scant number of posts. i realized half way through the last post that i hated my own stories. couple that with my dwindling memory of yesteryear and my ever shrinking personal time, it just wasnt going to happen the way i wanted.
never heard of this kid, james mcavoy, but apparently he has been picked to portray cobain in the long talked about biopic.
robert goulet is dead, my friends and sadly the only thing i know about him is this..
long live goulet!!!!!!!
i’ve written a couple o’ times about the coathangers but just in case you missed them the first couple times around here a few tracks off their debut. they play in nyc this evening at mercury lounge and tomorrow, also, in nyc at death by audio – never heard of that joint.
its kind of hard, at least for me anyways, to not dig dc’s the carribean. they make a nice chill sound that would go down nicely with a hoegaarden or two or three and a smoke or an entire pack. they’re an interesting meld of the shins pop sensibilities and the sea and cake’s ever present jazz leanings. their new record, populations, is out today. check em out.
the carribean site
i was a late bloomer when it comes to actually listening to the byrds. i was a burrito brothers fan about 4 or 5 years prior to ever listening to sweetheart of the rodeo. one would think that i would have made the transition to the byrds a lot sooner, but such was not the case. it wasn’t until i dove into sweetheart and then their back catalogue how much on a different level they were than the burrito bros. sure they burrito’s are great, but their first two records are the only ones really worth owning in my opinion. the byrds catalogue, on the other hand, is absolutely stellar. well, at least the period from 65 -68 is, but during that time they put out 6 classic records.
here they are performing at the avalon in san francisco on 11.2.68. for a recording that is almost 40 years old it sounds superb.