one of my main character flaws is that i tend to obsess over shit. typically, its over stuff that is so ridiculous its almost embarrasing – you’ll see here in a second what i mean. over the past couple of days it has come to light that i have a deep rooted hatred for star jones. she’s like a gruesome traffic accident that i cant keep my eyes off. she has absolutely no relevance in my life, and most likely anyone with any damn sense or self respect, but i’ll be damned if i cant get her image outta my head. she has to be the ugliest and most despicable human being alive. she just has to be! does anyone else get this way about people or stuff?
one song that i have been obsessing over lately is “incident at conklin creek” by richmond fontaine. if you have never listened to their ’05 release the fitzgerald i cant recommend it enough. if you dig calexico minus all the horns, the somber whiskeytown stuff or richard buckner, these guys will definitely be up your alley.
here is one of my favorite uncle tupelo shows/recordings. it was recorded during their performance on 4.29.94 @ the blue note in columbia, mo.
2. fifteen keys
3. the long cut
9. new madrid
11. true to life
12. acuff rose
13. atomic power
16. no depression
20. whiskey bottle
btw, if you happen to have comcast cable with on demand, there is a very cool ted leo documentary of his performance at coney island from 03 on concert tv. thanks to matt for pointing this out.