sup peoples? not much going on here except that i am enjoying a red stripe at 11 am. its my first beer in about two weeks, and it tastes so good. red stripe is not my first, second, third, or even in my top ten of beer choices but it was all my local gas station had that was decent. beer good…
hey, the new porno’s play in atlanta on tuesday, 10.30, at the variety and opening for ‘em is emma pollock who was once in the great glasgow band, the delgados. emma has a new solo record out, since the delgados are no longer, and i hear its really quite good, but i cant solidify that with a personal opinion since i havent heard it. here are a couple tracks from said record.
i often think, or better yet dream, of moving the family unit to athens, georgia not greece. i am always looking for well paying gigs, but i have yet to strike potential pay dirt. not only is it an awesome little town, but the music that has come, and continues to roll out of there is some of the best in the nation. which brings me to the athens own ginger envelope which features members of dark meat and venice is sinking. its probably a good thing that i haven’t heard their new, unreleased record as of yet cause i have a feeling that it could end up fuckin up my top ten. their brand of folk/pop is rife with lap steel, piano, acoustic geetars, and breezy melodies which when all brought together into one package is probably my greatest musical weakness. check em out…really good stuff
the ginger envelope myspace
on the quick, if you like your rock, big and anthematic – even a word?, then check out the men of siberian. their new record, with me, came out last week on sonic boom recordings.
i dont know how this happened, but i found myself listening to billy joel’s greatest hits vol 1 and 2 the other day and i actually really liking most of it. i have always had a small soft spot in the old chest for joel, just cause i grew up listening to him, but have i not paid attention to him in probably 20 years. his stuff, at least the stuff found on the greatest hits record, has aged really well and its hard to deny that a lot of this stuff is classic american pop.
here is mr. joel playin on 10.31.77 in miami. nice soundboard recording. part two will be posted tomorrow.
2. the stranger
5. piano man
6. thunder road
9. let me in
10. movin out
13. angry young man