sup peoples? hey if you are in atlanta or within the vicinity and wanna win tickets to see cracker and dead confederate on 5.2, head on over to rich at cable and tweed to enter to win a pair.
texan austin collins the rainbirds’ roses are black has been quietly making its way into daily listening routine for the past month – dont think i am just noticing this! i have been on the lookout for some new countryish/rootsy rock records for a while, since some of my typical go-to’s have been getting a bit stale as of late – see whiskeytown and son volt catalogues, and there is only so much burrito brothers stuff i can listen to. roses are black has definitely been filling that void, nicely. its a great chill out, drinkin on the back/front porch in the middle of a summer day kinda record. this is not to say roses are black is one dimensional, oh contraire my good people, collins is a hell of songwriter there’s no doubt about it. forgot to mention that roses are black was produced by will johnson of centro-matic. btw, dual hawks is phenomenal.
check out this canadian, justin rutledge. he’s got a new record out called man descending. i just started listening to it last night but its a damn fine record.
the wire this is a great song
here is a liz show from 8.1.05, live at joes pub in nyc. its a beautiful soundboard recording.
3. never said
10. closer to you
11. everything to me
12. divorce song
14. fuck and run