photo possibly taken by ann marie young
man, i cant believe its almost september. that means its gettin to be that time. the time to start flushing out your end of the year best of lists. yeah i know theres still 4 months left but what else is supposedly coming out the remainder of the year besides the new band of horses, malkmus and chinese democracy?! i know theres more than that, but i am seriously drawing a blank. with that said, i think my top 3 favorites of the year thus far are isbell’s sirens of the ditch, iron and wine’s the shepherds dog and of montreal’s hissing fauna.. although ga ga ga ga ga, chris whitley and jeff lang’s dislocation blues and the besnard lakes are the dark horse are knockin on the door. what am i missing and what are you guys lovin this year?
if you have not heard whitley and jeff lang’s dislocation blues, please go get it now. their version of dylan’s “changing of the guard” is absolutely heart wrenching and alone worth the price of admission.
here is a random jeff buckley boot thats goin around. its simply entitled sessions.
01-05: live in session, atlanta 5/12/95
06-07: mtv studios- camden, london, uk 1995
08-10: wmfu session, new jersey 10/11/95
11-12: azabu studios-tokyo, japan 1995
13: oxford road studios, manchester, uk 8/22/94
this can now be found here
1. last goodbye
2. so real
3. mojo pin
6. eternal life
7. last goodbye
11. so real
12. last goodbye
lastly, and probably most importantly. have you heard about this kid, eric volz, who is wrongly imprisoned in nicaragua? the story is so fucked up, it almost seems like a movie plot, i cant even fathom what he is going through right now. please visit the site that was set up and read what has happened to him. thanks to drew for bringing this to my attention!