Thursday, July 7, 2016

Youtube Channel and podcasts

While it has been a long while since I have posted anything big here I have been busy with a couple of things..

1st I have been filling in on episodes of the Love That Album podcast...

most recently John Ross from the Feed My Ears facebook page and I covered a album from the band Screaming Trees and the Mad Season album from 1995.

the month before that Tim Merrill (of the See Hear podcast)  and I talked about Small Parts Isolated And Destroyed by Nomeansno and Feel The Darkness by Poison Idea.

also I have been making media related videos for my youtube channel...

so this time around, just a round up of other places I have been doing stuff... but if you stop by thanks for doing so... and at some point I will get back to the blogging.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

still ... still ... still

it's been a while since I have updated this blog. I am still here, and I still have plans.. but it's that time, energy and having a half way thought out and considered something to say..  so sooner or later I will have a new post.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Day Dream Albums- Alejandro Escovedo

Note: if you want to know what this is all about check out my intro post…

Alejandro Escovedo is and artist who it took me some time to get into.. Which is strange cause I have been a fan of his earlier bands, The Nuns and Rank & File for a long time. He’s that rare animal of today’s music scene who can both rock out and also comfortably sit in with the roots rock set. It’s the mix of Glam, Punk, Folk and Country that makes him something more than just another aging punk headed towards the roots rock world.  All of which is to say if I got to work with him on a covers album, these are the songs I would bring to the table.

Drivin’n’Cryin – Toy Never Played with

Jet Black Berries- Fatherly Advice

King’s X- Summerland

(No Video)

The Divine Horsemen- Middle of the Night

(ok not the video for the song... but this will give you an idea of what they sound like)

Blood on the Saddle- I thought I heard some Thunder

Legal Weapon – Equalizer

Guadalcanal Diary- Watusi Rodeo


Foster & Lloyd – Texas in 1880

Stan Ridgeway – The Big Heat

Animal Bag – Cheerful Mary in the Rain

Screaming Trees- Dollar Bill

 (no video)

Gen X – Kiss Me Deadly

  (no video)
Dead Moon – City of Lights

The Hellacopters – By the Grace of God

(No video)
The Staggers – Bottom of the Bottle

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Day Dream Albums- Lydia Loveless

Note: if you want to know what this is all about check out my intro post…

 One of the great new voices in Alt Country, Lydia Loveless has become one of my favorite current artists out there on the road and making records. Check out her cover of Echo & The Bunnymen: "The Killing Moon"

         So if you have read the past entries in the series you know how this works… these are the songs I would bring to the table if I were able to work on a covers album project with Lydia…

Legal Weapon – Like A Rose

Drivin’n’Cryin – Blue Ridge Way
(no video)

Rank’n’File – Long Gone Dead
(no video)

Jet Black Berries – Color of Your Name

King’s X – Goldilox

Atomic Opera – Justice

Velvet Hammer – Kansas

The Damned – Street of Dreams

Shakespeare Sister – Stay

Jackson Phibes – Requiem for a Bug-a-Boo
(No video)

Blood on the Saddle – One Step Away
(No Video)

Atomic Swindlers – Float

The Stooges – Gimmie Danger

Wall of Voodoo – Call of the West

The Violators – Summer of ‘81

Patricia Vonne – Rebel Bride

Pearl Jam – Porch

Fire Inc – Nowhere Fast

So there it is the list

Disclaimer: this is all a album I day dream about making, there is no plans or talks of any of this happening...

Friday, July 31, 2015

Old SXSW discoveries....

so once upon a time I was a member of and posted there often for a couple of years.... 
one of the things that I did each year was to go through the SXSW offerings and look for new bands.. here's an old list of stuff I found.. and liked

Craighead County Sky By Abalone Dots
Cornbread By The Band of Heathens
Deerslayer By Black Math Horseman
Woman in Uniform By Bogart & the Addictives
The Plank By The Devil Makes Three
Lookout By Dexter Romweber Duo
Ballad Of The Red-Legged Hawk's Fountain By Eagle Winged Palace
No Home The By Ettes
Country Bat High II By Golden Boots
Troubles Like Mine By Gun Outfit
Driftwood 40-23 By Hickoids
Dead Men Tell No Tales By The Hudsons
Keep In Touch By Jaakko & Jay
Battlescar ByJohnny Goudie and The Little Champions-
GIRL AT THE END OF THE BAR By Jon Langford And The Pine Valley Cosmonauts
Angry at the Sun The By Lost Brothers
Portable Freak Factory By Major Stars
lonely Kind By Mitch Webb and the Swindles
Daughters Of Heavy By Murder
Wet Gold By The Octopus Project
Call and Response By Or, the Whale
Making Gestures By The Pack A.D.
Prehistoric Dog By Red Fang
I'm Your Negative By River City Tanlines
Uplifter By Thee Headliners
Dirtied Your Knees By Thrift Store Cowboys
All Shook Up By Til We're Blue Or Destroy
Through Unto The End By Trainwreck Riders
Viva La Vinyl By Twilight Hotel
This Is Our Perfect Crime By The Von Bondies
Hard Times In America By Willie Nile

When Lost At Sea By The Wooden Sky

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Day Dream Albums- Kevn Kinney

Note: if you want to know what this is all about check out my intro post

Kevn Kinney is the singer and and guitarist, best known for fronting the Alt Southern Rock  band Drivin N Cryin. He's also done solo work that falls into the folk, alt country, blues and rock genres.  I have been a fan since hearing Drivin N Cryin back in the early 90s. Kinney has the chops for all kinds of sounds and music from whispered folk to booming heavy metal. If I had a chance to work on a covers album with him these are the songs I would pitch.

The Jet Black Berries - Murder

The Divine Horsemen - Devils River

King's X - Far Far Away

Stan Ridgway - Driver She Said

Mark Pickerel and His Praying Hands - Cody's Dream

I couldn't find a video for this song... but here's a taste of Pickerel's muisc 

Mother Love Bone - Man of Golden Words

Temple of the Dog - Pushing Forward Back 

Rank N File - Rank n File

Blood on the Saddle - Colt .45

Forbidden Dimension - House of 1000 Dolls
hey no video of course... someone needs to get on that..

Screaming Trees- Winter Song

The Chickenhawks -  Fuck Minneapolis

no video for this one

The Bottle Rockets - $1000 Car

James McMurty - Lights of Cheyenne

King's X  - Mission

Steve Earl - Copperhead Road

so there it is the list

Disclaimer: this is all a album I day dream about making, there is no plans or talks of any of this happening...

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Day Dream Album - Janelle Monáe

Note: if you want to know what this is all about check out my intro post

Janelle Monáe is the odd ball artist in the world of Hip Hop/ Dance Music of the current era that I like. She's got a great voice, an interesting perspective on music and appears to do what she wants with her style, her music and her image. I dig her Sci Fi inspired concept album  The ArchAndroid which is well worth checking out.

so IF I was able to pitch her a batch of songs for a covers album these are the ones I would go with....

Jet Black Berries- Articles 

no video for this one... but it's a song about the Burroughs book Cities of the Red Nights...

The Atomic Swindlers - Into the Strange

also no video... but the band featured members of the Jet Black Berries going in a more Hawkwind/ 70s Bowie direction.... well worth checking out... you can here samples of the bands music here 

Galactic Cowboys - Sea of Tranquility 

Fire Inc. - Nowhere Fast

The Blasters - Blue Shadows 

Zolar X - Back in L.A

so this video is more of a history of the band, but it kinda gives you an idea of their sound.

Leningrad Cowboys - Where´s the Moon

The Epoxies-  Everything Looks Beautiful On Video

Scorpions - Robot Man

The Screaming Tribesmen - Igloo

Concrete Blonde - Sky Is A Poisonous Garden

Suicide - Cheree

Theatre of Hate -- Do You Believe In The Westworld?

so there it is the list

Disclaimer: this is all a album I day dream about making, there is no plans or talks of any of this happening...