Uncle Tupelo in the Olden Days

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Looking for an excuse to play some more with MarsEdit 2 and see how it does with embedding YouTube videos. Here’s one that I found recently: Uncle Tupelo taped for local cable access show in St. Louis. I think Jeff and Jay probably were so young that they didn’t have their licenses yet and Mr. [...]

My latest fascination: The Ukulele

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Being the person who always has to be ahead of the curve when it comes to trends and fads, I have officially moved into the newest chapter of my musical life: my obsession with the Ukulele. :) Now, I have never been to Hawaii but have to admit that there is something soothing in the [...]

Am I a Rock Critic in Training?

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

Listening to the last episode of Sound Opinions for 2006 (via their podcast), both Dero and Kot’s 2006 “End of the Year” Mix Tapes look eerily similar to the Marusin Compilation 2006. I don’t know what that says about my music tastes. I’m somewhat annoyed. :) They do say that all rock critics are failed [...]

So you’re digging the music from the Wii commercials?

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

Stop replaying the Wii Commercials online (or from the Tivo) nonstop and download a copy of Kodo (Inside the Sun Remix) by the Yoshida Brothers from iTunes… Don’t know the song? Where have you been the last couple of weeks? :)

For those needing a Ryan Adams fix

Sunday, November 5th, 2006

(and I know you’re out there) The ever-fantastic rbally has posted a Ryan Adams show from October 17, 2006 in Germany. I am downloading as we speak. It’s supposedly “extra-jammy” which may be a good thing or bad thing depending on your tastes. If nothing else, it’s free (and legal). The price is right! :) [...]

Golden Smog Last Night

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

I finally got to see my favorite super group in full glory last night as Golden Smog played The Vic Theatre in Chicago. To answer the big question, yes, Jeff Tweedy played the entire show (or at least the songs that featured him). It was really interesting to see Tweedy in this setting since he [...]

MMJ == Fall

Thursday, September 14th, 2006

I always thought I was strange how I match up/put certain things together. Back in October of 2003, I wrote up a post/review of My Morning Jacket’s “breakthrough” album, “It Still Moves”. Here’s what I wrote… “This sound adds a shallowness and, to me, paints this strange orange and brown color in my head that [...]

The Greatest Backstage Rider Ever?

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

What music fan hasn’t wasted hours combing through the contract riders of their favorite musicians over at The Smoking Gun? If you haven’t, hop to it. You can thank me later… I bring this topic up because I may have just found the greatest contract rider of all time in an article that the LA [...]

Friday Wrap-Up (kind of a status report)

Friday, July 21st, 2006

- Liz and I went and saw Trey Anastasio/Mike Gordon and the Benevento-Russo Duo last night at Northerly Island (thanks again, Mo, for watching Maggie). What a great show. It really renewed my faith in all things Phish. I also have to say that The Duo are unreal. Go download a couple of mp3s from [...]

Strange Indeed

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

I cannot think of a more fitting “song of the day” than what just finished playing on my iPod right before my phone just rang. Someday, I shall explain… “Strange” by R.E.M. (off of the Document album) There’s something strange going on tonight There’s something going on that’s not quite right Michael’s nervous and the [...]