If you follow me on any of the various Interweb medias, you know that I am thrilled, amazed by, in love with, excited about and generally mesmerized by Spotify. At first brush it’s a music player and streaming service that, with a premium membership, puts the bulk of even my 50,000 tracks in reach of my mobile [...]
I passed a personal musical milestone this weekend, which inspires me to rhapsodize a bit about the importance of music, particularly my music library, to me. Yesterday, I added the 50,000th track to my library: “No Expectations” by Tom T Hall and Earl Scruggs, from the album The Storyteller and the Banjo Man. I added [...]
It’s been a long time since a tune got this deep into my blood. From the Drive-By Truckers‘ latest full-length, Go Go Boots, “Everybody Needs Love” is a cover of a song by Muscle Shoals session man and songwriter Eddie Hinton. (DBT frontman Patterson Hood is the son of one of Hinton’s fellow Shoal-ers.) It’s [...]
Regular readers know the drill: After the jump, the monthly mixtape from a ragtag band of music aficionados.
Been fun knowing ya’. As we all know, the Holy Billboard of Religious Cults with Poor Design Aesthetic has spoken, and the jig is up on Saturday. It’s a shame, because I had so much more that I wanted to procrastinate around writing here. Anyway, I’ve responded to this calamity the way I do most [...]
This month’s Feel Bad For You Mixtape is out, with a focus on killer basslines. Since I knew it would be a rock-heavy affair, I made my contribution a bass-driven country ode by Dallas’ own Eleven Hundred Springs. Listen below, or download here.
Per usual, the monthly mixtape that I help co-curate. This month, my contribution was a track from the newly-released Willie Nelson / Wynton Marsalis live tribute to Ray Charles.
Ben Folds Five: “The Last Polka”
It’s the top of the month, which means a new edition of the “Feel Bad for You” mixtape, to which I am now a contributor.
Drive-By-Truckers: “The Righteous Path”
A bunch of my favorite music bloggers produce a monthly mixtape called “Feel Bad For You.” (History.) They’ve been kind enough to allow me to join in as a contributor with this month’s edition, which you can download here. I contributed a track from Fort Worth’s Great Recession Orchestra’s Have You Ever Even Heard of [...]