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Another week... this is gonna be a weird one. But, whatever...
Friday: Tim Carroll Rock and Roll Happy Hour - always a good time.
Cross the river to The Country for The Tangled Hearts and Saint Luke's Drifters each providing a different take on a rockin' country sound.
Saturday: So, I have been reading this book called Outlaw: Waylon, Willie, Kris and the Renegades of Nashville by Michael Streissguth. (Thanks Pat and Kelsie). It is a very interesting book not just about the origins of the Outlaw Country movement but also about what Nashville was like in the late sixties and early seventies. I am drawing some interesting parallels to what I have been observing in Nashville in recent times. Anyway, Saturday night on the stage of Douglas Corner, Peter Cooper, David Olney, Tommy Womack, and Chris Gantry played an in-the-round show (swapping songs and stories). Peter Cooper writing is referenced several times in Streissguth's book, David Olney is mentioned in a quote from Rodney Crowell (and he shared a story that referenced that time period), and Chris Gantry's name came up several times in the book, and he, too, shared some stories from those days. The songs, of course, were out of this world, and it was a pretty magical night.
Onto the shuffle:
"Salted Joints" by Discount Ravioli
Discount Ravioli released Come Looj With Us at the beginning of January, and they have already released the follow up Captain Fettuccine and the Quest for the Champ on Earth II. Anyway, this track is from the former not the latter. Warning: excessive use of salt is not recommended. And if you are going to practice cannibalism just eat people who are already dead. Also, since I still cannot find Discount Ravioli videos, I will continue to post vintage videos of the Nork kids.
"Andre" by Dog Without Warning
The bay area band, Dog Without Warning have been favorites around here for some time. They have recently begun releasing some new songs, including this one about one of the icons of my childhood, and one for the more interesting public figures of the latter part of the 20th Century - Andre the Giant.
"Post-Desert Breakup Life" by Discount Ravioli
Why not - one more from Come Looj With Us. I have no idea what this is all about, but enjoy the chunky instrumentation and barely audible vocals. Also,
"A Million Stars" by Ashleigh Flynn
One of the highlights of my birthday week was meeting and hearing the music of Ashleigh Flynn. This is the lovely title track from her 2013 album.
"The Flame" by Angela Easterling
Speaking of awesome singer-songwriters whose names start with the letter A, and who I met at a $2 Tuesday show at The 5 Spot.... Angela Eastering released the awesome Common Law Wife album in 2015 and that album helped earn her a coveted "Earie"Award. :-)
"Deadbeat (Dyslexic Heart)" by Ben Arthur
One of my favorite of Ben Arthur's "Answer" songs from the planned album, "Call and Response". This one is a response to the poetry of Jay Baron Nicorvo - namely his collection called Deadbeat.
"Ducking Dodging" by Parquet Courts
From a World Café session...and a track from the Brooklyn indie rock band's album Sunbathing Animals + Content Nausea.