Quickie - A couple of live Iron & Wine songs to start off the week. "The Rooster Moans" and "Upward Over the Mountain" are two of Sam Beams more brilliant compositions from his debut album, "The Creek Drank The Cradle." The recording is pretty good considering it's audience. And don't forget They'll be in Arlington, VA at IOTA on the 21st and 22nd of June. If unfamiliar with IOTA, it's a tiny bar that serves delicious food and brings through excellent live music on a regular basis. Oh, and the Mouse were at HFStival this past weekend. They got through all but one song from their set. Apparently B. Weikel was losing it in the sweltering heat and they had to cut Cowboy Dan out. Bummer. Setlist: Bury Me With It, 3rd Planet, World at Large (Issac on Fender Rhodes Piano), Wild Pack of Family Dogs, Float On, Paper Thin Walls, Interstate 8, Doin' the Cockroach, Never Ending Math Equation. I feel like I was there! Definitely a delightful set.
The G had some memorable moments which won't be forgotten. Some you wish to forget, others not so much. What? That was off the subject, apologies. Ok, so D's didn't close down due to D moving back to Thailand you twits, apparently homeless people trying to live in the bathroom, among other things, contributed to the demise. I ordered two The Robot Ate Me disks the other day, I'm waiting patiently to hear the sound of their second full length. The first was a breath of fresh air, very experimental
Thai, you will never be forgotten. Kowski, thanks for showing us the "key spot" and making us "EAT THE PICKLE LAST!" D's was a bit of a roller coaster the past few years, but when it peaked, it was impossible to beat. The Cicadas are pretty much out in full force. Here are some pictures I took of them in the hatching stages. Pretty neat. Goscard will be updated shortly, apologies for the hiatus, but the tour is back. What a back 9 on Saturday, unconscious.
Click on the picture to find out Cicada emergence updates in our region. Driving into work this morning one flew into my windshield and knocked himself out. When I got to work I helped the guy out and put him on a telephone pole. He must have just hatched recently. This is the 3rd one I've seen in the past two days. Shouldn't be long now! Received the Pixies DVD in the mail the other day, excellent. The live performance in London is great and I found the interviews with select musicians really neat. Thom Yorke, David Bowie, and Bono sing their praises for the Pixies and Frank himself. Devendra Banhart's new disk is solid. Finger pickin good. I listened to this guy Matt Ward on Morning Becomes Eclectic the other day and he's quite an interesting musician. He reminds me of Chan Marshall in a way. Check him out.
23 years ago Robert Nesta Marley passed away. An influential icon is an understatement. Years have passed, yet, his music still rings true. Generations have clung to his music, which not only speaks tones about him as a musician, it's speaks tones about his message and him as a person. "Me only have one ambition, y'know. I only have one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together - black, white, Chinese, everyone - that's all." As death, destruction, and hate ravages foreign lands there is no better time than now to think about this. People need not die for greed. People need not die for power. People need not die for no reason....period.