[ Thursday, August 11, 2005 ]
Now hear this
Tune into "Higher Ground w/Jonathan Overby" this Saturday night to hear me play some music live on the radio. See here: http://www.wpr.org/higherground
On the box right now: Red Devils, WHITE-ASS JOE'S MIX. Damn good stuff from an L.A. blues band, compiled by our friend Joe Nosek from the Cash Box Kings.
Dove With Claws [7:22 PM]
[ Tuesday, August 09, 2005 ]
My new favorite person
Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a slain Iraq War soldier (Casey Sheehan) and founder of Gold Star Families for Peace, who is holding a vigil outside Bush's vacation ranch in Crawford, Texas.
Keep posted: www.meetwithcindy.org
Gold Star Families For Peace: http://gsfp.org
On the box right now: Proclaimers, RESTLESS SOUL. Got an advance copy of this for review, and I'm very impressed with it. There's a song on here called "DIY," that is one of the harsher critiques of pro-war people I've heard in a while. "Warmongers, kill yourselves/Demonstrate the power of the product you're trying to sell." Not bad...
Dove With Claws [8:17 AM]
[ Monday, August 08, 2005 ]
Saw Bruce Springsteen last night. Unbelievable, masterful, exquisite. It was a solo performance, but it was anything but boring. He pulled out some songs he plays very
rarely (like "Frankie," which he's performed three times in 26 years), did a lot of wonderful piano-and-organ-based stuff, sang with a power and intensity that I've never heard from him before (lots of bluesy falsetto), and closed with - of all things - a cover of Suicide's "Dream Baby Dream," which he turned into a bizarrely effective kind of hypnotic gospel. Really fantastic. (He also played a couple songs on a beautiful Gretsch arch-top guitar, which I've never seen him play before and wish he'd play more often.) Five stars.
On the box right now: Various Artists, SOUTHERN SOUL SHOWCASE: CRYIN' IN THE STREETS.
Dove With Claws [8:14 AM]