Tuesday, March 14


Soooo glad I found this. Video footage from last year's zoo concert. Absolutely amazing. The rain hadn't hit yet.

Neko doesn't live in Yarnia.

Soooo cute. And apologizing for the rain reference too.

Chronicles of Yarnia

Yarnia is inhabited by Pat Boone, Keb Mo, and C.S Lewis.

I lied. Sort of.

Keb Mo is the Pat Boone of blues

I will never blog about Pat Boone Again

Why? Well, here are a few things from All Music reviews:

"To his credit, Boone was somehow able to extricate any sense of sexuality or danger from rock and roll - no mean feat."

"It doesn't include his hit covers of 'At My Front Door' and Little Richards 'Long Tall Sally' and 'Tutti Frutti,' which is perhaps just as well for all concerned."

AllMusic folk are wrong about a lot of things, but they are spot on about this one. However, I actually really like this one song called Moody River. It's a suicide tale set to a Sam Cooke ish piano rhythm thing. "Moody river your muddy water, took my baby's life." So, Pat wanders off into the woods to meet his lover at the oak tree by the river. Instead he finds a glove with a note on it.

"On the ground, your glove I found with a note addressed to me. It read dear Love, I've done you wrong and now I must set you free. No longer can I live with this hurt and sin. I just couldn't tell you that guy was just a friend."

Moody River, more deadly than the vainest knife. Moody River, your muddy waters...

Sunday, March 12

Wedding Bell Blues

Saw a couple of curious performances by this Laura Nyro gal. The performances (on the Monterey Pop Festival dvds) and images I've dug up (see photo below) make me think of Fiona Apple. A bunch of Laura's songs were hits with artists like The Fifth Dimension, Blood Sweat and Tears, Three Dog Night, etc. This makes me a bit dubious. Those bands don't get me all tingly inside. Then again, most of the Byrds' versions of Dylan songs are pretty shite. Anyone who tells you otherwise is just putting you on.

Anyway, I'm not buying anything yet. I will check her out from Ms. Casey first.

Last Call For The Poverty Train

Saturday, March 11


I love not working. A random set of events led to up to a very sweet old woman giving me 4 moving boxes worth of records. And they are very old records. I kind of recognize some names (Dennis Day, Duke Ellington, Bing Crosby, and things of that era), but the boxes mostly comprise of super old 78s with titles like the Bohemian Polka and the Hawaiian War Chant, etc.

Anyway, just so happens that my record player doesn't play 78s. Sadness. However, happy hour introduced me to a friend of a fiend who just happens to have a record player that plays 78s. There are record listening plans in the works. Happiness.

On a random 78s note - I seem to remember seeing, in movies set in the 50s and 60s, record stores that had little recording booths for people to play music in. I think they would be recorded on 78s. Anyway, record stores should bring back the recording both, but with digital music. People could roll into the store, dig around for music that inspires them, and see if they can work something out in the booth. That sounds like a good time.

Thursday, March 9

Girls Gone Wild

Women have been dominating my music scene.

Things I suggest you do:

1) Buy the Etta James' song called "All I Could Do Was Cry." I suggest the version from the album called "Etta James Rocks the House." Dam that gal can sing. Yup, you can get it on itunes.
2) Buy "Call on Me" on Big Brother and Holding Company's self titled album. Could be my favorite Janis Joplin song.
3) Download this album. Sexy singing gals make me swoon. So do sexy singing boys.
4) Listen to the new Neko album. Some great tracks on there. Not a super big change in sound from Blacklisted, but you have to love "The Band" connection. Garth Hudson adds a lot of goodness to that record. Neko, I will swoon over you on April 6th and 7th.
4) Ella. This was on PBS's American Masters' website.

"I swear, when she finished you could hear a rat piss on cotton." I need to work that line into more conversations.

Tuesday, March 7


A mysterious new shared itunes music folder showed up at work today. Scooby Snack is the name. I am intrigued by this Scooby Snack. We have shockingly similar music tastes. I saw Bob Dylan and The Bands' "Basement Tapes" in there, Songs of Freedom (bob marley), a few Bright Eyes albums, Mason Jennings (!), and plenty of other albums that I have. And plenty more that I plan on listening to in the next few days. My only complaint is that Mr. or Mrs. Snack seems to like The Boss just a bit too much. Anyway, I kind of want to know who this person is. Would it be weird to communicate through itunes' playlist? For the record, my shared itunes music folder is called "Guilty Feet," which is absolutely ridiculous, but not as ridiculous as the CashFlow infomercial.

Thursday, March 2

Wednesday, March 1

Double Jeopardy


A perfect life?
Not so fast!

Let's see if I can explain this...
Judd - amazing life, lives on Whidbey Island, likes boats, husband gives judd a boat (first picture), husband stages death on boat (blood), judd convicted of crime (court case), best friend adopts Judd's son (tears), best friend (and son) disappear, Judd makes friends in prison, judd uses six years in prison to train physically (rocky scenes), judd released, judd skips parole, escapes re-capture (second picture), hardened criminal judd tracks down husband (breaks many laws), Mr. Jones hot on her trail (chase scenes), Mr. Jones helps trap husband, Judd shoots husband, Mr. Jones injured, final shot freeze frame of judd embracing child, a bandaged Mr. Jones in the background.

Nominated for 4 awards (three blockbuster and one MTV)

from the quotes section of imdb - Mr. Jones - Dammit, woman, if you don't get out of this car and go to your kid, I'm going to have you arrested... for stupidity.