Jack Wallingford
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Jack Wallingford commented on Gillian Turnbull's blog post 'New Country is Boring Me'
"This isn't a musical genre, it is a miasma of sick songwriting. this critic is right on the mark. You can take all these cornball country ? musicians and throw them away with all the Britney Spears and Beyonces and the music world would be a…"
Jack Wallingford commented on hyperbolium.com's blog post 'Willie Nelson - Band of Brothers (Album Review)'
"finally a return to phases and stages...the only real willie nelson lp. "
Jul 15
Jack Wallingford commented on Barry Gilbert's blog post 'Rodney Crowell Continues Quest for 'Timelessness" (Interview)'
"This is a great interview with lots of video support. thanks. I started to listening to Crowell when he was married to R. Cash and i thought he was a Nashville made country star. the hair, the outfits. I have listened to his last few albums and his…"
Jun 3
Jack Wallingford commented on No Depression's blog post 'Win a Copy of the Compilation Album All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman'
"We had a Plymouth Duster that my parents bought when my sister and I began to drive. The car was inexpensive and left me wondering why my father had travelled so far to get it.  Red with a black interior, i was sure he could have procured it…"
May 6
Jack Wallingford replied to Plain Sense's discussion 'What is your favorite wet weather song?'
"can't stop the rain, los lobos.  Ann Peebles, rain, the definitive. "
May 2
Jack Wallingford replied to Lost Hills's discussion 'The Poet Laureate of Alt. Country?'
"i am of the ilk, as are a few others,  that Hayes Carl out to be mentioned here.  He is a helluva song writer and he gets the humor and pathos of the song just right every time. Among the living Americana writers and singers and…"
Apr 20
Jack Wallingford commented on No Depression's blog post 'Contest: Win a Copy of Leon Russell's Album "Life Journey"'
"I thought to my self, what a hillbilly, this dude with a hiccupie voice and long hair. I mean, who was country and singing the blues with long hair back in the 70's? That strange cat, Leon Russell. We all did our Leon Russell imitations singing…"
Apr 1
Jack Wallingford commented on No Depression's blog post 'Win a Copy of the New Drive-By Truckers Album'
"I may have seen comments about them on No Depression, but I had never listened to their music. Several years ago my brother sent me 2-3 of their albums and i was blown away. The dark characters, the twisted ruminations of the singer on several…"
Mar 5
Jack Wallingford commented on Paul Wilner's video

Uncool - Philip Seymour Hoffman, Almost Famous

"I can't help but think that Before the Devil Knows You're Dead was a bio for Hoffman. I think that his wife in the film, Marisa Tomei, is never mentioned in critical comments. Aside from her smoking bod, she is a tremendous actress who…"
Feb 7
Jack Wallingford replied to Joshua Sanders's discussion 'OK...so what does everyone have to say about Bob Dylan doing a car commercial for the Super Bowl?'
"As i said previously on the ND site, you can pitch me with bob or with Orel Hersheisher, either way it is a walk ball with Chrysler. They make the worse cars in America. Their quality sucks and although their design appears good, it simply masks an…"
Feb 5
Jack Wallingford commented on newsgirlstacy's video

Bob Dylan Super Bowl Commercial for Chrysler

"I couldn't figure out initially that it was dylan in the commercial. His voice seemed detached and not related to his body. I was disappointed that he backed Chrysler, probably the least of the American manufacturers in terms of quality. How…"
Feb 4
Jack Wallingford commented on Louis Richardson's video

Los Lobos - "Wake Up Dolores"

"No one has been able to explain to me why Los Lobos is not recognized across the US as one of the best bands ever. I have seen them twice in Cleveland, and they play to packed crowds of 500 /700 people. They should be packing stadiums. At least the…"
Feb 1
Jack Wallingford commented on Craig Young's video

Tedeschi Trucks Band with Grace Potter ~ "Angel From Montgomery/Sugaree"

"Tedeschi trucks are the best blues band out there  right now. Their collaborations with others are all amazing. I never thought i would say they do a great little country set, and with Grace Potter, who i also perceive as a tremendous rock…"
Jan 31
Jack Wallingford commented on Kim Ruehl's video

The Roots "Aint Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around" from The Soundtrack For A Revolution

"not only are the roots excellent, but the film is exceptional. thanks. "
Jan 21
Jack Wallingford commented on big boy's blog post 'The Animals Box Set: The Mickie Most Years And More'
"one of the better british blues ensembles who created their own sound and  made a star of Eric Burdon. "
Dec 7, 2013
Jack Wallingford commented on big boy's blog post 'Dwight Yoakam - 21st Century Hits (Album Review)'
"Give a shout to mr. anderson on these as well. that guitar and production gave Dwight all he needed to move beyond Nashville, and beyond the Bakersfield label as a true country superstar. "
Nov 26, 2013

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Somewhere in the 90's a friend introduced me to a Bob Dylan collector living some 35 miles from the Rock Hall. I am honoring this man's anonymity now, so forgive me, and I was going to see John Hammond's son, the great blues musician. After meeting the collector, i vowed to give him some momento of the Hammond concert as I am sure he would enjoy having something from Hammond's son. In all honesty, I don't think he knew who Hammond was. So, I pressed on anyway.


Mr. and Mrs.…


Posted on May 24, 2011 at 6:00pm

levon helm, electric dirt farmer

i have been listening to the cd for two days now. i really like the music, but that voice, like neil young's, is about to scratch itself right off the disc. a little less age, twang and scratch and a little more mellifluoity (word)please.

Posted on September 15, 2009 at 8:31am — 6 Comments

Woody Guthrie Contest

Going down the road feeling bad and wondering why more people don't know how Woody Guthrie helped define the face of modern music. It seems that a travelling troubador that was not part of Nashville or part of the rock n'roll scene was not considered an icon or a star and now, as we review the songs and the life and the ones that followed him, it seems he is more important than the star machine could make out. And when school children sang "This is your land" it is not their fault that the… Continue

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 9:25am

Willie Nelson Contest

It had not been since Willie released Phases and Stages that I even wanted to hear Willie Nelson again, but when a delicious friend suggested a night under the stars and an outdoor concert featuring Willie sans Waylon and the boys that I agreed. We set out rolling two or three def com 9 joints that were sure to ensure the experience and purchased two shorts of Old Heaven Hill, the bourbon blended over eight years that no one ever recognizes. We slid each of these down the front of out pants to… Continue

Posted on August 11, 2009 at 9:14am

no apologies

I was not trying to be apologetic. The last time i saw Dylan, over ten years ago, the cd, Time Out of Mind had not been made and he ran up a long list of faux pas' on stage...playing too loud and too long, pounding on some "hits" and reworking some material into indecipherable rock messes. So, when i heard Time Out of Mind I was blown away by his understanding and his ability to make manifest codependent and failed love relationships. The next cd caught me off guard with its "country stylings"… Continue

Posted on March 24, 2009 at 2:34pm — 6 Comments

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At 8:53am on September 22, 2009, Kim Ruehl said…
Hi Jack - Thanks! We'll get that book out to you. Cheers!
At 6:36pm on March 3, 2009, No Depression said…
Hi Jack - Welcome to the new community site! We hope you're finding everything okay. Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback (here are some FAQs in case anything's confusing). Thanks for joining. Cheers!


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