"One of the great pluses of having moved to Cali is the opportunity to catch the very rare Gene Taylor blues band gigs, usually around Thanksgiving, or Christmas, when Gene is back in Cali. I think he gigs in Europe a great part of the year. The Gene…"
"@ Will, Linda is a singer, she's not really country, pop, R&R - she sings - I don't think it's up to you to forgive her. Singing was her career. As to whether she should be in the Rock HOF - her effect on the business in the…"
"There's a lot of misunderstanding here - Pono is simply a media files player like an ipod; it is not magically going to enhance mp3 files; what it does do is be able to play hi res media files in a portable format. Shitty mp3 files are still…"
"On 3) you should give a gander/listen to Grant Peeples, and Melody Walker; and I give one thousand and one shout-outs to checking out John Murry; get The Graceless Age, oh, and you will want to check out John Moreland -"
"@Terry - there is a perceived "hardness" the coens are shooting for with "No Country For Old Men". "True Grit" - when I watch them, I feel unease - there is always something nagging at me about their presentation:…"
"The Coens ALWAYS go for the cheap joke, which is all over the place in Oh Brother Where Art Thou - I cannot stand that movie, I think the Coens are (always) working from smug superiority, whether they think so or not - "
"There is so much to read. Ryan, finally catching up with this piece - pretentious? No, living is what it is. If you're worried you didn't describe someone who got IT - well, you did describe it beautifully; passion is between the…"
"Will Oldham, boy Will Oldham - I trust this was good, Ed - but Will Oldham - the concept is always there; out of the many many shows I've experienced, I actually walked out on a Will Oldham show - it was one of the least engaging performances I…"
"That was really great Ryan; thank you so much for sharing - I saw T-Model a couple of times back in the 90's when he had Spam with him - Spam passed too, I believe - nothing like a T Model show - RIP"
"Oh, and I know Jason's on a career record, and it's a really great one but the media storm about his recovery from drinking is way out of proportion (to me), the new one doesn't carry any better songs than he's always been up…"
"Thanks Paul, very instructive, descriptive account of what Isbell is like and can do live, he is one of the best things you can get to these days and the Springsteen/Sandburg, Isbell/Dickie is spot on....."
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