T Hanssen's Blog (11)

Happy Birthday, John Peel

I am a couple of days late getting this up here . . .


Happy Birthday, John Peel.  RIP


Added by T Hanssen on September 1, 2011 at 9:43pm — 3 Comments

R.I.P. Travis Bean - Legendary Guitar Maker

R.I.P. Travis Bean


Maker of beautiful (and beautiful sounding) guitars and basses played by so many diverse musicians.

Added by T Hanssen on July 16, 2011 at 2:43pm — No Comments

R.I.P. Alex Chilton

Easy Ed has posted a great set of Alex Chilton articles and videos on his No Depression blog HERE. Lots of great comments from the No Depression community are also there.

News Story here.

Added by T Hanssen on March 17, 2010 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Bluegrass meets Death Metal

As a guy who has been known to crank up an album like Slaughter of the Soul by Swedish death metal legends At The Gates, I was intrigued to discover Slaughter of the Bluegrass today.

Quirky covers can be really annoying a high percentage of the time, so I actually pleased to discover that SOTB's version of Amon Amarth's "Twilight of the… Continue

Added by T Hanssen on February 22, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

A Tribute To Vic Chesnutt

found this online - Link to show HERE

This week the Mich Vish Interracial Morning Show! is paying tribute to the life and work of Vic Chesnutt.

Vic Chesnutt 1964-2009

Vic Chesnutt died on Christmas Day after taking his own life. We'll spend our entire show honouring that life by playing his songs and also airing recent interviews with Vic's friends and collaborators, Guy… Continue

Added by T Hanssen on January 3, 2010 at 11:22pm — No Comments

Merry Christmas - How To Make Gravy

Merry Christmas

"It doesn't have a chorus, but it does have a recipe for gravy . .… Continue

Added by T Hanssen on December 25, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Still missing Lounge Ax

Lounge Ax is long gone, but still missed:

12/21/2009 article in Gapers Block

Added by T Hanssen on December 21, 2009 at 7:38pm — No Comments

my best of the decade

My Top 10 for the decade: [which probably seems out of place on this website]

1 The Meadowlands - The Wrens
2 The Forms - The Forms
3 Mclusky Do Dallas - Mclusky
4 Boys And Girls In America - The Hold Steady
5 Italian Platinum - Silkworm
6 Live The Storm - Disfear
7 Untilted - Autechre
8 Change - The Dismemberment Plan
9 Pixel Revolt - John Vanderslice
10 The Argument - Fugazi

Added by T Hanssen on December 12, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Let THEM sing it for you

Been having fun playing around with Let Them Sing It For You - fun to hear classic lyrics re-done, or common phrases rendered by the classics. Hopefully, it will continue to get updated with a larger vocab - until then, I am having good fun identifying all the samples!!

Added by T Hanssen on December 2, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments


A few years back I picked up a used copy of Therapy by Loudon Wainwright III on cd (cd booklet missing) - since sometime after that, I have been playing this song every Thanksgiving. I enjoy Loudon's lyrics tremendously, and soft sounds of this song really fit my mood for the day, with the weather around getting colder, and the kitchen getting… Continue

Added by T Hanssen on November 26, 2009 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

I went to see Alan Jackson in Alabama and it was OK

This post serves as my first awkward step into blogging and also back into writing - it has been a while.

A while back I made plans to visit my father in early October. He now resides in Birmingham, Alabama for reasons I won't go into. Neither of us are from the South, but this is where he has lived for the past 16 years, and I try to visit frequently.

After scheduling my trip this time, my dad emailed to see if I would be interested in attending an Alan Jackson… Continue

Added by T Hanssen on October 13, 2009 at 12:20am — 1 Comment


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