Friday, 20 March 2009

'It's the way you move them around that makes it work' New Dylan...

Jonathan Lethem wrote about Dylan's dirty side in Hang the DJ, but Bob himself is now talking about the more romantic side to his new album, out in April...

New album

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Young Folks (in the sun)

i've posted about Dawn Landes here before, but her great cover of this Peter, Bjorn & John tune seems a good song for the current weather!

Tuesday, 17 March 2009



I've been reading Slash's biog. recently - appallingly written it may be (!) but it's also highly entertaining stuff. It reminded me of three key things about the band:

1. How great their music was, up to and including Use Your Illusion I and II
2. What an integral part of the band Izzy Stradlin was, and
3. How insane Axl was, seriously

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

R.I.P. Selectadisc

Nottingham's great indie, Selectadisc, is set to close by the end of this month, further sign of how dire the UK highstreet is these days. Along with Derby's Way Ahead, of the early/mid 90s, this was my favourite record store as a teen (where i first bought Dinosaur Jr, the Lemonheads, Nirvana, Neil Young, Sebadoh etc - happy days)

Monday, 9 March 2009

The Late, great...

here's the man himself, from the superb documentary, 'Heartworn Highway' (which towards the end features a brief appearance by a very young Steve Earle)

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Earle does Townes

Steve Earle, long time Townes Van Zandt evangelist, has cut an album of covers - jusdging by his version of 'Lungs' (complete with guitar from ex-RATM man Tom Morello!) which you can hear at PITCHFORK it's going to be quite a tribute.


Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Lowside of the Road

Barney Hoskyns' mighty tome on Tom Waits is just out and quite rightly receiving enormous acclaim. For an interview with Barney see Faber website and click here to Buy

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

'Fell into the ocean...'

more on Tom Waits tomorrow, but in the meantime here's one of his greatest songs of this decade (and a very 'Waits' interview after), enjoy!

Monday, 2 March 2009

More of... Vetiver

Tight Knit

I didn't see much mentioned in the new year previews to get excited about, but now hot on the heels of M Ward's album there's a new one from Vetiver, 'Tight Knit' is out on Bella Union on March 9th, for more info check out the band's website