Because Songs Matter

Yearly archives for 2007

funny as hell mutha fucka!

funny as hell mutha fucka!

My buddy sent me a youtube video of comedian Jon Lajoie’s rap song “Everyday Normal Guy”. Since seeing it I have kind of adopted it as my personal theme song. Today, I noticed his web site has mp3’s so I’ve decided to post it…mutha fucka. Jon Lajoie –  Everyday Normal Guy (nsfw language)

Summerbirds in the Cellar – Druids

Summerbirds in the Cellar – Druids

I have been floundering for a way to describe Summerbirds’ overall sound on their newest effort, Druids, for a few days now. Polished, tight, haunting, dark and controlled all serve the purpose but fail in some manner or another. Then, I saw the perfect word in another review; deliberate. As soon as I saw it […]

Rock Report: Blind Melon @ State Theatre, St. Petersburg

Rock Report: Blind Melon @ State Theatre, St. Petersburg

Last week I walked down to The State to see Blind Melon. Yes, that same Blind Melon. Yes, Shannon Hoon died. Yes, they got a new singer, and much like Creative Loafing penned, I walked into the show thinking, “Who wants to ride the jock of a dead guy?” However, despite expecting something terrible, curiosity […]

Patrick Sweany – Every Hour Is A Dollar Gone

Patrick Sweany – Every Hour Is A Dollar Gone

Sometimes I think Dan Auerbach has the Midas Touch. From The Black Keys to Radio Moscow, everything Dan is involved in is an instant classic in the Autopsy IV household, and Patrick Sweany is no different. Patrick is a blues guitarist from Massillon, Ohio, who first gained prominence on the festival circuit as an acoustic […]

The Cadillac Comp:

The Cadillac Comp:

The compilation theme over on altcountrytab.ca this month was cars. One of the participants decided to make a second, Cadillac comp, due to the sheer quantity of songs that mention Caddy’s in the lyrics or song titles. He posted it over on the Lucero message board and I thought the comp pretty much rocked my […]

Grayson Capps – Songbones

Grayson Capps – Songbones

I could quite possibly be the last person in the whole Americana circle to have heard of Grayson Capps. It’s funny, too, because some of the blogs I read on a daily basis have done pieces on him in the past, but for whatever reason I just didn’t listen to the songs. It took a […]

Arrested Development – Heroes of the Harvest

Arrested Development – Heroes of the Harvest

Over time, doing a music web site can become sort of a vacuum. It can seem like everyone is talking about something, when really it’s mainly just being discussed in what you happen to read, or spoken about in the circle of people with whom you converse. In case you didn’t know, Arrested Development has […]

Another reason 2008 will rock: New Portishead

Another reason 2008 will rock: New Portishead

The new Portishead album is one of my most anticipated releases of the year. It is scheduled for April. Recently, at ATP they performed some of the new songs. Portishead – Mystic Portishead – Machine Gun Portishead – Hunter Portishead – Peaches Portishead – Wicca My favorite Portishead song, Wandering Star:

American Hardcore Soundtrack

American Hardcore Soundtrack

When American Hardcore came out I was really excited to see it. I was expecting/hoping for a history of the hardcore scene as told by the players, maybe some humorous stories and a bit of a glimpse into the inner-workings of some of the bands. What I was not expecting was to watch a bunch […]

Code of the Road

Code of the Road

A new Danko Jones track poppped up on their myspace profile and on Blabbermouth. I’d be a liar if I said I wasn’t a fan of Danko Jones….pure rock and roll fun. Their new album, Never To Loud, is due out in Germany in February. Yet another reason 2008 is gonna rock. Danko Jones – […]