Because Songs Matter

Yearly archives for 2014

Jessi Robertson – I came from the war

Jessi Robertson – I came from the war

There are some albums that the word timeless truly encapsulates. In 1992, when I was barely legal and working my first job in northern Alabama, I fell head over heels for a bartender and spent many a night in her upstairs attic apartment, with its French doors and draped tapestries, islands of candles burning, the […]

Remember 2013?

Remember 2013?

For some of us it was a shitty year and for some of us it managed to be a little less shitty somehow. Either way, there was tons of great music last year and I didn’t get to tell y’all about all of it. If you’re in a music rut and are waiting for some recommendations, look […]

NEW ORLEANS, THE AFGHAN WHIGS, and INVINCIBILITY

NEW ORLEANS, THE AFGHAN WHIGS, and INVINCIBILITY

  “Here me now, and don’t forget, I’m not the man my actions would suggest.” – The Afghan Whigs   In 1994 when my friends were listening to Pearl Jam and Nirvana, I was listening to The Afghan Whigs and Pulp. Pearl Jam played for the masses and Eddie Vedder swung from the rafters. Nirvana […]

Podcast – Ajax Diner Book Club 11/17/14 KRFC Ft. Collins CO

Podcast – Ajax Diner Book Club 11/17/14 KRFC Ft. Collins CO

Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires “Kudzu and the Concrete” from Dereconstructed Otis Gibbs “Back In My Day Blues” from Souvenirs Of A Misspent Youth American Aquarium “Rattlesnake” from Small Town Hymns Slobberbone “Front Porch” from Barrel Chested John Paul Keith “Baby We’re A Bad Idea” from Memphis Circa 3AM Austin Lucas “Go West” from Somebody Loves You Two Cow Garage “Bastards And Bridesmaids” from Speaking In Cursive Red […]

While No One Was Looking – A Bloodshot Records Compilation

While No One Was Looking – A Bloodshot Records Compilation

Bloodshot Records has been on the scene since the early days of what some people call alt.country. Early Bloodshot artists include Ryan Adams, The Old 97’s, Alejandro Escovedo and Jon Langford. They have recently reached their 20th years of releasing albums and chose to celebrate by putting together the compilation While No One Was Looking. […]

Podcast – Ajax Diner Book Club 11/10/14 KRFC Ft. Collins CO

Podcast – Ajax Diner Book Club 11/10/14 KRFC Ft. Collins CO

I had a shit load of fun putting together this week’s episode. It’s as close as I’ve come to capturing what I wanted to accomplish when I started the Ajax Diner Book Club. Because I’m really happy with this set of songs I’ve extended the podcast length. If you appreciate the longer show please share […]

UPSETLISTS #2

UPSETLISTS #2

While we’re recharging our batteries and uprooting our lives over here, I thought I’d start a series of posts to pass the time and have some fun. Upsetlists are EP-length transmissions, upsetting set-lists, malfunctioning time machines, flashes of divine recombination. A coupla-song podcast. This one is scuzzy and sweet like moldy honey: 1) Crop Circle Hoax – “Fail” – […]

KICKSTARTER: DEAD VOLTS –

KICKSTARTER: DEAD VOLTS –

Here is something for you to spend your money that’s better than a cup of Coffee from Starbuck’s. But seriously, I’ve heard the record and trust me, you want this on Vinyl. You’ll be able to pick this thing up for free, digitally, in early December but there’s nothing better than holding a record in […]

BLACK MOON SPELL – KING TUFF

BLACK MOON SPELL – KING TUFF

If you like weird shit, man do I have the record for you. I don’t know who King Tuff is (are?), and no amount of hunting through their website (also full of weird shit) can solve that particular puzzle for me. They’re label-mates with 9b stalwarts Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires; I discovered […]

Podcast – Ajax Diner Book Club, 11/3/14 KRFC Ft. Collins CO

Podcast – Ajax Diner Book Club, 11/3/14 KRFC Ft. Collins CO

R.E.M. “New Orleans Instrumental No. 1” from Automatic For The People Lucero “Kiss the Bottle” from The Attic Tapes Builders & the Butchers “Blood Runs Cold” from Western Medicine Johnny Cash “I See A Darkness” from American III: Solitary Man Drag the River “Tobacco Fields” from You Can’t Live This Way Kierston White “Big Star” from Don’t Write Love Songs John Moreland “Gospel” from In The Throes Guy Clark “Cold […]