P.O.V.– PHIL OCHS ¡VIVA!

This post is adapted from a paper about “witnessing” and first-person POVs in songwriting, so it’s a little up its own ass but it still means something. It continues from an earlier review of Sun Kill Moon and talks about writers who use their positions as songwriters and “witnesses” to tell political and personal stories. This section deals … Continue reading “P.O.V.– PHIL OCHS ¡VIVA!”

TOP FIVE – COVERS RECORDS

Neil Young just released a new album called A Letter Home that he recorded in a phone booth, with the conceit that he’s playing songs from his childhood over the phone to his mother on the other end. It’s all covers, and most of them have been covered extensively already (Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Tim Hardin), so I … Continue reading “TOP FIVE – COVERS RECORDS”

FEEL BAD FOR YOU MIXTAPE: OCTOBER (under the covers) EDITION

Download It! The October installment of the Feel Bad For You Mixtape is up and streaming. The FBFY mixtape has entered a new segment of it’s life moving from a message board tape curated by Ms. Rockstar Aimz, of My Aimz Is True, to a mixtape put together by a collection of (mostly) like minded bloggers now curated by … Continue reading “FEEL BAD FOR YOU MIXTAPE: OCTOBER (under the covers) EDITION”

THE NINEBULLETS.NET PODCAST: EPISODE 35 hosted by Mike Ostrov

I used to host an internet radio show in Gainesville–and since I’ve moved away I’ve missed doing that very much. Podcasting on your own turns out to be much harder than working with all the great equipment and coworkers at GrowRadio. So, I ask for your patience and hope for your interest in hearing me … Continue reading “THE NINEBULLETS.NET PODCAST: EPISODE 35 hosted by Mike Ostrov”

OVERVIEW—RONNIE LANE'S SLIM CHANCE

*Overview is going to be a series of reviews of short, done bodies of work that are probably out of print–complete discographies that are over. Some people say I should call this an oeuvre-view, some people don’t care about french puns, but everybody should spend an hour trying to track down these albums because they’re … Continue reading “OVERVIEW—RONNIE LANE'S SLIM CHANCE”

FEEL BAD FOR YOU MIXTAPE: JUNE EDITION

DOWNLOAD The June installment of the Feel Bad For You Mixtape is up and streaming. The FBFY mixtape has entered a new segment of it’s life moving from a message board tape curated by Ms. Rockstar Aimz, of My Aimz Is True, to a mixtape put together by a collection of (mostly) like minded bloggers now curated by @BoogieStudio22. … Continue reading “FEEL BAD FOR YOU MIXTAPE: JUNE EDITION”

TAMPA/ST. PETE: TO DO: TONIGHT: JOE PUG @ NEW WORLD BREWERY + INTERVIEW

It wasn’t until I became a Contributor here at Ninebullets that I had heard of Joe Pug. (I know, I know. For shame! Better late than never, though, right?) Considering how hard and diligently Pug has worked over the past five years, and the fact that I prefer strong, expressive, earnest song writing styles, it … Continue reading “TAMPA/ST. PETE: TO DO: TONIGHT: JOE PUG @ NEW WORLD BREWERY + INTERVIEW”

THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM — HANDWRITTEN

The latest album by The Gaslight Anthem is a return to the glory of Sink or Swim and The ’59 Sound, which is a relief. American Slang, the band’s 2010 release, was a good album, but it just didn’t capture the energy and passion that Brian Fallon & Co. exude so well on their most … Continue reading “THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM — HANDWRITTEN”

AMERICAN AQUARIUM — BURN. FLICKER. DIE.

It’s reasonable for a person who has listened to music, critically or just actively, for the better part of a person’s life to have a conflicted relationship with “road songs.” On one hand, it’s physically impossible to hear Willie’s “On the Road Again” too many times. On the other, Road Song is a frustrating phenomena … Continue reading “AMERICAN AQUARIUM — BURN. FLICKER. DIE.”