Posts Tagged ‘concert’


And now, the search result for “The Canadian Johnny Cash”

March 8, 2013

The video below is the entirety of a Stompin’ Tom Connors concert film. Connors passed away a few days ago, and this was posted on “If Charlie Parker Was A Gunslinger…

Across This Land with Stompin’ Tom Connors – YouTube.

Let’s talk about “World Music” for a moment. We’ve heard the music Tom is playing here before. But we have not heard it used in the telling of tales of French Canadian lumberjacks. It’s a little like hearing Fela Kuti, and picking out the bits of James Brown. It is familiar, but alien. It also won’t leave your head.


In happier news, this man *is* the first Google result for “Sri Lankan Woody Guthrie”

January 9, 2013

Bhi Bhiman – “Kimchee Line” (Live at WFUV) – YouTube.

How does this song only have 2900 views? Come on internet! It’s Cabbage Time!


The “Top Gear” boys wish you a Shanah Tovah…well, sort of.

September 16, 2012

jordan makes gifs - Playing the vuvuzela: How hard can it be?

jordan makes gifs – Playing the vuvuzela: How hard can it be?.


Holy Crap, The Stone Roses Are Getting Back Together

October 18, 2011

Now, I am probably not going to fly to Manchester to see these guys play. But if they come to NY, it is on.

The Stone Roses Reunite – Stereogum.


Nuno Bettencourt did guitars for this song

May 1, 2011

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If you remember this fact, you may also, one day, get a free drink at a bar.


Eugene & Frances: Live! Tonight! Somewhat less than Sold Out!

October 7, 2010

Went to see the Vaselines last night, some photos taken by someone who isn’t me are here. Apparently not their first US tour. I got that wrong.

Crystal Stilts opened, that was not so great. I think girls do the Brand New Lo-Fi better than boys.

But the Vaselines – this was not some twee show like I expected. Three – count ’em, three! – guitars. Occasional use of a distortion pedal. It reminded me of Morrissey’s more recent, more muscular output since the Smiths dissolved. It seems that, if you were in a wuss rock (and I use that term with all due respect) band as a youth, you’re destined to find your inner Angus once you hit 40. Which isn’t so bad.

It’s strange to hear “Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam” live. Nirvana covered it very close to the original.