Archive for December, 2005

Saturday, December 31st, 2005

Hope everyone had a great holiday season — I know I have. Just got back to L.A. yesterday after a nice long break seeing friends and family. Started things off in Playa del Carmen, Mexico for our friend’s wedding and spent a week touring the dirty South. Great to see some of my old haunts […]

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

Today marks the release of Adams’ 3rd and final album of 2005 — entitled “29”. Also of note, the Adams song Words from the Cameron Crowe film Elizabethtown (previously unreleased) has surfaced along with some other tunes not included on the OST to the film. DOWNLOAD:MP3: Ryan Adams – Words ———– www.ryan-adams.com

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

As we wrap up the year, I want to remind everyone about the free trial (no strings deal) at eMusic.com. If you have joined & cancelled you can re-sign with a new email address — just an fyi a little birdie passed on to me. Need some recommendations? How about these artists at eMusic: Okkervil […]

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

My favorite soundtrack to a film this year goes to last summer’s documentary Searching For The Wrong-Eyed Jesus. Alt-country musician, champion of the redneck-underground, Jim White steers us through the deep South connecting the various threads that make this part of America such a potent, fertile, ground for music, literature, and art. Pure Southern Gothic. […]

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

An Album that somehow evaded my radar until November of this year is The National’s Alligator. Yet another testament to what a solid year 2005 was for new music. I’ll be enjoying this one way into 2006. DOWNLOAD:MP3: The National – KarenMP3: The National – Mr. November———-Amazon: The National – Alligtor

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

2005 saw the release of Page France’s 2nd LP Hello, Dear Wind. As one of my favorite albums of the year, it piqued my interest in the band’s label, Fall Records. Based out of Baltimore, MD, Fall Records is owned and operated by Chris Fredericks. In the following Q & A, Chris discusses the beginnings […]

Monday, December 19th, 2005

DOWNLOAD:MP3: Okkervil River – Black ———-www.jound.com/okkervil/main.html