Archive for February, 2007

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

The pairing up of music legends with contemporary popular musicians is nothing new, but rarely has it been done so well, and with as much class as the new self-titled Charlie Louvin album. Almost three months into 2007, the Tompkins Square label has quite possibly unleashed the most interesting duets album of the year. The […]

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

For crate diggers, hunting down Howard Tate vinyl can be seen as an adventure, a lovable undertaking. For the those looking for the rare, mostly import, Tate compact discs, the process is more akin to an exercise in frustration. While many of Tate’s recordings from the late sixties and seventies have yet to see wide […]

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Not that it really ever gets cold here in L.A., but yeah, it can get a little nippy from time to time. You know, cold, like, er, 60 degrees cold. A ha ha ha….anyway. A surefire way to warm up, at least around my house, is the Ghana Soundz 2: Afro-Beat Funk & Fusion in […]

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

I’ve been looking forward to Ben Weaver’s upcoming album, Paper Sky, since last spring when I received an unsolicited, unmastered three song sampler in the mail culled from his (then) just recorded sessions with producer Brian Deck. As I wrote last May, Weaver’s tunes are a stark reminder of why I try and listen to […]

Monday, February 26th, 2007

You may have read over the weekend that L.A.’s Arthur magazine has announced that it will be closing its doors, effective immediately, after five prolific years of publication. Since the Drunkard’s inception I have written about the magazine (available free locally), and its various offshoots, numerous times and am genuinely sorry to see it go. […]

Monday, February 26th, 2007

Friday evening, while listening to T. Rex’s “Jeepster” on repeat with some friends, something came up about Blur’s thinly veiled nod to the tune on the track “I’m Just A Killer For Your Love” off their 1997 self-titled album. Sounded like a fine idea for a post, what, with the 2003 reissue of T. Rex’s […]

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

A.D. — I first came to know your work through Will Oldham (the Summer In The Southeast tour). How did that come about, and how was the experience? Had you been performing/recording prior to that tour? P.N. — the procurement of my services in will’s band for the southeast tour was born from a series […]