Archive for March, 2007

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

This demo of “Casimir Pulaski” (the original found on 2005’s Illinoise’s) hit the Internets a little over a month ago, but it wasn’t until last week that I finally gave it a listen. And then I listened five times in a row. The below cover of “A Free Man In Paris” can be found on […]

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Due to an overwhelming response, via email, to the bootleg sixties freakbeat compilation featured last week, here is part II. Stay tuned for the rest. Tracks up for a very limited time only. ————- Last week in Austin I was often asked what I’ve been listening to lately. My reply was/is: this excellent, yet shitty […]

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Spring has sprung, and all that jazz, so Frankel’s dreamy indie-pop charms are well suited for the weather. Other than the quality of the music itself, all you really need to know is: Frankel is the nom de plume for L.A.’s Michael Orendy, who plays and produces everything on his new LP Lullaby For The […]

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Why, in 2007, after more than a decade recording, is Ron Sexsmith still virtually unknown outside of his native Canada? The quality of the man’s catalog, right up to his recent album, Time Being, is beyond exceptional. Bittersweet folk-pop mini-masterpieces.  Look for a proper review soon, and in the meantime check out “All In Good […]

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

About four years ago I made a two disc alt.country-folk compilation, for friends, entitled “Downer Country.” If I ever find a copy of it I might post it on the Drunkard for posterity. Anyway, one one of the cornerstone tracks off the comp was Patty Griffin’s sparse, haunting cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Stolen Car.” If […]

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

If you just read the above headline and asked yourself, “Wait, a reissue? Didn’t that album just come out a few years ago?” You would indeed be correct, as Sun Kil Moon’s Ghosts of The Great Highway was released in 2003 on Jet Set Records, who apparently dropped the ball and let it go out […]

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

Now that the ink on the contract is dry, I want to announce the news that Aquarium Drunkard is teaming up with Sirius satellite radio. Beginning mid-April, Friday evenings, Sirius subscribers will be able to listen to my new two hour show on channel 26, Left of Center. An Aquarium Drunkard is the latest to […]