Bones in the Desert
The new album by Jack Logan and Scott Baxendale, featuring members of the Drive-By Truckers, is now available on vinyl or digital download. A driving, at times swampy guitar record with a dark and eclectic Southern perspective.

Kosmo in the ATL

I really should have said something about it here before it happened, but the incomparable Kosmo Vinyl was in Decatur Ga. for an art exhibit of his fantastic Punk/Football collages ( check out examples on his blog HERE ), and after a little help from my boy William Tonks, I was able to attend. While he was constantly occupied by his adoring public, I did get a chance to catch up a little with him and his lovely wife Jennifer and, truly, the pleasure was all mine. Also a pleasure was the opportunity to see his work up close…Truly inspiring! Kosmo is just an incredible guy on so many levels and I’m so grateful that I got to cross paths with him. Keep a’ cuttin’ and a’ pastin’ Kos!

Here is a photo taken by Kosmo’s friend painter Ruth Franklin of some poor hawk-nosed, bullet-headed  dork that somehow got past the velvet ropes…

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Lastly, I’m going to take a little break from the blogamadoodle for a while but I will check back in if I hear anything about the reissue.

Coming soon

Hello good people of Cyberville…Oh, I’m fine, thanks.

As some of you know, Scotty B ‘n me have somehow managed to secure the services of drummer par excellence Ben Mize for our little recording klatch without threatening him or his family. As it turns out, Ben is not only a beast of a kit operator, he is also a bit of a genius. He has come up with an incredible idea! What he has done is to take one of our pieces of music and…this is the genius part…filmed various images that can be viewed while listening to the song! Is that not amazing?!!

Well it gets even better…In the very near future, through various modern technological means, I  will be able to post this unreleased song accompanied with frighteningly life-like moving images so that you may view this revolutionary phenomenon for yourselves! Stay tuned!

Of course your credit card will be charged a nominal fee.

Girl On The Motorbike

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After writing this little number I discovered that decadent 60′s dreamboat Marianne Faithful ( It was all downhill for ol’ Jagsy after her IMHO…plus she makes better records than the Stones and has for a good while ) made a similarly-titled flick in 1968. Haven’t seen the movie, but it’s probably more entertaining than my tune…a much bigger time commitment however. I have always wished that one of those French auteurs had made a psychedelic, existensial Wonder Woman film starring Ms. Faithful…

You be the judge mon frere…

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Well If That Don’t Beat All…UPDATED

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MAJOR UPDATE: There’s been a change of plans with the reissue, and while I’m a little disappointed, I think that ultimately it’s the smart thing to do…

When I first heard of the possibility of  a Bulk reissue I was excited, but it wasn’t ’til the mention of vinyl that I got all tingly. However, once we heard back from the label that they wanted to go through with it an ominous notion started creeping up into the forefront of my cognitive skills (How ’bout that one Karel?)…What if this thing is a huge flop? Exactly who is going to pay $50 or more for a multiple-vinyl disc set  by a slack-jawed weirdo that successfully faded back into obscurity? While I suppose I could have looked at it as a “Who-gives-a-fuck-as-long-as-I-get-my copy-it-ain’t-my-dime” situation, I really did not want this to result in a boondoggle for this bitchin’ label that was willing to put out some of my old tunes.

Well, now the label has decided on a different tack…Instead of a full-blown Bulk reissue, they have proposed a more modest and affordable 20-track-or -thereabouts collection of both Bulk and Mood Elevator tracks. I have to admit, I think something along those lines makes a hell of a lot more sense and it stands a much better chance of meeting their fairly ambitious sales goals. Plus, if it does sell well enough the door is still open for a full blown Bulk reissue…although I just can’t imagine that ever making sense from the record company’s standpoint.

So again, a bit disappointed but still…The fact that a very cool label wants to put out some vinyl of my old stuff is way more than I ever expected at this point and the more I think about this idea the better I like it!