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.
David Barbe sent me a track to have a go at and, luckily, we both dug the results. If you’re not familiar with Mr. Barbe, his resume is deep and wide, encompassing seminal Athens band Mercyland, Bob Mould’s Sugar, and his current gig running Chase Park Transduction studio where he records the Drive-By Truckers and tons of others…not to mention fronting his own combo The Quick Hooks. No, he does not sleep. I sleep for him.
Not sure who else is on the track, but it rawks. The lyric was heavily influenced by my recent fascination with pulp writer Richard Stark AKA Donald Westlake. Check it out HERE
Here’s a head scratcher…Somehow I recently found the energy to clean up the mounds of dog hair that had accumulated underneath our bed lo these many years. Well, amongst the aforementioned hair, gum wrappers, bobby pins, and magazines I found this essay I wrote which relates to THIS blog post of quite a while ago. It’s basically a slobbering fanboy appraisal of the bootleg in the post and a plea for the Stones to get off their ass and release some of the shit they’re sitting on before they croak and it’s left to God-knows-who.
What I can’t figure out is why I took the time to write the damn thing. In any case, you can go HERE to look it over without having to download it.
I’ve recorded a lot of goofy, moronic stuff. An argument can be made that that’s all I’ve recorded but such slings and arrows have no effect on me this late in the game. That’s why I have no qualms about posting such audible doggerel as my “Famous Monster Suite” which, by the way, would be a terrific blueprint for a musical comedy if any of you have talent in that area.
Behold, the puddin’…
I Love You Frankenstein
Is He A Vampire?
Get Back To The Black Lagoon
The Mummy Has A Wooden Leg
I Saw The Wolfman
Oops, reposting this…got a little too generous with the organ on that first mix…Problem is, this digital stuff sounds wildly different depending on what you play it on. HERE
More silliness from the Tape Box HERE
This song is based on a very cool instrumental track provided by Jeremy Michael Cashman, with assistance from his friend Seattle resident Michael John Serpe (What’s with the three-names-and-one-is-Micheal, fellas?) on Epiphone casino and organ floor bass (What’s with the instruments I’ve never heard of fellas?)…Not sure I did it justice but you can check it out HERE
This seems to be the companion piece to the Beyond Juvenile post: HERE
Friend of the Blogamadoodle and Indisputable Legend Kosmo Vinyl has sent me link to a recent radio interview he did while visiting his native land. Not only does he elaborate on his adventures with The Clash, Ian Dury, and Stiff Records, he also hand-picked the tunes they spin twixt interview bits. Also of interest, one of the interviewers is Ben Gallagher, son of Ian Dury/Blockhead member Mickey Gallagher. HIGHLY recommended!
Major props to Free Seed On Soho Radio out of Swingin’ London for having him on. These things are sometimes time sensitive so don’t fuck around…go HERE and check it out ASAP!