Share I don’t love Tom Waits, per se. I love an era of Tom Waits’ career. I love from Rain Dogs through Bone Machine. This particular swath of Tom’s career really speaks to the addict in me. The Irish. This song is from Bone Machine. One look in his eye, and everyone denies ever having [...]
Browsing the blog archives for May, 2008
Share more cat pictures Rockabilly week was a huge success. I actually have traffic. People read this blog. As a thank you to the fine folks at Planet Zeppelin for the clicks (I joined your board, but I am awaiting moderation), I give you locats. Also, oddly enough, Harvey Korman’s passing coincided with my posting [...]
Share This is from (I think) 2001, and features Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and the late, and legendary Ahmet Ertegun (whose memorial concert featured the reunion of Led Zeppelin) performing My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It. It was for the album, A Tribute To Sun Records. Ahmet produced this track, as he produced the [...]
ShareI loved this movie when it came out, Youdopia. It makes me laugh still. This scene, although a bit long, is truly hilarious in places. This is part of Mel Brooks’ History of the World Part 1. This is the last funny movie Mel Brooks made. That’s right, Spaceballs isn’t funny. Sorry. Anyhoo, this little [...]
Share I don’t know why, but I’m on a rockabilly kick. It started with the Robert Plant and Alison Krauss business, jumped to Neil Young, and now it’s Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. This show was neat, in that it was a strictly rockabilly set, even though they did play Heart In Your Hand, that’s [...]
Share I remember this from the good old video days of MTV. If I recall correctly, the director/editor cut out every fifth frame (or something) to give the video that herky jerky look. I don’t know whose idea it was to make Neil look like a transient. Probably his. Great song. Great mono mix. Great [...]
ShareBergen, Norway May 19th, 2008 Robert Plant and Alison Kraus (and T-Bone Burnett). I like it. I also like the fact that they’re switching up the playlist as the tour goes on. I can’t say that I love it, stylistically, but damn, it is nice to see some innovation and originality. I do like the [...]
Share This six minutes changed my life when it aired in 1985 (I think). I was a high school kid, just discovered Hunter Thompson, and Led Zeppelin. This is still hilarious. What got me back then, was the taboo aspect. The intensity, the misogyny, the heresy, the drug humor, and (underneath it all) the outrage. [...]
Share Well, neato! Certainly no one would use those gadgets for evil? Ok, how about for good? No? Just novelty? oh, ok.
Share A friend of mine, who shall remain nameless, although angelic… was supposed to go to Florida for a really fun time. But.. her boyfriend’s lungfish got sick, and they had to give the lungfish a barium enema. It was spendy, so she couldn’t go on her trip. She did, however, enjoy the local Bug [...]
Share Alison Kraus has the purest voice I’ve heard. This collaboration is genius. This song could be on The Black Rider (Tom Waits). Kudos to Robert Plant for embracing the joyous constraints of discipline required by bluegrass. This album is not full of effects and overdubs. Alison and Robert shared one mic, so …. you [...]
Share What a twat. I mean the guy that asked the question. I have no beef w/ McCain. Of course the septuagenarian is a convervative. I will be too.