You can’t blame me for being a little pissed. I just found Stone Darling last week and was looking forward to following them from that point on when what do I surmise? They’re not really the band that they used to be! Yeah! I scour their Facebook page and figure, hey, I’m going to move to the front of the line only to find that there is no line! They’re playing every Monday in August at The Satellite in L.A., it says. Yeah, in 2011! They’re rocking The Echoplex, same city, on April 7th. Again, 2011!
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Frank Gutch Jr: Hot Damn! It’s The Hot Toddies!!! Women Who Rock, Part One— Toddies, No Small Children, and Shade….. Plus Notes!Posted in Opinion with tags Ana Popovic, Ashley McMillen, Bob Marlette, Carla Olive, Dear Youth, Finding Flora, Frank Gutch Jr., Heidi, Highway, Hot Toddies, Indie Artists, Indie Music, Jane Gowan, Jilly Blackstone, Lisa Parade, Mary Harmer, music, No Small Children, One Last Show of Hearts, Records, Shade, Stone Darling, The Beige, Tim Vesely, Tom Waits, Tricycle Records on April 9, 2013 by segarini
“That’s it.” That is the final word in this video Norton Records posted on Vimeo not long ago. Not, “That’s it, we’re done.” More like, “That’s it, there is nothing more to say at this time.” Head Nortonite Billy Miller had just given the rundown on the work being done to salvage as much as possible from the devastation they had incurred from Hurricane Sandy and a heartbroken Mirriam Linna had showed us the warehouse where boxes of vinyl lay piled in heaps like dunes on a beach (wall-to-wall) and, truth be told, that was it for those comments because they and a whole host of volunteers had and have a mountain of work ahead of them.
Frank Gutch Jr: Picture The Ocean— What Portland Missed (including more views on venues and musicians)… The Positive Side of Bottomfeeding (Hits Most of Us Missed)… and Notes You Can Put in the Bank…..Posted in Opinion with tags Barclay James Harvest, Braam Brothers, Damnation, DBAWIS, Don't Believe a Word I Say, Emitt Rhodes, Frank Gutch Jr., Gypsy, Hoodoo Gurus, Hydra, Ian Matthews, If, Indie Artists, Indie Music, Jane Gowan, Jeff Finlin, Keith Morris & The Crooked Numbers, Lake, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Michael Stanley Band, Mike Berry, music, Picture The Ocean, Poor Young Things, Providence, Radio Van Gogh, Rick Nelson, Segarini Band, Shade, Sydney Wayser, Tarney/Spencer Band, Terry Scott, The Hounds, The Minnows, The Records, The Sights, Wayne Berry, Yipes!! on August 29, 2012 by segarini
With a nod to Neil Young: “’Live music is better’ bumper stickers should be issued!” God knows how few of us realize what we are missing out there these days. The bars and taverns and music listening rooms are being stocked with an amazing array of excellent artists and we are either sitting at home with our fingers up our ass or hanging out in some bar with no music beyond that hooked up to stereo speakers on walls, bitching about there being no good music. For all of you who do that (and you know you do), I have a finger for you and you can bet which one.
Frank Gutch Jr: O Canada! You’re Music To My Ears, Part Deux! Another Look at New Canadian Music Really Worth Hearing….. Steve Young and Jubal Lee Young Play Eugene….. Jon Gomm and Canada….. and NOTES!!!Posted in Opinion with tags Buxter Hoot'n, Dala, DBAWIS, Don't Believe a Word I Say, Eric Corne, Frank Gutch Jr., Indie Music, J.D. Souther, Jon Gomm, Jubal Lee Young, Laurie Biagini, Lester Quitzau, Lisbee Stainton, Mena Hardy, Picture The Ocean, Poco, Redgy Blackout, Rheostatics, Sean Kelly, Shade, Steve Young, Susanna Hoffs, Tim Vesely, Violet Archers, Xprime on July 7, 2012 by segarini
A number of months ago I wrote about Canadian music here on DBAWIS. That column included mentions of The Dementians, Laurie Biagini, Lisa O’Neill, Eric Corne, Shade, White Light Machine, Lester Quitzau, and Redgy Blackout. There has been a lot of water under the bridge since then and Canada, like every other country in the musical world, is cranking more music out by the hour, it seems, and good music it is. It is funny, but when I write about music in the States, it seems like (and I know it is only in my head) I am writing about the obvious. Canada, though, is another world and an adventure I so enjoy experiencing that I am going to take a little mental break and update you on a few of those listed the first go-round and break a little ground with a handful of artists from the Far Northlands about which/whom I have not yet written. Much.
Repeat after me. “There just isn’t any good music out there these days.” Repeat it again. And again. And again. Repeat it a thousand times and it will be no truer than it was the first time. There is more good music out there than there has ever been. Truth is, we have forgotten how to listen. We went through a golden age of radio and had our music handed to us by a system controlled by people who supposedly knew what they were doing and we’ve gotten lazy. We are the fattened calves, awaiting sustenance from the gods. We are pools of fat melted on the car seat. And seriously, dude, there just isn’t any good music out there any more.