But before we get started, it’s time once again to plug one of my favorite bands of all-time— those crazy elementary school teachers who change into demonic rockers at night: No Small Children. Coming off of a successful run playing the title tune from the movie Ghostbusters II, they pluck another rocker out of the air and it’s a beaut! Lay back (if you can) and listen to what the percentage of us not tied to our iThings are hearing. I Feel Better!!!
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Frank Gutch Jr: T Bone. Got it? He’s from T exas… Glenn Patscha To Release Ten Year Old Album Because It’s a Killer!…plus NotesPosted in Opinion, Review with tags All Fires the Fire, Alpha Band, Anna Cordell, Bob Dylan, Brian Cullman, Chet Flippo, Clive Davis, David Bullock, DBAWIS, Death Hoax, Don't Believe a Word I Say, Donovan Woods, Frank Gutch Jr., Gilmore Girls, glenn patscha, Guy Clark, Indie Artists, Indie Music, Lloyd Sachs, music videos, No Small Children, Obscura Hail, Ollabelle, Phil White, Radney Foster, Records, Rollin' Thunder Revue, Scott Fraser, segarini, Songs from the Jefferson Highway, Space Opera, Sweet Home Oregon, Sycamore Creek, T-Bone Burnett, Tamara Saviano, the curtis mayflower, Whistler Chaucer Detroit & Greenhill on February 14, 2017 by segarini
…but I could never pull it together. Of course, when I was young I thought I was a musician, piddling with the tonette in fourth grade, drafted into the junior high band in the fifth grade because they badly needed a bass drum player, playing drums in what could be called a jazz band then (though we were really not good enough to be called that), playing drums in the high school band and in a couple of rock bands and carrying it on through college. I loved music and was always around it but I was never really a musician.
Frank Gutch Jr: RIP Steve Young; The Minnows and Their On-the-Money Video; Annabel (lee); Bongo Boy Making Their Move; and a Plethora of Videos…Posted in Opinion, Review with tags Angharad Drake, Anna Cordell, annabel (lee), Bireli Lagrene, Bongo Boy Records, DBAWIS, Don't Believe a Word I Say, Fleurie, Frank Gutch Jr., Greyhounds, Indie Artists, Indie Music, Javier Escovedo, Jay Pun, Jubal Lee Young, kate & ruth, Morwenna Lasko, music, Music Radio, music videos, Records, Renegade Picker, segarini, Steve Young, The Minnows on March 22, 2016 by segarini
Although I don’t know how much more. The wind was taken out of my sails last week when I found out that Steve Young had died. The musician and not the football player— jeez, I have said that so many times over the years but always with a chuckle. Not this time. Steve is really gone and things just don’t feel right.
Frank Gutch Jr: Darth Radar? The Dirty Gospel? Bragging Rights? Music Is Even Better Than I Thought!… Plus NotesPosted in Opinion with tags Anna Cordell, bill jackson, Chris Ashworth, DBAWIS, Don't Be Afraid to Pogo, Don't Believe a Word I Say, Frank Gutch Jr., Fur For Fairies, Green Monkey Records, Indie Artists, Indie Music, Jay Pun, Jeff Kelly, Jim Basnight, John Wicks, Jon Stickley Trio, Kate Burke, Keith Morris, Kip Boardman, Lawrence Bray, Lisbee Stainton, Madisons, Moberlys, Morwenna Lasko, music, Music Radio, music videos, Nelson Bragg, Paul Hood, Records, Ruth Hazleton, segarini, Steel Derrick Records, Susannah Espie. Liz Springer, Susanne Kelly, The Crooked Numbers, The Gears, The Meyce, The Sonics, Toiling Midgets, Wondercap Records on August 18, 2015 by segarini
New and impressive albums are piling up on me and I have been on a listening tear. I cannot even imagine how far you are behind. Way behind, if you’re still giving time to The Beatles and Led Zeppelin. I would have thought you had memorized those by now. Like our fearless leader Bob Segarini is always saying, there’s more great music out there than ever, whether you choose to believe it or not. Set yourself. This column skims what I think are the best and most overlooked over the recent months. Starting with…..
Frank Gutch Jr: Bullseye Canada— Let the Salvage Operations Begin: Conversations with Jaimie Vernon… Plus Notes (and One Really Cool Picture of Bow Thayer Guesting With No Small Children)Posted in Opinion with tags Adam Marsland, Anna Cordell, Bob Segarini, Bow Thayer, Brady Earnhart, Bullseye Records Canada, DBAWIS, Don't Believe a Word I Say, Frank Gutch Jr., Indie Artists, Indie Music, It Was 40 Years Ago Today, Jaimie Vernon, Jon Gomm, kate & ruth, Klaatu, Lisa Millar, Moving Targetz, music, music videos, No Small Children, segarini, Sharon Vernon, Summer Children, Swindled, Toronto on August 11, 2015 by segarini
That would be Bullseye Records, Canada for those unaware, a label pieced together by DBAWIS‘s own Jaimie Vernon and friends— a record company caught in the digital tsunami which wiped out more than one music concern. In fact, if you define being wiped out as being wiped out, you could probably number them in triple digits, many being “absorbed” by major labels if they could find anything worth adding to their already bloated catalogues. I will tell you upfront that it is a tale of both success and crushing defeat, of both business and personal failure— not that it could have been avoided. When the music business started crumbling, it took with it most everything in its path. If you subscribe to the business as it was. If your yardstick was measured by the same standards the major labels had set up and followed for decades. Jaimie and his company took a beating, no doubt, but he is not down and out by a long shot. He has just, shall we say, been regrouping.