October 29, 2005
The perky beat of ''Dance Music," balmy ''Love Love Love," and the gutsy military march that fuels the revenge fantasy ''Lion's Teeth" came off less like deceptively animated dirges and more like diseased monuments to hope.
SBC is streaming video from the Vegoose Festival this weekend, here's the broadcasting lineup:
Saturday October 29, 2005 PDT
12:00 PM Steel Train
01:00 PM Slightly Stoopid
01:15 PM North Mississippi Allstars
02:45 PM String Cheese Incident
04:30 PM Devandra Banhardt
05:15 PM Phil Lesh & Friends
07:15 PM Gov't Mule
08:00 PM Dave Matthews & Friends
09:00 PM Primus
Sunday October 30, 2005 PDT
12:00 PM The Decemberists
01:00 PM Michael Franti & Spearhead
01:45 PM Umphrey's McGee
02:15 PM ALO
02:45 PM Ween
04:15 PM moe.
05:00 PM Trey Anastasio
06:00 PM Spoon
06:45 PM Jack Johnson
09:00 PM Arcade Fire
"What we've done already is basically record in our own studio," Tweedy says. "We set up without headphones in a circle and roll tape based on us trying to get ourselves balanced as much as possible, without using the mixing console."
I listened to XTC's Apple Box yesterday, which includes the band's Apple Venus and Wasp Star albums, along with their respective demos, Homespun and Homegrown. It's a great package, with a 64-page booklet of liner notes and lyrics, the perfect holiday present for a pop music fan (the four disc box set is released this week in Europe).
The GBV shirt database continues to grow, with 55 different shirts now accounted for (for the record, I only have two Guided By Voices shirts, both gifts, the flag (back) and Postal Blowfish 10th anniversary shirts).
Episode 11 of the Bat Segundo Show includes a roundtable discussion with authors Laila Lalami, Scott Esposito, Beth Wadell and Tito Perez.