March 30, 2004
Shorties

Drive-By Truckers have recorded "Mama Baked A Pie" for the upcoming Tom T. Hall tribute album. The band also recently covered Tom Petty's "Rebels" for an episode of "King Of The Hill."

John Darnielle's recording diary of the Mountain Goats' We Shall All Be Healed on Pitchfork

Guided By Voices have contributed a live cover of "Baba O'Riley" to the Who tribute, Who's Not Forgotten. Other contributors include Dipsomaniacs. Benefits from this record will go to HEAR, a hearing loss awareness charity.

New Jim Croce release is yet another "lost album" to finally see the light of record stores

Buford Pusser (subject of "Walking Tall") Home and Museum (photo of his big stick)

Craig Kilborn's top five Late Late Show moments

Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago's other band the Martinis, will release their second album, Smitten, on June 8th

A fascinating read: Star Wars: US Tools Of Space Supremacy, by peace activist Loring Wirbel, who also "enjoys reading nonlinear authors … and likes to collect esoteric (unlistenable) jazz and rock music, particularly in vinyl formats” (according to his police intelligence files).

27 drops by the No Love For Ned studio in this week's installment of the wonderful streaming indie radio show

Posted by david on March 30, 2004
Comments

Call me a troglodyte if you will, but this whole "Walking Tall" remake has me angry enough to write letters. And I'm still getting over the Starsky & Hutch farce.

Posted by: Jeff on March 30, 2004 08:56 AM

I am dating myself, but I remember the previous "Walking Tall" movie. It was a hippie favorite. lol

Posted by: Terry on March 30, 2004 10:02 AM

thanks a million for that great Kilborn link!

Posted by: troy steele on March 30, 2004 10:42 AM

I just heard about the remake of "Walking Tall" today. I included the link because Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers includes a Buford Pusser story in the band's live shows (Pusser visits Muscle Shoals and shuts the town down for a day).

Before I moved south, I thought "Walking Tall" was a good example of Tennessee (ands Alabama, for that matter). Thankfully, I learned different.

You're welcome, Troy, I'm a big Kilborn fan, from his SportsCenter days to the Daily Show to the Late Late Show.

Posted by: david on March 30, 2004 12:19 PM
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