June 11, 2004
Shorties

The War Against Silence reviews the two most recent Mountain Goats albums, Tallahassee and We Shall All Be Healed.

Speaking of the Mountain Goats, here's a 1996 alphabetical interview with John Darnielle, as well as his essay "On Emerson, Whitman,
and the Bi-Fi Revolution."
(courtesy of wckrspgt.com, who have "The Paris Hilton Video" available on the website)

Matador and GBV.com have each posted an mp3 from Guided By Voice' swan song, Half-Smiles of the Decomposed.

"Like everything else Iíd attempted, I always had this big plan, like this is how Iíll get famous or this is how Iíll get rich [laughs]. I just realized that writing was the one thing that I was doing without all of that stuff in the forefront of my mind. It was the one honest and natural thing that was happening." Author Dan Kennedy talks about writing his book, Loser Goes First, with Suicide Girls.

Looking for Flaming Lips live shows? Try the Flaming Lips Hub.

A Fort Worth drama company is presenting a theatrical adaptation of Pink Floyd's The wall this weekend.

"Dead air in radio is bad, but in baseball it's fine. There's a rhythm to it some find boring, but I don't need to fill every hole. There's enough jock-jam music and advertising already. I want to do something tasteful that gets people tapping their toes, enjoying it." Kansas City Royals organist Sam Beckett is interviewed by the Kansas City Pitch.

Athens, Georgia's Flagpole previews Saturday's Will Oldham show at the Orange Twin Conservation Community.

Flagpole's Threats and Promises also spills this nugget: New West will reissue Vic Chesnutt's first four albums, with liner notes by Ian Mackaye (Fugazi) and bonus tracks.

Posted by david on June 11, 2004
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From the article concerning The Wall in Fort Worth: "The half-dozen middle-aged guys loafed around the stage wearing casual khakis and baseball caps, as their wives and children looked on from couches in the corner." ... Woo-hoo! Where can I get my tickets?

Posted by: highronimus on June 11, 2004 11:09 AM

Thanks for the article about Bonnie Prince Billy...I saw him last week here (New Orleans), and the show was intermittently fantastic, especially when he fully utilized his full seven-piece band.

And I will say that the reworked Palace songs from the new album (which I hate hate hate) made a lot more sense in a live setting.

But anyway, the reason I'm commenting at all is that I almost wrote to you right after the show...one of his encores was a hilarious yet ominously creepy cover of R. Kelly's "Ignition" that I thought both you and your friend John Darnielle might want to know about.

(It was the first part, not the "remix" that everyone justifiably went nuts over...that is, the slower part that goes "We got the shit bouncin'/ We goin' up and down / And we smokin' and we drinkin'/ Just thuggin' it out...")

I've been searching p2p networks fruitlessly for it for a week now; but since you're the undisputed master of finding concert recordings, I'd like to ask you nicely that if you happen to find this cover (and, uh, if you care) would you mind posting the link here? I can't be the only person who wants to hear this...

Posted by: johnny on June 11, 2004 07:58 PM

Any news on this? I, too, have been looking for WO's cover of this song -- it was by far the best thing in the concert

Posted by: on August 13, 2004 10:11 PM

I looked, but couldn't find a copy of either the Athens Will Oldham show or his live cover of the song. I'll keep looking and put out some more feelers.

Posted by: david on August 13, 2004 10:15 PM

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Posted by: steel buildings on November 1, 2004 11:43 AM

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Posted by: steel buildings on November 1, 2004 03:02 PM
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