I just came across this review from No Depression of the Two Headed Dog release "Better Than One."
Most of what was once a towering wall of cassette tapes has been relinquished to the dustbin now, casualties of a dying format and a cross-country move. Only a few remain, boxed up in the back of the CD room, rarely touched yet priceless in their own way -- a handful of cassettes containing music not documented anywhere else, memories that were simply too meaningful to be left behind. The songs on this disc…
Blue Book Credits
1. Smoke Over Carolina (Lisa Mednick Powell, Pop Decay Music)
vocals: Lisa, Kip Powell, Victoria Williams
bass: Kip Powell
drums: Danny Frankel
organ & piano: Lisa
guitar, mandolin, Weissenborn: Greg Leisz
produced by Lisa Mednick Powell
engineered by Chris Unck @ High Lonesome, Joshua Tree, CA
additional engineering: Lynne Earls @ EMP studios, Los Angeles, CA
2. Pieces of Your Soul (Lisa Mednick Powell, Pop Decay Music)
vocals: Lisa, Tommy Malone
bass: Kip Powell
Blue Book is almost ready. It has been mastered by the great Joe Gastwirt. He mastered Artifacts and Semaphore.
I am working on the credits and artwork.
It sounds a little like my old stuff. Critics will say that my singing has not improved. Well, neither has Bob Dylan's.
I hope you all like the new work. It has been a long time since I released anything, and it is sort of exciting.
Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King, Jr. He would have been 83 yesterday
I am about to use up my dram of Vetivert, mail-ordered from Hové Parfumerie. Last spring when I went to their shop in the Quarter it was a Sunday morning, so they were closed and I was so sad that I wandered around the Quarter looking for a coffee and brioche--and wasn't sure where to go. My favorite spot (Croissant D'or) had a line around the block and I could see through the window that the pastry shelf had been picked bare. The…
Sorry I missed last week. My secretary was out sick
Today’s poem is by Rainer Maria Rilke. The choice is inspired by having recently had the pleasure of hearing Ray Wylie Hubbard at the Lensic Theatre in Santa Fe. His song “The Messenger” contains a reference to Rilke. The song is on his album “Loco Gringo’s Lament.”
Here is Rilke, from Sonnets to Orpheus, the first half of which, according to the book’s introduction, were written within a very short time…
Just about every day, we buy things knowing we will throw them away. Cans of sparkly beverages, boxes of tissues, plastic trash can liners, plastic jugs, cardboard cartons, paper cups of hot coffee and tea, canned food, plastic jars of cosmetics, hair pomade, jam--gasoline, cigars, you name it. We dispose of things all the time. Some things last longer in their containers, like gas in a tank or lipstick in a tube. Glass jars and bottles can be washed and re-used. But you get the idea. Does this make us…
This week we wave goodbye to one of the greatest, most swingin-est drummers ever: Tommy Ardolino of NRBQ has left the building. It made Kip and me very sad to hear about this
If you've seen NRBQ, you know what I am talking about here. If not, you can find lots of their stuff on youtube and here are a couple to get you started
Not only were the ’Q’ one of the bestest bands ever, and…