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22 Sep 2013, 20:07 de jcshepardThe List posing as a Journal returns!
The Americana Music Association awards have run their annual course at the Ryman in Nashville. Someday I'm going to get there for this. Someday.
The 2013 nominees and winners (in bold) included:
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Buddy and Jim, Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale
Cheater's Game, Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison (Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis)
From The Ground Up, John Fullbright
O Be Joyful, Shovels and Rope
Old Yellow Moon, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Milk Carton Kids
Shovels and Rope
SONG OF THE YEAR
Birmingham - Shovels and Rope
Good Things Happen to Bad People - Richard Thompson
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
North Side Gal - JD McPherson
DUO/GROUP OF THE YEAR
Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison
1 Ene 2013, 22:30 de jcshepardhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdPBdqbxnnQ
2012 is the year I gave into streaming. For a number of reasons it was easier to put KRFC-FM or MPR's Radio Heartland on stream than putz with a scrobble client, and when I did it was mostly on Random in the background. Two noticeable exceptions from two performing songwriters--Gretchen Peters' excellent new release Hello Cruel World, and Marybeth D'Amico's 2011 release The Light Inside that was new to me in 2012.
After 8 years in the wilderness, I left a small town in a large state for a larger city in the smallest state. The search for a new setting set back my search for new music. Will 2013 restore the old JC's search for the best and brightest in Americana? Or will I go softly into that good night of streaming other people's picks? The new iOS Scrobbler is a good start for my iPad/iPhone, tho Spotify is claiming more ear-time while I'm at home... However, my large city in a small state lies just across the line from…
1 Jul 2012, 11:39 de borntohangSomeone once said that the best country singers die in the back of classic cars and I might concur. Yes, I think I do. For that was how Mr Hank Williams departed from his earthly existence, after earlier that day injecting a bit too much morphine into his already troubled body and soul.
I am by no means an expert on Hank, but I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry is nothing short of a masterpiece and it's lyrics rips your heart out of your body and tears it to shreds right in front of your eyes. A fantastic sensation, of course.
Hear the lonesome whiperwill
He sounds too blue to fly
The midnight train is whining low
I'm so lonesome I could cry
I've never seen a night so long
When time goes crawling by
The moon just went behind a cloud
To hide it's face and cry
Did you ever see a robin weep
When leaves begin to die
That means he's lost the will to live
I'm so lonesome I could cry
The silence of a falling star
Lights up a purple sky
And as I wonder where you are
11 Jun 2012, 3:16 de evanisreallyokKing of Rock 'n' Roll = Chuck Berry
King of Heavy Metal = Ronnie James Dio
King of Country = Hank Williams
King of Soul = Sam Cooke
King of The Blues = B.B. King
King of Swing = Benny Goodman
King of Pop = Michael Jackson
King of Ragtime = Scott Joplin
King of Rockabilly = Carl Perkins
King of Bluegrass= Bill Monroe
King of Rhythm & Blues = Johnny Otis
King of Folk= Pete Seeger
King of Grunge=Kurt Cobain
King of Jazz=Duke Ellington
King of Covers=Pat Boone
King of Crappy Music= Lady Gaga
King of The Surf Guitar= Dick Dale
28 May 2012, 8:43 de mannaz831. fun. - "We Are Young"
2. Lisa Hannigan - "What'll I Do"
3. Linkin Park - "Burn It Down"
4. The Temper Trap - "London's Burning"
5. Angus Stone - "Bird On the Buffalo"
6. Hank Williams - "Alone and Forsaken"
7. Feist - "Look at what the light did now (duet with Little Wings)"
8. Michael Kiwanuka - "Home Again"
9. Matisyahu - "Time Of Your Song"
10. The Temper Trap - "Everybody Leaves In The End"
11. 16 Horsepower - "Poor Mouth"
23 May 2012, 13:49 de b-factorList starting on 23/05/12
王力宏 (27/04 to 07/06) (40 days)
태양 (07/06 to 11/06) (4 days)
Olly Murs (11/06 to 14/06) (3 days)
태양 (14/06 to 15/06) (1 day)
f(x) (15/06 to 20/06) (5 days)
Justin Bieber (20/06 to 24/06) (4 days)
Katy Perry (24/06 to 26/06) (2 days)
Justin Bieber (26/06 to 27/06) (1 day)
Katy Perry (27/06 to 28/06) (1 day)
Flo Rida (28/06 to 02/07) (4 days)
Justin Bieber (02/07 to 03/07) (1 day)
Maroon 5 (03/07 to 04/07) (1 day)
Marilyn Monroe (04/07 to 11/07) (7 days)
Blue (11/07 to 18/07) (7 days)
Bruno Mars (18/07 to 21/07) (3 days)
Thu Thủy (21/07 to 23/07) (2 days)
Bruno Mars (23/07 to 25/07) (2 days)
The Overtones (25/07 to 28/07) (3 days)
Jason Chen (28/07 to 31/07) (3 days)
2AM (31/07 to 05/08) (5 days)
fun. (05/08 to 09/08) (4 days)
Paul McCartney (09/08 to 10/08) (1 day)
Far East Movement(10/08 to 11/08) (1 day)
Paul McCartney (11/08 to 17/08) (6 days)
The Overtones (17/08 to 18/08) (1 day)
Boyzone(18/08 to 25/08) (7 days)
Beyoncé (25/08 to 28/08) (3 days)
25 Abr 2012, 18:58 de lapackahttp://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/classic-car-images/old_car_radios3.jpg
kdyz jsem tuhle v nejaky skvire ve stazi uvadela (ted uz predposledni) Latte Night, byl tam se mnou Buggr, frontman Deti Deste. mimo milion kapel, projektu, odkazu na youtube a hlasek, ktere jsem si mela psat, se mi dostalo tipu na The Tear Garden. nikdy jsem o nich neslysela, protoze ji zalozili v druhe puli osmdesatek Edward Ka-Spel z Legendary Pink Dots a cEvin Key ze Skinny Puppy a to jsou zrovna jmena, po jejichz bokovkach jsem se nikdy nepidila, anzto bych se taky mohla snadno zblaznit. ale tohle je dobry. minimalne deska To Be an Angel Blind, the Crippled Soul Divide (1996) je super. psychopatickej temnej ambient, ale vubec ne nudnej, monotonne otravnej, kaspelovsko-vesmirne bizarni nebo prehnane industrialni, jak se nabizi cekat.
po dlouhejch - vic nez deseti - letech jsem znovu videla Ghost in the Shell. nic, na cem bych postavila karieru filmovyho kritika…
24 Abr 2012, 2:20 de SaveallReview: The Parlor Soldiers
When The Dust Settles (2011)
Self Released (@ bandcamp.com)
The Parlor Soldiers are a remnant army of three. Songwriters Alex Culbreth and Karen Jonas duet, harmonize and trade off guitar and drum roles. Bringing up the rear, or holding down the bottom is Dan Dutton on upright bass. It takes a lot of talent for three people and simple songs to hold your attention for a whole album. Culbreth and Jonas weave their voices together in Appalachian tapestry where one song has you breathing dust and the next laughing at the irreverent back and forth reminiscent of Johnny Cash and June Carter. Jonas' voice has the occasional quaver of June which might have thinking you're hearing a ghost, except June would never drop the M-F bomb. Culbreth too, sometimes holds a plaintive note that treads in Hank Williams territory.
There is an otherworldly quality on most of the songs on their debut "When…