Happy 2nd Birthday for next week to DJ Duckling!
I love being sent recommendations of bands and tunes. I can assure you that if you send a track or two my way that I will take the time to listen to.
This week DJ MellowBud all the way on the other side of the world in Tennessee sent me a whole swag of links. There were so many that I threw together a quick playlist and let them just sink in over the day. The result is that I've already ordered a copy of the debut album from the band you're about to listen to. And listen you will...I implore you. This is a band I have never heard of and admit that I'm well and truly hooked. I've chosen a live track because I have a feeling that it's where St Paul & The Broken Bones will make the best impression. Let me know what you think. For the information of music tragics like me...the guitarist here was in of Jason Isbell's group The 400 Unit. He has a great sound and is playing a Reverend guitar...I've got one of those!!
St Paul & The Broken Bones - Like A Mighty River - http://youtu.be/oupPB1-FNxA
Stay tuned over the next few weeks for more tunes courtesy of DJ MellowBud. We seem to deal in the same kind of music...the good kind.
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds have a new LP out. I didn't mind the last effort at all. Noel has nothing to prove and I like the fact that he wears his influences on his (anorak) sleeve. This song seems like a logical extension of his work. It's modern, with a nod to the past (his included). I've got a growing list of albums to save up for and this will be included.
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Ballad Of The Mighty I - http://youtu.be/bzQYtpjMjSo
Remember me writing that February was a short month and I wasn't sure that I could nail 1000km on the bike. Well I made it with a day to spare. The weather has been excellent here so it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it might be. The "new" Cervelo is getting a much needed service next week. Let's see what March holds!
Hoodoo Gurus - 1000 Miles Away - http://youtu.be/HDlavnA1ck8
Absolutely massive news this week was my good friend DJ HB earning a new DJ moniker. She's moved on to DJ Champ. Beck won the World Championship in the 3000m Individual Pursuit on the cycling track in Paris. I don't think it gets much more awesome that that. It's been so cool to see her win celebrated online and in the media. We were fortunate enough to see her win live on TV. While she was waiting to do a radio interview DJ Champ took time out to answer the most important question...what was she listening to just prior to the race (the TV footage shows her with the headphones on deep in thought). Here's the track...
The Script - Hall of Fame - http://youtu.be/adAdN5IRDMY
Check out the end of the ride here: http://youtu.be/K-Q7DdsihrA?t=2m38s
Don't forget that the band has a gig on March 15th at 3pm...all the details are here. The show is free, the music is good and the venue promises to be very special. I hope some of you can make it. As always, loads of work goes into playing a show. We love it and hope someone will come along!
A conversation this week with DJ HammerTime reminded me how good a live band Pearl Jam are. He told a cool story about going to a show where the band were worn out from touring and a really energetic crowd picked them up. Here's a good reason to listen to more...even the really well known bands still rate a listen - ha ha!
Pearl Jam - Spin The Black Circle (live in Melbourne) - http://youtu.be/mDWiIYNwkPo
Here's with another band from Alabama. I've got their first album on vinyl and I can't wait to hear the new one...there's something in the water down South!
Alabama Shakes - Don't Wanna Fight - http://youtu.be/x-5OX7CO26c
Finally, let me do public shout out to DJ Al-ee-sun. She's off to get a new knee next week. It'll be a while before she's back to doing the Tango. A couple of videos/tracks that might appeal....
Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride - http://youtu.be/cy46iOwWQiE
And then there's this.... http://youtu.be/4Wd6IuVya4M
See y'all later. Thanks Dad :-)
"...for a couple of bucks you get a weird haircut
and waste your life away...
...around the World or around the block,
everywhere I go the kids wanna rock!" - Bryan Adams - Kids Wanna Rock