I listened to this mix way past summertime. Basically whenever it rained. Iain Matthews cover of "These Days" is tops. I'm also trying to talk Mouserocket into covering Buchingham & Nicks' "Long Distance Winner". Maybe we'll wear robes or something.
I read somewhere that they assembled this record from practice recordings.
I guess I'm late to the game on this movie (it came out in 2004). Ran across this on Netflix - Watch Instantly. It's one of those movies that's over before you almost figure out what happened.
Another record that came out a long time ago that I just heard for the first time this year. Was lucky enough to go see their final show in Cumberland Caverns (thx Winston) and haven't stopped listening to the record since. My favorite lyric: "my father came in from wherever he'd been and kicked my shit all over the room".
I obsessed over this book - so much so that an unnamed friend and I recorded a song called "Phil's Nickels" - listen here. It's told from Spector's perspective as he is finalizing his divorce from Ronnie Spector. (Don't play this one for the kids)
A great intro to a band I didn't know much about. Me and the kid covered "Anything Could Happen" in July at the Rock N Romp:
233. Eddy Suppression Current Ring and Magic Kids
Lumping these together only because they both have records out on Goner. I couldn't get enough of Eddy Suppression Current Ring's "Which Way to Go" from the second I heard it. I love the guitar playing.
Saw Magic Kids a few times this year. Every show was great.
Video of them playing in the rain:
232. Dan Deacon at the Hi-Tone
Strangest and most surprising show I saw this year. I really like his last two records as does my oldest kid. I took him up to grab dinner while they were setting up and Dan Deacon graciously gave him a t-shirt and poster.
I went back later for the show and saw this:
231. Story from North America
Just watch it.
230. Sunday's on WEVL.org
Starting at 10am with JB's "Fistful of Records" show, WEVL's lineup is top notch. Other shows throughout the week are really good but the Sunday lineup has solidified over the past year (which coincides with when we can listen at the house). Heard Bob(by) Darin's 1970's record on JB's show. Another one of my favorite things from this year (check out the long pause before he grabs the harmonica):