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Ryan Adams on Letterman : Fix It/Cobwebs

The Cardinals invaded The Late Show for I think the 70th time in the last 4 years. Kidding, it’s only like the 5th time.

Ryan Adams and the Cardinals – Fix It

Ryan Adams and the Cardinals – Cobwebs (web exclusive)

October 30, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wilco to appear on "The Colbert Report"

In this nasty political climate, the “final push”, the last couple of days before Election Day, a.k.a. the beginning of the next great chapter in the history of the United States, it seems obvious that everyone has their eyes and ears pinned to the all-out Election ’08 coverage. It’s just a bit overwhelming. Hey, I’m so happy that I don’t live in a swing state.

I don’t know how you folks in O-hi-O, FLA, VA, “New HAMP-shire??” (“What About Bob?” anyone?), or North Carolina do it. All your asses must be bruised by now from all of the ass-kissing that’s been going on.

Anyhow, good news on the music front. One of my fav’s, Wilco, will be gracing The Colbert Report stage tomorrow night. Um…sweet. And to go along with that, here’s a fantastic new song they debuted at the Bridge School Bennie. Hopefully it will make an appearance on the upcoming LP, because it’s loverly.

Today’s Featured Mp3:

Wilco-2008-10-25 Bridge School Benefit- I’ll Go

From Jambase:

Wilco To Be Featured on “The Colbert Report”

As if good ol’ Stephen Colbert wasn’t enough to make you watch “The Colbert Report,” this Thursday the wonderful Wilco lads will be the special musical guest. Set to perform one song, the Chicago rockers follow a long line of quality live music on The Report including The Roots, R.E.M., Nas, Feist, the Decemberists and many more. The program airs this Thursday, October 30, on Comedy Central at 10:30 p.m. EDT.

The Report gig begins a nice little tour for Wilco that includes a Concert for Change in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday, November 1 before they do a leg supporting Neil Young in December.

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October 29, 2008 Posted by | alt country, americana, barack obama, colbert, concert, election, indie, jambase, jamesonian, live, Mccain, new song, politics, rock, toodrunktodream, wilco | 2 Comments

Thompson? Gingrich? Bloomberg? Huck?…..Palin.

blatantly stolen (spread, actually) from The Owl & The Bear

October 28, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Norah jones covers Wilco at Bridge School Benefit

You can’t slip a good Wilco-related video by me! Here’s Norah being impressive at the Bridge School Bennie on Saturday

October 28, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Amy Sedaris being, well, hilarious on Chelsey Lately

October 28, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Ryan Adams – Cardinology comes out tomorrow…go buy it.

Rolling Stone : 4/5

Ryan Adams’ drug problems and public tantrums have often overshadowed his music. But Cardinology may put an end to that. His first release in a year — notable for a guy who put out three (albeit spotty) full-lengths in 2005 — it’s the record he has spent the past few years promising but never quite delivering. Drunk on melody, high on musical history, but all his own, the record throbs with great playing and singing, and thrums with hope without pimping easy platitudes. It’s one of the best things he’s ever done.

Stereogum: Premature Evaluation:

Even though “Magick” tells us to turn the radio up (and “Go Easy” has a stronger Adams’ bellow in its power ballad moments) on the whole it’s a quieter affair. Actually, maybe that’s just because the best songs are the hushed ones — even when they have some uplift like “Cobwebs” — and they end up sticking in the mind. Cardinology also closes with its most spare moment, “Stop,” five minutes of Closing Time piano plus strings and Ryan’s voice in a fragile, higher register. It’s a kind of lament filled with religious imagery and moving to worries about the future, a visit to an ad hoc psychiatrist (i.e. the singer/songwriter and Cardinologist Ryan Adams), and a repeated whisper to “stop” (the last word on the record).

Let Us Down Easy


Cardinology Preorder at ITunes Store

October 27, 2008 Posted by | cardinals, cardinology, jameson, let us down easy, lost highway, rock, ryan adams, ryan adams and the cardinals, toodrunktodream | Leave a comment

This is what your cat does at night….but you knew that already

but here’s the vindication…..

Finally! Proof that cats are ________ (fill in the blank)

October 27, 2008 Posted by | cat, jameson, night, sleeping, toodrunktodream | Leave a comment

Race-baiting Mccain volunteer gets her comuppance


When news broke last night that a McCain volunteer, Ashley Todd, had been mugged and assaulted by an angry 6′4” black man, an Obama supporter, I raised one eyebrow but hesitated to comment, fearful that Willie Horton was making a comeback in the American political scene.  The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported:

Ashley Todd, 20, of College Station, Texas, was using an ATM at Liberty Avenue and Pearl Street in Bloomfield just before 9 p.m. Wednesday when a man approached her, put a knife to her throat and demanded $60, police said.

Todd handed the man $60 she had in her pocket and stepped away from him, investigators said. The man then noticed the bumper sticker on the woman’s car, which was parked in front of the ATM. The man became very angry, made comments to Todd about John McCain and punched her in the back of the head, knocking her to the ground, police said. […] The man then carved the “B” into Todd’s right cheek.

But there were several inconsistencies in this story. Todd declined medical treatment and declined to comment. While the Obama campaign released a statement wishing Todd a speedy recovery, McCain-Palin campaign spokesman Peter Feldman said only:

She is a volunteer for the McCain-Palin campaign. Sen. McCain has reached out to her via telephone and has spoken to her and her family. […] Out of respect for her privacy we’re not going to comment further.

This morning, the Tribune-Review reported that Todd had changed her story, adding now that “the man who robbed her outside a Bloomfield ATM on Wednesday night also groped and sexually assaulted her.” None of this could be confirmed, mind you, as the attack happened outside the view of bank security cameras.

Anyhow, it turns out Ashley Todd is a race-baiting lunatic with a death-wish for John McCain’s campaign.  KDKA in Pittsburgh announced today:

A Pittsburgh police commander says a volunteer for the McCain campaign who reported being robbed and attacked near a bank ATM in Bloomfield has confessed to making up the story. Police say charges will be filed.

Ready to comment now, John?

P.S. Ashley, if we Obama supporters were going to carve you’re face, we’d write an “O,” not a “B.” Duh.

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October 24, 2008 Posted by | election, fraud, Mccain, obama, politics | Leave a comment

John McPenguin

October 23, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Lead singer of Neutral Milk Hotel performed Sunday night in Columbus, OH

The fine, fine folks over at i guess i’m floating are reporting the legendarily reclusive Neutral Milk Hotel frontman Jeff Mangum played for a crowd at the Elephant 6 show Sunday night in Columbus, OH

Some of you are aware that Apples In Stereo frontman Robert Schneider, a fellow resident of Lexington, KY and co-founder of Elephant 6 Recording Company with Mangum, has embarked on a brief tour called the Elephant 6 Orchestra presents: “Holiday Surprise”. Naturally, one would hope to see Mangum join the extensive orchestra (surprise!) and (so far) it looks like he has. I’m not sure what his role is within the show, which artist is playing what, or how all of the Elephant 6 musicians are performing but I’ll be sure to find out soon; luckily, the final tour date for the tour is this Thursday in Lexington at The Red Mile and it’s for FREE! You can bet I’ll be there getting the scoop, but until then you can watch Mangum performing “Engine” last night in Columbus, OH. He’s still lurking in the shadows but that doesn’t seem to matter when it sounds oh, so good.

Tour ending grand finale of a full length NMH concert in Lexington, anyone? I’d hope so!

Jeff Mangum-XFM Radio Session May 1998 Engine

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October 22, 2008 Posted by | alt country, americana, blog, columbus, concert, indie, jameson, jamesonian, jeff mangum, live, live concert, live music, mog, music, Neutral Milk Hotel, singer songwriter, singing | 1 Comment