Too Drunk To Dream

…ain’t no drinking when the bottle’s dry…

Today is a Big Star kinda day

I wrote a long, beautiful fucking post about Big Star and I fucking hit paste instead of copy at some point and destroyed the whole fucking thing.  So what I’m left with is exhaustion, and some kick-ass links. 

What I was trying to say was that up until a year ago, I had no idea that Big Star carried the influence that they do.  They didn’t just put out a couple of masterpiece albums while facing utter commercial failure only to become hugely popular in the late 80’s-early 90’s alt-rock scene…..they WERE the late 80’s-early 90’s alt-rock scene, in 1972.  So here’s to them, and here’s to a post that’s floating around in the cache of my computer somewhere.   I’m gonna have a beer tonight, at pub trivia, for Big Star.


Big Star – 16 Kanga Roo.mp3

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Jeff Buckley – 08 Kanga-Roo.MP3

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Big Star – 12 September Gurls.mp3

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Of Montreal – 02 September gurls.mp3

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Big Star – 14 O, Dana.mp3

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Okkervil River 03 o, dana [big star].mp3

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Big Star – 04 Thirteen.mp3

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elliott smith – 12 – thirteen.mp3

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Wilco – Thirteen.mp3

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September 9, 2008 Posted by | #1 Record, acoustic, alex chilton, americana, art rock, big star, blog, indie, jameson, jamesonian, jeff buckley, jeff tweedy, jim james, mog, my morning jacket, of montreal, okkervil river, radio city, rock, singer songwriter, wilco | Leave a comment

Beirut in Paris Part 2 : Zach Covers "Hallelujah"

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This video is a little montage of some clips I’ve collected with Beirut’s Zach Condon covering Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” in the Jeff Buckley style (follow? good. I like you). This audio clip was culled from Beirut’s Nov. 2007 Black Session in gay Paris. Seek it out. It’s quite good.
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Beirut – Black Session – Hallelujah.mp3
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This marks my second foray into fooling around with some new video software. I did it the fast and easy way, but the back end took a while with editing and quality issues. It didn’t come out terrible.
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March 30, 2008 Posted by | acoustic, balkan, beirut, black session, indie, jamesonian, jeff buckley, leonard cohen, live music, rock, singer songwriter, toodrunktodream, zach condon | Leave a comment