July 14th, 2008

NSFW // Not Safe For Work

NSFW // Not Safe For Work

I’m not a fan of the abbreviation NSFW. I don’t plan on typing it again after this post.
But I also don’t want to get anyone fired.

I will use the word “Caution” before unsuitable content. Almost every hip-hop song and comedy post have several f-bombs, the “N” word, Bitches & Ho’s and other various
“R” rated material. So you may want to keep the volume level low and enjoy.

In addition, I will not be using LOL, OMG, OMFG or any of the following abbreviations.



July 14th, 2008

Ryan Adams Versus Jim Derogatis

I love Ryan Adams. But he should probably stay away from sending emails or leaving voicemails. Ryan didn’t care for Jim Derogatis’ review of his 2003 show in Chicago.
He was a little whiny during the 1st part of the call, but closes strong (Caution):

“You know what, I’m going keep coming back and you can’t fucking stop it. Old man,
it’s time for you to probably get out of the fucking business.”

Ryan Adams Versus Jim Derogatis
RYAN ADAMS
MP3: Ryan Adams – Voicemail To Jim Derogatis
Ryan Adams – Just Saying Hi (Answering Bell)
The Replacements – Answering Machine (Live)
Ryan Adams Versus Jim Derogatis
JIM DEROGATIS
Ryan Adams Versus Jim Derogatis
COURTNEY “BLANCHE DUBOIS” LOVE
MP3: Courtney Love- Voicemail To Bradley Nowell
Ryan Adams Versus Jim Derogatis
BRADLEY NOWELL
Sublime – What I Got

Ryan Adams Versus Jim Derogatis
JEFF TWEEDY

***Update: 7/19/08-According to Stereogum, crazy Courtney Love accuses Ryan Adams of using $858,000 of Frances Bean Cobain’s money to fund his 2003 album Rock n Roll, “one of the worst records i can think of in rock and roll history.” Ryan’s gear, hotels, drugs, dinners at Nobu … all expensed to Courtney, stolen STRAIGHT OUT OF FRANCES”S TRUST FUND. Courtney has 29 AMEX cards, so it took a few years for her to notice. ***



July 14th, 2008

The Black Keys // Bass Player Wanted

The Black Keys // Bass Player Wanted
(L) Dan Auerbach and (R) Patrick Carney

I love the “holy shit” moment when I come across an exceptional band. I happened to be watching Conan O’Brien several years ago and caught The Black Keys performing. The Akron, Ohio duo, Dan Auerbach (guitar and vocals) and Patrick Carney (drums), were playing a blistering version of their song “Thickfreakness”. The sonic boom of this blues-rockin’, Jimi Hendrix influenced song made me a fan for life. In my opinion, The Black Keys are the greatest modern rock band out today.

It comes as no surprise that Led Zeppelin’s frontman Robert Plant told Rolling Stone magazine, that he would love to play bass for them. Other admirers included Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood, who asked them to open up several shows for them in 2006.

They are currently touring in support of their latest album, Attack and Release, produced by Danger “Brian Burton” Mouse (Gnarls Barkley, Gorillaz, and Beck). An interesting choice for the blues rockers considering they recorded one of their albums in a tire factory and the others in a basement. The relationship started when Danger Mouse called the band to ask them if they would like to write some songs for R&B legend Ike Turner. An offer the band could not refuse, but shelved after two months, because it was taking too long to finish. Sadly, Ike Turner died before they could resume the project.

All of their albums are fantastic. I prefer the first 3 albums, but Chulahoma, Magic Potion and Attack and Release have some outstanding songs.

The Black Keys Albums:
2002-The Big Come Up (Buy)
2003-Thickfreakness (Buy)
2004-Rubber Factory (Buy)
2004-The Moan EP (Buy)
2006-Chulahoma EP (Buy)
2006-Magic Potion (Buy)
2008-Attack and Release (Buy)

**If you get a chance catch these guys live, they rock.



July 14th, 2008

John Lennon // I Met The Walrus

In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan, armed with a reel-to-reel tape deck, snuck into John Lennon’s hotel room in Toronto and convinced John to do an interview about peace. 38 years later, Jerry has produced a film about it. Using the original interview recording as the soundtrack, director Josh Raskin has woven a visual narrative with Lennon’s every word in a cascading flood of multipronged animation.

**Contributor: Todd Feder



July 14th, 2008

Keith Richards // You Got The Silver

Keith Richards // You Got The Silver

“You Got The Silver” off of the Let It Bleed album, was the first time Keith Richards sang the entire lead vocal for The Stones. He previously shared vocals with Mick Jagger on “Salt Of The Earth”. They recorded a version with Jagger singing lead, but decided to release the one with Richards singing. It’s a beautiful song.



July 14th, 2008

Voices Of Angels // Volume #1

Voices Of Angels // Volume #1

**Laura Marling is mature beyond her years. The British singer wrote “Candlelight” when she was 15 years old. She’s going to be a huge star. Her current album Alas, I Cannot Swim is excellent.

**New York singer-songwriter Melinda Hansen has been compared to Sade, Nina Simone and Astrud Gilberto. Look for her to make some noise in 2009.

Further Listening:
Melinda Hansen-Myspace
Laura Marling – Alas I Cannot Swim (Buy)
Joan As Police Woman – To Survive (Buy)



July 14th, 2008

Jerry Garcia // Lonesome Prison Blues

Jerry Garcia // Lonesome Prison Blues

Lonesome Prison Blues was recorded in the Oregon State Prison in Salem on May 5th, 1982. The sound quality is great.

Jerry Garcia – Deep Elem Blues
Jerry Garcia – Friend Of The Devil
Jerry Garcia – Jack-A-Roe
Jerry Garcia – Oh Babe It Ain’t No Lie
Jerry Garcia – It Takes A Lot To Laugh
Jerry Garcia – Run For The Roses
Jerry Garcia – Ripple
Jerry Garcia – Ive Been All Around This World
Jerry Garcia – Valerie
Jerry Garcia – Dire Wolf
Jerry Garcia – Rueben Cherise



July 14th, 2008

Jukebox // Jones

Jukebox // Jones
JONES
7205 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046-6718
Phone: (323) 850-1727

Rollo & Grady will spotlight local Jukebox’s each month. We chose Jones for the first installment. It’s a great spot for food, drinks and music. $5 will buy you 18 selections on their Jukebox.



July 13th, 2008

My Morning Jacket/Fairies Wear Boots

My Morning Jacket/Fairies Wear Boots
Black Sabbath

My Morning Jacket – Fairies Wear Boots
Black Sabbath – Fairies Wear Boots