Wednesday, August 9, 2006

this week's pub/other news

something like three and a half, maybe four publications this week (which is why last week was so damn busy):

1) a Frank Black piece for Village Voice (if you hurry you might catch it on "the cover" of their website)

2) a slightly different version of the Frank Black piece (hence the "three and a half, maybe four" confusion) in Riverfront Times

3) a review of The Sadies' new album, In Concert: Volume One, in Philadelphia Weekly (third review down)

4) an advance for Say Hi To Your Mom's gig in Lauderdale which ran in New Times Broward-Palm Beach

in other news, after a second viewing of the new Pixies' film loudQUIETloud at Lincoln Center tonight, I plan to rush home to catch Todd Snider (and by extension Tommy Womack and Paul Griffith) on The Tonight Show.
Todd's new album, by the way, The Devil You Know, came out yesterday.

last book read: The Great Deluge by Douglas Brinkley

currently reading: Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell

listening to: Lambchop's Damaged
The Byrds' There Is A Season
Gram Parsons' G.P./Grievous Angel
Richard Buckner's Meadow
Waylon Jennings' Nashville Rebel
The Black Keys' Magic Potion


  1. As a far away follower of resident alien and World Dominator Will Kimbrough, I have read several mentions of you, and particularly as a co-writer on title track on his latest work Americanitis. A little research turned up plenty on you...thought I was looking up another great musician!?! I have been playing this CD over and over and am hung up on that particular track. Will and Joy Lynn's vocals are fantastic. I can not get all the lyrics and now madly trying to figure that all out. Fantastic song, congratulations on being part of it.

  2. thanks much for the very kind words.

    I wholeheartedly agree that Will and Joy Lynn (and Chris Carmichael on violin and Todd Snider on harmonica) turned in excellent performances and feel very fortunate to be associated with such fine work.