So about a week and a half ago I started back working out. I knew it would be rough but sheesh, even my toes and hair ache. I’m doing the 100 pushups challenge again. On week 2, day 2, column 1. I’m also seriously considering just snagging a brace for my knee and doing couch to 5K. I’ll let you all know if I survive.
Still going through emails and Twitter stuff, although I finally put the app for Twitter on my tablet. I will get to all the music and videos you guys have sent me and get it all up on the blog in one form or another.
My signed Doc Dailey and the Magnolia Devil album from their Kickstarter campaign came in last week. They also send loads of cool stuff like a sticker and booklet. As soon as I get pictures of it all I’ll put the review up.
I have Rocky Top stuck in my head today. The Osborne Brothers version to be precise.
What’s that? You all want to hear it too?
My work here is done.
Kit’s Awesome Vid of the Day
The Heavy Horses – Hell Awaits
So, I was updating my review widget a couple of days ago when my sidebar exploded. I’m still not sure if it was an update or some weird code error but I am bereft of social media links till I get them all reinstalled. I feel like the blog is stranded on an iceberg and the only contact with civilization is a small pontoon plane.
Shoreacres from The Task at Hand found and shared the Featured Vid for this Week. Check out Unorganized Hancock doing their cover of Modest Mouse‘s Float On.
Lots of new music in the jukebox this week including The Heavy Horses track I was looking for a few weeks ago. Give a listen to Alabama Shakes – Always Right, Great Peacock – Take me to the Mountain, The Heavy Horses – Copper and Gold, Joe Pug – The Great Despiser and Jason Isbell – Cigarettes and Wine.
Okay, I promised once the sun came up I would go find Hamish for Scooter. She has the little brothers from Brave in bear form and when I went to collect them so she could sleep, Hamish was nowhere to be found. Since I draw the line at moving furniture at four in the morning, I am off to search now.
How many guitar straps does Martin think I can possibly use? I get that a lot of the emails are just auto-sends with whatever is on sale but still.
Amazon informs me that some Walter Trout tracks I bought from them in 2006 are now up in the Cloud if I want to snag. I long ago ripped tracks off the CD for my mp3 player and then again for my phone so I am not sure what I am supposed to do with the Cloud versions. It may just be a way to introduce their new auto-rip feature. Any physical CD you buy from them with a certain logo also gets you and immediate digital version to download. Most of the indie sites I buy from have been doing that for years now. Welcome to the 21st century Amazon.
The best thing in my mailbox lately?
Kit’s Awesome Vid of the Day
The Record Company - On the Move
Some new and some nearly new tunes in the juke this week with Semi-Twang - The Wrong Side of the Tracks, Wires in the Walls – In the Rain, Debbie Davies – Done Sold Everything, Skyla Burrell Band – Bottom of my Heart, and finally the Hickman Dalton Gang with Whiskey Rain – just because I can.
The featured vid earlier this week was Traps from Black Music by the Dark Horses. They seem to be somewhat of a performance art kinda band so I will likely watch their vids and forego snagging the tunes but if you like that kind of music expression you should check them out on their facebook page or follow them on Twitter @darkhorsesmusic.
The featured vid right now (grin) is a live acoustic version of Ashes to Ashes from Peter Parcek 3. You all should snag Peter’s facebook page not only for the blues music he and his band play but also for his articles and stories about guitar players and blues musicians.
Also – added shiny new track Turn me Loose from The Record Company to the jukebox. The guys are offering it as a free download so you all go snag it while I make a pot of coffee. Ummm, coffee.
Okay, I have moved my album review for this week to what I am really hoping is Friday. Scooter has flipped days and nights again and if Kahuna didn’t tell me what day it was I would be completely lost.
A few old and a few new tracks in the jukebox this week. I’m still annoyed the Takers broke up and no one told me. Then Devon and Chad went and made a new band (Snakehealers) and again no one told me.
The Bart Walker Band – Left Turn, Snakehealers – Roadside, Joshua Black Wilkins – Late Night Talks, The Delta Routine – Oh, No , Tyler Walker Band – Maybe We Were Wrong, and some Eden Burning with If You Want Me ’cause coffee alone is just not enough this morning.
So I am finally playing Dragon Age Awakenings and I just…see I am playing a mage. I have another mage in the party. We both have enough healing magic that everywhere we step should burst into glorious, bubbly life. I have (at last count) enough healing poultices and injury kits to open my own hospital – and yet, every stupid NPC we come across has an injury and instead of my being able to heal it they just die.
Seriously Bioware? I can bring my entire party back from the dead but I can’t set a broken leg before the dude dies?
Shiny new tracks in the juke this week by Nick and the Ovorols - Try Me, Todd Dorigo - Alive, Cobalt Cranes – Head in the Clouds, Bobby Long – Devil Moon, and Josephine Oniyama – Portrait. I also have older track from Frank Turner called The Road.
Brooklyn-based Arc & Stones are in the featured video spot this week with Silence, from their soon-to-be released EP, Arc & Stones.
I’m making beef and barley stew today and listening to Death Letter Jubilee, the debut release from The Delta Saints. When I started the review I seriously considered just writing ‘Harmonica! Resonator! Suspenders!’ and being done with the post. Since I do understand not everyone is nuts for suspenders, I’ll add a few things about the music as well.
The Delta Saints are Ben Ringel on vocals and dobro, Benjamin Azzi on drums, David Supica on bass, Dylan Fitch on guitar and Steven Hanner on harmonica.
(my best guess without the liner notes)
They call their music ‘bayou rock’ and it has a cool rock with blues with (a little) country sound. My favorites are Liar, (the track may be slow to load)
Jezebel for the stripped down sound and drum heavy beat, Out to Sea with it’s beautiful harmonica and haunting lyrics, and Death Letter Jubilee, a fairly upbeat and fun tune for a song about dancing on graves -
This is a nice set of tracks for a debut album and well worth the money. You can pick Death Letter Jubilee on Amazon or iTunes (both have previews of the track list) or from The Delta Saints website. You can also check out the bands’ Facebook page or follow them on Twitter @TheDeltaSaints.