Archive for September 24th, 2014

  • One afternoon I was sitting in a Tennessee dive bar sipping on whiskey and writing poetry next to a big burly fellow that looked like he could kill me by just twitching and a country song came on the jukebox–a terrible country song, not good country. It didn’t have grit, wit or wisdom, it was sad and slow and it made my ears ache, when suddenly the man that had been slamming gigantic mugs of beer, slapped the counter loudly, looked at me with a crazy stare and said loudly, “You know what sucks about most country?” he paused to...

    Say Yeah Yeah Yeah! to Carol Pacey & The Honey Shakers

    One afternoon I was sitting in a Tennessee dive bar sipping on whiskey and writing poetry next to a big burly fellow that looked like he could kill me by just twitching and a country song came on the jukebox–a terrible country song, not good country. It didn’t have grit, wit or wisdom, it was sad and slow and it made my ears ache, when suddenly the man that had been slamming gigantic mugs of beer, slapped the counter loudly, looked at me with a crazy stare and said loudly, “You know what sucks about most country?” he paused to...

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  • One can say with confidence that there never was and never has been a band since quite like the Replacements. The might of their eight album catalog is rivaled only by the proportion of their mythology—and both are equally fascinating. With the catalog, though, you get some of the finest music that stumbled out of the doldrums of the 1980s and shook things up for a moment with their loud, fast rules, their drunken behavior, their on stage antics and amidst the shouting and searing guitar, some truly heart wrenching tunes that blew minds while others became anthems of eternal...

    Beautiful Losers – A Primer to the early records of The Replacements

    One can say with confidence that there never was and never has been a band since quite like the Replacements. The might of their eight album catalog is rivaled only by the proportion of their mythology—and both are equally fascinating. With the catalog, though, you get some of the finest music that stumbled out of the doldrums of the 1980s and shook things up for a moment with their loud, fast rules, their drunken behavior, their on stage antics and amidst the shouting and searing guitar, some truly heart wrenching tunes that blew minds while others became anthems of eternal...

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