Thursday, April 30, 2009

Philadelphia Calling

So the mighty Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band stormed in Philadelphia this week to play their final concerts ever at the "dead-venue-walking" Spectrum. And based on the setlists and some You Tube clips, these shows were monsters. Like them whipping out The Clash's London Calling from a sign request! See for yourselves below. Gotta love The Boss!

April 29:
The Ties That Bind
Outlaw Pete
Spirit in the Night
Working on a Dream
Johnny 99
Raise Your Hand
London Calling
Red Headed Woman
Hungry Heart
The Promised Land
Streets of Philadelphia
Kingdom of Days (w/ Jay Weinberg)
Radio Nowhere (w/ Jay Weinberg)
Lonesome Day (w/ Jay Weinberg)
The Rising (w/ Jay Weinberg)
Born to Run (w/ Jay Weinberg)
* * *
Hard Times (w/ Jay Weinberg)
Thunder Road (w/ Jay Weinberg)
Tenth Avenue Freeze-out (w/ Jay Weinberg)
Land of Hope and Dreams (w/ Jay Weinberg)
American Land (w/ Jay Weinberg)
Kitty's Back (w/ Jay Weinberg)

April 28:
Out in the Street
Outlaw Pete
She's the One
Working on a Dream
Johnny 99
The Ghost of Tom Joad
Raise Your Hand
The Fever
Mountain of Love
Waitin' on a Sunny Day (w/ Jay Weinberg)
The Promised Land (w/ Jay Weinberg)
The Wrestler (w/ Jay Weinberg)
Kingdom of Days (w/ Jay Weinberg)
Radio Nowhere (w/ Jay Weinberg)
Lonesome Day (w/ Jay Weinberg)
The Rising (w/ Jay Weinberg)
Born to Run (w/ Jay Weinberg)
* * *
Hard Times
You Can't Sit Down
Tenth Avenue Freeze-out
Land of Hope and Dreams
American Land

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Hero of the Day

Welcome to the good side!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I Feel A Change Coming On

People come to music for all kinds of reasons. But the main reason for any true music fan is that it makes them feel better. If we're sad, a happy song may lift our spirits or a sad song may make us feel not so alone in our thoughts.

With some heavy things happening in my life lately, I have come to NEED music these days. And with fantastic new releases by the likes of Bob Mould, Steve Earle, Prince, Neil Young, The Church, and Bob Dylan; good music has kept my spirit alive. Below is a massive blog-mix tape of some stuff that's been helping me through. Crank it up and I hope it cures what might ail you.

Track List:
1. David Crosby-Music is Love
2. Bob Dylan-Don't Think Twice, It's Alright
3. MGMT-Kids
4. Van Morrison-Astral Weeks (Live) - File removed due to weird request by Web Sheriff
5. Chuck Berry-Thirty Days
6. Graham Lindsey-If I Ever Make it Home
7. The Kinks-Stop Your Sobbing
8. The Raconteurs-Top Yourself
9. Sahara All-Star Band-Enjoy Yourself
10. Bob Dylan-This Dream of You
11. Lucinda Williams-I Lost It
12. The Church-Deadman's Hand
13. Jenny Lewis-Barking at the Moon
14. Bob Mould-Bad Blood Better
15. The Replacements-Goodbye to Jane
16. Neil Young-Oh Lonesome Me
17. Prince-Ol School Company
18. Heartless Bastards-Be So Happy
19. Jackson Browne-These Days
20. Blind Gary-You Got to Go Down
21. Andrew Bird-Effigy
22. Marvin Gaye-Without Your Sweet Loving
23. M. Ward-One Hundred Million Years
24. Bon Iver-Blood Bank
25. Drive-By Truckers-Something's Got to Give
26. Bob Dylan-I Feel a Change Coming On
27. Derrick and the Dominoes-Why Does Love Have To Be So Sad
28. Son Volt-Take Me Back
29. Hank Williams-Lovesick Blues
30. Jerry Garcia-The Wheel
31. David Byrne & Brian Eno-Life is Long
32. Bruce Springsteen-One Step Up
33. Bob Dylan-Beyond Here Lies Nothing
34. Graham Lindsey-The Good Life
35. Nirvana-All Apologies
36. Neil Young-Light a Candle

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Clip of the Day

For you listening and viewing enjoyment, here is a great clip of Cowboy Junkies with guest Ryan Adams. This is taken from the officially released Trinity Revisited which also features guest Natalie Merchant. It's a great release and this is simply one of my favorite songs of all time.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

New Sonic Youth Track-Calming the Snake

Sonic Youth performed a great new song from their forthcoming disc last weekend in Chile. The track is a killer 3 minute blast with Kim Gordan taking lead vocals. That's always a good thing in my book. I already love the song and can't wait for the new disc to leak, I mean go on sale in June.

As an added video bonus, check out Sonic Youth freaking out Middle-America from their first ever US TV appearance on David Letterman.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Good Lord I Feel Like I'm Dyin'.....

Prime Duane Allman guitar bliss!