one time got robbed, got shot got shook, got a job, started rhymin, came up with a hook. got a chain and some tats, came up with a look.
edinburgh quartet we were promised jetpacks released their debut LP “four walls” last month on fat cat. we’re pumped. “ships with holes will sink” is our fav off the record. b3sci rock and roll lifestyle 2009.
oh my my, oh hell yes, honey put on that party dress. this is the jam.
the more i hear “Circles” (studio version here) the more it grows on me. ATAL third LP you can’t take it with you will be released on August 18. when they played Reggies in Chicago last year, we spoke about the new record as they were in the process of choosing a producer. they explained it was a tough choice because their songwriting process is an intricate one involving every member of the band. that, and the fact they were looking forward to exploring new rhythmic ideas, or better put… someone that gets “it” = right chemistry = right producer. i was the lucky LAST person allowed in the door at LA’s sold out Troubadour gig in February. they debuted some of the songs, and there were some great things taking shape. we’ll see. good things come to those who wait..
“Song For Luna” is a favorite off their last and self-titled sophomore ’06 LP..
from the you may be blue EP released in ’08, the title track is an american folk journey into what could only be a somber and bitter life experience.. “my time with you, beat a thorn-filled path, blood filled where we passed through”. their new record tight knit was released via Sub Pop this past February.
this morning Robert Strange MacNamara passed away at the age of 93 in his Washington home. he was a witty bright intellect who found himself in the middle of national and global controversy throughout the second half of the 20th century. he starred in the Academy Award Winning documentary The Fog of War in 2003 at the age of 87. it’s an insightful film that explores the minds of those who make ethically challenging decisions in the face of war. see the movie below… more on Robert here.