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Avett Brothers: Salina

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Salina I’m as nowhere as I can be / would you add some somewhere to me, aww Kansas I’m kneeling, aw Kansas please. Cleveland I ain’t never felt something so strong / been believing the words to my songs, Ohio I’m leaving, Ohio I’m gone. … Poughkeepsie hang up the telephone / I won’t answer […]

Colorado, Denver, Music, North Carolina, Rock | No comments

Get Okkervil’s “Unless it’s kicks” song! Here!

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Well, not here, but the mp3 blog Said the Gramaphone has the mp3 up for a limited time. It’s a great great song, from Okkervil River (a former favorite-band-ever of mine) and on their new album The Stage Names. Get the mp3 here, and read the entry about it and others here. Hurry!

Joe, Music | No comments

Denver bands I saw for the first time Saturday that I would totally go see again

Monday, August 13th, 2007

Saturday a bunch of local bands played the Denver Post Underground Music Festival, which was the biggest local music fest I’ve ever seen, and the most fun I’ve had on a Saturday in Denver. So much good stuff. Here are the ‘most interesting’ Flickr photos from the event. These are the ones I took. And […]

Denver, Joe, Music, Places, Rock | 1 comment

It’s Saturday: Denver Post Underground Music Festival

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Hey y’all, Saturday night my employer, the Post, throws its 7th-annual Underground Music Festival. Well, not Saturday night. Saturday afternoon, evening and night. It’s $10 before the show (tix at, $12 day-of. I don’t know half the bands playing, and that’s a whole bunch of the fun. Here’s more info on the event: YouTube […]

Denver, Joe, Music, Places, Rock, Work | No comments

Slax got music / launched a solo album / it’s good!

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

Virb’s yet another social networking site, and it’s a place you can listen to my friend Tom’s (music name Tommy Slax) new album. If you dig it you can buy tracks from the album (The Spaulding Years) here… it’s an interesting site — tracks are about 16 cents a pop, but the more people who […]

Chicago, Friends, Joe, Music, Places, Rock | No comments

I like the Mendoza Line, they just kinda broke up, and these are my favorite song titles of theirs

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

It’ll be the same without you Mistakes were made Baby, I know what you’re thinking Compulsively yours Yoko’s in the band Like someone in love We’re all in this alone The big letdown Molly, please stop touching me This is the band’s site, and this is the sad sad news.

Joe, Music, NYC, Places | 2 comments

New National, and storytelling

Friday, May 25th, 2007

This photo is of me in the bedroom holding the album that the National released this week. The National is a band that chooses words well. The quote below is from an article in the New York Times. Researchers have found that the human brain has a natural affinity for narrative construction. People tend to […]

Joe, Media, Music, Rock | 2 comments

Denver, meet, erm, ‘sex rock’

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

Hey, so Tuesday night (at 9 p.m.) my Chicago friends Jack Flash and Gretta Fine bring their band Bang! Bang! to the 15th Street Tavern in Denver. They call Bang! Bang! “sex rock,” but it’s more like glam-lick rock. I’ve followed Bang! Bang! since they started — at first because they were friends, and now […]

Chicago, Denver, Friends, Joe, Music, Places, Rock | No comments

Born in the U.S.A. born 25 years ago

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska is one of my favorite albums. I had heard he recorded Born in the U.S.A. for that album, but it didn’t make the cut. The only way that song made sense on Nebraska was its lyrics, and that puzzle stuck around until last month, when I found the Nebraska version of Born […]

Music, Rock, U.S.A. | 3 comments

Off to a weird start

Monday, January 1st, 2007

Update: Found a new reason for happy: I found the mp3 of the cover of Paul Simon’s Graceland by Casiotone for the Painfully Alone. It’s superb, one of the best “make it your own”-type covers I know.

Chicago, Denver, Joe, Links, Music | 1 comment

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