Playlist Pulse: Pianoforte….

Posted by Payton | Posted in Uncategorized, playlist pulse | Posted on 10-18-2008

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1. Iron & Wine – The Devil Never Sleeps
buy The Shepherd’s Dog (2007)
2. Whiskeytown – Mirror, Mirror
buy Pneumonia (2001)
3. The Felice Brothers – Love Me Tenderly
buy The Felice Brothers (2008)
4. The Raconteurs – You Don’t Understand Me
buy Consolers of the Lonely (2008)
5. The Rolling Stones – Let’s Spend The Night Together
buy Between The Buttons (1967)

Righteous Kill…..

Posted by Payton | Posted in movie | Posted on 05-27-2008

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i don’t normally talk about movies here at This Mornin‘….. but why not shake things up a bit? i’m workin‘ on a new computer and just revamped some graphics and colors on my page (new comp has Photoshop, so expect me to go a little crazy getting to know how to use it).

Tonight i came across something that really interested me. For the first time since Heat (1995) Al Pacino and Robert De Niro will co-star in a movie.

“Righteous Kill”

The only other time the two appeared on the bill together was for The Godfather: Part II, but they didn’t even share a scene. In Heat, they only had like… 2 scenes together. This time, in an indie film directed by Jon Avnet, these two cinematic badasses team up and share the screen for most of the film. Veteran NYC Detectives, Pacino and De Niro are after a vigilante killer who some say is doing their job for them. Just watch……

mp3: The Rolling Stones – Sympathy For The Devil

It’s due in theaters in September.

From that trailer, the theme of the movie seems to center around the power of the gun, so here are some fitting tunes:

mp3: Reckless Kelly – Sixgun
mp3: The Rosewood Thieves – Silver Gun
buy Rise and Shine (2008)

mp3: Cross Canadian Ragweed – Hammer Down
buy Soul Gravy (2004)

mp3: The Black Keys – Just a Little Heat
buy Magic Potion (2006)

mp3: The Felice Brothers – Hey Hey, Revolver
** interesting note about this song – Rumor has it that The Felice Brothers did some recording for this album in everything from school buses to leaky chicken coops and tried to get some real rain sounds and so on. i read that the pop you hear about 35 seconds in was a very near lightning strike. Seems plausible to to me, cause if you listen close you’ll hear thunder just a few seconds afterwards…..

i was gonna write this post on time, but…..

Posted by Payton | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 04-21-2008

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i meant to get this posted yesterday (sunday), but i’m still awake, so it’s still Arpil 20th to me.
No further explanation is needed. Enjoy some tunes….

first, to set the mood:

mp3: Foghat – Slow Ride ~ from Fool For The City (1975)
i know it’s a little cliché, but it just feels right….
mp3: The Black Crowes – Bad Luck Blue Eyes Goodbye ~ from The Southern Harmony… (1992)
mp3: The Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter ~ from Let It Bleed (1969)
mp3: Ryan Adams & The Cardinals – Cold Roses (live) ~ from The Loft Sessions (2005)
mp3: Bob Marley – Stir It Up
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the mix:
mp3: Cross Canadian Ragweed – Mother Freedom Song (live)
mp3: Mike McClure – Put In Bay (acoustic)
mp3: Reckless Kelly – Wiggles & Ritalin ~ from Reckless Kelly Was Here (2006)
mp3: Brandon Jenkins – Gideon’s Bible (live)
mp3: Band of Horses – Weed Party ~ from Everything All The Time (2006)
mp3: Old 97’s – Smokers ~ from Drag It Up (2004)
mp3: Guy Clark – Worry Be Gone ~ from Workbench Songs (2006)

Cover/Uncovered…

Posted by Payton | Posted in cover/uncovered | Posted on 01-28-2008

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So for this post, which will hopefully become a recurring topic, i will compare and contrast a well-done cover song with the original.
and to get things started, i’ll give you two installments…..

Too Long In The Wasteland (James McMurtry)
James McMurtry, the son of novelist Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove), is almost as good a storyteller as his dad. He’s had a very successful musical career spanning almost 20 years. Somehow, though he has never broken into large popularity. He has, however been a song bank for a lot of artists, including: Robert Earl Keen, Shawn Mullins, Kasey Chambers, and even the oft-covered himself – Ray Wylie Hubbard. Here we have the gourgeous Aussie Kasey Chambers covering the title track from McMurtry’s debut album on Columbia Records:

mp3: Kasey Chambers – Too Long In The Wasteland

From her EP, Am I Not Pretty Enough, Kasey Chambers shows, once again, that she digs the American Alt-country scene (She’s also covered some Fred Eaglesmith and Son Volt). Kasey adds a little electric flare and attitude to make this a somewhat scornful song. As always, her ‘makes-me-weak-in-the-knees’ voice cuts through every guitar riff and symbol crash.**

Check Her Out: [iTunes] [MySpace] [Official Page] and buy her stuff….

mp3: James McMurtry – Too Long In The Wasteland

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Down Home Girl (The Rolling Stones)
Written by Jerry Leiber (Hound Dog, Yakety Yak, Jailhouse Rock, etc.) and first recorded by New Orleans bluesman Alvin Robinson, Down Home Girl is dirty, southern blues with a little levity: “every time i kiss you, girl, it tastes like pork-and-beans”. Appearing on The Stones’ Now! (1965), Mick showed us, early on, the versatility of their sound.

mp3: Old Crow Medicine Show – Down Home Girl

i actually heard Old Crow’s version first on their latest effort, Big Iron World, and it wasn’t until, watchin’ the video, i noticed the writing credits. Looked it up, and…… The Stones?!? How did i miss that? Old Crow takes this electic blues song to another level with their acoustic groove (they aren’t technically bluesgrass since they don’t employ a mandolin. They call what they play ‘Old Time Music’, which pre-dates bluegrass). Ketch Secor bumps along on the harmonica, while Willie Watson’s wails in his high tenor.

mp3: The Rolling Stones – Down Home Girl

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**If you couldn’t tell, i’m kinda sweet on Kasey Chambers (see below and decide for yourself…). And just like Slaid Cleaves, Mike McClure, and some more of my favorites, no one is blogging about her. So stay tuned for some more artist spotlights…….