Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hurricane Party

Photo from NASA Flickr set

Who needs some hurricane music? Despite the fact that the national media is treating this like the end of civilization, we east coasters are really quite alright. Boston will get a bunch of rain and wind, but I live on the 7th floor up on a hill, so I will be fine. I just hope that the power doesn't go out cause that would suck. But I'm all stocked up with cookies, donuts, and beer just in case I'm shut in! Here's some hurricane music for you. Let's all go get shitfaced!

1. James McMurtry - Hurricane Party
Just Us Kids (2008)

2. Scorpions - Rock You Like a Hurricane
Love at First Sting (1984)

3. Blitzen Trapper - Below the Hurricane
Destroyer of the Void (2010)

4. Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
Funeral (2004)

5. The Hold Steady - Hurricane J
Heaven is Whenever (2010)

6. Jason Isbell - Hurricanes and Hand Grenades
Sirens of the Ditch (2007)

7. NQ Arbuckle - Goodnight Irene on New Years Eve
Last Supper in a Cheap Town (2006)

8. Ben Prestage - Hurricane Blues.mp3
Buy (MP3): Down-Home & Home-Made (2006)

9. Jay Farrar - Like a Hurricane
Stone, Steel, and Bright Lights (2004)

10. The Shiners - Hurricane Blues.mp3
Buy: See Rock City (2002)

11. John Fogerty - Walking in a Hurricane
Blue Moon Swamp (1997)

12. REO Speedwagon - Ridin' the Storm Out
Ridin' the Storm Out (1974)

13. 6 String Drag - She's a Hurricane.mp3
From: 6 String Drag (1998, out of print)

14. Bob Dylan - Hurricane
Desire (1975)

15. Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Like a Hurricane
Live In San Francisco, Cow Palace (1978)

16. Jimmy Buffett - Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season
A-1-A (1974)

17. Bob Dylan - Shelter From the Storm
Blood on the Tracks (New York Sessions) (1974)

18. Kyuss - Hurricane
...And the Circus Leaves Town (1995)

19. Jame McMurtry - Hurricane Party
Live in Europe (2009)

20. The Weavers - Goodnight Irene.mp3
Buy: Goodnight Irene: Weavers 1949-1953 (2000 box set)

Other important information:
The N'awlins Hurricane
2 oz light rum
2 oz dark rum
2 oz passion fruit juice
1 oz orange juice
juice of a half a lime
1 Tbsp simple syrup
1 Tbsp grenadine
orange slice and cherry for garnish

Dark and Stormy
1/4 lime
2 ounces dark rum
10 ounces of ginger beer
Lime wedge for garnish

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Zip City Illustrated

Killer fan video for the Drive-By Truckers "Zip City," by Andrew Colunga. Nicely done!

DBT is touring the southern US starting in September, and the Midwest in late October. They are one of the best live acts out there. If they are playing in your area, do no miss them!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Buckner Does Townes

Prepare to have your mind blown as Richard Buckner covers Townes Van Zandt's "Still Looking for You."

Buckner has a new album out called Our Blood. I haven't heard it yet, so let me know what you think of it.

Monday, August 15, 2011

August Feel Bad For You

Your monthly comp from music bloggers, members of the forum, twitterers, and other jackasses. Once again, I forgot to submit a track. Bad Aimz! Also, check out the main Feel Bad for You page for older comps.

1. The White Soots - If I Go.mp3
Buy (bandcamp): The White Soots (2010)
Submitted By: popa2unes
Comments: Another power trio revival Rock and Roll band trips my wire, The White Soots out of Dayton, Ohio. The band formed in early 2009 with brothers Kyle(Guitar/Vocals) and Kraig Byrum(Drums) and longtime friend Karl Benge(Bass) and began playing in clubs in Dayton under the name Fuzz Hound, which was changed to The White Soots after about one year of playing. They specialize in a bluesy, psychedelic mix of guitar infused rock and roll.

2. Mumford and Sons - Little Lion Man
Sigh No More (2010)
Submitted By: mikeorren
Comments: In honor of all the Leo birthdays (like mine).

3. John Doe - Peggy Sue Got Married
Rave On Buddy Holly (2011)

4. The Goddamn Gallows - Y’all Motherfuckers Need Jesus.mp3
Buy (mp3): 7 Devils (2011)
Submitted by: Adam Sheets

5. Lou Reed - Sick of You
New York (1990)
Submitted By: Brad Kelley
Comments: Matt tells me he’s not familiar with this album. This album is Lou Reed’s masterpiece, in amongst some other amazing records. Choosing one song of off it was difficult, but allowed me the opportunity to listen to the whole thing again. If you, like Matt, have this vague idea that Lou Reed is supposed to be really good but don’t know where to start, the album New York is the place to start. “The ozone layer has no ozone anymore, and you’re going to leave me for the guy next door? I’m sick of you. I’m sick of you.”

6. Willis Alan Ramsey - Satin Sheets
Willis Alan Ramsey (1972)
Submitted By: Truersound
Comments: Loving this guy right now.

7. Richmond Fontaine - Barely Losing
Post to Wire (2004)
Submitted By: Simon
Comments: Very much looking forward to the new Richmond Fontaine album that’s due soon, so in anticipation thought I’d go with one of my favourites from them this month.

8. Jolene - Pensacola.mp3
Buy: In the Gloaming (1998)
Submitted By: philnorman
Comments: The passing of time has only made this record better and their obscurity a shame.

9. The J.B.'s - Pass the Peas.mp3
Buy: The Funk Box (2000, originally recorded 1972)
Submitted By: Gorrck

10. Radio Nationals - Golden
Place You Call Home (2003)
Submitted By: BoogieStudio22
Comments: A Seattle-area band that put out an EP and Full-length in the early 2000s. Just damn good rock ‘n roll with a bit of alt-country and Americana tossed in.

11. Delicate Cutters - Picture of Health
Some Creatures (2011)
Submitted By: TheOtherBrit
Comments: Once again pimping B-ham, this album just came out on Skybucket.

12. James Leg - Drinking Too Much.mp3
Buy: Solitary Pleasure (2011)
Submitted By: Now This Sound Is Brave
Comments: Everyone who is subject to my blabbing on Twitter or Facebook or who has run into me on or has talked to me longer than five minutes knew I was going to get around to submitting this song to FBFY sooner or later. This is, as they say, my jam. John Wesley Myers of Black Diamond Heavies doing his solo thing and covering the Kill Devil Hills – though the song seems tailor-made for Myers. My favorite song off of what will probably be my favorite album of 2011 when it’s all done.

13. John Cunningham - Public Information Song
1998–2002: Homeless Home/Happy Go Unlucky (2010)
Submitted By: Ryan
Comments: A little folky, a bit Beatle-y, a wonderful song from a fellow discovered by Joe Pernice.

14. The Rainmakers - One More Summer
Tornado (1987)
Submitted By: toomuchcountry
Comments: Its hard to believe, but a quarter-century has passed since Kansas City’s The Rainmakers debuted (not including their prior life as Steve, Bob & RIch). And its been14 years since the band went their separate ways. Late last year, however, the band re-formed (with Jeff Porter replacing Steve Phillips), released an album of all new material titled 25 On, toured Norway for several dates plus a couple of homecoming shows in KC Mizzou, and showed they can still rock ( If you ever find yourself in Kansas City on a Wednesday night, be sure to visit The Record Bar where The Rainmakers’ lead singer Bob Walkenhorst and guitarist Jeff Porter have a standing gig. With this steamy, greasy summer we’re enduring, I chose this cut from the band’s second release.

15. JEFF The Brotherhood - Diamond Way
We Are The Champions (2011)
Submitted By: annieTUFF
Comments: I was going to send a song that had a story to go with why I chose it…but last minute changed my mind. Just because I’ve been listening to these guys allllllllllllll day, and they kick ass. So, there.

16. Steve Wynn - Conspiracy of the Heart
Kerosene Man (1990)
Submitted by: Beldo
Comments: A great song from the Dream Syndicate frontman’s debut album. A beautiful duet with Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napolitano.

17. Kent Goolsby - Wide Eyed Son.mp3
From (free download): Wide Eyed Son (2011)
Submitted by: Corey Flegel
Comments: Obviously, I love this record since it’s on our site, you can download Wide Eyed Son in it’s entirety for free at
Aimz's note: Goolsby's EP is bad-ass. You should download it pronto.