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  • Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, February 4, The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto

    7 avr. 2009, 13h07m par Rockstar_Aimz

    Wed 4 Mar – Jason Isbell

    After getting off to a rocky start Wednesday night, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit knocked out some serious rock and blues at their show at the Horseshoe, the only Canadian stop on their current tour. Isbell commented that they barely made the show due to trouble crossing the Canadian border, which was, according to Isbell, "mostly my fault." I can picture Isbell and his southern drawl lipping off to a surly Canadian customs agent, but seriously customs, why do you always give bands such a hard time?

    It appeared to me that the band got little, if any, sound check before launching into Seven-Mile Island from their new self-titled release. But after a few chunky notes, the band quickly found its groove. They played seven or eight tracks from their new release, interspersed with favorites from their 2007 debut, Sirens Of The Ditch, plus many Isbell-penned tracks from his time spent with the Drive-By Truckers.

  • iTunes Survey

    31 août 2008, 19h14m par Scouse Mouse

    Instructions: Open up your iTunes and fill out this survey, no matter how embarrassing the responses might be.

    How many songs total: 2425
    How many hours or days of music: 6.2days

    Most recently played: Respect Yourself - The Staple Singers
    Most played: This Wheel's On Fire -Rick Danko
    Most recently added: Gloomy Sunday - Diamanda Galas

    Sort by song title
    First Song: Abergele Next Time - The Pale Fountains
    Last Song: '97 Bonnie and Clyde -Tori Amos
    Sort by time
    Shortest Song:Loss Adjuster (part1) - Jarvis Cocker 27 seconds
    Longest Song: Sister Ray -The Velvet Underground about 15 minutes too long

    Sort by album
    First album: Abbey Road - The Beatles
    Last album: 50000 Fall Fans Can't Be Wrong - The Fall

    First song that comes up on Shuffle: Don't Think You're The First - The Coral

    Search the following and state how many songs come up:
    Death - 12
    Life - 18
    Love - 103
    Hate - 2
    You - 196
    Sex - 1
  • Tracks You Might Have Missed

    5 jan. 2008, 1h46m par tadmaster

    If this journal entry is showing up on the page of one of your favorite artists, that is because one of your favorite artists is on it (see list below). My apologies to those who knew about this album already, but it seemed awfully isolated and neglected - only 58 listeners! - so I decided to do a little bit of promotion. There are some real gems on here that all of you true fans should know about!

    Nobody's Child: Romanian Angel Appeal is an album compiled by George and Olivia Harrison and released in 1990 to benefit Romanian orphans, in aid of the Romanian Angel Appeal Foundation. All of the songs were previously unreleased, and "Nobody's Child" b/w "This Week" B/W "With a Little Help from my Friends" was released as single.

    Track listing & notable credits:

    1. "Nobody's Child" – The Traveling Wilburys. (For those not in the know, the Wilburys were Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, George Harrison, and Bob Dylan)
  • On this day...

    10 déc. 2006, 13h12m par musica23

    Soul singer Otis Redding died in a plane crash in 1967. His most successful hit, "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay", was recorded just days before his death. Four members of his back-up band, The Bar-Kays, also perished when their plane crashed into the icy waters of Lake Monoma in Madison, Wisconsin. Otis Redding, full of talent and promise, was only 26 years old.


    Multi-talented musician/singer and original member of The Band Rick Danko died of heart failure in 1999. Danko was involved in a serious car crash in 1968 after the recording of The Band's Music From Big Pink and was in traction for months with a broken back. Rick struggled with drug addiction (used in part, he said, to ease the pain from the car crash) and was once arrested for trying to smuggle heroin into Japan. Over the years his health deteriorated as a result of his drug use and he died in his sleep. Rick Danko was 56 years old.
  • December 10th: On this Day

    10 déc. 2006, 12h22m par tenderbranson69

    1999, Rick Danko, guitarist and singer with The Band, died in his sleep aged 57.

    1983, The first 'Now That's What I Call Music' compilation album went to No.1 on the UK album chart.

    1974, Born on this day, Meg White, drums, The White Stripes, (2003 UK No.1 album Elephant).

    1973, The CBGB Club opened in the lower eastside of New York City; it became the home of new bands such as Blondie, Television, Patti Smith and The Ramones.

    1972, Born on this day, Brian Molko, guitar, vocals, Placebo, (1997 UK No. 6 single ‘Nancy Boy’).

    1971, At London's Rainbow Theatre, Frank Zappa was pushed off stage by Trevor Howell. Zappa broke one of his legs and suffered a fractured skull.

    1967, Flying to that night's concert in Madison, the plane carrying Otis Redding and his band crashed at 3.28.pm into icy waters of Lake Monoma near Madison. Redding died in the crash along with The Bar-Kays band members, Jimmy King, Ron Caldwell, Phalin Jones and Carl Cunningham. Trumpet player Ben Cauley was the only person to survive the crash.
  • December 9th: Born on this day

    9 déc. 2006, 14h36m par tenderbranson69

    1969, Born on this day, Jakob Dylan, guitar, vocals, The Wallflowers, (1997 US No.3 album, 'Bringing Down The Horse').

    1968, Born on this day, Brian Bell, Weezer, (1995 UK No.12 single, 'Buddy Holly').

    1958, Born on this day, Nick Seymour, bass, Crowded House, (1992 UK No.7 single 'Weather With You').

    1957, Born on this day, Donny Osmond, singer (1971 US No.1 single with ‘Go Away Little Girl’, a 1972 UK No.1 single with ‘Puppy Love’ plus seven other UK Top 40 singles). As part of The Osmonds he enjoyed a 1971 US No.1 single with ‘One Bad Apple’, and the 1974 UK No.1 single with ‘Love Me For A Reason’.

    1950, Born on this day, Joan Armatrading, singer, songwriter, (1983 UK No.11 single 'Drop The Pilot').

    1944, Born on this day, Neil Innes, vocals, guitar, Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, 1968 UK No.5 single 'I'm The Urban Spaceman'. Composed music for Monty Python's Flying Circus and wrote and performed The Rutles, a TV spoof on The Beatles.