Late night music post

Okay, so there was some mixed reactions to that first Avett Brothers song I posted. Thought maybe they deserved a second go-round. This one’s for all you anti-purists who don’t give a damn if this counts as real bluegrass or not. It’s just bloody good music.

And this is their latest music video:

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    Yutsano says:

    Never apologize, especially to us animals. Snarling jackals and all that.

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    Something for the dance heads – Robyn – Dancing on my own.

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    E.D. Kain says:

    @Yutsano: Hey wait now, this isn’t an apology. I almost dedicated it to all the haters who were putting the Avetts down last time. But I wanted to keep this a thread for lovers. To hell with the haters.

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    Eurotrashpop – Dos Cervezas por favor.

    Warning – contains crimes against fashion and music.

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    Yutsano says:

    @E.D. Kain:

    Okay, so there was some mixed reactions to that first Avett Brothers song I posted.

    Perhaps more of an equivocation than an apology. You know I’m just busting your chops, right?

    To hell with the haters.

    Now you’re getting it. :)

    @Tattoosydney: Nothing will EVER be as bad as the ice cream song. And don’t you DARE.

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    E.D. Kain says:


    You know I’m just busting your chops, right?


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    I really liked their song I and Love and You despite the horribly grammatically-incorrect title.

    @Tattoosydney: You’re just doing this because I won’t tell you who my new favorite music obsession is, right?

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    You’re just doing this because I won’t tell you who my new favorite music obsession is, right?

    Gratuitous cruelty needs no excuse.

    Uncruel – Magnetic Fields – I don’t want to get over you.

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    Yutsano says:

    @asiangrrlMN: Or he’s on the good weed again. Or the bad weed. Or Pedro is tonguing his feet mercilessly and he’s on an endorphin-fueled binge that might as well be THC intoxication. It would be irresponsible not to speculate.

    @E.D. Kain: You do realize you’re officially a night-owler now. I have no idea if the youngest one is responsible for this condition, but welcome to the group. It gets more interesting now anyway. Just ask Anne Laurie. We’ve kept her entertained for hours.

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    I don’t know what you are talking about.

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    @Tattoosydney: Love the Magnetic Fields. Got to see them perform for free.

    @Yutsano: So, you’re telling me that FH#1 has smeared Marmite on his feet? And, if you and FH#1 want to be alone with the new guy, just let me know.

    @Tattoosydney: YOU LIE!

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    Yutsano says:


    And, if you and FH#1 want to be alone with the new guy, just let me know.

    He’s too fresh to get that scarred just yet. Plus, will no one think of the children?

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    Huh. Never heard of this band, but I really like that second song.

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    JGabriel says:

    Holland, 1945 – Neutral Milk Hotel

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    @Yutsano: You will sit down! The gentleman from Washington is correct in sitting down!

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    JGabriel says:

    Black Flowers – Yo La Tengo


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    Yutsano says:


    (Gee this is fun. I may send Weiner a challah in thanks for this!)

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    @JGabriel: I like Yo La Tango. Someone posted another song by them on this here blog many moons ago–it might even have been you.

    @Yutsano: THE GENTLEMAN FROM WASHINGTON IS CORRECT IN SITTING DOWN! SIT DOWN AND ZIP IT! I could do this all day long. Except, I am the gentlewoman from MN, not the good lady from MN.

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    Yutsano says:

    @asiangrrlMN: If you notice, there is an undercurrent of sexism in the terminology they use in the Congress. I’ve heard them say “good lady” before. I agree with you that it should be “gentlewoman”. I can only imagine how Madame Speaker must stick in their crops. NANCY SMASH!!

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    @Yutsano: Really? I’ve heard gentlewoman. Huh. I think it’s funny to be called a gentlewoman. Heh. And, Madame Speaker? Oh yeah. That’s gotta hurt some like Boehner.

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    JGabriel says:

    @asiangrrlMN: Very likely. I’m pretty much the only one who posts them here, AFAIK.

    And speaking of favorite bands, here’s a real oldie:

    Johnny’s Gonna Die (Live, 1981, Board Mix) – The Replacements


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    JGabriel says:

    The Pixies tribute to Luis Bunuel: Debaser

    (Chien!) Andalusia.


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    Batocchio says:

    They’re a good band. The haters can link something they like better in the threads.

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    Yutsano says:

    @JGabriel: I can’t think Andalusia any more without thinking gazpacho and crostini for sopping up the juices. In fact one of these days I’m gonna research what gazpacho was before Europe got tomatoes. Just to say I made it once. Yeah I’m weird like that.

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    JGabriel says:

    Yutsano: Wasn’t it something like garlic, vinegar, & olive oil soup?


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    MikeJ says:

    Andalusia? I’m flying in on a DC-10 tonight….

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    @JGabriel: Your link says something about malformed video, so I quickly shut it.

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    Steeplejack says:


    I do believe I can segue from previous thread.

    Steep + call EMS for resuscitation

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    Something Fabulous says:

    Cleanup in aisle 7– Steepljack collapsed in carpet/champagne puddle downstairs!

    …and crept upstairs before I could post! Sneaky.

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    Yutsano says:

    @JGabriel: And bread, but yeah, it was a very basic mash. I think there may have been veggies in there too. IANACA, so take that information with whatever weight you decide. And bonus points if you figure out the acronym!

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    @Steeplejack: Wait! It was you who posted Yo La Tango before with this exact song when we were comparing different versions!

    @Something Fabulous: That Steepman is fast–even when he’s soused.

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    Something Fabulous says:

    I Am Not A Chef Andalusian?

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    JGabriel says:

    @asiangrrlMN: Hmm, so it does. Looks like the last letter got cut off when I copied the link.

    Try this:

    Debaser – The Pixies


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    Yutsano says:

    @Something Fabulous: Think where chefs are trained that will give you the C. The A is Temperance Brennan. You should be able to grok the rest from there. And if I were ten years younger I’d be studying to be one right now.

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    Jebediah says:

    God I miss the mats.

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    @JGabriel: Ta. What a strange, intriguing song.

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    Steeplejack says:


    Gotta say I love that whole third-person thing of “The honorable gentleman will fuck off! Yes, he will!” If only all Balloon Juice business could be conducted in that manner.

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    JGabriel says:

    Looks like I’ve started an Andalus[c]ia theme here.

    May as well build on it:

    Andalucia (from Paris 1919) – John Cale

    Andalucia, when will I see ya?
    It’s snowing out again …

    (I guess it builds on the Yo La Tengo theme too, since they do a cover version.)


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    Something Fabulous says:

    All right, y’all, think this is where I pack it in. Bedtime drink with book: Jack on rocks, or last of the wine? (You seem like the right crowd to ask…)

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    JGabriel says:


    God I miss the mats.

    [Sighs] Don’t we all?


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    @Steeplejack: “The honorable O-bot from Tennessee will DIAF!” “The gentlefirebagger from California will bite me in the ass!” That would be awesome. Man, you are cracking me up with your shag carpeting.

    @Something Fabulous: Jack–hands down. No contest. That’s all she wrote.

    @JGabriel: YOU LIE! The gentleman from New York is correct in sitting down!

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Something Fabulous:

    Jack on rocks. Wine is for starters.

    [Pitches face forward into blank space where shag carpeting has been removed because of previous “incident.”]

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    Steeplejack says:


    “The honorable O-bot from Tennessee will DIAF!” “The gentlefirebagger from California will bite me in the ass!” That would be awesome.

    LOLOLOLOL! You are en fuego tonight.

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    Steeplejack says:


    In fact one of these days I’m gonna research what gazpacho was before Europe got tomatoes.

    I think it was onions and dirt. Pretty sure. I think Alton Brown did an episode on this.

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    JGabriel says:


    IANACA … bonus points if you figure out the acronym!

    I Am Not A Chef Andalusian?


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    Something Fabulous says:


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    @Steeplejack: And I’m not even + anything!

    @Something Fabulous: OK, that’s funny as hell.

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    JGabriel says:

    @asiangrrlMN: Did everyone miss Something Fabulous’s description: … last of the wine?

    Obviously, it should be drunk NOW. The Jack will keep; the wine might not.


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    Something Fabulous says:

    @JGabriel: Aha! Good point. {trots obediently to kitchen…}

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    @JGabriel: I missed that part. OK. New solution. Finish up the last of the wine and follow it with a chaser of Jack. Problem solved!

    @Something Fabulous: Come back and see MY fabulous point!

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    Yutsano says:

    @Steeplejack: Heh. You said shag.

    And now for something completely different before I crash: There are bad days, and then there are bad days. Considering how very little these guys ever screw up, especially in public, this was a big oof.

    And on that note, I go sleep now.

    BTW cuz y’all won’t let me rest before I tell you, it’s culinary anthropologist. Steep you shoulda known that one man. I’ll blame the booze.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Something Fabulous:

    Mr. Chairman, the Steepleperson is lying down. I demand a quorum count! Hcck, skznk, zzz . . . Mmm, go-go dancers . . . I can touch? No? Okay.

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    Something Fabulous says:

    @asiangrrlMN: Clearly you are psychic! Was just a tiny little sip of wine left– came back to pout. {trots obediently back to kitchen to rinse glass and start over…}

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    @Yutsano: Um…how about a time count? I guess I’ll just have to watch the whole thing. Night! I gotta say, the lead guy was fondling the rifle awfully sexily. Saw it. That was one big cock-up.

    @Steeplejack: Mr. Chairman, the Steepman is incorrect in passing out on the Senate floor! He is incorrect! He is not to touch the go-go dancers or the Rahm doll! The gentleman form NoVA needs to sober the fuck up!

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    JGabriel says:


    Come back and see MY fabulous point!

    You misspelled pr0n.


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    Steeplejack says:


    The representative from Steepleton-supra-Mare would like it entered into the record that in the previously cited video the two chicks on the tower to the right are awesome, particularly the lefter-most of those two. The two on the left don’t know what the fuck they’re doing.

    That is all. I yield the floor, Mr. Chairman.

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    JGabriel says:


    the two chicks on the tower to the right are awesome

    As is the bass player who apparently said to himself, “Fuck the coat and tie, I’m wearin’ this bitchin’ plaid shirt Mom picked up at Sears!”


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    @JGabriel: I always get point and pr0n mixed up!

    @Steeplejack: Mr. Chairman, the gentlewoman from Minnesota would like to posit that the Steepman be removed from the floor (literally) and that gentleman Alan Rickman bearing chocolates and pizza should take his place henceforth. I yield the floor, Mr. Chairman.

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    Something Fabulous says:

    Jack it is!

    …Hello? Did NancySMASH? Where did the quorum go?…


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    JGabriel says:


    BTW cuz y’all won’t let me rest before I tell you, it’s culinary anthropologist.



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    @Something Fabulous: Wait, huh? I thought you were following JGabriel’s fine pr0n point and finishing the wine? And, no quorum. Everyone went to go play with their two dildoes and a wetsuit.

    @Something Fabulous: You will have to pry Alan Rickman from my cold, dead fingers if I ever get my hands on him. No way in hell am I yielding him for anything!

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    Steeplejack says:


    “Fuck the coat and tie, I’m wearin’ this bitchin’ plaid Madras shirt Mom picked up at Sears!”

    Apparently you are unaware of the Madras pattern traditions and how far they could take you in the mid-’60s.

    Don’t even get me started about paisley.

    ETA: And dude can play. Bass eruption at 0:45 is teh awesome.

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    JGabriel says:

    @Steeplejack: While we’re going back to the sixties, and while we’ve got John Cale in the mix, let’s add a little of both:

    Heroin – Velvet Underground

    Possible the most awesome, skronkiest, violin solo in the history of rock music, even after 43 years.


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    Steeplejack says:


    If Rickman shows up the gentlewoman from MN will be yielding more than the floor, wink, wink, nudge, nudge.

    Point of order! Point of order!

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    JGabriel says:


    Apparently you are unaware of the Madras pattern traditions and how far they could take you in the mid-’60s.

    You are right: madras is funnier. It didn’t occur to me ’cause I usually associate madras with late ’70s / early ’80s preppy shorts.


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    Something Fabulous says:

    all right then gentlepersons, I am off as well. Jack (Daniels, not Steeple) and I wish you a hearty good morning!

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    @Steeplejack: I’ll take Alan Rickman’s point of order any time! The gentlewoman from MN will not refrain from laying hands on Mr. Rickman! The gentlewoman from MN is correct in seducing him on the Senate floor!

    @Something Fabulous: Night/morning! And you made your self-imposed deadline by twenty minutes.

    @Steeplejack: You are killing me, Steepman! You would be an awesome congressperson!

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    Steeplejack says:


    And these traditions do not die out. Mr. Chairman, I would like to recognize some skanky dudes from Scandinavia.

    The gentleman will yield to the purple Swedish drumsticks! He is correct to yield! He will yield. That is all.

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    stuckinred says:

    @asiangrrlMN: Looks like big storms in your parts?

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    Steeplejack says:


    Ooh, that is nice. The representative from Steeplevania yields the floor to the shag carpeting clogging his nasal passages.

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    JGabriel says:

    @Steeplejack: Hey! Those skanky Scandinavians stole that riff from:

    The Lyres – (I Wanna) Help You Ann

    Who, admittedly, probably stole it from The Zombies or ? and the Mysterians or some other 60s psychedelic band.


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    MikeJ says:

    Ok, back inside to grab a sweater, and probably to wait another half hour before shooting again.

    I’ve seen a few good meteors, but only have faint traces of lesser ones in the camera. Doesn’t matter where you point it, the good ones are somewhere else. Which is much like my dating life, but I digress.

    I do have a pic that looks like a super impressive meteor if you didn’t know a de Havilland Dash 8 flew over.

    Anyway, I’ll shoot more in a bit. Still 3 hours til sunrise.

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    @stuckinred: YES! I’m loving it. I love storms. There’s something cleansing about a hard rain.

    @MikeJ: Wait, you’re actually seeing them? I may have to run out and check again before going to bed. #looks around for a shirt#.

    On that note, I’m retiring for the night/morning. I’m going to try to be intertoobz free tomor–uh, later today, so y’all try not to have too much fun without me. Now watch, Cole will post a bajillion pics of Tunchie.

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    MikeJ says:

    On that castaways video some youtube commenter talks about the Gretsch guitar when he is clearly playing a Ric. Grrr.

    Ok MikeJ, don’t pay attention to youtube comments…

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    Steeplejack says:


    Amen, bro’. Why is it that YouTube commenters as a group seem remarkably retarded out of it? I can’t remember one case where a comment added anything to the video.

    Okay, they’re wheeling up the gurney to take me to the emergency room to have this shag carpet removed from my bronchial system, but someone above did mention ? and the Mysterians. A song for the ages. And, for the hat trick, here’s Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs. (If only someone at DOD had studied this video in depth before we invaded Iraq. Just sayin’.)

    ETA: I mean, triangular inlays on the fretboard? It screams Rickenbacker.

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    Steeplejack says:


    Can’t believe I stayed up until sun-up. What’s that all about? But this one EMT is kind of cute. Maybe I can get her to give me mouth-to-mouth on the way to the emergency room. Over and out.

    The gentleman from Steeptonia yields the floor, and everything else.

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    stuckinred says:

    @Steeplejack: Over and out is improper radio procedure. It’s either over or out.

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    Looks like big storms in your parts?

    I read “pants” there and tea came out my nose.

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    JGabriel says:


    Can’t believe I stayed up until sun-up.


    Wake Up! – Arcade Fire


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    JGabriel says:

    @roshan: Yeah, Horrigan screwed up. Not that I disagree with him, but if you’re a politician in the public eye, even if that public is only local, then you prolly shouldn’t post on your Facebook page as if you were a Balloon Juice commenter.

    I mean, just bring it here and use a fucking pseudonym, dude.


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    bago says:

    Anyone like them some Michael Mann crime noir movies?

    Chek out the demo for Kayne and Lynch 2. It plays like the heist in HEAT, with the camera going out of focus as you run and everything.

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    roshan says:

    Ha, the worst part is that all her crimes towards humanity would be overlooked, now that she has been explicitly wished in public to be knocked off by a DEMOCRAT.
    Never mind the now normal random hit the likeness of the messiah fair-games popping up at regular frequency.

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    Toast says:

    These guys get my vote for Most Musically Uninteresting Act of 2010.

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    matoko_chan says:

    hmmm…..based on your music tastes, you are a MUCH better fit for this blog than i am.
    Bluegrass male McMegan fits right in.

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    johnb says:

    @Batocchio: megafaun (who i mentioned in the other thread):

    impressions of the past

    and them singing with one of other favorite singers in NC, christy smith on “longest day” live at the duke gardens

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    XE says:

    Oh, so they’re country Coldplay.

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    russell says:

    That second song made me think of this right here.

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    Bender says:

    The Love Language are kind of Avett-Lite. Check out a catchy one called “Heart To Tell.” Their month-old record is streaming at their site, and it sounds good.

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    matoko_chan says:

    juicers……how can you lissen to this soporific pablum when there is fresh pumpkins?

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    worn says:


    This one’s for all you anti-purists who don’t give a damn if this counts as real bluegrass or not.

    There are not any more boring, tenditious individuals as the sort of people who get hung up on this kind of notion. Out here in Portland I (among others) am fond of calling them genre Nazis. As in, for example: the ‘old time’ players who will give you the stink eye if a minor third makes an appearance, even if fleeting, within a major chord tonality. Hell, I once had some bluegrassers actually stop playing and inquire what I thought I was doing when throwing in a little closed position ‘sock chord’ rhthym instead of sticking to the big ringing open G* that so predominates their chosen genre.

    Song’s in A? Capo 2!

    *some folks will know the beast I’m speaking of: the one that has a D on the B string, making the chord essentially a big layer cake of stacked 5ths, the harmonic equivalent of cotton candy…

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