Friday, August 26, 2011

Gov't Mule, with Grace Potter

Our house has a soft spot for Fleetwood Mac, including this song, "Gold Dust Woman." Really impressive version.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Chantel McGregor - Sloe Gin

One more from Chantel. Literally goose bumps at about 5:15 when she hitches into the solo.

Chantel McGregor - Daydream

Young UK phenom covering Robin Trower. She does some wonderful covers of Jimi Hendrix (following the path of the late blues guy Stevie Ray Vaughn), but nice to see Trower being covered. Girl can play guitar!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Professor Elemental - Fighting Trousers

Victorian-inspired rap, in the form of a letter! Key line: "I . . . don't like your tweed, sir."

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Sam Butler & Clarence Fountain

From a tribute album for John Martyn, "Johnny Boy Would Love This."

Kafka's Resort (Wisconsin)

Traditional circle of cabins by the lake, with a name bearing the weight of modernism.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Charlie Sheen finds a home (sort of) with the Juggalos

The Juggalos are having their annual gathering right now in S. Illinois, somewhere near where I drove through the state today. I passed through a lot of formerly prosperous towns over the last week, and I suppose the founders' hometown (The Insane Clown Posse is from Detroit) is the ultimate in midwest decay. Middle America's outlaws.

TMZ is reporting that Charlie Sheen is their new hero, but I think all this video from yesterday proves is that he's embraced something that is even more out of control than himself. Although he's clearly more popular with this crowd than Tia Tequila was last year -- she fielded some feces during her appearance. It's got to be a D-list kind of gig: it's hot, humid, buggy, and populated by a lot of "not much left to lose."

What I want to know is what crazy form of irony and subversion does the chant of "winning, winning, winning" take here?

Bonus content: Some photos from 2009 by Derek Erdman via boingboing.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011