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Even If I Don’t

New from Rachael Yamagata:

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The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams

I’ve been on a bit of an Americana/Roots kick lately.  So when I heard one of the songs off of this album on KCRW recently I had to look it up.

The album comes from lyrics found in four notebooks found in a briefcase with him when he was found dead in his Cadillac on New Year’s Day 1953.  They’ve been stored in a vault at his record company (and its successive owners) ever since.

In the mid-70s, his son Hank Williams Jr. recorded some songs based on the lyrics found, however by and large the lyrics had remained in storage.  Under the guidance of Bob Dylan, 12 artists have taken these unfinished lyrics and created songs from them.

I’m loving this album (despite its inherent sadness and loneliness).

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SuperHeavy: Miracle Worker

The first single from the forthcoming album from the super group SuperHeavy (Damian Marley, Dave Stewart, Mick Jagger, A.R. Rahman and Joss Stone).  Looking forward to hearing more from this album, but this is a pretty decent start.

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The David Mayfield Parade

One of my favorite bands (The Avett Brothers) had a show in Temecula last Saturday.  We made a bit of an adventure of the trip, heading down from LA in time to get some wine tasting in (+1 brewery).  One of the big surprises was the opening act for The Avett’s, The David Mayfield Parade.

The official video gives you a little idea of his showmanship…live…he was a blast.  For some of my friends, imagine me on stage dancing (say from 80s night heyday or the Goodfoot) playing and singing bluegrass.  Or for those that don’t know me well, just imagine Zach Galifianakis playing and singing bluegrass.
(Oh and yes, he’s Jessica Lea Mayfield’s older brother)

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Breath of Love

David Mayfield and Seth Avett perform David’s song Breath of Love backstage before a show.

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don’t you cherish me to sleep

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James Vincent McMorrow

A lovely song recorded in a house by the sea (in Ireland) 01 If I Had a Boat by jamesvmcmorrow

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lovin’ you…

reposted from rocro

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White Blank Page

tell me now…

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We Wish You A Merry Christmas


(and yes…I actually own this album on vinyl from back when I was a kid)

The priest at my church has been telling us about how he hasn’t been able to get into the Advent spirit this year (for those not up on churchspeak…Advent is the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas that marks the beginning of the church calendar).  I’ve been right there with a similar sentiment this year.

My holiday plans of course were thrown upside down with the breakup right before Thanksgiving.  I ended up at my parents house for Thanksgiving instead of my original plans to spend the long weekend in Portland.  Because of that unexpected trip though, I’ve decided not to go home to Oregon for Christmas.  This will be the first year since I moved down to LA that I won’t be going home for Christmas (though it was also the first year I was home for Thanksgiving).

As for my plans for Christmas now…I’ve got an invite to go over to play video games and hang out in the afternoon on Christmas day from one of my friends.  Other than that, my Christmas and New Year’s plans are open.  I did cancel my vacation request for the week between Christmas and New Year’s though.  Figured I’d save those hours for an actual vacation sometime later. 

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