Saturday, January 26, 2008

Things I Like Vol. 42

Ten People/Places/Things That Rock My World:

1) Marah. Like a phoenix from the ashes, baby.

2) "Goodbye Daughters of the Revolution" - New from The Black Crowes. So what if it's another Stones ripoff--it rocks. Plus it's got Luther Dickinson on slide guitar...

3) Brighter Than Creation's Dark - The Drive-By Truckers. Still mining that goth-Skynyrd meets Springsteen vein. And the problem is?

4) On Your Sleeve - Jesse Malin. Expected and unexpected covers that shed new light both on the songs themselves and on the person performing them.

5) Paul McCartney. Staying alive and just trying to be yourself is a lot harder than it looks when you're an ex-Beatle. Plus "I'm Down" is, like, the best two minutes of Richard Penniman ripoff you'll ever hear. Don't believe me? Watch for yourself:

6) Jeff Raspe - DJ extraordinaire.

7) Frankie & Kelly McGrath - Two of the best people you'll ever meet. Thanks for everything.

8) Play it As it Lays - Patti Scialfa. Still one of the most underappreciated women in rock, and a hell of a nice person besides.

9) Convention Hall, Asbury Park NJ - Come see before it morphs into Disneyland.

10) Daniel Wolff. 'Nuff said.

Hero of the Week: CF, for caring enough to tell me things I need to hear, and for putting up with my endless psychodrama. You are a true friend.

Villain of the Week: Gary Mottola, Madison Marquette. For totally misunderstanding Asbury Park's past and thereby fucking up its future. Read a book, dude.

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