just watch the damn thing!
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just watch the damn thing!
Just some random tidbits here:
- Last Rites of Ransom Pride (outdated and non-representative of the real movie) trailer is now online and viewable, this is the movie that stars Kris Kristofferson, Dwight Yoakam, and script by Ray Wylie Hubbard (more info on the site) EDIT: According to Judy Hubbard this is not the trailer for the movie, rather a scene that was shot last year to drum up support for the movie. The real movie is set to debut at this year’s Toronto Film Festival in September. More info here. Here’s to hoping an official trailer comes out soon.
- Todd Snider divulged in a recent interview with Paste that he is working on a book based on his infamous stories. Said he gave the writer Dennis Cook a copy of the Moondawg’s Tavern boot, a few phone numbers, and told him to find the “real story”. Book is going to be called “Almost Everything I Say Is True“
- Chris Knight announced The Trailer Tapes II will be released this September, but….BUT!…you can pre-order now and get an immediate download & get the physical CD in the mail (some have already gotten their’s, and early reviews are that this thing is as good as the first Trailer Tapes)
- Good news for you Backsliders fans out there. Chip Robinson (lead singer of The Backsliders) has a new one coming out in November on Red River Records called Mylow, which can also be pre-ordered and they will feature custom packaging, signature, and early shipment
Well there’s a lot of stuff to talk about here. First off, that Ribbonpigeon album from the last post, well they emailed me to let me know that they just changed their name to The Only Sons and are working with a label for a distribution deal with that album and the one prior. Can’t wait for that.
How about some Todd Snider news? Todd’s new album The Excitement Plan is now available for pre-order. Due out on June 6, the $40 dollar deluxe pre-order box set features some cool items. Like each set will be signed and numbered by Todd (limited to 500), a DVD of the Peace Queer movie, a bonus disc of songs, 3 stickers, and even a Todd Snider flag! Pretty sweet.
Now on to Scott Miller. Those of you like myself who got the Appalachian Refugee demo CD AND pre-ordered the new album back in december (or was it november?) may have noticed a glaring omission from the album…..that omission was the sublime song Appalachian Refugee. Well Scott has heeded his fans call and decided to include the song on the street version of the album (due out Next Tuesday). Now here is the cool part, since the folks who pre-ordered the album did not get this track, he made it available for download on his site. This is a highly recommended download. Also while you are there check out his new site, he finally updated it to reflect the computer age
Wrinkle Neck Mules….I know there are a few fans of them out there . Well good news as they have recorded over 30 songs and are thinking of releasing possibly a double album or some kind of box set sometime this year. Read about it here.
Some odds and ends. The new Steve Earle album kicks all kinds of ass, The Steeldrivers are in the studio working on their followup, Magnolia Electric Co. have a 7″ EP coming out April 18th featuring 4 unreleased songs, and Jimbo Mathus just put out a new album called Jimmy The Kid that is somehow impossible to buy but you can listen to samples on his myspace page.
Well hell, I’ve had this one ready to go for about 2 weeks now but haven’t had a chance to sit down at a computer and post it. I could have swore actually that I had posted it sometime in the past….but I’ll be damned, I hadn’t. So here it is. This is probably the most interesting Todd rarity thing I have. Imagine if you will if Todd’s main sources of inspiration were not Kristofferson & Prine, but instead Waylon & Hank Jr. That would give you a pretty good idea of what to expect here. Some really good stuff here, though you can tell it’s demo quality. Also a few hiccups here and there that I hope don’t bother you guys too bad cause this is the best version I got. Highlight on here is the ode to the princess of country music Emmylou Harris….titled of course Emmylou….where Snider belts out “I hope them angels sing as good as Emmylou”.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again….this is potentially the greatest bootleg of all time, and certainly the best thing to ever grace the pages of this site. Had a request for this so it’s about time I re-upped it. This thing is phenomenal….if your not already a Todd Snider fan then just listen to this. If this doesn’t capture your fancy, then i don’t know what the hell you’re doing here.
MP3 @ 192
Todd Snider – Moondawg’s Tavern Disc 2
Todd Snider – Moondawg’s Tavern Disc 3
Todd Snider – Moondawg’s Tavern Disc 4
Todd Snider – Moondawg’s Tavern Disc 5
Couldn’t find much info on this one here. Near as I can tell, it was recorded sometime between “Step Right Up” and “Viva Satelite”. That would put it in the 1997 time frame. Makes a nice little linker between the two albums. If you dig old Todd, this is right up your alley.