Wednesday, April 26, 2006

We Jam Econo on DVD

Alright, I know I'm a couple of days behind on this, but the good news, even great news, is that We Jam Econo, the wonderful documentary about the Minutemen is coming out on DVD through Plexifilm on June 27. Not only is it coming out on DVD, it is coming out as a deluxe two DVD set stuffed with all kind of mouth-watering extras. For complete information about this release, check out the Plexifilm site.

But I have to list the extras, which, as good as the documentary is, the extras are what has me most excited.

- Feature "We Jam Econo - The Story of the Minutemen" (90min)
- Original music videos for: "This Ain't No Picnic" "Ack Ack Ack Ack" and "King of the Hill"
- 19 Deleted Scenes and Interviews
- Uncut Bard College Interview (56min)
- English Subtitles for the hearing impaired

DISC 2: 62 songs from three live performances:
- The Starwood Los Angeles, CA - November 18th, 1980 (Includes multi-angle feature)
- 9:30 Club Washington, D.C. - 1984
- Acoustic Blowout (Cable Access Show) - Hollywood, CA - 1985
- 16-page booklet with full color photos, flyers, filmmaker notes and liner notes by David Rees, creator of "Get Your War On".

I don't know about you, but I am in a very good mood this morning. Sixty-two live songs? Original music videos? I haven't seen "King of the Hill" since 1984 or something.

All I can say, is you should buy this DVD. Yes, this band could be your life.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Three from Pollard in May

Alright, in typical fashion, Robert Pollard has three new releases on the docket for May 2006.

First up is the Keene Brothers’ Blues and Boogie Shoes, a collaboration with Tommy Keene.

Next is Psycho & the Birds’ All That Is Holy, a collaboration with Todd Tobias who worked on From A Compound Eye and is the second member of the Circus Devils.

Third is the Takeovers’ Turn to Red, his collaboration with Chris Slusarenko, the final bassist from GBV.

One song from each album is available for free download at and release is available for pre-order from Luna Music. For my money, the Keene Brothers sounds great, then the Takeovers and finally, Psycho & the Birds.

Regarding my iPod, I’ve been listening to Johnny Cash all day, Here is what the Man In Black has had to say:

1. “Big River”
2. “Wreck of the Old 97”
3. “I Don’t Know Where I’m Bound”
4. “Starkville City Jail”
5. “The One Rose”
6. “Solitary Man”
7. “One”
8. “Dark As A Dungeon”
9. “Ring of Fire”
10. “Long Black Veil”

Saturday, April 01, 2006

April Fool's Gag?

What if the whole Mighty Morning Show thing is just some sick April Fool's gag? I know it's not, but it if was, it would be legendary. It would put to shame anything Kevin & Bean have done in the past, including the all time most amazing "fight" with Thom Yorke of Radiohead. If you missed that show, you missed amazing radio.

Of course, I stopped listening to Kevin & Bean years ago, when they became to stupid to bare. And from all indications, I will probably be listening to KCRW or Adam Carolla from now on, since Indie has been successively more awful each morning since the firing of Dicky Barrett.

Good radio is hard to come by and, sadly, suits aren't interested in good radio. They are interested in the lowest commom denominator.

But, it would be nice if it was all a horrible April Fool's gag.

"This is the Punk Rock Minute. A-thanks for being in it."