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Saturday Matinee – Old Crow Medicine Show, New Grass Revival & John McEuen

Saturday, 14 December 2013

“Caroline” by the Old Crow Medicine Show reminds me of the NGR. Great pickin’ with great harmonies. So let’s go there.

New Grass Revival with Béla Fleck (circa who knows) playing “Deviation.” That reminds me of the NGDB. So let’s go there. One of my favorite songs by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is “Some of Shelly’s Blues.” Rather than post a vid of the original recording and have you stare at an album cover, here’s a live version by John McEuen:

John McEuen, Nathan McEuen, Scott Gates, Chelsea Williams at the Coffee Gallery, Altadena, California 29 March 2007.

“There’s nothin’ so hard about the life that you’ve led”
is the best line of the whole song, written by Michael Nesmith (yeah, THAT Michael Nesmith. Check this out.)

Have a great weekend, folks. Ignore the snow.

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Saturday Matinee – Маричка, Lucero, Dave Alvin & The Guilty Ones

Saturday, 9 February 2013

“Blaxploitation style soviet funk! Фрагмент из музыкального фильма Софии Ротару – Песня всегда с нами 1975 года.”
Hit teh goggle translate. [via]

Lucero‘s “I Want Your Love.” Ben Nichols & Company rocks at the Memphis  Sun Studios in 2012. Jump to 1:10 for the good stuff. There’s a lot of influences in that song, something for everybody, and it reminded me of The Blasters.

Dave Alvin & The Guilty Ones “Harlan County Line” is pure badass grinding blues, and it’s just what’s needed to wrap up this episode of The Saturday Matinee.

Have a great weekend, folks and don’t sweat the weather. We’re working on it.

Saturday Matinee – How We Do It

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Folks, some of y’all have wondered how and why we choose videos for the Saturday Matinee Posts. Actually no one axed us, but here’s how we do it anyway.

First, we find something odd, like this one.  Then we apply advanced tublication, with links, to create a theme of sorts, and we run with it, like this:

Desert Bus Demo video. Woosk has a description of the game, and here’s a link to a related charitable fundraiser.

So now we’re lookin’ for bus in all the wrong places, and about all we find is The Who’s “Magic Bus,” one video of Roger Daltrey singing the annoying children’s song, and the Bus Boys,  featured here about a year ago.

Instead of a bus song, let’s look for a sub song instead:

Here are the Subdudes. Gris gris gumbo yaya!

Now we’re sittin’ and scratchin’ and still lookin’ for another sub song. Everybody’s already seen Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues” video (including the Weird Al parody) and we find this:

Red Hot Chili Peppers, doing a Dylan/Punk/Funk mashup. Personally, I think it sucks, but it took cojones to do it, and that’s really what it’s all about.

But the theme/thread is not complete without a knot. At this point, we’re gonna take “sub” and drop one letter, leaving the letters U and B, and add the final score of a blowout soccer game.  The knot becomes obvious:

UB40‘s “Rat In The Kitchen” is a brit/reggae classic, and our post is complete.

But to be honest, sometimes we just throw up a bunch of last-minute unrelated videos and pretend that a lot of thought went into it, but you’ll never be able to tell the difference because we’re that good.

Even if you think the video posts are random, they aren’t. Around here there’s a reason for everything, even when there isn’t.

Have a great weekend. –Bunk


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