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Saturday, December 24, 2005

HOLIDAY PLAYLISTS

I finally saw Walk the Line and was very satisfied. Some complain that it's more about Johnny Cash the Lover rather than Johnny Cash the Songwriter, but I couldn't disagree more. The scenes depicting Cash's development as a musician and performer existed in an almost entirely different world from his life with June. By including the Elvis / Johnny Cash / Jerry Lee Lewis / Roy Orbison tour c. 1955 into the film's middle act, we get to see how small rock n' roll really was in America before Elvis broke.

I'd say it's totally worth checking out. But Joachim is a bit less shiny than he is in this picture:


While Joachim worked very hard on the shine, he could never get it as bright as Reese Witherspoon's forehead.

Also, the fella what plays Carl Perkins is also excellent, clocking in about three lines of dialogue, including the best two lines in the film:

"That Elvis boy sure likes to talk about poon."

"C'mon, Johnny, take the pills...Elvis takes 'em!"


ESB PLAYLIST 12/23/05

VINCE GUARALDI TRIO - Skating
SIKTRANSIT - Beta Tapes and Christmas
CRASS - Merry Crassmass
THE DAMNED - There Aint No Santa Clause
THE CLAP - Christmas in a Bodybag
FEIST - Lo, A Rose E'er Blooming
VASHTI BUNYAN - Winter is Blue
THE CRYSTALS - Parade of Wooden Soldiers
BABS GONZALEZ - BeBop Santa Claus
JAMES BROWN - Santa Claus Santa Claus
ARCADE FIRE - Christmas EP
LOUDON WAINWRIGHT - Suddenly It's Christmas
LONDON CITADEL BAND - The Spirit of Joy
KURTIS BLOW - Christmas Rappin

ESB PLAYLIST 12/30/05

SAM GOPAL - The Sky is Burning
DOLLY PARTON - Jolene
LENNY BREAU - Indian Love Call
LOUDON WAINWRIGHT - Guru
LEONARD COHEN - Stranger Song
STOMPIN TOM CONNORS - Streets of Toronto
WAYNE MCGHIE AND THE SOUNDS OF JOY - Fire (She Need Water)
LINK WRAY - Soul Train
SCREAMIN JAY HAWKINS - Feast of the Mau Maus
IKE AND TINA TURNER - Contact High
BILL WITHERS - Harlem
THE DIODES - The Shape of Things to Come
THE DIODES - Death in the Suburbs
TEENAGE HEAD - Some Kinda Fun
THE REGULATORS - What's in the City
JOHNNY TERRIEN - Hazzard County
JOHNNY TERRIEN - Blitzkrieg 76
HARRY NILSSON - Jump Into the Fire

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Blogger T. Marxist said...

I'm not here to spam your blog with ads in the guise of vague, meaningless words of praise.

Instead I'm here to thank you for playing 'Hazard County' by Johnny Terrien & the Bad Lieutenants on your January 6th show. Hearing the track after nearly ten years returned me to my years as a misguided teenage 'non-conformist.' I needed that, so thank you very much.

10:53 PM  
Blogger Guy Stevos said...

rock on, mr. t!

1:02 PM  

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