Monday, January 10, 2011

TL/RX "Bottled In Cork"

In making my year end list of Top 25 albums of 2010 I've tried to find a link to YouTube videos of each stand-out track. This video for Ted Leo & the Pharmacists' "Bottled In Cork" from the excellent The Brutalist Bricks is simply too good to just leave as a link. The message is an important one: if you stop believing in the power of punk, you will die. Words to live by.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Justin Townes Earle on Letterman

I really meant to stay up to watch this last night but I fell asleep during a commercial break. This is easily one of the better musical appearances I've seen on any late night show, with Jason Isbell (another favorite of mine) backing Justin up on guitar and even Paul Shaffer on keyboards. I'm extra excited to see JTE next month at the High Noon Saloon. Harlem River Blues figures to make my end of year top 25 - I'll get that up sometime soon.