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The Radiators: Welcome to the Monkey House

Just released. Below is a sample of one of their party pieces “fuck ’em if they can’t take a joke” — a sentiment that seems appropos in light of recent events in the UK. Now in their 40th year here’s a write up commemorating their 20th anniversary. fishhead musicfunkLouisianamusicnew orleansRadiatorsswamp rock

David Egan’s last stand

Our great Southern songwriter lays in a recliner, feet propped up into a blanket that covers legs made thin by a cancer whose patience has worn out. Those legs used to amble around one hell of man — a tall, ruggedly handsome man’s man and raconteur gifted in music and conversation. — full article here.…

Albums of the year

If I were to choose an album of the year it would be Texas, Texas by Deltaphonic (my other recommendations below). Robert Fontenot as usual gets it (first quote) as does Kevin Quinet (second quote): [T]hese 11 tracks work just fine as road trip music for problem drinkers who like to think of themselves as one step ahead of…

Remembering Bobby Charles

It’s been just over five years since Bobby Charles died. Here is his fascinating story on NPR. So many of his songs have resonance for me, a good-natured wistfullness despite the subject matter. “He was so unpretentious and laid-back. On further investigation, you’d find out he wrote all these incredible songs.” In his younger years, Mr.…

Li’l Band O’Gold & Robert Plant

Confirmation of the Plant man’s Louisiana music credibility. As I’ve said all along, Plant is the only superstar from the 60s that never stood still. His music is deeper and richer than ever. More than anywhere, I know where I’d like to be on July 17th. Also check out Li’l Band O’Gold latest and the Fats…