Agree! Big Dan fan here. And however precise they were (not a bad thing, just a style), the one time I saw them (latter day, Becker leaning on a stool) there was plenty of groove and good feeling. And yes, funny, too.
I'm a jazz musician by profession. I know you're not a huge follower of jazz, but much of the way that I have approached my concept of music including the jazz that I love was heavily influenced by my reading of Mystery Train six years ago.
Thanks for this. Being pretty much a Dyer completist, I was very happy to see your take on But Beautiful, it deepened my appreciation and understanding of it. Meantime, a question. For something I'm working on I'm trying to remember what blues musician said, or at least was reported to have said, that, "If you wanna hook 'em, slur 'em a little."
I like this because it reveals the extraordinary narcissm of most current art - whether music, art shows, literature. Like dylan says...there's got to be somewhere out here said the JOKER TO THE THIEF. he during this turbulent warhol sedgwick period found a 5 year hiatus from the death scene you suggest here...a little finger in the dike of his own inability to deal with his demons and his extrordinary poetic prophetic gift from God. I am grateful he prevailed (not just survived)...although he said in EMPIRE BURLESQUE...perhaps I never did it the way you woulda wanted me to/but in the end my dear sweet friend/when I am in the shade/I will remember you/cause there are some people you can never forget even though you only meet them one time or two...or his rewrite in Shadow Kingdom...even to be an hour with you/mortal bliss/they just don't have a clue what it is to be alone with you. Sweet...may our boy from Minnesota keep truckin on to Guthrie's Bound for Glory and he is...truly getting better...the best of the best. God speed.
I’m hosting tonite JoVia Armstrong cajon /effects/composer with Leslie DeShazor electric violin and Anthony Crawford Bass, Brett Farkas on guitar. I put them at the Nobu tho we went to Nola for lunch.