Monday, November 29, 2010

New Buffalo Tom

Find the premier of the new track, "Arise, Watch," here at Stereogum for a free download.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

CotW 93 -- Death Party

A pretty rough reading of the Gun Club song, Death Party, from the Mercury Lounge last week.

I think I will have some time to add some more new covers and posts in the coming month or so. Check back.

Death Party mp3

Buffalo Tom Updates

Hey, we are gearing up for the new record, called Skins, due out mid-February. We have a new Facebook page, Twitter feed, designer stage wear, hair pieces, and low-profile trusses to keep things in place.

There is a new interview, here, and it contains a preview of a new track from the record.

In other news, this very blog -- yes, this one -- was nominated "Best Music Blog," no, not by the Pulitzer Committee, but by the Boston Music Awards. A friend of mine asked why I had not been plugging it and if I was afraid of self-promotion. Hahahahahahahahaha. You can vote here, if you like. And also see nominees, Tom Janovitz for best folk record with his nom de rock, Sodafrog, and Scott Janovitz for his band, the Russians, in the singer/songwriter category.

More as it comes!

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

CoTW 92 -- Annie

I have been thinking a lot about mortality this year. I am sure many of you have been as well. Starting to see more friends leaving. I have discussed this in this space already, so no need for the site to be a repository of a singular obsession.

And yet, here is a beautiful autumnal song by Ronnie Lane, apparently co-written by Eric Clapton (and Kit Lambert?), from the album Rough Mix that Ronnie recorded in collaboration with Pete Townshend. It is a sleeper gem. Thanks to my buddy, Rick Wells, for handing it to me. I had heard a bit of it back in the 1980s when one ore more friend had it in their collection. But I never picked it up for some reason or another. The greats like Pete and Ronnie put out so much music, so much of it great, it is hard to keep up. When I was a kid, I only had about two decades of rock & roll to catch up with. Now a person starting a band that cares deeply enough has four or more decades to survey. And that is just rock & roll. Never mind all the great jazz, folk, etc. It is all there for you, kids. Go get it.

Annie mp3

I am afraid my recording is not pristine. There is some distortion. Often, I am trying to rush these things in between other commitments such as soccer coaching, day jobbing, Buff Tomming, etc.