Hootenanny 11-14-09






50 Years Ago The Music Died.

Clear Lake Iowa, Lubbock Texas and Sydney Australia, of all places, are all staging celebrations this week  for one of rock ‘n roll’s great performers that sadly, was taken from us way too soon. Actually there were four people killed on that plane in the early morning hours of February 3rd, 1959;  Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, J.P. “Big Bopper” Richardson, and the pilot, Roger Peterson, but Buddy Holly is the one who had the biggest impact on rock ‘n roll music.  There have been movies, musicals, music videos by contemporary artists and many other various tributes to Holly over the years and rightly so.  See, he started out playing country covers and bluegrass tunes, but it wasn’t until he saw Elvis Presley that he turned to rock n roll and only a few short months later he was sharing a stage with the king.  That my friends is a quick rise to stardom and no doubt one of the many reasons he is still relevant today.

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Video: HankIII on LiveDaily

This my friends is some real country music, not the nash-vegas bullshit new country that is so prevalent these days.  This ain’t your momma’s Rascal Flats son, I hope you can handle it.  See you won’t hear Hank3 on terrestrial radio, hell for that matter you rarely hear his grandad, anymore and that’s just a damn shame.

While your at it, why don’t you go sign the petition, lets all work together and get Hank reinstated to the Grand Ole Opry.

You can download MP3’s of this short stripped down set if you like over at LiveDaily or scroll down and check out the videos right here at UFOznbacon.

Though his lineage includes two country music legends, Shelton Hank Williams III , usually referred to as Hank III, prefers to pave his own way. The self-described “hellbilly” melds a touch of grandfather Hank Williams Sr.’s old-fashioned country…read more at LiveDaily

Six Pack Of Beer

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A Little Bit A Smoke &  A Whole Lot A Wine

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Country Heroes

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Led Zepplin without Robert Plant

Zep without Plant

Page’s manager discusses possible tour and album
for Zep mark II
Legendary rock manager Peter Mensch has been
discussing his client Jimmy Page’s plans to reform
Led Zeppelin without Robert Plant.
According to Mensch, Jimmy Page, bassist John
Paul Jones and Jason Bonham – the son of original
Zep drummer John Bonham – look likely to tour,
and there’s even talk of recording an album. more…

Let me just say up front that if they do this and call themselves Led Zepplin its a huge mistake.  They’ll wish they hadn’t because in the long long run all it will do is cheapen the legacy that they built in the time when FM was still cool.  Am I saying that Paige and Jones and Bonham shouldn’t get together, find a singer, and play some new tunes, do some shows?  No, I’d probably pay to see that, I’m just saying don’t try to force the issue and don’t put some poser up there in Robert’s spot.  You can’t fake Zepplin man.

If he doesn’t want to play then I’m sure he has a good reason for it.  That reason might be a little gig he has had going with Alison Krauss, they have an album out called Raising Sand and have done some touring to back it up.  He may be thinking that they don’t have what it takes Continue reading

Internet Archive: Details: Patterson Hood Live at 40 Watt Club on 1998-08-12

Internet Archive: Details: Patterson Hood Live at 40 Watt Club on 1998-08-12.


Watt Club on 1998-08-12  ♦♦♦♦
Patterson Hood
40 Watt Club
Athens, Ga

I was listening to some really good grunge yesterday, Temple Of The Dog to be exact and an acquaintance told me to stop living in the past and then had the nerve to refer to me as “Old Man”.  Fucker, you are only a few short months younger than me remember that!  Anyway I truly don’t know what I would do without tunes and a good variety of them too.  I was pumped to hear Buck Owens and Hank Williams on my way to work this morning.  The other day I had a jones for some Ramones, you just never know what the hell is gonna be blaring out of these speakers. Apparently all of the stuff I have been listening to lately makes me old by some standard still unbeknownst to me. Whatever, all of it is good and it gets me where I’m going if you get my drift.

On with the show. Once again I found a killer Patterson Hood solo show, albeit a short one it’s packed with a lot of the standard fare that you would expect from the frontman of the Drive By Truckers plus a couple of little nuggets that I had not heard before I was pointed to this show. The first surprise is a song entitled Don’t Be In Love Around Me, supposedly its a pseudo attempt at a bluegrass song.  Its just a good song about that little gag reflex you get when you see a couple sharing a lingering intimate moment in public.  The second gem is, well, its a Truckers song but its not Patterson’s song its Mike Cooley’s song only Patterson makes it his, in his own way.  Its good and it was actually the reason I went to go get this show in the first place its called Panties In Your Purse.  As a matter of fact Patterson calls to the audience for requests and someone says Dylan, well there is a line in this song about Dylan and I’m pretty sure that’s the reason he picked it.  Its just a fun spur of the moment thing and it works. My only knock is that I just wish this show was a little longer the taper missed the first song and that’s a bummer but that kind of thing happens from time to time. I’m glad the tapers do what they do and the artists let them.

If you like what you hear you can go to the Archive yourself and download this show in a quite a few different formats.