Here’s what’s up on this Day of Our Lord, Friday, June 8, 2007.
In between packing boxes, I’m writing a review of Starline Rhythm Boys‘ latest, Red’s Place. For those of you who aren’t familiar with them, know this: they’re one of the finest Western Swing/Honky-Tonk/Rockabilly acts in the country, if not the world. Great guys, too. Look for it in next week’s Seven Days.
Speaking of 7D, you Vermonters should vote for the 2007 Daysies. Not sure if The Contrarian counts as a "local" blog, but if you felt like giving us props, we certainly wouldn’t mind. Of course, you’ve got your own damn web journals to vote for.
I’ve previously made mention about the soon-to-be-legendary Hank & Dad album. What is H&D, exactly? Picture a cross between Kurtis Blow, Afterschool Specials, child abuse and rainbows. Musically, it features gospel, old-school hip-hop, "Beverly Hills 90210"-style incidental music, Tin Pan Alley, ragtime, smoov jazz, "Doogie Howser MD"-style incidental music, Huey Lewis-style rock and a capella.
Here’s but a taste:
Sure, it might seem like a comedy record. But listen closely, and you’ll hear your own inner child being flame broiled with a side of rancid mayonnaise.