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Old 02-22-2010, 04:56 PM   #241 (permalink)
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lol.... Now thats funny. Reminds me of a while back I had a buddy that said he thought Molly Hatchet was hot. Classic.
One time when i was like 12 itold people i was goin to marry jethro tull
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Old 02-23-2010, 12:12 PM   #242 (permalink)
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One time when i was like 12 itold people i was goin to marry jethro tull
That would be a hell of a wedding. I now pronounce you, and you, and you, men and bride, you may all kiss the bride. It's funny how people remember embarrassing things better than anything else. Once when I was 11 or so, my friends and I kept forcing each other to talk to a pretty girl at our school. Well, it came my turn, and, you know, instead of letting me walk up to her and stammering, like a normal smitten 11 year old, 6 or 7 of them grabbed me and damn near threw me on top of her. Literally. Naturally, it's hard to look suave in such a situation, so we both just blushed, and ran away. Anyway, has anyone listened to Joe Buck? The guitarist from Th' Legendary Shack Shakers has gone solo. Reminds me a lot of Scott Biram, and his dirty old one man band.(another musical act I highly recommend checking out.

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Old 03-02-2010, 06:42 AM   #243 (permalink)
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I just discovered this forum, and this group in particular. Stumbled on it through a Google search for "dark americana". I'm a long time alt.country fan: Kathleen Edwards, Buddy Miller, Whiskeytown, Lucinda Williams etc but I'm loving this much darker genre. I've been listening to a lot of the stuff on LoathsomePetes excellent blog. Anyway, just wanted to say hello - dont have much to contibute yet.

I'm sitting in my office rockin along to the Boots and Skulls by The Interpestuals on my Ipod - lovin' it!
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Old 03-03-2010, 01:10 AM   #244 (permalink)
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Hello children, everyone playing nice? What's new to your ears that I should know about?
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:36 PM   #245 (permalink)
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Hello children, everyone playing nice? What's new to your ears that I should know about?

Kill Devil Hills, Hetten Des, Christian Death(not country), Danzig(not country),Lonesome Wyatt And Rachel Brooke, Lilium, Nick Cave, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Pogues, William Elliot Whitmore, Southern Drinkstruction(southern, but definitely not country), Unknown Hinson, Swans, Sons of Perdition, Rykarda Parasol, and Reverend Glasseye.
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Old 03-08-2010, 01:06 PM   #246 (permalink)
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Hello, I found this thread via a google search looking for more info on bands last.fm has recommended to me

I have currently grown to love

Those Poor Bastards
Hank III
Hank Williams Sr.
Scott H. Biram
Steve Von Till
Scott Kelly
Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter
Jerry Reed
Roger Miller
O'Death
Michael Gira
Nick Cave
Hank Ray
Johnny Cash
GG Allin "Carnival of Excess" His only "country" album
Charlie Parr
Rykarda Parasol
Devendra Banhart
Ghoultown
Dax Riggs
Jay Munly
Wayne Han****

Not all these are bands/artists who fit the threads specifics, but the fit they same mood IMHO...

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Old 03-08-2010, 04:33 PM   #247 (permalink)
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I have only skimmed this thread, because I have wayyyyy too much music on my list right now to explore, but things that have immediately stuck out at me and grabbed me are:

The Interpestuals-I love these guys so much. They're soft, slow, and dark. It's a shame they only have one album, but maybe its all for the better.
Elliott Brood-I basically like every track I have listened to by these guys. His voice might not be melodic, but hell it sounds good with the music.

I've downloaded a bunch more, and have lots more on my to do list, but haven't gotten around to listening to it yet. But anyone who can should listen to the two I mentioned above, if Loathesome_Pete hasn't convinced you yet.
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:51 AM   #248 (permalink)
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Hey Pete, Not much going on in your blog? What's up? It's been a month since you last posted on that thing.
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:45 AM   #249 (permalink)
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My tardiness in updates has many contributing factors.

1.) I've been busy with school and work the past few months.

2.) I started my own website which I've been trying to update at least three times a week.

3.) I was contacted from an actual Gothic Country musician who while praising my blog, wasn't that happy with my free downloads. This kind of shook some preconceived notion I had in my mind that I use to tell myself to assuage the guilt on not legally obtaining the music. I sort of looked at this and though, oh well if he's paying attention then who's to say someone else isn't?

4.) Not all the albums I have a really good... I mean it's kind of a tough call because as with any genre 80% of it is crap and the task becomes wading through it to find the 20% that's worth a damn. I think in my quest to become sort of a guru in the genre (and keep this thread floating) I just collected everything I could find, ignoring the fact that some of it was just not that great.

5.) I didn't really feel like anybody was actually reading my write ups so I chose to just add essential album info but then it felt like I wasn't doing the artist or myself any good because I wasn't critiquing the music for them and I wasn't improving my writing abilities.

I think I'm going to do a hard boot on my blog, completely start over (again) and this time not offer any free downloads on my blog without request. I'm probably going to start contacting the record companies (or bands) and ask their permission to post links to various sites to legally procure their music. Essentially I want to become a professional, and while I still highly believe in free music, I also know that the day when everything is free and record executives are toiling in the acid mines are eras away.
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:30 PM   #250 (permalink)
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My tardiness in updates has many contributing factors.

1.) I've been busy with school and work the past few months.

2.) I started my own website which I've been trying to update at least three times a week.

3.) I was contacted from an actual Gothic Country musician who while praising my blog, wasn't that happy with my free downloads. This kind of shook some preconceived notion I had in my mind that I use to tell myself to assuage the guilt on not legally obtaining the music. I sort of looked at this and though, oh well if he's paying attention then who's to say someone else isn't?

4.) Not all the albums I have a really good... I mean it's kind of a tough call because as with any genre 80% of it is crap and the task becomes wading through it to find the 20% that's worth a damn. I think in my quest to become sort of a guru in the genre (and keep this thread floating) I just collected everything I could find, ignoring the fact that some of it was just not that great.

5.) I didn't really feel like anybody was actually reading my write ups so I chose to just add essential album info but then it felt like I wasn't doing the artist or myself any good because I wasn't critiquing the music for them and I wasn't improving my writing abilities.

I think I'm going to do a hard boot on my blog, completely start over (again) and this time not offer any free downloads on my blog without request. I'm probably going to start contacting the record companies (or bands) and ask their permission to post links to various sites to legally procure their music. Essentially I want to become a professional, and while I still highly believe in free music, I also know that the day when everything is free and record executives are toiling in the acid mines are eras away.
I don't blame you.

I recently purchased Rodatentia "Dark Roots Music: Vol. II-IV" and was very disappointed with the quality of songwriting as well as musicianship within the bands.

I think the problem with most of the artists in this genre is:

a) they try too hard to be in this genre
b) they think as long as there is americana instruments, it will be accepted
c) they think "weird" vocals are a shoe-in and make up for lack of creativity
d) they try to be too much like 16HP, SCAC or Waits

I for one am a believer in free music also. I believe that more artists should embrace this as well. My old band gained more fans through giving away music than playing out and they all would've bought an album (with cover and art and such) if we stayed together and produced one.

I hope this genre doesn't die out, although, with the rise of the more cabaret/baraque styles emerging and rock basically dying, I feel gothic americana will remain the strange kid down the block with no friends but the flys swirling around the junk heap.

Not to mention, some of my favorites (Wovenhand & Jesse Sykes mostly) are moving into a more psychedelic sound than americana. It is what it is. As long as they produce good tunes and don't get all happy on my ass, that's fine.

The world needs sadness and dark themes. We laugh at too many things, thus, ignoring the long-term affects of such an attitude.

So, bring the sadness back in...
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