Monthly Archives: September 2011

Don Mattingly on the 2011 Dodgers

Thanks to Drew and Liesl for the sweet surprise gift.

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WRTC starting your Wednesday right

It brings me great pleasure to learn that the gospel of emergency hydration will be spread to the commuters of the greater Hartford area (and beyond) tomorrow morning. Our early-A.M. anthem “Glass of Water” plays on the Boris Show on WRTC at 9:30. You can listen online here. Or, if you’re in the area, tune in to 89.3 on your FM dial to hear the Egg cut through the real-live airwaves like

– a fat guy on a zipline
– a swiftly thrown Frisbee
– a frickin’ F-16
– a laser pointer directed straight at the word ROCK that was painted on the wall after you passed out
– a boomerang (if you e-mail Boris and tell him to play it again)

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Talk Talk again again

I knew they believed in me. Until I picked this record up at a stoop sale yesterday, however, I did not know that they also do not believe in me. Mark Hollis can be so moody.

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Magnolia Electric Co. could use a hand

I was sorry to read recently that Jason Molina, prolific songwriting leader of Magnolia Electric Co., one of my favorite head-nodding dual-guitar live bands, has been having a lot of health-related troubles over the past couple years. Apparently, and thankfully, he’s on the mend, but the whole ordeal has done a number on his finances. His people, trying to figure out ways to raise some money for him, have put up an excellent live show from 2007 that you can listen to here (the above picture comes from a show I went to at the old Knitting Factory in September 2006; Molina’s on the left, next to the guy who looks like me). If you can contribute a few bucks, you’ll get a download code. Here’s hoping it won’t be too long before Magnolia Electric is back up onstage doing its thing again—this show provides ample evidence that it did its thing extremely well.

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For your weekend late-night jam needs

The Midnight Tempo III playlist, courtesy Motel de Moka. Granted, I’m an unrepentant sucker for Steve Miller and Boz Scaggs, but I’m feelin’ the vibe of this entire set for Friday night.

There haven’t been any posts on Motel de Moka in a while—I hope they’re only taking a breather.

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Egg plan of action, fall 2011

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Thank you, Sweden

Jonas at the Swedish music blog Kentuckyseven (“Why Kentucky? We love the USA. Dearly.”) wrote up Line Line today. Thanks, Jonas. You’ll be our go-to man when the Scandinavian tour materializes.

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The Thunderegg backyard family jamboree

First of all, Saturday is the backyard gig at Jake and Alicia’s. Second of all, Bob Porri has just confirmed that he’ll be able to sit in for some of the Egg set, which starts at 4:00. This party’s already powerful family vibe just got even more powerful, because Bob is Thunderegg Family for real.

The lineup on our new album, Line Line (which you need not be reminded was officially released this week), features Bob on pedal-steel guitar. Those of you who caught us live in the 2005–2007 six-piece edition may remember that Bob on pedal steel was smokin’ as it was, but when he took up the flat pick for six-string duties on “The Envelope Pushes Back,” faces were melted. There was this hot molten layer of hot gooey face all over the floor. In the video below, skip to around the four-minute mark if you don’t believe me.

Bob came into the band because he played with two of Jake’s uncles in three different Hartford bands, dating back to the early seventies. Continue reading

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LINE LINE now available

All right, it’s on. The new Thunderegg album, Line Line, dropped this morning. In fact, it is the only album in the whole world that came out today. You can listen to the entire thing above. If you like it, you can download it, in whole or in part, or you can order the handsome physical CD version here, which will also earn you a free download of the equally new Thunderegg Platinum album.

The first single—which means it’s a free download—is “Glass of Water.” We all know about the glass of water. When you wake up with, as it has been said, a little frost on the windshield, the glass of water by your head, thoughtfully left for you by the you you may not quite remember, is your crystal ball.

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Lambchop, “Give It” (live)

Whoa. Via Captains Dead. Watch the video to “Give It,” live in 2004.

I’ve been spending a lot of time on music blogs lately. I’ve decided to share the stuff that blows my mind. Which this surely does. I hope this is okay, like, webiquette-wise.

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