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Music Notes

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On June 29, 2019
This was quite the last couple of weeks for music in my world Not only did I get lucky enough to listen to some really great albums for the first time, but I also saw a few outstanding shows. First, I saw my 14th Drive-By Truckers show, at the Cabot Theater in Beverly, Massachusetts. That […]

Music Notes

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On April 7, 2018

I saw my 13th Drive By Truckers show on Monday in State College, Pennsylvania. It was another very fine show. You’d think they would get tired as they age, but it was yet another high energy sho

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American Politics, 2017

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On November 14, 2017
That this blog is a huge fan of the Drive-By Truckers is no secret, but part of the reason is that Patterson Hood is such a great songwriter and summarizer of the dark side of America. Thus, I bring you his interview that includes this description of American politics in 2017: At the same time, […]

The Perilous Night

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On November 9, 2017

Precisely one year ago this very minute, I was trying to comprehend what white people had done to this nation. And trying to comprehend how to teach American history the rest of the semester given wha

Music Notes

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On October 14, 2017

Obviously the major event in music since I last wrote one of these posts was the death of Tom Petty. There is much to say, but I will simply link to this Patterson Hood remembrance, which is really ou

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Music Notes

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On February 18, 2017
We need to talk about the amazing awesomeness of Drive-By Truckers live shows. I saw my 11th show in New York last weekend. It was supposed to be my 12th, but the Boston show the previous Thursday had to be rescheduled because of snow. For all their great albums (and some more just OK, but […]

Drive-By Cuckers

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On August 5, 2016

It really seems inevitable that Drive-By Truckers would evolve into a full-fledged protest band. They always had a major bent toward societal analysis, even if it wasn’t always exactly political

Music Notes

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On March 12, 2016

A few musical items of interest. One of my ten favorite albums of all time is back in print. That is Sonny Sharrock’s Ask the Ages. The great guitar player died soon after making this album, jus

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Memorial Day

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On May 26, 2014
Another Decoration Day, another day to remember the Union crushing southerners committing treason to defend slavery. Two best tweets of this Memorial Day: The creation of Arlington National Cemetery is still one of history's great fuck-you gestures. — Tim Murphy (@timothypmurphy) May 26, 2014 I held my wounded sergeant in my arms. "Fret not," he […]

English Oceans

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On March 22, 2014

If you saw the Drive-by Truckers last night at the House of Blues in Boston, well, consider yourself unlucky enough to have been in my presence. It was a pretty great show as always, although the one

The Southern Thing

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On August 21, 2013

Patterson Hood with a long essay on what has become his lasting statement, as much as he might not always be comfortable with it, the duality of the southern thing, particularly in the context of a So

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