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Tiger" by Via Tania
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Leather Tassels" by
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ATWOOD - "A Toiler's Weird Odyssey of Deliverance" -AVAILABLE
NOW FOR KINDLE (INCLUDING KINDLE COMPUTER APPS) FROM
CCJ Publisher Rick Alan Rice dissects
the building of America in a trilogy of novels
collectively calledATWOOD. Book One explores
the development of the American West through the
lens of public policy, land planning, municipal
development, and governance as it played out in one
of the new counties of Kansas in the latter half of
the 19th Century. The novel focuses on the religious
and cultural traditions that imbued the American
Midwest with a special character that continues to
have a profound effect on American politics to this
day. Book One creates an understanding about
America's cultural foundations that is further
explored in books two and three that further trace
the historical-cultural-spiritual development of one
isolated county on the Great Plains that stands as
an icon in the development of a certain brand of
American character. That's the serious stuff viewed
from high altitude. The story itself gets down and
dirty with the supernatural, which in ATWOOD
- A Toiler's Weird Odyssey of Deliveranceis the
outfall of misfires in human interactions, from the
monumental to the sublime. The
book features the epic poem "The
well as artwork by New Mexico artist Richard
Meets Larry McMurtry
I am offering another
novel through Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing service.
Cooksin is the story of a criminal syndicate that sets its
sights on a ranching/farming community in Weld County, Colorado,
1950. The perpetrators of the criminal enterprise steal farm
equipment, slaughter cattle, and rob the personal property of
individuals whose assets have been inventoried in advance and
distributed through a vast system of illegal commerce.
It is a ripping good yarn, filled
with suspense and intrigue. This was designed intentionally to
pay homage to the type of creative works being produced in 1950,
when the story is set. Richard Padilla
has done his usually brilliant work in capturing the look and feel of
a certain type of crime fiction being produced in that era. The
whole thing has the feel of those black & white films you see on
Turner Movie Classics, and the writing will remind you a little
of Elmore Leonard, whose earliest works were westerns.
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If you have not explored the books
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division you would do yourself a favor to do so. You
will find classic literature there, as well as tons
of privately published books of every kind. A lot of
it is awful, like a lot of traditionally published
books are awful, but some are truly classics. You
can get the entire collection of Shakespeare's works
for two bucks.
You do not need to buy a Kindle to
take advantage of this low-cost library. Use
this link to go to an Amazon.com page from which you
can download for free a Kindle App for
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Amazon is the largest,
but far from the only digital publisher. You can
find similar treasure troves atNOOK
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in 2005, ARCADE FIRE was
labeled "Canada's Most Intriguing Rock Band" in a cover story on the
Canadian edition of Time Magazine. Time has a long history of
prognostication where pop culture is concerned, the home edition's early
endorsement of Bruce Springsteen coming to mind. On the eve of the release of
Arcade Fire's self-produced second album, it will be interesting to see if the
promise of their debut has legs.
Fire is intriguing, as odd as it may seem to use such an adjective to
describe a rock band. Is Arcade Fire part of some grand scheme to effect some
major change in...something? Probably not, but there is a richness in their
sound that makes critics squirt pudding, which may feel world changing.
band plays deceptively simple, mid-tempo pulsation rock, sweetened with violin
and synth, infused with a touch of traditional music, often through the
accordion. That would all be interesting, maybe less than intriguing, but
the sound is elevated by ultra-confident arrangements and the ultra-appealing
voices of the husband-wife team of Win Butler and Régine Chassagne. There
is additional potency in the feeling one gets that every player in the band -
and Arcade Fire will post up a football team worth of musicians - is
collaborating in an organic way. There is nothing canned about this band, it's
all fresh and highly competent.
cast of players includes Richard Reed
Parry, Tim Kingsbury, Sarah Neufeld, Jeremy Gara and Win's little brother Will
Butler. Of that lineup, Parry and Neufeld are also principal players in
Montreal's exotic The Bell
Orchestre (also featured on this page), a real testimony to the
caliber of players in Arcade Fire. The Bell Orchestre recorded its first album
in the same studio, and at the same time, that Arcade Fire was recording theirs.
There was cross pollination of players, and probably more. The Bell Orchestre
became an opening act for Arcade Fire, with Parry and Neufeld in both lineups,
as Arcade Fire became the bigger commercial success.
Arcade Fire signed with Merge Records in 2004 and released their first LP, Funeral,
inspired by a year that saw a number of deaths in the families of the band
members. It may have seemed like a sober choice of title, but their landing
caused ripples. Arcade Fire quickly established itself as must-see fare. There
is a lot of integrity in this sound, some pure inspiration, though Régine
Chassagne's vocals will occasionally bring to mind those of fellow aesthete
Bjork. In fact, the association is closer than you can imagine. Bjork and Arcade
Fire share the same management team.
inclination is to focus on the cohesiveness one hears in the Arcade Fire sound.
You sense these people get each other. There is a kind of intimacy about the way
they work, like they have found home turf. Régine is from a family that fled
Haiti, and the dictator Duvalier, in the 1960’s, eventually settling in
Montreal. Win was an itinerant musician who showed up in Montreal around 2002,
found Régine, and started a songwriting partnership. The carrot-topped Richard
Parry joined in, adding multi-instrumentation, and he recruited former bandmate
Tim Kingsbury, and the Bell Orchestre studio chemistry increased the sound in
sophisticated ways. Jeremy Gara stayed to play the drums, after being
brought in for the first album sessions, and Sarah Neufeld stayed to play
violin, both as full members of the band.
Fire performed on Saturday Night Live this week, adding to previous
appearances on The Late Show With David Letterman and Austin City
Limits. It is not hard to be swept away by the freshness, and the largeness,
of their sound. It will be interesting to see if the follow-up album and that
kind of television exposure puts them on the cover of Time stateside.
Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Richard Reed Parry, William Butler, Tim
Kingsbury, Sarah Neufeld, Jeremy Gara, Owen Pallett
Fire MP3s can be heard at their MySpace site at
September 15, 2007 Edition
Breaks Through With IPod Nano Spot
RAR has been watching Leslie
Feist videos this week, urged on by her enchanting commercial spot for
the Apple iPod Nano. And I have been wondering what took so long for me to
come around to "Feist," as she is known in her new persona. Leslie
Feist has been known on the Indie-rock scene as the punk girl with Broken
Social Scene and the 1965 Guild that she plays with ferocious
individuality. She is the guitarist in her own band, holding up every
song, mostly by herself. This is the same girl who, by her own admission,
pushes the envelope of corny with each of her new dance videos. That she
performs with such confidence and focused enthusiasm (see the Britney
Spears piece above, for context) is utterly winning.
The Feist we see on the iPod spot is an
infectious delight. Whoever choreographed her dancers - maybe the guy who
is out of uniform and sneaks into the video occasionally to help with a
difficult turn? - should get a laurel and hardy handshake for a job well
done. In an age when people think humping is a dance move, this video is
extraordinarily refreshing in its playful wonder. And Feist herself is a
delight. I asked my daughter, who has been in dance training since she was
five, if Feist seems to her to be "a dancer" or just a person
who is dancing. Her sense is mine, that Feist is the latter, which makes
her all the more special. Her talents shine through. She has the gift of
fun to go with an extraordinary gift of rhythm.
Feist has been on San Francisco radio
playlists, particularly KFOG, quite a lot and I have found her tunes
slightly annoying, more kitsch than substance. Her voice, which is clear
as a bell and Peggy Lee-like in its expressiveness (seriously, Peggy Lee),
can feel a little commercial, like something an ad agency would
produce. It is an admirable gift and Feist uses it with real artistry. The
tunes that have surfaced off her new LP The Reminder seem to have
been designed as soundtracks for her dance videos, which seem calculated
to bookend with the iPod commercial. The spot has raised her profile.
Feist sold 400,000 units worldwide of her 2004 LP Let It Die,
180,000 in the U.S. She peaked at #36 on the Billboard 200. The
Reminder has been on the charts for 19 weeks and peaked at #16, but
keep your eye on that LP for a second life on the strength of this iPod
exposure and her YouTube following. "1 2 3 4," charming and
clever as it is - the whole thing is shot in a single take with
non-professional dancers in thrift-store clothes - is not the strongest of
what she's got. (Click here to see Feist
videos on YouTube, here to go to her MySpace
site for more.) She has been touring to larger venues this time around
than the club circuit she has toured in the past.
One suspects that in unveiling her dance
persona to expand on her core Indie-rock following, Feist may also
experience positive blow-back when her new fans discover her core gift -
her girl with song and guitar thing.
There is a nice New York Times article on
Feist you can read by clicking here.
Rory Block Signs
with Stony Plain Records
Alberta – Stony Plain Records has announced the signing of
acclaimed blues singer/guitarist Rory Block and the September 30
release of her label debut, Blues Walkin’ Like a Man: A Tribute
to Son House. The new CD features a special guest appearance by
Rory’s long-time friend John Sebastian, who contributes
harmonica on three tracks.
Rory Block was a 15-year old
guitar prodigy when she first met the legendary Son House in
1965 backstage at a well-known Greenwich Village club. “Son
House virtually radiated a golden light,” Block remembers of
that first meeting. “I learned a deep lesson about the power of
the music which became an inseparable part of me. Later, I had a
chance to play for him. I will never forget his amazement as I
played Willie’s Brown’s ‘Future Blues.’ He was asking people,
‘Where did she learn to play like this?’”
That meeting helped set a
teenaged Rory Block on the blues path that has brought her
international recognition as (Guitar Extra proclaimed) “one of
the world's most important preservers of the roots of American
music...a national treasure in the form of an uncompromising
mature blues artist.” The New York Times summed up a Rory Block
performance by stating: “Her playing is perfect, her singing
otherworldly, as she wrestles with ghosts, shadows and legends.”
In addition to the critical
plaudits she’s received over her extensive career, Rory has won
five W.C. Handy Awards (now known simply as Blues Music Awards)
from the Blues Foundation: two for “Best Traditional Blues
Female Artist” and three for “Acoustic Blues Album of the Year,”
the most recent being last year. She also tours constantly all
over North America and throughout Europe.
On Blues Walkin’ Like a Man, Rory
Block interprets 13 of Son House’s most powerful blues songs,
including “Preachin’ Blues,” “Death Letter,” “Grinnin’ in Your
Face” and Jinx Blues,” imbuing them with the visceral quality of
the master, himself, channeling that energy through both her
vocals and searing guitar playing.
Rory Block will tour extensively in support of her new CD, and
is booked by Steve Hecht of Piedmont Talent (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information on Rory Block, visit www.roryblock.com or
Stony Plain Records is
distributed in the U.S. by Koch Entertainment; in Canada by
Warner Music; and in Europe by Continental Record Service. U.S.
publicity inquiries should be directed to Mark Pucci Media (email@example.com)
/ (770) 804-9555. Canadian inquiries should be directed to
Richard Flohil & Associates (firstname.lastname@example.org / (416)
be the most ambitiously original act in music today. With members
including multi-instrumentalist Richard Reed Parry (guitar,
keyboards, percussion, accordion and crash helmet) and violinist Sarah
Neufeld, both of the popular band Arcade Fire, The Bell Orchestre
create what some describe as "Bela Bartok
style Klezmer, jazz and gypsy folk," but what may sound to most like music
designed to replace Pink Floyd at the planetarium.
can find odd promotional pieces on the Internet intimating that a night at
a Bell Orchestre show may leave one changed forever. That seems off the
wall, but take a listen to their work, which has hypnotic qualities. The
musicians are skillful at drawing listeners in to their elevated sound, which
in lesser hands may seem simply self-indulgent. Somehow The Bell Orchestre folks
tempt, intrigue and surprise in a way that can divert one profoundly. Their
seduction is simple and without pretense, and certainly without self-reverence.
Extended whole notes draw listeners in, pulling them away from what they were
thinking, and locking them in a trance, and then there is Sarah Neufeld's
extraordinarily satisfying violin sound. Performed at a high level, it is not
potent so much for virtuosity as for accessibility and soulfulness. The Bell
Orchestre feels at once ultra-modern and traditional, and they feel a lot like
an ethos that was pervasive in the '60s, providing a sonic service to the jazz
Orchestre frequently includes Marika
Anthony-Shaw, a violinist who also works with Arcade Fire.
is an Interview with members of The Bell Orchestre at The Torture Garden
MP3s can be heard at their myspace site at
NEW PORNOGRAPHERS are
a Vancouver group that formed in 1997 and immediately hit it big with
"Letter From An Occupant." The band claims as their influences
The Moody Blues, Tubeway Army, Wings, always Wings, never The Beatles, Eno
of course, you can't play ebow without sounding like Eno, Modern English,
middle period post-Gabriel Genesis, The Stranglers, 10cc..."
often identified as "Inuk Singer/Songwriter Lucie Idlout,"
is an interesting newcomer on the folk/blues/rock scene. It's hard to know
exactly where to place her in the pop spectrum. It even seems hard for reviewers
to get a handle on who she is, variously likened to Etta James, Marianne
Faithful, and P.J. Harvey. No real stretch to hear the band Garbage in her track
"Whiskey Breath," which sounds a lot more like L.A. than what one
might imagine would surface from Nunavut, Lucie's native territory.
is a muscular presence, a growling singer, who isn't always pitch perfect but
seems on point with authenticity. She has talked about her struggles to be seen
as a rock singer, as opposed to some ambassador of native culture. In fact, her
first album, E5770; My Mother's Name - the title
refers to a past Canadian government practice of referring to the
Inuit by number rather than by their Inuktitut names - was a balance of Lucie's
rock self, but built incorporating some traditional sounds. As a cultural move,
it was sensitive and appropriate. There aren't that many Lucie Idlout's
surfacing from the small Inuit community, and her deference was well received. Lucie
was awarded Best Female Artist at the Canadian Aboriginal Awards for her debut
has been vocal about her desire to not be viewed as anything other than a
rocker, and has vowed her sophomore release will show that. In
a recent Toronto Sun interview she said - "We've taken all the
cultural elements out, so people can no longer confuse what we're doing for
anything but rock 'n' roll," Idlout says. "I can't tell you how many
times we've been billed as a world music band, and then we show up to the
blue-rinse crowd and we're the devil.
"It drives me crazy. I'd like to do whatever
style I feel like, on my own terms. Right now it's a process of breaking things
down so people move away from cultural stereotypes. Later on, if I want to
return to the cultural stuff, that'll be my prerogative."
new release is due any time, and it will be interesting to follow. Lucie is a
legitimate songwriter, skilled in the use of imagery and provocative in her word
choices. It is the quality of her voice that most fascinates. I mean, how many
20-somethings get likened to Etta James? Or Marianne Faithful, for that matter?
She'll get the cultural aspects of being an Inuit rocker put in their proper
perspective eventually, so she and everyone else can concentrate on what an
arresting presence she is.
Lucie Idlout has toured extensively through Canada, Europe and the United
States. Idlout at one time was seen every Thursday night on television
sets across Canada as host of Buffalo Tracks, APTN's talk and music show.
MP3s can be heard at her myspace site at
In 2004, the song "Birthday", off Lucie's debut
album, appeared in the film Crime Spree, featuring Harvey Keitel and Gérard Depardieu.
Her follow-up album, Swagger, is slated for release in the winter of 2006.
more than 15 years, Toronto's
SEXSMITH has won the
admiration of an impressive string of big name talent, including Elvis Costello,
Sarah McLachlan, Radiohead, Bill Frisell, Gordon Lightfoot, Elton John, John
Hiatt, Rod Stewart, Chris Martin, Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan. He has
landed his well-crafted tunes in movies and television shows (most recently NBC
comedy "Scrubs"), he tours extensively and enjoys a solid fan base,
but he has not been a hit maker to date. The laurel wreath of respect he wears
is that of a "songwriter's
picture on the right, which is about as expressive as Sexsmith gets, is
remarkable for its apparent lack of irony. What you see, and what you hear, is
what you get with Ron. He shares with Brian Wilson a kind of guileless quality
that lends angelic power to his otherwise simple offerings. Sexsmith is nowhere
near the composer that Brian Wilson was, nor does he aspire to be. One senses it
is beyond his desire to range. He specializes in the sensitive guy with acoustic
guitar sound, which is now being emulated in huge doses by Ben Gibbard with
Death Cab for Cutie. Upon first exposure to Sexsmith, one might think one has
stumbled across a children's act, so gentle is the approach, so quiet. Sexsmith
gets his mileage out of observation, confession and honey-dipped sensitivity. He
never stops tugging at your heart, exploring with wince-inducing innocence those
places a guy should come away from feeling soiled, but Ron never does. He is
either a coated cowboy, or retarded. Or maybe he is just an incredibly morose
guy, like Elliott Smith, with an uncanny knack for mimicking the essence of
traditional balladeering, like an Austin savant. Whatever, one doesn't sense
there is going to be any real change, just a continuation of the pathos and
melancholy that has defined his sound.
if it isn't broke...
has been nominated for this year's Juno
Awards for "Songwriter of the Year" (All In Good Time,
Never Give Up, Hands of Time) and "Adult Alternative Album" for Time
Being. The Juno Awards will be held on April 1, 2007 at the Credit Union
Center in Saskatoon and will be broadcast live on CTV. Nelly Furtado hosts. - from
Being, released in 2006, is Ron Sexsmith's 10 album. Sexmith has been
winning Juno awards off and on since 1998.
Sexsmith MP3s can be heard at his MySpace site at
a Canadian rock institution. They have been around since 1979 and cranking out
singles, EPs and LPs since 1982 - something like 17 LPs, some once available in
vinyl and cassette as well as CD. They were largely post-punk, more progressive
rock initially, but clearly became influenced by the Dead Kennedys and other of
their anti-establishment contemporaries, and they became more "chuggish."
Their trademark has always been their disregard for the games they play, roughly
music and fame, but its the disregard of a frat boy, more prank than political.
They belong attitudinally to the "mocking disdainists" (or is
it mock disdain?) sect of the punk era, blithe discounters of the machinery of
modern life, from its commerce to its products and protocols. And yet these guys
tour constantly, playing to a small but dedicated following, showing no lack of
dedication to the ethic of work. They are decidedly information averse, often
purposely providing its opposite. Reviewers may be forgiven if they find it all
a little silly, though that's really part of the point. NOmeansno is a put-on on
rhythmic Wright brothers have defined the sound of the band, their bass and drum
work augmented by the experimentations of Kerr, who split from the band in 1991,
and later of Tom Hollistan. Rob Wright has been primarily responsible for the
songwriting, and vocals, such as they are, are shared.
the years, Rob and John Wright, Andy Kerr and then Tom
Hollistan, have started to look like software engineers, but their schtick
has remained the same. They have held steadfast in their devotion to
non-commercial mash-ups that range vocally from rant to spoken word.
a band flaunts factuality the way NOmeansno does, it is hard to know if their
press releases are even real. Currently they are flacking a reunion with their
once business partner Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys, the Melvins, others),
who according to the band's website "is scheduled to fly to a select
Canadian city on the upcoming spring tour to appear live with NOmeansno. The date
will remain confidential in order to create an air of suspense. Biafra plans to
reunite with NOmeansno to perform a special encore presentation of their
collaborative album, Last Scream of the Missing Neighbors, complete with
instrument switching. Kevin Lee and Rob Wright will swap axes and let the
mayhem commence. Lead guitarist Tom Holliston is reportedly sitting out this
tour as he is scouting for an undisclosed Major League Baseball team throughout
spring training and in fact, may appear as a reliever in at least one game.
Biafra, who was contacted by NOmeanswhatever.com for comment, could only say,
"This will be rad, dude." NOmeansno was on Biafra's Alternative
Tentacles label until 2002, so this is sort of a reunion.
also have announced on their website that "guitarist/chief
songwriter/baseball announcer Tom Holliston is pleased to announce he will be
appearing in this spring's Dancing
With the Stars reality TV show on ABC television (NTV in Canada)."
Hollistan and the Wrights all play in
NOmeansno alter ego band The Hansen Brothers, for which John turns
the drum kit over the another player to step out front as vocalist. Named
after characters in Slap Shot, a 1977 Paul Newman hockey movie, The
Hanson Brothers have been called "nearly a Ramones tribute
Band and Crew in 2006. The band is Rob Wright (bass, vocals, some
guitar, shirts), John Wright (drums, percusion, vocals, keyboards,
Tom Holliston (guitar, vocals, dance moves), Blair CaliBABA
John Chedsey (Impersonations), with Ken Kempster ( 2nd drums ),
Andy Kerr ( ex. guitar ), and Craig Bougie ( nothing but trouble ) - from
their MySpace site.
released their most recent opus in August of last year, and have toured
the U.S. and Europe in support of the CD.
NOmeansno MP3s can be heard at their myspace site at
rocker SABRINA KORVA got one of those Courtney Cox-like Bruce
Springsteen video moments when, at age 13, she was hauled up on stage at a Brian Adams
concert to sing a duet with the star countrymen. She wasn’t a complete
ingénue, having already trained as a classical pianist, and already
having recorded her first original demo. Apparently she pulled it off. You
have to be impressed by her sheer verve, which put her on what she describes as a
Photo by became an object
led to her collaboration with well-known Canadian rocker Todd Kerns
(Static in Stereo, Age of Electric) in Vancouver. The two rockers went on
to write and record a demo which gained industry attention. The song 'In
Your Face' was aired on Vancouver's rock radio station 99.3 The Fox, and
was also selected to be a part of Clear Channel's joint venture with the
National Breast Cancer Foundation.” – from
past year Sabrina has been living in Los Angeles and working with music
industry vets Curt Cuomo (Kiss;
Eddie Money; Union), James Baker
(War), Dean Truitt (Color), Jim
Huff (Wall of Silence; Edwin), and others, all in preparation for
recording her debut LP. Sabrina’s music is youth-oriented pop-rock that
features her clear, sassy vocal style.
past year she has played various venues on the Strip, including CrueFest
at the world-famous Whisky A-go-go. It has worked pretty well so far.
Sabrina was nominated Outstanding
Solo Artists for the 2006 Rock
City News Awards.
LEFT: Laughing on the
bus... Tell me this shot doesn't make you feel good. Being young
is always all about posturing, but it is the unbridled joy that is infectious.
Korva photographed by Richard Morava
© 2006-2007 Sabrina Korva, all rights reserved
MySpace site also features her MP3s: Go to http://www.myspace.com/sabrinakorva
photographed by Richard R. Morava/Morava Media
Okay, so she's no longer in
Austin having returned to her native Canada with an expired U.S. visa, but
was on the Austin scene during the recording of her Electric
Blue LP, produced by Mark Hallman at Congress House studio.
The singer/slide guitarist became a regular at Antone's and Threadgill's
while she was in town, playing her version of Delta Blues with the likes
of Hubert Sumlin,
Buckwheat Zydeco and Kim Wilson.
hails originally from Sudbury, Ontario but has lived in Europe and, most
From her website - "Musically,
Donna draws from the early slide masters like Son House and Blind Willie
Johnson. You will also hear the influences of Muddy Waters, Robert Petway
and of course, Robert Johnson – the most famous of the early bluesmen.
In a recent interview, Donna said, 'This music has an honesty and a
soulfulness that reaches down inside of you. With every listen I seem to
take away something new.' She continued, 'The first time I ever heard
slide live was back many years ago when R.L. Burnside played the Horseshoe
in Toronto. I don't think anyone can ever really replicate the playing of
the great masters, but that's not the point. The secret is to find
something of your own within the Music.'"
I am hoping to get MP3s of
Donna's work. In the meantime, she has short samples up of songs for her
Lynn Kay at Antone's for the Blues Society of Austin kickoff night. BELOW:
Back on stage at Antone's with Hubert Sumlin
(Sitting), Willie Smith (on Drums), and Calvin Jones on Bass, for Antone's
28th Anniversary bash. BELOW LEFT: DLK with Kim Wilson at Antone's.
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Alan Rice (RAR),