2012: A Year In Pictures: Dec. 2011- March 2012

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A series of highlights, as well as a chronological accounting. At the beginning: shows I went to after I had completed last year’s year-end roundup but before the end of the year.   Naked Fiction, Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 30, 2011   we are the Last Men On Earth, Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, Dec. 30, 2011   Pollux, Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, Dec. 30, 2011   Wounded Lion, Brick & Mortar, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 31, 2011   White Fence, Brick & Mortar, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 31, 2011   Fresh & Onlys, Brick & Mortar, San Francisco, Dec. 31, 2011   Thee Oh Sees, Brick & Mortar, San Francisco, Dec. 31, 2011   And now, 2012, starting my first show of the year at the Lakeside Lounge:   Mud, Blood & Beer, Lakeside Lounge, NY, NY, January 5, 2012   Crown Jewel Defense, Irving Plaza, New York, NY, February 4, 2012   Foxy Shazam, Irving Plaza, New York, NY, February 4, 2012   Justin Hawkins, The Darkness, Irving Plaza, New York, NY, February 4, 2012   The Darkness, Irving Plaza, New York, NY, February 4, 2012   Built By Stereo, Irving … Continue reading

Video: Wounded Lion vs. Alan Jackson

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This is the video for Wounded Lion‘s song Roman Values, from their new record IVXLCDM:     I came across it when I was prodding the intertubes in search of more information about Wounded Lion – I saw them open for White Fence / The Fresh & Onlys / Thee Oh Sees on New Years and they were a highlight of an excellent show (pictures later!) – and when I came across this gem I HAD to share. This is another one of their videos, for a song called Friendly?, which is from the same record. They made this one in POWERPOINT. I am doing a small gleeful dance, because BEST USE OF POWERPOINT EVER.     Meanwhile, this is the original 1992 video for Chattahoochee, by Alan Jackson. Or, rather, here is the same video as the first one above, with the “right” song playing over the visuals:     Y’all, I loved this song back when it was new, though I don’t think I had ever seen the video before, as at the time I tended to only listen to country on the radio while I was in the car. (Cranking up the country station was and is … Continue reading