Fine Tuning: Chinga Chavin’s Country Porn
Filed under: Fine Tuning | Posted by: Bryan
Paul McCartney in Barry Miles’ Many Years From Now: “‘Got To Get You Into My Life’ was one I wrote when I had first been introduced to pot. I’d been a rather straight working-class lad but when we started to get into pot it seemed to me to be quite uplifting… I didn’t have a hard time with it and to me it was mind-expanding, literally mind-expanding. So ‘Got To Get You Into My Life’ is really a song about that, it’s not to a person, it’s actually about pot. It’s saying, I’m going to do this. This is not a bad idea. So it’s actually an ode to pot, like someone else might write an ode to chocolate or a good claret.”
MP3: The Beatles- Got To Get You Into My Life (demo)
Shakey Graves-Roll the Bones
One man band Shakey Graves performing his song “Roll the Bones” live in Austin, Texas on February 9th, 2011. An additional video for “Word of Mouth” is after the jump. Did you listen to Shakey’s track “Chinatown” on our Music For The Morning After mixtape? Click here to check it out.
Music video for Laura Marling’s “Rambling Man”, which appeared on her 2010 record, I Speak Because I Can. Does she remind anyone else of a young Joni Mitchell (ala “Cactus Tree”) on this tune? Check out “Cactus Tree” and an additional video of Marling performing “Rambling Man” on Later With Jools Holland after the jump.
We are giving away two (2) pairs of tickets to see the great Justin Townes Earle on Friday, February 24th at the Autry in Griffith Park. The show is all ages with Dawn Landes and Triple Chicken Foot supporting. To win tix, e-mail whenyouawakela @ gmail.com (subject: Justin Townes Earle) and tell us your favorite song about Tennessee in honor of Earle’s home state. Include your first and last name in the email. Two winners will be picked and contacted.
MP3: Justin Townes Earle- Harlem River Blues (buy)
Neil Young performs “The Needle and the Damage Done” live on The Johnny Cash Show in February 1971.
Chris Hillman, Michael Clarke and Roger McGuinn of the Byrds.
Canadian-bred, New York-based musician Serena Jean performing the Lucinda Williams’ tune “Fruits of My Labor” live at Jeph Duarte’s venerable Brooklyn County Fair. Southam is currently in the midst of a month-long residency at Williamsburg’s Pete’s Candy Store (last one is tonight), where she’s been offering up her country-rock repertoire — while working on the follow up to her 2010 record, Town & Country. With sidemen including steel ace Thomas Bryan Eaton (who just dropped a new EP, When You’re Dancing), Basement Band/Ghost Gamblers member Jeff Malinowski, and Ollabelle’s Tony Leone — the shifting lineup has featured guest stars like Alana Amram, Scott Metzger (who performs with Serena Jean as duo Kitty Baby), & Favourite Sons. Definitely worth stopping by if you happen to be on that side of the country.