Sunday, November 06, 2005
screw all my friends, behind my back

So if you foolishly rely on this site for news, you were probably really confused as to when Ryan Adams and the Cardinals were actually appearing on Letterman. Or, if you were like me, you had better things to do on Friday night than sit around watching TV. As consolation, here's a video of Ryan and the Cardinals performing "Come Pick Me Up" from two nights ago.

While I was fairly fond of the jammy, kinda overdriven, grateful-dead-like Cardinals on Cold Roses, and the subsequent tour stop here in Vancouver, I would very much love for the shimmery, slide guitar soaked, honkey-tonk Cardinals that turned out this performance to come back. I would also like it if the crowd weren't jerks, and Ryan was in a better mood... but I digress.

"Come Pick Me Up," which you should already own, because it's on Ryan's fabulous solo debut, Heartbreaker, is also on the Elizabethtown soundtrack... but buy Heartbreaker instead, because it's much better than the crappy soundtrack. Word is, Ryan and the Cards actually penned and recorded about twenty tracks for inclusion on the soundtrack (one of which appears in the movie), so look for those either leaking (as with other unreleased Ryan demos) or (even better) being officially released sometime next year. (thanks to mstcklrose from RyanAdams.Org for the video)

download: Ryan Adams and the Cardinals - Come Pick Me Up (live on Letterman - video)

An ILM thread reveals Uncut Magazine's Top 50 of 2005 list, which is already out... even though there's two months left in the year, and considering they're a print mag they would've had to vote a month ago to compile it in time. For those of you who are curious, Funeral wasn't released in the UK til this year, hence its inclusion (at the top spot, no less). Also, I'm quite fond of Illinoise, but that's got to be the most overrated record of the year. It's pretty excellent, but I always feel like I'm at church camp or something when I listen to it.

Let's Do This recaps an absolutely awesome encounter with the Arcade Fire outside a NYC subway station. (via Brooklyn Vegan) This kind of thing never happens in Vancouver. I only ever see that guy who plays "Stairway" on Granville, but totally wusses out on the solo part, and the guy who will freestyle for a loonie. The guy who does Metallica's "One" on violin and stomps the double kick drum part, is admittedly, pretty impressive, though.

Last but not least, here's a track from the forthcoming Bright Eyes live album, Motion Sickness. Thumbs up to Conor for only distributing the album to independent record stores. Thumbs down to Conor for only distributing the album to independent record stores in the United States. Until you make a trip down to Seattle, or grab one off of EBay, take a listen to Oberst and Co. doing Elliot Smith.

download: Bright Eyes - The Biggest Lie (Elliot Smith cover - live)

now playing: Bright Eyes - Road to Joy (live)


that "indie store only" thing with the Bright Eyes disc is becoming a standard practice - Death Cab and Doves, off the top of my head, also released live EPs to that same network of indie stores. Don't worry too much about trying to find it, though - I saw those releases in stores around Toronto not long after they were released in the US and all those retailers are allowed to sell them online, too.

By Anonymous frank, at 4:20 p.m.  

i heard that soundscapes (here in TO) was going to have it on the 22nd...

By Blogger Graham, at 4:52 p.m.  

in the line up at the first arcade fire show here (last december) a guy played a medley on THE SPOONS of zeppelin > johnny cash > zz top > spoon solo.

it was awesome

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:58 p.m.  

Thanks for the video : )

By Blogger Peter, at 10:45 p.m.  

yeah, that Death Cab EP was available at Zulu. I'm sure the BE one will be too.

By Anonymous josh, at 10:50 a.m.  

I got my Death Cab EP at AB Sound. Nothing says Indie like AB Sound...wait...

By Blogger Peter, at 4:10 p.m.  

PGMG, Nov 30th at Red Room
(YSP!WSD! opens)

By Anonymous Shea, at 5:10 p.m.  

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