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|2. New Songs Added This Week|
|3. CD Reviews|
|5. Concert Calendar|
|6. New Additions to the Literature Corner|
|7. End Notes|
Where to begin...well last night was another great Artist Amplification show, featuring 4 great bands. The Crayons, who took time out from working on their new "electric" album, opened the show. Following them was Bastards of Melody, who was not only profiled in the Aquarian this past week, but lead singer Paul Bastard (ok so his name is Paul Crane, but doesn't Paul Bastard sound cooler?) celebrates a birthday tomorrow (Happy Birthday Paul). Small A.M. put on a set playing many tracks from their forthcoming CD, which I am enjoying listening to an advance copy right now. Look for a review soon. Billy closed out the night, proving that banjos can rock.
Not only was it a great night of music, but any night when pretty women are buying me drinks and making me napkin roses and a Starburst wrapper figure (don't ask) can't be a bad night :) I also have to send birthday wishes to Artist Amp's head honcho, and all around nice guy, Andy Gesner who shares a birthday on Tuesday with the original man in black, Johnny Cash (no he's not from NJ, but Johnny Cash is too cool not to mention).
Moving on...I'm starting a new thread on the message board, which came out of a conversation I had with Dawn Botti, lead singer of Slushpuppy.
Slushpuppy have just finished recording a new disc (produced by High Speed Chase's Chris Gibson), and I had asked Dawn if they had recorded their song, "deeper down", a great song I have enjoyed hearing live. They have in fact recorded the song, which I was told clocked in at around 6 minutes including a, "really long jam at the end and me (Dawn) going crazy on vox." Because of the length they decided to also put a 4 minute edit of the song on the album so that, "the record weasels don't freak out and think we're a jam band."
This lead me to question that if by editing a song, the listener is not getting the full effect of the song. Imagine a 4 minute edit of Freebird or Stairway, would the songs still have the same impact? Dawn had a good explanation by saying, "I think what we realized is that the long "jam" we usually do at the end of that song doesn't necessarily have the same impact on CD as it does live." Which makes sense, even the Dead didn't put 30 minute versions of their songs on their studio albums.
So I ask you as fellow music fans and musicians alike, how do you feel about songs be edited? Post your thoughts here.
Two quick notes...
1. We at blowupradio.com are proud to have exlcusive rights to a new live song by Clear Shot. The new song, "speechless", was recorded live at the Birch Hill on Februrary 9th, and is not available anywhere else.
2. A little birdie told me to, "watch for an upcoming piece about Blowup Radio in a prominent Jersey Rock weekly." More news on this when it becomes available.
|Bongo Jones||walk||Lump 'N' Loaf Holiday Sampler CD|
|the Catholic Girls||young girls||make me believe|
|Clear Shot||speechless (live)||Birch Hill 2/9/02|
|the Dustmites||5||Lump 'N' Loaf Holiday Sampler CD|
|the Marbles||halo||Lump 'N' Loaf Holiday Sampler CD|
Buddha Tribe - the truth hurts
"TAGGART SIDE PROJECTS"
"ROBIN RENEE TO BE PUBLISHED"
"SLUSHPUPPY GET A SECOND CHANCE"
BENEFIT SHOWS ARE LISTED IN BLUE
KNUCKLE SANDWICH, 37 SLURP, STUTTER @ the Lake Room
GUNNER 21 @ TLA (Philly)
JUGGLING SUNS @ the Conduit
HIGHWAY 9 (w/ Flickerstick) @ Birch Hill
DEWEY DEFEATED @ the Saint
MINDFACE @ Tobacco Road (NYC)
the CUCUMBERS @ Love Sexy
LIQUIFYED @ Stanhope House
13 HANDS @ Arlene's Grocery (NYC)
CLEAR SHOT @ Kenny's Castaways (NYC)
ROBIN RENEE @ Tobacco Road (NYC)
NICK CIAVATTA, PSYCHEDELIC OVEN MIT, FRAMING DAKOTA, MICHAEL FERENTINO @ the Saint
7 MINDS @ Manasquan Elks Club
the BANK ROBBERS @ Freehold First Aid Squad
the VIGILANTE COWBOYS, the GRAVEYARD SCHOOL, LIQUID SPIDER STATION @ Uncle Joe's
the PENNYROYALS, DODGEBALL @ North Branch Firehouse
MATT WITTE'S NEW BLOOD REVIVAL @ the Tradewinds
HERO PATTERN, SMALL A.M., the MILWAUKEES @ Sparta Ambulance Building
HIGH SPEED CHASE, SLUSHPUPPY, SLOWDROWN, DARBY JONES @ CBGB's (NYC)
the COMMONS @ the Baggot Inn (NYC)
the PENNYROYALS, KNUCKLE SANDWICH (day show) @ the Saint
JUGGLING SUNS, MINDFACE (night show)@ the Saint
the CATHOLIC GIRLS (CD release) @ Broadway Central Cafe
GRANIAN @ Lion's Den (NYC)
SLOWDROWN @ Hard Rock Cafe (NYC)
SLOWDROWN (w/ Clutch) @ the Tradewinds
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