Two from one of my old notebooks.
Remembering two evenings seeing JTE play live in Seattle, ragged artifacts from an incomplete memory.
Video: Justin Townes Earle, “Graceland” (Paul Simon)
Live at the Hamburger Küchensessions.
The dramatic, distant work of Joy Division endures as one of rock and roll’s most challenging curiosities... Their beginnings aren’t particularly extraordinary, but the band’s furious evolution over the course of just three years is testament to a fearless imagination, purposeful single-mindedness and innovative spirit as potent as any in the history of popular music.
The traveler, Justin Townes Earle, gone from the tower of song too soon.
The Palace reaches out to Nick Rennis (The Business) for his thoughts on blaming musicians for not making enough money to live on in the age of pandemic and music-streaming services.
When I listen to the songs of Nick Drake — to Nick Drake singing his songs — something shifts. The world slips just a little bit sideways. An ancient, unfamiliar door opens and I can see something beyond everyday life. Beyond that door is a world that has more depth, more truth. It’s a feeling that only exists for the present moment... then it slips away again below the surface.
Nick Drake: Remembered For a While (Little, Brown, and Company, 2014)
There once was a world. Now, we have days & days & days… of waiting.
The Palace explores the “ghosts that emerge” from the work of Portland’s Lore City, their 2014 LP, and their forthcoming new record, “Alchemical Task.”
Peter Green is gone. Dreamer, visionary, and otherworldly bluesman.