Thursday, October 16th, 2003
I Was a Kaleidoscope
Lots of random bits today:
Some exciting news from the Velvet Crush camp, at least for the two or three of us remaining fans. Paul Chastain and Ric Menck are working on an all-new VC album for release next year and will be touring in support of it. There’ll also be a reissue of The Ballad Of Ric Menck, the compilation of Ric’s non-VC material, in late January and a limited edition live Velvet Crush bootleg called Shitty Bootleg.
Mike Heidorn’s liner notes to the Columbia/Legacy reissue of Uncle Tupelo’s No Depression are a really worthy read, and the photos of high-school aged Jay Farrar and Jeff Tweedy are priceless.
After a couple high-profile opening slots, Ottawan alt.country chanteuse Kathleen Edwards headlines her own show at the Phoenix November 26.
Matthew Sweet is coming back to Toronto, but not in an outfit to get excited about. This time it’s as part of the kings of milquetoast, The Thorns. November 18 at Lee’s Palace if that’s your bag, baby.
Here’s an interesting approach to composition, at least in the realm of pop music. Jason Pierce refused to teach the band the songs on Amazing Grace before recording.
I cashed in my free CD card at Second Spin on Under The Milky Way: The Best Of The Church. The Church is one of those bands that has always seemed to be one of those bands that, on paper, I’d love, but I’ve never heard one note of em. Guess that’ll change shortly.
np – Nada Surf / Let Go