Tuesday, June 15th, 2004
YAAAAY. New Steve Earle album! The Revolution Starts… Now is out August 24. Once again featuring the incomparable Emmylou Harris on guest vocals, details and tracklisting are available from Rolling Stone.
I’ve always preferred the work of the post-prison Fat Steve Earle (Train A-Comin’ through Jerusalem) versus that by the pre-prison Skinny Steve Earle (Guitar Town through The Hard Way), but now he’s gone and lost a whole lot of weight, creating a third iteration – post-prison Skinny Steve Earle. What will that mean for his music? Well, I’ll wager he’s still just as pissed off about the state of the Union as he was on Jerusalem (some song titles – “Rich Man’s War,” “Condi, Condi” and “F the CC”), and Angry Steve Earle is usually a guarantee of a great record. There’s no doubt some out there who would prefer Steve not make the overtly political records and I don’t doubt that he wishes he didn’t have to make them either – but times like these, someone’s gotta do it. And hell – everyone who’s gonna hate him already does, so what’s there to lose?
Good stuff from Said The Gramophone today – new tracks from the forthcoming Hidden Cameras and Rachel Goswell albums. Rachel Goswell’s Waves Are Universal is out next week, the Hidden Cameras’ Mississauga Goddamn sometime between now and the end of the year. Yeah, I’m useless, I know.
Newsweek took an exclusive visit to the set of Batman Begins and got a pic of Christian Bale in action. The first teaser trailer is in production and they hope to have it attached to Spider-Man 2 on June 30, but failing that, it will make its debut before I, Robot on July 16 or at the very latest, July 30 as the only thing worth seeing if you have some sort of mental moment and decide to go see Catwoman.
Best wishes going out to long-time Blue Jays radio broadcaster Tom Cheek, who is battling a brain tumour. Previous to his father’s death last month, he had gone an amazing 4306 games without missing a broadcast since the franchise’s inception. I’ve spent many hours listening to him calling Jays games, here’s hoping he’ll have many more.
Rasputin’s dick. ‘Nuff said.
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