Jim James (My Morning Jacket) Acoustic

Rollo & Grady posted a few lovely Jim James solo numbers the other day. In case you didn’t know, Jim James is the main man in My Morning Jacket, those beardy Kentucky rawkers. And here’s one, for your delectation.

Lowdown (MP3)

I’ve gotta say, both Lowdown and The Way That He Sings are Desert Island Disks of mine.

And if you ever get a chance to see them live, grab it. He’s a crazy, and very funny, mofo.

Martin Hannett and Lego Skating

A nice little video of Tony Wilson talking to Martin Hannett about production techniques in 1980. Why do I get the feeling that Martin Hannett thinks that Tony Wilson is an idiot?

And whilst looking at that, I stumbled across this:

ITV Football Coverage is Rubbish, New Theme

ITV continued their hopelessly shambolic football coverage by managing to miss the extra time goal by Everton in their 1-0 victory over Liverpool in the FA Cup last night. I mean, really, how difficult can it be to chuck a couple of cameras up, and get a couple of ex-pros to witter endlessly about “That Night In Barcelona” or “That Night In Istanbul”, without showing a Tic Tac advert just as about the only exciting thing that happened in 120 minutes is happening?

Amateurs, I tell you. Not that the BBC are much better with chummy MOTD, in which it’s absolutely vital to not say a bad word about Gerrard, Lampard or Terry. Why can’t we have football coverage like they do it Italy, with proper pundits who actually know something about strategy, tactics, and have some insight into how a team is playing?

/rant over.

And I’ve got a new Theme. It sure is purdy.

Lux Interior RIP

As Pitchfork and The Guardian report, The Cramps frontman Lux Interior died yesterday.

He was a fantastic showman, a great vocalist and songwriter, and one of rock’s true originals. There was no-one like him, and you can see his influence in everyone from White Stripes, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and countless other rock bands.

I saw them as an impressionable teenager at the Bristol Bierkeller back in 88/89 (can’t quite remember the date). He was crazy, running around topless, rolling around on the stage and humping anything that moved. What a guy.

We’ll miss you, fella.

Rather predictable mp3 below:

Human Fly by The Cramps

(I would put “Can Your Pussy Do The Dog” but I only have it on vinyl, sadly)