Monthly Archives: March 2008

Video Interview: Mick Jones and Tony James at SXSW

They’re so tremendously happy to be out and playing. That fact shone through beautifully live on Sunday, and it’s evident here, too.

Ahh, frosty adult beverages are a lovely thing.

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Video: The Gutter Twins – All Misery/Flowers

It’s rather odd. Every night for the past month or so, I’ve been having dreams about New Orleans — past, present, and even future (though those have sadly been far more hazy than I’d like.)

Those dreams have had the same feel to them as several parts of this video. Bizarre, no?

In any case, here’s the Gutter Twins first video. May you dream of New Orleans, as well. Having that place in mind more often can’t hurt any of us, and lord knows the city needs all the good thoughts it can get.

The Gutter Twins: All Misery / Flowers

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Well it seemed like a dream, too good to be true

Ever have one of those nights that you can’t believe is real?

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Mick Jones, Carbon/Silicon at Chop Suey, 3/23/2008
See the whole set.

I just did.

I’m afraid I’m already asleep, and that I’ve dreamt standing 2 feet in front of Mick Jones, and that we talked about The Stooges.

Wake me now, and there will be hell to pay.

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Gutter Twins on Letterman, for your entertainment

If you missed it, or need another dose, here’s a clip of The Gutter Twins on last night’s Letterman. Enjoy, loves!

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Ladies and gentlemen, a reminder: The Gutter Twins are on Letterman tonight

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Photo by Sam Holden, courtesy of Sub Pop

There’s no reason to miss the superb group of gentlemen known as The Gutter Twins when they appear on The Late Show With David Letterman tonight…unless you happen to be at Webster Hall, seeing them live. Then? Pfffttt. Bite me.

(P.S. If you’re a fan of “Idle Hands”, you *really* should tune in.)

Enjoy, everybody!

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Farewell, Mikey Dread

From the Jamaica Observer:

Mikey Dread, gone from the control
Hailed as one of reggae greatest innovators
By Basil Walters Observer staff reporter
Sunday, March 16, 2008

Radio disc jock Mikey Dread is dead. He succumbed to a brain tumour late yesterday afternoon at his family home in Connecticut, USA at the age of 54. Born Michael Campbell in Port Antonio, Jamaica, he distinguished himself as an extraordinary studio engineer and presenter at the now defunct Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation (JBC) where he came to prominence in the 1970s as “The Dread-the-Control Tower”, the name of the late night show he presented at a time when reggae music was scoffed at by many.

Read the rest here.

There must be one hell of a radio show going on somewhere in the cosmos right about now.

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For my Irish friends

…a tune from 3…uh…Irish friends. I guess. Well hell, I’ve been told we’re all Irish today, so here goes:

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