For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: Slobberbone's, Ahem, Last Waltz in '05
So, then, I offer you this whiskey glass flashback to Slobberbone's not-for-reals farewell on March 13, 2005, at Dan's Silverleaf -- which, how 'bout that, was the scene of Slobberbone's March 13, 2010, performance during NX35. (So glad that goodbye didn't take.) I've had this on the iPod for quite some time and have found it a most reliable companion for long drives or beer-thirty Sunday afternoons on the back porch -- punk-rock-a-country at its fiercest and finest, from opener "Front Porch" (off Barrel Chested) to the familiar Neil Young cover at closing time.
Bonus: Earlier this week, Pete pointed DC9 readers to David Byrne's blog, where he wrote about his collaboration-in-progress with a Lake Highlands High School grad named Annie Clark -- right, St. Vincent. Which reminded me: Back on October 19, 2007, Clark played the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, which, like the Slobberbone show, was expertly recorded and contained its share of notable covers (The Beatles' "Dig a Pony" and, better still, an essential rendering of Jackson Browne's "These Days," originally recorded by Nico). Lullabyes has thoughtfully preserved the entirety of that magical evening.