Sunday, September 23, 2012

Day 337

Mark Kozelek- Lost Verses Live

My third and final Kozelek album and second live one that I have. Same format as the other live album I have, just him and his guitar, but still worth owning if you are a fan of his. The set list f or the most part are different.

Speaking of Kozelek performing solo, I did go to see him this past Friday night at the Scottish Rite Theatre. Which is a very cool room, by the way. Also really cool to see that the show sold out. I of course loved it, but I think Jessica was a little bored although she swears she liked it but was tired.

So here's a heads up that this will be my last post for at least a month. We're already packing up for our move into our new home. We close on our house on October 8th, but I already started packing up all my records. Plus, I'm not that ready to listen to Krokus for 5 nights in a row.

See ya in a month.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Day 336

Mark Kozelek- Live at Union Chapel & Sodra Teatern

Here's a live album from Kozelek's 2010 European tour that was recorded in London and Stockholm. Pretty nice collection of tunes throughout his career and also includes the Thin Lizzy song, "Randolph's Tango" as the album closer. Leave it to Kozelek to do a cover of a more obscure Thin Lizzy song.

It's a good live album that gives you a taste of what to expect at a Mark Kozelek show, but one of the things that I love about seeing him live is his in between song banter which is missing on this album. I've never seen someone as good as Kozelek at breaking your heart during the songs and cracking you up between them.

I repeat, I can't wait to see him again on September 21st at the Scottish Rite Theatre. Be there!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Day 335

Mark Kozelek- Finally

Took me awhile but here I am. Blame Pink Floyd and The Shout Out Louds. Those are the two bands I've been listening to non-stop lately. But we'll get to them much much later.

So I'm a huge Kozelek fan. I mean, a HUUUUUUGE Kozelek fan. Ever since I first heard the Red House Painters back in the day, I've been hooked on everything he's done with his career. Some of you all may remember him as the bass player for Stillwater in the movie Almost Famous. And if that is all you know him from, go buy a Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon, Desertshore or one of his solo albums asap,

Kozelek often records covers on his albums, but makes the songs his own. He's done whole albums of AC/DC tunes and another one of all Modest Mouse songs. Frankly, I prefer his versions of the Modest Mouse tunes over the originals.

For this album, it's a collection of covers from artists ranging from Frank Sinatra (Send In The Clowns) to Husker Du (Celebrated Summer). Plus he has two original instrumentals on here that are absolutely beautiful.

I can't wait for him to come to town  on September 21st. Hope to see you there.