Addicted To Vinyl Musical thoughts from the open road, with headphones on

2Jul/090

there’s nothing left of me but breaks and cuts….

Big props to my good pal KAP for pointing me towards the brand new Daytrotter session from Jenny Owen Youngs, posted a few days ago. My ears have been glued to the four song session since downloading it, and it doesn't hurt that the session features "Dissolve," one of my favorite tracks from Youngs' latest album Transmitter Failure.

Jenny Owen Youngs - Dissolve (live for Daytrotter, 6/30/09)

Jenny shares the following info about the track:

I wrote "Dissolve" while experiencing a new kind of break-up for the first time: a slow fade rather than the fiery, passionate blazes to which I grew accustomed during the drunken haze of my college years. Looking backwards, I think of that as my first "grown up" split; what it says about me that I regard slowly watching things melt down to nothingness as the mature way for a relationship to end, I'm not quite sure.

I've got such a huge musical crush on Transmitter Failure that I think I can safely say that we'll be together for at least the rest of the year. I'll be listening to it, as I continue to do my little voodoo dance trying to get Jenny to come do a show in Cleveland. Please?

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And god bless thee, Daytrotter....did you really just post a session with Mark Olson and Gary Louris of The Jayhawks? Recorded earlier this year at SXSW, the session features four tracks taken from the pair's reunion effort Ready For The Flood. Hopefully, you've already got Ready in your collection, right?

What a great year to be a Jayhawks fan - besides the Olson/Louris album, you can get your mitts on Music From The North Country, a great career-spanning set from the Jayhawks, in stores next Tuesday (7/7.) Make sure you get the version that has the bonus disc of rarities and DVD.

In addition to full album reissues that are on the way for the bulk of the 'Hawks catalog, Minneapolis residents can also look forward to a reunion show from the Tomorrow The Green Grass-era lineup of the Jayhawks happening next week at the Basilica Block Party on July 10th. Jealous, jealous, JEALOUS!!

Because everything is best in three's, I will leave you with a link to the Daytrotter session by Those Darlins, the country belle triple threat currently sitting on top of the world with Brian from Broken Headphones. I have no doubt that he was probably in attendance when this was recorded.

Feed your ears....