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Who Put That Hole in My Bucket? The Difference Between Bruce Springsteen and Hank Williams

A few weeks ago, DZ brought our attention to the terrific keynote speech given by Bruce Springsteen at this year’s South by Southwest festival in Austin, TX this past March, in which he basically spent an hour going over his musical influences. It’s really great. At about the 37 minute-mark, he begins to talk about […]

Weds Morning Rock N Roll: The The’s "Love Is Stronger Than Death"

In the ranks of un-google-able bands, Matt Johnson’s post-punk outfit The The outdoes even The Band. Johnson busted out of the gate in the early 80s with a great voice and considerable songwriting chops (not to mention some now-dated dance beats), but it took Johnny Marr joining the group, in his first post-Smiths move, for […]

Men With Broken Hearts – Hank Williams via Elvis

One of Hank Williams’ greatest spoken word pieces and quite a punch in the gut. But also pretty fitting as we approach Good Friday. Williams understood the leveled-playing field of suffering better than anyone (ht DB): You’ll meet many just like me upon life’s busy street With shoulders stooped and heads bowed low and eyes […]