Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Chris Gaffney's Music Returns

Nothing of course will bring back this talented artist, but he will live forever in the music he's left behind. With the Hightone label now under the Shout Factory umbrella his two solo albums for that label are back in print at popular prices. There's no picking one over the other, you'll want them both.

When you're done devouring those be sure and check out his last recordings with the Hacienda Brothers.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Ramblin' Boy

I’m not sure whether a song can truly change the world or not. As noble as that sounds it‘s just too much of a stretch for me. A song can however change an entire day when heard at the appropriate time. Yesterday morning it was raining and I was running behind. When I tapped the on button of my car radio just such a thing happened. The first song I heard was Tom Paxton’s
I Can’t Help But Wonder Where I’m Bound.” He’s written a lot of memorable songs in a long career, but the melancholy of that one fit the morning like few others could have. (Several Leonard Cohen songs are capable of the same magic)

That song along, with “Ramblin’ Boy” and “The Last Thing On My Mind” form a triumvirate of songs that you’d swear were handed down mountain ballads from before there were even trains. No one could have possibly taken a guitar and a sheet of paper to the park and come home with one of them. The timeless quality of those songs never ceases to amaze me when I hear one of them. All are available by him and countless others. Seeking out any version of these songs will at the very least change your day.

“May all your ramblin’ bring you joy…”

Monday, September 8, 2008

End Of The Road : Part One

“Goodbye's all we’ve got left to say…”

There comes a time in every relationship when you have to stop and take stock of what the future holds. It’s no different in our business. As you all know we offer a lot of exclusive music that is not easily found elsewhere, if at all. There comes a time though when the stock eventually dries up or other circumstances cause us to end our relationship with particular titles. It doesn’t mean anyone’s mad or litigation is pending. There are only so many copies of any given title available.

It’s a complicated formula that eventually leads to us deleting these titles from our catalog. In the past we have done this with no fanfare and moved on. However, we thought with this blog we would let our customers have one last chance before we pull the plug. In most cases it means that the artist needs the inventory themselves for sales on the road, or that we feel we’ve possibly sold all that we will ever sell and need the shelf space for newer titles, and in some cases the title is now out of print and we still have a few on hand.

With that in mind the list of titles below are in very short supply and will no longer be offered after October 1, 2008. In all cases with these titles there are less than ten copies in the warehouse. Due to the short supply we will not make this offer in the mailer, this is the only place and time it will be offered.

We plan to do this once a month or so for our blog subscribers so keep an eye out for future liquidations.

As if I have to say it, orders will be filled in the order they are received so don’t delay if you see something you missed.


PETE DROGE Under The Waves

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Neil Young's Songs Of The Times

Neil Young's stance on the US war in Iraq is quite well known. At his site he has a page called Songs Of The Times and it is devoted to songs dealing with this topic. There are over 2,800 songs collected there now. They are ranked by the number of plays. Our good buddies, The Rainravens, have a track there titled "American Beds", that has been hovering in the low forties last I checked.