Tuesday, October 02, 2007

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Wow. Just finished my review of Steve Earle's Washington Square Serenade, which will be live at the website of The Magazine Formerly Known as Stereo Review tomorrow, and guess what -- it's terrific (I mean the album, of course, although my review's not bad).

But you know what that means -- along with the new
(which I'm liking even more the longer I live with it) that means I've just heard two really good records by important figures who should be past their prime. Hell, if the forthcoming Neil Young is as good as the rumors have it, I'll have hit some kind of trifecta.

Too bad the music bizness as we know it is coming to an end, though, and sooner rather than later, apparently.

Anyway, speaking of Earle, here's the video for my favorite of his early songs, I Ain't Ever Satisfied.

Being that it's posted by the record company subsidiary of Engulf & Devour, there's no YouTube embed, but the link works well enough. The upside is that since it's posted by the record company subsidiary of Engulf & Devour, unlike most of the stuff on YouTube it's actually in stereo, like the album.


Anonymous said...

impotant figures

You might want to correct this typo ... could get the guys upset!

steve simels said...


Perhaps I've already said too much...

Anonymous said...

Steve Earle's brother tended bar at the same place I did for a while. We would scratch his first name out on his time card and write "Steve's Brother."

He hated that.