All posts by Derek Phillips

Godspeed, Bandit

It’s hard to describe just how unstoppable Burt Reynolds was at his peak in the late 70s, but here’s a quick (if somewhat disconnected) example: I had a babysitter when I was in elementary school whose dad was a Burt Reynolds impersonator. And he was good. He was a dead ringer and he’d even borrow … Continue reading Godspeed, Bandit

New Moody Little Sister video: I Got Soul

Video: Moody Little Sister – “I Got Soul” Single out now on 8 Ball Records. Full disclosure: I once washed dishes with Moody Little Sisters Rob Stroup and Naomi Hooley. We were up in Washington, at the foot of Mt. Adams where a group of musicians and friends would host an annual camping trip. The … Continue reading New Moody Little Sister video: I Got Soul

New Stick Arounds Video: Get You Back

Video: Stick Arounds – “Get U Back” From Ways to Hang On, due this fall on GTG Records. The single is available for free download from bandcamp. Goddamn, marionettes are creepy. There’s something about how they kinda hover in between childhood memories and nightmares that ensure they always leave you looking for your mom. The … Continue reading New Stick Arounds Video: Get You Back

New Greta Van Fleet video: When the Curtain Falls

Video: Greta Van Fleet – “When the Curtain Falls” From the “When the Curtain Falls” single, out now on Republic Records. Because I am a master of the new media, I also run a blog that’s focused on the cross sections of digital and culture. My partner Tom and I use it as a platform … Continue reading New Greta Van Fleet video: When the Curtain Falls

New Noel Gallagher video: If Love Is The Law

Video: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – “If Love Is The Law” From Who Built The Moon? out now on Sour Mash/UMG. There’s an awesome bonus feature to the for the career-spanning 2010 Oasis box set Time Flies wherein Noel talks shit about pretty much every video the band has ever done. The whole thing is … Continue reading New Noel Gallagher video: If Love Is The Law

New Father John Misty video: Date Night

Video: Father John Misty – “Date Night” Directed by Chad VanGaalen. From God’s Favorite Customer, out now on Sub Pop. This video from Strand of Oaks freaked me the fuck out when we posted it last year. In the best possible way, of course. But freaky just the same. To say animator Chad VanGaalen has … Continue reading New Father John Misty video: Date Night

New Jack White video: Corporation

Video: Jack White – “Corporation” Directed by Jodeb. From Boarding House Reach, out now on Third Man. We all know Jack White is from Detroit. It’s an elemental part of his whole persona and that city’s musical past is a crucial element to influencing his music. That influence has largely focused on a sliver of … Continue reading New Jack White video: Corporation

New Bonnie Prince Billy video: Blueberry Jam

Video: Will Oldham – “Blueberry Jam” Directed by Tim Morton. Single digitally out now on Drag City. We rarely–like…never–just copy and paste shit from a press release. I mean, what would the point be? A press release is background info; just something to start the story and maybe provide a quote. But this passage we … Continue reading New Bonnie Prince Billy video: Blueberry Jam

New Paul McCartney video: Come On To Me

Video: Paul McCartney – “Come On To Me” From Egypt Station, due September 7 on Capitol Records. Ram is by far and away my favorite solo McCartney album. The notoriously perfectionist ex-Beatle’s second album is loose, goofy and–dare I say it?–fun! The screaming, utter nonsense of “Monkberry Moon Delight” and the adolescent knuckleheadedness of “Smile … Continue reading New Paul McCartney video: Come On To Me

Rose City ‘Til I Die

By the time this publishes I should be barreling down the road in a van packed with my wife, my son, three dogs, a cat and two of my most cherished guitars. We’ll be heading east, away from a city we love more than we could have even imagined when we moved here almost ten … Continue reading Rose City ‘Til I Die