Video: The Byrds w/Gram Parsons – “Mr. Spaceman” (1968) From Fifth Dimension (Columbia, 1966) via Reelin’ in the Years. Filmed at the Roman Colosseum while the Byrds were in town to play the first International European Pop Festival in 1968, two full years after “Mr. Spaceman” was originally recorded by a very different Byrds lineup. … Continue reading 50 Year Old Byrds video: Mr. Spaceman ft. Gram Parsons
Video: Wilder Maker – “Only Child” From the New Streets 7″, out now on Saddle Creek. I like this song. It’s got cool guitar tones and an easy listening, lite rock vibe that works nicely with the boy/girl vocals and lyrics about “ice cream on the porch swing” and staying up too late, “the world … Continue reading New Wilder Maker video: Only Child
This is one of those times when my dueling interests collide. While watching a video of Gram Parsons a text ad for cremation services scrolled across the screen. Now, knowing a thing or two about how YouTube’s ad service attempts to match banners to content and known user behavior, this is more than just a … Continue reading We’ll Sweep Out the Ashes…for a Fee
Gram wanted to release an album on Rolling Stones Records, but Mick vetoed.
Stones classic to add unreleased Plunder My Soul, Following The River, more.
Who knew that Jojo was friends with the Grievous Angel?
I like this. Sub Pop has a new feature on their site called For the Record that has staffers dig through the back catalog and write up something on the records that move them. This week’s feature is Beachwood Sparks Once We Were Trees, originally released on October 10, 2001. Once we were Trees was … Continue reading Sub Pop Looks Back and Offers Discounts
MP3: The Flying Burrito Brothers – “Long Black Limousine” (live) from Gram Parsons Archives Vol. 1: The Flying Burrito Brothers “Live” at the Avalon 1969, due October 30 on Amoeba Records. The MP3 is only available through August 30, so get it while you can. The two-disc, 27-track set includes a number of rarities from … Continue reading Flying Burrito Brothers – Long Black Limousine
Gram Parsons: Fine Art Print Collection by Andee Nathanson. $400 for an unframed 11″ x 14″ print created from the original negative and printed on archival silver gelatin paper, signed and dated by the photographer. Listen to Gram Parsons biographer Jessica Hundley interview the photographer (30MB MP3). Previously: A Buyers Guide to Gram Parsons.
With the release of a new Gram Parsons documentary on DVD and his Complete Reprise Sessions remastered and repackaged, Glorious Noise takes a look back over the recorded output of one of America’s most influential songwriters.