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Christopher A. Chapman

Chris Chapman of Birmingham, AL

Radiohead's 15-Step, a fan video.

Friday, January 23, 2009

The Cool Hunting site does it again...

A great fan video for 15 Step.

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posted by Chris, 8:56 PM | link

Drive-By Truckers looking good on national TV

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Nice stuff. I think Kevin (my friend from Muscle Shoals) will like this one very much. Glad to see the band promoting their new album on Conan's show. Check out the band's web site for links to more music. Their music is on Amazon.

Finally, let me quote the 4 of 5 Stars review by Robert Christgau for Rolling Stone from January 24:

Prospects were poor for what turns out to be an overflowing song bag of an
album by Lynyrd Skynyrd's arty nephews. Their last winner was 2004's The Dirty
South...

...But Mike Cooley is on his game — the pro-bad-girl "Lisa's Birthday" and pro-weird-guy "Bob" shoot exceptionally straight. And knowing he has to carry the team, Patterson Hood executes —scene-setters about domestic life as celestial respite, endless struggle and occasion to drink; dark-siders about crystal meth (named) and suicide (implied); memoir of an opening act on the road; and two agonizing Iraq songs, one of which sinks pained voice into guitar attack, strength against strength. You could argue that the Truckers should have revved up this Skynyrd side more often. But instead they let the songwriting speak for itself, and it sings loud and clear.

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posted by Chris, 1:27 AM | link

Uke Madness!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Jake Shimabukuro was strumming like no tomorrow to promote his album on Conan O'Brien last night. Amazing! This one is for the SHARK! This ukulele virtuoso is well worth the listen. 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' is well-interpreted here.

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Friday, February 15, 2008




Valentine's Day has come and gone. But, a sweet treat was delivered from Amazon.com. I just picked-up the debut release of Vampire Weekend.

The album was released on January 29, 2008. But, these boys from Brooklyn have been on my mind since before Christmas. I've listened to a single here or there. But, now I know for certain that this is a fun fun album.

Critics are quick to point out the Paul Simon Graceland influences. I'll go with that. But, maybe add a little Pavement or some other basic ska-type influence and there you have it. This will be a fun listen for the kids as well. It may not be the best album in 2008. But, at least there is a good contender early-on.

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