It's high time we rock again, and so we
We're featured in this week's Hudson Current...they made me
choose between Bruce and Bon Jovi. Man that smarts.
It's hard to be a rock star. Sometimes you just need to get away from it
all...the screaming fans, the photo flashes going off in your eyes, the loud
loud rock, the smoke, the groupies, the boozin'...I could go on, but I think you
all understand. So we dLs took a few months to get our senses back, a
little zen time. And what a perfect time to reflect upon it all...the air
getting colder, the nights getting longer, leaves plummeting from the trees.
Normal animals would be hibernating about now, but we're ready to bust out, and
bust out we did at Willie McBride's for a benefit on Thursday December 8th. I know, I know...as John Lee Hooker once said, "Benefit? What
benefit? It ain't benefitting me!" But since all of the scratch is
headed for Hoboken's adopted city of Kenner, Louisiana to help those affected by
Hurricane Katrina, we figured it had to be done. Our hearts broke when
that nightmare unfolded and you gotta do what you can.
It was also the city's annual HOLIDAY party, so I took it as a moment to declare
my unmitigated disgust at the trumped-up bullsheetrock of the alleged war on
Christmas. Nobody hates Xmas, ok? Except for 17th century Puritans,
who kinda outlawed a celebration of the birthday of LBJ (little baby Jesus).
Rational people are just trying to be inclusive by saying "Happy Holidays."
Some of us don't like church mixed with state, but that doesn't mean we don't
like seeing a bunch of pretty lights and tinsel hanging around. Besides,
we didn't make it an uber-commercialized, go-into-debt holiday. Nor did we
write songs like "Daddy's Drinkin' Up Our Xmas" (Commander Cody) or "To Heck
with Ole Santa Claus" (Loretta Lynn) but we sure did play the hell out of them
at the show, along with the vaguely tweaked (by us) "Nog Drinkers and Hell
Raisers" (ZZ Top). Oh yeah...hark ye drunken angels sing. And Happy
Meredith gets a show at
Satellite radio - stock soars*!!!!
Yes, there's finally a channel of miscreants, knaves, delinquents and
Country, Sirius 63, and they've hired
our own lil' Meredith to be their highway hellion. You can hear her from 8pm-midnight
ET every weeknight, in between Mojo Nixon and the Rig Rocker, talkin'
trash and spinning outlaws like Billy Joe Shaver, David Allan Coe, Tony Joe
White and other people who don't have three names.
Don't forget to hear M's daytime talk show on
Road Dog 147, Freewheelin'
with her ol' pal Chris T (11am-2pm ET).
*stock prices may fluctuate...consult with your broker, please!
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Lovelys make their national debut on Mountain Stage!
(see it here)
The Damn Lovelys performed on Mountain Stage, the legendary radio and
television program broadcast to millions of music fans throughout the
United States and in 46 countries, on Sunday February 22, 2004 at the Cultural Center Theater in
Charleston, West Virginia. Airdate
was the weekend of April 30. The
program also featured performances by Robert Lockwood, Jr., Charlie Musselwhite,
Blue Mother Tupelo and Guster.
For more than 20
years, Mountain Stage has featured the best in folk, alternative, roots, blues,
jazz and world music, from Doc Watson to Los Lobos, from Ralph Stanley to
Roseanne Cash, from Bill Monroe to Uncle Tupelo.
made their national debut on the program include Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Lyle
Lovett, Counting Crows, Alison Krauss, Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan.
is available at www.mountainstage.org.
We started 2004 with
in Guitar World (Feb. '04) and the Big Takeover (issue #53).
RADIO loves the Lovelys!
Trouble Creek has
been added to playlists at stations around the globe, including WFMU, WBAI-New
York, WEVL-Memphis, NPR-All Songs Considered, KRCL-Salt Lake City, KNBT-New
Braunfels, KRCB-Santa Rosa, Radionotte-Sardegna, Italy, Radio EMS-Vechte-Welle-Germany,
Radio Hoorn-Netherlands, NSEO-Paris, CKRL FM-Quebec City and lots more.
Meredith chats with Franco Mannarini of Radionotte
FM 93.5 in Sardegna, Italy (when you get to the site, click on 'Interviste'
and 'Damn Lovelys')
Check out an interview with Meredith on the Miles of Music 'Zine
*TROUBLE CREEK HAS ARRIVED!*
album, Trouble Creek, is done and we're really excited. We recorded it at The
Loft Studio in Bronxville, New York, which is
a well known pop haven...Britney, Christina & N*SYNC have all recorded
there. In fact, Emma "Baby Spice" Bunton was making a record
down the hall while we put the finishing touches on ours. Man, she smokes
a lot! Oddly enough, we were relatively unaffected by the teenybop
hallowed halls...though Jason did don a belly shirt during the recording.
Trouble Creek contains many of the songs you've come to know and love from our
live show. Click here
for more info.
Lovelys recorded a track for the compilation 'For Anyone
That's Listening: A Tribute to Uncle
Tupelo,' out now on Flat
Earth Records. Get it here.
Here's the track listing:
1. Graveyard Shift Ana Fermin's Trigger Gospel
2. Still Be Around Peter Holsapple
3. New Madrid Duane Jarvis and Dave Coleman
4. Fatal Wound Mark McKay and the Bad Souls
5. Slate Janas Hoyt and the Mary Janes
6. Key to my Heart Middletown
7. Coalminers Ed Pettersen with Morgan Geer
8. True To Life Meredith Ochs and the Damn Lovelys
9. Black Eye Jason Wilber
10. Screen Door Tom Roznowski
11. Weve Been Had the Shiners
12. Life Worth Livin Jim Roll
13. Gun Sixty Acres
14. Whiskey Bottle Porter Hall TN
15. Looking For A Way Out Neil Cleary
16. Steal the Crumbs Dolly Varden
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EVEN MORE WAX:
- A Tribute to the Songs of
John Fogerty (dren records)
Featuring 16 great twang
'n' pop bands, including Star City, Gringoman (w/Eric "Roscoe" Ambel),
Gingersol, John Jorgenson, Western Electric (w/Sid Griffin), the Mary Janes,
Frog Holler, and the Damn Lovelys' cover of "Hey Tonight."
NEZ - A Loose Salute to the
Work of Michael Nesmith (dren records)
Featuring 19 great
twang 'n' pop artists, including Buddy Woodward, Sixty Acres, Last Train Home,
Simon Raymonde, and lots of the Chooglin' folks, plus the Damn Lovelys' cover of "Listen
to the Band."