Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Seen Your Video: Tommy Stinson, Jesse Malin, and Billie Jo Armstrong Cover Johnny Thunders

Some friends attended this City Winery show of Tommy Stinson and Jesse Malin over the weekend, and said it was downright amazing. And yes, as you'll see in the video, Billie Jo Armstrong stopped by...

I'm kicking myself for not making the trip.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Lights That Flash in the Evening: Tommy Stinson @ Iota, Arlington, VA (2-17-2011)

My piece on Tommy Stinson's Iota show last week went live today over at the WCP. I like the coziness of Iota but the lighting there is like shooting in a cave sometimes. Rather, a cave decorated for Christmas. I worked on them in post, but they're still too dark for my liking. You can see the full set of shots here.

One thing I couldn't put in the WCP piece was a set list from the show, so without further ado...

Moment Too Soon
Hey You
Turn It Up
Making of an Asshole
One Man Mutiny (new song I believe)
Without a View
Zero to Stupid
Stupid Us
It's a Drag
Makes Me Happy
Now We Come to Hide
Friday Night Is Killing Me
Cmon Get Happy (Partridge Family cover sung, no lie, standing on the Iota bar)

Monday, February 7, 2011

This You Must See-Marvin Gaye Sings the Star Spangled Banner

In light of that thing Christina Aguilera did at the Super Bowl this weekend, ladies and gentlemen, let me give you the baddest bad-ass version of all time-Marvin Gaye singing the Star Spangled Banner at the 1983 NBA All-Star Game. The backing drum track dates it a bit, but you just have to appreciate the fact he's singing to such a random beat, not to mention that incredible voice that just melts all over the hardwood. No one would ever make patriotism this sexy ever again.