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Tuesday, October 28, 2003

november 

Next show November 14th at Conan's @SE 39th and Hawthorne

BETTIE FORD, UPRITE DUB ORCHESTRA, WARSAW POLAND BROTHERS, THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR BAND

Listen to the Warsaw Poland Brothers: Battle Ska Galatica
Listen to the Six Million Dollar Band: Eddie the Cat



it's like falling out of an airplane and hitting the ground, it's just too easy. and it has no effect. 

From Greil Marcus' Real Life Rock and Roll Top Ten:

2) Metric, "Combat Baby," from Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? (Everloving)
Emily Haines sounds very well-educated, and very tired of being so pissed off. The result is a severe, fast little pop song about not getting what you want--not even seeing what you want on the street, no matter what reflection you see in the shop windows, no matter what's on sale on the other side, even though you never wear anything but black.

3) Randy Newman interview with Bob Edwards, Morning Edition (NPR, Oct. 8)
The day after California voted to smash its government, Newman was discussing The Randy Newman Songbook, Vol. 1, solo piano recordings of 18 of his tunes. Edwards brought up the new version of the 1972 "Sail Away," noting that its premise of a con man sweet-talking Africans onto his slave ship with promises of ease and abundance back in the U.S.A. wasn't exactly in the historical record. "What am I supposed to say," Newman said, "'Slavery is bad?' It's like falling out of an airplane and hitting the ground, it's just too easy. And it has no effect."

"But the contrast is so strong," Edwards said. "That beautiful melody..."

"It worked out well," Newman said. "It ended racism in this country. Kids today don't remember, now that it's gone away."

8) Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, Streetcore (Hellcat)
If Strummer hadn't died at 50 last year, the rough versions of the Wailers' "Redemption Song"--a melody that seems capable of redeeming anyone who comes near it--and "Silver and Gold," earlier recorded by co-composer (with Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew) Bobby Charles in 1972 on his Small Town Talk as "Before I Grow Too Old"--would still bleed, and still make you smile. It would have been so easy to find some studio goof on an old Clash number to stick on at the end.



Monday, October 27, 2003

WERE YOU THERE???? 

Thanks to All who have supported our live shows! Check Out the 'Pictures' link to see if you were in the crowd! If, in the future, you are at a show and see the 'Stage' camera come out, get after it, then check out ''Bettie Ford'' to see if you're on the 'Web'! If you don't want to be on the 'Web', Hide From 'Said' Camera!!!! See Ya, Soon.......

Sunday, October 26, 2003

I am the King of the Echo People 

Is there an echo in here?

Friday, October 24, 2003

where were you? 

So if you missed the show at Conan's on the 18th really missed out. If you left after Bettie Ford you missed out.

Heather took the stage in fine form, maybe the best I've seen her. About a third of the way through the set the band caught up and tore through the rest of the show with a vengeance. A veritable typhoon of rock and roll. Pete and Brian were just rolling thunder. Ray and the Kid cascading sheets of geeetar down from above. And Heather continued to deliver bolts of lightning all over the place.

After Pharrah Phosphate packed it in we packed out and down to Tennesee Red's for a little late night licentiousness. G-Man was there. So was Racer X.

Some dude came in with three walking, talking fashion accessories in tow. The tall one with the shaved head and the bouquet of dread locks was sporting compat boots and red tartan skirt up to here. And legs up to there. We were like, "Damn yo, that is some serious suicide girls shit!!"

John was behind the bar and good thing too. He's a big guy and it could have been ugly come 2 thirty when he had to roust us out of there.

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

what replacements song are you? 

take the quiz. go now. you need to know these things.

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

CONAN's - SATURDAY: you bedda be dayah bish 



Saturday October 18th at Conan's @ SE 39th and Hawthone starting @ 7:00:00 pm

BETTIE FORD, CAPTAIN ROCK, PHARRAH PHOSPATE, INNER from L.A. and GOING SOUTH from Seattle


Listen to Pharrah Phosphate: Drinks Over Bombs
Listen to Inner: Can't Sit Still
Listen to Captain Rock: Closer


UPDATE: Inner has cancelled.




The Kid and Pete

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

careful heather 


Guess what... 

...We rock.

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