Life in Minneapolis
Wonder what Willie Nelson has been up to?
Willie Nelson will release his first reggae album, Countryman, this summer. Update on the release date from Matt @ Holy Chao of 8/2/05. The album will feature country classics and reggae standards that include ”The Harder They Come”, ”Sitting In Limbo” and the rare Johnny Cash/Toots Hibbert track “I’m A Worried Man”. Nelson will be heading to Jamaica next week to film two new videos for the album.
In other news, I'm really digging a couple new albums...
1) Sufjan Stevens - Illinois An Amazing follow-up to his school-band-styles of Michigan.
2) Spoon - Gimmie Friction - Deceptivly simple melodies paired with stripped down guitars, keys and production. This is a classic...it's what John Lennon would sound like if he came up in the 90s.
3) Crystal Skulls We played with them last night at 7th St Entry in Minneapolis and they kicked some serious ass! Check them out if they come to your town with Pedro the Lion's Alter-ego: The Headphones.