Author Archives: David Wm. Sims

Tragedy – All Heavy Metal Tribute to the Bee Gee

I’m a little embarassed at how much I like this.  They manage to make “Stayin’ Alive” sound like AC/DC wrote it.  Per the MySpace page: “Audiences today are craving a metal Bee Gees experience more than ever, and Tragedy delivers.” … Continue reading

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No. 908: Hasselt, BE

August 21, 2009 Hasselt, Belgium Pukkelpop Festival (Shelter Stage) Hank III & Assjack The Get Up Kids the Jesus Lizard Face to Face The Living End Future of the Left A Place to Bury Strangers And So I Watch You … Continue reading

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The Jesus Lizard on Sound Opinions

The Jesus Lizard’s interview on the NPR’s Sound Opinions begins airing today.  We did an interview with hosts Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis and recorded three songs in the WBEZ studios.  The podcast will be available on August 24 from … Continue reading

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"Sycamore" by David Daniell and Doug McComb Released Today

“Sycamore,” the first album by David Daniell and Doug McComb, is officially released today.   I got an advance copy a couple of weeks ago and have been listening nonstop.  It’s that kind of abstract instrumental music that creeps into you … Continue reading

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Danny MacAskill in Edinburgh

When I’m in Edinburgh, I just walk around and drink beer, maybe eat some fried candy bars.  This boggles my tiny brain.  I love the stuff he does off the trees. (hat tip: How the World Works)

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NYT Review and Video of Rhys Chatham's "A Crimson Grail" at the Lincoln Center

Rhys Chatham’s performance of “A Crimson Grail” at the Lincoln Center was a gorgeous, mind-altering experience.  I have to thank Kurt Wolf, Regina Greene, and David Daniell for getting me involved. The New York Times review: Guitarist by the Hundreds, … Continue reading

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U.S. Premiere of Rhys Chatham Piece for 200 Guitars and 16 Basses

I have a feeling this is going to be very, very cool.  Experimental composer Rhys Chatham will be at the Damrosch Park Bandshell at the Lincoln Center this Saturday, August 8, for the U.S. premiere of “A Crimson Grail,” his … Continue reading

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No. 907: Seattle, WA

July 24, 2009 Seattle, WA Capitol Hill Block Party (Main Stage) the Jesus Lizard Built to Spill Deerhunter Black Lips Spinnerette The Dutchess and the Duke

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Mike White's Photos of the Nashville Show

Photographer Mike White has a nice gallery of photos from our show in Nashville last Tuesday. Mike White photo gallery

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Dangerpuss: "Di Di Mao"

Another song from Dangerpuss: Click the link to play a song or right-click and select “Save Link As…” to download: Di Di Mao (7.8 MB MP3) The guests: Duane Denison (the Jesus Lizard, Legendary Shack Shakers, Tomahawk) Jason Wolford (Teledubgnosis, … Continue reading

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No 906: Chicago, IL

July 17, 2009 Chicago, IL Pitchfork Music Festival Built to Spill the Jesus Lizard Yo La Tengo Tortoise

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No. 905: Nashville, TN

July 14, 2009 Nashville, TN Exit/In the Jesus Lizard Pine Hill Haints

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Don't Hold Back, Jesster.

We have evidently ruined Jessica Hopper’s entire year by playing at the Pitchfork festival: I saw the Jesus Lizard at least five times between the ages of 15-20, and my opinion (previously chronicled in Hit it or Quit it issues … Continue reading

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Next Dan Brown Book Cover Revealed. Just Shoot Me Now, Okay?

The cover has been revealed for the next book by Dan Brown, the author of “The Da Vinci Code,” a somewhat popular conspiracy thriller you might have heard of a while back. This takes me back to Geoffrey Pullum’s hilarious … Continue reading

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Momma Squirrel vs. Dog

Photos of fierce little momma squirrel by Nanny Baka: (hat tip: Mike Watt)

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Awww, Putten-Tooties

Cat catches treats.  Yep, that’s what he does. And while we’re at it, here’s Ninja Cat: (hat tip: Preacher)

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Joyce's "Ulysses" as a Graphic Novel

Throwaway Horse is producing a web-based graphic novel of “Ulysses.” They’ve only posted the first chapter so far.   I’m very interested to see how this progresses and can’t wait to see the Cyclops episode. Ulysses “Seen” homepage Episode 1: Telemachus … Continue reading

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Total Eclipse of the Heart

It has to be asked: when did spazzing out qualify as a dance?

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Dangerpuss: "Ghost Clock"

Another song from Dangerpuss: I ran the bass through a Lexicon MPX 500 and played with the tap delays and octave settings. Click the link to play a song or right-click and select “Save Link As…” to download: Ghost Clock … Continue reading

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The Jesus Lizard Album Reissue Track Listings

Touch & Go Records is going to reissue the Pure EP and the albums Head, Goat, Liar, and Down on September 22, 2009.  These records have been remastered and sound noticeably better than the original releases.  All of the albums … Continue reading

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