The Rich Girls Are Weeping

21 June 2006

It's amazing what a three mile walk and a good night's sleep and a good dinner will do for you. Getting back on a regular schedule of looking after myself has gone a long way to making me feel better. (Oh, add NasalCrom and Emergen-C to the list as well. They're moving -- yeah moving, I should take a picture -- the house next door to mine. It's a little clapboard cottage and the sheer amount of mold that's been kicked up is disgusting.) I just love wandering around in an allergic stupor!

First of all: The Hourly Radio will be ripping it up at The Annex in NYC tomorrow (and in Cleveland tonight). If you're in the vicinity, you should totally go. They were faboo internet radio station WOXY's Lounge Act yesterday; check out an mp3 of the show in the Lounge Act archive. THR are going out on tour with Protokoll in July; stay tuned for details on the TRGAW-sponsored show in Austin on July 5!

Onward and upward: It's been a while since we posted some remixes; here's a few that have caught my ear over the past few weeks.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs -- Turn Into (Nick Zinner Remix) (sorry it's on yousendit, but you know how these things are...)
The White Rose Movement -- Girls in the Back (Hugo Nicolson Bad Birthday Remix)
Asobi Seksu -- Strings (Glass Factory Remix) [via Good Hodgkins]
Bloc Party -- Banquet (Boys Noize Dub Mix)

Changing gears entirely: Pinkie and I caught a neat-o documentary on PBS Sunday night about a local band I bet you never thought that we'd talk about -- legendary Texas swing revivalists Asleep at the Wheel -- and their 1999 tribute album to Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, Ride With Bob. You know how we feel about Bob Wills and Texas swing, I think, yes? Don't get us started on how going to Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa was practically a religious experience, but you've heard about that... Anyway, Ride With Bob is the second Asleep at the Wheel tribute album chock-full of great reinterpretations of Wills' classic hits; as on the first, the band is joined by mainstream country stars actually singing real, live country music (shocker!), less mainstream country stars (like Dwight Yoakam, Lyle Lovett, and Don Walser), guests from left field (The Manhattan Transfer), and former members of The Texas Playboys. The resulting product could have been cheezy and irrelevant (especially given the sheer political incorrectness of songs like "Cherokee Maiden" and "Milk Cow Blues"), but the thing is, it's not -- Texas swing is far from dead and buried and Asleep at the Wheel does an exemplary job of keeping the traditions alive without reproducing stultified carbon copies. The little documentary about the recording of the album was really heartwarming -- especially seeing the old Texas Playboys playing their guitars smooth as glass like it ain't no thang. Also: Don't tell, but I have a huge, inappropriate crush on ASatW frontman Ray Benson -- it's that voice!

Asleep at the Wheel (with Tim McGraw) -- Milk Cow Blues
Asleep at the Wheel (with the Dixie Chicks) -- Roly Poly
Asleep at the Wheel (with Dwight Yoakam) -- New San Antonio Rose

Bonus: Asleep at the Wheel -- You're From Texas (live)


Blogger chacal la chaise said...

glad to hear you are feeling better. i, on the other hand, got up the courage to peek at my student loan balance (for undergraduate work), and consolidated the thing before the june 30 deadline. hurrah, i did something positive with finances.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 4:40:00 PM  
Blogger cindy hotpoint said...

I am glad that you did that! (: I still have some financial stuff to take care of too.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 4:53:00 PM  
Blogger Test Department said...

The Bloc Party dub is actually by Boyz Noize or whatever. I thought this was weird too but apparently they just reworked the whole song and called it their own.


Wednesday, June 21, 2006 6:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Ruins said...

I *love* Ride With Bob. I too saw the documentary on PBS and it made me rush out and buy the horridly expensive cd. For me, it helped that Clay Walker and the Squirrel Nut Zippers were on it.

Thursday, June 22, 2006 12:46:00 AM  
Blogger cindy hotpoint said...

test department: the label that released the mixes, kitsune, lists the track as i've given. i've googled around, but couldn't really find much info one way or the other. can you direct me to any info that you've found? thanks!

Thursday, June 22, 2006 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can you please please reupload the yeah yeah yeah's turn into remix please... been tryin to see what the difference is from the original

Sunday, June 03, 2007 12:07:00 PM  

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