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by RevMatt
Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Former Band Members
Topic: The Official John Neff Appreciation Thread
Replies: 68
Views: 49586

Re: The Official John Neff Appreciation Thread

This past weekend John Neff performed Mike Mills' Concerto For Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra in Toronto with The Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
by RevMatt
Wed May 11, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Other Bands / Music News (non DBT-related)
Topic: New Daniel Hutchens Album
Replies: 14
Views: 2043

Re: New Daniel Hutchens Album

The record release party was fantastic. During the second set Danny was backed by a band that included David Barbe, Brad Morgan and John Neff. (I believe that was the first time Brad and John played together since Neff left DBT.) Bloodkin is one of Athens' most legendary bands, having been together ...
by RevMatt
Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Other Bands / Music News (non DBT-related)
Topic: New Daniel Hutchens Album
Replies: 14
Views: 2043

New Daniel Hutchens Album

The official release of Daniel Hutchens' new album "The Beautiful Vicious Circle of Life is here. The record was produced by Dave Schools and engineered by David Barbe. This is a personal album exploring themes of mid life crisis and regeneration. It contains some of Danny's finest songs. The record...
by RevMatt
Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: Patterson and family moving from Athens to Portland
Replies: 125
Views: 34731

Re: Patterson and family moving from Athens to Portland

I wonder how RevMatt is taking this. Thanks for the concern. I am doing ok I guess. On Wednesday I took a shower for the first time since the Hoods left and I went into town and bought a brand new bathrobe. I thought about going to Flicker but the memories associated with old Pat and the bar depres...
by RevMatt
Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: Anybody been to a bad show?
Replies: 68
Views: 18541

Re: Anybody been to a bad show?

Either way, it is irrelevant because I'm done here. The only reason I posted here today is because some Obama hater's been trolling my Facebook page. This is my 19th post of 2015. Probably about 18 too many.
by RevMatt
Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: Anybody been to a bad show?
Replies: 68
Views: 18541

Re: Anybody been to a bad show?

One of the things I've noticed is when The Truckers deliver an epic three plus hour set and have to travel to another city to play a show the following night their fatigue often shows. Not that they deliver a "bad" show in terms of a train wreck. Just that the energy level and concentrati...
by RevMatt
Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: Anybody been to a bad show?
Replies: 68
Views: 18541

Re: Anybody been to a bad show?

One of the things I've noticed is when The Truckers deliver an epic three plus hour set and have to travel to another city to play a show the following night their fatigue often shows. Not that they deliver a "bad" show in terms of a train wreck. Just that the energy level and concentratio...
by RevMatt
Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: DBT's 20th Anniversary 2016
Replies: 30
Views: 9015

Re: DBT's 20th Anniversary 2016

I didn't say give the band extra money or something like buying two tickets but only go to one show. Just commemorate the anniversary in our own way. Something different. Something fun. Something initiated by the fans, not the other way around.
by RevMatt
Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: Tonight's the Night... for whom?
Replies: 2
Views: 933

Re: Tonight's the Night... for whom?

They are playing the song in tribute to Phil, a young Athens musician who died suddenly a couple of weeks back. Phil was a Camp Amped alumni and had gone out on the road with The Truckers as part of an internship where he learned how to do the work of a guitar tech. Last week there was a tribute sho...
by RevMatt
Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: DBT's 20th Anniversary 2016
Replies: 30
Views: 9015

Re: DBT's 20th Anniversary 2016

The 20th Anniversary should be awesome. Much of this thread is about what DBT should do to commemorate their 20th anniversary. But what are some things we, the fans, could do for The Truckers and their crew to commemorate this milestone? At Homecoming these past few years the fans have made donatio...
by RevMatt
Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: DBT's 20th Anniversary 2016
Replies: 30
Views: 9015

Re: DBT's 20th Anniversary 2016

The 20th Anniversary should be awesome. Much of this thread is about what DBT should do to commemorate their 20th anniversary. But what are some things we, the fans, could do for The Truckers and their crew to commemorate this milestone? At Homecoming these past few years the fans have made donation...
by RevMatt
Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: Film: Acoustic with Patterson Hood - Network 4.13.15
Replies: 12
Views: 5830

Re: Film: Acoustic with Patterson Hood - Network 4.13.15

Interesting choice of a film and I am curious to hear what Patterson has to say about it. Patterson often surprises me. From his music I would expect him to be a big outlaw country fan but he is more likely to be listening to Big Star than Red Headed Stranger . With film I would expect a heavier dra...
by RevMatt
Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Other Bands / Music News (non DBT-related)
Topic: Capsula
Replies: 0
Views: 601

Capsula

I recently moved from New Jersey to Athens. One of the things I make a point of doing is catching touring bands in the smaller rooms on Monday nights. It is the toughest night of the week from a band's perspective. Last night I caught Capsula at The Caledonia Lounge. I had never heard them before an...
by RevMatt
Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: How young is too young?-The Dirt Underneath
Replies: 20
Views: 5024

Re: How young is too young?-The Dirt Underneath

Bringing children to concerts is tricky. If they want to leave at any point before the end of the show it is pretty much the end of your night. When my youngest was 15 I took him to the Halloween show in Richmond. Including encores, the band played over three hours that night. My son reached his lim...
by RevMatt
Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: Homecoming 2015: 2/12, 2/13, 2/14 @ The Fabulous 40 Watt!
Replies: 997
Views: 185123

Re: Homecoming 2015: 2/12, 2/13, 2/14 @ The Fabulous 40 Watt

Another Homecoming in the books! Great weekend. This one was special for me because my son accompanied me to Homecoming. He moved into Athens with me last week and is trying to establish himself in this town, applying for jobs, meeting new friends, etc... I no longer have to worry about traveling to...
by RevMatt
Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: dbt opening for eric church
Replies: 166
Views: 44255

Re: dbt opening for eric church

Message boards, IMO, are a better format for threaded discussions. But you are right. Facebook has made many obsolete. I think 3DD is going strong because of the diversity of topics. Far easier to manage than Facebook where only the popular threads are easy to access.
by RevMatt
Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: dbt opening for eric church
Replies: 166
Views: 44255

Re: dbt opening for eric church

Every web community has its particularities and when active membership reaches a certain level there are bound to be factions, feuds and flame wars. I don't think it is productive to criticize the members of another DBT community. Or at least we should try to take an honest look at ourselves before ...
by RevMatt
Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: DBTs at Todos Santos in January 2015
Replies: 50
Views: 12612

Re: DBTs at Todos Santos in January 2015

I would have liked to go too but there are only so many of the "Premium" type shows a fan can attend in a year. Homecoming is in less than a month (though since I am now living in Athens I don't think it counts as a premium show for me) and I am sure there will be other opportunities this ...
by RevMatt
Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: DBT in Asheville at the Peel on 1/16 & 1/17/15
Replies: 116
Views: 32213

Re: DBT in Asheville at the Peel on 1/16 & 1/17/15

Howlinwolf wrote:Nice effort RevMatt...Welcome to the South brother...awesome ride huh!!!!

My Eldorado has a sweet spot at around 85 mph. With the money I save on rent I am going to put a new Northstar engine in the Eldorado.
by RevMatt
Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: DBT in Asheville at the Peel on 1/16 & 1/17/15
Replies: 116
Views: 32213

Re: DBT in Asheville at the Peel on 1/16 & 1/17/15

Made a game day decision to drive up from Athens. First rock show of 2015. Fantastic time.
by RevMatt
Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: dbt opening for eric church
Replies: 166
Views: 44255

Re: dbt opening for eric church

All that is required to cover somebody else's song is a mechanical license. You do not even need that band's or publishing company's permission. From legal zoom Recording Cover Songs A different situation is presented if your band, instead of simply wanting to cover a song live, decides it wants to ...
by RevMatt
Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: dbt opening for eric church
Replies: 166
Views: 44255

Re: dbt opening for eric church

I was at a Patterson solo show a couple years back. As he was introducing one of the songs off the first or second album -- I forget which -- he told us that the first two records are the only ones he ever gets royalty checks from. He said a couple times a year he will get a check for around five hu...
by RevMatt
Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: dbt opening for eric church
Replies: 166
Views: 44255

Re: dbt opening for eric church

For fifteen years after the first Ramones album people said that punk rock would never appeal to the mainstream. Then Nirvana finally broke that barrier in 1992. I really think it will happen with country music because it has happened before. Waylon and Willie bucked the system and had mainstream su...
by RevMatt
Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: dbt opening for eric church
Replies: 166
Views: 44255

Re: dbt opening for eric church

. But did anyone here think that songs as great as "Outfit", "Dress Blues", "Heathens", "Love Like This" and "Daddy's Cup" would be underground forever? Yes, because the crap being pumped out of Nashville (and being eaten up by the mouth-breathing m...
by RevMatt
Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: dbt opening for eric church
Replies: 166
Views: 44255

Re: dbt opening for eric church

I have always thought it was inevitable that mainstream country/Nashville artists would discover The Truckers. Within the past couple days Zac Brown sings "Dress Blues" in front of a national audience and The Truckers are going on tour in support of Eric Church. Honestly, I am surprised th...
by RevMatt
Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: dbt opening for eric church
Replies: 166
Views: 44255

Re: dbt opening for eric church

Great opportunity for the band even though bro country isn't any of our cup of tea. I am happy for them. If Eric Church covers "Daddy's Cup" it will could become for NASCAR what "Are You Ready For Some Football" is for the NFL. Maybe it will lead to some new members of 3DD which ...
by RevMatt
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: Homecoming Party - 2015
Replies: 107
Views: 25922

Re: Homecoming Party - 2015

Looking forward to meeting everyone, and putting faces to names/avatars! 1. Athens Joe + a few others 2. Dogstar 3. Gaetzi 4. Uncle Rickey 5. Cooleygirl 6. Tequila Cowboy 7. Lurleen McQueen 8. Jonicont (and babycont) 9. Free Fall - Thanks! 10. pa_heathen & the Mr. 11. allisonsdc 12. GW in IA 13...
by RevMatt
Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Other Bands / Music News (non DBT-related)
Topic: The Heavy Metal Thread
Replies: 192
Views: 37989

Re: The Heavy Metal Thread

My fave musical discovery of 2014 is Windhand, a metal band from Richmond, VA. I absolutely fell in love with this band over the summer. My description of them musically is Neil Young sitting in and playing lead guitar with Black Sabbath. The vocalist is a young woman named Dorthia Cotrell. As a son...
by RevMatt
Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Other Bands / Music News (non DBT-related)
Topic: Let's Start the Rock & Roll HoF from Scratch: The 50's
Replies: 41
Views: 4505

Re: Let's Start the Rock & Roll HoF from Scratch: Criteria

Re garage rock and presumably other genres that I'm not going to take the time to think about, the reason why the Nuggets album was so important is that almost by definition, garage rock consists of one shots by obscure bands, not bands that have developed a HoF type resume. It's not clear how one ...
by RevMatt
Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Other Bands / Music News (non DBT-related)
Topic: Let's Start the Rock & Roll HoF from Scratch: The 50's
Replies: 41
Views: 4505

Re: Let's Start the Rock & Roll HoF from Scratch: Criteria

Re garage rock and presumably other genres that I'm not going to take the time to think about, the reason why the Nuggets album was so important is that almost by definition, garage rock consists of one shots by obscure bands, not bands that have developed a HoF type resume. It's not clear how one ...