Gaza from outer space… photograph showing rockets and explosions by astronaut Alexander Gerst who is aboard the International Space Station.
At Beit Hanoun UNRWA school after Israeli shells: a scene of flight & panic: blood, bandages and sheep running through the halls.
10:37 AM - 24 Jul 2014. William Booth — Washington Post
24 Jul 2014 / 0 notes
freakwater is on this nice list to be on.
we are recording a new record in september. got lots of great people to play with us!
10 Essential Alt-Country Albums
Freakwater, Old Paint (1995)
Death looms over every song on this Louisville outfit’s fourth album. On “Smoking Daddy,” a man commits the slowest, most painful suicide imaginable. On “Gone to Stay,” a grieving mother hears her dead infant crying in her grave. Even the chatty narrator of “The Waitress Song” understands she’s wasting her life pouring coffee. Old Paint might be too much of a downer, then, if it weren’t for the graceful harmonies of Janet Beveridge Bean and Catherine Irwin, two of the most underrated vocalists of the alt-country movement. They add enough life to the songs to counter all the tragedies they sing about.
17 Jul 2014 / 11 notes
Jason Molina’s beautiful song Steve Albini’s Blues….
me and jonathan glen wood, anna krippenstapel and lowe sutherland recorded this for the rock the cause tribute album to benefit Jason Molina’s family and some other good stuff.
22 May 2014 / 5 notes
Thanks to catherineirwin for the all night Mott the Hoople vs The Kendalls dance party and for taking these crazy photos last night.
Drunken Prayer played at Decca in louisville on friday night.
morgan c. geer and freakwater’s own david wayne gay.
i’m gonna learn how to play the beautiful sad Mission Field song.
14 Apr 2014 / 1 note
In memory of the late Jasona Molina, a new tribute compilation will be out April 22 through non-profit label Rock the Cause. Titled Farewell Transmission: The Music of Jason Molina, it features My Morning Jacket, Murder by Death, Wooden Wand, Sarah Jaffe, the Black Swans, Bottomless Pit, and more. Above, listen to My Morning Jacket’s cover of Songs: Ohia’s “Farewell Transmission”. Frontman Jim James also appears on another track on the album, collaborating with Bro Stephen on a cover of “Almost Was Good Enough”.
Farewell Transmission also features a new song, “Arm in Arm” by Molina’s former bandmates under the name Memorial Electric Company, as well as a previously unrecorded track called “Trouble in Mind (Fade to Blue)”, which was a live favorite of Molina’s.
A portion of the proceeds from Farewell Transmission will go to MusiCares, which supports artists dealing with depression, addiction, disability, and other health issues. Another portion of the proceeds will go to Molina’s family.
On March 15, in support of the compilation, Memorial Electric Company will perform at the Church on York in L.A.
Farewell Transmission: The Music of Jason Molina:
01 Squares: “Get Out Get Out Get Out”
02 Memorial Electric Co: “Arm In Arm”
03 My Morning Jacket: “Farewell Transmission”
04 Enemy Planes: “Lioness”
05 Murder By Death: “7th Street Wonderland”
06 Sarah Jaffe: “Alone With The Owl”
07 Jonah Tolchin: “Old Black Hen”
08 Ben Lubeck of Farewell Milwaukee: “Leave This City”
09 The Black Swans: “Two Blue Lights”
10 Bro Stephen: “Almost Was Good Enough” [ft. Jim James]
11 Box Of Baby Birds: “Didn’t It Rain”
12 Cory Branan: “Memphis Moon”
13 Gabriel Douglas: “The Dark Don’t Hide It” [ft. Drew Preiner]
14 Fathom Lane: “I’ve Been Riding With The Ghost”
01 Memorial Electric Co: “Trouble In Mind (Fade To Blue)”
02 Matt Bauer and Heather McEntire: “I Can Not Have Seen the Light”
03 Will Johnson and Briton Biesenherz: “34 Blues”
04 Jim and Jennie & The Pinetops: “Hammer Down”
05 Water Liars: “Just Be Simple”
06 Catherine Irwin: “Steve Albini’s Blues”
07 Nathan Salsburg & Joan Shelley: “White Sulfur”
08 Wooden Wand: “Don’t This Look Like the Dark”
09 Luke Redfield: “Hear My Heart Final”
10 Viking Moses: “Lioness”
11 Bottomless Pit: “The Big Game Is Every Night”
12 Communist Daughter: “Hold on Magnolia”
13 Jonny James and The Hall of Fames: “John Henry Split My Heart”
26 Feb 2014 / 4 notes
I just found out that november 20th is the transgender day of remembrance. good. xxxx c.
18 Nov 2013 / 5 notes
FREAKONS show in San Francisco.
Jon Langford doing his tribute to Richard Burton.
15 Oct 2013 / 3 notes
come on over to the cactus club in milwaukee tonight. yes?
10 Aug 2013 / 2 notes
OLD BABY in a swamp last night.
10 Aug 2013 / 0 notes