Tuesday, April 17, 2007

U2 odds, ends

Here's a billboard.com article about the U2 3D movie.

Also some in-depth interviews and stuff with The Edge's guitar tech Dallas Schoo, including some youtube links I haven't tried out because I have dialup. Quit laughing. Do you think it's easy, being a cheapskate?

Here's a brief: The Edge will receive an honorary degree from Berklee this spring.

At @u2.com, check out the U2 cartoon achtoon baby.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Jason Isbell and the DBT

Drive By Truckers land brims with trepidation and disappointment as it is announced at the DBT site and at Jason Isbell's myspace page that guitarist/songwriter Jason Isbell and the Drive By Truckers have parted ways.

Discussions are ongoing at the Nine Bullets talkboards.

I've always said that the great thing about the Truckers is that they have had three killer songwriter-guitarists. I'm trying to look at it as an opportunity to hear all of them more. The next DBT album will have more songs by Cooley and Patterson, and Jason Isbell's forthcoming solo album will be all him, obviously. But I'm very sad. I love the Truckers in their previous incarnations, but their albums with Isbell have really been on the next level.

They'll keep on Truckin' - they've had lineup changes before. And I'm glad I got to see them with him a couple of times. But I'm really disappointed that it happened.

By and large, though, I agree with posts at this blog. If the comment thing would ever load, I'd comment.