Remember: Evil Knievel and the legacy of John Wayne Gacy
One positive result of the broken iBook is digging up the Grant Lee Buffalo album Mighty Joe Moon. This was an album that I played ad nauseum in high school, but is now tucked away in one of those monstrous CD books. The songs are stripped down and raw, so that the intensity of each song rings through. Grant Lee Phillips sings about devastation, minotaurs, and Manifest Destiny. Maybe Phillips was just prepping me for my AP U.S. History exam or to play for Team Meloy, but Mighty Joe Moon conjures a dusty past with poignancy. Twelve years later, Mighty Joe Moon has yet to lose its charm and I still feel the urge to lie on the floor and sing about John Wayne Gacy. Below are some songs so we can sing along together.
Mp3s from Mighty Joe Moon:
Grant Lee Buffalo: Mockingbirds
Grant Lee Buffalo: Lone Star Song
Grant Lee Buffalo: Sing Along
Pick up Mighty Joe Moon and other good stuff from Grant Lee Buffalo at Insound.
Wiki it up:
A new wiki entitled Bread for Music has been created to fill the need for a comprehensive internet-based lyrics site. There are a few hundred song lyrics posted, but the people at Bread for Music would like you to stop by and edit, add, and comment your music educated hearts out.
To the lovely ones who entered the first ever Indie Don't Dance Mix--you know who you are-- please email me either a link or an mp3 of the song you want to include on the mix. The sooner I receive them, the sooner I can put the mix together.