Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Calling All Obscure Music Fans

I need help. I have been looking for this album for years with little or no luck at all. The album is called Imagine We Were by a band called Tribe of Heaven. Here's what has to say about it:

Mark Roebuck, formerly of the 80s power-pop band The Deal, began work on Tribe of Heaven in 1989. He invited then fellow bartender Dave Matthews to assist him in writing and recording a CD-length project. Tribe of Heaven would produce a rich, folk-acoustic sound, woven with dark, sometimes melancholy themes. The Tribe of Heaven project included nine songs, five written by Mark Roebuck alone, three written by Mark Roebuck and Dave Matthews together, and one a cover of U2's "In God's Country." Mark and Dave both sang and played on all songs. Greg Howard added keyboards on "Imagine We Were" and "Half the Time." Mike Rosenski played guitar on "Touch." The recording was done locally in Scottsville, Virginia on 8 track reel to reel at the home studio of Greg Howard during two sessions separated by about 6 months. Tribe of Heaven was informally shopped around in early 1990, but without success. Dave would go on to form Dave Matthews Band the next year and include a Tribe of Heaven song, "The Song that Jane Likes," on the band's first release, Remember Two Things. The Tribe of Heaven project lay dormant for more than a decade until a revival of interest in Mark's various musical projects, and interest from Dave's many fans, led to this release.

As luck would have it, the album is listed as "Out Of Stock" at (It's not on iTunes, either). I don't want to go the ebay route because you never really know what you're going to get. I've found it on several independent sites but I don't know how reputable they are. So I need your help. Does anyone out there know where I can get a copy of this? Are there any really good online record stores that I could try without becoming a victim of identity theft?

Thanks in advance for your help!

The Countdown Has Begun

I was really bored at work yesterday afternoon, so I decided to make myself a Countdown to Season Five Calendar. This is hanging on my door at work. It's really great because there are only three other people in my building who watch LOST and "get" the calendar. Everyone else walks by with these bewildered looks on their faces. It cracks me up!

"What's that?"

"It's a LOST thing, you wouldn't understand."

I know, I know. I hear you. "What a dork!" "What a dweeb!" "What a geek!" "What a nerd!" "What a tool!" "Get a life!" "Grow up!" "You need help!"

You know what I say to that? I'm cooler than you. Get over it!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Official U2 Album News

Found this a few days ago. I guess it's time to start thinking about my U2 Tour plans!!!

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Irish rockers U2 have named their new album
"No Line On The Horizon," and will release it worldwide in early March,
their label said on Thursday.

The quartet's 12th studio album was originally expected to be released
by the end of this year, but the band announced in September that it
would keep writing more tunes. Recording took place in Morocco, Dublin,
New York and London.

Interscope Records will release "No Line On The Horizon"
internationally on March 2, and a day later in North America.

It marks the follow-up to "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb," which was
released in late 2004 and went on to sell 9 million copies worldwide,
according to Interscope. It also garnered U2 their second album of the
year Grammy, following 1987's "The Joshua Tree."

The new album was produced by long-time collaborators Brian Eno and
Daniel Lanois, with additional production by Steve Lillywhite. Tunes
recorded in 2006 with producer Rick Rubin, the man behind Johnny Cash's
comeback, have been jettisoned.

Tour plans have not been announced. The "Vertigo" world tour for the
last album ran from March 2005 to December 2006.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Quote of the Day

"If my life was a television show, it would probably get cancelled." -Me