Today Is My Very Special Day

For having my chestnut "Like Dying" as Track O' The Day at Garageband.com.

I'd like to thank Th' Academy as well as all my family and friends. Friend.

I'd really like to thank my family.

And I want everyone to know that I feel so close to all of you right now. It's been a long, hard journey to reach this summit. As much as I'd like to just stop and savor th' moment, I have to realize that this is really just teh beginning of th' struggle. The long nights, the cold open road. Diners and stages and that blurry two-lane blacktop in the rain.

I have to go change th' answering machine message now for when David Geffen calls.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats mate, you deserve it. I always play that song when I'm feeling down, which is most of the time lately.

Geez, those reviewers are *harsh* on that site. I think in this day and age everyone is so damn *over* everything that it's impossible to excite anyone anymore.

4:09 AM  
Blogger The Viscount LaCarte said...

Cheryl Crowe?

Anyway, the first time I heard this one was courtesy of Xtcfan. I was skeptical, because the only thing I'd heard from you was from the mid-90's back when you were Ned's little brother and frankly, it wasn't my cuppa.

It blew me away. Gave me chills. That voice. The melody. Those strings. The dynamics. Arrangelent. All A+ Still remains one of my 4 or 5 faves from your catalogue.

- Al

6:59 AM  
Blogger Kevin Wolf said...

One of my all-time favorites too.

The "reviews" on the site are pretty funny. They love breaking it down into pieces and deciding this bit is nice, that bit is not. Meanwhile, a great song is playing and they're not actually listening.

7:26 AM  
Blogger Employee of the Month said...

Congratulations! You have my parking space for the remainder of the month.

8:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Allow me to add my voice to the growing din of Congratulationses. I think at this point you should start thinking about your rider. Maybe about the coordinating the color scheme of the fresh flowers and the fresh fruit - how can you perform if those aren't complimentary.

Say, that reminds me: have you ever checked out the Smoking Gun's collection of riders? Pretty amazing. Your blog often touches on the many small yet devastating ways the entertainment industry is evil. These riders, well, they cover the not-so-small ones.

I'm gonna go check out those Garageband.com comments. One of my buddies recently had a song featured on Redfizz, and the comments were all pretentious and niggling. It made me hate everyone.

11:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great song. It made the hairs on my arms stand up, which is a good sign.

2:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A-and you sound like Sheryl Crowe! That's gotta feel good!

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesus, you're right about those reviews, Kevin and Ben. They make me want to kill somebody -- and not in a good way. It's just so fuckin' easy to snot off in cyberspace, where nobody's gonna force you to reveal your own chops -- or, very likely, total lack thereof.

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats BL!

ps Hey "anonymous"- If you are who I suspect, drop me a line sometime. I've been really bummed that your blog is nonexistent!

10:51 PM  
Blogger teh l4m3 said...

Just make sure you change into nice, clean, big, white cotton panties. Oh, and keep the old poop-chute lubed. Preferably w/ vegetable grease. You know how those Hollywood indie-label queens are...

word verif: silly rabbit, "shrix" are for kids!

4:50 AM  
Blogger The Viscount LaCarte said...


5:58 PM  
Blogger Bobby Lightfoot said...

woah, man. Irony indeed. And what's with the "you can live all your dreams with the music of fiction" shit?

That is some creepy, creepy copy.

good eye.

6:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool! I need a new one because I can't live without all of my fantasies through music with the help of Fiction on their collection This Is Fiction.

Actually, I'm only intererested in one of them helping with my fantasies. The other two are creepy!

Lori Lightfoot

5:43 AM  
Anonymous Gary said...

I haven't had the chance to hear much since my fave, Station Rhode, but I just checked out Like Dyin'. I am proud to say, as Tommy Chong said one Xmas, "Ooooohhh, I played with that Dude, we played in front a department store, man. We made a lot of bread..." Keep up the dream and I will keep Rocking the "tards!!


7:28 AM  

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