Friday, August 10th, 2007


Hi and welcome to the final stop of John Vanderslice’s “Live From Tiny Telephone” online tour. As mentioned last week, The ‘Slice has been making the rounds around the Blogosphere with videos of him performing his new album Emerald City from his studios back in May, one song per site. You can find the first eight songs at the following splendid and exotic locales:

Stereogum – “Kookabura”
Gorilla Vs Bear – “White Dove”
BrooklynVegan – “The Tower”
You Ain’t No Picasso – “The Parade”
My Old Kentucky Blog – “Time To Go”
SixEyes – “Numbered Lithograph”
The Catbirdseat – “Central Booking”
An Aquarium Drunkard – “Tablespoon Of Codeine”

and here, the final song of the tour, “The Minaret”.

And a final, tour-ending message from Mr Vanderslice:

So this is the last stop on the Emerald City Online Tour.
I’m very happy we’re here with Chromewaves.
I want to give a huge thanks to all the blogs hosting
the videos. See you in a few weeks on the van tour!

Also note that Catbirdseat and SixEyes have interviews with Vanderslice appended to their videos – the SixEyes one is in two parts, the second of which is here. An Aquarium Drunkard also has some videos of Vanderslice playing a show in the LA river basin. No, that’s not a venue, it’s a river basin. Synthesis also has an interview. He’s doing a proper in-the-flesh this Fall and will be at the Horseshoe in Toronto on October 1.

MP3: John Vanderslice – “White Dove”
Video: John Vanderslice – “Time To Go” (MOV)
Stream: John Vanderslice / Emerald City
MySpace: John Vanderslice

Idlewild will celebrate their tenth anniversary with the release of Scottish Fiction: Best Of 1997-2007 on October 1. It will collect material from their Captain mini-album through this year’s Make Another World and throw in a DVD with three hours of footage including a complete show in Aberdeen, all their videos and unseen documentary footage.

Goldenfiddle has the tracklisting for the soundtrack to Todd Haynes’ I’m Not There Dylan biopic and it’s as insanely indie-all-star-studded as promised. The film debuts next month at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Gogol Bordello are at the Opera House on October 9. That is going to be fifteen kinds of crazy. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10AM, not sure how much.

Mike Cooley of Drive-By Truckers discusses “Gravity’s Gone” off of A Blessing And A Curse with Independent Weekly.

Filter rounds up all the upcoming Robyn Hitchcock retrospective action coming up, starting with the I Wanna Go Backwards box set, due out October 16.

CBC wonders if the concept of an album release date is still relevant.

By : Frank Yang at 8:27 am
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  1. the says:

    you should link to the, we broke the dylan news. ;)

  2. claire says:

    my favorite song on the album, on my favorite blog…this was nice to wake up to.

  3. Kari says:

    That was great. I love this song!… can’t wait to see him at the Horseshoe.