Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Tom Waits to Tour, plus Johnny Cash's "American V," the LL Cool J Diet Plan, Bob Dylan Can Write Well, Toy Guitar of Death

  • The Reverse Advanced (started out Advanced and became Overt, otherwise known as Second-Stage Advanced Weirdo) Tom Waits is going on an honest-to-goodness tour. Well, eight dates and for Overt, cockamamie reasons, but I'll take it.
  • Everybody loves Johnny Cash's American V, so I guess his reputation will remain intact. What a relief.
  • Get as ripped as LL Cool J! (But not Brad Pitt.)
  • Bob Dylan was voted top living songwriter by the readers of Paste magazine. Meanwhile, the readers of Copy magazine prefer Donovan.
  • Avoid this toy guitar at all costs! It has parts that could cause you to choke, plus it encourages you to play "Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton.

2 comments:

Tasha said...

Here is a song title for you:

"What Should I Have For Lunch?"

you can use it, if you want to.

Anonymous said...

I'm really looking forward to hearing Cash's new CD. a psychologist who once played Johnny Cash songs for inmates at a California correctional facility. You can find that story here:

http://www.tollbooth.org/2003/features/jcash.html

The experience inspired me to write this song:

JC Therapy
words and music by Dr. Bruce L. Thiessen
aka Dr. BLT (c)2006
http://www.drblt.net/music/JcTherapy.mp3

During the course of that performance, I noted the power of Johnny Cash's songs in touching the hearts of these inmates. Since then, I started working on a Cash tribute CD that included songs like these:

(We) Still Miss Someone
(lyrical adaptation based on Cash's original)
words and music by Dr. BLT (c)2006
http://www.drblt.net/music/MissSomeone.mp3

and

The Ballad of Johnny and June
words and music by Dr. BLT (c)2006
http://www.drblt.net/music/Johnnyandjune.mp3

Now that we've received this, the final chapter in the Cash legacy, it has me wonderring who will be:

The Next Johnny Cash
words and music by Dr. BLT (c)2006
http://www.drblt.net/music/nextjohnnycash.mp3

Bruce
aka Dr. BLT, The World's First Blog 'n' Roll Artist