Archive for the 'Diversions' Category

Monday, August 1st, 2011

(Diversions, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, catches up with our favorite artists as they wax on subjects other than recording and performing.) Considering what passes for “country music” in Nashville these days (not to mention “country radio”) it’s easy to forget there are true heirs to the old masters writing, recording and performing in […]

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

(Diversions, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, catches up with our favorite artists as they wax on subjects other than recording and performing.) Upon first meeting Roadside Graves keys/synths/piano-man Johnny Piatkowski, two things came to mind: 1) damn, this guy can really play, and 2) damn, this guy has a most impressive array of Peter […]

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

(Diversions, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, catches up with our favorite artists as they wax on subjects other than recording and performing.) This week we catch up with the Black Swans Jerry DeCicca as he reflects on his working relationship with the late/great Larry Jon Wilson. Jerry has an interesting vantage point as he […]

Monday, April 11th, 2011

(Diversions, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, catches up with our favorite artists as they wax on subjects other than recording and performing.) One cannot overstate the power of regionalism. Growing up in Georgia, in a rather musical household, I assumed the music of Eddie Hinton was as well known as, say, that of Sam […]

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

(Diversions, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, catches up with our favorite artists as they wax on subjects other than recording and performing.) Those of you who have owned, or by proxy know someone who has owned a vintage automobile, are aware that it’s not just a ride to get you from point A to […]

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

(Diversions, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, catches up with our favorite artists as they wax on subjects other than recording and performing.) As noted in my end of the year ‘form letter,’ John Grant’s solo debut, the dark horse that is Queen of Denmark, made quite the impression in the latter half of 2010. […]

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

(Diversions, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, catches up with our favorite artists as they wax on subjects other than recording and performing.) At the bottom of the page you will Patterson Hood’s live tribute to Darkness On The Edge Of Town recorded in 2007, by Sloan Simpson, at the 40 Watt club in Athens, […]

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

(Diversions, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, catches up with our favorite artists as they wax on subjects other than recording and performing.) The Polaroid SX-70, the camera Pat Sansone of the Autumn Defense pays homage to below, was one of the first cameras I recall using. I still have it today. It was my […]

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

(Diversions, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, catches up with our favorite artists as they wax on subjects other than recording and performing.) I have been writing about Ben Weaver as long as I’ve been publishing Aquarium Drunkard.  His music, and words, are comprised of the same grit that initially drew me in me to […]