PunkBluegrass

Mostly lame musical links. Nothing to see here. Move along.

What if a bunch of high school kids arranged the impossible-to-play Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto #2 for percussion only?  What if your son played the piano part?  That would be cool, I bet.

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Is she home yet?  Is she home yet?

Is she home yet? Is she home yet?

My college son is the new Gloria Gaynor.

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All my sons are worthless musicians. 

All my sons are worthless musicians. 

These are two my best punk bluegrass friends.  (Of course, they will claim not to know me if you ask). 

Oh I’ve never been to Vegas/But I’ve gambled all my life. 

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Back by zero demand, here are my top 10 films of 2012*:
10. Cloud Atlas
9. End of Watch
8. Looper
7. Silver Linings Playbook
6. Moonrise Kingdom
5. Beasts of the Southern Wild
4. Lincoln
3. Flight
2. Argo
1. Life of Pi

*I have not yet seen The Sessions, Zero Dark Thirty, Django Unchained, and Les Miserables. I suspect at least the first two would crack into this list.

Going to see if I can book this guy for my holiday party.  

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Of Monsters and Men - As far as I can tell, everyone is Iceland is awesome.  

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Top Albums

Here it is, my Punk-Bluegrass-flavored top 10 albums of 2012.  Please feel free to argue and offer enlightened alternatives:
10. Band of Horses (Mirage)
 9.  Mumford and Sons (Babel)
 8.  Donald Fagen (Sunken Condos)
 7.  Neil Young and Crazy Horse (Psychedelic Pill)
 6.  Shins (Port of Morrow)
 5.  Fiona Apple (Idler Wheel….)
 4.  Alabama Shakes (Boys and Girls)
 3.  fun (Some Nights)
 2.  Jack White (Blunderbuss)
 1.  Punch Brothers (Who’s Feeling Young Now?)
Honorable Mentions:  Glen Hansard (Rhythm and Repose); John Mayer (Born and Raised); Springsteen (Wrecking Ball); Patterson Hood (Heat Lightning…); Avett Brothers (The Carpenter); Bob Dylan (Tempest)

New baby at my house. Apologize if you are a brittle diabetic because of the sweetness of this photo.

New baby at my house. Apologize if you are a brittle diabetic because of the sweetness of this photo.