There was one point where he asked the audience how his physique was coming along, heheh. I wanted to yell out about his hair length, but I'm too polite. He's still pretty good at the on stage banter, though. Reading and communicating with an audience has never been a problem for him. One guy next to me yelled out for Free Bird - I said "oh for god's sake" and laughed.
During the interview he did on the radio (KEXP) prior to the gig he mentioned that he saw Morrissey & Bob Dylan as being exceptional lyricists. I thought that was kindof cool. I bet if you go to KEXP's website you can probably still listen to the interview somewhere. It was good.
― Bimble brings a lawn chair to antartica so he can sit and drink silver coff (Bim, Sunday, 29 January 2006 18:06 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Susan Douglas (Susan Douglas), Sunday, 29 January 2006 20:54 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Susan Douglas (Susan Douglas), Wednesday, 1 February 2006 07:30 (7 years ago) Permalink
none of this behavior is new. I won't see him solo again, I don't think. Too many diminishing returns. I've seen Eitzel sink lower but not as often. In fact I don't think I've seen more than one good Koz solo set (and that was actually a SKM show with Phil, someone else, and a string section). But RHP back in the day was something else.
― kyle (akmonday), Wednesday, 1 February 2006 08:09 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Susan Douglas (Susan Douglas), Wednesday, 1 February 2006 08:55 (7 years ago) Permalink
― kyle (akmonday), Wednesday, 1 February 2006 14:13 (7 years ago) Permalink
short film of interview and song, "Bubble". is great-
― Susan Douglas (Susan Douglas), Wednesday, 15 February 2006 05:16 (7 years ago) Permalink
Ghosts Of The Great Highway: One of the best discs of the decade.
― Daniel, Esq., Wednesday, 4 November 2009 22:18 (3 years ago) Permalink
I sort of think April is just as good, maybe better.
― Kiptok, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 22:21 (3 years ago) Permalink
It was a little more polished, and it lacked some of the raw intensity of GOTGH. But April is also a v., v. good disc.
― Daniel, Esq., Wednesday, 4 November 2009 22:23 (3 years ago) Permalink
The new one starts off really well but ultimately I think it might be... bad? Kozelek sounds so petty and cranky.
― sean gramophone, Monday, 14 May 2012 19:49 (1 year ago) Permalink
admiral fells promises or is there some other new one? I didn't care for most of that album actually, it was pretty dull.
― akm, Monday, 14 May 2012 20:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
Among the Leaves, out soon.
― sean gramophone, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 00:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
After the masterful "Ghosts Of The Great Highway" (Daniel's comment above OTM) it's been diminishing returns for each release. I didn't even bother with the last one, maybe I'll see if Spotify has it.
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 00:47 (1 year ago) Permalink
April is a very nice album; not as good as Ghosts but it reminded me a lot of Ocean Beach (only not quite as good) and Songs for a Blue Guitar...really more like an RHP album. Admiral Fells just didn't stick with me at all.
heard the new one and it's somewhere in the middle. I like the band songs but some of the solo tracks kind of blow by me. But it has some funny stuff for once; Kozelek can be a funny guy and it shows, at least in the song titles (moderately talented middle aged man.... not much rhymes with everything's perfect all of the time). The song for richard collopy, who was a guitar maker in SF, is pretty touching.
― akm, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 00:01 (1 year ago) Permalink