Wednesday, November 26, 2008

It's a Shane Day

Which for you means more of that dirty, grimed out blues rock. For me it means I need a quart of whiskey, hustler magazine, 7 roman candles and an albino midget. I promise not to do anything he'll regret.

I'm only trying to live the life of a rock star. It's something I've been thrust into, unlike TK Webb, who has been rocking out Zeppelin covers on stage since he was 13. Now at 28, he and his current band, TK Webb and the Visions, will almost undoubtedly amount to absolutely nothing. Perhaps I'm becoming more bitter and disillusioned with age, but I'm increasingly finding that the more talented you are, the more you are doomed to toil in obscurity. Hence my new goal; start sucking worse than ever before on the guitar! Shouldn't be too hard, right? I'm already pretty bad.

Webb was born in Missouri and is currently shacked up with the Visions in Brooklyn. I think this is an even greater curse. While big beat southern rock is at least enjoyed and respected in the south (if not supported) New York is the kind of city that will chew you up and spit you out unless you're so indie that you haven't even heard of yourself.

I couldn't find the best song for this video, so I'll also encourage you to check out their myspace and listen to Shame or Closed Caption Slang.

-My oh my who went and let the good times go?