Blast from the past. | Solid State
Pin It
Favorite

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Blast from the past.

Posted By on Tue, Nov 14, 2006 at 4:00 AM

Some Tuesday reporting for yez:

Local alt-country legend Brett Hughes recently told me that a song he penned for his old band the Decentz (which also featured Seven Days Publisher Pamela Polston and 'grasshead Gordon Stone) made a list of "Essential Recordings by Acts With Strong New England Ties." The song in question, "Compared to You," is from the Decentz'  out-of-print debut, which I've wanted to get my hands on for some time. Who can digitize that sucker for me?

Says Hughes, "It was right there next to Mission Of Burma, The Pixies, Bonnie Raitt, Morphine, Aerosmith, The Cars, The Modern Lovers, J. Geils Band, Aimee Mann, NRBQ, etc." So basically, there's a shitload of Boston acts and Brett's old gang.

The chart was compiled by longtime music observer Alan Lewis, who publishes a weekly e-mail newsletter called the New England Music Scrapbook. He's been doing it for years, with no financial reward. Lately, he's written about area music for the Vermont Guardian, who I assume offer some compensation for his work. They should - he's an all-around hardworking, gentlemanly fellow with a strong grasp of regional music history.

In other news, I'm thinking about entering the Comedy Open Mike Battle Auditions at Higher Ground in order to write about it. Organizer/host Lee Seelig is kind of pressuring me into it.

What he doesn't know is that if I do it, I'm totally in it to win.

But I haven't decided yet.

Tags:

Got something to say? Send a letter to the editor and we'll publish your feedback in print!

Pin It
Favorite

About The Author

Casey Rea

Casey Rea

Bio:
Casey Rea was the Seven Days music editor from 2004 until 2007. He won the 2005 John D. Donoghue award for arts criticism from the Vermont Press Association.

More by Casey Rea

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Keep commenting classy! Read our guidelines...

Note: Comments are limited to 300 words.

Latest in Solid State

Social Club

Like Seven Days contests and events? Join the club!

See an example of this newsletter...

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative
newsletters:

All content © 2017 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So. Champlain St. Ste. 5, Burlington, VT 05401
Website powered by Foundation