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FRIDAY DECEMBER 17

HOLIDAY SHOPPING LIST

OK. Just one week to go till Christmas and all I have to do by then is:

1) Finish a book. (Well, admittedly, just an update: we're including a 10,000 word additional chapter to the next print of Dear Boy.)

2) Finish an album. (I'm off to the studio for what should be final mixes of the long-awaited Apocalypse album.) (Long awaited, at least, by those of us who were in the band!)

3) Finalise a name for our second son who is clearly so excited about Christmas it looks like he's going to show up in time for this one, rather than waiting to make his entry in 2005, as originally scheduled. Watch this space!

With all that, you'll understand why today's post is super short!


THURSDAY DECEMBER 16

OLD EUROPE, NEW WINES

Just in time for the office parties and general all-round high spirits of the Holidays, I've put up a new page of Wine Reviews. Last time round, the featured wines were all-American. This time the focus is on the Old Europe of Italy, Austria and France. The wines, however, are distinctly modern. To whet your appetite, here's a couple of visual mementos:

You can almost smell Provence in the Image Du Sud.

Austria makes great red wines. Yes, it really does.


WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 15

THE GREAT COMMUNICATOR

I finally got to see Ted Leo play live Sunday night, for the finale of his American tour, at the Bowery Ballroom. As with his show there Saturday night, it was officially sold out, but I picked up a ticket from the box office just as the venue opened: it's worth remembering that clubs often have tickets on the night.

For the uninitiated, of which there are increasingly few round these parts, Ted Leo is a proudly political punk, who spent time in the 1980s and '90s New York and D.C. hardcore scenes. He shares Ian MacKaye's independent integrity, Bruce Springsteen's love of narrative, Phil Lynott's sense of melody, Paul Weller's penchant for power chords, and Joe Strummer's instinct for injustice. With the new album Shake The Sheets, I've become aware of another reference point: his high-pitched, distinctly emotive voice, and lengthy love letters to the world at large brings to mind Billy Franks, who fronted Faith Brothers in the 1980s.

Ted Leo: Though his song pretends otherwise, he is indeed a 'Great Communicator.'

Leo is a multi-faceted talent, but it's his lyrics that most distinguish him. He can write poetry, like this: "The gap is only as wide as the hollow of the sky between you, my dear" (from Shake the Sheets' 'Little Dawn'). But he's also a pop music nerd. Last year he released a mini-album Tell Balgeary, Balgury Is Dead, on which, with little more than electric guitar for accompaniment, he covered The Pogues, The Jam, and Split Enz (inviting comparisons to Billy Bragg in the process). On Shake The Sheets, he consciously references "the darkest edge of town" (on 'Criminal Piece') and builds a whole chorus on the premise that "the kids are alright" ('Better Dead Than Lead'). And while his lyrics are often critical of corrupt government and big business, fearful of war and aware of individual helplessness, he never places message over melody.

In concert, he is equally certain of his priorities. He did dedicate the song 'Little Dawn' to "the army we have, not the army we wish we had – if you know what I mean" but other than this reference to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's latest lyrical couplet, he left the rhetoric at home. When it came to personal contact, he preferred to parry with individual audience members, oblige with some dedications, crack the odd joke but mainly (and here, the Billy Bragg references are laid to rest), let the music do the talking.

Bassist Dave Lerner and drummer Chris WilsonThe Pharmacists - each displays the same sense of post-hardcore pop fury as infuses The Foo Fighters, but you'll have to excuse the Englishman in me that nonetheless places a premium on image. For while Leo is precisely the bundle of short-haired, t-shirted nervous energy you'd expect from his records, Lerner and Wilson are heavily bearded, the former additionally decked out in a V-neck sweater and wide-collared shirt, as if deliberately pushing the limits of anti-fashion. It's hard not to imagine that Leo lost his original band in the heartlands and picked up the rhythm section from Phish by mistake.

The Punk and The Phish-heads: Leo's Pharmacists Dave Lerner and Chris Wilson must have drunk the werewolf potion!

Sunday's set opened with a powerful one-two punch: the proto-rebellion lyrics of The Tyranny Of Distance's 'My Vien Ilin' – "When I was 17, I made myself a DMZ, but they continue bombing me" – followed by the 2-Tone tribute of Heart Of Oak's 'Where Have All The Rude Boys Gone?' From Shake The Sheets, we were given 'Me And Mia,' 'The One Who Got Us Out' and 'Little Dawn,' with its extended repetition of the reassurance "It's alright" as Leo flexed his guitar arpeggios towards an uproarious finale. There was a quick interjection of 'Loyal To My Sorrowful Country' (as in, "No more shall I be"), a resounding rendition of 'The Great Communicator,' and a sing-along version of 'Timorous Me' which, in the finest tradition of songwriters from Bob Geldof to Bruce Springsteen and Southside Johnny, makes a special point of naming individuals for extra resonance. The set closed with 'Shake The Sheets' itself, by which point Sunday night had become Monday and, with end-of-tour enthusiasm, Leo announced that even if the audience had work in the morning, he didn't. In the process, he ensured that everyone in the younger-than-usual crowd (this was an over-16s show) stuck around for the encores.

These included the Split Enz cover 'Six Months In A Leaky Boat,' The Tyranny of Distance's stand-outs 'Under The Hedge' and 'Stove The Whale' and Heart Of Oak's lengthy classic 'The Ballad Of The Sin Eater.' It's credit to Leo's charisma that the latter number can include this couplet - "When I say 'conviction', I mean it's something to abjure, and when I say, 'uncertain,' I mean to doubt I'll not turn out a caricature," – and yet have young girls singing along to every word. It's also apparent that these girls look up to Leo as a sex symbol – and hey, sooner him than most of the other pin-ups on offer.

The Ted Leo/Pharmacists albums: Buy them here

As it turned out, I myself knew every word of the night's (and thereby the tour's) final song – a cover of Stiff Little Fingers' 'Suspect Device.' Now there's a punk anthem that's retained its relevance, and Leo, as you should instinctively expect from reading the above, did it justice. He left the stage by reminding the audience that "The Pressure's On," which was surely a reference to the anthem of the same name by SLF's fellow Belfast punk band, Rudi. That song, I can't help but proudly note, was released on Jamming! Records. Yes, it's a small world.

I'm not going to pretend this was the greatest live show on earth: if Ted Leo was the new Bruce Springsteen, it wouldn't have taken fifteen years for people to figure it out. His records are similarly and, I would say, willfully imperfect: recorded in haste, with a minimum of overdubs, in honor of what Leo probably sees as a punk ideal. Still, I can't think of another contemporary American artist this prolific, this fiercely independent, who writes songs of such political intelligence, romantic depth and emotional empathy – and who then performs them with such naked fury. Ted Leo has become an underground American icon – and long may he remain one. He's that rare musician who emits hope – and Lord knows, we need it.


TUESDAY DECEMBER 14

AND THE AWARD GOES TO...

JJHACK placed the 1000th post in the iJamming! Pub today, in which he talked about seeing Bruce Springsteen on the occasion of The Boss' 50th Birthday. As you might imagine, it was a night to remember. JJ is one of the Pub regulars I know personally; as well as being a music fan of notable taste, he's a wine buff of equally good instinct. He and I shared a nice night out recently at the BYO Restaurant Ivo & Lulu in Manhattan, where we drank red wine from Austria and Provence and talked about Elliott Smith and Morrissey. J: I have the notes typed up, just need to find time to get them online.

Thanks to everyone for making The Pub such an integral part of this site. Let's see how quickly we can get to the 2000th post.

PUB CELEBRATION

If you're anything like me, you're wondering why the end of the year always means:
a) Staying up all night finishing off projects that were meant to be finished weeks ago.
b) Holiday parties that absolutely interfere with the process of a).

What to do? Power on through, I suppose. I did just note that our own iJamming! Pub is closing in on its 1000th post - only five to go. We set it up in November 2003, which means we've averaged over 2.5 posts a day, every day. That's nice. I think we can expect even more from it next year. If you have time, scroll through the various threads on the lower pages - here's one random page, and here's another - and see if you have anything to add. I just headed over there to get the links, and see that one of the several Chris's registered at The PUb has just done exactly this, which means we now only have four posts to go until we reach 1000. I'm not offering a prize or anything, but let's get it done today so we can all feel good about ourselves!


FURTHER WEAKENED WEEKEND READING PLEASURE

Filter may not be the biggest music magazine in America, but it sure as hell must be the hippest. The current issue reads like a Trendsetter's Bible: from coverboy Conor Oberst and his Bright Eyes down through The Arcade Fire, Bloc Party, M83, De La Soul and Moving Units on to Nancy Sinatra. I was particularly taken by the piece that set up Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran with Brandon Flowers of The Killers. I've mentioned before at iJamming! that 1980s Duran Duran are viewed quite differently in America than in the UK, but still, even the most ardent Duranie should balk at the following claim, made in Mikhail LeBlanche's introduction:

"Duran Duran paved the way to commercial success for a whole generation of other smart pop groups including, you guessed it, The Cure."

Unless of course, it's true. In which case, I still have to say, I'm much more taken with this comment, by Shane MacGowan, who seems to be at odds with many of the other Filter interviewees – if only because he actually talks sense. Asked if he feels like he's in control of his own life (a classic question for an alcoholic), he replies,

"Nobody's in control of their own life. They can only do their best to do the right things, taking into account other people. Because if you do the wrong things… everybody deep down knows what's right and wrong. You don't need religion to tell you that. And you don't need Governments. You don't need any of that shit. You know when you're doing something wrong. That's the attraction of prophets of compassion, like Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed – because Mohammed would not like what's going on now. Not a bit."

Also of note: a lone negative album review (the editors justify their preference for positivity at the start of the section by proclaiming that "most serious rock'n'roll journalism is a fucking bore") written as a love letter suggesting listener and artist break up their long relationship.

"I've wanted to tell you this for a while," starts Dave Iskra. "I think it's time I saw other bands." Approximately 400 words later he concludes, "Its like you aren't even trying and no one is standing up and saying it to your face. I hate to be the one that does it but I love you so it's for your own good. …. I just wanted to get this off my chest so you didn't walk in on me and another band."

He's talking, of course, though sadly so, about R.E.M.

The altogether more commercial Blender magazine, meanwhile, deals less with poetry and more with prowess. Dave Mustaine of Megadeth responds to the question, Most decadent thing you've ever done, with this:

"Once in Miami, I did five girls before I went onstage, including a mother-daughter team."

There's no way to follow that, is there? Or is there?


MONDAY DECEMBER 13

WEEKEND HITLIST

Friday night, two and a half years after it opened around the corner from my house, I finally DJ'd at Brooklyn rock venue Southpaw. The end-of-year show by Brooklyn's own Radio 4 and The Occasion marked an ideal opportunity to make up for lost time, and the venue rendered it special by setting the decks up on the dance floor for he first time, as opposed to the booth way at the back of the room. It's amazing what a difference it makes to the ambience of a gig when the audience can see someone playing music between bands as opposed to just listening to them; a lot of people came up to either enquire about specific records or just tell me that they were enjoying the extra music.

The Occasion played an emotive set that started out as relatively restrained psychedelia but gradually grew in volume until it finished with an intensity to rival Spiritualized. That explains why I followed their set with 'Run Run Run' from that group's classic debut Lazer Guided Melodies. Here's what else made it onto the playlist between the bands:

Yoga Means Union – Ambulance Ltd
Nowhere Again - Secret Machines
Nation (Lee Scratch Perry remix) – Radio 4 (fresh off the dub master's master tape; even some members of the band and the record label hadn't heard this yet)
Loaded Chalice – Nuff-Wish
Straight To Hell- LSK
Brooklyn 2 Brixton – Freq Nasty
(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais – The Clash
Release – Apocalypse
Criminal Pieces - Ted Leo/Pharmacists

(Many of these above acts have been reviewed at iJamming! Use the search engine at left to find previous references.)

The Occasion

Radio 4


Radio 4 then played, with typically relentless energy, their first gig since illness forced cancellation of a European tour. crowd. One impressive new song made it into the set, with something of a 2-Tone lilt to it; otherwise it was the familiar favorites from Gotham! and Stealing Of The Nation. I followed on with an attempt at an NYC-styled dance set, opening with 'Brooklyn's Burning' by Head Automatica, mixing in at least 3 cuts from !!! (surely the best 12" disco act this city has produced in years, and the competition's been stiff), adding in Leftield-Lydon and Renegade Soundwave for variety, and including 12"s by other New Yorkers Dub Theory and The Rapture, but without a monitor by my side, I couldn't get a proper handle on the beats, and I hate mixing in the headphones. So after a while I went back to the CDs and new cuts by Kasabian, Ian Brown, Stone Roses, Tim Booth, LCD Soundsystem, The Chemical Brothers, The Futureheads, Franz Ferdinand, a couple of mad MP3 mash-ups by IDC – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club vs. Goldfrapp, and The Streets vs. Outkast – before finishing out with floor-filling family faves by Pulp, Blur and Joy Division. All in all, it was great fun, and I especially appreciated how Southpaw made such an effort to ensure everything went smoothly. Can't think of a reason we can't do it again.



What else this weekend? Here's a quick diary-style Hitlist for the personal fun of it.

Listening pleasure:
Weekends upstate I like pulling out old vinyl albums almost at random. These 48 hours I listened to Greatest Hits albums by Martha Reeves and The Vandellas and Marvin Gaye (can't go wrong there), Pure Pop For Now People by Nick Lowe (which includes 'Little Hitler,' perhaps the greatest Spector rip-off this side of 'Foxy Foxy',) and Scary Monsters by David Bowie. I also lasted halfway through a Judy Collins album. The one new new music tip is Lemon Jelly's impending '64-'95, which apart from the fact that it sounds like a summer release, may yet keep our faith on the downtempo, dub-friendly dancefloor.

Drinking pleasure:
Southpaw now serves Fullers ESB. Dangerous news.
Warwick Valley New York State Riesling 2002. I offered mixed reviews about this Hudson Valley winery in my New York W(h)ines article of a year ago. This Riesling is easy to recommend though: it's well-balanced, full of fizz, crisp apples and pears, and some melon. It’s also quite sweet, which you often expect from a Riesling round these parts. And it does note on the side of the bottle that the wine was made from an "unusually sweet" batch of Finger Lakes grapes. (As the Winery is in the Hudson Valley, this means the grapes are brought in, rather than Estate grown.) But it would be nice for the winery to go further and mark up the wine as "Semi-Dry" or note its Residual Sugar rather than proclaim it merely 'Table Wine.' Warwick also avoids stating the alcohol content. That happens surprisingly often with wine and I often wonder why: if it's not the law to include the alcohol content, is it not just common practice – and therefore, after a while, common sense?

Reading pleasure:
Every year round this time, The Wine Spectator announces its Top 100 Wines of the Year with a special issue. You think us music fans complain about End Of Year Polls? You should see how the wine world reacts to the WS Top 100. First up, those wine retailers who stock any of the wines make a big point of doing so, usually marking them up in the process. (Greedy bastards.) This wouldn't mean much but for those consumers who hunt down the wines less because they know anything about them, or drink them normally, but for bragging rights. ("Do you have the Wine Spectator's #3 wine of the year? I do.") Everyone else in the wine world, meanwhile, engages in its annual slag-the-WS-contest, criticizing the magazine for daring to list wines in order of greatness to begin with.

Me, I gave up on my WS subscription a couple of years back, but I picked up the magazine last week precisely because of the annual furore. Not the Top 100 issue, mind – that comes out next week – but a more typical copy of the fortnightly. If you take the controversial wine reviews (which rate every wine from 50-100 points) with a pinch of salt, it's a perfectly good epicurean/travel/leisure/wine magazine, albeit aimed at those with high incomes. But it serves its purpose even for us plebes: Saturday night, I sat up reading the various features on the Spanish Renaissance, and while I may never eat at cover star El Bulli, I may yet visit Spain on a holiday, and there are still obviously plenty regions in that up-and-coming wine country where good bottles can still be found for a pittance.

Meanwhile, from my own continent if not necessarily any closer to home, my mouth salivated at the annual round-up of Californian Zinfandels. Again, I look more for the overall assessment of vintage and regional differences, and regard the precise reviews as no more final than I would an album review in Mojo or Spin. I was, however, pleased to see the Seghesio Sonoma County 2002 Zinfandel rated so highly; as my benchmark Zinfandel in the $15-$20 range, it was one of the very first wines I reviewed at iJamming!, and while I still don't think you can qualify these things, I'm pleased for Seghesio that it's been rated the 8th Top Wine of the Year in the forthcoming Top 100. That ranking won't make me buy any more or any less of it, but if the accolade turns other wine drinkers onto such a fine value Zinfandel, all the better for all of us. With 48,000 cases in circulation, there's enough Seghesio out there for everyone.

2004 MUSINGS
DEC 6-12: Movie Reviews: Sideways, SponeBob SquarePants. Kramer on Townshend, The Grammies, The Plugs, Kasabian, Ohio recounts...
NOV 29-DEC 5: Leonard Cohen/John Cale/Tom Waits album reviews, Dear John, 2004: Tops or Turkey?
NOV 22-28: Nick Cave album review, U2 in Brooklyn, Thanksgiving Wine Reviews
NOV 15-21: Album reviews of Freq Nasty, DFA, The Scumfrog, Plus Gentrified Brooklyn, post-Marathon work-outs, First Gigs....
NOV 8-14: Post-Marathon Musings, Post Election Stress, Songs of Hate, NOV 1-7: The Futureheads live, The Election, Bono Vox, Step On, The Marathon,
OCT 25-31: John Peel tribute, Park Slope update, Expat Commentators for Kerry, The Libertines/Golden Republic/Sondre Lerche/VHS Or Beta/Concretes live
OCT 18-24: R.E.M., Kevin Tihista, Brian Wilson, Atomique. Anglo-American Angle, Jon Stewart,
OCT 11-17: Fiery Furnaces, Green Day, Bowling For Soup, Paul Weller, The Go! Team, Fatboy Slim, New York Wines and Dines, Dick Is A Killer,
OCT 4-10: Best of Best Of New York, Keep iJamming! Thriving, WebFriends, October Hitlist
SEP 26-OCT 3: This Sporting Life Parts 1 & 2 (football and Olympics), Full Court Music Press, Rudi, The Clash, Apocalypse
SEP 19-25: The Zutons/Thrills live, Brian Clough RIP, Iraq, Hunting, Virgin Trains, Punk Voters, Step On Steps Down
SEP 17: The V Festival Review: Pixies, Charlatans, Scissor Sisters, Fountains Of Wayne. Basement Jaxx, Audio Bullys, Freestyler, The Killers, Pink - and camp cameraderie.
SEP 12-16: Johnny Ramone, Village Voice vs. New York Press, Love Parades
SEP 11: Absolute Affirmation: A New York Hitlist.
SEP 3-10: The Futureheads live, The Good News, Step Off, No Sleep Till Brooklyn
AUG 23-SEP 2: No postings: On summer holiday.
AUG 16-22: 33 Notes on 45 Bands: Little Steven's International Underground Garage Festival
AUG 9-15: Step On, The Summer Hitlist
AUG 2-8: Crystal Palace are shirt, Crazy Legs are back, The British are Rapping, Losers Lounge, Step On
JULY 26-AUG 1: Farewell to Orbital, the Nike RunHitWonder, Pere Ubu in the Park, Devo, Dave Wakeling, Berger & Wyse
JULY 19-25: Live reviews: Mission Of Burma/Electric Six/The Fever/Van Hunt/Brazilian Girls/Apollo Heights/L Maestro; Crime Watch, Book Watch, TV Watch, Booze Watch
JULY 12-18: Jeff Mills' Exhibitionist DVD review, Midweek W(h)ines, Los Pleneros de la 21/Kékélé live, The Homosexuals,
JULY 5-11: Nick Hornby's Songbook
JUNE 28-JULY 4: The Streets/Dizzee Rascal/I Am X/Funkstorung live, Wine, Football and festivals,
JUNE 21-27: Lollapalooza, Morrissey, Deadwood, London Calling, Stone Roses, Euro 2004,
JUNE 14-20: Fast Food and Cheap Oil, Party Prospects, More Clash, Radio Indie Pop
JUNE 7-13: MP3s vs AIFF, Step on, June Hitlist, The Clash,
MAY 31-JUNE 6: Benzos/The Hong Kong/Home Video live, Tribute Bands, Lester Bangs, Glad All Over
MAY 24-30: The Clash, Fear Of A Black Planet, Marvin Gaye, Sandy Bull, Richard Pryor, Stoop Sale LPs, Michael Moore, Nat Hentoff
MAY 17-23: 5th Ave Street Fair, James, Surefire/The Go Station live, Crystal Palace
MAY 10-16: Radio 4 live, John Entwistle, Jeff Mills, Wine notes, Joy Division covers
APR 26-MAY 9: Twenty Twos, Morningwood, French Kicks, Ambulance Ltd all live, More Than Nets, Mod, Turning 40
APR 19-25: 5 Boroughs Rock, The Number 3 Bus, Orbital split, MC5 reform
APR 6-19: British Press Cuttings, More Than Nets, Art Rockers and Brit Packers
MAR 29-APRIL 5: The Rapture/BRMC/Stellastarr* live, The Chinese Beatles, Freddie Adu
MAR 22-28: Singapore Sling live, Kerry on a Snowboard, Pricks on Clits, Eddie Izzard, Who's Two
MAR 15-21: TV On The Radio live, Tracking Terror, Bloomberg's Education Bloc, The Homosexuals,
MAR 8-14: The Undertones live, Winemakers Week, Madrid Bombings, Just In Jest
MAR 1-7: Rhone-gazing, Pop Culture Quiz answers, Who's Hindsight, March Hitlist
FEB 16-29: Lad Lit, American Primaries, New York novels, Candi Staton, the Pop Culture Quiz, World Musics In Context
FEB 9-15: Grammy gripes, Spacemen 3, Replacements, Touching The Void, Moon myths, Voice Jazz & Pop Poll
FEB 2-FEB 8: Suicide Girls in the flesh, Johnny Rotten's a Celebrity...So's Jodie Marsh
JAN 26-FEB 1: Starsailor/Stellastarr*/Ambulance live, Tiswas, Wine Watch, Politics Watch
JAN 19-25: Brooklyn Nets? LCD Soundsystem, Iowa Primary, The Melody, TV On The Radio
JAN 12-18: The Unicorns live, New York w(h)ines, Sex In The City, Curb Your Enthusiasm, S.U.V. Safety, Bands Reunited
JAN 5-11: Tony's Top 10s of 2003, Howard Dean and his credits, Mick Middles and Mark E. Smith, Mick Jones and Don Letts,

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