Sunday, August 31, 2008

Juliana Hatfield live on The Tonight Show - 08/25/08

Wow! Juliana Hatfield on network TV, it's been a while. She looks great and she performs, "This Lonely Love" from her newly released album, "How To Walk Away". Juliana looked a little nervous and overwhelmed by the band, but she became more comfortable toward the end. Despite the presence of two other guitar players and her not playing a lot of guitar (looking kind of model-ish), she is a very very competent guitar player. I would love to see her live, though she is only playing east and west coast dates and again she won't venture into to Canada...Minneapolis, please!

(Apparently there was problems loading the video, so I have since deleted the post and relaunched it. It should work now, let me know if there's any problems...enjoy!)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

49:00-43:55= 5:05

If you recently tried clicking the links to download the new Paul Westerberg recording you may have been met with disappointment. 49:00 is no longer available for download on and Tunecore, it was removed sometime during the first week of August. Both sites don't offer any explanation and I haven't heard or read any official reason about why the download was removed. There is a lot of speculation, but I suspect it might have to do with copyrights more specifically for the "medley" at 39:46 which contains a few seconds of Paul performing various cover songs. An interesting article from KCRW's: News Collage of the Week discusses this issue about 49:00.

On Tunecore, 49:00 was replaced with the song 5:05, which I guess is the other 5 minutes and 5 seconds missing from 49:00. (the album really clocked in at 43:55... get it?) This song is available for .99 or $5.05, you choose, it's the same song regardless of what you spend. I've decided to save you the money and I'm posting both the song 5:05 and the (now) hard to find recording of 49:00 in it's entirety, but in two parts. (If you burn the two parts to disc make sure you click off the 3 second gap on your software) I've been listening to this album often and it gets better every listen and in my option it's sure to be a classic...get it while you can!

49:00 (part 1)
49:00 (part 2)
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