Thursday, March 03, 2005

Josh Rouse...

Man, I'm conflicted on this one. Josh Rouse has made a beautful record with the release of Nashville. It's really quite wonderful. It's not rewrting rock, in fact it's very locked into a long and honorable pop tradtion, but every record we listen to doesn't have to be the next great step in the continuing evolution of the rock opera. This record is simply 10 exceptional guitar based songs. My confliction is that I really think Rouse is a little too well known for me to blog about. I've always tried to make Bars & Guitars about the little guy. The struggling indie. The guy holed up in his room wrtiing wonderful songs that never see the light of day. Or something like that. Am I incorrect in assuming that pretty much everyone who reads Bars & Guitars already knows about Rouse, has already digested and loved 1972?. Maybe i'm wrong but I feel like posting songs from this record is asking for a cease and desist order. But I guess I'm going to roll the dice in the hope that there are those out there who haven't heard Rouse and really need to.

If you loved 1972 and are put off by the twangy implications of the name Nashville, fear not. Rouse has successfully combined the country introspection of Under Cold Blue Stars with the AM pop love of 1972. It's seamless and fun. If you like the songs please assuage my guilt by purchasing this suckah.

2 songs from Josh Rouse's recently released Nashville:

Winter In The Hamptons

Streetlights

7 Comments:

Blogger craig said...

we're so insulated that weprobably forget that 99.9% of the population has never heard of josh rouse (let alone Arcade Fire and MIA - or whoever is most blogged about at the moment)

i hope you don't get a cease and desist though iy seems unlikely and strange that certain blogs haven't been shut dowen by the riaa

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Lola said...

I'm so glad to bump into your entry about Josh Rouse because I shall see him live tomorrow and I can't wait till then!!!

3:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lola, hit me back and let me know how the show was. I've always been curious about how Rouse is in concert.

Pete

8:04 PM  
Anonymous Lola said...

Well it was last Sunday in Paris,France and it was more than brilliant and luckily for you, someone filmed it and you can watch it in Quicktime format right there:
http://homepage.mac.com/chrydee/.Public/Rouse1.mp4
just right click save as, (whatever it is on american PC/mac)
or
go straight to this page:
http://www.blogotheque.net/ and scroll down to the Josh Rouse's piece, the link is through "It's the nighttime"
enjoy :)

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Lola said...

Well it was last Sunday in Paris,France and it was more than brilliant and luckily for you, someone filmed it and you can watch it in Quicktime format right there:
http://homepage.mac.com/chrydee/.Public/Rouse1.mp4
just right click save as, (whatever it is on american PC/mac)
or
go straight to this page:
http://www.blogotheque.net/ and scroll down to the Josh Rouse's piece, the link is through "It's the nighttime"
enjoy :)

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Lola said...

Well it was last Sunday in Paris,France and it was more than brilliant and luckily for you, someone filmed it and you can watch it in Quicktime format right there:
http://homepage.mac.com/chrydee/.Public/Rouse1.mp4
just right click save as, (whatever it is on american PC/mac)
or
go straight to this page:
http://www.blogotheque.net/ and scroll down to the Josh Rouse's piece, the link is through "It's the nighttime"
enjoy :)

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Lola said...

Well it was last Sunday in Paris,France and it was more than brilliant and luckily for you, someone filmed it and you can watch it in Quicktime format right there:
http://homepage.mac.com/chrydee/.Public/Rouse1.mp4
just right click save as, (whatever it is on american PC/mac)
or
go straight to this page:
http://www.blogotheque.net/ and scroll down to the Josh Rouse's piece, the link is through "It's the nighttime"
enjoy :)

2:15 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home