December 28, 2009

What would you do if I sang out of tune?

Another great music moment from 2009, while we’re gettin’ end-of-the-year nostalgic: John McCauley from Deer Tick singing in the crowd with me and many of my friends at the Monolith stage in September. Wow, we really fail on the second verse (but a terrific moment regardless).

Deer Tick puts on a marvelous, blistering live show — even whilst McCauley wears a kilt, a Betty Boop shirt, and white aviator sunglasses. Hey, sometimes it just works. Deer Tick’s Born On Flag Day was a solid contender this year and worth your time. They also released an iTunes-only More Fuel For The Fire EP recently to tide us over while they finish up their third album, due out in 2010.

Baltimore Blues No. 1 (live) – Deer Tick

And a favorite ragged old sad-sap one from Born On Flag Day:

Smith Hill – Deer Tick

I could drink myself to death tonight
Or I could stand and give a toast
To those who made it out alive
It’s you I’ll miss the most…

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  • “More Fuel For The Fire” is actually available on as well

    Billy — December 29, 2009 @ 2:54 pm

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