Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Radley Balko Gets Gifts

Turns out I’m not the only blogger to get cool gifts from readers. Radley Balko (who works at the Cato Institute, coincidentally in line with the last post) is thanking some of his readers for sending him a couple of cool CDs and it includes one of my favorite groups, the Freddy Jones Band. They’re not terribly well known, but they should be. He writes:

I’ve owned the Freddy Jones Band CD a couple of times, and continually seem to displace it. It’s good stuff. Chill, 90′s rock. Little bit jam band, little bit Americana.

Pretty good description. I first saw them, if memory serves me well, on the first HORDE tour with the Dave Matthews Band, Blues Traveler, Sheryl Crow and many others. They’re a little bit roots rock, a little bit jam band, and a lot of great guitar work and top notch songwriting. Waiting for the Night is a good CD, as is North Avenue Wake-Up Call, which was the follow up to the first one. Check em out.

Interesting aside: there is no one in the band named Freddy Jones. When the precursor band was first put together, they had a flat tire on the way to their first gig and a guy stopped to help them out. His name was Fred Jones. He probably has no idea the band is named after him now.

Comments

  1. #1 Jeff Hebert
    December 6, 2005

    Ah, but can you EAT a Freddy Jones CD? I thought not.

    Jeff, anxiously awaiting Saturday’s Duke-UT game and (hopefully) some good old fashioned smak-talking after a Longhorns victory (or an equally good old fashioned slinking-off-to-skulk-in-a-corner and avoidance-of-Ed’s-blog-for-a-week if Duke wins)

  2. #2 Ed Brayton
    December 6, 2005

    Jeff Hebert wrote:

    Ah, but can you EAT a Freddy Jones CD? I thought not.

    Hey, no argument here. I’ll take a box full of incredibly good BBQ over a couple CDs any day. I can download mp3s as much as I want; I can’t download ribs and brisket. And damn it, I’ve tried.

    Jeff, anxiously awaiting Saturday’s Duke-UT game and (hopefully) some good old fashioned smak-talking after a Longhorns victory (or an equally good old fashioned slinking-off-to-skulk-in-a-corner and avoidance-of-Ed’s-blog-for-a-week if Duke wins)

    I’d be lying if I said I was feeling confident in a Duke victory at this point. They haven’t looked like the #1 team in the nation so far. In fact, by all rights, they’d be the #7 or #8 team right now and Texas would be #1 because they should have lost to Virginia Tech on Sunday and fallen out of the top spot. Duke is missing Demarcos Nelson more than I ever imagined they would and the freshmen, other than Paulus, are not coming along as quickly as one would hope. Boateng is going to have to play a lot of minutes against Texas because of their size, and that really diminishes Duke’s inside game offensively. If I was a betting man, my money would be on Texas at this point.

  3. #3 Gretchen
    December 7, 2005

    It’s also a very touching song by Ben Folds, sung with John McCrea of Cake…