Friday, November 30

ORKL 2007 Holiday Giveaway # 1 - Ryan Adams

I am very excited to announce that Lost Highway Records has graciously provided me with a few items from their catalog to giveaway for the Holiday season. Yay!! Thank you Skye!

I see so many other bloggers out there giving away cool prizes, so I hit a few people up and they have been more than generous! This is just the first of several giveaways to come here on One Really Killer Line.

For this giveaway tell me what your favorite Ryan Adams solo or Ryan Adams and the Cardinals song is and why. I have several favorites myself, but this time I'm gonna stop typing and let you sing Ryan's praise. Leave a comment between now and Dec. 12th. I will make a decision on the 12th, pick my top two favorite comments and get the items mailed out in time for Christmas!!

First Prize: Ryan Adams & The Cardinals Easy Tiger LP printed on ORANGE vinyl!!

How lovely is that?!?

Track Listing

1. Goodnight Rose
2. Two
3. Everybody Knows
4. Halloween Head
5. Oh My God, Whatever, Etc.
6. Tears Of Gold
7. The Sun Also Sets
8. Off Broadway
9. Pearls On A String
10. Rip Off
11. Two Hearts
12. These Girls
13. I Taught Myself How To Grow Old

Plus you will get a CD copy of Ryan's Latest release Follow the Lights on CD and a DVD of Ryan Videos!!
Runner Up: Follow the Lights LP, Easy Tiger full length CD:

Lost Highway link to the album Easy Tiger.
Lost Highway link to the album Follow the Lights.

Wednesday, November 28

Anticipate ... 3/1/08

Gutter Twins Record Saturnalia Scheduled for March 4th, 2008 Release

Pre-Release Performances in New York, Paris, London, Amsterdam and San Francisco

SEATTLE, WA - Sub Pop veterans Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan return to the label in its 20th year under the moniker The Gutter Twins for the March 4th, 2008 worldwide release of Saturnalia, their highly anticipated first album. In addition, the band has announced a handful of very special US and European show dates to preview the complex and carefully crafted songs in advance of the official record release. Show dates and on sale information provided below.

Mark Lanegan rose to fame as singer for the much loved Seattle band Screaming Trees qnd Greg Dulli as the magnetic leader of the Afghan Whigs. Following the break up of both groups, Lanegan and Dulli went on to achieve significant notice on their own. Lanegan continued to release successful solo albums, as well as create vivid partnerships with the likes of Belle & Sebastian singer Isobel Campbell and Queens of the Stone Age. Dulli, meanwhile, innovatively fused indie, soul and electronic sounds in his post-Whigs ensemble the Twilight Singers, who released their first album, Twilight As Played By The Twilight Singers, in 2000; the most recent Twilight effort, 2006's Powder Burns, proved a crowning achievement, landing on many year-end best lists.

The Gutter Twins was born out of a rumor told by Lanegan to a journalist after the two artists began collaborating together in various ways in 2002. What started as a rumor grew into an honest and raw record, and while Saturnalia brings together the driving forces behind '90s favorites, the record does not rest on the sonic laurels of these singer's previous successes.
"I couldn't tell you what Saturnalia's theme is, but there's a seeking of transcendence that's new." Greg Dulli explains. "I have never written songs like this before - it's a different temple I'm visiting."

Upcoming show Dates
2/14/08 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom (On sale 11/30)
2/19/08 Paris, France Maroquinerie (On sale 11/29)
2/21/08 London, England Koko - Sponsored by NME (On sale now)
2/23/08 Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg (On Sale 11/29)
3/1/08 San Francisco, CA Noise Pop - Bimbo's

Tuesday, November 27


I am working on my best of lists for 2007. It's been a good year for shows and releases. My lists will be posted right around the first of the year. For now, take a look at what I came up with as far as shows for last year. I can't believe I didn't post this until April last year. WTH?!?!

Top 10 Shows of 2006:

I am also toying with the idea of chronicling my attempt to listen to every cd I own on this here blog. I have tried this once before, and didn't even get through the A's. I got really hung up on Tori Amos last time. I think I own nearly all of her releases. I love Tori, but I have to be in the right mood to listen to her. It's a long ride listening to all of her recordings consecutively.

Last time I tried this I included Lara's music in the attempt, and tried it at home on the stereo. I was very strict about listening to them one right after the other in concession. I think I'll be a little more lax this time. I'll start with the A's, but I think I'll allow myself to mix it up a bit, so I don't get bogged down with artists who have 10 or 12 cds out. I am going to try it with just my cds this time, and I'll try it at work in combination with scrobbling them on I really want to pull it off, for several reasons: #1. I own all these damned cds (nearly 3,000 last time I actually counted), but always seem to pull out the same couple hundred to listen to on a regular basis. Does this mean I should get rid of the other ones? This is something I struggle with constantly especially being in the lala game. #2. I have mp3s and computer storage of music mastered enough now to enter the digital world. I have an ipod; I can rip and store some of this music digitally, and not have to have cds taking over my house. #3. I love a good challenge, and as my friend Julie says: I am very into my little rituals. Plus, it will give me more to post about on this here blog. I hope it doesn't bore y'all to death. I'm prepping some lists to follow and I'll start his little experiment on Jan. 1.

Friday, November 16


Have you been enjoying Cadillac commercials lately? I have, know why? Hum! If you don't know about Hum you really should look into them.

What do you think about your beloved music popping up in commercials? Usually it makes me want to hurl, but the Cadillac commercial I don't mind. I don't mind Wilco's collaboration with VW. I loathe the fact that The Cure is now synonymous with HP. I also loathe that Taco Bell commercial with Modern English's I Melt With You in it. Horrid.

I guess that means I am on the fence about this issue. If the commercial is well done, and the band is down with it then I respect their decision. If it's a great song being played while someone is stuffing a burrito in their face, no. Hell no!

I am glad Band of Horses has decided not to collaborate with Wal-Mart, but that is just because I don't like Wal-Mart. Read more on that here ...