I just tripped over this at Jeffrey Dean Foster’s FB page:
Until August 3rd CDBaby is selling JDF’s Million Star Hotel and The Pinetops’ Above Ground and Vertical for only $5.00 each for the digital download. Plus they are not taking any percentage of the sale. So get them while they are cheap and help out the artist.
If you don’t have these CDs, this offer is just next to stealing. Million Star Hotel is, in my view, one of the great albums of our generation even though most of you have never heard of it. I know, I know – if you’ve never heard of JDF, how can such a grandiose pronouncement possibly be true? It’s just hyperbole, right? Read more
This week’s TunesDay featured a couple of new videos from Jeffrey Dean Foster, including one for “The Summer of the Son of Sam,” which is maybe the best song on Million Star Hotel, which is in turn one of the best CDs that way too few people have ever heard in the history of popular music.
Anyhow, it’s always nice when a listener/reader/viewer sits down and truly invests themselves in a work of art, and that’s exactly what happened over at Secondat a couple of days ago. Not only do they examine the music, they also reflect back, in great detail, on the summer of 1977 – the Summer of the Son of Sam itself. That was an eventful three months, to be sure. As the writer points out, a lot happened during
the long summer of 1977: New York City’s historic blackout, the deaths of Elvis Presley and Lynyrd Skynyrd, and a radio telescope reception from deep space. Read more
All the light that shines on you
Is from a dying star
The star’s been dead a billion years
Now it’s shining off your car
To light your way…
Our friend Jeffrey Dean Foster has a new video for “Corner of My Eye,” and we thought we’d share. It takes a distinctly indie approach, but in doing so conjures a lot of the actual warmth that attends Jeff’s music and live shows. Very nice.
Welcome to the annual Lullaby Pit “Best of” list. And damn, what a year.
The Slammy: CD of the Year
Jeffrey Dean Foster – Million Star Hotel Read more