Sunday, 19 August 2007


01 tonight
02 july 4th, 2004
03 on vacation
04 movin' to the city
05 saturday night
06 jonesboro
07 so long
08 the first snow of the year

" ‘Tonight,’ could get me through June, July and August by itself if it needed to. It puts you in a room with Jason Anderson and all of his friends, and it asks you to dance and sing along. Anderson strums out his songs on guitar while his band adds the backing instruments, including drums, piano and a well played saxophone. There are more call and response sing along parts than there are songs, and it sounds like 500 people are in the room doing them. “Jason preaches the gospel of rock James Brown style,” says Joe DeGeorge, a member of the band. “He shows us the book of partying Andrew W.K. style. His band rips like Springsteen’s E Street Band rips. He shows us what it means to be alive.” All of the above are true, except for maybe the last thing. That might be a bit of an exaggeration, but I can see where he‘s going with it. Also mentionable are Anderson’s delivery and lyrics, which often sound a lot like the ramblings of Craig Finn from The Hold Steady. “I spent the night at Middleton’s, put that Neil Young record on, we talked about the community and home,” he sings on the song Jonesboro. “I slept on the couch, ate three bowls of Captain Crunch and drove myself to Little Rock alone.” " Peer Validated

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