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Video Du Jour: Jeff Bridges

Posted in News with tags , , , on August 16, 2011 by 30daysout

Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges has a new self-titled album, out today. Über producer T-Bone Burnett twirls the knobs on this one, and it features two songs by the late Texas singer/songwriter Stephen Bruton, who also wrote some of the music for Bridges’ movie Crazy Heart.

In fact, the first single “What A Little Bit Of Love Can Do” is a Bruton composition and in this video Bridges is joined by fellow Oscar winner Ryan Bingham on vocals, T-Bone Burnett and Buddy Miller on guitar and bass player Dennis Crouch. No word on the identity of that dancing dude at the end.

Jeff Bridges official website

The Dude Abides on PBS

Posted in News with tags , , on December 12, 2010 by 30daysout

The PBS-TV series “American Masters” will have an episode this month: “Jeff Bridges – The Dude Abides.”  Wednesday, Jan. 12, 8 p.m. EST (check local listings).  Mark it, dude.

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“American Masters” website

Article: “On Meeting An American Master”

Party Weekend: Soundtracks!

Posted in Rock Moment with tags , , , , , , , on April 22, 2010 by 30daysout

It’s that time of year when the weather’s warming up and you get that itch to have a party.   And every smart party host knows that the music can make or break a party … I know I’ve told this story before, about the dude who was kind of clueless about what kind of music to play at his party.  I suggested “just go out and get a couple of movie soundtracks – the kind with a bunch of different rock songs.”  He did; the soundtracks to Wayne’s World and Forrest Gump managed to trump the Austin Powers music, his party was a success and the rest is history.  I wouldn’t follow my own advice, damned if I know why somebody else did.

So let’s plan your next party, shall we?  You gonna have a theme?  How about a “decade” party?  There’s one ready-made party disc right at your fingertips – yup, it’s Hot Tub Time Machine!  Cuts from Public Enemy and Spandau Ballet may cause strained smiles on your guests’ faces, but you can’t argue with New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle” (the 12-inch remix version, no less) or Talking Heads’ “Once In A Lifetime.”  Add to that the gems “Save It For Later” by the Beat (ok, the English Beat) and The Replacements’ “I Will Dare” and you have a bonafide, head-nodding, vintage 1986 throwdown.  Oop, watch out for the dreaded Men Without Hats, or you too will be doing “The Safety Dance!”

MP3: “Save It For Later” by the Beat (from Hot Tub Time Machine)

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Bonus Song Of The Week: “The Weary Kind”

Posted in News with tags , , on January 6, 2010 by 30daysout

Ryan Bingham is a Texas singer/songwriter whose work we’ve been digging for a little over a year.  He might be ready to break it big on a national basis, with “The Weary Kind,” a song from the new movie Crazy Heart.  Already Oscar talk has buzzed around star Jeff Bridges, and Bingham hisself might even show up on a nomination list for “Best Song.”  The movie also stars Robert Duvall and Maggie Gyllenhaal and T-Bone Burnett handles the music direction.  Crazy Heart will get a gradual opening over the next few weeks, and it should be at a theater near you by the beginning of February.

Crazy Heart official website