Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Grab This

Mem ShannonI don't know if this link will work for you, but if not, hunt around on Amazon's site for their free MP3s. Because you most definitely want to own a copy of Mem Shannon's "Don't Talk About My Mama."

IIRC, you'll need to have an Amazon account (basically, just give them an email address) and if you've never downloaded music from them before, you'll have to deal with installing the Amazon MP3 Downloader (not a pain, as I recall). Worth it just for this song, and of course, once you jump through these one-time hoops, you'll have just gobs of other free stuff to choose from. They'll even send you a newsletter, letting you know what's new and free, if you want it.


[Added] Here is a video of a live version of "Don't Talk About My Mama," shot and uploaded by tombone98. Good, not great, sound, but the guitar comes through nicely. This happened at Teddy's Juke Joint, Zachary, LA, Feb 3, 2007, it says. Looks like it was a fun night. Thanks, tombone98! I'll be lurking on your YouTube channel for a while.

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And if you liked that, "Let's Go Get Stoned." A serious solo near the end.

More Mem: on Amazon, MySpace (free full-length songs to stream -- this man can purely play), and of course, see the Great Gazoogle for more.

The full name of the band is Mem Shannon & The Membership. He stands as proof that contra Travis Bickle, being a taxi driver doesn't have to end badly.

Now you know as much as I do. (Probably you know more, but never mind that.)

[Added2] Heh. From "No Such Thing" (on the MySpace page):

You couldn't stop Kenneth Starr
From going too damn far ...

[Added3] "Phunkville." Wow. And LOL @ "fool around with time." Just sayin. That you should be on that MySpace page already.

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