PlayStation 2 Hopes to Cash In on Country

  • Cindy Watts at the Tennessean posts about SingStar, a new Playstation 2 karaoke-type game which will include country music starts Faith Hill,  Willie Nelson and Brad Paisley….also Taylor Swift for some reason. Troy Gentry from Montgomery Gentry tried SingStar and is quoted as saying “singers could use the game to help fine-tune their vocals.” I’m just ready for Grand Theft Auto – Hazzard County, Georgia.
  • posts that there are message board and blog rumors that “Silver Jews” leader David Bermanwill call it quits and that “the band’s January 31 performance at McMinnville, Tennessee’s Cumberland Caverns (to be broadcast on Nashville’s famed WSM radio station), will be their last. “

Silver Jews Interview –

Pitchfork features an interview with the Silver Jews’ David Berman. Berman discusses the forthcoming new Jews release “Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea” (Originally scheduled for release in April, the album has been pushed back until later in 2008.)

Pitchfork: How has the process of making the new album been going?

David Berman: It’s been really good. I’m real happy about the writing. I’ve never really been completely satisfied with a release. I have always felt like you start to write a song and you can stop where you want to. And I always felt that I didn’t know what would happen if I went on ahead. In a way, I kind of built in delays into the process. I really thought it was going to be done in September, but the other part of my mind knew it would take longer. When I went into the studio, the songs were about half as good as they are now. Just sitting with them for a couple months, I just couldn’t leave them alone and they got better and better. I don’t think I’ll ever stop so early in the songwriting process again.

Silver Jews “I’m Getting Back Into Getting Back Into You”