Sunday, May 24, 2009

Austin Lucas

Two post in a day! I'm trying to get better at this. This is good music here! check it out Austin Lucas is on tour with Tim Barry and josh small both from Richmond! here is his latest cd you will not be disappointed.

Somebody loves you

the common cold


I read a blog awhile ago and this is sort of in response to it. The article was about Tim Barry, and how this author was not digging his new solo stuff. In this blog, he mentioned things like, how Tim needs to stop acting so depressed and cheer up. He also mentions that all of Tim's songs are about his dog and his poor bad life. I understand that this is an opinion but i feel that there are some things that are misunderstood about Mr. Barry. Tim is a humble honest man, he has lived in Richmond for years and he has seen her change. I feel that he writes from his heart about the city of Richmond. In fact the first 20 seconds of Trash Inspirations on Riviana Junction are from a church bell that is heard around where Tim lives in Oregon Hill. He has seen the rise of the capitalist society taking over the city. VCU has taken over everything in downtown Richmond. If you don't know these things then i feel that you would not be able to true appreciate and comprehend both Avail and Tim Barry's solo stuff. The majority of their/his songs are about Richmond and the impact that they have had on them/him. Tim also rides the rails this also plays an intricate part in his music. Upon listening to either Tim's solo stuff or Avail you will hear references to Scotts Addition, The James, Scuffletown, Lombardy St., Oregon Hill, VCU, he makes reference to the town being painted black and gold (this happens to be VCU's school colors), Laurel St., Manchester, the Southside, and the Nickel Bridge. These are all things that you will find in around ol'Dixieland. Huh, there is another one. ok so i guess this is a response from this guys post and i am done ranting about it. I guess the simple fact is that you can hate all you want and that is your opinion fair enough. But as for me i will keep supporting him and his music that he creates. I believe in the scene where Tim is from, he is representing Richmond and that is my local scene. My hats off to him and any band that comes out of here. I have posted some of Avails first albums so check them out. I have also put a link to Tim's solo stuff.

click here for the link to this other blog


tim barry's solo stuff