Posted in music | tour dates on December 2, 2010

Richard Buckner

Seven remaining mystery Yo La Tengo mixtape makers take note. According to eHow, if you want to "Make A Sad Bastard Mix Tape" you should,

"Program a few (relatively) uptempo songs into the mix. This might sound counterintuitive, but you will want to vary the pace of your mix tape so as to avoid having it turn into a "saddest music in the world" contest with the songs canceling each other out. A showdown between Richard Buckner's "22" and The Velvet Underground's "Pale Blue Eyes" is not what you want here. Yo La Tengo, Josh Rouse, and Ryan Adams are all excellent candidates for this job. RECOMMENDED: "Directions" by Josh Rouse; "To Be Young (is to be sad, is to be high)" by Ryan Adams; "The Lie and How We Told It" by Yo La Tengo.
Was Thurston Moore's mixtape a sad mixtape or a happy mixtape?

Yo La Tengo continue their run of Hanukkah shows with mystery openers tonight (12/2). Richard Buckner appears in town for a one-off show at Mercury Lounge on Friday (12/3).

Don't be sad, but check out the video of Richard performing "22" in 1994, below..

Richard Bucnker - 22



Comments (4)

Richard Buckner!

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2010 1:14 PM

Richard Buckner is amazing. I wish he'd put together a full-band show one of these days.

Posted by Andrew | December 2, 2010 1:24 PM

he did it in 2007 at mercury. ive seen him about 5x solo and 1x with full band...everyone was floored by the full band.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2010 3:12 PM

He did 2 full band shows at Union Hall a few years ago. Sad I missed them.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2010 4:35 PM

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