From The Desk Of Diamond Rugs: George Jones

As was the case with Diamond Rugs’ 2012 self-titled debut record, much of the band’s sophomore album, Cosmetics, formed and grew in the studio. That’s an impressive feat, considering that Diamond Rugs is something of a weekender project for members of no fewer than five bands, all of whom keep moderate-to-ridiculous recording and touring schedules anyway: John McCauley and Robbie Crowell (both Deer Tick), Ian St. Pé (Black Lips), T. Hardy Morris (Dead Confederate), Bryan Dufresne (Six Finger Satellite) and the legendary Steve Berlin (Los Lobos, Blasters and about six dozen other outfits). The boys in the band will be guest editing all week. Read our recent feature on them.


Morris: George Jones, good lord, George!  If you have even the slightest love of music autobiographies and you have not read George Jones’ I Lived To Tell It All, well, go on eBay or whatever and get a copy, now, before George’s ghost snorts it up. George was a one-man Mötley Crüe, and the stories have to be read to even begin to be comprehended. Unbelievable that he only died a couple of years ago. Seriously, read it.

Video after the jump.