Friday Music Shuffle – Pre-Labor Mix

Looking forward to a long weekend….  I’ll leave you with a heaping helping of musical manifestations.



After the JUMP

“Soulard” by Taco Land (from Pancakes and Pizza)

“All I Remember” by Brad Jones (Folk/Americana from Nashville)

“Eve” by Neulore (Modern Folk Music from Nashville)

“Where is Your Man?” from False-Heads (off of Tunnel Vision – UK Alt Rock band who contacted me – more to come by these lads (imagine me sounding British as I said that last part…)

“Scream” by Marla Mase (so good to be re-experiencing this great album)

“Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” by Big Star (covering Jerry Lee Lewis – Memphis a great music city, too)

“Every Word Means No” by Let’s Active (one my favorite Let’s Active songs)

“Black Eyes and White Lies” by Don Ryan (I seriously, seriously love Don Ryan’s music.  Please, please, please do yourself a huge favor and check him out)

“Room With a View” by Let’s Active (so glad to be re-experiencing this great music, so sad for the impetus to do so… RIP Faye Hunter)

“Candy Says” by The Velvet Underground (This!)

“Slow Ride” by Beastie Boys (yup!)

“Closer to the Source” by prattle on, rick (another great Nashville artist – glad I came to know this music.)

“When Will I Be Loved” by Linda Ronstadt (A classic)

“New Cell Phone” by Marla Mase (Who all has your cell phone number?)

“You Can’t Have Me” by Big Star (Third/Sister Lovers!)

“Transcendental Meditative Mutant Ninja Turtles” by Alvin Band (What a great song title! Great song, too!)

“Count to Three” by Amy Stroup (Another great artist from Nashville)

“What Goes On” by The Velvet Underground (What goes on in your mind…)

“Close My Eyes” by Callaghan (Beautiful song)

 
Also get False-Heads, prattle on, rick,  and Don Ryan on Bandcamp
 

Today’s Video Playlist

 


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Wednesday/Thursday Evening/Morning Music Shuffle – Luckiest Guy in the World Mix


Railroad Bridge – Nashville

Good morning, I am back after a day off… my new earphones are still In-Transit, so today I presenting my mix of yesterday’s drive home and today’s drive in to work.  Jump through to the marvelous musical mixture…

Yesterday on my hot and sweaty drive home, I listened to the following songs:

“Nashville” by Casey Black (It’s always cool to hear a song about the city that has been my home for the past twenty-something years. It’s also cool anytime I can hear a Casey Black song)

“Paul Revere” by Beastie Boys (a history lesson and the first of three by Mike D, MCA, and Ad-Rock)

“Most People” by Dawes (This.)

“She’s Crafty” by Beastie Boys (I don’t think they are talking about Wendy Russell, but I could be wrong)

“That’s the Story of My Life” by The Velvet Underground (That’s the difference between wrong and right)

“My Whole Life” by EdTang (Seriously though EdTang is very cool. Check it out)

“Frank Lloyd Wright” by Joseph Mooradian (a singer-songwriter from Nashville. I first heard him sing at a coffee house show at our church a few years ago.  A mesmerizing vocal style. Check out his Soundcloud for tons of great originals and covers)

“Time to Get Ill” by Beastie Boys (song #3 of this mix from the Boys!)

“This Morning” by Human Face (New music from UK band Human Face!)

Music from this morning:

“The Witching Hour” by The Gypsy West  (I don’t always listen to psych prog rock stuff from Brooklyn, but when I do, it is likely to be The Gypsy West)

“Crows on a Phone Line” by Let’s Active (One of my favorite songs.  I don’t remember if I first loved this song because I used to write a bunch of bad poetry about crows or if I wrote a bunch of bad poetry about crows because I loved this song.  I’m not sure it matters at this point, but the bottom line: This song is awesome, most of my old poetry about crows was not awesome.)

“Till the End of the Day” (Kinks Cover) by Big Star (I never go far, without a little Big Star… seriously though, a classic Kinks tune done by Alex Chilton, Jody Stephens and company – just about all I need…)

“One More Time” by Taco Land (from Pancakes and Pizza – which is truly one of my favorite albums of the year. Joseph Russell’s voice just resonates at the perfect pitch in soul)

“Fields of Clover” by The Box Tops (Before Big Star – 16 year old Alex Chilton recorded what would become a number one hit in 1967. That was “The Letter”. “Fields of Clover” came a year or so later – and was the B-side to a song called “Choo-Choo Train”)

“The Remnant” (Live) by Josh Ritter (recorded at a 2010 show in Dublin.  The Remnant is on the Idaho singer-songwriter’s sixth studio album – So Runs the World Away)

PLAYLIST
 


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Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – Bobby Freaking Keys Mix

I’m doing a super quick mix today, but for good reason, I used my lunch hour to walk a couple of blocks to see legendary (I mean LEGENDARY) sax man Bobby Keys with his excellent band that includes former Georgia Satellite and current leader of Homemade Sin and member of The Bluefields Dan Baird. I only had time to stay for the first part, but they ripped through a set that included a few Stones songs, a George Harrison number, and Joe Cocker’s version of the Box Tops’ song.  All of which featured Mr. Keys in their original versions.

TODAY’S MIX IS AFTER THE JUMP…

“Neon Rainbow” by the aforementioned Box Tops.

“The River Made Me Do It (Live)” by Miss Shevaughn  and Yuma Wray

“Wear Me Out” by Summer Cannibals (a Portland Oregon band that includes a second cousin of mind who I have never met)

“Forever is Better With You (Live)” by Humming House

“Country Death Song (Live)” by Violent Femmes

“Drive Real Fast” by Mark Robinson

PLAYLIST
 


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Monday Morning Music Shuffle – Adaptation Mix

Here at E2TG we are all about adapting to circumstances beyond our control. Most of our best ideas were born out of necessity…

With my earphones still on the fritz (although I’m suspecting it may be the earphone jack – which would suck since I’m just 10 months or so into a two year contract…), I decided to make some changes.

The first part of today’s mix came from a drive across town I took last night while the second part is from this morning’s commute.  It all washes out, and we have 12 great songs for your enjoyment and edutainment.


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Pre-Pre-Shuffle:

“Ain’t No Sunshine” by Humming House (Humming House are a great Nashville band that recently added the amazing Leslie Rodriquez to their line-up – trust me, this is a very good thing.  This cover of the Bill Withers’ song, is from the pre-Leslie era, and a nice way to introduce the band.  E2TG trivia – our good friends Valued Customer also have a cover of this song)

“Stand Your Ground” by Killing Kuddles (from the fabulous Odd Man Out EP)

“Little Bit of White Trash” by Jeff Porter (great song – the video in the Playlist features Bob Walkenhorst who was in the great band, The Rainmakers)

“Lights On (Two Fresh Remix) by Bad Cop (former Featured Artist at E2TG – Bad Cop are rising stars out of the Nashville Indie scene. From the recent Jeffery Drag Sampler – the label was created by Bad Copy frontman Adam Moult.)

“Weird Weather” by Tim Lee 3 (Another great one from our Knoxville friends – “been some weird, weird weather hangin’ over my house.”)

“You’re No Good” by Linda Ronstadt (A classic by the amazing Ms. Ronstadt. Sending out all good thoughts and prayers to her (she recently announced her diagnosis of Parkinsons Disease which has left her unable to sing) – and lots and lots of gratitude for the great music she gave us.)

 “I See Red” by X (It is darn near impossible to listen to this song and not move your feet. One of the fastest songs on More Fun in the New World) – takes us into this mornings Music

Pre-Shuffle:

After we concluded “I See Red”…

“XXXtra Dreamy” by Dead Pop Stars Society from Dead Pop Stars Society (due out tomorrow)

 



Dead Pop Stars Society  is the new collaboration between MF Rex and Salvador G, founders of NYC DJ crew Automatic Reaction. The entire album offers a relentless collection of mad beats, hyper-familiar samples, and some amazing sounds.  It’s a wild ride to be sure.

“Last Stop” by Black Jake and the Carnies from Watching, Waiting (2013)

 


Up next are our friends from Ypsilanti, Michigan with, Last Stop, a locomotive powered instrumental from their recent Watching, Waiting EP – one our favorites of 2013.

“Lincoln” by EdTang from Goodbye, Zen5, Sushi Dinner (2012)

 


I’m really getting into this EdTang record with the strange title, if you haven’t done so, please check it out.
 
“Dublin Blues” by Guy Clark from Dublin Blues (1995)
 
 

Ahhhhhhhhhh…. just a comfortably amazing song… – the video is from a legendary show recorded in 1995 at the Bluebird Café with Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt, and Clark. 

“Squirm” by Marla Mase from Speak Deluxe (2013)

 


We close out this days music with Marla Mase doing Squirm – “Like a worm”

 
PLAYLIST
 
 


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Friday Morning Music Shuffle – Stupid Earphones Mix

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Well, another pair of cheap earphones has stopped working properly. blah.  I think I should start a earphone replacement paypal account or something.  You know like text “earphones” to 5555555 to donate $2.00 to the cause.

Whatever…. Hey, it’s Friday, and our new friend Joey from newgazzi has just released newgazzi volume 7 – so check it out.

Let’s get to the shuffle right now… (jump)

Pre-Shuffle:

“Years and Years” by Brad Jones (amazing singer songwriter based in Nashville from North Carolina )

“The Churches” by Telepathic Teddy Bear (Electro Pop music from Juan Carlos Padilla)

“Long Pig” by Skeletons in the Piano (More from the excellent Please Don’t Die – high on my list of things to do is to see this band live)

“Crow Till We Croak” by EdTang (from the album Goodbye, Zen5, Sushi Dinner – EdTang is from New Jersey – I’m really digging this record.)

“King James” by I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House (An awesome band from Portland, OR with a  storied past and a great band name. They are CXCW alums, so that gives them instant coolness cred in my book – this is a great song, too, by the way)

Shuffle:

“Fixman” by Roots of a Rebellion from Inner Light EP (2012)

A reggae, rock, dub band from Nashville. They are awesome, and I have a feeling I’ll be listening to a lot more of them.

“‘Merican” by Descendents from Cool to Be You (2004)

 
Seminal California punk band from their 2004 album. I’ve never seen Descendents live, but I did see All back in the early 90s.  All = Descendents – Milo.
 
 
 
“The Music In my Headphones” by Telepathic Teddy Bear from Reactions (2011)
  
 
 
Appropriate or Ironic – as I struggled to keep one ear piece working on my damn earphones, this song by Telepathic Teddy Bear comes up. Cool song, though (I’ve heard it in more than one ear before).
 
 
“Halo Days (4 ‘Drew)” by Tim Lee 3 from Devil’s Rope (2013)
 
 
 
Time for one more song.  Tim Lee 3 recently were out west recording some music for their follow-up to Devil’s Rope.  While we can’t expect a new Tim Lee 3 album until early 2014, they have gift us (and by us I mean all of us) with a new track.  You can check out Magnolia Plates – here .
 
 
PLAYLIST
 
 

 



Thursday Morning Music Shuffle – Fox the Fox Mix

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Greetings and Welcome to Ear to the Ground, where we listen to music and tell you about it. Then we let you listen, too.

We have a rather interesting mix of music today – so let’s jump to it….

JUMP

Pre-Shuffle:

“Thief in My Mouth” by The Weeks (acclaimed Nashville band from their latest Dear Bo Jackson)

“The Blood Beyond” by Skeletons in the Piano (Our 2012 Band of the Year – from their latest album, Please Don’t Die)

“Leave it All” by Telepathic Teddy Bear (from his latest – Reactions)

Next up was another track from Chris Schlarb’s Psychic Temple album.  Coming in at 9 minutes plus – we let this song transition us into the Shuffle proper….
Shuffle:

“Dream State > Police State” by Chris Schlarb from Psychic Temple (2010)

 
 
Psychic Temple features a stunning array of players: (via the Noisetrade page): It would not be an exaggeration to boast that Psychic Temple contains performances from some of today’s finest musicians including Mick Rossi of the Philip Glass Ensemble, legendary Minutemen bassist Mike Watt, vocalists Julianna Barwick, DM Stith, Joel St. Julien (of ELLUL), Aaron Roche, trumpeter Kris Tiner, Brian Blade Fellowship pedal steel guitarist Dave Easley, Weird Weeds percussionist Nick Hennies, guitarist Danny Miller and drummer Tabor Allen (of Rare Grooves and The Widow Babies), bassists Steuart Liebig, C.J. Boyd and Anthony Shadduck, and Danny T. Levin and David Moyer on horns.
 
And they had me at Mike Watt…
 
“Shock the Monkey” (Peter Gabriel cover) by Don Ho from When Pigs Fly: Songs You Never Thought You’d Hear (2002)
 
 
 
 
I’m not much I can say about legendary Hawaiian singer, the late Don Ho – covering Peter Gabriel’s 1982 hit song from his fourth album. Except, I will say, I kind of liked it.
 
“East Virginia” by Damian Jurado from Gathered in Song (2006/2007)
 
 
 
I make no secret of the fact that I am a big Damien Jurado fan.  I actually first came across his music by accident – in a way. This song is gorgeous and subtle and well… just great.
 
 
“Cryin’ Like A Fool” by Jerry McCain from Rock ‘n’ Roll Ball (1997)
 

We close out with a track from early rock/blue legend Jerry McCain – he’s cryin’ like a fool… no really!

PLAYLIST
 

 
 
 
 

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Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle – Stalagmite or Stalactite Mix

I am so tired today.  So, I am going to make it short, sweet, to the point, and hopefully interesting – because we have some great music today..



(part of my morning walk –
so you can imagine me as you are reading
and listening to the morning mix)
 
 
MUSIC AFTER THE JUMP

 

PRE-SHUFFLE

 
 
 I know it’s going to be a good morning mix when it begins with the inimitable Don Ryan.  What can you say about a guy who loves ICP, Townes, Pantera, Nickelback, and One Direction* and who makes great music that manages to not really sound like any of those artists*. 
 
 
*one of more of those listed may not belong…
 
 
“Top of the World” by Don Ryan (recorded live in the studio. It’s so good to be getting some new music from Don Ryan and company – looking forward to more.)
 
“Get in Line” by Ron Sexsmith (for some reason, I always get Ron Sexsmith and Charlie Sexton mixed up.  Musically, they are not similar so it must be the sex in the name.  I’ve always gotten mixed up when it comes to sex.)
 
 
“Piece of Peace” by Marla Mase (From Scream (Deluxe) – one of our favorite albums of the year)
 
“Pull My Coat” by Mark Robinson (from Have Axe – Will Groove – another favorite album of the year.  A great blues guitarist from (East) Nashville)
 
“Infatuation” by Dog Without Warning (from Bark – yet another of our faves – I love this song)


SHUFFLE

 
“Cloin’s Lament” by Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray from Live @ DC9 (11-13-12) (2013) originally on We’re From Here (2012)
 


One of the highlights of CXCW 2013 was the coast to coast submissions from Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray. Yuma Wray also won the Beardliest Beard Award.  Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray are heading out on tour.  Check out the dates and more goodies by heading over to Popa’s Tunes.

“Bowser’s Castle” by Alvin Band from Rainbow Road (2013)



Rainbow road will be released next week, but you can check out Bowser’s Castle and some other songs (old and new) via Noisetrade – using the widget above.

“Lifetime Prescription” by Mark Robinson from Have Axe – Will Groove (2013)

 


Don’t worry about refills… Another track from the awesome Have Axe – Will Groove album which features some of Nashville’s best blues artists.

“Flood” by Dog Without Warning from Bark (2013)

 
 
 
 
Dog Without Warning were one of my big take-aways from CXCW this year. I began featuring their Go Girl album.  When the band contacted me to give their new EP a listen, I was blown away.  Not only was this a huge change of direction, it was also an excellent record with some memorable songs.
 
 
PLAYLIST