As you may or may not know, I create a playlist and let the Shuffle function determine the mix which I call my Morning Shuffle. Am I sometimes tempted to take control and create the mix myself? Sure. But, what I like about the Shuffle mode is the way randomness tends to parallel real life. Sometimes there seem to be patterns – like last week’s day of several animal themed tracks in a row. Sometimes – like today – there is no discernible pattern. Just a collection of cool songs – old and new in a variety of styles and moods. You know kind of like life….
Today’s shuffle emerges – after the JUMP
“Back in the Saddle” by Mark Robinson (from Quit Your Job – Play Guitar. This is top-notch Music City Blues from one of our favorite artists.)
“Safe European Home” by The Clash (from Give ’em Enough Rope. One of my favorite Clash songs. A classic.)
“Stay True” by Moovalya (from Moovalya. One of the most recent “discoveries”. Moovalya have a high energy punk/metal sound. They are from Phoenix. )
“You Ain’t Alone” by Alabama Shakes (This song is included on a recent ATO Fall Sampler which I grabbed off of Noisetrade. It is a track on the Athens, Alabama band’s break-through album, Boys and Girls.)
“I’ll Be Gone” by The Black Clouds (from Better Days. This New Jersey Grungy/punk band came onto my radar earlier this year. I featured several songs from this album earlier in the year, but it’s been a little while since they appeared in a shuffle. It’s good to have the reminder of how much I dig their music. Check ’em out)
“Scream (reprise)” by Marla Mase (from the Speak Deluxe album. A nice way to end today’s shuffle – a reprise of the outstanding song Scream. Marla Mase is another artist to come to my attention in 2013, and she is one of the most creative and original artists I have ever come across. If you haven’t – check out her music.)