Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle – Champagne Eyes Mix

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The mid-week point has been reached… A fun night at The 5 Spot last night for $2 Tuesday.  Got to meet and hear  Angela Easterling.  Her new album, Common Law Wife – which we have featured a few songs from – is one of the best I’ve heard this year.  She has a very unique and beautiful sound.  Joe Nolan played a full-band set.  It was the first time I saw him with a drummer, and it sounded great!  Host Derek Hoke played a short set backed by Paul Niehaus on pedal steel, Steve Latanation on drums, and Mark Robertson (of the Legendary Shack Shakers) on upright bass.  Then, Carl Anderson played a long set of his wonderful songs.  Not a bad $2 show…

Tonight, Brian Wright opens up the last week of the Joe Fletcher residency at The 5 Spot.  I had to miss the first two weeks, but I will not miss this one.  Two of East Nashville’s finest writers.

Onto the shuffle:

“And She Plays” by Reckless Johnny Wales

Another track from American Heart, by the man, the myth, the legend – Reckless Johnny Wales.  One of my favorites from the album… a fine, fine song.

“A Sucker’s Evening” by the transcendents
 

From the latest EP from this uniquely wonderful band from Christchurch, New Zealand where it is tomorrow already.  They already know how this day turns out, but they probably won’t tell me…

 

“Don’t come around here angry
This is a house of water
You’ll be cold and soaking wet
‘Ere you leave here”


“City of Strange Delight” by The Shakers

Another from the awesome album Songs from Beneath the Lake.  This gorgeous song is one of my favorites from that album.  This music transforms and transports me.

“Lavender Child” by Atticus Floyd

Another day, and more music from the good folks at Dord Music Group. We’ve featured Atticus Floyd a few times before, but this is our first listen from the We’ll All Come Down” EP which was released in June.  She has promised a change of direction for her next record.  In the video playlist, we have an “animated” recounting of Atticus Floyd’s first show… which included Hayden and Evan Nork of The Foresters.  Speaking of Hayden, today is his 14th birthday – which I believe is about the number of bands he is or has been a part of… Happy Birthday Hayden.

“No Count Superstition” by Indigenous Engines

 I ran into Andrew Adkins last night, and coincidently, we have a song from his Indigenous Engines project. Word has it that Adkins next project will have a new sound.  Looking forward to it.

“Sweet Thing” by The Waterboys

We finish up our re-visit to the classic album Fisherman’s Blues.  This one is a cover of the Van Morrison classic which they finish up with a few lines from “Blackbird” by the Beatles.  “Take these broken wings and learn to fly…” 

“Considerations” by Damfino

Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen collective just recently released their latest sampler – the first since the relocated and built a new studio space. Damfino is primary Joe Merklee and Joel Bachrach backed by many others – including some familiar Mama Coco’s names.  They have a new EP called Disembodied Smile.  This track is a tasty bit of power pop goodness.

“Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)” by Run the Jewels (feat. Zack de la Rocha)

From a Noisetrade Bonnaroo sampler.  Hip-Hop duo Run the Jewels team up with Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against the Machine for this hard hitting track.  I hear that there may be a new collaboration between these three in the works.

“Through Different Eyes” by TV21

From the 13 O’clock compilation recently released by PPNW Records out of Atlanta.  TV21 are a New Wave band from Scotland.  They are about to release their first new record in 28 years.  This is a previously unreleased track from 1981.  Really dig this.

VIDEO PLAYLIST


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