Monday Morning Music Shuffle – Indonesian Fog and the Rain Mix

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Friday, another fun night at Tim Carroll Rock and Roll Happy Hour.  Just about the best hang, I know with some kick ass rock and roll music to boot.

Saturday,  David Olney killed it at Bobby’s Idle Hour, and Patrick Kinsley and a Fistful of Dollars, Cataline Crime, and Zach Schmidt put on a hell of a show at The 5 Spot.

Tonight, one of the finest songwriters of our time is making his debut on Colbert. America, prepare to be blown away by John Moreland – as I have every time I have seen him perform.

I cannot believe it is February already…  To start off the week and the month, we have a random shuffle that makes no sense whatsoever, but which was a whole ton of fun to hear during my commute.

“Perfect Match” by Tymon Dogg

Another track from Tymon Dogg’s album, Made of Light.  As I have pointed out before, Tymon Dogg collaborated with the late Joe Strummer.  This will come into play later in the shuffle… hold that thought.

“Night” (live) by Bruce Springsteeen and the E Street Band

Last week, Bruce Springsteen made his entire 1/19/2016 Chicago show available for free download for about 48 hours. I jumped all over that.  Expect much more Bruce in the coming weeks!

“Say My Name, F**** the Rest” by Discount Ravioli

With references to Julian Koster and a brief reprise of the Donald Trump rap we featured previously… well, what else can I say. The title pretty much tells the rest of what the song is about.

“California Nights” by Best Coast

The title track from 3rd album by Best Coast which was released in May 2015.

“Extermination” by Discount Ravioli

Discount Ravioli return to the shuffle after a one song absence. I need to point out that I still cannot find Discount Ravioli videos on YouTube, so in lieu of posting suggested videos about how to make ravioli, I selected a video by at last a couple of the people who made this  and others doing a Neutral Milk Hotel cover.  Plus some archival footage of two of the Nork brothers…

“King of the Bayou” by Joe Strummer

From Earthquake Weather which featured Joe Strummer and The Latino Rockabilly War – a band that included Zander Schloss of Circle Jerks and Weirdos fame.  This album and some tracks from the soundtrack of a movie called Permanent Record are the only releases featuring Latino Rockabilly War that I am aware of.   The Permanent Record soundtrack – by the way – was awesome.

“I Don’t Want Nobody” by Rich Robbins (feat. Dantrell Cotton) (prod. Since ’93)

On February 26, Rich Robbins will be putting on his first headlining show in Madison, Wisconsin. Should be a classic night.  One of the more soulful and powerful songs on the Nimbus. 

“Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” by Adele

Although, we usually stick to only the most commercially successful/well-known artists – at #E2TG (like Discount Ravioli for example), every once in awhile, we like to shed a little light on more obscure artists.  Adele recently released her album 25 (a complex numerical puzzle that most people will not understand).  Anyway, you’ve probably never heard of her, but I think she shows real potential.  Keep it up, Adele.

“Let a Little Love Inside” by Adam Stafford

Another listen to the forthcoming album, Taser Revelations. Adam Stafford is from central Scotland. I like what I’ve heard so far from this album.  Check it out.


Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle – Random Bits of Floating Dust Mix

Much to cover – The line-up for Bonnaroo 2012 and is always impressive.  Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beach Boys, The Civil Wars, The Avett Brothers, Bon Iver, The Roots, Foster the People, Delta Spirit, Alice Cooper, Dawes, Bad Brains, St. Vincent, Laura Marling, Ben Fold Five, Mogwai, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Kurt Vile and many many more. You can see all the goodies here.   I should start a fund to solicit funds for me to attend.

A new Johnny Cash museum was announced yesterday to open in Downtown Nashville this summer. 

To the list:  Today we have an especially sweet mix of music – including a Minneapolis based Stompin’ Blues band, an obscure British singer-songwriter, a Nashville based Beats master, and a legendary singer covering a classic song.  Let’s get to it.

First – The band is called The 4ontheFloor. The song is called Workin’ Man Zombie and man oh man it rocks big time. It’s from the album 4×4 which has 16 tracks – get it?

(click on the album cover above to visit the page for 4×4)  (h/t to the fantastic Popa’s Tunes who included the song on his Popakazooza 2012 Vol. 2 compilation)

Next – In a just world this next artist would be really famous and win lots of awards and stuff.  She is a singer-songwriter who comes from the U.K. The song today is called Set Fire to the Rain from the album 21 by Adele.  Remember that name, I predict big things from her.

(click on the album cover above to go to the Amazon page for 21 and support this struggling artist)

Next up in a song from the From ’07: The Beat Tape by Nashville-based artist/producer/beats man Hayden Coleman and a song called Vans (Down by the River) Chris Farley would be pleased, I’m sure. And finally, in 2005 or 2006 – Etta James did a cover of Prince’s iconic song Purple Rain and just plain tore it up.
(click on the album cover above to visit Amazon to check out Etta James and her album All the Way.)

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Purple Rain [Blu-ray] Purple Rain [Blu-ray]
Purple Rain, the first starring film for Prince, is the story of an arrogant, young black singer, born and raised in Minneapolis, who reaches the pinnacle of stardom. The dramatic complications include “The Kid’s” (Prince) miserable home life, where he su

The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts
“The New York Times” bestselling biography of an American comedy legend After three years of sobriety, Chris Farley’s life was at its creative peak until a string of professional disappointments chased him back to drugs and alcohol. He fought hard against them, but it was a fight he would lose in December 1997. Farley’s fans immediately drew parallels between his death and that of his idol, John Belushi. Without looking deeper, however, many failed to see that Farley was much more than just another Hollywood drug overdose. In this officially authorized oral history, Farley’s friends and family remember his work and life. Along the way, they tell a remarkable story of boundless energy, determination, and laughter that could only keep the demons at bay for so long.