Thursday Morning Music Shuffle – Life’s a Gas Mix

A longish shuffle today – so I will dispense with pleasantries and unpleasantries as well….

Shuffle – after the jump

“The Wylie Coyote Cliffs” and “Bob Newhart” by Darrin Bradbury (from NEW!!!!The Almost Great Crepe’s.  Man! What a great way to start the shuffle… a pair of truly great story-songs from new Nashville resident Darrin Bradbury.  I hope all my Nashville music friends will check out this music and support his music.  Nashville is a songwriting town, and there are tons of amazing songwriters here, but there is always room for more great ones, and Darrin Bradbury is a great one.)

“Fall Asleep” by Jars of Clay (Noisetrade Eastside Manor Session.  The song comes from the band’s twelfth studio album Inland. The Eastside Manor Session doesn’t seem to available, but the single version of this song is up now – with all donations going to support relief efforts in the Philippines )

“Fake Palindromes” by Andrew Bird (from Andrew Bird and the Mysterious Production of Eggs.  A delightful tune with really disturbing lyrics.)

“I Can’t Wait” by Star and Micey (from the I Can’t Wait EP.  A brilliant song by this brilliant band from Memphis.)

“Last Goodbye” by The Coal Men (from Escalator.  Another great song from this awesome album that I was introduced to during an amazing night of music at the 5 Spot back in September.)

“Life’s a Gas” by T. Rex (from Electric Warrior. Yes, it is.)

“More the Man I Used to Be” by The Tremolo Beer Gut (from Nous Sommes The Tremolo Beer Gut…Qui Le Fuck Etes Vous.  Okay so how did I not know about this band?  I grabbed this off this month’s Feel Bad for You Mixtape.  Here’s some info (via Lastfm: “They love tremolo, they love beer and they’ve got guts! The Tremolo Beer Gut draws inspirations from the ultra cool rough twangy guitar sound of 50’es and 60’es surf as well as the great film music of Mancini, Barry and Moricone. TBG has made it their style to use the same cover-photo for all their releases, they just change the color and design a little bit. As they say: “You can’t improve on perfection – and by the way: when you’re drunk, it’s easier to remember the color of the sleeve than the name of the record!” 
The band was formed in 1998 by Sune Wagner (The Raveonettes) and Yebo (Jesper Reginal – Thau/ Crunchy Frog Records) “Jengo” (Jens Erik Lembcke) (ex-Trains and Boats and Planes) and Per Sunding (Eggstone).”)

“KidGrownUp” (feat. JD) (prod. G. Money) by Christian Robins (from his KidGrownUp mixtape. The title track… Dig it! Really!)

“Lost Innocent World” by Gogol Bordello (from Pura Vida Conspiracy.  Some awesomeness which this New York based Gypsy Punk artist.  We grabbed this off an ATO Records Sampler)

“Smile” by Andrew Ferris (from Yellow Lorry.  A great cheery Pop song.  You know… Pop is a good way.)

“Ooby Dooby” by Creedence Clearwater Revival (from Cosmo’s Factory. How ’bout this CCR cover of the Roy Orbison hit from their 1970 5th album)

“Judging You” by TimLee3 (from Devil’s Rope. Hell yeah! “Maybe I shouldn’t be judging you, but that don’t mean that it ain’t true.”)

“Goodbye Summer” by Jonny Fritz (from Dad Country. The artist formerly known as Jonny Corndawg. Oh man I love this song.  In 2012 while still billed as Jonny Corndawg, Fritz recorded an solo, a cappella song from inside a drainage pipe for Couch by Couchwest. His 2013 submission – as Jonny Fritz – was from Andrew Combs’ kitchen floor. Yeah, he’s that cool.)

“That’s What I Want for Christmas” by Annie Sellick (from Let’s Make a Christmas Memory. Another track from this album. This song – a cover of a jazz ballad features noted Nashville jazz pianist Joe Davidian).

“Loose Kites in Harbor” by Skeletons in the Piano (from Please Don’t Die.  Our 2012 Reader’s Poll – Band of the Year – upstate New Yorkers SITP released one of our favorite albums of the year back in April or so.  Today also happens to the birthday of SITP dancer Katarra Peterson – so Happy Birthday Katarra!)


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Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle – Feels Like It Mix

On the horizon and over the edge….
Hey ya’ll voting is proceeding hot and heave in our Band of the Month Poll. Killing Kuddles was fast of the gate and opened up a huge lead, but of late, Jo Wymer has made a run and is currently just 36 votes behind (UPDATE: Killing Kuddles has increased their lead). The rest of the pack is trailing, but there are still 10 days left.  Go get to the poll and vote for your favorite band/artist.  Vote early and often.
What else….  It’s about time for the me to pick our Featured Artists for July.  I’ve got a pretty decent short list which I am going to narrow down to 10, but it’s not too late, if you have any suggestions or if you would like to be considered drop me a line.  Just put Featured Band – July in the subject line.
Onward we go into this morning’s shuffle:
First up we have a track from April’s double album called, Marvin Country!, which features Marvin Etzioni and some special guests including Richard Thompson, Steve Earle, John Doe, Buddy Miller, and Lucinda Williams.  On You Possess Me, Marvin reunites with his Lone Justice band mate Maria McKee.

(couldn’t find a video of You Possess Me, so here’s the classic East of Eden by Lone Justice)
Next up, we have Andrew Bird covering a song by Alpha Consumer which is a side-project of two members of his backing band.  The song is called, The Crown Salesman. The song is part of a Andrew Bird Noisetrade Sampler:

The Alpha Consumer version is on the band’s 2010 release called Kick Drugs Out of America.

I Love You (But You’re Boring) was originally on The Beautiful South’s debut album Welcome to the Beautiful South. It is the companion piece to I Hate You (But You’re Interesting) which was on Choke. Los Campesinos! recently covered I Love You (But You’re Boring), and frontman Gareth will soon be touring with Beautiful South (and Housemartins) frontman Paul Heaton. You can get details here.  And head to Stereogum for a download of today’s cover.

Los Campesinos! cover
I Hate You (But You’re Interesting) Beautiful South
 And finally, we have The Shins’ A Simple Song from their album Port of Morrow which was released back in March.
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