Well in terms of number of songs, this either is or is tied for one of the shortest shuffles in Ear to the Ground history. I know – right! An 8 and 1/2 minute song, another song just short of 8 minutes, and a 4 minute song leaves us with just 3 songs in the morning’s mix of music.
Let’s get to it – shall we?
“Athens Grease” by Phil Vassar (from his 2002 second album, American Child. This was the 4 minute song in our mix. An excellent modern Country song)
“Los Hell Raisers” by Dead Pop Stars Society (Part of the NYC Automatic Reaction collective, Dead Pop Stars Society the album and the band – is some pretty heady stuff. The music uses a mad dash mix of heavy bass, prominent (and often extremely familiar) samples and an infectious groove. “Los Hell Raisers” is the first single. It features a generous portions of samples from Sympathy for the Devil mixed with what I think is The Scorpions’ “Rock Me Like a Hurricane” – and probably more that didn’t stick in my conscious mind. Give it a listen. On paper, it’s not the kind of thing I would think I would like, but I do like it. We’ll have links and videos at the end of this post.
“Idiot Wind” by Bob Dylan (from his iconic 15th Studio album, Blood on the Tracks.
“Idiot wind blowing through the flowers on your tomb
Blowing through the curtains in your room
Idiot wind blowing every time you move your teeth
You’re an idiot babe
It’s a wonder that you still know how to breathe”