Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle – A Little Poison Mix

Things are hopping.  Music is being made and released and for a part-time, amateur music blogger, it can be a bit overwhelming… but in the best way possible.  I can only say if you’ve sent me music in the past few weeks; I beg patience, and I promise –  I’m listening and will be posting soon…..

Today we have a mix of music to delight and inspire – but that is every day, but today is especially delightful and inspiring, but so is every day. Ah hell, comparisons are stupid. We have a great mix of music, and so, let us leave it at that.


“Wrong Way Street” by The End Men (Matthew and Livia are currently tearing it up through the European continent – from the picture there have been some amazingly cool shows including at least one with people juggling fire.)

“Rock and Roll is Dead” by Killing Kuddles  (From Odd Man Out. Killing Kuddles is spectacularly awesome, and I really want everyone to know it.  Check it out!)

“Good Soldiers” by Glory! (Some rockin’ reggae from the Gulf coast of Alabama. Positive vibes and groovy beats, y’all)

“I’ll Be Coming Home” by Brad Jones (Nashville-based singer songwriter who we have been featuring for the past couple of months)

“Wanting Peace” by The Coal Men (I saw and met chief Coal Man, Dave Coleman, last week at the 5 Spot where he did a solo set.  The solo set blew me away, and as I dig into this album – one of the ones I alluded to at the opening of this post, I continue to be impressed.  Expect much more on this in the days and weeks to come)

“The Ballad of Souls Departed” by The Dexateens (from Singlewide.  In the wake of the bands impressive showing at this past weekend’s Americanarama event, I’ve been loading up my playlist Dexateens music.  They have a brand new EP called Sunsphere which dropped today.)

“Poison” by Grayson Capps (This is one of the songs that Willie Sugarcapps did at Americanarama, and I had to get this added into my playlist. A spicy gumbo of New Orleans meets Nashville. Just the way I like it!)

“Dancing in the Bulrushes” by Jim Testa (from the Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen: Section 4 compilation)

“Manifesto No. 4” by Shooter Jennings (from Family Man.  Waylon’s boy done good)

“Weatherman” by Stoll Vaughn (I dig this. According to his website, Stoll Vaughn is a Kentucky born singer/songwriter and the co-founder of a Los Angeles based artist development company)

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Friday Music Shuffle – Pre-Labor Mix

Looking forward to a long weekend….  I’ll leave you with a heaping helping of musical manifestations.

After the JUMP

“Soulard” by Taco Land (from Pancakes and Pizza)

“All I Remember” by Brad Jones (Folk/Americana from Nashville)

“Eve” by Neulore (Modern Folk Music from Nashville)

“Where is Your Man?” from False-Heads (off of Tunnel Vision – UK Alt Rock band who contacted me – more to come by these lads (imagine me sounding British as I said that last part…)

“Scream” by Marla Mase (so good to be re-experiencing this great album)

“Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” by Big Star (covering Jerry Lee Lewis – Memphis a great music city, too)

“Every Word Means No” by Let’s Active (one my favorite Let’s Active songs)

“Black Eyes and White Lies” by Don Ryan (I seriously, seriously love Don Ryan’s music.  Please, please, please do yourself a huge favor and check him out)

“Room With a View” by Let’s Active (so glad to be re-experiencing this great music, so sad for the impetus to do so… RIP Faye Hunter)

“Candy Says” by The Velvet Underground (This!)

“Slow Ride” by Beastie Boys (yup!)

“Closer to the Source” by prattle on, rick (another great Nashville artist – glad I came to know this music.)

“When Will I Be Loved” by Linda Ronstadt (A classic)

“New Cell Phone” by Marla Mase (Who all has your cell phone number?)

“You Can’t Have Me” by Big Star (Third/Sister Lovers!)

“Transcendental Meditative Mutant Ninja Turtles” by Alvin Band (What a great song title! Great song, too!)

“Count to Three” by Amy Stroup (Another great artist from Nashville)

“What Goes On” by The Velvet Underground (What goes on in your mind…)

“Close My Eyes” by Callaghan (Beautiful song)

Also get False-Heads, prattle on, rick,  and Don Ryan on Bandcamp

Today’s Video Playlist



Friday Morning Music Shuffle – Stupid Earphones Mix

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Well, another pair of cheap earphones has stopped working properly. blah.  I think I should start a earphone replacement paypal account or something.  You know like text “earphones” to 5555555 to donate $2.00 to the cause.

Whatever…. Hey, it’s Friday, and our new friend Joey from newgazzi has just released newgazzi volume 7 – so check it out.

Let’s get to the shuffle right now… (jump)


“Years and Years” by Brad Jones (amazing singer songwriter based in Nashville from North Carolina )

“The Churches” by Telepathic Teddy Bear (Electro Pop music from Juan Carlos Padilla)

“Long Pig” by Skeletons in the Piano (More from the excellent Please Don’t Die – high on my list of things to do is to see this band live)

“Crow Till We Croak” by EdTang (from the album Goodbye, Zen5, Sushi Dinner – EdTang is from New Jersey – I’m really digging this record.)

“King James” by I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House (An awesome band from Portland, OR with a  storied past and a great band name. They are CXCW alums, so that gives them instant coolness cred in my book – this is a great song, too, by the way)


“Fixman” by Roots of a Rebellion from Inner Light EP (2012)

A reggae, rock, dub band from Nashville. They are awesome, and I have a feeling I’ll be listening to a lot more of them.

“‘Merican” by Descendents from Cool to Be You (2004)

Seminal California punk band from their 2004 album. I’ve never seen Descendents live, but I did see All back in the early 90s.  All = Descendents – Milo.
“The Music In my Headphones” by Telepathic Teddy Bear from Reactions (2011)
Appropriate or Ironic – as I struggled to keep one ear piece working on my damn earphones, this song by Telepathic Teddy Bear comes up. Cool song, though (I’ve heard it in more than one ear before).
“Halo Days (4 ‘Drew)” by Tim Lee 3 from Devil’s Rope (2013)
Time for one more song.  Tim Lee 3 recently were out west recording some music for their follow-up to Devil’s Rope.  While we can’t expect a new Tim Lee 3 album until early 2014, they have gift us (and by us I mean all of us) with a new track.  You can check out Magnolia Plates – here .


Monday Morning Music Shuffle – Out of Kindness Mix

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We have a pretty interesting mix of music today. Any time a week begins with a Townes Van Zandt song, it a great sign.
Let’s jump right into it….

“Pancho and Lefty” (live version) by Townes Van Zandt.  (I love this song, and this is a crystal clear and beautiful live version from a 1973 show in Houston, Texas)
“Anniversary” by Susan James (from Driving Toward the Sun – one of my favorite albums of the year)
“I Hear You Knockin'” by Lazy Lester (A blues legend with a legendary story)
“Brooklyn Girls” by DD Dagger (An Austin-based indie artist. E2TG friend Rob Porta (Raindogg) worked on the latest DD Dagger video. This song is about those girls from particular borough of NYC)
“U-Haul in the Driveway” by Susan James (also from Driving Toward the Sun – btw, the two videos included in today’s PLAYLIST are from two separate CD Release shows – one for this album, the other for the predecessor – DJ Bonebrake of X fame appears prominently in the older video)
“In New York City” by Brad Jones (Nashville singer/songwriter sings about the greatest city in the world).
“I Can Live Forever If I Slowly Die” by Chris Schlarb from Psychic Temple (2010)

A nine plus minute jazz oriented instrumental – remarkable and mind expanding.  Schlarb released Psychic Temple II this year – the new album features new takes on songs by Brian Wilson, Frank Zappa, and Joe Jackson

“Ponzi Scheme” by Eric Brace and Peter Cooper from The Comeback Album (2013)


A pair of amazing singer/songwriters who help make the case for East Nashville being the coolest place on earth. (‘though I’m proud to rep for South Nashville!)

“Emotion as Weapon” by Telepathic Teddy Bear from Reactions (2011)



I’ve said it before (or something similar), if you are going to make music under the name Telepathic Teddy Bear – you’d better make it awesome. Forget the name, this is some really cool music. Don’t forget the name – Telepathic Teddy Bear.





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Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle – Waters Part Mix

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It’s nice outside… I’m gonna make this as quick as I can…


PRE_SHUFFLE (Two Word Review)

“Christian’s Head” by The Blind Owl Band (modern traditions)

“Rock On” by Blondie (Rock On!)

“Cleaning Your Mind” by The End Men (Mind Cleaned)

“April” by The Imperial Rooster (Clucking Great)

“Deadly Surf” by Shake Jack (Killer Waves)

“Waters Part” by Let’s Active (Pure Heaven)

SHUFFLE (Four Word Review)

“Nathan’s Blues” by Natural Child (2013 single) – also on Jeffery Drag Records 2013 Summer Sampler


Nashville – Bluesy, Ballsy, Stonesy

“Piece of the Moon” by Katey Laurel from From Here (2011) – on Noisetrade Sampler

Beautiful Music, Heavenly Voice

“Looking for a Reason” by Brad Jones from Oh Well, My Love, Farewell (2012)


Nashville – Rootsy, Folksy, Authentic

“Hypertension” by Useless Eaters from Hypertension (2013) – also on Jeffery Drag Records 2013 Summer Sampler

Nashville: Punky, Raggedy, Garage

“Wandering” by Susan James from Driving Toward the Sun (2013)


California, Easy, Folksy, Wandering


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Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle – Well Trained Badgers Mix

Busy, busy…. busy as a well trained badger.
Music – after the JUMP

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Pre-Shuffle and Shuffle combined for your enjoyment….
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“True North” by Sam Morrow (Title track of his recent EP)
“Church Kids” (Poem by Jordan Gaines) by Christian Robins (from KidGrownUp)
“Ghost of Virginia” by Justin Townes Earle (American Songwriter Sessions version)
“Bread or Wine” by Heath McNease (from Thrift Store Jesus)
“Oh Well, My Love, Farewell” by Brad Jones (Nashville based singer-songwriter)
“Second Moon” by Valued Customer (the first release from their new album Kalpa)
“My Alien Father” by The Gabriel Construct (just featured by Huffington Post! After making a comparison, I get to hear Valued Customer and The Gabriel Construct back-to-back. Sublime!)

“Jennifer” and “W-O-E” by Little Comets (British Alt-Pop band)

“This Song Will Make You Love Me” by The Great American Novel (an early treat from the forthcoming record. This song will make you love The Great American Novel.)

“Funny Heartbeat” by Kisses (LA band. Kind of digging it)

“You’ve Got Your Head on Backwards” by The Sonics (from 1966 – one of the predecessors of punk)