Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – Obligated to Follow Mix

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Well… It’s just Tuesday, and this is shaping up to be an incredible week for great music in intimate settings…  more on that later… we have a shuffle to put on…

“The Last Hotel/Some of the Dharma” by Jack Kerouac w/Al Cohn and Zoot Sims

One of my prized possessions is the Jack Kerouac box set of CDs which was a gift from my late brother-in-law who knew me and my tastes very well.  This is the penultimate track from one of the CDs, I’ve been spinning of late. For the Beat Poet within us all…

“Buy Eggs” by Circus Propaganda

There must be something in the water up there in Bethany, CT… must be… from the hometown of The Foresters (and featuring Evan and Hayden from that band) comes this band of young people who manage to make shopping for dairy products sound interesting….  (or this could be some hip teen talk for something besides shopping for dairy products… what do I know?)  Anyway, it’s a cool song… more to come from this band and the wildly talented young people of Bethany, CT.

“It’s Been Too Long” by Beat Rodeo

Another track from the great album, Home in the Heart of the Beat. I think I have one more song from that album, too (maybe more).

“Baby I’m Broken” by The Record Company

We have another track from the L.A. Rock and Blues band The Record Company.  From what I gathered from the You Tube video, this song was used in an episode of CSI.  Found out yesterday that CSI is ending its 15 year run this season. The shuffle must have heard that, too.

“Like Unto a Mockingbird” by John Hartford

Within the last several months, I have found myself from to the music of the late, great John Hartford, and I feel called to dig deeper still. From Tim Easton, I learned that John Hartford is buried along Gallatin Pike in East Nashville, Tennessee.  More recently, Hartford’s song “In Tall Buildings” has come up a number of times in unrelated settings.   

“The Thanks I Get” by Wilco

From a Rarities collection called, Alpha Mike Foxtrot…  The song was issued as a free download to owners of Sky Blue Sky, and was used in a Volkswagen commercial.

“Time After Time (annElise)” by R.E.M.

This is the second the last song we have from Reckoning.  A lovely track from the iconic second album of the band from Athens, GA.

“Timeline” (Cave Version) by Chappo

An alternative version (taken from a Noisetrade sampler) of a song from the bands December 2014 EP Celebrate.  Has circumstances have it, today is the release date for the band’s brand new full length album, Future Former Self.

“The Scene” by The Danbury Lie

Yesterday, we heard a couple of tracks from The Danbury Lie precursor, Burning Bridges. Today, we move up to the present with a track from the latest The Danbury Lie album, Choose your Delusion.   Maybe there is something in the water in the whole state of Connecticut, and maybe it’s been there for several years….


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Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – Impossible Mix

We have a diverse group of songs today… and several artists making their first ever appearance in the E2TG shuffle…  which means I have to do some quick research to know what to say….

“All My Love” by Joe Nolan

Hats off to my second favorite Joe for writing a song and giving it the same title as a Beatles’ classic.  Helps that it is a really good song.  Second favorite Joe is obviously a joke.  All the Joes I know are tied for second favorite except for one. And I know who I am. From the forthcoming remastered version of Blue Turns Black.

“Notte Insonne” by Ben Arthur

The penultimate song from Ben Arthur’s If You Look for my Heart.  Having explored an insane number of musical styles on the record, he ups the ante by singing a song in Italian.  When he is not making insanely good records of his own, Ben Arthur is co-writing songs in the road between Nashville and Memphis.

“I’m Not Ready (Hotel Lobby Version)” by CHAPPO

New York band CHAPPO come back into the shuffle with a song from a recent Noisetrade release.  This is the Hotel Lobby Version of I’m Not Ready from the EP Celebrate.  Not to be confused with the Father John Misty song Chateau Lobby… not that you were going to be confused until I confused the issue.

“We Will Fall Hard” by Jeremy Gluck/Robert Coyne

Another great track from Memory Deluxe: I Knew Buffalo Bill 2.  There is an awesome video to accompany this song. Check it out in the VIDEO PLAYLIST BELOW.

“Baby Let Me Lay on You” by Etta Baker

The late Etta Baker was a Piedmont Blues singer/guitarist from North Carolina.  This is from another Noisetrade compilation put out by the Music Maker Relief Foundation.

“Impossible Request (Alternate Version)” by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

The last song on the latest album (Only Run) by the Philly based Indie band.

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Another from the Music Makers compilation. Leyla McCalla is a New Orleans based cellist and singer, who has played with Carolina Chocolate Drops.  This song is from here 2014 album Vari-Colored Songs, and is based upon a Langston Hughes poem.

“Julia” by Science!

Seattle based Science! make there way back into the shuffle with another song I came from Noisetrade. From the album Alcoves and Alleyways.

“Handsome” by The Vaccines

The Vaccines are an English Indie rock band.  Handsome is the first single from their forthcoming album which will be called English Graffiti.


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Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – Don’t Need a Hammer Mix

Today’s shuffle is a pretty nice mix of friends and heroes with a “new to me” band thrown in for good measure….

“If I Had to Guess” by Hugh Mitchell

I met Hugh hanging at some of the same places I hang – usually Darrin Bradbury is involved. I had never heard his music; so, I located his bandcamp page and grabbed a couple of tunes.  This is a single from 2012, and I like it a bunch.  I hope you do, too.

“Ipana” by Batkhi Dahn

Another track from The Foresters’ bassist Hayden Nork’s solo project.  Hayden is thirteen and started playing music a few years ago after attending a Green Day concert with his Dad and brothers. This is definitely not Pop-Punk… it is experimental and weird (in the best possible way), and pretty amazing. I noticed on his You Tube page that he has been posting some Daniel Johnston.  All I can say, is keep it up, kid.

“Mission” by Joe Nolan

Fresh out of my inbox from the forthcoming remastered release of Joe Nolan’s 3rd album Blue Turns Black.  This sounds amazing, and I look forward to sharing more in the near future.  Great song.

“I’m Not Ready” by CHAPPO

This one comes to me from a NoiseTrade compilation called Best of What’s Next which is available now and has tons of great music on it.  CHAPPO are a garage psyche rock band from Brooklyn.  A nice introduction for me, and I will listen for more. From their EP Celebrate.

“Rush Hour Blues” by Joe Nolan

One good Joe Nolan tune deserves another.  This one is off of his Plain Jane album, and it sounds like it could be a lost song from a great 1970s singer/songwriter.  A nice tune for my morning drive – although it was just work waiting at the end of my drive.

“Gilbert Takes the Wheel” by Guadalcanal Diary

A fine instrumental from one of my favorite bands.  From their album Walking in the Shadow of the Big Man.

“Brave Captain” by fIREHOSE

The first song off the very first fIREHOSE album Ragin’, Full On.  After D. Boon’s tragic death, a persistent Ed Crawford drove to Pedro and eventually got Mike Watt to listen to him, and the rest was history.  I am a big Minutemen fan and a big fIREHOSE fan, and I’ve never understood people who put so much energy behind comparing… I was fortunate to see fIREHOSE play back in the day, and they were amazing.

“Lionel I” by The Lucky Jukebox Brigade

Our second instrumental of the day, and the first of two Lionel songs on Familiar Fevers.  I was half way up the hill when this song came on, and I kind of felt like I was in a New Orleans funeral… or something.  Dig it.

“Nail it Down” by Meat Puppets

Meat Puppets.  This was the album that immediately preceded the band’s appearance on MTV Unplugged with Nirvana which helped deliver to the band to a much wider audience.  This was their major label debut after releasing several albums on SST Records.

“Radio Free Europe” (Original Hib-Tone Single) by R.E.M.

We close things out with original version of R.E.M.’s iconic first single.  A different version would later appear on the band’s first album Murmur which was released on IRS Records.  This version would reach a wider audience when it was included on the retrospective final IRS release Eponymous.


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