Short on time today – The Shuffle is after the JUMP
Good stuff follows!
“Rock and Roll Eyes” by Centro-Matic (I want to take this opportunity to let you know that the Vol. 2 for Nuci’s Space presented by Country Fried Rock is out and ready for your purchase via Bandcamp – $5.00 or MORE emphasis on the MORE. It’s a great cause and some great music has been donated for this effort. Including a song by Centro-Matic – which made this a great segue.)
“Light On” by Bad Cop (If I’m not mistaken. Bad Cop are doing a free in-store at The Groove in East Nashville on Saturday. You may or may not remember that Bad Cop were a featured artist on E2TG about a year ago. Adam of Bad Cop is the founder of Jeffery Drag Records)
“Driving Toward the Sun” by Susan James (The title track to one of favorite albums of 2013)
“Dream Lover” by Big Star (a bonus track from the 1990s era reissue)
“Your Arrows” by Milktooth (another Nashville band that we’ve recently become acquainted with. Check them out!)
“Whiskey Dreams” and “I’ll Figure You Out” by Wild Child (A pair of songs from the album Pillow Talk by this fine Austin band.)
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WATCH (our Daily Video Playlist via You Tube)
Since today is World Suicide Prevention Day, it seems like a perfect opportunity to remind you that the supremely awesome Country Fried Rock is about to release Volume 2 of For Nuci’s Space.
All proceeds from this album go to preventing musicians’ suicide, via the model program for community support, Nuci’s Space, in Georgia. By removing barriers to mental health care, substance abuse services, and primary care, Nuci’s Space works with other existing providers and networks to help musicians.
Please be generous. Keep music alive. Nuci.org
If you need support, please contact www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org for online chat support or 800-273-8255.
The line-up this time around is stellar and includes the likes of Drivin N Cryin, Michelle Malone, Centro-matic, American Aquarium and many, many more. Trust me, it’s all great music for a great cause. You can Pre-Order the album Here!
Today’s Shuffle is after the jump…
We jump back into our Current Playlist for today’s Morning Shuffle….
“Lonely Avenue” by Mark Robinson (one of just a few covers on Have Axe, Will Groove. Lonely Avenue is a Doc Pomus tune which has been covered by Ray Charles and Van Morrison. Robinson makes this song his own with this cool version.)
“Posse in Effect” by Beastie Boys (Yeah! “Well I’m M.C.A. – I got nothing to prove” No… but, damn he proved it. – R.I.P. MCA)
“From the Morning” by Mike Dumovich (A Nick Drake cover)
“St. James Infirmary” by Louis Armstrong (Yeah!)
“How Still My Love” by Stevie Nicks (From Bella Donna)
“Ghost Stories” by Monks of Mellonwah (The Monks are a pretty damn awesome Australian band. “Ghost Stories” is the title track of their EP released earlier this year. Check it out!)
Today’s YouTube Playlist
Okay, here is the deal. I love musicians. I’m not a musician, but I love music and despite what a few people think, music isn’t music with out musicians. So, I do what I can to support musicians. I’m not wealthy so I can’t often drop tons of money to support bands I love. One of the reasons I started this blog was as a way to give back to the bands and songwriters and singers and guitarist and bassist and drummers and cellists and (well you get the point) who have enriched my life.
Unfortunately, we have lost too many great people too soon to suicide. Suicide is always a complex issue. Often mental illness and addiction are involved. These are complex problems. So complex that many of us who have been touched by it feel powerless to help.
Right now, you can help. Our friend Sloane Spencer who runs the always amazing Country Fried Rock show has curated this awesome compilation which is available now at Noisetrade (the widget is below). Because it is at Noisetrade, the compilation is free, but because it’s at Noisetrade you can leave a tip. You should (but maybe don’t) do that anyway, but this time you really should. All proceeds – that’s 100% – are going to go toward Nuci’s Space
Nuçi’s Space is a non-profit health and music resource center in Athens, GA. The aim of the organization is to prevent suicide by providing obstacle free treatment for musicians suffering from depression and other such disorders as well as to assist in the emotional, physical and professional well-being of musicians.
So, it’s a great cause, and an amazing compilation and yeah.
I’ll leave you with a video montage of some of the great musicians we’ve lost to suicide:
Jim Ellison of Material Issue
Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse
Stuart Adamson of Big Country
Owsley (Will Owsley)
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana
Michael Hutchence of INXS
Robert Quine (Lou Reed, Tom Waits, Brian Eno, Richard Hell)
I could go on…. Go get a great compilation, skip a Venti Starbucks or two and donate to this great cause.