Here at E2TG we are all about adapting to circumstances beyond our control. Most of our best ideas were born out of necessity…
With my earphones still on the fritz (although I’m suspecting it may be the earphone jack – which would suck since I’m just 10 months or so into a two year contract…), I decided to make some changes.
The first part of today’s mix came from a drive across town I took last night while the second part is from this morning’s commute. It all washes out, and we have 12 great songs for your enjoyment and edutainment.
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“Ain’t No Sunshine” by Humming House (Humming House are a great Nashville band that recently added the amazing Leslie Rodriquez to their line-up – trust me, this is a very good thing. This cover of the Bill Withers’ song, is from the pre-Leslie era, and a nice way to introduce the band. E2TG trivia – our good friends Valued Customer also have a cover of this song)
“Stand Your Ground” by Killing Kuddles (from the fabulous Odd Man Out EP)
“Little Bit of White Trash” by Jeff Porter (great song – the video in the Playlist features Bob Walkenhorst who was in the great band, The Rainmakers)
“Lights On (Two Fresh Remix) by Bad Cop (former Featured Artist at E2TG – Bad Cop are rising stars out of the Nashville Indie scene. From the recent Jeffery Drag Sampler – the label was created by Bad Copy frontman Adam Moult.)
“Weird Weather” by Tim Lee 3 (Another great one from our Knoxville friends – “been some weird, weird weather hangin’ over my house.”)
“You’re No Good” by Linda Ronstadt (A classic by the amazing Ms. Ronstadt. Sending out all good thoughts and prayers to her (she recently announced her diagnosis of Parkinsons Disease which has left her unable to sing) – and lots and lots of gratitude for the great music she gave us.)
“I See Red” by X (It is darn near impossible to listen to this song and not move your feet. One of the fastest songs on More Fun in the New World) – takes us into this mornings Music
After we concluded “I See Red”…
“XXXtra Dreamy” by Dead Pop Stars Society from Dead Pop Stars Society (due out tomorrow)
Dead Pop Stars Society is the new collaboration between MF Rex and Salvador G, founders of NYC DJ crew Automatic Reaction. The entire album offers a relentless collection of mad beats, hyper-familiar samples, and some amazing sounds. It’s a wild ride to be sure.
“Last Stop” by Black Jake and the Carnies from Watching, Waiting (2013)
Up next are our friends from Ypsilanti, Michigan with, Last Stop, a locomotive powered instrumental from their recent Watching, Waiting EP – one our favorites of 2013.
“Lincoln” by EdTang from Goodbye, Zen5, Sushi Dinner (2012)
I’m really getting into this EdTang record with the strange title, if you haven’t done so, please check it out.
“Dublin Blues” by Guy Clark from Dublin Blues (1995)
Ahhhhhhhhhh…. just a comfortably amazing song… – the video is from a legendary show recorded in 1995 at the Bluebird Café with Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt, and Clark.
“Squirm” by Marla Mase from Speak Deluxe (2013)
We close out this days music with Marla Mase doing Squirm – “Like a worm”