Monday Morning Music Shuffle – Middle Man Mix

I am more convinced than ever that I did not delete my playlist (as mentioned Friday) through some incredibly bone-headed clumsy ass maneuver.  No, it appears that my phone is possessed.  My cell phone contract ended in November, and my now two year old phone has developed a mind of it’s own.  It has begun initiating screen touch activities all on it’s own… typing (and sending) gibberish text messages, taking pictures, opening applications, etc.  I think it knows that it’s days are numbered.

So, until I get a new phone, any activity which comes from me should be suspect.  Including this post… am I writing this or is my phone writing this?

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Dan Coyle talks about the untimely death of his father and expounds on a philosophy that I really needed to hear.

“The Moment I Tell You Goodbye” by David Olney from Dutchman’s Curve

One of my highlights of December so far has been Saturday nights Tom Waits tribute at The 5 Spot in East Nashville.  I had such a blast and heard a slew of awesome artists offering their take on the music of the distinctly American genius, Mr. Waits.  One of the highlights of the night was an awesome performance by David Olney.  As luck would have it, it was my second chance to see Mr. Olney that week.

“Am I Still the One for You?” by Ike Reilly from Am I Still the One for You?

The title track from this mega release/E.P. Noisetrade thing…  Have I mentioned how much I  am digging this music?

“Drink Slinger” by Zachariah Red from This Town E.P.

I am extremely proud to call Zach a friend and extremely lucky to have had the opportunity to see and hear him several times in the last couple of months.  He has new music coming soon – here’s to the new year!  Since I couldn’t find a Youtube video – have a listen to “Drink Slinger”.
“Christmas for You and Me” by Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors from Another Neighborly Christmas

I think this officially counts as the first Christmas song of the season on E2TG (with the exception of some songs that crept into the shuffle at odd times).  A cheer-filled song from a great Nashville band.

“Aunt Lou” by Grant Peeples and the Peeples Republik from Punishing the Myth

Grant Peeples paints a devastatingly beautiful portrait in the course of an approximately three minute song.

“Bummer 1 Hit Single” by Darrin Bradbury from When a Car Becomes a House

“This songs a bummer, let’s talk about summer…”  If you don’t know Darrin Bradbury, than Darrin Bradbury knows you… or something like that.  “I’m just the middle man, between gravity and the rope.” 

“Goin’ to Acapulco” by Bob Dylan and the Band from The Basement Tapes

We go from DB to BD. Everyone is talking about The Basement Tapes this days – for some mighty good reasons…  I think it’s a testament to Mr. Zimmerman’s songwriting skills that I really dig so many covers of his – including the version of this song by Jim James and Calexico.  The original isn’t half bad either… *deliberate understatement implied…

“Live My Life” by Stacy Mitchhart from Live My Life

We close things out with some genuine local Nashville blues, and the title track from the excellent recent Stacy Mitchhart album.


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Thursday Morning Music Shuffle – Cooper’s Pi Mix

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 Happy Pi Day. 


Yes, I’m gonna hit you up about Couch by Couchwest.  Yes, it is still going on, and yes it just keeps getting awesomer… er… more awesome.  Since we last spoke, we’ve seen videos from our friends The Dead Exs, MAKAR, Don Ryan and Skeletons in the Piano. We also heard some great music from Wess Floyd and the Daisycocks (which is or includes The Great Peacock), The Lonely Hands, Dog Without Warning, Blaine Duncan and the Lookers, American Aquarium, and David Lott.   Go to the CXCW site and search on those or just scroll through and check out all the great music.

Our pre-shuffle, shuffle included: Sad Baby Wolf (SPOILER ALERT: They also appear in our Shuffle Shuffle), Peter Case, The Fresh and Onlys, Beethoven (the composer not the St. Bernard), Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors and Broken Social Scene.  

Now to the shuffle:

  • “Friends” by Minuteflag from Minuteflag (1986) 

I am so glad this EP is available for your immediate download.  As the band name implies, this EP is the result of a 1985 collaboration between Minutemen and Black Flag.  The result was some experimental jazzy jams that is pretty cool.

  • “Waking Up” by Sad Baby Wolf from Electric Sounds (2013)
Sad Baby Wolf includes former members of The Shins.  We made them a Featured Artist back in 2012.  Electric Sounds is due out in April and you can pre-order using the widget above.  I got an early peek and this is sounding really good.  The Sad Baby Wolf song in the Pre-Shuffle and a cover of a Neutral Milk Hotel song which we previously posted are in the Youtube playlist below.

  •  “Wrong Way Street” by The End Men from Play With Your Toys (2013)
Fortuitously, we close out today’s shuffle with The End Men who are about to embark on their No Tour For Old Men with The Slaughterhouse Chorus.  We are supremely excited that they will be making a stop in Nashville on March 24.  Nashville readers – you seriously do not want to miss this show.  We added the official tour video plus a Slaughterhouse Chorus video to the Youtube playlist which is just below. New York rock ‘n’ roots bands The End Men and The Slaughterhouse Chorus join forces in NO TOUR FOR OLD MEN, binging on booze, blues and barbecue from Bushwick to Bucktown. Spiking classic Americana influences with liberal shots of punk, garage and rock and roll, the two bands present a raucous, unpredictable and, dare we say, intoxicating double-bill.

No Tour For Old Men Tour Schedule:

3/20: Brooklyn, NY @ Muchmore’s w/Sons of An Illustrious Father

3/21: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie

3/22: Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project w/Meridian

3/23: Columbus, OH @ Scarlet & Gray w/Black Eyed Betty

3/24: Nashville, TN @ FooBar Too w/Stuck Lucky

3/25: Carbondale, IL @ PK’s w/Blast Radius

3/26: Lawrence, KS @ Frank’s North Star w/Latenight Callers

3/27: Chicago, IL @ Quencher’s w/ The Soundwalls

3/28: Canton, OH @ Buzzbin Magazine HQ w/Misery Jackals

3/29: Rochester, NY @ Sticky Lips BBQ

3/30: Albany, NY @ Valentine’s Music Hall

Follow the shenanigans on Twitter @NoTourForOldMen.

Now today’s video playlist- “Cooper’s Pi”

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