WOW Wednesday Music Shuffle – On My Own Mix

As we do pretty much every Wednesday, we dig into the well that is the music currently residing on my phone’s memory, and we hit “shuffle” and let the chips fall where they may…  Today’s shuffle yields a nice mix of different styles of music which makes sense only to people like me…

Shall we?

“Douchebags on Parade” by Mudhoney from Vanishing Point

Somebody made some kind of dick move on the road in front of me while this song was playing.  I have no memory of this happening, but I was driving in Nashville, so it’s a good bet… anyway, a rockin’ tune from the veteran Seattle Grunge band’s 9th and latest album.

“Most People” by Dawes from Stories Don’t End

We live, contained in our skins, filled with aspirations and self-doubt and all kinds of crap, and we some how think we are all alone.  The truth, though, is quite different.

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“Aussie bluesman and Irish Songstress get married, form a band and make great music together. This shabby hill country blues oozes cool”. Guitar & Bass Magazine
I should have known Popa Tune’s was already all over this… hell, he’s probably my source. The duo released a new album this past May. This is from their 2010 album…

“Can’t Get Over You” by Kevin Jenkins from Step Inside

I think we featured this just a few weeks ago, but that’s the way WOW Wednesday’s work. It’s some silky smooth soul jazz sounds from NYC and the True Groove label.

“On My Own” by Year of October from Stories

E2TG favorites, Year of October are a couple of months away from the release of their new album Golden Days.  They just released the first single called “Gone” complete with a ninjatastic video.  We kick in with a song from their earlier release Stories.

“Myth” by Beach House from Loss Opportunity: The 2012 Sub Pop Records Sampler/Bloom

Dream Pop duo Beach House join the WOW Wednesday hysterics with the first release off their 2012 album Bloom.  It’s dreamy and poppy…

“Hope and Promise” by prattle on, rick from Some Quiet Majesty

Another Nashville-based E2TG favorite is prattle on, rick.  This is from his latest album, and I think it is one of the bonus songs you can get from downloading the album.

“Deperate Hand” by Garrison Starr from Relive (NoiseTrade Version)

Garrison Starr has been making some great music for a number of years.  This song is from a 2012 live album recorded at 12th and Porter here in Nashville. 

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Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – my mind on my money and my money on my mind mix

Welcome to Tuesday… Off for MLK Day yesterday..

I’ve added a bunch of music to the old playlist – some of it shows up in today’s mix.   Let’s jump to it…

“Blackjack” by Barrence Whitfield and the Savages
 
“Barriers” by Joseph Arthur
 
“Bang Shotgun” by The Tye Trybe
 
“The Fantastic Vision” by The Jean Jackets
 
“Candy Flu” by The Walking Who
 
“Instance of Gratification” by Left of Logic
 
“Gin and Juice” (Snoop Dogg cover) by Garrison Starr
 
“Elvis” by Chancellor Warhol
 
“The Swimming Song” by Loudon Wainwright III
 
“Sheshanty” (Live 2011) by Darrin Bradbury
 
“Everyone Knows” by Ghost Pal
NOTES


I have a good friend from back in the day, who puts out a mix CD(s) every year.  It was his mix CD a few years back that really helped to jump start me back into keeping up with modern music.  That first year, many of the bands/artists he had on his CD were new to me.  More recently, I’ve been familiar with most of the music he features, however, every year, I make one or two new discoveries from these wonderful collections.  This year one of my early highlights is Barrence Whitfield and the Savages.  The band is from Boston and has a storied history going back to the mid 80s or so. I’m glad to be on the loop.

I keep on writing about the incredible musical output of Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen (studio/collective/whatever), and guess what I’ll keep on writing until all of you guys check them out or until they stop putting out great music. Let’s hope the former takes place long, long before the latter.  Today, we have awesome music from The Tye Trybe, The Jean Jackets, and Ghostpal.

The flu is a nasty thing.  Candy Flu? Maybe not so much.  The Walking Who are from down under, and I’m digging on their music.

As I discovered when I search You Tube for a video, there are a whole bunch of acoustic/folk/country covers of Gin and Juice by Snoop Dogg.  I didn’t listen to them all, but I am willing to wager that none compares to Garrison Starr’s cover (for which, I sadly could not find a video).  Hearing Starr’s, as usual, gorgeous vocals giving a heartfelt reading to Snoop’s misogynous lyrics is truly a delight to behold.

If you think Nashville and Alternative Hip-Hop don’t go together, well then,  you haven’t been paying enough attention.  We have a straight-out dope track from the totally whack Chancellor Warhol.*
*I promise I’ll never write like that again.  Sorry*
*Aw, who am I kidding, I’ll probably do it again given the chance.  Sorry again, in advance.*
*But seriously, this is good stuff.

If you’ve been following along at #E2TG, you will not be in the least surprised that our mix takes us from Chancellor Warhol’s Alternative Hip-Hop to a song from singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III’s 1973 album Attempted Mustache.  Really, it makes perfect sense to me.  The album was recorded in Nashville, and the album cover features on of the famous Edgehill Polar Bears.

Would I be wrong to say that Darrin Bradbury’s song fits in perfectly beside the Loudon Wainwright classic? Well, I think it does.

 
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Friday Morning Music Shuffle – A Distant Ship Mix

I don’t know how, but somehow January has gotten away from us.  Welcome to February.

We have another jam-packed shuffle so – let’s do it… after le jump

ONE:  
Darling Underdog
Jill Sobule and John Doe
A Day at the Pass (2011)

Released for Record Store Day 2011. Indie Folk/Rock darling with X man John Doe. Exene wrote the lyrics for this song.

TWO:
When You Were Young (The Killers Cover)
Garrison Starr
Relive (Noisetrade Version) (2012)
Cover of the first single from The Killers 2006 album, Sam’s Town. Garrison first released a cover of this song on a free EP in 2012.  We have it off a Sampler via Noisetrade.

THREE:
Comfortably Numb (Live)
Pink Floyd
 Pulse (1995)
This Gilmour/Waters tune from The Wall (1979) – recorded live during The Division Bell tour. Vocals here are by David Gilmour and Richard Wright.  I have become…

FOUR: 
Bayou Tortous
James McMurtry
Just Us Kids (2008)
Opening track from McMurtry’s 2008Just Us Kids album.

FIVE:
On We March
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
The Social Network: Five Track Sampler (2010)
Track from the Oscar-winning composers.

SIX:
Can’t Talk To You
The Boilers
City Without a Subway (1986)
Awesome Nashville 80s Rock – from a 1986 benefit album fro 91.1 WRVU. The album cover featured a painting by Howard Finster. 

(video for another Nashville 80s rock band – Guilt)

SEVEN: 
Lonely Holiday
Rhett Miller
Live at Eddie’s Attic (2012)
Live acoustic version of a song from Miller’s old band’s fourth album. (Old 97s/Fight Songs (1999))

EIGHT:
TV in the Bedroom
TV Girl
The Wild, The Innocent, The TV Shuffle (2012)

San Diego Lo-Fi Indie Pop band – from their 2012 mixtape

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NINE:
October
U2
October (1981)
Spare and beautiful.  

TEN:
Lifted
Nat Baldwin
People Changes (2011)
Part of Dirty Projectors – nice shattered pop music from a fractured age… 

ELEVEN: 
Trembling Hands
Explosions in the Sky
Take Care, Take Care, Take Care (2011)
Nifty Alt-Rock instrumental from the Austin-based band.

TWELVE:
Hard to Build a Home
Marvin Etzioni
Marvin Country! (2012)
Classic “talking” style country sound as interpreted by the multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist.

Here’s another Marvin Country! track

THIRTEEN:
The Curse
Josh Ritter
So Runs the World Away (2010)
Nice way to close out the shuffle – this track from Josh Ritter’s sixth full-length album.

 
 
 
 
 

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Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle – The Icestorm Cometh (or Not) Mix

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Here we go… I’ll plug the Sandy Hook single again.  Really, check this out and buy it.  $1.29 – just don’t super-size your fast food meal for one day. 😉  


 

Our shuffle is all over this this a.m. – check it out – after the… wait for it… jump:

1.  Song: Ugly  Artist: Garrison Starr Album: Eighteen Over Me (1997) – We listened to a live version off a Noisetrade release – Awesome singer-songwriter originally from Mississippi)

2.  Song: Birmingham  Artist: Mikey Wax  Album: The Traveler EP (2010) – (Long Island based singer-songwriter – attended college in Nashville, one our early “Bands” of the Week, one of his songs – Counting on You – was an elimination song on Season 9 of So You Think You can Dance, spread his music through a series of house concerts during the summer of 2010 and 2011)



3. Song: PT Cruiser Artist: O Children  Album: Apnea (2012) – (London based Alternative band – my first time hearing this actually – I like it – what do you think?)


4.  Song: Alright  Artist: Adam Carroll Album: Far Away Blues (2005) – (Texas singer-songwriter – Adam Carroll is up there with some of the great country/folk/whateveryouwanttocallit singer-songwriters.  It does not seem like hyperbole to through around names like Townes and Prine and Dylan)
Couldn’t find a video for Alright – here’s Screen Door 

5.  Song: Nobody Does it Better (Carly Simon cover)  Artist: Radiohead Album: Covers by Radiohead (???) – (aka The Spy Who Loved Me – Simon’s version is on the Amazon widget above – pretty straight ahead cover by Radiohead – Thom Yorke is not Carly Simon, but this is a pretty sweet cover nonetheless)

6.  Song: From the News  Artist: The Joy of Painting  Album: Asterisk (2012) – (Another past Band of the Week, TJOP promise new music for 2013)
 
7.  Song: Kick It In (Studio Demo) Artist: The Replacements Album: Pleased to Meet Me (Expanded Edition) (2008 reissue, 1987 original album) – (oh the joys of the expanded reissues, The ‘mats Kick It In – in fine form)
A different Replacements song with Kick in the title – live from ’81
 

8. Song: It Happened Today  Artist: R.E.M. Album: Collapse Into Now (2011) – (from what ended up being the Athens-based swan-song)

9.  Song: Big Blue Train  Artist: Whiteboy James and the Blues Express Album: Extreme Makeover (2011) – (California Blues – my first time hearing this – first thought was hell yeah, then The Blasters came to mind. Turns out James played some with Dave and Phil Alvin at some point.  I’m a fan now)
 

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