Monday Morning Music Shuffle – Brilliant, Shining, and Nasty Mix

ridinghome by JWM – 7/28/2013

(My First Soundcloud sound… a spoken word bit from a novel-in-progress)

 i can’t stand people who bitch and whine
 lets drink a beer from a paper bag while we got time 
bang bang let the music go bang! 
brilliant shining & nasty 
bang make the music go bang! 
let me hear a guitar sound like a train 
bang bang make the music go bang!
bang bang make the music go bang!
 X

 Today’s Mix after the JUMP

Pre-Shuffle:

“The Line Which Divides” by Liquid Casing (progressive, political, personal)

“Old Soul” by Sam Morrow (Some very good modern folk music from California)

“Move Together” by James Bay (British Soulful Stuff)

“Rain On” by The Blind Owl Band (new music on old-style instruments from NY)

“Daughters of Ursa Major” by Chris Schlarb (At almost the same time I discovered this music, they were playing a show here in Nashville – at the Stone Fox… bad timing, but good music. I hope they come back soon.)

“Supersoaker” by Kings of Leon (Nashville’s homegrown arena alt-rock stars are back with some eagerly anticipated new music)

And the next song takes us into the Shuffle:

“Make the Music Go Bang” by X from More Fun in the New World (1983)

As I was coming of age, musically speaking, my good friend, Rex Silo published a review of this album in our exceptional high school newspaper, The Charger. I fell in love with this record just based upon his review, and when I finally heard it, I was hooked totally. X are back on tour this summer and fall with B-52s for some dates and with Blondie for others.  You can hear the infant sounds of Americana, Alt-Country etc. being birthed this album as punk, rockabilly met some of the most amazing songwriting of this or any other era.  Still one of my all-time favorite albums.

“Someone Like You” (Adele Cover) by Valued Customer from “Fun Covers” 

In anticipation of the release of Kalpa (widgeted above), I downloaded some older VC stuff, and I’m glad I did, because it looks like they have removed their older material from their Bandcamp Page.  So – as we’ve said and said again, check out Kalpa. The song today is from a nifty little covers album which features deconstructions of some (at the time of recording) current pop hits as well as a classic soul song. 

“Careful, Body” by Great Forest from Me and My Friends EP (2013)

Great Forest are from Arkansas. They play a pretty nifty kind of Indie Rock.

“Highways Long” by The Blind Owl Band from This Train I Ride is Made of Wood and Steel (2013)

A nifty bluegrass-inspired “road song”. Set in the South by a band from New York state.

“Rough Carpenters” by Black Twig Pickers from Rough Carpenters (2013)

This band originates near the Virginia, West Virginia state line, and they make music inspired by the mountain

“Triggers and Trash Heaps” by Centro-matic from Fort Recovery (2006)

 Another great song from Texas Band Centro-Matic.

PLAYLIST

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Thursday Morning Music Shuffle – Log Jam Mix

Live* from Nashville – Music City USA. Ear to the Ground proudly presents – the Morning Shuffle…. 
*Live when written – except on the West Coast where 60 Minutes will be seen at it’s regular time.   
Once again, we find ourselves abundantly blessed with music, and running a bit tight in the time department… so dispensing with the ado…  Join the Mix – after the JUMP
clicky….

 

PRE-SHUFFLE
“Honeymoon” by Bombadil (“your life is books you never wrote
and tote only for money”)
“Red River Valley” by Slim Whitman (“From this valley they say you are leavingWe shall miss your bright eyes and sweet smile”)

Everywhere I Go” by Caitlin Rose (“In a room out of town There’s a picture in a drawer
of all that could have been and all that came before Standing in the light or hiding in the dark”)

“Sea of Lights” by Year of October (“Been swimming in a sea of lights for so long, surprised I haven’t drowned”)
“The Randall Knife” by Guy Clark (“There it slept and there it stayed For twenty some odd years Sort of like Excalibur Except waiting for a tear”)
“King of the Waves” by Little Barrie (“Let’s be like children play, pretend we started again”)
“Who Are You” by Ivan and Alyosha (“And you paint your face, and you change your hand
Tell me what happened to you such a long time ago And all your friends, well they have no clue Who are you when no one is around?”)

PRE-SHUFFLE moves into the SHUFFLE with the next song
“Only a Song” by Ben Sollee (“I get a little scared when I’m driving through the ghetto.
There’s a part of me that wants to hide, there’s a part of me that wants to move in.
Cuz even though I, I grew up in the suburbs I didn’t really grow until I learned how so many others lived. But this is only a song, it can’t change the world.”) 
“Leaky Seams” by bellwire  (“Your backyard was a shrine to summer nights–– a bedsheet theater.
Someone prepped the reel and let it rip–– the camera slipped through leaves”)
  

“Open Pt. II” by Great Forest (“When you first saw me in my shapeless body”)


“Checkpoints and Borders” by Liquid Casing (“Checkpoints to see where we belong “Can’t you see?” I don’t belong My skin said it all; that border I just can’t cross”)
“No More Lonely” by Caitlin Rose (“Nobody’s asking questions here but me”)
PLAYLIST
 

 

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