Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – Honey Honey Mix

I am honestly at loss for what to write about in this introduction.  I am scheduled to see a bunch a good music including taking in my first 3rd and Lindsley show for No Depression. At the rate things are going, I may not even make it to East Nashville until Friday – which is highly unusual.

Today’s shuffle is a pretty balanced mix of current (or at least recent) music along with some of my all-time favorites….  Let us see what is in store….

“Honey Honey” by Hugh Mitchell

This is the second track we’ve featured by Hugh Mitchell who is currently hanging around Nashville.  I had the great pleasure of talking to him some this weekend and here’s hoping for some new music from him soon.  I absolutely love this song.  It is so well-crafted and man that hook!

“Monsters of the World Unite!” by Homer and Jethro

Country Music Hall of Fame duo Homer and Jethro sing about all of the misunderstood monsters of the the movies…. with the chorus of “Gory, Gory Alleleuia” Perfectly awesome!

“Shut In” by Strand of Oaks

Timothy Showalter aka Strand of Oaks with a track from his latest album HEAL.

“And a Bang on the Ear” by The Waterboys

This song does not advocate violence.  A “bang on the ear” is similar to a “peck on the cheek”. An exuberant song about falling in love. 

“Got My Mind Set On You” by George Harrison

From the last George Harrison solo album released in his lifetime (Cloud Nine).  This was considered a comeback of sorts or at least a triumphant return.  And this song…

“The First to Know” by Joe Nolan

Joe Nolan was the featured artist at this past Sunday’s East Side Invasion, and it was so good to hear him play several of his great songs.  This song is from the remastered version of his album Blue Turns Black which is scheduled for release soon. 

“Bad Self Portraits” by Lake Street Dive

This is the title track from the latest album by Boston’s Lake Street Dive.  I really like this song.

“Slow Burn” by Telepathic Teddy Bear

I am always glad to hear new music from Telepathic Teddy Bear – who besides having the best name ever also makes great electronic pop music. This is from his new album Forgiveness.

“This Land is Your Land” by The Waterboys

Another one from Fisherman’s Blues.  This is a modified version of the Woody Guthrie folk standard that was a response to “God Bless America”.

“Another Moon” by Meat Puppets

We close things out with another song from the amazing Forbidden Places album. 


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Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – Don’t Need a Hammer Mix

Today’s shuffle is a pretty nice mix of friends and heroes with a “new to me” band thrown in for good measure….

“If I Had to Guess” by Hugh Mitchell

I met Hugh hanging at some of the same places I hang – usually Darrin Bradbury is involved. I had never heard his music; so, I located his bandcamp page and grabbed a couple of tunes.  This is a single from 2012, and I like it a bunch.  I hope you do, too.

“Ipana” by Batkhi Dahn

Another track from The Foresters’ bassist Hayden Nork’s solo project.  Hayden is thirteen and started playing music a few years ago after attending a Green Day concert with his Dad and brothers. This is definitely not Pop-Punk… it is experimental and weird (in the best possible way), and pretty amazing. I noticed on his You Tube page that he has been posting some Daniel Johnston.  All I can say, is keep it up, kid.

“Mission” by Joe Nolan

Fresh out of my inbox from the forthcoming remastered release of Joe Nolan’s 3rd album Blue Turns Black.  This sounds amazing, and I look forward to sharing more in the near future.  Great song.

“I’m Not Ready” by CHAPPO

This one comes to me from a NoiseTrade compilation called Best of What’s Next which is available now and has tons of great music on it.  CHAPPO are a garage psyche rock band from Brooklyn.  A nice introduction for me, and I will listen for more. From their EP Celebrate.

“Rush Hour Blues” by Joe Nolan

One good Joe Nolan tune deserves another.  This one is off of his Plain Jane album, and it sounds like it could be a lost song from a great 1970s singer/songwriter.  A nice tune for my morning drive – although it was just work waiting at the end of my drive.

“Gilbert Takes the Wheel” by Guadalcanal Diary

A fine instrumental from one of my favorite bands.  From their album Walking in the Shadow of the Big Man.

“Brave Captain” by fIREHOSE

The first song off the very first fIREHOSE album Ragin’, Full On.  After D. Boon’s tragic death, a persistent Ed Crawford drove to Pedro and eventually got Mike Watt to listen to him, and the rest was history.  I am a big Minutemen fan and a big fIREHOSE fan, and I’ve never understood people who put so much energy behind comparing… I was fortunate to see fIREHOSE play back in the day, and they were amazing.

“Lionel I” by The Lucky Jukebox Brigade

Our second instrumental of the day, and the first of two Lionel songs on Familiar Fevers.  I was half way up the hill when this song came on, and I kind of felt like I was in a New Orleans funeral… or something.  Dig it.

“Nail it Down” by Meat Puppets

Meat Puppets.  This was the album that immediately preceded the band’s appearance on MTV Unplugged with Nirvana which helped deliver to the band to a much wider audience.  This was their major label debut after releasing several albums on SST Records.

“Radio Free Europe” (Original Hib-Tone Single) by R.E.M.

We close things out with original version of R.E.M.’s iconic first single.  A different version would later appear on the band’s first album Murmur which was released on IRS Records.  This version would reach a wider audience when it was included on the retrospective final IRS release Eponymous.


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