Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle – Alive and Kicking Mix

Stumbling into a chilly mid-week and finally completely back into the swing of things.  I gonna try to have a better attitude today, so nobody screw with me, okay? 🙂  Anyway, cozy mix of totally random song selections from an arbitrary play-list.


(note: if you search Insane Jane on You Tube there is another band that comes up.  From the little I could stand to watch, it appears that they suck. Accept no substitutes!)
(click to purchase and download A Green Little Pill by Insane Jane)
Insane Jane was a incredibly awesome late 80s/early 90s Atlanta band. Lead singer Yellow belted out powerful vocals and the band ripped it live.  Once I… is the lead off track from their 1991ish album A Green Little Pill.  It definitely shows off the sound that made them a great band.  Like way too many great bands of that era, they never made it big and it all ended way too soon.  Unfortunately, I never got to see one of their legendary Atlanta live shows, but I did see them in front of way too few people in a hole in North Nashville, and even then without the energy of a crowd they still killed it. 


(click to purchase and download Skylarking by XTC)
XTC just totally rules. Okay. Skylarking is a great album.  Okay.  Check out the lovely Ballet for a Rainy Day, and be prepared to crave fruit.


(click to purchase and download the 10th Anniversary Remaster of Musicforthemorningafter by Pete Yorn)

Life on a Chain  comes from the 10th Anniversary Remastered version of Pete Yorn’s debut album musicforthemorningafter. It’s a good example of early 21st Century alternative pop music. 



(click to purchase and download Fox Confessor Brings the Flood by Neko Case)

Neko Case is just freakin’ cool.  She has one the most distinctive voices in Alternative-Folk music today.  Star Witness   comes from her excellent 2006 album Fox Confessor Brings the Flood.  Her band New Pornographers are pretty awesome, too, but you already knew that.

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