By the way, it’s not windy here today – just a random bit of words floating through my brain.
It looks like our friends, Those Mockingbirds ended the contest in 1st place! As I understand it, the final decision is now in the hands of the movie’s producers. I still don’t understand completely what happens now, but when I know you will know.
Let’s go… it’s Friday before a long holiday weekend here in the States, and I am expecting readership to drop significantly today because everyone is getting a jump start on their holiday plans. In any event, I’ve been focusing exclusively on the May 2012 playlist this week, but to wrap up the week, I thought I would go to one of our randomly selected playlists.
We begin with a track off legendary British band, The Psychedelic Furs’ self-titled debut album. Susan’s Strange is classic Furs music, but did you know this song was not on the original UK release of the album?
Next up with a cover song. Long-lived California band, Social Distortion have recently done some arena dates opening for The Avett Brothers, which at first glance seemed like an odd combination, but Mike Ness and company have a long-held affinity for classic county music. They covered June Carter Cash’s Ring of Fire
on their self-titled Epic records debut, and here we have a song off their second Epic release, Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell, this one is a cover of a song which topped the Country charts in 1955 for Ms. Kitty Wells. Making Believe
was written by Jimmy Work.
Finally, we have a track from one of our 2011 Band’s of the Week. The Hunting Accident are an Indie Rock band based in Los Angeles. The band is made up of former members of the bands Piebald and Arlo. The song Aubergine is available now via Soundcloud using the widget below, and will be included on Trees and Parks, a 10″ which will be released in July.
Here is an Amazon link to an earlier EP by the band
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||Here Came The Psychedelic Furs: B-Sides & Lost Grooves
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||Piebald: Nobody’s Robots – A Farewell to Piebald –
This documentary caters to fans of the emocore ensemble Piebold (Travis Shettel, Andrew Bonner, Lucian Garro, Jon Sullivan, Aaron Stuart and Alex Garcia Rivera) by chronicling the group’s colorful history, from their inauspicious beginnings in the Northern Massachusetts community of Andover circa 1994, through their final concert in the late 2000s. The mix includes interviews, glimpses of the musicians in high school, performance footage shot over the years, and much more. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
||Gibson Arlo Guthrie LG2 3/4 Acoustic Guitar with Case
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