Friday Morning Music Shuffle – The Simple Joys Mix

I have to be very quick…. Please take a moment to check out all of our great artists

“A Good Man Know” by Black Jake and the Carnies

“Subway Dwellers” by The Gabriel Construct

“All the While” by James Crawford (from his forthcoming self-titled album)

“Mental Trapeze” by The End Men

“Remedy” by False-Heads

“Queen of Imperfection” by Marla Mase

“Whenever You Call” by McNary

“Ravens in the Night” by The Britanys

“Angel of Mercy” by Mark Robinson

“Vaya” by EdTang

“Bela” by McNary

“July” by Prattle On, Rick

“Sleepwalk” by Mark Robinson

“The Final Thread” by The Danbury Lie

“The Letter” by The Box Tops

“House of Love” by Susan James




Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – Skylab is Falling Mix


The week rolls along.  Today we have a six song mix of songs to brighten and lighten your day…


“Daphne and Apollo” by Odetta Hartman  (Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen is a recording studio, music collective, and record label located in Brooklyn, NY. The new album from The Great American Novel came out of Mama Coco’s.  Today’s song by NYC based Odetta Hartman comes from a brand new 23 song compilation which was released by Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen yesterday.  Link – HERE. I dig this song.)

“Kangaroo” by Big Star (spelled Kanga Roo on some releases. “Like Saint Joan

Doing a cool jerk  Oh, I want you Like a kanga roo“)
“Sweet Cream Ladies, Forward March” by The Box Tops (once again, the magical, mystery shuffle has paired Big Star with The Box Tops for a double shot of Alex Chilton. I am soooo fine with this.)
“Dirty Gypsy Soul” by McNary (Our second day in a row with a song from this talented Nashville folk singer/songwriter)
“Tiger Nights” by The Bongos (in honor of the forthcoming NEW ALBUM by this legendary New Jersey band, we’ve been adding some older songs including this one from Numbers With Wings)
“The Mourning, The Silver, The Bell” by Timothy Seth Avett as Darling (from Seth Avett’s third solo album – released in 2006)
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Monday Morning Music Shuffle – What Now? Mix

We have a pretty lengthy mix of music and not much time, so let’s get to it.

Gotta make it quick today…

Here’s my brief take on today’s list:

“Don’t Mess With The Girl From Texas” by The Dead Exs (sound advice from the Relovolution album)

“Me and Jiggs” and “Bright Smiles” by Josh Ritter

“The Poor People of Paris” by Les Paul and Mary Ford (my Father-in-Law has some great Les Paul stories…)

“The Real Me” by Shooter Jennings (from the Family Man album – which I found at Goodwill for $1.50 sealed)

“Hold it Now, Hit It” and “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” by Beastie Boys

“Baby Blue” and “No Surprise” by Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray (hope to meet this two this week)

“Brick X Brick” by Christopher Paul Stelling (if you haven’t you must check out his latest album False Cities)

“I Met Her in Church” and “Soul Deep” by The Box Tops (classic Memphis pop-soul)

“Been Listening” By Johnny Flynn

“Long Way to the Ground” by The End Men (as we send them off of their European Tour)

“X-Ray Pop Vision” by “Dead Pop Stars Society

“Golden” by Radio Nationals (Seattle Rock Band)

“Bill, I believe This is Killing Me” by Ed Tang

“Nature Boy” by Big Star

“Ghosts in Machines” by New Victorians

“Runaway” by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

“Lonely Tonight” by McNary

“Cool Rockin’ Daddy” by Mark Robinson

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Friday Morning Music Explosion – Digging Underneath Mix


So we made it through our holiday shortened workweek, and it’s practically the weekend.  Let’s celebrate with a virtual explosion of music … after the JUMP

Here is our playlist which stretches from yesterday afternoon’s ride home until this morning’s drive to work.

“Make Up With Me” by Let’s Active

“Blue Moon” by Big Star

“Someday Sometime” by Scott Miller and Rayna Gellert (FYI – this is the Scott Miller from Knoxville from the band The V-Roys, and not the late Scott Miller of Game Theory and Loud Family) (FYI #2 – This is a great song!)

“Kings and Thrones” by Outer Minds (Chicago-based Baroque Bubblegum Psych)

“Outside the Rain” by Stevie Nicks (from Bella Donna)

“Breakfast” by Humming House

“Empty We Are” by McNary

“Digging Underneath the House” by Skeletons in the Piano (from Please Don’t Die – one of our favorite records of the year by E2TG’s Band of the Year 2012)

“Double Trouble” by Jack and White (LA duo – Brooke White and Jack Matranga)

“You” by Keaton Henson (a 25 year old London based Folk Rock musician, visual artist, and poet – this song is on a ANTI records sampler via Noisetrade)

“My Funny Boy” by Katey Laurel (A Denver-based Folk-Pop singer/songwriter who we have come to like a whole bunch)

“Skilly Bom Billy Flop” + “The Savior” by The Imperial Rooster (two in a row from Cluckaphony which is one of our favorite’s from this year.  The second song is a cover of a song from the second album by Michigan Punk Rock band The Crucifucks)

“Muskegon Harbor” by Taco Land (another from Pancakes and Pizza – a beautiful instrumental – coincidentally, the second song in a row with a Michigan connection)

“Lost My Way (live)” by Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray (I’m hoping to meet Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray in a couple of weeks)

“Eire” by The Shakers (The Shakers were an amazing southern gothic, alt-folk band that was formed by Oscar Rice and Robert Logue from Royal Court of China who were joined by the amazing Rebecca Stout to create a highly unique and original style.  This particular song comes from a great compilation of 1980s era Nashville Rock music – called Return to Elliston Square – 1979 to 1989)

“General Dome” by Buke and Gase

“Birmingham” by McNary (a second track from this Nashville singer/songwriter’s 2013 album, While We Are Waking)

“Zombie Girl” by Shake Jack (the title track to the EP by the Buenos Aires Surf, Rockabilly band)

“Together” by The Box Tops

“The Stars That Left” by Telepathic Teddy Bear

“Trains (Rose, Mary and Time) by Johnny Flynn (a recent “discovery”.  Johnny Flynn has an incredible vintage sound applied to thoroughly modern music.0

“Just Two Old Friends” by EdTang (another track from Goodbye, Zen5, Sushi Dinner…)

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Friday Morning Music Shuffle – Yapping Dog Mix

 Well – no school today – so back to my “summer” commute and a longer set of music…

Jump to get to it!


  • Can’t See the Stars” by He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister
  • “That’s When I Crash” by Bleu
  • “We’re Having Much More Fun” by X
  • “All the Sad Young Literary Men” by The Great American Novel
  • “Dig Together” by Casey Black
  • “Kissing” by The Great American Novel
  • “Searchin’ For the Satellites” by Bleu
  • Honeysuckle Dervish” by McNary


  • “This Song is Not Called Pickle Chin” by The Blind Owl Band from This Train We Ride is Made of Wood and Steel (2013)
In case you were wondering, this song is not called Pickle Chin – so get that thought out of your head.  The Saranac Lake, NY string band doing there thing on this penultimate track from their recent album. 

  • “Wishing Well” by Vetiver from American Songwriter: The Best of American  Songwriter Sessions” (2013 Noisetrade release)


A stripped down version from American Songwriter Sessions. The song was originally the A-side of 2009 Limited Edition vinyl single released for RSD 2011.

  • “Midland” By Sam Morrow from True North EP (2013)
From Venice, California. A superlative folk singer-songwriter. True North – his debut EP – is out exclusively on Noisetrade.

  •  “Kingston Advice” (Clash Cover) by Camper Van Beethoven from The Sandinista Project (2007)

    “Kingston Advice” was the fifth song on the fifth side of landmark 1980 album Sandinista! by The Clash.  This 2007 tribute album features an all-star cast.  Here – the legendary band Camper Van Beethoven bring the dub in a killer version of this song. Since we could not find a video of this song, we included one for the Clash original and a bonus video of Camper Van Beethoven covering another Clash song.