Monday Morning Music Shuffle – Waiting in the Sky Mix

“There’s a starman waiting in the sky
He’d like to come and meet us
But he thinks he’d blow our minds” – David Bowie

Shuffle after the jump….

“Images and Noise” by Mothers from Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen: Section 5/Panamanian Times

References Rolling Stones, Elton John, and Pink Floyd in a awesome post-punk stew of images and noises….  plus their bandcamp tags include the minutemen – so bonus points!

Video is Ben Wallin’s MCFK Testimonial.

“Starman” by David Bowie from Ziggy Stardust

… I leaned back on my radio oh oh…

Video is live performance from 1972.

“Running Wild” by Moon Taxi from Mountains Beaches Cities

Another track from Moon Taxi’s latest album.

Video is David Letterman

“Pocket Full of Pride” by Taco Land from Home Sweet Home

Long time E2TG favorite – from the latest album. Doing the Taco Land thing the way only Taco Land can do… check them out!

Video is an interview with Joseph “Taco Land” Russell to provide some background about the band.

“Joey’s Arm” by Sons of Bill from One Town Away

Charlottesville, VA based Sons of Bill have a new album due out at the end of September, and they have been added to the growing and impressive line-up for this year’s Americana Music Festival in Nashville.  They are signed to the Nashville-based Thirty Tigers label, and although I am late to the game, I have been blown away by what I’ve heard so far.  This song is from their 2009 album One Town Away

Video from the band’s YouTube channel.


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Thursday Morning Music Shuffle – Almost Home Mix

It’s Thursday…. let’s have a shuffle…

“Stand by Me” by Spyder Turner from

I don’t know how I’ve lived these *mumble, mumble* years without having experienced this version of Stand by Me.  But a big thanks to Popa’s Tunes via the latest (I think) Feel Bad for You mixtape.

Spyder Turner not only delivers a soulful version of the song made famous by Ben E. King, but he also delivers a spot on homage to a veritable who’s who of 20th Century Soul Music.

“A New Black  (Live and Unplugged)” by Moon Taxi from Acoustic on West 56th/ originally from Mountains Beaches Cities

Nashville’s Moon Taxi have certainly done well for themselves.  The original version of this song was featured in a prominent car commercial.  This a pretty cool unplugged version of the song.


“The Apple Blossom Rag” by Josh Ritter from  The Beast in its Tracks

A few months back, I was driving home late at night and I was listening to Public Radio.  I heard this show  called Wits with guests Josh Ritter and Margaret Cho.   There were several funny moments including  skit where early period Michael Stipe was a police detective.  Oh and Josh Ritter closed the show with a version of the Talking Heads’ song Psycho Killer.  Anyway, this is Josh Ritter doing what Josh Ritter does really, really well.


“I Shot President McKinley (and I’m gonna do it again and again and again)” by Out of System Transfer from Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen: Section 5/ Same Rat, Different Hat

Oh man, what a fun song, and I instantly need to know more about this band.  What I know is that they recorded at Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen (who by the way met their Indiegogo goal! and can hopefully get up and making more great music at their new space).  I just really love this song. Right now, it stands as the funniest song I know about a Presidential assassination.


“Almost Home” by Moby (feat. Damien Jurado)  from Innocents

Okay.  I can’t really say that I am a huge Moby fan.  For one thing, I used to always get him mixed up with Seal.  Don’t ask how I did that, I am weird that way.  Anyway, on his latest  (I think) release he teams up with (among others) Damien Jurado (who is one of my favorites).   The result is this lovely and moving song.  As a video extra, the playlist below features a cover of this song by Nashville band Humming House.   *Additional trivia: Moby was not on How I Met Your Mother, but he was on The Mindy Project.

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Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – Smells Like Gin Mix

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“Golden Days” by Year of October from WDVX Blue Plate Special 4/12/2014 1.


“Spacetic Fever” by Left of Logic from In Formation 2.


“Sharp Feathers” by Telepathic Teddy Bear from Forgiveness 3.


“bleibet meine freude/bron van al my vreugde” by velodrones from kersfees tape $ 4.


“Running Wild” by Moon Taxi from Mountains Beach Cities


“A Real Woman” by Slew of Young Gentlemen from Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen – Section 5 5.


“Cross-Eyed Woman” by Michael Burks from Alligator Records: 21st Century Blues and Roots 6.


“Titfull of Mumbles” by Tipi Valley from Blue Moon EP 12.


“Falling (Theme from Twin Peaks)” by Verdigirls from the single 7.


“Bait and Switch” by Gumshen from Progtonica


“Sharkjaw Beartrap (Megan)” by No Shoes from Cow Drawings EP 8.


“In the 9th Inning” by The Jean Jackets from Field Theory Blues  9.


“Drinking Song” by The Danbury Lie from Fourth Time’s a Charm 10.


“Infinity of Folded Cloth” by Ghostpal from Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen – Section 5


“A Life Spent Pissing in the Wind” by Darrin Bradbury from Death in my Left Ear 11.


“Open Ended Life” by The Avett Brothers from Magpie and the Dandelion


Hitting some highlights…


1.       A performance of a what will likely be the title track from the forthcoming Year of October album – recorded at the band’s April appearance on the WDVX Blue Plate Special from Knoxville.

2.       A crazy fun song from Left of Logic.

3.       Some new music from Telepathic Teddy Bear.

4.       Another awesome track from Velodrones.  Thean Slabbert’s other band Bosveld are currently on a bike tour in Canada.  Check them out if you are there…

5.       A band that lives up to it’s name…. 

6.       Real Woman meet Cross-Eyed Woman….

7.       Formerly The Velveteens an E2TG featured artist.  Now Verdigrls and covering the Twin Peaks theme..  how cool.

8.       Our Mama Coco’s love fest continues with 4 more Mama Coco’s related songs in today’s shuffle including this one.

9.       Coincidently appropriate given the All-Star Game is tonight…

10.   Another awesome song from the new The Danbury Lie release.

11.   One from Darrin Bradbury’s latest release, and just as expected it’s a really great song..
12.  I almost forgot.  Our friend Tipi Valley is from Wales.  The Mumbles is a place in Wales or something.  Anyway, this is a cool song, and quit giggling at the word Titfull.