Thursday Morning Music Shuffle – Maybe Partying Will Help Mix

Cold wet weather has descended on Nashville (after a near record high yesterday).  A good day to stay inside and listen to a long set of music.

Jump to it….

BONUS TRACKS:

“Pussycat” by Moovalya    “Winter Wonderland” by Annie Sellick    “Mississippi” by The Griswolds    “Can’t Hurt” by Framptons   “The Glory of Man” by The Minutemen    “Before I Commit a Crime” by Howlin’ Wolf   “Fairytale of New York” (Pogues cover) by Paleface    “Maybe Partying Will Help”  by The Minutemen    “Walk With You” by Something Like Kites    “Come On” by Green River Ordinance    “Pilot” by Cloud Gavin    “Marbles” by Swear and Shake     “Speed of the Sound of Loneliness” (John Prine cover) by Alabama 3 

Transition Track:  “Temporary Thought Exchange (AKT A Capella)” by Its Teeth featuring vocals by Gabriel of The Gabriel Construct”

Shuffle:

“Rainbow in the Dark” by Bhi Bhiman (from Substitute Preacher. Dio Cover.  Yep.)

“Loneliness and Alcohol” by Jars of Clay (from Noisetrade Eastside Manor Sessions. Original version was on the bands 2012 album Inland)

“MoneyGrabber” by Fitz and the Tantrums (from Pickin’ Up the Pieces. A fun song that to me sounds like it should have always existed)

“Let’s Get Stoned and Go to the Zoo” by  Darrin Bradbury (from NEW!!!! The Almost Great Crepe’s (Demos).  Ya’ll, I can’t stress enough how much I’m digging these songs.)

“Wish That It Would Stop” by Umbrella Bed (from Refill EP. More Ska for you from this veteran band)

“Agenda Suicide” by Bird by Bird (from Decades EP. A cover of a song by The Faint.  This EP is all covers – one song each for the past 5 decades.  This one represents the ’10s)

 
 
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Monday Morning Music Shuffle – Quiet Kid Mix

Taking a break from adding any more names to the Hall of Fame, but more will be added soon…

Meanwhile, on a non-work day, we have an rather interesting mix of music to get your week started:

“Soul Love” by David Bowie (from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.  Another as we continue our survey of this classic album.)

“Cannibalistic Slaughter” by Eyes of the Dead (from their 2008 album, The Weak and the Wounded.  ‘Cause nothing says good morning Monday like Cannibalistic Slaughter…. Eyes of the Dead are from New Haven, CT – cause when you think of death metal, you think of Connecticut).

“Noose” by Josephine and the Wildfront (from Swallowed by the Ocean.  Josephine and the Wildfront are from Nashville)

“Ariel” by Moovalya (from Moovalya.  More good stuff from this Phoenix hard rock band.)

“Masterpiece” by Cloud Gavin (from Posture. From Illinois)

“Dancing in the Rain” (Outcast Mix) by The Hawk in Paris (from the Freaks and Outcasts EP. An Alternative/Electronic band from Nashville.)

“Sinners You Better Get Ready” by Black Jake and the Carnies (from Watching, Waiting.  Some more awesome from the original Ayatollah’s of Crabgrass.)

“Quiet Kid” by Dead Confederate (from Sugar. A song that goes back to the 2010 second full-length by this Georgia rock band.)

“Oceans Away” by The Bright Light Motion (from For All the Right Reasons.  from an earlier band by our friend, Joe Mansman (The Quick and the Dead, and Cosmonauts.)


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Friday Morning Music Shuffle – It Ain’t Easy Mix

Wow! I can’t believe another month has come and gone. It’s November! 

I’m going to start something new on Monday – unless I don’t.  In the meantime, I have a nifty ten song Shuffle to send you into your weekend.

“Red Lights” by JWM

Today’s Mix begins after the jumpy-thingy

“Humdrum Blues” by The Growlers (from Paste Fall Pre(View) 2013.  The Growlers are a California 60s inspired Folk, Surf, whatever band. I can’t find that this song is on an album yet. But you can get it and other great music on the latest Paste/Noisetrade Sampler:)

“It Ain’t Easy” by David Bowie (from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.  Did you know that this was a cover of a song by American songwriter Ron Davies who was the older brother of singer/songwriter Gail Davies? Me either. Now we both know.)

“Fooled by the Heart” by Nancy Apple (from The Memphis Belles – Past, Present and Future. I had the good fortune to meet Nancy Apple (The Queen of Memphis Country Music) a few weeks back at The Family Wash in Nashville when she played with Tim Lee 3 and other as part of the Troubadour Blues Roadshow. I got to share two of my favorite Memphis stories with her. This song is an awesome introduction to her music – for the uninitiated. The video I added to today’s Playlist is of a song she did the night I saw her – (the video is not from that night just to be clear.)”

 
“Tattoos” by Moovalya (from Moovalya.  Cool songs by a nifty hard rock band from Phoenix)
 
“This Old Heart” by Mark Robinson (from Quit Your Job – Play Guitar. Another awesome song from Mark’s previous album.  This is the Blues!)
 
“Halo” by Port O’Brien (Beyoncé cover by a now defunct San Francisco Indie band. This was on the October Feel Bad for You Mixtape.)
 
 
“Too Scared to Run Away” by James Crawford (from James Crawford. I still think it’s a pretty cool thing to reconnect with a friend from high school, find out they are putting out an album, and then discover that said album is so freaking brilliant. I understand that James is putting together a band for some shows… coming soon to a town near you – assuming you are near a town where he is going to play)
 
“Barbarella” by The Bongos (from Numbers With Wings. The Bongos reunited on stage to help close the doors on the legendary New Jersey club Maxwell’s. They announced that night that a new Bongos album was coming soon. Phantom Train is here.  I added that along with the classic Numbers With Wings to the E2TG Weekly Store. Feed or Begin your Bongos obsession now.  And yes, Barbarella is the title of the 1968 cult film starring Jane Fonda – based on a comic book.)
 
“The Fall of Man” by Andrew Ferris (from Yellow Lorry. Andrew Ferris is a British born singer/songwriter currently based in Austria.  He connected to me via Google+.  By the way, I have a nifty new URL for my Google+ account.  Anyway, Yellow Lorry is the debut album by Andrew Ferris which has been out just over a month.  His first EP was called Red Lorry.  I’m really enjoying this album so check him out.)
 
“A Song for Leonard Cohen” by Amanda Shires (from Down Fell the Doves.  Just about as close as it gets to perfection.  The awesome Amanda Shires who Nashville is proud to claim doing a long about the legendary Leonard Cohen. And it is a song that I think he would like.  I couldn’t find a video for this song, so instead, I included one of Amanda Shires singing a Leonard Cohen song.)
 
 
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Friday Morning Music Shuffle – In the Basement Mix



“Sometimes words have two meanings….”

Ah hell – we have a jam packed Mix of music so let’s get down to it…. 

After the jump….

“Animal Tracks” Mountain Man (from Made the Harbor  – sweet sounding trio who met at Bennington College in Vermont)

“Setting Sun” by Elephant Stone (from Elephant Stone – groovy psychedelic rockers from Montreal who came to our attention recently)

“Saint” by Mission South (from Migration Vol. 2 – Three kids from DC – Saw them this week at The Basement under Grimey’s. Such a FUN set. Great sound, great energy. A true highlight on a night of highlights.)

“Bloodstream” by Firehorse (from Pills From Strangers. Not fIREHOSE nor Firehouse (thank God), but a nifty indie band from Brooklyn – think the airy, groovy side of Indie music)

“A Silent Moment” by Elephant Stone (from Elephant Stone – another mind melter)

“Torn Maps” by Bosnian Rainbows (a relatively new project of Omar Rodriguez Lopez of The Mars Volta. Electronic, heavy, and pretty darn cool)

“Baby’s Gone to Memphis” by Mark Robinson (from Have Axe – Will Groove. Let’s all go to Memphis… or at least play the Blues…)

“Two Beads at the End” by the Minutemen (from Double Nickels on the Dime.  Sometimes it’s good to go back and listen to some of the music that first really moved you… oh, D.!)

“Love is a Rose” by Linda Ronstadt (Linda sings Neil… does it get any better?)

“Chili” by Dog Without Warning (from Bark.  One of my favorites on the Bark EP. A cautionary tale of sorts)

“Full Five Paces” by The Autumn Defense (From their debut The Green Hour. Man ‘o man I dig the gorgeous 60s sound of this band – saw them back in September at Grimey’s Americanarama show)

“Time to Go” by Moovalya (from Moovalya. Some nice hard rock from Phoenix)

“Hymn 101” by Joe Pug (from his debut EP Nation of Heat. I love Joe Pug’s music so much.)

“Raise the Sun” by Anciients (from Heart of Oak. Just some jaw-dropping Progressive Metal from Vancouver)

“Tombstone Blues” by Richie Havens (a Dylan cover from the I’m Not There Soundtrack by the late great New York area singer-songwrite and Woodstock alum)

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Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – Invitation to Robbery Mix

As you may or may not know, I create a playlist and let the Shuffle function determine the mix which I call my Morning Shuffle. Am I sometimes tempted to take control and create the mix myself? Sure. But, what I like about the Shuffle mode is the way randomness tends to parallel real life.  Sometimes there seem to be patterns – like last week’s day of several animal themed tracks in a row. Sometimes – like today – there is no discernible pattern. Just a collection of cool songs – old and new in a variety of styles and moods. You know kind of like life….





Today’s shuffle emerges – after the JUMP

“Back in the Saddle” by Mark Robinson (from Quit Your Job – Play Guitar.  This is top-notch Music City Blues from one of our favorite artists.)

“Safe European Home” by The Clash (from Give ’em Enough Rope. One of my favorite Clash songs. A classic.)

“Stay True” by Moovalya (from Moovalya. One of the most recent “discoveries”. Moovalya have a high energy punk/metal sound. They are from Phoenix. )

“You Ain’t Alone” by Alabama Shakes (This song is included on a recent ATO Fall Sampler which I  grabbed off of Noisetrade.  It is a track on the Athens, Alabama band’s break-through album, Boys and Girls.)

“I’ll Be Gone” by The Black Clouds (from Better Days.  This New Jersey Grungy/punk band came onto my radar earlier this year.  I featured several songs from this album earlier in the year, but it’s been a little while since they appeared in a shuffle.  It’s good to have the reminder of how much I dig their music.  Check ’em out)

“Scream (reprise)” by Marla Mase (from the Speak Deluxe album.  A nice way to end today’s shuffle – a reprise of the outstanding song Scream.  Marla Mase is another artist to come to my attention in 2013, and she is one of the most creative and original artists I have ever come across.  If you haven’t – check out her music.)

 
 
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Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle – Strings Mix

Time marches on…. we have a ton of cool tunes and not as much time as I would like…

First off – here is an updated version of yesterday’s “Retreat” Mix video playlist – we received a link for the New Victorians to the video for “Letting Go” so we substituted that for the song we originally included:






Jump to the Shuffle!

Today’s Shuffle:

“Whipping Post” by Blind Owl Band (their cover of the Allman Brothers song)

“The Rolling Baby Blanket of the Blues” by The Moon and You (a duo from Asheville, North Carolina. Nifty sound.)

“Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” by Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty (Yeah that song)

“Freedom’s a Stranger” by Scott Miller and Commonwealth (from the 2005 album Citation. Some fine, fine music is this…)

“Wasteland” by Moovalya (in some ways, Moovalya are the odd man out in today’s shuffle – which has a definite rootsy feel to it – but here at E2TG the odd man is in!)

“My Favorite Picture of You” by Guy Clark (what can I say? Guy Clark y’all.)

“Closed Hand, Full of Friends” by Foy Vance (from his newish album Joy of Nothing. Foy Vance is Irish and I feel like I’m late to the party on this guy, but I’m glad to be here)

“What’s the Matter Baby” by Mark Robinson (from Have Axe – Will Groove – when I listen to Mark Robinson’s take on the Blues – the answer to the song’s title is “Not much..just keep playing”)

“You’re Not There” by Tim Lee 3 (from Devil’s Rope. Always a treat when Tim Lee 3 end up on my shuffle)

“From this Valley” by The Civil Wars (from this year’s The Civil Wars. One can only hope the band will resolve their own civil wars and get back to making more music like this)

“Mi Burro Esta En Fuego” by Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray (“My Donkey is On Fire” two of my favorite trios are in the Shuffle today – Tim Lee 3 and Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray – yes they are a trio. They will be back in Nashville as part of the “New Faces” night at The Basement)

 
Here is the Video Playlist for Today
 
 
 

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Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – Retreat Mix

Extended drive this a.m. means an extended Shuffle – so let’s get to it – jump to the shuffle after the break



“Love is God” by Majestico (See – this is what Rock and Roll sounds like. Pure adrenaline and fun. Nashville is home to some incredible bands who do not featured a banjo or a fiddle. Majestico are on the Jeffery Drag Records label)

“Come to My Party” by Black Joe Lewis (this version is off of the recently released Eastside Manor Sessions which is out now on Noisetrade. Black Joe Lewis are red hot right now, and they recently played a show here in Nashville with Jeffery Drag Records flagship artist Bad Cop)

“Nature Without Man” by Minutemen (from the classic 1984 album Double Nickels on the Dime. It’s been nearly 28 years since the world lost D. Boon, and yet this music sounds as fresh as ever.)

“Camellia” by Jesse Turits (another from the Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen compilation. Good stuff from this young Jersey singer/songwriter)

“Travelling Alone” by Jason Isbell (from one of this year’s best – Southeastern comes this heartbreaking song of yearning.)

“Never Too Far” by Moovalya (the first of two rockers from the self-titled album from this band from Arizona)

“Last Day” by The Danbury Lie (another from ?. The Danbury Lie are playing with The Grimm Generation on October 25 at café nine in New Haven, Connecticut. Two of our favorites sharing a stage!)

“Somebody Like You” by Katey Laurel (the Denver singer/songwriter with a song from her From Here album – gorgeous music.)

“Letting Go” by New Victorians (from II. Cinematic indie music)

“To the Throne” by Moovalya (The single from the album)

“Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis” by Neko Case (a stunning cover of the Tom Waits song.)

“Retreat” by Minutemen (another by the post-punk legends)

“After Eliot” by Johnny Flynn (from Country Mile. Johnny Flynn just writes and sings some amazingly awesome melodies)

“Pillow Talk” by Wild Child (the title track from the album by Austin Based Wild Child)

“Agua Dulce Tears” by Susan James (from Driving Toward the Sun. This is one of our favorite albums of the year, and it’s no wonder with incredible songs like this one.)

 
 
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