Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – Springlike Passing Fancy Mix

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 So, what can I say, it’s late January, and the high today is supposed to peak above 70 – followed, of course, by a night of storms and then cooler weather. Still and all, it’s still mid-winter, and I’m still kind of suffering through some S.A.D.-like symptoms, but as always, we press on…  

Today’s music shuffle is on tap – after the JUMP


1. Song: Baby Lee Artist: Teenage Fanclub Album: Shadows (2010)
Scottish alt-rock band.  Their 1991 album Bandwagonesque beat out Nevermind by Nirvana for album of the year in Spin Magazine.  Baby Lee is off 2010 Shadows which, to-date, is the latest album for Teenage Fanclub.

2. Perihelion 1 Artist: Andrew Osenga Album: Leonard, The Lonely Astronaut (2012)
  A perihelion refers to an orbit around the Sun.  Perihelion 1 is a brief instrumental on Osenga’s 2012 concept album, Leonard, the Lonely Astronaut.
  a different song from the same album

3. Song: Long Long Long Artist: Rhett Miller  Album: The Dreamer (2012)

In our shuffle a live version recorded at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Georgia… The Old 97s front man is in good spirits and sounds incredible in this Noisetrade version.

4.  Song: Seven Seas of Rhye  Artist: Queen Album:Queen II (1974)

The final song on Queen’s second album. An earlier version was the final song on their debut.  This is early-period Queen at their absolute best.

5. Song: Cages  Artist: David Lowery  Album: non-album download from The Palace Guards sessions (2011)

A fun and silly song from the Camper Van Beethoven/Cracker front man. Supposedly co-written by a guy from my hometown. By the way, the Amazon widget above includes a different song from Palace Guards.
 (fan-made video)
6. Song: Water in Hell Artist: Broken Social Scene Album: Forgiveness Rock Record (2010) 
A nifty song from the Canadian Indie Rock collective from what is at present their latest album. 

7.  Song: Impossible Sky  Artist: Woods  Album: Bend Beyond (2012)

 I dig this song from this Brooklyn-based folksy band. 

8. Song: Living Like a Hobo  Artist: Marvin Etzioni and Buddy Miller Album: Marvin Country! (2012)

A rousing number from Etzioni’s star-studded Double album. This one features Nashville-based living legend Buddy Miller.

 here is a Marvin County! related video of another song
9.  Song: Ready Teddy  Artist: Little Richard  Album: Here’s Little Richard (1957)
A classic Rock n’ Roll song written by Robert Blackwell and John Marascalco.  

10.  Song: Gillian  Artist: Ane Brun  Album: Changing of the Seasons (2008)
Great song from the Norwegian born singer-songwriter. Evocative and beautiful.

11. Song: One Small Step  Artist: Black Tar Pineapple  Album: Black Tar Pineapple (2012)
Nifty song from this side project of one our featured bands from last year – The Danbury Lie. Check it out (not on the Amazon widget, but the album is available on Spotify and (as linked below) Bandcamp.

http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/album=239519641/size=venti/bgcol=FFFFFF/linkcol=4285BB/

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Featured Artist – July – Trivia

Something new.  We want you to get to know our Featured Artists of the Month a little better, and so we have some interesting, often irrelevant, and possibly untrue factoids about the 10 Featured Bands:


Lawrence Welks and Our Bear to Cross list as their influence, “The Music of Phil Collins” (source: Facebook Page)


Justin and the Salty Dogs reference Brownie McGhee, Roman philosopher Seneca, Mississippi John Hurt, Pythagoras, Jimmie Rodgers, Woody Guthrie, Muddy Waters and Sonny Terry in their bio. (source: ReverbNation Page)


Brian Bergeron’s music has appeared on MTVs “The Real World” and E!’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”.  He has performed at Fenway Park in Boston. (Source: Artist’s Press Kit)

 Big Wilson River cite influences as diverse as Pavement and John Prine. (Source: Facebook Page)

The Raindoggs described: “Picture Tom Waits and Snoop Dogg in a 68 Camaro driving from New Orleans to LA, and it’s all being filmed by David Lynch. This is the voo doo smoke that seeps from The RainDoggs’ jaws and paws.” (Source: Facebook Page)


Francis Bowie is the self-proclaimed founder of Intelligent Pop Music. (Source: Facebook Page)


The Shake have a simple formula: Guitar + another guitar + vox + more vox + drums + bass = the instruments in our band (Source: Facebook Page)


Vinyl Thief are originally from the town in Tennessee that hosts the annual Mule Day celebration.  (Source: Facebook Page)


Wolf and Cub recently played the Surfer’s Paradise Festival where they shared the bill with HooDoo Gurus who opened for Fireworks. (Source: Tumblr Site)


FallsStart met while on active duty in the U.S. Air Force.  (Source: Facebook Page)




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Thursday Morning Music Shuffle – Et tu, Brute Mix

Ahhhh I’m back – Tuesday I had car issues and yesterday I was feeling like crap, so let’s get to it.

 

http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/album=1597362578/size=grande3/bgcol=FFFFFF/linkcol=4285BB/ http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/album=3908295771/size=grande3/bgcol=FFFFFF/linkcol=4285BB/ https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F38738256 Rushmore (demo) by spencertweedy

Here is today’s extended playlist (see amazon links, bandcamp widgets and soundcloud player above):
1.  Don’t Let Me Go by Brian Bergeron comes from his recent Hourglass EP (see amazon link above).  Found out after I downloaded this that Alex from The Gypsy West worked on an earlier release by Brian Bergeron.
2.  In the Middle (I Met You) by Matthew Dear from his recent Headcage EP.(see amazon link above)
3. Judgement (sic) by recent Band of the Week From the Outside from the Sound of Motion album (see bandcamp widget above)
4.  Sumthin’ New by Hayden Coleman from his recent From ’07: The Beat Tape album (see the bandcamp widget above)
5. Rushmore by Spencer Tweedy* is a recently track dropped via soundcloud.  (See the soundcloud player above).  *Spencer is the teenage son of Wilco front man Jeff Tweedy.
6. La La La by Deer Tick from their 2010 Fuel for the Fire EP (see amazon link above)

A nice mix of tracks to get us back into the music after a couple of days off…

Stay tuned!

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First Ever Band of the Month Readers Poll

Can we have a sidebar please?  After the success of last month Band of the Year poll, and the thought of trying to manage a poll for 52 Bands of the Week for this year, I have decided to have a Band of the Month for each month December 2011 to November 2012.  Each Band of the Month will added to the Band of the Year poll the first week of December 2012.

Last week, I was lazy busy okay lazy and did not name a Band of the Week.  It was definitely not for lack of deserving bands.  Look for Band of the Week to resume later this week.

In the meantime, if you will kindly direct your gaze to the left side of the screen (if you’re reading this in a feed reader, you will have to visit the site), I have posted a handy dandy little poll which is waiting on your participation.  It’s going to be open about a week.

To assist you, here is a recap:

Week 1:  The Dead Exs – The Dead Exs are an exciting blues based rock band from the New York/New Jersey area.  Their sound reminds me of early Jason & the Scorchers and Georgia Satellites if those bands were influenced by Muddy Waters more than Hank Williams. Here is a link to their website.

Week 2: In Cages – also come from the New York/New Jersey area.  They are a brand new band with a hard, alternative sound and the unique sound of the cello.  Visit, In Cages here.

Week 3: Jesse Payne – bringing it back to the new South… Jesse Payne hails from Birmingham. He has a beautiful minimalistic sound, but he also knows how to rave it up when that is needed.  Hit him up here.

Week 4: Spencer Walters – Midwest singer/songwriter makes simple beautiful music that comes from his heart. They are good songs, too.  So, head over here to check him out.

Now head over to the sidebar and vote!

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Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – A New Ideal Mix

2012 is here and we’re ready for a year of great new music and meeting new people. I know things have been a bit slow the past couple of weeks, but we have much in store for the new year.

We begin with our first batch of fresh songs for the new year.  

1.  In the City is a cover of the 1977 song by English band The Jam.  Here the song is performed by 80s era Nashville rock band Practical Stylists.  Here it is on Soundcloud.

https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F31529631 Practical Stylists – In the City by Allen in Tennessee

2. 1991 (Mastermind Mix)  is a recent free download from past Band of the Week and Shoegaze favorites, the Fauns.  If you missed the download, you can purchase and download their self-titled album by clicking on the album cover below.

 3. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues is yet another awesome Dylan cover from the I’m Not There soundtrack.  This one is done by Ramblin’ Jack Elliott.  Purchase and download the track at Amazon by clicking on the album cover below.

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