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 – Forging a Head Mix

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Well, well, well…..

Again and again and again… we keep saying it, but we do have a great of songs. I can almost certainly guarantee that you will not find this mix of songs on your brand x music blog.

From Home to Parking Lot – Pre-Shuffle:  Nashville’s Mystery Twins return to the E2TG mix with another one off their Love is Strange EP. “The Rain Keeps Falling”.

Yet another song from the self-titled album by Chicago’s fabulous Great Divide.  “Step Back”

A newcomer to the E2TG morning mix, Atlanta, GA singer-songwriter Joshua Worden employs a silky smooth R’n’B, Soul favor in delivering his unique brand of Indie Pop. Today’s song is called “Midnight”.

I’m not sure that change of pace is adequate to describe the transition from Joshua Worden to Tear Out the Heart. This St. Louis/Los Angeles Metalcore band have a new album called Violence out on Victory Records.  “Infamous Last Words” is everything you want, need or expect from a Metalcore band.  A definite shot of adrenaline for my morning commute.

Palma Violets are a UK indie band out on the Rough Trade label. “Best of Friends” comes to us today via Amazon’s Free Music from Rising Artists. It is also the lead off track from their ‘180’ album which was released in March.

Pickwick are from Washington State.  “Hacienda Motel” is from their album called Can’t Talk Medicine which was also released in March.  Garage R&B.

Tom Mason is a genuine Nashville character.  He makes Pirate music with his band of Blue Buccaneers – see the video included in the playlist below. This is Tom Mason solo from East Nashville Vol. 3 More Music from the Other Side with “Chaz Pozo’s Shoes”.

Canopy Climbers are three guys who live in three different cities and record via the internet. Their new album Miles is set to drop a week from today, and today we have the first taste in a song called “Stuck”.

As I pulled into the parking lot and then began my walk across the State of Tennessee (I walk across a scale model map) and then up Capitol Hill. I began listening to “Kiss” a song by Scout Niblett a Portland, Oregon via England, singer songwriter.  On this track Scout is joined by the iconic and insanely good Will Oldham (Bonnie “Prince” Billy).


I began my walk with the aforementioned “Kiss” by Scout Niblett with Bonnie “Prince” Billy off Scout Niblett’s 2007 album, This Fool Can Die Now.

Sometime, as I walked across the state map – possible just as I was passing over the Great Smokey Mountains (but probably not), the next song in our Shuffle came up. “Sewee Sewee” is by Mountain Man whose ethereal chords first caught my attention with their song ‘Soft Skin’ which was also on their 2010 Made the Harbor album.

By this point, I was walking up the steps leading up Capitol Hill (and wishing I was in better shape), and on this fine, fine still officially late spring morning in Nashville, we had the good fortune of hearing one of our recently discovered favorite local band, Year of October with a song about “Another Indian Summer”.  Digging on this band, and this is yet another favorite of mine from their 2012 album Stories.

And finally, as I was in the home stretch and making my way down the sidewalk toward Charlotte Avenue, “Anchored” came into my ear holes. The song in it’s earlier version was the title track to Nikki Sue and the Bad News’ 2011 EP. This newly recorded version is on the fantastic Nothing Gold which was released this year, and which we reviewed a few weeks back. 



Friday Morning Music Shuffle – Erin go braghhhhh Mix

Good morning.  Friday has arrived and I have an interesting extended shuffle for you.  The Amazon links to the related albums is above.  The graphical lyric chart is below that.  Here are the details:
Nick Lowe – Half a Boy and Half a Man
R.E.M. – Nightswimming
Living Colour – Cult of Personality
Stevie Wonder – Superstition
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under the Bridge
Jason and the Scorchers – Both Sides of the Line
Icicle Works – Whisper to a Scream (Birds Fly)
Mountain Man – Soft Skin
Richard Thompson – Read About Love
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Track Listing: 1. Fingertips, Pt. 2 – (live), 2. Uptight (Everything’s Alright), 3. Hey Love, 4. I Was Made to Love Her, 5. For Once in My Life, 6. My Cherie Amour, 7. Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours, 8. You Are the Sunshine of My Life, 9. Superstition, 10. Higher Ground, 11. Living for the City, 12. You Haven’t Done Nothin’, 13. Boogie on Reggae Woman, 14. I Wish, 15. Sir Duke, 16. Master Blaster (Jammin’), 17. That Girl, 18. Do I Do, 19. I Just Called to Say I Love You, 20. Overjoyed, 21. Part-Time Lover

Monday Morning Music Shuffle – Big Deal Mix

And so, we begin another week. my last full week of work until the second week in January.  Sweeeet…

First up is Band of the Year nominee, Ben Semmens aka BenSem with a track called Apathy from his Western Lights album.
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Next up is one of my favorite songs from last year. Soft Skin by Mountain Man from their Made the Harbor album. 

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Next we have another Band of the Year nominee. It’s Joseph Russell aka Taco Land with a track from his brand new album Heart of Texas – the song is C’est La Vie which I’m pretty sure means awesome Texas music… or at least it should be… que sera sera…

(click on album cover to purchase and download Heart of Texas at

Staying in Texas, we our final song of the day, is the classic Pancho & Lefty by the late, great Townes Van Zandt.

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