Monday Morning Music Shuffle – Salted Joints, Cannibalism, and Andre the Giant Mix

!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=”//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”); Be sure to “Like” Ear to the Ground on Facebook!

Another week… this is gonna be a weird one.  But, whatever…

Friday:  Tim Carroll Rock and Roll Happy Hour – always a good time. 
Cross the river to The Country for The Tangled Hearts and Saint Luke’s Drifters each providing a different take on a rockin’ country sound.

Saturday:  So, I have been reading this book called Outlaw: Waylon, Willie, Kris and the Renegades of Nashville by Michael Streissguth.  (Thanks Pat and Kelsie). It is a very interesting book not just about the origins of the Outlaw Country movement but also about what Nashville was like in the late sixties and early seventies.  I am drawing some interesting parallels to what I have been observing in Nashville in recent times.  Anyway, Saturday night on the stage of Douglas Corner, Peter Cooper, David Olney, Tommy Womack, and Chris Gantry played an in-the-round show (swapping songs and stories).  Peter Cooper writing is referenced several times in Streissguth’s book,  David Olney is mentioned in a quote from Rodney Crowell (and he shared a story that referenced that time period), and Chris Gantry’s name came up several times in the book, and he, too, shared some stories from those days.  The songs, of course, were out of this world, and it was a pretty magical night.

Onto the shuffle:
“Salted Joints” by Discount Ravioli

Discount Ravioli released Come Looj With Us at the beginning of January, and they have already released the follow up Captain Fettuccine and the Quest for the Champ on Earth II.  Anyway, this track is from the former not the latter.  Warning: excessive use of salt is not recommended.  And if you are going to practice cannibalism just eat people who are already dead.  Also, since I still cannot find Discount Ravioli videos, I will continue to post vintage videos of the Nork kids.

“Andre” by Dog Without Warning

The bay area band, Dog Without Warning have been favorites around here for some time. They have recently begun releasing some new songs, including this one about one of the icons of my childhood, and one for the more interesting public figures of the latter part of the 20th Century – Andre the Giant.

“Post-Desert Breakup Life” by Discount Ravioli

Why not – one more from Come Looj With Us.  I have no idea what this is all about, but enjoy the chunky instrumentation and barely audible vocals.    Also,

“A Million Stars” by Ashleigh Flynn

One of the highlights of my birthday week was meeting and hearing the music of Ashleigh Flynn.  This is the lovely title track from her 2013 album.

“The Flame” by Angela Easterling

Speaking of awesome singer-songwriters whose names start with the letter A, and who I met at a $2 Tuesday show at The 5 Spot…. Angela Eastering released the awesome Common Law Wife album in 2015 and that album helped earn her a coveted “Earie”Award. 🙂  

“Deadbeat (Dyslexic Heart)” by Ben Arthur

One of my favorite of Ben Arthur’s “Answer” songs from the planned album, “Call and Response”.   This one is a response to the poetry of  Jay Baron Nicorvo – namely his collection called Deadbeat.

“Ducking Dodging” by Parquet Courts

From a World Café session…and a track from the Brooklyn  indie rock band’s album Sunbathing Animals + Content Nausea. 

VIDEO PLAYLIST


window.amznpubstudioTag = “eartothegro00-20”; http://ps-us.amazon-adsystem.com/domains/eartothegro00-20_3dcd3a52-1a1a-4afe-a2fd-aaba8e251afc.js

Monday Morning Music Shuffle – A Mean Idea Mix

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  It’s Monday, it’s also Tax Day here in the USA.  Our goal of late, seems to be to cover as much musical ground as possible in the span of 7-10 songs or so.  I hope today’s Pre-Shuffle and Shuffle Shuffle do not disappoint.

Let’s get to it….

Pre-shuffle:  April Verch is a Berklee trained Bluegrass/Traditional music fiddle player and step-dancer.  She has a new sampler out of Noisetrade, so there is no excuse not to check her music out.  We listened to two selections from the release this morning.

We also heard more music from Taco Land’s Pancakes and Pizza album – (see our review). Plus another song from the awesome new record from Sad Baby Wolf.  This morning’s Gershwin song is performed by the late, great Rosemary Clooney, and we closed out the Pre-shuffle with John Wesley Harding with the opening track from his 2011 album,The Sound of His Own Voice.

Let’s head into the shuffle – now….


  • “Stoned and Starving” by Parquet Courts from Light Up Gold (2013)
 

Parquet Courts are a punk band from Brooklyn. They are currently being featured on Amazon Free Music From Rising Artist April .  

  • “My Old Man” by Joni Mitchell from Blue (1971)

‘Cause you gotta play some Blue on when Tax Day falls on a Monday – it’s the law.

  • “Gates of Brooklyn” by David Lott from Gates of Brooklyn (2011)

One of our Couch by Couchwest “discoveries” we have the title track from the singer-songwriter and native New Yorker who now lives in Colorado.

  • “King of Birds” by R.E.M. from Document (1987)





Did you know that Document was recorded in Nashville?  “I am king of all I see, my kingdom for a voice
Old man don’t lay so still, you’re not yet young
There’s time to teach, point to point
Point observation, children carry reservations
Standing on the shoulders of giants, leaves me cold, leaves me cold”

PLAYLIST

 !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=”//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”);https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js <!– google_ad_client = "ca-pub-5465441380757075"; /* E2TG #2 */ google_ad_slot = "6306625404"; google_ad_width = 728; google_ad_height = 90; //–> http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js