Throwback Thursday Morning Shuffle – The Last Night of the Fair Mix

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We have arrived at Thursday.  For the daily “theme” today, I decided upon the term, “Throwback Thursday”… honestly, I’m surprised no one has come up with this sooner…. I even came up with a hashtag (#tbt) for it.  Clever aren’t I?

I think the concept is pretty self-explanatory.  I hope to show that music in the past was extremely diverse and varied – in spite of what “Classic Rock” stations may lead you to believe….

without ado….

“You Don’t Give Up” (live) by Blake Babies

From a 1989 radio concert recording. This track includes announcements of upcoming shows including one with the awesome Boston band Buffalo Tom.  It ends with a station identification.

“Directions” by Miles Davis

A thirteen minute live recording from a 1971 Newport Jazz Festival Europe performance. Taken from the album: Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4.

“Run Like Hell” by Pink Floyd

From the 1979 album, The Wall.

“Colors” by Minutemen

Clocking in at just over 2 minutes (rather lengthy for a Minutemen tune). This is from the band’s second full-length album, What Makes a Man Start Fires? and was compiled on the 1987 release Post-Mersh Vol. 1.

“Fearless Heart” by Steve Earle

From Guitar Town – one of my favorite albums of all time.  A major part of my willingness to give “country music” a try.

“Rusholme Ruffians” by The Smiths

Our final track from Meat is Murder – the second album by The Smiths.

“Never Really Been” by Soul Asylum

Another tune from Made to Be Broken – the second studio album by Soul Asylum (the one with Humpty Dumpty on the cover).

There was a heavy 1980s vibe  (with the exceptions being the Miles Davis track and (just barely) the Pink Floyd song).   That will not always be the case for #tbt, but it may frequently be the case, just because that was the time when I first came of age musically.  


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Monday Morning Music Shuffle – Linger On Mix

Lou Reed (1942-2013)
It is impossible for me to say with any degree of certainty that Ear 2 the Ground would not exist if it weren’t for Lou Reed.  But, what I can say with absolute certainty is that it would not be the same. The simple but truthful reason is that music would not be the same.  Walk on, linger on…

“The Seven Seas” by Elephant Stone (from The Seven Seas. Indian-inspired Psychedelic Rock from Montreal, Canada.)
“I Can’t Stop Loving You” by Joseph Mooradian (via Soundcloud.  A cool cover of the Don Gibson penned classic made famous by the late great Ray Charles.)
“Young Girls” by Black Joe Lewis (from Noisetrade Eastside Manor Session.  Another Eastside Manor recording of a song from Electric Slave)
“I Think We’re Alone Now” by Screeching Weasel (from the 1995 Compilation Kill the Musicians.  A rip roaring cover of the Tommy James and the Shondells song which many of my generation knows from the 1987 version my Tiffany. Come to think of it – this may be a cover of the Tiffany version. I’m not really sure.)
“Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide” by David Bowie (from Ziggy Stardust. Good to have David Bowie in the shuffle.  Ziggy was released in 1972 – the same year that Bowie along with Mick Ronson produced Lou Reed’s second solo album Transformer.)
“Fearless” by Gerald Collier (from Gerald Collier. A Pink Floyd cover – and the third cover in this Shuffle – from the Singer-Songwriter Collier’s self-titled 1998 album.)


Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle – Lead Balloon Mix

Thankful for all of you and for the great music that has come my way this year.

Dreary and drizzly morning even though the forecast says a 0% chance or rain. I guess drizzle is not considered rain?
Another shuffle of the November 2011 playlist:

I’m Real Punk by Brother Howe.   The one where BOTW alums Brother Howe demonstrate that they are in fact Real Punk.  Put on your slam dancing shoes and slam dance your blues away.
(click on the Rock ‘n Roll Country album cover to purchase and download I’m Real Punk by Brother Howe @

VCR by The Antlers.  The one where The Antlers – the Brooklyn-based indie rock band – covers The xx – the English indie pop band. Let’s go watch things on VCR…
(click on the (together) album cover to purchase and download VCR (The xx Cover) by The Antlers @

Walking For You by The Avett Brothers.  The one where transportation won’t hold the Avetts back from their baby…
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Another Brick in the Wall Part 2 by Roger Waters. The one where Roger Waters covers Pink Floyd.  Wait, is it really a cover when a solo artist does a song by his old band?  Growing up the son of a college professor, I’m sure it was disturbing for him to hear me singing this song…
(click on the in the flesh album cover to purchase and download Another Brick in the Wall Part 2 by Roger Waters @

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