Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – Out of the Starlight Inn Mix

On a road… JWM 7/28/2013
Short on time – the music is next


PRE-SHUFFLE AND SHUFFLE

 
PLAYLIST

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Friday Morning Music Shuffle – The Myth is This Mix

thanks to Pam Slavin for the image
Hey ho!  The weather here is near ideal – at least for late July in Tennessee, and so I am going to make it outside to enjoy… 
So I’ll make today’s post brief.  First off, several songs were not on YouTube and in at least one case, I couldn’t find any videos by the artist, so please check out (google and Facebook search work well) all of these artists/songs.
BEGIN NOW – AFTER JUMP
Pre-Shuffle 
“Quando Quebra” by Valued Customer (another from Kalpa)
“Townsend, TN” by Royal Court of China (one of the Shakersish instrumental tracks on the self-titled debut)
“When You Loved Me” (Live) by Callaghan (A new Noisetrade “discovery” – such a stunning voice!)
“The Dive” by Peace of the South (a rock ‘n’ roll instrumental – with some Berryish guitar licks. A new South Carolina band who are “growing up in public”.)
“Rid of Me” by The Black Clouds (1st of 2 today by these NJ Grungy rockers)
“I Am Six Pounds of Dynamite” by Centro-Matic (Love this Texas band)
Next Song leads into the Shuffle:
“Systems of the Son” by Before the Brave (a San Francisco band – new folk revival stuff – pretty sweet song)
“Rock ‘N’ Roll High School (Stereo Movie Mix)” by Ramones (getting to be back to school time….)
“Alambrista” by Liquid Casing (another instrumental this one with free-jazz instrumentation and a killer progressive rock sound, too)
“Breathing” by The Black Clouds  (2nd of 2 by this band. Love this song!)
PLAYLIST
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Monday Morning Music Shuffle – Waters Part Mix

First off, sending love to the family and friends of Faye Hunter original bassist with Let’s Active on her recent passing. Several Facebook friends knew and worked with her and are hurting.   If you are not familiar with Let’s Active – get caught up.

Mouth by JWM 7/21/2013
Friday – we listened to our usual morning mix, even created a YouTube playlist and then the day got crazy and we never wrote a post. So, I’ve made an executive decision (as this blog is one of the few places I am allowed to make executive decisions.  All the songs from Friday are back in the mix (some even showed up today).
 
Consider this the lost E2TG Playlist
Today’s mix is after the jump

Not a lot of time – so we will jump into the mix.

Pre-Shuffle
“God or Man” by Ivan and Alyosha
“The Bell Hop” by bellwire
“Escalators” by Bombadil
“Every Good Boy Does Fine” by Ben Shive
“Dig a Ditch” by Jonathan Warren and the Billygoats
“You’ve Got Me” by Jeanette Lynne
“Blitzkrieg Bop” by Ramones
“Bird on a Wire” by Willie Nelson (covering Leonard Cohen)
“Bright Eyed and Bushy Haired” by Katherine Moller
Shuffle

“True Blue” by Bright Eyes from Lua (2004)

“I am a blue blood I will admit that.
I dance in blue shoes and wear a blue hat.
Live in a blue house, on a blue street,
in a blue town by a blue creek.
I write my blue songs with my blue pen.
I sing the blue notes to my blue friends.
Now I don’t know that much about you,
but I like you because you’re true blue.”

“Howling At the Moon (Sha-La-La)” by Ramones from Too Tough to Die (1984)

 

“Theres no law, no law anymore
I want to steal from the rich and
Give to the poor”
Ramones as produced by Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics 

 “White Doves in the Psychic Temple”  by Christ Schlarb from Physic Temple (2010)

 
 The mix is closed out by Chris Schlarb of California with some nifty experimental jazz stuff. Coolness.

TODAY’ PLAYLIST

Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – Where’s the Truth? Mix

Cheers by JWM 7/12/2013  
As per usual, we have lots of great music to cover and not much time… so let’s get to it.
Today’s Mix is after the JUMP


Pre-Shuffle:

“Patience for the Ride” by Centro-Matic (Awesome Texas band – came to our attention via a tweet by the also awesome Amanda Shires) 

“Edmund” by Heath McNease

“Waltz” by Little Radar (coincidentally, I (sort of) learned how to Waltz on Saturday)

“Candy” by Iggy Pop with Kate Pierson 

“Stalemate” by The Black Clouds 

“Somethin’s Gotta Give” by Bleu

“Dose of Thunder” by The Replacements

“Bop ‘Til You Drop” by Ramones

“Could be Worse” by Bleu 

Shuffle:

“My Body is Dumb” by The Great American Novel from the forthcoming album (2013)

“well i guess this is growing up” – The latest single from The Great American Novel. A taste of the highly anticipated follow-up to Kissing. Check it out!

“Watch the Rope” by The Black Market Merchants from Black Market EP (2013)

The not-so casual observer will note that this EP and the previous song in our mix were both recorded at the same place.  Currently, I have no further information to add, just the observation.  This three song EP is available on Bandcamp. It’s worthy of your attention and action.  As always add some digits to the name your price box if you are able. In any event share, share, share…

“Vegetable” (live) by Radiohead from PASTE.COM Presents: Radiohead Live at Tramps June 1, 1995 (2013)

(No longer available on Noisetrade.com)
Live version of this song from the first Radiohead album, Pablo Honey.

“I Wish It Was True” by The White Buffalo from American Songwriter: The Best of American Songwriter Sessions (2013)

 Another Noisetrade exclusive. This collection of stripped down songs features the likes of Damien Jurado, Justin Townes Earle, Robert Ellis, Elizabeth Cook, and David Nail. And The White Buffalo, of course. Jake Smith records under the name The White Buffalo.  His latest album is called Once Upon a Time in the West.

PLAYLIST


 

 
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Friday Morning Music Shuffle – Bleu Blue Blues Mix

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I’m gonna make this fast.  Very good mix today.  Check out the Playlist below (most of the actual songs with a few substitutes).  Pre-Shuffle and Shuffle up after the JUMP


PRE-SHUFFLE

“Mama’s Boy” by the Ramones (from Too Tough to Die)
“The Same Old Ground” by He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister
“Retreat Underground” by The Gabriel Construct 
“All We Make Are Work Tapes” by The Choir at Your Door
“Control” by Marques Toliver
“My Angel” by Jeanette Lynne
“Learning to Let Go” by Bombadil
“Dirt” by Andre Williams
“Shake, Shake, Shake” by Bronze Radio Return
“So Many Ways to Die” by Bombadil

SHUFFLE

“Somebody Else” by Bleu from Redhead (2003)


 

Boston area Singer/Songwriter/Producer, Bleu is a Berklee trained musician who has written pop songs for the likes of The Jonas Brother, Demi Lovato, Hanson, and Selena Gomez.  He’s also made a string of excellent Indie albums of his own.  Today’s track goes back ten years to his major label debut.

“Rainy Day” by Blue Mountain from Midnight in Mississippi (2008)


 

The pioneering Alt-Country band Blue Mountain just broke up at the end of June of this year. They formed in 1993 and returned in 2007 after a six year hiatus.  Rainy Day could only have been more perfect if it had been raining today.

“A Question” by Bombadil from All That The Rain Promises (2011)


 

Our third song of the day from this North Carolina band who are getting ready to release their new album later this month.  This one comes from their previous studio full-length.  The song is about the sweetest, cutest song I’ve heard in a long time.

“Are You Sure You Don’t Want to Hang Out?” by The Great American Novel from Kissing (2012)

 
 Somehow I think Layne Montgomery is writing songs about my young adult life.  We continue to await the new The Great American Novel record. We have a couple of tracks from the new album in our queue and are just waiting for the shuffle gods to pull them up.

“Ragtime Annie” by Katerine Moller from By Request (2010)

 From our Twitter Account to you in a matter of hours.  Katherine Moller is a Celtic Folk Fiddle player.  She is offering a five track fan pack for signing up for her Fanbridge account.  I love Celtic folk music – among the many other types of music I love. 

PLAYLIST

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Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle – What’s Going On Mix

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Music City Railing by JWM (June 2013)
Ok.  We’ve whipped up a rich and hearty stew of good music – as usual crossing genres, styles, and decades with the greatest of ease.  
The mix begins next…
JUMP

PRE-SHUFFLE  

“What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye (Sister, Sister…)
“Needles and Pins” by the Ramones (song written by Jack Nitzsche and Sonny Bono)
“Mississippi” by David Nail (a flat out great song)
“Peggy’s Tavern” by The Payroll Union (Americana from the mother country – Sheffield to be exact – h/t to PopaTunes)
“Wart Hog” by the Ramones (from Too Tough to Die. Dee Dee sings! Punk Rock!)
“It Belongs to You” by James the Giant (another excellent song from his stunning and powerful debut)
“Riot Path” by  Liquid Casing (A propulsive jam from A Separate Divide)
“Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment” by the Ramones (Third Ramones song of the mix – yay!)
“Magdalene”  by Guy Clark (Nashville via Texas songwriter extraordinaire)
SHUFFLE

 “Defective Mind” by The Black Clouds from Better Days (2013)

A New Jersey band that makes some of the best grungy punk music I’ve heard in a while. High energy, melodious and fun.

“Ohio” by Devo from When Pigs Fly: Songs You Never Thought You’d Hear – compilation (2002) 

A pretty cool cover of the Neil Young penned Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young song.  Gerald Casale and Mark Mothersbaugh were students at Kent State at the time of the killings and Casale witnessed the shooting and knew two of the victims.  This is the second cover of this song we’ve had in one of our mixes. We previously featured a version by Mike Mills of R.E.M. with New Orleans Trombone ensemble Bonerama from a Hurricane Relief CD)

“Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy (sic)” by Heath McNease from Thrift Store Jesus (2012)

We jump over to another release by Heath McNease. This track references a popular segment from the 90s on SNL.  Jack Handey is the correct spelling. I’m not sure if the misspelling is intentional or not.

“Ramblin On My Mind” by Left Lane Cruisers and James Leg from Painkillers (2012)

Some more deep, deep blues from the Indiana based Left Lane Cruiser joined here by James Wesley Myers aka Reverend James Leg of Black Diamond Heavies… Oh yeah, it’s a Robert Johnson song.

PLAYLIST

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Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle – Treat Me Like a Bum, Don’t Wear No Tie Mix

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 “Doctor Visit” photo collage by JWM 6/27/13

 Tomorrow is the Fourth of July here in the USA.  For the rest of you, well it’s the Fourth of July, too unless you are across the International Date Line in which case tomorrow is the Fifth of July.  In any event have a great Fourth (or Fifth) of July.

Today’s music next



PRE-SHUFFLE: 

“Wonder No More” by Bronze Radio Return (Indie Roots Rock from Connecticut)

“Ranting Prophet” by The Gabriel Construct (We continue our song by song extended review of the phenomenal Interior City album. The progressive/jazz/classical riffs with Gabriel’s incredible vocal embellishments make this an irresistibly complex and powerful collection of music.)

“Cherry Tree” by The Blind Owl Band (These CXCW alums from New York state are getting ready to release their brand new 12-song release. ‘The Train We Ride is Made of Wood and Steel’ is due out July 10. Today we feature a song from that album – the first of many.  The makes modern music using traditional instruments, and they are a whole lot of fun.  If you’re a fan of Imperial Rooster and/or Black Jake and the Carnies, you will probably like this band.  If you dig traditional bluegrass and old timey Country music, you will probably like this band.  If you dig good music, well played, you will probably like this band.  You will probably like this band.  h/t to Popa Tunes – as per usual)

“Project” by Canopy Climbers  (we continue to feature songs from this Arkansas/Tennessee band who recently released their latest album Miles.  Great sounding Indie/Pop)

“Waitress in the Sky” by The Replacements (hum this song the next time you get bad service on a flight.)

“The Fold” by Ivan and Alyosha (More good stuff from this Washington State band)

“Holly” by The Great American Novel (we continue to get hyped for the new album from this incredibly awesome New York band)



SHUFFLE:

“Planet Telex” (live) by Radiohead from PASTE.COM Presents: Radiohead Live at Tramps June 1, 1995 (2013)


Another track from this recently released set brought to you by Paste.com and Noisetrade.com. It’s Free but 100% of “Tips” go to Amnesty International

“A Grief Observed” by Heath McNease from The Weight of Glory: Second Edition (A Hip Hop Remix Inspired by the Works of CS Lewis) (2013)

Some powerful lyrics and some wicked beats. It’s also available via Noisetrade.com

“Cretin Hop” by Ramones from Rocket to Russia (1977)


It’s been a blast having a Ramones’ song or two in the shuffle almost every day.

“Layne Montgomery is Bad at Girls” by The Great American Novel from Kissing (2012)

A first. I’ve been posting Morning Shuffles since before Ear to the Ground came into existence. It began as Facebook status updates when I listened to a particularly cool mix of music. Some where along the way, it became a daily thing and eventually transferred to the blog when I started writing it.  During that time, I have had numerous occasions to feature songs by people on my Facebook Friends List (including irl friends, musical heroes kind enough to accept my friend request, and new friends I’ve made via the blog). However, today (to my knowledge), we feature the first song whose title includes the name of one of my Facebook friends.  Bonus: Layne Montgomery’s mother was a top ten finalist in Nick @ Nite’s Funniest Mom in America Contest. As for the song, it’s either deeply revealing or self-deprecating or both. Whatever, it’s typically killer stuff from this amazing band.

PLAYLIST

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