Monday Morning Music Shuffle – Big, Bad Wolfe Mix

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 “Not bad meaning bad, but bad meaning good!” Run D.M.C.

 Wow.  April is almost toast.  It’s been a helluva month for music.  We hope to have a recap up soon.  In the meantime, we’re packed with our usual quirky mix of old and new music to enlighten, entertain and excite your senses.


“Did You Lie” by Taco Land
“Being John McEnroe” by The Pistolwhips
“Brick x Brick”by Christopher Paul Stelling
“Soulard” by Taco Land 
“Mary Magdalene” by Game Theory

The two Taco Land tracks are from the band’s latest Pancakes and Pizza.  The Pistolwhips song (great title and a great song) is off The Appetizer Sampler put out by the good folks and Built 4 BBQ.  The song by Christopher Paul Stelling is the first track released from his brand new album False Cities which is tearing it up right now! The pre-shuffle ends with the Game Theory song – as we continue to feature the great music of this 80s era San Francisco band in memory and homage to the late Scott Miller.

SHUFFLE commences after the jump…

We start off with some old school hip-hop in the form of “Peter Piper” by RUN-D.M.C. which was the lead track off their 1986 album Raising Hell.


Transitioning smoothly from the hip-hop styling of the boys from Hollis, Queens comes a rare track from the New Jersey born singer-songwriter, Paul Simon.  A later version of the song we feature today appeared on the Simon and Garfunkel album Parsley, Sage Rosemary and Thyme.  Today, we have the original version from Simon’s 1965 UK-only release, The Paul Simon Songbook.  The song, “A Simple Desultory Philippic (or How I was Robert McNamara’d into Submission)”, pokes fun at the song writing style of sixties era Bob Dylan. 


So, we’ve moved from Nursery Rhyme name dropping hip-hop to sixties pop culture name dropping folk parody… where else is there to go, but some 2010s era Cluckaphony from The Imperial Rooster with a song which perfectly describes me today, “Overunderstimulated”. Hell yeah, I love the Rooster!

I didn’t want today’s rather schizophrenic shuffle to end – especially knowing that work was waiting on the other side, but if it had to end – which unfortunately it did (for now at least – like Nick and Nora my playlist is endless) what better way to go out then with some more awesome music from Game Theory.  I’ve been reading that Scott Miller was working on a full-fledged reunion of Game Theory at the time of his death.  We have “Something to Show” which was on the very first Game Theory album Blaze of Glory which goes all the way back to 1981.  The song later appeared on the 1991 compilation album Tinker to Evers to Chance.

(click on pick to download Tinker to Evers to Chance)

So that’s it for today, we hope you enjoyed our journey through almost 50 years of great music.

Here’s the You Tube playlist for today: