Thursday Morning Music Shuffle – Constantly Confused Mix

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Its astounding, time is fleeting Madness takes its toll”

 When we stop to consider the alternative – life, no matter what else it is or seems to be, is a grand adventure, a gift, and a prize offering endless possibilities….

The rational mind pales before the majesty that is imagination.

I offer up another collection of songs which helped me navigate the dangerous waters of life in the still early portion of the 21st Century.


“Fever Dream” by Young Summer (from her forthcoming album)

“Ultra Puzzle Song” by Ghost and Goblin (a weird little number from their new album)

“The Ash and Clay” by The Milk Carton Kids (Have You Seen Me?)

“Smilin’ When We Talk” by SetInStone (Corinth Mississippi band)

“In a Delorean” by Game Theory (One of my favorite songs by them)

“Swing Wide the Gate” by Raina Rose (from Austin Texas – like this song)

“Always Another” by Heligoland (from Paris France off of the Commission 45 sampler that always includes our friends Sealight)


  • “Me and Caring” by SetInStone from Colors (2013)

 I really like this song which comes from the band’s second EP. Colors is available for Name Your Price at Bandcamp – use the widget above to stream and/or download.

  • “Friends of the Family” by Game Theory from Real Nightime (1985)

“You and I work in factories
We run the big machinery
The will to try leaves slowly
The murder goes on daily”

The past month has been a real revelation for me – as I have spun my way through the Game Theory Catalog.  There is so much good music.  And then there is The Loud Family…. wow!

  • “The Skeletons in the Closet” by Ghost and Goblin from SUPERHORRORCASTLELAND (2013)

“Nothing seems to be wasted on you” Lo-Fi Doom Pop from New York City.  Yes, The End Men turned me on to this band in a post where the also gave a shout out to Skeletons in the Piano. Are this songs title and that band’s name in any other way connected?  I’m probably thinking to much.  As a long time fan or all things horror, I approve this album.  Check it out… or else….



Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – Girl With A Guitar Mix

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Here we go…..



“Girl With A Guitar” by Game Theory (co-written by Scott Miller, originally recorded by The Three O’Clock)

“Two Hearts” by Paper Route

“Participant Unwilling” by Valued Customer

“I Was Afraid” by SetinStone

“Glass Heart Hymn” by Paper Route

On to the Shuffle – after the JUMP

  • “Room for One More, Honey” by Game Theory from Tinkers to Evers to Change (1990)/Two Steps from the Middle Ages (1988)

The title comes from a line of dialogue from an episode of the Twilight Zone.  From Scott Miller’s Liner Notes to Tinker…, “I was interested in multiple vocal parts along the lines of ’66 Beach Boys. I think I also wanted to do something poppy but with a symphonic feel, kind of like Peter Schickele’s score for Silent Running.”

  • “Oh, Tonight” by Josh Abbott Band feat. Kacey Musgraves from She’s Like Texas (2010)

Lubbock Texas’ Josh Abbott Band team with Kacey Musgraves for this pure country song. I’m not a big fan of a lot of contemporary, mainstream country, but Kacey Musgraves has caught my attention.

  • “YOU FEEL DRAWN” by Valued Customer from Babylon Hill (2012)
Valued Customer is promising some awesome new music soon.  This is the mid-point of their album Babylon Hill.  I feel compelled to join in….

  • “You Can Have the Crown” by Sturgill Simpson from High Top Mountain (2013)

“They call me King Turd up here on Shit Mountain but if you want it you can have the crown” – from the forthcoming debut album by Nashville (by way of Kentucky) based Sturgill Simpson. Yeah, I’m kind of digging this song.

  • “Across the Universe” by The Beatles from Let It Be… Naked (1970/2003)

“Images of broken light, which
Dance before me like a million eyes,
They call me on and on across the universe.”



Monday Morning Music Shuffle – Swoony Day Mix

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I’m back after an extended and mostly rainy weekend.  Dreary, drizzly morning drive and walk, made more than tolerable by the superlative collection of fine tunes and tracks. By the way, my Current Month Playlist that I shuffle up for the Morning Shuffle had dropped to about 150 late last week, but over the weekend it has skyrocketed up above 200 again. We’ll begin chipping away, as we present some Pre-Shuffle and Shuffle Shuffle tunes for this, the 6th day of May.


Jeanette Lynne’s 11 second “Intro” to her fabulous album You’ve Got Me serves has the intro into today’s Pre-shuffle.

Kyle Andrews  “Connecting the Dots” 

Set in Stone doing “The Way I Felt” (a Twitter discovery from this weekend)

Game Theory “Toby Ornette”

Those Darlins “Glass to You”  

Holy Grail “Ride the Void” – Why not.. some infectious Metal via Amazon’s Free Music from Rising Artists

Game Theory “Rolling with the Moody Girls”

The next song served as a transition into the Shuffle – and we included it after the JUMP

  •  “Off With My Head (acoustic) by Seth Philpott from Bad Hearts (2013 – Out Tomorrow)

 This Nashville singer-songwriter bills himself as a Country Gentleman.  I just say he’s a killer singer/songwriter worth checking out.  His EP Bad Hearts drops tomorrow (May 7, 2013), but if you can’t wait that long, he has a Noisetrade sampler ready for your perusal right now!

  • “Catcher and the Rye” by Neighbours from Catcher and the Rye (Single) (2012)

Some more outstanding music available now on Noisetrade. This is the second song we’ve featured from Neighbour which is a project of singer/songwriter Kacie Williams another Nashville (by way of Amarillo, Texas) singer/songwriter.

The Big Shot Chronicles was produced by the great Mitch Easter. If you want to support the family of Scott Miller – here is the link.

  • “Bring Me Down (prod. Bitoy Beatz) by Christian Robins from KidGrownUp (2013)

Get this amazing Mixtape here. And when this kid is famous, tell them you heard about him first at Ear to the Ground who heard about him first through my hometown friend – Jeff.