Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle – Ziggy, Elvis, and Rex Mix

January 8th!  E2TG sends out a heartfelt Happy Birthday! to four individuals who helped shaped my musical tastes.  Elvis Presley and David Bowie need to introduction.  Rex Silo and Ron Ruelle were by my side through many of my musical adventures and shows in the late 80s to early 90s. They remain good friends and I hope they will both raise an Old Bru (mentally add umlauts) today.

On to the shuffle which does not include Elvis or Bowie, but in honor of Rex and Ron (and purely by happenstance) does include several artists I know he likes….)

I’ve been taking advantage of kids being out of school and thus having longer commute time to listen to music to present as much music as I can before I load up our Playlist with lots and lots of new stuff.  The only bad thing is not having as much time to write about all the great music.  My recommendation is to look up bands on Facebook or using this thing called Google….   Anyway, after today, I will have featured over 80 songs this week.  Not a bad way to start 2014.

“Preach” by American Dirt
“Find Her Way” by Swear and Shake
“Song for the Dumped” (Ben Folds Five cover) by Bird by Bird
“Empire State Express” by Son House
“Revolution Number Zero” by The Brian Jonestown Massacre
“The Politics of Time” by The Minutemen
“Piece of Work” by Will Kimbrough
“Can’t Slow Down” by Randy Rogers Band
“Talking Microwave Blues (Live 2011)” by Darrin Bradbury
“Giddy Boy Good”  by Babe
“I’ll Only Let You Down” by The Dregs
“Ain’t No Sunshine” (Bill Withers Cover) by Bird by Bird
“Tennessee Valley Girl” by The Bis-Quits
“Distant Light” by Dr. Dog
“Charon” by Shake Jack
“Jamie” by Darrin Bradbury
“Troublemaker” by Jim Lauderdale
“Middle of the Bed” by Lucy Rose
“The Hearse” by Wampire
“U.R.A. Fever” by The Kills
“Hong Kong” by Adam Hill
“If You Need Me Back in Brooklyn” by River City Extension
“Loretta” by Amos Lee
“A Switch Behind the Poster? (Let’s Push It!)” by Black Doctor Jr.
“Balls to the Wall” (Accept Cover) by Eyes of the Dead
“Monster” by Solardrive (featuring Rain Phoenix)
“Play That Cheap Trick, Cheap Trick Play” by Tommy Womack
“Eyes on the Islands” by Humming House
“How I (Learned my Lesson) by X
“Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin” by Elephant Stone
“Fly” by The Jam
“There Ain’t Shit on T.V. Tonight” by Minutemen


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Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – My Body is a Dumb Question Mix

A whopping 25 songs to get to, and not much time…  Jump to it

EXTRA:   “Wish You Were Beer” by The Great American Novel    “My Body’s a Question” by Telepathic Teddy Bear     “I Love You” by Said the Whale    “Fuego” by Shake Jack    “Part One: The End” by Dylan Leblanc    “My Body is Dumb” by The Great American Novel   “San Francisco” by Foxygen   “Amped Up”  by Robert Randolph  and the Family Band   “Fine Tooth Comb” by Lys Guillorn   “Jacks Soup of the Day” by Darrin Bradbury    “Maliced Hearts” by Mr. Kind   

Transition Song of the Day
“Walk of Life” by Bhi Bhiman (Dire Straits cover)  (from Substitute Preacher.  This song was the inspiration for this whole covers album.  Side note unrelated to this cover: The Dire Straits’ video for this song – with  the sports clips almost ruined this song for me.  End of side note…)

“The Old Black Hole” by Dr. Dog (from their Eastside Manor Session. A song from their 2012 album Be the Void.)

“Cock of the Walk” by Stoney (from More Than Animals.)

“Hopscotch (and Tumbling)”  and “Whispers” by No Shoes (both from Cow Drawings EP. From a bandcamp recommendation by Black Doctor Jr.)

“The Fixer” by Mark Robinson (from Quit Your Job – Play Guitar.)

“Devastate” by Amanda Shires (from Down Feel the Doves.  One of the best albums of 2013 by one of Nashville’s finest.)

“Light On (Mage the Blackheart Remix)” by Bad Cop (from Jeffery Drag Records – Summer Sampler 2013.)

“October” by prattle on, rick (from A Decade Begins.)

“The Place I Love” by The Jam (from All Mod Cons.)

“Lady Day” by Lou Reed  (from 1974-05-14 Stockholm.  Sweet Lou…)

“Don’t Be The Last One In” by Mr. Kind (from Mr. Kind.  Brian Bergeron – one of our earliest featured artists – his new project Mr. Kind has been around a year or so – maybe more – and this is their new EP.  We had another song from this EP in the Bonus Tracks section earlier.)

“The Globe” by Ben Sollee (from Inclusions)

“Little Bird” by Andrew Ferris (from Yellow Lorry.)

“Fire Ants” by Darrin Bradbury (from NEW!!!!The Almost Great Crepe’s (Demos).  Seems like we’ve had one or two Darrin Bradbury songs every day lately.  Do you hear me complaining?  We have the newest song from Darrin in the video playlist)

I didn’t have time to update the Amazon powered web store.  I will update hopefully when I have time to update it.  Meantime – enjoy the videos…


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Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – FIGJAM Mix

H/T to Darby Cockroach for the subtitle to today’s post.

Thanks to this blog and the magic of the Internet and Social Media and Purple Faeries, I have had the good fortune to virtually or actually meet a number of amazingly talented people from all around the world.

Today’s Mix includes some great new music from some of those amazingly talented people….

To the Shuffle:

“Better Than”  by The Coal Men from Escalator (I actually didn’t meet Dave Coleman front man for The Coal Men on-line, but it was through some on-line connections that I was at the Five Spot on September 19th to see his solo set and get turned on to his band’s music. Escalator has it’s official CD release party this Wednesday night in East Nashville.  I am really digging this CD, and I urge you to check it out.)

“Reberto” by Shake Jack from Reberto (Shake Jack are  from Argentina. They make some awesome neuvo-60s rock sounds.  Reberto is the band’s latest EP. It’s in Spanish, but cool music is a universal language. )

“Vices” by The Quick and the Dead from Easy Getting By  (I met Joey Mansman when he was in a band called Cosmonauts. I had the good fortune to interview them back when I actually had time for such thing…. someday again… He’s now part of a hard rocking, Americanaish band called The Quick and the Dead. They just released their debut record. “Vices” is one of my favorite songs so far.)

“Born To” by Jesca Hoop from The House That Jack Built (Okay – I don’t know Jesca Hoop. However, if she wants to “Friend” me on Facebook or whatever….  This song is from her 2012 album The House That Jack Built.)

“Your Dreams Will Always Follow” by prattle on, rick from Some Quiet Majesty (prattle on, rick is a brilliant Nashville singer/songwriter.  I think I was introduced to his music either through Twitter follow or through Noisetrade or Brite Revolution or else a little bird told me to check him out.  Either way, I’m glad I discovered this music, and this song is just sooooo gorgeous.  Thank you, little bird!)

Watch Today’s Video Playlist   


Friday Morning Music Explosion – Digging Underneath Mix


So we made it through our holiday shortened workweek, and it’s practically the weekend.  Let’s celebrate with a virtual explosion of music … after the JUMP

Here is our playlist which stretches from yesterday afternoon’s ride home until this morning’s drive to work.

“Make Up With Me” by Let’s Active

“Blue Moon” by Big Star

“Someday Sometime” by Scott Miller and Rayna Gellert (FYI – this is the Scott Miller from Knoxville from the band The V-Roys, and not the late Scott Miller of Game Theory and Loud Family) (FYI #2 – This is a great song!)

“Kings and Thrones” by Outer Minds (Chicago-based Baroque Bubblegum Psych)

“Outside the Rain” by Stevie Nicks (from Bella Donna)

“Breakfast” by Humming House

“Empty We Are” by McNary

“Digging Underneath the House” by Skeletons in the Piano (from Please Don’t Die – one of our favorite records of the year by E2TG’s Band of the Year 2012)

“Double Trouble” by Jack and White (LA duo – Brooke White and Jack Matranga)

“You” by Keaton Henson (a 25 year old London based Folk Rock musician, visual artist, and poet – this song is on a ANTI records sampler via Noisetrade)

“My Funny Boy” by Katey Laurel (A Denver-based Folk-Pop singer/songwriter who we have come to like a whole bunch)

“Skilly Bom Billy Flop” + “The Savior” by The Imperial Rooster (two in a row from Cluckaphony which is one of our favorite’s from this year.  The second song is a cover of a song from the second album by Michigan Punk Rock band The Crucifucks)

“Muskegon Harbor” by Taco Land (another from Pancakes and Pizza – a beautiful instrumental – coincidentally, the second song in a row with a Michigan connection)

“Lost My Way (live)” by Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray (I’m hoping to meet Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray in a couple of weeks)

“Eire” by The Shakers (The Shakers were an amazing southern gothic, alt-folk band that was formed by Oscar Rice and Robert Logue from Royal Court of China who were joined by the amazing Rebecca Stout to create a highly unique and original style.  This particular song comes from a great compilation of 1980s era Nashville Rock music – called Return to Elliston Square – 1979 to 1989)

“General Dome” by Buke and Gase

“Birmingham” by McNary (a second track from this Nashville singer/songwriter’s 2013 album, While We Are Waking)

“Zombie Girl” by Shake Jack (the title track to the EP by the Buenos Aires Surf, Rockabilly band)

“Together” by The Box Tops

“The Stars That Left” by Telepathic Teddy Bear

“Trains (Rose, Mary and Time) by Johnny Flynn (a recent “discovery”.  Johnny Flynn has an incredible vintage sound applied to thoroughly modern music.0

“Just Two Old Friends” by EdTang (another track from Goodbye, Zen5, Sushi Dinner…)

Video Playlist
Amazon Web Store
With many of this weeks featured songs and artists

Thursday Morning Music Shuffle – What’s Going On? Mix

You have to wonder… don’t you?

Ah….but it is a beautiful day in Nashville, and we have some music for you…

Jump to it….

We start the morning’s music by luxuriating in the amazing voice of Linda Ronstadt…

“Long, Long Time” by Linda Ronstadt from Silk Purse (1970)

“Wait for Love (Live)” by Josh Ritter from Live at the Iveagh Gardens (2011) (original version of the song is on The Historical Conquests of  (2007)

“Runaway” (Del Shannon Cover) by Shake Jack from their Zombie Girl EP (2013) (Some cool surf rock from Buenos Aires)


“Love Hate and 808s” by Dead Pop Stars Society from Dead Pop Stars Society (2013)





Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle – Waters Part Mix

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It’s nice outside… I’m gonna make this as quick as I can…


PRE_SHUFFLE (Two Word Review)

“Christian’s Head” by The Blind Owl Band (modern traditions)

“Rock On” by Blondie (Rock On!)

“Cleaning Your Mind” by The End Men (Mind Cleaned)

“April” by The Imperial Rooster (Clucking Great)

“Deadly Surf” by Shake Jack (Killer Waves)

“Waters Part” by Let’s Active (Pure Heaven)

SHUFFLE (Four Word Review)

“Nathan’s Blues” by Natural Child (2013 single) – also on Jeffery Drag Records 2013 Summer Sampler


Nashville – Bluesy, Ballsy, Stonesy

“Piece of the Moon” by Katey Laurel from From Here (2011) – on Noisetrade Sampler

Beautiful Music, Heavenly Voice

“Looking for a Reason” by Brad Jones from Oh Well, My Love, Farewell (2012)


Nashville – Rootsy, Folksy, Authentic

“Hypertension” by Useless Eaters from Hypertension (2013) – also on Jeffery Drag Records 2013 Summer Sampler

Nashville: Punky, Raggedy, Garage

“Wandering” by Susan James from Driving Toward the Sun (2013)


California, Easy, Folksy, Wandering


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