Most of Nashville and the surrounding area woke up around 3:00a.m. to tornado sirens, high winds, and all manner of alarms going off. An apparent EF-2 tornado touched down just outside of Nashville, and a man was killed by a falling tree just north of downtown. For most of us it was just the inconvenience of having our beauty sleep interrupted. It was kind of interesting reading the live tweets. In addition to updates from the local news outlets, I read a fair number of tweets from Nashville-area songwriters, musicians and venues.
And now, a shuffle – after the jump:
Of late, our Morning Shuffles have increased from about 4-6 songs per shuffle to around 10. While I love being able to present more music, the posts have been taking way more time than I actually have. So, I’m going to try something new… we shall see..
1. Song: Living In The 80’s Artist: Zero Boys Album: Decade of Disaster – The Toxic Shock Years (Originally released on Vicious Circle (1982))
Old school punk from Indianapolis
First of two remixes in a row. School of Seven Bells is an indie rock band from Brooklyn. Active Child is an electronic music artist named Pat Grossi. The Amazon widget actually includes a different remix of the same song.
Okay let’s get this straight. All to All is a song by Broken Social Scene from their record Forgiveness Rock Record. Spirt If… was a band presented solo record by Kevin Drew of BSS. This remix was done by Kevin Drew and Ohad Benchetrit. The used the name of the solo album for this radical remix. The remix is not on the Spirit If.. record. Got it?
Jazzy R&B from the full-album debut of this talented L.A. musician.
A Band of the Week in 2011. Made up of members of Piebald and Arlo. L.A. indie rockers.
Do-Wop originnally by The Moonglows. A great history lesson on the early career of this music legend.
7. Song: Wet and Rusting Artist: Menomena Album: Barsuk: 2009 Amazon Digital Sampler (orginally on Wet and Rusting EP (2006))
Portland Oregon indie rock band
Flat out one of the best songs ever. Nashville’s own. I saw her at Grimey’s Record Store Day celebration this past spring.
Great song from a great singer/songwriter. A different Garrison Starr song with Heart in the title is on the Amazon widget.
10. Song: Basie Boogie Artist: Count Basie Orchestra Album: Basie Boogie (Prime Cuts) (1995?)
A little Big Band music to get the day going right…
Rock from South Africa
Just a great song from this Vancouver based band which features Neko Case and a bunch of other talented people.
Synth-pop from Europe. Dig it.
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