Friday Morning Music Shuffle – Superstar Mix

We’ve reached the end of the week.  To get us into the weekend, I have a long list of additions to the E2TG Hall of Fall, and a pretty sweet little music shuffle.

E2TG Hall of Fame:
13. The Foresters (Bethany, CT) (ed. note: Some may say they are too young for a Hall of Fame, but it’s my Hall of Fame, and by their inspiring dedication to their craft, they have already earned their place – even as I acknowledge their best work is ahead of them – I think that is true for most if not all of our inductees)
14. Those Mockingbirds (Montclair, NJ)
15. You and Me (Montreal, QC)
16. MAKAR (New York, NY)
17. The Gypsy West (Brooklyn, NY)
18. Tipi Valley (Swansea, UK)
19. Jo Wymer (Freehold, NJ)
20. Sci-Fi Romance

The inductees will continue. There are still some major favorites of mine who have not been added  yet.  Rest assured this will be rectified sooner than later.  I want to make more progress on the Hall of Fame Page before I add too many more. 

Here’s the Shuffle-

“Superstar” by Sonic Youth (from If I Were a Carpenter.  Sonic Youth covering Richard and Karen Carpenter’s 70s era hit song.)

“Waitin'” by Caitlin Rose (from Goodbye Summer: 2013 ATO Fall Sampler.  From her latest album The Stand-In.)

“Against the Sky” by Theory of Machines (from EP1.  Another track by this awesomely dark and cinematic band from London – mostly instrumental with some spoken words.)

“Work” by The End Men (a-side to the Work single.  The latest music from our first Hall of Fame inductees. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the incredible video for “Work” which is included in our daily video playlist below.)

“Heat Wave” by The All-About (from Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen: Section 4.  From Fairfield, CT.  “Dance music written and recorded by people who can’t dance for people who can’t dance.” It’s no wonder I dig this.)

“Winter Pockets” by Wild Child (from Pillow Talk. A perfect song for this frosty morning. Austin based Indie Folk.)



Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – Honky Tonk Angel Mix

It’s been week of loss in the extended music community.  Last week, original Jason and The Scorchers’ drummer, Perry Baggs died at the age of 50.

And the yesterday, we lost Jon Lord of Deep Purple, Bob Babbitt of The Funk Brothers and the legendary Queen of Country Music Kitty Wells.  Imagine the jam session going on in heaven right now…



Moving forward, we added a bunch of music to our playlist yesterday, and we shuffled up some of the latest adds for you (a rousing selection of old and new music).

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit were one of the highlights of 2011’s Record Store Day shows at Grimey’s Used and Pre-loved Music.  At that time, Here We Rest was a brand, spanking new record and was already getting the wide-spread attention it deserved.  Today, we have a track off that album called We’ve Met.

Next, we have a song off the debut album from Bluegrass legends, The Dillards.  The Dillards played The Darlings on the Andy Griffith Show. Reuben’s Train is an arrangement of a traditional song. 

Next up, we have the 1958 hit single from Rock ‘n’ Roll pioneer, the late Conway Twitty. It’s Only Make Believe which was on his first album, Conway Twitty Sings.

And finally, shifting gears pretty dramatically, we have a new song from Thurston Moore’s new band, Chelsea Light Moving.  The already released one song, Burroughs as a free download, and now we have a second… Groovy and Linda is out now.
Go here for the downloads and updates:

The Best of Kitty Wells [King] - CD The Best of Kitty Wells [King] – CD


Sonic Youth-Sonic Youth-1991: Year Punk Broke Dvd Sonic Youth-Sonic Youth-1991: Year Punk Broke Dvd

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This Is the Time - The Dillards Songbook Collection This Is the Time – The Dillards Songbook Collection

By The Dillards. Banjo. Softcover. 44 pages. Published by Centerstream Publications

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

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Thursday (Covers) Morning Music Shuffle – Maybe Superman Mix

Once again, we reach Thursday and to denote the day named for the god Thor, we bring on the cover versions of songs….

The Coverers

Marshall Crenshaw once played John Lennon in an Off-Broadway version of Beatlemania. He has been making consistently brilliant records for around 30 years. In a just world, Marshall Crenshaw would be the biggest thing on the planet.

Wavves is from San Diego, California.  They play surf infused noise punk music, and in January they are going to be part of the Weezer Cruise, which sounds like a totally cool thing to me. I think they should do a remake of the Love Boat and set it on the Weezer Cruise.

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes are a cover band so it’s appropriate that they are on this list.  The band includes members of Foo Fighters, NOFX and Lagwagon.

Is a South Dakota-born singer-songwriter.  She sang backup vocals on Suzanne Vega’s hit song Luka. She has released 7 full length studio albums including an album of cover songs.
The Coverees

Peter Case was a founding member of the new wave band The Nerves. After that band broke up, he founded the Plimsouls who recorded one of my all time favorite songs, A Million Miles Away – among a number for great songs. In 1986, Peter Case released his self-titled album Peter Case. I can remember hearing Walk in the Woods on college radio, and picking up the cassette on a trip to Nashville, and the album being a perfect soundtrack to a drive down a state highway in the dusky dark. I eventually owned that album on CD and Vinyl as well.  Peter Case is the real deal – don’t miss it if you ever get a chance to see him live.

Sonic Youth make a crazy noises. You either love them or hate them, but for better or worse they have influenced a generation of alternative bands. The band formed 30 years ago in New York City. I’ll be honest, I’m not a huge Sonic Youth fan, but I recognize their importance enough to have some of their music in my collection.  Besides, sometimes, you just want to listen to wacky tunings and feedback and distortion.

Kenny Rogers has been making music for over 50 years. He was once a member of the New Christy Minstrals. He later formed the The First Edition.  During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Kenny Rogers was a fixture on country and pop radio. Jason Isbell sometimes sports a vintage Kenny Rogers tour jacket on stage.

The Police formed in 1977 and by the early 80s were the biggest band in the world. At Live Aid, the Police,  symbolically passed the torch on to U2. The broke-up a year later and their bassist and lead singer Sting went on to record an album of lute music.

The Covers

Wavves Cover Sonic Youth