Monday Morning Music Shuffle – Egg Cream Mix

Some days, I like to provide a detailed and creative commentary of the connections which exist between seeming unconnected songs.  Some times, though, I just like to let these songs sit together awkwardly at the table while I sit back with a conspiratorial smile on my face (even then I have no co-conspirator).   Today seems like a good time for the latter….  enjoy the awkwardness, but remember that the connections exist even if we cannot see them….

“Pity Party” by David Dondero from Spider West Myhskin And A City Bus Reissue plus 2

I like to champion geniuses who should be more famous that they are, and I’m not afraid to county myself as previously among the ignorant masses to do so.  Darrin Bradbury told me to check out David Dondero (I don’t know why I missed out on him until now), and I did and I will and I will and I will….

“Surrounded” by Dan Coyle from Perfect World, Perfect Beat

Ear to the Ground featured some music from Dan Coyle back in 2013.  He is about to release his latest album (Perfect World, Perfect Beat drops October 21), and we have been able to hear the album ahead of it’s release.  Expect more to come. Good stuff!

“Девушка из Колхиды” by Orera from 1970

More great folk music from Georgia.

“The Lodgers” by The Style Council from The Singular Adventures of the Style Council/Internationalists

or “She Was Only a Shopkeepers Daughter” from the second album by Paul Wellers follow-up band to The Jam.

 

“Under Control” by The Dirty Guv’nahs from Hearts on Fire

Knoxville based The Dirty Guv’nahs with another track off of the band’s more recent studio album.

“Egg Cream” by Lou Reed from Set the Twilight Reeling

Lou Reed sings about Egg Cream. From his 1996 studio follow-up to 1992’s Magic and Loss.

“Twangsville” by Duane Eddy from Twangsville

It don’t mean a thang if it ain’t got that twang….

“Chemistry” by Hayden Coleman from Chemistry (Maxi Single)

My man H.C. has been in his mad-scientist lair mixing up some dope beats and mad rhymes. (And the previous sentence sums up why I don’t play more hip-hop).  It’s not the hip-hop that is the problem – it’s me.  Regardless, this song – the first single from an exciting new project has a hook to die for… don’t die – just bounce!

“What You Do to Me” by Milktooth from Deer Heard Music Presents: Indie Mixtape Nashville/Wild Before Our Eyes

Another from Nashville – more of the indie rock compilation put out by Deer Head Music.

“When a Car Becomes a House” by Darrin Bradbury from unreleased demos

Another of the cool new songs I’ve been able to preview from Darrin Bradbury.  He is doing a showcase at the Basement on Wednesday, and then a show at the Five Spot in November.  Meanwhile, catch him around Nashville and you’re likely to see me nearby as well.

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We close things out with a rather joyful song about doom. It’s one of my favorite songs from the Little Creatures album, and one I never grow tired for hearing.

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Day four ended with a pair of videos of two of the absolute gems of my town.  Gretchen Peters and Dave Olney

Day five ended with music from two of the amazing musical couples I’ve had the good fortune to meet as a result of writing this blog.

The End Men ROCKED!!!!!! a brewery and provided more evidence (as if it was needed) as to why I named them Band of the Year for 2013. I’m a sucker for the saxophone – so yeah!

Day five ended with Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray offering up five songs from their recent wedding.  They will be swinging through Nashville in a week and half or so on their triumphant honeymoon tour.  I’ll be there.  Will you?


One of the highlights from Day 5 was a Talking Heads cover performed in a lovely backyard living room by Atlanta’s Sans Abri.


Finally in non-CXCW news – Last week, I had the good fortune of meeting Marla Mase and Tomas Doncker. I already wrote about that.  Marla and Tomas returned to New York and on Tuesday, they joined the rest of the True Groove All-Stars for a celebration at The Cutting Room.  True Groove Global Soul is the artist run record label founded and run my Tomas Doncker.  When I met them, I took home a stack of True Groove CDs and I am really impressed at what they are up to.  The All-Stars included the newest True Groove signee, legendary No Wave saxophonist James Chance.  Here’s a review of the show.




Friday Morning Music Shuffle – Taking It Up a Notch Mix

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Oh, hear this Robert Zimmerman
I wrote a song for you
About a strange young man called Dylan
With a voice like sand and glue
Some words of truthful vengeance
They could pin us to the floor
Brought a few more people on
And put the fear in a whole lot more”

David Bowie

 Happy 72nd Birthday Robert Zimmerman and also to that strange young man named Dylan…

Well, well, well…  I thought we had covered a lot of musical ground yesterday, but we may have just topped ourselves.  You be the judge.

Pre-shuffle:

We start things out with a performance of a Ukrainian folk song.

1.  “Ой Полечко, Поле (Oj Polechko, Pole” by Katarina Ljahovic, Mike Romaniak, Patrick Power and Stephen Kreuger (by the way, Patrick Power is better known to E2TG readers as 1/2 of Valued Customer, and he may well be a musical genius in my book)

2. “Old Friend” by Sea Wolf (another cool track from the L.A. based Indie Rock band who take their name from a Jack London novel)

3.  “This is a Notice” by Mic Harrison and the High Score (This is Knoxville Rock! Mic Harrison was a member of the V-Roys and Superdrag before teaming up with The High Score.  This song is pretty damn awesome raver.)

4.  “Psycho Killer” (B-Side featuring Arthur Russell) by Talking Heads (a recently released alternate take of the Talking Heads classic featuring a well utilized Cello)

5. “Only Sixteen” by Craig Douglas (1959 cover of a Sam Cooke song by a UK Pop singer)

6. “Boys Keep Me Up at Night” by Jeanette Lynne (another gem from the You’ve Got Me album)


SHUFFLE NEXT:

  •  “SUPERHORRORCASTLELAND” by Ghost and Goblin from SUPERHORRORCASTLELAND (2013) 

 The title track from this awesome New York band’s still new album.  Don’t be scared – check it out!

  • “Signal 30” by Public Service Broadcasting from Signal 30 EP (2013)

You know what we haven’t had yet in our Shuffle?  This. Public Service Broadcasting are from London and they take found sounds and make new music to surround them. 

  • “Think of You” by Bleached from Carter EP (2011)

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Some cool L.A. Rock.

  • “Night Jogger” by Those Darlins from Night Jogger/Funstix Party Single (2011)

More awesomeness from Those Darlins – we grabbed this from a Noisetrade release, but it dates back to a Split 7″ with FUNSTIX – a Those Darlins side project.

  • “Kasper” by Sea Wolf from Old World Romance (2012)

 

We close things out with the only repeat performers in today’s mix.  Sea Wolf are back with the amazing Kasper.

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Sandy Hook: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

The Children of Newtown are joined by Ingrid Michaelson for this version of  Somewhere Over the Rainbow.  The track was produced by Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club).  Music heals people.  Go buy! (You can also get it on Itunes if that is how you roll).

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Friday Morning Smart Playlist – 400th Post Mix

So… yeah, this is the 400th post since we switched over to Blogger.  

Big thanks to Shelly Colvin for the invite to her CD release shindig.  If you haven’t already, go check out her brand spanking new album Up the Hickory Down the Pine.



And it’s Friday and I’m unexpectedly off work today, so I did one of those random smart playlists on I-tunes selecting from my entire collection and here are the songs that came out.

Thank You for Sending Me An Angel  is the opening track from Talking Heads second album and the first of three produced by Brian Eno,  More Songs about Buildings and Food.  Released in 1978, the album also included the band’s of the Al Green/Mabon “Teenie” Hodges song, Take Me to the River.

 

The one and only Charlie “Yardbird” Parker is up next with Moose the Mooch/Lullaby of Birdland.
Moose the Mooch is was written by Parker, while Lullaby of Birdland was written about Parker and the legendary jazz club which which was named for him by George Shearing.




The Fresh and Onlys are a San Francisco indie band that formed in 2008.  Their latest album is entitled Long Slow Dance which was released on the Mexican Summer label at the end of this past summer.  Do What You Came to Do is the final track on that album.


Here is the first single off the album

Nashville singer-songwriter Matthew Perryman Jones is part of the Ten out of Ten collective.  Home appears on the 4th Volume of songs released under the Ten out of Tenn name.




Here is his song Save You as heard in Kyle XY among many other television series

We close out today’s shuffle with the Stereo Groove bootleg of the Oasis hit song, Wonderwall.

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Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – Lingerer Mix


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We go stumbling forward into our week. Unsure of our direction and our destination, but ever mindful of the composition of the surface of the road we walk upon.  

MP3 player is now fully reloaded, and we are ready to shuffle  through some of the songs most recently added.

We start out with a cover of an iconic song from the 1980s.  August Featured Artist, The Holograms – featuring our friend Galen Wade – are back with a post-modern version of  the Talking Heads classic, Burning Down the House .

Next up, we have a song by the band Superdrag, the Knoxville, Tennessee based Alternative band.  Superdrag front man John Davis was recently a guest at the Big Star tribute show during the Americana music festival.  This one goes back to 1995 and the band’s first full length album The Fabulous 8-Track Sound of Superdrag. The song is called Sugar.

Next up we have a song from the most recent album by first wave punk pioneers, The Mekons, who are celebrating their 35th year as a band this year.  The band’s 2011 album is called Ancient and Modern and the song today, Geeshie, has a old-timey feel to it.

Finally, we have Canadian Corb Lund from his recent album Cabin Fever with a song co-written by Jason Boland of the Stragglers and Texas singer-songwriter Hayes Carll, and performed by Lund and Carll. Bible on the Dash off the album Cabin Fever, is a great example of the Country side of Americana music. 

 

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