Monday Morning Music Shuffle – Shorter Days Mix

Welcome to Monday.  Had a great weekend, and now it’s time to face up to another work week.  Here is a fine, fine collection of music graciously presented by my cell phone’s music player on “Shuffle” mode.  A video representation of the shuffle is presented at end of the post…

“Shorter Days” by Heath McNease from Fort Wayne (Songs Inspired by the Film)


A great song for a cool, crisp fall morning… the days are getting shorter.

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This made me think of Douglas Coupland’s 1991 novel Generation X: Tales of an Accelerated Culture.  It also made me think about how much more accelerated our culture has become.  I dig this song – it made me think about stuff…

“Corner Girl” by Abigail Washburn from City of Refuge

Another great track from this album which I was lucky enough to find a thrift store a couple of weeks back.

“Tidbit” by The Black Jesuses from Black Jesuses

The Black Jesuses are a two piece Rock band from Asbury Park, NJ.  They are cool. Check them out.

“Tout Un Beau Soir en me Promenant” by Maria McKee from Evangeline Made: a tribute to Cajun Music

This is the second of Maria McKee’s two contributions to this Cajun Music tribute album.  The Video features a version of this song recorded by the archivist Alan Lomax. 

“Virgin” by Heyrocco from Deer Head Music Presents: Indie Mixtape Nashville/Mom Jeans EP

Some fun grungy/punky music from the Deer Head Music Nashville Indie mixtape.

“Til’ the Seas Run Dry” by Dom Flemons from Til’ the Seas Run Dry”

Another great song from ex-Carolina Chocolate Drops member Dom Flemons.  This is from a recent NoiseTrade sampler. 

“Mister Stay at Home” by David Olney from When the Deal Goes Down

I could listen to David Olney all day long.  Another awesome track from his latest album, When the Deal Goes Down.

“Rock it Up” by Blackfoot Gypsies from Dandee Cheeseball

We close out with one of the funnest (sic) and best Nashville bands around today.  I crossed out Nashville not because they aren’t from here, but because I didn’t want to put any qualification on the statement that they are an extremely fun and excellent band.  A ripping track from their 2011 album Dandee Cheeseball.


Thursday Morning Music Shuffle – Retractable Redaction Mix

CORRECTION:  In a previous post, we stated that Justin Bieber and The Jonas Brothers founded The Quarrymen, the band that later became The Beatles.  This was not correct.  As many of you wrote in to tell us, Justin Bieber joined after the name change and was never a member of The Quarrymen. (source: wikipedia). Ear to the Ground regrets this error.

Got a full plate today, so let’s get to the Shuffle:

First up, lets get our 90s Power Pop groove on with Velvet Crush a Rhode Island band.  Today’s song is Weird Summer which comes from their 1994 Matthew Sweet produced, Teenage Symphonies to God album.

(A Velvet Crush cover of Suffragette City)
The next track is from an upcoming mixtape called, The Wild, The Innocent and the TV Shuffle. It’s a song called, I Wonder Who She’s Kissing Now from the San Diego based duo, TV Girl.

(a previous release from TV Girl)

Next is a live version of classic UK punk song, Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve) by The Buzzcocks from their second album, Love Bites. People from my generation may recognize the song which was covered by Fine Young Cannibals.

The Black Jesuses are a side project of members of the band The Parlor Mob.  Roll Call Blues is today’s track from that project.(h/t and link to Popa’s Tunes)

Finally, we have a track from a compilation called, Generations I: a Punk Look at Human Rights.  It’s called The Alien Song, and it features The Red Aunts along with punk goddess, Exene Cervenka (as Exene Cervenkova).

(a Red Aunts video-Not The Alien Song)