Monday Morning Music Shuffle – Artistic Freedom Mix

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Monday after a productive weekend of writing…  look for some of that productivity to be posted soon and some later than soon…

“Changing of the Guard” by Jesse Terry

After posting a song from Jesse Terry for a Noisetrade sampler, I figured out we have several mutual friends on Facebook, and I got hold of a new album – also available on Noisetrade called The Calm and The Storm.  This song is from that album. 

“Millionaire’s Dream” by John Wesley Harding

I will go with calling this a deep cut from Why We Fight? In this sense, the term means that as much I love this album and can immediately identify almost all of the songs on the album when they begin to play, I had to give this one a thorough listen.  I like it, and I’m not really sure why it didn’t stick in my brain the way others songs from the album did.

“I Wanna Lose Control” by Deathray

This song is from the soundtrack of the animated movie, Open Season.  That soundtrack featured several songs by Replacements’ front man Paul Westerberg.  For some reason, my music player identified this song as being by Paul Westerberg.  Interestingly enough, if this had been a Paul Westerberg song, I would have viewed it as a disturbing point in his career, but realizing it was not Westerberg but a California New Wave/Pop band that existed from 1998-2007 made all the difference, and I kind of dig the song in a light and airy kind of way.

“All Mod Cons” by The Jam

The title track from one of my favorite albums of all time by one of my favorite bands of all time.  Man those Brits had something going on in the latter part of the 1970s.

“Truth or Consequence” by Susan James

Susan James’ new album Sea Glass is due out in just over a week.  On the record, James has shed much of the Americana vide of her last album, Driving Toward the Sun (2013) which was excellent in it’s own right.  Here, the California singer-songwriter embraces her roots and makes a classic California Pop record for the current day. 

“Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!” by Kishi Bashi

This was part of the World Café 100 song download I recently posted about.  Kishi Bashi is the recording project of  Kaoru Ishibashi (Jupiter One, Of Montreal, Regina Spektor).  This song is from the 2014 album Lighght and was performed on The Late Show with David Letterman.

“Someday” by Steve Earle

 A great song from Steve Earle’s classic Guitar Town album.  Ear to the Ground favorite Lindsay Ellyn performed a cover of this song at her recent EP Release show.

“Stacy Main” by Black Vincent

Black Vincent is a new project from Coley Kennedy (Welcome to Ashley, The Buddies).  The album was recorded in Nashville by producers Adam Landry and Justin Collins.  I dig this song quite a bit, and I look forward to digging into the rest of the album. 

“You’re Not Alone” by Tiffany Huggins Grant

Another song from Jonquil Child, the forthcoming (July 7) album by Nashville singer-songwriter Tiffany Huggins Grant.  The album was produced by and features Ear to the Ground favorite Mark Robinson among other Nashville heavyweights. For me the stand out feature of this album are the stunning vocals by Tiffany Huggins Grant. 

“She Knows What To Do” by Stacy Mitchhart

We shall close out of first shuffle of the week with another Nashville stand out.  We have been featuring songs from Stacy Mitchhart’s Live My Life album, and we just have one track left after this one.  This is real live, uncompromising Blues music.  Mitchhart can be found just about any night down in Printer’s Alley in downtown Nashville laying it down at Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar.

VIDEO PLAYLIST

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Friday Morning Music Shuffle – Experience Mix

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Today’s shuffle is all about experiences (or at least I’ve tried to make it so): good, bad, past, and future… Are you experienced?  ‘Cause I am…

“Musical Mechanical Electrical Man” by Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials from Alligator Records: 21st Century Blues and Roots/Jump Start

Experience required…

 

“The  Highway” by Holly Williams from The Highway

Experience of the road…

 

“Mr. Nobody” by Deena from Rock River

A new experience… *  Fresh from my inbox to you.  Deena from legendary The Cucumbers.  (See the video of her singing with Richard Barone).

 

“Say It” by The Westies from West Side Stories

The experience of recording in Nashville…

 

“Sunshine” by LIAM from Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen: Section 5/MVRP

More Mama Coco’s experience…

 

“…And We Laughed” by Peck from Peck Sounds

Experiencing Disappointment(s) former – Chris Peck…

 

“Spilled Years” by Darrin Bradbury from True Love

Experience of youth…

 

“Swordfish” by Darrin Bradbury from True Love

Experiencing more of Darrin Bradbury’s genius.

 

“In the Crowd” by The Jam from All Mod Cons

Experience one of the best albums of all time…

 

“Are You Experienced?” (Jimi Hendrix Cover) by Marshall Crenshaw from Driving and Dreaming

Are you experienced?  Have you even been experienced?  Experience this unlikely but awesome cover.

 

“Good Clean Fun” by The Foresters from Living Hold

Relive the good clean fun experience of being young and full of life.

 

“Mostly Miss and a Hit Kinda Town” by Darrin Bradbury from True Love

Experiences of “that” kinda town…

 

“Destruction Story” by Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray from Lean into the Wind

Destructive experiences…

 

“Smithwood Close” by Tipi Valley from Blue Moon (EP)

Experience great music from the latest album by an #E2TG favorite…

 

“The Second Renaissance (Part IV and V)” by The Danbury Lie from Fourth Time’s a Charm

Experience the latest music from The Danbury Lie… think of it like Star Wars (starting with Part IV.)

Video Playlist:

Plus a couple of videos not on You Tube:

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cxcw2014 (I’m in Love) from Tipi Valley on Vimeo.

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Monday Morning Music Shuffle – E2TG v2.1 Mix

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Guess what….  we have a Shuffle!  It’s good to be back and I won’t waste any precious time with further commentary on that.  We have a swell list of songs today – so let’s get to it.

Pre-Shuffle:

“Vivid”/Rewpart/ ½

“Surrender to the Storm”/Joseph Arthur/Redemption City

“Grey (Under the Sky)”/The Jean Jackets/Field Theory Blues**

“Blood is Not Enough”/Tomas Doncker/Power of the Trinity

“Straight to Hell”/The Clash/5 Studio Album Set (Combat Rock)

“Sing to Me”/The Delta Saints/Death Letter Jubilee

“T.H.M.F.O.T.F.O.T.E.”/Sam Davison/Always Around**

“Don’t Swallow the Cap”/The National/Trouble Will Find Me*

“K’Rar”/ Tomas Doncker/Power of the Trinity

“Do No Harm”/Charles Howl/Charles Howl

“Oh Henry”/The Civil Wars/Bare Bones EP

* – from a annual mix CD by the illustrious DJ Ronnie B.
** – from Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen (more on them below)

Good to see a couple of Mama Coco’s bands in the Pre-Shuffle.  That amazing collection/label/force of nature is in the process of moving into a new space, and they have a great need for funding.  To that end, they have started an Indiegogo campaign.  If you love independent music and have the ability, this is a great group to support.  HERE is the info:

https://www.indiegogo.com/project/help-mama-coco-s-funky-kitchen-build-a-new-studio/embedded

Now on to the shuffle:

“I’m Your Brave Little Soldier” by Eels from Wonderful, Glorious (2013)*

 
“Fade to Black” by The Foresters from Living Hold (2014)



“Drown in Blue” by Marla Mase from Half-Life (2014)


“Dubb Away” by Umbrella Bed from Refill EP (2013)

“you and me” by The Lies from whatever (2014)
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“All Mod Cons” by The Jam from All Mod Cons (1978)

* – from a annual mix CD by the illustrious DJ Ronnie B.

Here is a video approximation of today’s Shuffle:

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Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle – Pure and Noble Breed Mix

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We press on…

In the shuffle today:

 
“Some Day” by Rewpart
 
“Mother of Exiles” by Joseph Arthur
 
“The Devil’s Creek” by The Delta Saints
 
“David Watts” (Kinks Cover) by The Jam
 
“Kayla of Colorado” (2008) by Darrin Bradbury
 
“The Great Airplane Strike” by Paul Revere and The Raiders
 
“Redemption City” by Joseph Arthur
 
“When You Get That Way” by Taylor Brown
 
“Nobody” by Killing Kuddles
 
“Girl/Room” by The Jean Jackets
 
“II. A Common Theme (The Dream; Life’s Odyssey)” by Left of Logic
 
“Hymn for the Road” (2012) by Darrin Bradbury
 
“Go Away” by Solardrive
 
“Diddler” by Sam Davison
NOTES
 
 
Since I began writing Ear to the Ground, I have come to music or music has come to me from a variety of sources: Twittter, Facebook, Google +, Music Promoters, direct contacts from artists, Noisetrade, ReverbNation, Bandcamp, Brite Revolution, and recommendations by friends and family.  Today, I feature my first “discovery” via the About.me website. Nineteen year old British solo dream-pop artist Rewpart (aka Rupert Roberts).  His latest EP is called “1/2”
 
 
More music from recent frequent flyers: Joseph Arthur, The Delta Saints, Darrin Bradbury, and Left of Logic.  Nashville people: The Delta Saints have an upcoming show with our friends Humming House.  Also, I dare you to listen to Darrin Bradbury’s song “Kayla of Colorado” and not sing along.
 
More #MCFK goodness from The Jean Jackets and Sam Davison.
 
The Jam made “David Watts” their own so well that some times I forget that it is a Kinks’ cover.
 
Paul Revere and the Raiders – downloaded on a whim. Silly costumes. Great song.
 
 
A new song from Killing Kuddles!  I repeat, a new song from Killing Kuddles!  It’s every bit as awesome as one would expect!
 
 
I have mentioned in passing that Solardrive is the newish project by one Balthazar Getty.  In case you didn’t know that or why Mr. Getty is so awesome, I present a rare #E2TG list
 
1. He is descended from those Gettys.
2. He starred in the 1990 film version of Sir William Goldings’ classic novel, The Lord of the Flies
3. He starred in TV’s Brothers and Sisters with the totally awesome Sally Field. I like her, I really like her.
4.  He followed me back on Twitter
5.  and most important, Solardrive is some truly amazing music.
 
 
SHOP




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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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Monday Morning Music Shuffle – Waiting For My Man Mix

Time, Time, Time, see what’s become of me…

Last week, I managed to move the overall current stuff playlist to down below 400. I’m planning to add more tunes tonight, so let’s make another dent today.

EXTRA HELPINGS:

“You’re Cordially Invited to My Backyard Passout Fest” by Darrin Bradbury     “After the Fight” by Jars of Clay    “Are You Listening” by Kopecky Family Band (from their excellent 2013album, Kids Raising Kids)    “She Still Loves Me” by SOJA (featuring Collie Buddz)      “Victory” by Junior Murvin  (who sadly past away last week. He co-wrote the song “Police and Theives” which was covered by The Clash on their self-titled album)    “Gypsy Django” by Humming House    “Bars” by The Westies    “‘A’ Bomb in Waldour Street” by the Jam    “I Like Beer” by Tom T. Hall  

TRANSITIONALLY SPEAKING (the track to move us from the Extra to the main shuffle):

“Headed To The Promised Land” by James Crawford (from James Crawford.  A definite stand-out track from one of my favorite albums of the year.)

SHUFFLE PROPER:

“I’m Waiting for My Man” (live) by Lou Reed (from 1974-05-14 Stockholm. “First thing you learn is you always gotta wait.”)

“Age of Immature Mistakes” by Jars of Clay (from Noisetrade Eastside Manor Session. originally released on Inland. Haven’t we all been that age? Wait when does that age end?)

“Tower Park” by Humming House (from Humming House. “Western swing and reception drinks
A two-step smile and a foxtrot wink  As the bandstand plays, the wedding march.” A gem from the self-titled debut by this fast-rising Nashville band.)

“Swamp Song” by Nava Hotel (from Never Loved You. Oh yeah! Some nasty delta blues riffs delivered by this hard rocking band from Nashville.)

BLOGGERS NOTE:  Just noticed… from this Nashville-based music blogger who rarely blogged about bands from Nashville (or semi-rarely at most)… 10 of today’s 14 songs are by Nashville based artists or at least that have a strong connection to Nashville. Just saying…

 
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Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle – Chim Chim Mix

Have to make it quick today.  Nineteen songs in the Mix.  12 in the Bonus Mix and 7 in the daily shuffle.

First,  Nashville band Humming House, who are featured twice in the Bonus Mix today, have just released a video for the first single from their forthcoming album. “Fly On (Forever is Better With You)” is a great song, and the video features the parent’s of the band’s newest member – Leslie Rodriquez. By the way, her parents happen to be a couple of the coolest people I know. Watch the video, and I think you’ll get a glimpse of why I say that.

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BONUS MIX:

“Cold Chicago” (live version) by Humming House   “Horror Story Town (Acoustic Demo)” by Black Doctor Jr.  “Tennessee” by The Coal Men    “Don’t Look Now” (CCR Cover) by The Minutemen    “Motel Room in My Bed” by X   “Antiphon” by Midlake     “Mr. Clean” by The Jam    “Dorchester” by Darrin Bradbury   “Oh Canada…. Meet Me in Detroit” by Dax Penick    “The World According to Nouns” by The Minutemen     “Ain’t No Grave” by Black Jake and the Carnies    “The Line” by ??? (this track didn’t tag properly and I couldn’t track down where I got it or who the artist is…. cool song though)     “Chim Chim”  (from Mary Poppins) by Humming House  

TODAY’S SHUFFLE:

“Your Life In a Blur” by The Bright Light Motion (from For All the Right Reasons.  An earlier band by friend of #E2TG Joey Mansman (Cosmonauts, The Quick and the Dead) – all proceeds (aka Tips) benefit the Blood/Water Mission)

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“Lost at Sea” by Andrew Ferris (from Yellow Lorry.)

“D.’s Car Jam/Anxious Mo-Fo” by The Minutemen (from Double Nickels on the Dime. Yeah! Three from this amazing album in today’s mix!)

“The Light Things We Do” by Andrew Ferris (from Yellow Lorry.  Second track in today’s Shuffle from this excellent Indie/Folk/Pop full-length debut.)

“Runaway Train” by Mark Robinson (from Quit Your Job – Play Guitar.  A track from Mark’s debut effort.  His latest – Have Axe – Will Groove – is a Semi-Finalist for the International Blues Challenge “Best Self-Produced CD” Award. The album was nominated by the Nashville Blues Society)

“Dead Man (Carry Me)” by Jars of Clay (from Good Monsters.  The version in the mix today was from a Noisetrade/East Side Manor Session)

“Days of Heaven” by Phosphorescent (from Live on KEXP @ Pickathon.  A cover of a Randy Newman song)

 
 
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