Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – Mixed Up, Muddled Up, Shook Up Mix

It’s been dreary few days in Nashville, and my mood has matched the weather.  Music always helps…  Here is today’s dose…

“Lola” (live) by The Kinks from Come Dancing With the Kinks (The Best of the Kinks 1977-1986)/

I liked this song before I knew what it was about.  I liked this song after I knew what it was about. 

“Pilgrimage to Aunt Virginia’s” by Minton Sparks from Middlin’ Sisters

Minton Sparks has such a compelling voice (both in the writing sense and in the speaking sense). The setting and descriptions and characters paint a very clear picture of the story being told.

“Why Feel?” by Heath McNease from Fort Wayne (Songs Inspired by the Film)

Music inspired by Heath McNease’s crowd-funded new film Fort Wayne.

“Far From Over” by The Slang from The Slang EP

A song from the self-titled debut EP by The Slang from Columbus, Ohio. My first listen.  It’s strong alternative rock, and I definitely want to hear more.

“This Hell is Where We Belong” (live) by Humming House from Humming House Party!

Another track from the live album recently released by Nashville-based Humming House.  This high-energy Americana band from Nashville now features the powerhouse vocals of Ms. Leslie Rodriguez.

“Halomaya” by Shabbadoo from Pajama

A trippy, instrumental groove straight out of Memphis.

“Light erases the thought” by Fred Frith from $100 Guitar Project

Another excellent track from the $100 Guitar Project.  This one features legendary guitarist Fred Frith (Henry Cow etc.).  With the previous track in today’s shuffle – we have over nine minutes of glorious instrumental music to start of the day.  Nice.  The related  video we found is some good fun, too.  Fred Frith along with John French (Captain Beefheart), Henry Kaiser, and Richard Thompson doing a unique version of the Beach Boys’  Surfin’ U.S.A.

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Warren Pash co-wrote “Private Eyes” – the Hall and Oates hit song.  He is also an amazing singer/songwriter now based in Nashville. This song comes from his 2007 album Plastic Rulers.  The video is from a show at East Nashville hotspot The Family Wash and features Warren Pash playing with Rolling Stones collaborators Nanette Workman and Bobby Keys.


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Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – Hide Like a Child Mix

Old favorites, classic artists, and some first time appearances make this an excellent Tuesday shuffle –


“Living the Dream” by Warren Pash from Plastic Rulers

Warren Pash lives in East Nashville, he co-wrote the Hall and Oates song Private Eyes, and he makes some pretty cool music himself.  Tip o’ the hat to Too Much Country who contributed this song to this months Feel Bad for You mixtape.  Plastic Rulers was released in 2008.

“King of Kings” by Tomas Doncker from Power of the Trinity

Another great track off of the amazing Power of the Trinity album from New York City’s Tomas Doncker and his band.  As you may recall, we’ve been spinning this album as well as his latest Howlin’ Wolf project in heavy rotation.

“The Longest Bridge in the World” by Dean Wareham from Emancipated Hearts

Dean Wareham was in Galaxie 500.  This song came to me from my friend’s annual mix CDs.  Coincidentally, I drove over a bridge while listening to this song. Full disclosure, however, the Woodland Street Bridge is by no stretch of any imagination, the longest bridge in the world… it is a bridge though… so there’s that.  Cool song.

“No Questions Asked” by Mr. Kind from Wide Awake (Open Hands) single

Some brand new music from E2TG favorites and Creed aficionados, Mr. Kind featuring Brian Bergeron who was one of our earliest “Bands of the Week” – back when we had Bands of the Week.

“Awful Sound (On Eurydice)” by Arcade Fire from Reflektor

Some upstarts from Canada off their little heard 2013 album.  Another from my friend’s mix CDs.

“Shoot Out the Lights” by Richard Thompson from Acoustic Classics

Ah yes!  The original version recorded by Thompson and his then wife Linda is one of my favorite songs off of one of my favorite albums.  RT just released a new album featuring acoustic versions of many of his classic songs.   This was the first release – issued a free download a week or so ago.

“The Murder Industry” by Don Ryan from Live in Studio

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