Thursday, April 28, 2016

Throwback Thursday Morning Shuffle - It Really Gets Me Off Mix



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May 18! #E2TG 5 Year Anniversary Spectacular at The 5 Spot!

Another day at the State Park... or at least half a day.  Long drive home - GPS diverted me around traffic and on an interesting tour of West Nashville.  I listened to 35 songs from the Throwback playlist and feeling adventurous, I am presenting 23 of those songs for you today.  Minimal verbiage today.  I think all but two of the actual songs are found in video form in the playlist. The other two are substituted by the same artist.  Go!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wild Wednesday Morning Shuffle - Staring at the Wall Mix



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Mark your calendars for MAY 18, 2016 - The Ear to the Ground 5th Anniversary Extravaganza 5 Acts, 5 Spot, 5 $.

Greetings from Nashville!  As I reported yesterday, I was out of the city at work conference all day, but I did shuffle and listen to the Wild Wednesday Playlist on the way there and back - actually 32 songs total.  No way did I have time for a 32 song post, so I am posting the first 10 songs of the shuffle (about the length of a normal shuffle).

I had a blast hanging out for a little while at The 5 Spot for $2 Tuesday with Patrick Kinsley filling in for Derek Hoke.  And I got to see Patrick and his band a Fistful of Dollars perform.  It was great to have my decision to invite them to play the 5th Anniversary show confirmed.  You do not want to miss them!

Here is the shuffle:

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Trending Tuesday Morning Shuffle - Heads Explode Mix



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Don't Forget! #E2TG 5th Anniversary Extravaganza May 18 at The 5 Spot in East Nashville!


Writing and posting late today. I've been at a work conference all day, and then stopped by Charlie Bob's to see Jon Byrd and eat some $.50 tacos and drink some $2 Little Harpeth.

Tomorrow could be iffy, as I am back at the conference all day, but I will post if I can.

Let's jump into the Trending Tuesday Shuffle - because Patrick Kinsley is filling in for Derek Hoke tonight at $2 Tuesdays, and he and A Fistful of Dollars are playing a set.  If you can't make it out tonight, you can and should come out and see them on May 18 when they are playing the E2TG 5 Year Anniversary Extravaganza (hey I'm getting good at these subtle self-promotion deals).

Monday, April 25, 2016

Music City Monday Morning Shuffle - Broken Man in Flight Mix




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The E2TG 5th Anniversary Extravaganza coming May 18 @ The 5 Spot (East Nashville)

Welcome to the working week....

ICYMI - In just a few short weeks, we will be celebrating the 5th Anniversary of this blog with an amazing night of music and mayhem at The 5 Spot in East Nashville.  Musical performers will include: Julie Christensen, Sergio Webb, and Chris Tench (of Stone Cupid); BARK (2/3 of Tim Lee 3 from Knoxville), Adrian + Meredith, Patrick Kinsley and a Fistful of Dollars, and special guests all the way from Bethany, Connecticut - The Foresters.  Make you plans now to attend!


It is Monday  when we explore songs and artists that are somehow (at least in my mind) connected to THE Music City (aka Nashville, Tennessee). 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Featured Friday Morning Shuffle - Boiling Over Mix



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Still reeling from yesterdays news of the sudden passing of Prince.  I do not have a specific Prince story to tell.  I wish I did.  Being of a certain age, his music was a significant part of the soundtrack of my coming of age.  He was without a doubt one of the greats.  Certainly in terms of talent, but also in way his music cut across so many barriers. This, I think is a testament to the complexity of the man behind the music and to the power of the music itself.  Even at times, I was feeling the most anti-mainstream in my musical tastes, I could not deny Prince. Even when I did not completely understand what he was doing, I could not deny Prince. Nashville is going to light up the Korean Veterans Bridge and Courthouse in purple tonight.  Nashville is Music City and Prince was one of the most significant musicians of our time. Rest in Peace, Prince.  Let's Go Crazy!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Throwback Thursday Morning Shuffle - Ounce for Ounce Mix



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Well - as I get ready to write today's blog post, the news about the death of Prince at age 57 has just come to me.  This is very sad news, and I am not sure at this point what else to say.  Rest easy, sir, and thank you for the gift of your music.

I'll just move on into my shuffle - 'cause it is what I do.... This is throwback Thursday, and we have a really nifty shuffle - even though it includes one non-throwback song...

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Wild Wednesday Morning Shuffle - Without Any Clues Mix



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Reason to love Nashville Part (some really high number so lets say 420):  Last night, I went out to check out some live music. I saw (I think) eight amazing artists/bands - total admission price $2.

The Basement - New Faces Night is a pretty cool local institution.  Although I do not out to it as often as I would like, when I do, I always discover great new music, and last night was not exception. I went out to see Sammy Brue and Levi Parham.  They were both mind-blowingly good.  Sammy Brue writes some really amazing songs.  That he is fourteen years old is merely a chronological fact - not some much relevant to the quality of his music.   Levi Parham is part of that incredible Oklahoma music community.  In between those two, Joel Eckels from California was really good - he was joined by Zack Smith of Smooth Hound Smith for a few songs.  Nashville newcomer, Kristen Ford, played one-man band style with lots of loops and stuff. Really dug her a lot.

I had to go to The 5 Spot to hang some posters for my upcoming 5 Year Anniversary Show.  Do you know about that?  Here's the event - ICYMI.  Anyway, it was $2 Tuesday which is always a great hang.  I checked the lineup and didn't immediately recognize any of the names (except host Derek Hoke) on the bill, and I kind of thought I might just put up my posters, grab a $2 Yazoo pint and head home.  Yeah, about that...  When I got to The 5 Spot, The John Hancock Band was on stage.  This all-female band absolutely killed it! I'm not sure why I have not heard of them before now, but I am glad that oversight has been cleared up. Derek Hoke was up next with his all-star band (Paul Niehaus, Mark Robertson, and Steve Latanation)- they were brilliant as always, next up was Runner of the Woods who played folk, country, plus some Cajun music that warmed this misplaced Cajun boy's heart.  The final act was Jack Kerowax (I have seen the name before and been intrigued). I am happy to report that the band lives up to the great name. 

Hmm... coincidently, our Wild Wednesday shuffle falls of April 20 this year... read into that what you would like...