Friday, January 20, 2017

Featured Friday Morning Shuffle - Blow the Man Down Mix

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There is a reason why E2TG is by and large a positive place. First of all, every day we are reminded that there is way too much negative energy in the world. I certainly have my share sometimes.  The fact is for a good part of my life, music has provided solace in dark times and it continues to do so. This is one of my contributions to the world and I want it to be a positive one.  Here are some songs from (more or less) recently released album that I am featuring on a Friday.  Peace!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Theme Thursday Morning Shuffle - No Surrender Mix

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Well here we are at Thursday again, and the second ever edition of "Theme Thursday". In case you missed last week's post, here is the low-down:  Each month, I am going to create a playlist with songs that somewhat loosely or tightly fit a specific (but again loosely defined theme). I am not going to reveal the theme - I will leave it to you, my dear reader, to extrapolate the theme. By the way, in some cases the theme of the song is what makes it fit the topic - sometimes it is the title (perhaps interpreted differently than the song suggests - for example if the theme were "Condiments", I might pick a song called "In a Pickle" even though the song is not about a Kosher Dill.) (The theme this month is not "Condiments" just to clear). Also, the inclusion of any song/artist does not intend to suggest that they hold any viewpoint which may be suggested by the theme.

Now that I have over-explained, in typical E2TG fashion, let's get to the music shuffle!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wild Wednesday Morning Shuffle - Tonic and Gin Mix

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Running late due to some non-technical difficulties.... what can I say, Wild Wednesday is not just a shuffle thing...

Trivia: I previously had a Gin and Tonic Mix shuffle for a completely different reference...

Let's jump right in with a pretty darn wild Wednesday shuffle

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Trending Tuesday Morning Shuffle - The Good Life Mix

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Okay - we are back after an extended weekend to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., and to think about the fights which are still going on and progress made and miles yet to go...

Since we last were together, I got to take in Crackerboots with my daughter for my birthday.  Then Sunday night after his 3rd and Lindsley show was postponed, Darrin Bradbury and friends took over Dee's Country Cocktail Lounge.  It was a really great night of music with Jon Latham, Rayvon Pettis, Sally Jaye, Jeremy Ivey, and Mr. Bradbury himself.  Darrin's band included Laur Joamets who just 24 hours before had backed Sturgill Simpson on his incredible SNL performance (if you still have not seen that - go look that up NOW and then come back).  His guests included Margo Price.  It was all in all a typically stellar night of music in Nashville (well Madison).

Let's get to the shuffle - which is a little extended due to a (scheduled) detour I had to make on the way to work. This is a Trending Tuesday shuffle - heavily weighted to Nashville artists (past or present).

Friday, January 13, 2017

Featured Friday Morning Shuffle - Got a Lot

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Whew! I've almost made it through my first five day work week since before Christmas...  and next week, I am off on Monday!

Last night I circumnavigated the city to take in the constant variety of great music...  beginning with Luella and Brian Ritchey at The 5 Spot for week 2 of Brian's residency.  Then, across the river to The Country for Conrad y Skordalia opening for Maynard and the Musties.  Then back across the river to the American Legion in Inglewood to catch the end of Stationwagon  (a great band that features Charlie Whitten, Brett Resnick, and Pete Lindberg).  And, then the triumphant return of Buck 'N' Stuff for the second week of their residency.

It is Friday - when we feature songs from the New Music playlist...   We have some good one from future, recent, and kind of recent releases...

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Theme Thursday Morning Shuffle - Straight to Hell Mix

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Hey all, I am short on time so my comments will be brief.  But, I am unveiling a new feature today.  Theme Thursday. Each Thursday I will shuffle songs especially selected for a theme which will change monthly.  I am not going to reveal the theme and I do need to say that in some cases the content of the songs fits the theme and sometimes it is just the title phrase which may or may not be interpreted as intended in the song. I don't know how else to explain that. Basically, in some cases, I selected the song for the theme based solely upon a possible interpretation of the title (which may or may not be the intended interpretation).  In any event, if you figure out the theme - please know that any songs inclusion does not imply the artists intent or agreement with my theme topic). Whew!  It will all be clear as we go on, or it will not.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wild Wednesday Morning Shuffle - I'll Play the Fool Mix

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Rainy morning in Nashville.

Had a fun night last night.  Recorded Saturday's Double Shot show, made it to The Family Wash in time to catch most of Amelia White and Sergio Webb being awesome.  Then headed to The 5 Spot for the first $2 Tuesday of the new year.  Derek Hoke actually opened for a change and was accompanied by Paul Niehaus - wonderful.  Adrian + Meredith always terrific. Vandoliers from Texas - really enjoyed, Erica Blinn - great set, and The Mulligan Brothers (Mobile, AL) closed things out in fne style.  Great people and good times. One of my favorite hangs.

We have a Wild Wednesday shuffle which entails shuffling up every single song in my phone memory and seeing what comes up...