Friday, May 26, 2017

Featured Friday Morning Shuffle - Peep Peep Mix

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Okay, okay! I'm back after a couple days off due to work related stuff....

First of all, I have to give a huge THANK YOU! to Cafe Rooster Records and everyone who came out Wednesday night.  I could not have asked for the night to be any better.  Sure was a humbling experience to know I had anything to do with what went down.  What went down was: Darrin Bradbury with Megan Palmer.  Sally Jaye - backed by Brian Wright, Jon Latham and more.  Jon Latham with Sean Quinn, Rorey Carroll, and Brian Wright - back by Jon Latham and Aaron Lee Tasjan!  Everyone was amazing and Brian Wright was other-worldly good.

We do have one more week to go of the E2TG Residency!  May 31 - it is going to Amelia White and the Blue Souvenirs (Sergio Webb, Dave Coleman, Parker Hawkins, Megan Carchman) with special guests Fuzzqueen from Washington D.C. - Fuzzqueen features former members of Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray who we have featured before.

I have your Featured Friday shuffle - as we go into a long holiday weekend.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Trending Tuesday Morning Shuffle - On Dry Land Mix

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Hey ho!  It's Tuesday and I am about to head out to a work-related thing. Most likely no shuffle tomorrow. But, PLEASE come to The 5 Spot tomorrow night for Cafe Rooster Night! It's gonna be rad!

Some "Trending" tunes with minimal commentary...  A bunch of Nashville area music today to help celebrate the Predators going to the Stanley Cup Finals!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Music City Monday Morning Shuffle - Don't Try to Fight It Mix

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It is really hard to sort it all out sometimes... I mean, there are policy decisions that I philosophically and morally object to.  There are ethical breaches that are beyond the pale. There are individuals with reprehensible believes (racist, ablest, homophobic, etc.). There is potentially criminal behavior.  And then there are the instances of what appear to the treasonous activities.  Where and how do you focus on one without losing sight of the others.... These are strange and troubling times...

And off we march into the week ahead!  I have a work thing that will take me away from my office a few days this week, so there may be some interruption in the regularly scheduled shuffles... stay tuned.

This week, I am looking forward to Wednesday at The 5 Spot - when the E2TG Residency welcomes Cafe Rooster Records!  You do not want to miss this one!

Okay - it is Monday - and on Monday we turn our attention to Nashville, Tennessee and music somehow connected to the Music City....  Let's shuffle!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Featured Friday Morning Shuffle - Heaven Somewhere Mix

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Running a bit short on time today - so let's dive right in.

Got to get out and see Ben de la Cour and Wild Ponies at The 5 Spot. We are seriously spoiled with all the great music here in town.

I worked a shift for the WXNA Pledge Drive.  Go ahead and give if you haven't this is community radio at its best.  And with the internet, the community is where ever you are.

I might as well take every opportunity afforded to me to remind you of our next E2TG Residency show.  Cafe Rooster Records are an important part of this community.  So, not only will you hear great music from Sally Jaye, Brian Wright, Darrin Bradbury, Jon Latham, and special guest Rorey Carroll - they will be collecting donations of bug  spray and jugs of water for Southern Alliance for People and Animal Welfare to be taken to the homeless camps.

It is Friday, and on Friday we shuffle songs from our New Music Playlist and call it Featured Friday!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Topical Thursday Morning Shuffle - Battle To Be Won Mix

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You know, the world is a great big wonderful, awful, beautiful, ugly, complicated, simple, tranquil, frenetic place. Most days, I am glad to be alive and experiencing it - as a person who matches many of the qualities I just ascribed to the world.  That's all.

I am still getting goosebumps thinking about last night's Week 3 of the E2TG Residency. Thanks to everyone who made it out - we had a great crowd.  Sergio Webb was wonderful, David Olney was the towering and entertaining performer as always.  When Sergio joined David Olney on stage for the first time in almost a year and a half, the results were magical!  What a way to celebrate six years of Ear to the Ground!

Oh! And a big thanks to Adeem the Artist for some shout-outs that helped the E2TG Facebook Page reach 1,000 "Likes"!

Next week, the residency continues...  And we have a good one for you!  The fine human beings from Cafe Rooster Records will joining us!  That is Sally Jaye, Brian Wright, Darrin Bradbury, and the rapidly healing Jon Latham!  Plus special guest Rorey Carroll!  May 24, The 5 Spot, $5, 6pm!

Thursdays we pick a topic and shuffle up songs that fit that topic.  For our 6th Anniversary, I created a large playlist of artists who have been featured on E2TG over the years. Here is today's shuffle....

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wild Wednesday Morning Shuffle - Enough About Me Mix

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Is this the beginning of the end? Watching history unfold... waiting. Stay alert. President Pence will not be a good thing either... Resistance is NOT futile.

TONIGHT! E2TG Sixth Anniversary Residency at The 5 Spot: Week 3- David Olney (Band) + Sergio Webb (Band) 6pm $5.00  Be there!

Also, a reminder, Pledge Week for WXNA continues.  Today, there are several opportunities to have your pledge matched.  All donations receive a #TeamWXNA Sticker (limited edition - only for Spring Pledge Drive donations).  A $60 donation will get you a WXNA bandanna! (That is just $5.00 per month if you make a recurring pledge).

It is Wednesday, and on Wednesday things get "Wild' here at E2TG....

Here is this morning's shuffle of the all of the songs stored in my phone's memory.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Trending Tuesday Morning Shuffle - Flipping That Pillow Mix

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Okay - I am back... well at least the current administration hasn't been doing any insane things lately... wait, what? oh, never mind... seriously, what exactly does this President have to do before the Republicans take action?

So, as we embark on the seventh year of E2TG - there is a lot going on...

Nashville's Listener Supported, Community Radio Station, WXNA 101.5 is in the midst of their Spring Pledge Drive, and they need YOUR support.  I am proud to be a part of this great organization, but even beyond that, I am so glad this station was formed to fill a gap in the Nashville radio landscape.  To be honest, I had pretty much stopped listening to the radio for the last several years. Last year, when I got a new car, I got a free trial subscription to satellite radio and was considering extending the subscription until WXNA came along. Now, I listen to WXNA on a regular basis, and it is truly one of the best stations I have ever heard. The variety of the programming, the fact that real people select what to play, and the fact that it is a voice of the community and for the community are all important to me.  Please consider giving or upping your recurring gift during this Pledge Drive. or 615-933-WXNA (9962).

Tomorrow night!!!! is Week 3 of the E2TG Residency at The 5 Spot, and we have a good one.  David Olney (Band) + Sergio Webb (Band).  It all goes down at 6:00pm (Door at 5:30) $5.00 cover.  More E2TG Beer Koozies will be available, and I will be reading a short selection from one of my novels-in-progress.

Okay - it is Tuesday and we have a shuffle of some tracks that are "Trending" around here.