Saturday, August 30, 2014

Redneck Noir: E2TG Reviews Motel Oatmeal by Darrin Bradbury






About a month ago, Darrin Bradbury sent me some songs he was thinking about releasing and wanted to know my opinion.  So, I listened - cause when it comes to music well that is what I do - and when I was done I told him what I thought.  Spoiler alert: he ended up releasing the album Motel Oatmeal on August 5 some seriously cool folks had good things to say about it, and it was trending as a bestselling "Folk" record on Bandcamp for a time.  Darrin told me a few weeks back that my comments help convince him to release the record.  I said at that time that I should tidy up those comments and post them as a review of the record.  So, in my usual timely approach, I offer up what will serve as an official E2TG review of Motel Oatmeal - which is still the most current release from Mr. Bradbury.

Hopeful Resignation: An E2TG Review of My Country by The Grey A



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Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Morning Music Shuffle - Adjustable Rod Mix



Not much pre-shuffle commentary today.  It is Friday ahead of a three day weekend here in the States, and this is the last Morning Shuffle of August. We have some real gems in the shuffle today, so let's do it!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thursday Morning Music Shuffle - Had it Blue Mix



Update: Apparently, I cannot spell music, which is not a good thing for a music blogger... corrected.

September is shaping up to be a great month for live music in Nashville (I'm not sure that there is a bad month for live music in Nashville, but still...).  I kicked things off a little early with a great night of music in East Nashville.  I saw the legendary David Olney (who has been a fixture in Nashville music for as long as I can remember) and his incredibly tight band (with E2TG favorite Mark Robinson standing in and killing it on guitar) doing a Happy Hour show at The 5 Spot.   Then I hopped over to East Nashville's best dive bar, Fran's Eastside to see another E2TG favorite Darrin Bradbury and Tim Carroll doing their weekly thing.



 



Well, we have another great shuffle of music today, so it's get to it.



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle - Bad Voodoo Mix



Casual readers may not know this, but although I was born in Tennessee, my parents were both born in Louisiana, and I still have some deep roots in that state.  There is quite a bit of Louisiana in today's shuffle by some twist of fortune/juju...

My phone did feel heavier this morning - probably due to the nearly 100 songs I added to the current playlist.  How much does an MP3 file weigh anyway?

Ah- let's jump into it...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle - Whiskey Thunder Mix



Another day, another cool mix of music....  Today we close out a few albums we've been spinning for some time, we have a track from one of the coolest and most underrated bands of all time, and we close things out with four tracks in a row from some Ear to the Ground favorites. 

In case you missed it (shameless self-promotion): Check out an audio rendition of a excerpt from my novel-in-progress... 




Shuffle begins right after the jump:

Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday Morning Music Shuffle - Never Enough Mix



On a Monday which began with a spilled cup of coffee... (and did I mention it was Monday?) the shuffle comes up with a fine collection of music.  No oddball pop gems, none of the usual suspects, just a nice collection of cool music from around the country...

Oh - I recorded a new bit of short fiction to my Soundcloud account.  Check it if you want...