Friday, April 24, 2015

Friday Morning Music Shuffle - Best as I Can Rember Mix



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So I few things.... I added a bunch of music to my playlist night including 3 mutli-artist compilation/samplers/mixtape deals. Several of those new songs showed up today in the shuffle... speaking of which, I had a little glitch in the middle of the shuffle and lost the history of the first several songs in today's shuffle, so I had to recreate from memory, I may have missed a song (but if I did it will come up again) and the order is almost certainly not correct.  Now, I do realize I could have just posted this with the disclaimer, but in the spirit of authenticity, I needed to let you know that.  I hope this will not impede your enjoyment of the shuffle.  

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thursday Morning Music Shuffle - We're Going Downtown Mix



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Had a great night of music last night.  Saw legendary songwriter Don Schlitz again at The 5 Spot (he has just one more week in his residency - if you are in Nashville and have not seen this show yet, I highly recommend it).  Then, I headed over to the City Winery - Nashville.  It was my first time in the big room, and I was impressed.  Saw Brian Wright and Liz Longley - a pair of very different, but both amazing songwriters/singers.  My review of their show is posted to No Depression.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle - Those Who Do Not Play to Lose Mix



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Made it to mid-week.  I am seriously thinking about finally producing Volume 2 of Ear to the Ground Presents... details coming soon...

Shuffle!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle - Eats Like a Horse Mix



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It was kind of a cool morning here in Nashville, but it felt great.  The certainty that Spring is in full effect, and that Summer is barreling down the turnpike hot on Spring's tail. Spring seems as good a time as any (maybe better?) to step back and reassess and think about what comes next.  Ear to the Ground has exceeded my wildest expectations (mainly because I didn't have many), and I am happy that nearly four years on, I am not feeling any real desire to stop.  Still, from the beginning, Ear to the Ground had frequently (or infrequently) evolved (usually due to some external pressure).  The Shuffle was originally about 3-5 songs, then for a while I had the "pre-shuffle" which kind of expanded the shuffle to upwards of 20 or more songs. We've settled into a groove of 8-12 songs per day, and it is good, but I feel an itching to do something more, something different.  I don't know what that is yet, but I have some ideas.... until then... let's hit the shuffle....

Monday, April 20, 2015

Monday Morning Music Shuffle - Who Knows? Not Me Mix



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It's apparently some holiday which you should celebrate as you see fit... 

In honor, today's shuffle hits only high points...

Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday Morning Music Shuffle - Get up and Do Something Mix



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So... I'm having trouble thinking of  a profound intro to this shuffle...  So... it is Friday! The weekend is upon us.  Get up and Do Something!  I snatched that song from the Soul Asylum song in today's shuffle.  Good advise, that I need to take myself sometimes...

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Thursday Morning Music Shuffle - A Rusted Fork in the Road Mix



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A modest proposal to deal with the problem of people talking during music performances: Just let John Moreland play.  I saw John Moreland play twice last night. The first was at Music City Roots where he wowed an audience mostly unfamiliar with his music.  Later, he played a full headlining set at The 5 Spot in East Nashville in front of a packed house.  The minute John Moreland began to play, the crowd (a bar crowd after 11:00pm) fell silent almost immediately.  A friend of mine asked what it was about his music that had that effect.  In the moment, the only words that came to me were the emotional vulnerability of his songs.  I don't know if that is the answer.  But, it got me thinking about vulnerability, and how our society sees it as a weakness, but how in the hands of someone like John Moreland - it can be such a powerful thing.