I had the opportunity to add tons of songs to the active playlist from whence we draw the daily mixes which we present to you, loyal reader. As always, I try to get a good healthy mix of new stuff, rare old stuff, classic old stuff and random oldish/newish stuff or whatever strikes my fancy. This morning's Pre-Shuffle and Shuffle Shuffle strikes a not-so-delicate balance between genres and eras. Give the people what they want... I don't know if I did that. Give the people what I want? Probably closer to the truth (with the capriciousness of the random shuffle function).
Pre-Shuffle - which covers my morning drive...
"Until the Led" by Vic Chesnutt (backed by the Nashville band Lambchop)
"Pinhead" by Ramones
"Lulay" by The Choir at Your Door
"Indian Giver" by Ramones (covering 1910 Fruitgum Company)
"Marrow" by Joshua Worden
"Ain't My Year" by Todd Farrell Jr. and the Dirty Birds
"Last Thing I Needed First Thing in the Morning" by Willie Nelson
"The Fall" by Ben Shive
Shuffle after the JUMP
- "Joann" by Decades from Deep Deep Pink Sessions (2013)
We have another track from the latest release by our new friends from Michigan. Catchy rock songs and a great sound.
- "Hands" by Alpine from A is for Alpine (2013)
Alpine is a six piece Indie/Pop band from Melbourne. A is for Alpine was released state-side in May. This song is currently part of Amazon's Free Music from Rising Artists list.
- "Sheena is a Punk Rocker" by Ramones from Ramones Mania (1988) - Originally from Rocket to Russia (1977)
- "Trouble" by Natalia Clavier from Lumen (2013)
Natalia Clavier was born in Argentina and currently divides time between Brooklyn, NY and Barcelona, Spain. She has worked with Thievery Corporation and The Echocentrics. Lumen, her latest album, was released in May. "Trouble" is another Amazon Free Music from Rising Artists selection.