It's Monday and here in Nashville, temps and humidity are creeping back up to August levels.
We have a pretty interesting mix of music today. Any time a week begins with a Townes Van Zandt song, it a great sign.
Let's jump right into it....
"Pancho and Lefty" (live version) by Townes Van Zandt. (I love this song, and this is a crystal clear and beautiful live version from a 1973 show in Houston, Texas)
"Anniversary" by Susan James (from Driving Toward the Sun - one of my favorite albums of the year)
"I Hear You Knockin'" by Lazy Lester (A blues legend with a legendary story)
"Brooklyn Girls" by DD Dagger (An Austin-based indie artist. E2TG friend Rob Porta (Raindogg) worked on the latest DD Dagger video. This song is about those girls from particular borough of NYC)
"U-Haul in the Driveway" by Susan James (also from Driving Toward the Sun - btw, the two videos included in today's PLAYLIST are from two separate CD Release shows - one for this album, the other for the predecessor - DJ Bonebrake of X fame appears prominently in the older video)
"In New York City" by Brad Jones (Nashville singer/songwriter sings about the greatest city in the world).
"I Can Live Forever If I Slowly Die" by Chris Schlarb from Psychic Temple (2010)
A nine plus minute jazz oriented instrumental - remarkable and mind expanding. Schlarb released Psychic Temple II this year - the new album features new takes on songs by Brian Wilson, Frank Zappa, and Joe Jackson
"Ponzi Scheme" by Eric Brace and Peter Cooper from The Comeback Album (2013)
A pair of amazing singer/songwriters who help make the case for East Nashville being the coolest place on earth. ('though I'm proud to rep for South Nashville!)
"Emotion as Weapon" by Telepathic Teddy Bear from Reactions (2011)
I've said it before (or something similar), if you are going to make music under the name Telepathic Teddy Bear - you'd better make it awesome. Forget the name, this is some really cool music. Don't forget the name - Telepathic Teddy Bear.