"Nikola Tesla perceived the earth to be a conductor of acoustical resonance." - Jack White from Coffee and Cigarettes a film by Jim Jarmusch
Watched two Jarmusch films this weekend plus made some good progress on my novel-in-progress.
We have a nifty shuffle for your Monday!
Grant Peeples tells the truth in amazing songs and poems. If you're not familiar with his work - get familiar.
"She Gives Me Joy" by Pork Chop Willie from Love is the Devil
A daily dose of Hill Country Blues is an excellent prescription for the low-down, real-life blues. Joyful blues?
"St. Joan (Of Rt 495)" by The Jason Drug Reaction from Down on the Pharmacy
Time travelling rock and rollers from the early 21st century - rolling down a lonely stretch of Connecticut highway... our friend Jason from The Grimm Generation. By the way, if you search for The Jason Drug Reaction on YouTube, you discover a whole genre of videos made by parents of their children under the influence of powerful anesthetics.
"Bring Me My Queen" by Abigail Washburn from City of Refuge
An excellent thrift store find this weekend. This is from her 2011 album.
"All is Silent" (2005) by Darrin Bradbury from The Almost Great Crepes (Demos)
We go WAY back (nine years) for this one.
"Sitting Here Without You" by Sturgill Simpson from 2014-05-13 - Grimey's Records - Nashville/High Top Mountain
Another from this live recording of a show I really wish I had been able to attend.
"The Troubles" by U2 from Songs of Innocence
Look, I realize that U2 are a very polarizing band. People either love them or hate them. Honestly, for me, since Achtung Baby! - with the exception of a few songs, I just haven't been very interested in U2. I must say, though, hearing this song in the context of the shuffle and taking out all of the hype... I really enjoyed hearing this song this morning.
"TOC" by Fuzzer from Reberto
We first connected with Facundo Pichetto from Buenos Aires with his band Shake Jack who offered up a nifty modern surfer rock sound. He is back with a new band that cranks up the lo-fi fuzz to eleven. This new album features some new versions of some Shake Jack songs we loved as well as some new material. I really dig this music, so check it out!
"I am a Pilgrim" (2009) by Darrin Bradbury from The Almost Great Crepes (Demos)
It's old Darrin Bradbury song day at #E2TG. If you're in Nashville come out to The Building tonight and hear some newer Darrin Bradbury songs along with a couple of other great East Nashville songwriters: Zachariah Red and Lindsay Ellyn. It is the E2TG Pick Event of the Day. (Disclaimer: Technically, we don't have a feature called E2TG Pick Event of the Day, but if we did this would totally be it!)
"Monk Time" by The Monks from Black Monk Time
Now this is an interesting story. Mid-sixties: a group of American GIs stationed in Germany form band and this amazing glorious noise that sounds a lot like punk rock. It's Monk time!
"Mourning the Missionaries" by Minton Sparks from Middlin' Sisters
I had really good luck at the thrift store Saturday. Minton Sparks is a storyteller in the truest sense of that word, and Nashville is lucky to be able to claim her as our own. More to come.