Some days, I like to provide a detailed and creative commentary of the connections which exist between seeming unconnected songs. Some times, though, I just like to let these songs sit together awkwardly at the table while I sit back with a conspiratorial smile on my face (even then I have no co-conspirator). Today seems like a good time for the latter.... enjoy the awkwardness, but remember that the connections exist even if we cannot see them....
"Pity Party" by David Dondero from Spider West Myhskin And A City Bus Reissue plus 2
I like to champion geniuses who should be more famous that they are, and I'm not afraid to county myself as previously among the ignorant masses to do so. Darrin Bradbury told me to check out David Dondero (I don't know why I missed out on him until now), and I did and I will and I will and I will....
"Surrounded" by Dan Coyle from Perfect World, Perfect Beat
Ear to the Ground featured some music from Dan Coyle back in 2013. He is about to release his latest album (Perfect World, Perfect Beat drops October 21), and we have been able to hear the album ahead of it's release. Expect more to come. Good stuff!
"Девушка из Колхиды" by Orera from 1970
More great folk music from Georgia.
"The Lodgers" by The Style Council from The Singular Adventures of the Style Council/Internationalists
or "She Was Only a Shopkeepers Daughter" from the second album by Paul Wellers follow-up band to The Jam.
"Under Control" by The Dirty Guv'nahs from Hearts on Fire
Knoxville based The Dirty Guv'nahs with another track off of the band's more recent studio album.
"Egg Cream" by Lou Reed from Set the Twilight Reeling
Lou Reed sings about Egg Cream. From his 1996 studio follow-up to 1992's Magic and Loss.
"Twangsville" by Duane Eddy from Twangsville
It don't mean a thang if it ain't got that twang....
"Chemistry" by Hayden Coleman from Chemistry (Maxi Single)
My man H.C. has been in his mad-scientist lair mixing up some dope beats and mad rhymes. (And the previous sentence sums up why I don't play more hip-hop). It's not the hip-hop that is the problem - it's me. Regardless, this song - the first single from an exciting new project has a hook to die for... don't die - just bounce!
"What You Do to Me" by Milktooth from Deer Heard Music Presents: Indie Mixtape Nashville/Wild Before Our Eyes
Another from Nashville - more of the indie rock compilation put out by Deer Head Music.
"When a Car Becomes a House" by Darrin Bradbury from unreleased demos
Another of the cool new songs I've been able to preview from Darrin Bradbury. He is doing a showcase at the Basement on Wednesday, and then a show at the Five Spot in November. Meanwhile, catch him around Nashville and you're likely to see me nearby as well.
"Road to Nowhere" by Talking Heads from The Best of Talking Heads/Little Creatures
We close things out with a rather joyful song about doom. It's one of my favorite songs from the Little Creatures album, and one I never grow tired for hearing.