I am honestly at loss for what to write about in this introduction. I am scheduled to see a bunch a good music including taking in my first 3rd and Lindsley show for No Depression. At the rate things are going, I may not even make it to East Nashville until Friday - which is highly unusual.
Today's shuffle is a pretty balanced mix of current (or at least recent) music along with some of my all-time favorites.... Let us see what is in store....
"Honey Honey" by Hugh Mitchell
This is the second track we've featured by Hugh Mitchell who is currently hanging around Nashville. I had the great pleasure of talking to him some this weekend and here's hoping for some new music from him soon. I absolutely love this song. It is so well-crafted and man that hook!
"Monsters of the World Unite!" by Homer and Jethro
Country Music Hall of Fame duo Homer and Jethro sing about all of the misunderstood monsters of the the movies.... with the chorus of "Gory, Gory Alleleuia" Perfectly awesome!
"Shut In" by Strand of Oaks
Timothy Showalter aka Strand of Oaks with a track from his latest album HEAL.
"And a Bang on the Ear" by The Waterboys
This song does not advocate violence. A "bang on the ear" is similar to a "peck on the cheek". An exuberant song about falling in love.
"Got My Mind Set On You" by George Harrison
From the last George Harrison solo album released in his lifetime (Cloud Nine). This was considered a comeback of sorts or at least a triumphant return. And this song...
"The First to Know" by Joe Nolan
Joe Nolan was the featured artist at this past Sunday's East Side Invasion, and it was so good to hear him play several of his great songs. This song is from the remastered version of his album Blue Turns Black which is scheduled for release soon.
"Bad Self Portraits" by Lake Street Dive
This is the title track from the latest album by Boston's Lake Street Dive. I really like this song.
"Slow Burn" by Telepathic Teddy Bear
I am always glad to hear new music from Telepathic Teddy Bear - who besides having the best name ever also makes great electronic pop music. This is from his new album Forgiveness.
"This Land is Your Land" by The Waterboys
Another one from Fisherman's Blues. This is a modified version of the Woody Guthrie folk standard that was a response to "God Bless America".
"Another Moon" by Meat Puppets
We close things out with another song from the amazing Forbidden Places album.