Welcome to Tuesday.... so, at some point in the past (for reasons which may have made since at the time), I signed up to get e-mail updates from one of the local television channels. I don't always read them, but today, I did... and there was a story about a music video addressing East Nashville gentrification. I had heard about this, so I actually clicked on the link and watch the video, and there was Ear to the Ground Artist of the Year and my friend, Darrin Bradbury lip-synching and acting like a champ... Here is a link to the article.
"Rhode Island Summer" by The Danbury Lie
I am pretty sure this song has been in a shuffle before. The Danbury Lie released this as a download single some time ago, and it has reappeared as part of their latest album Scattered Moments of Connection.
Interestingtrivia, when a song I download does not have a picture associated with it, my music player uses some existing picture, and it often repeated uses the same image over an extended period of time. For awhile, the image it used was the image that came with the single version of this song. Now, you know...
"True Love" by Darrin Bradbury
Coincidental to the anecdote shared above, last night I realized that I had never featured Darrin Bradbury's Tur-Lyfe: A Live Recording of Unfortunate Events on Ear to the Ground. I was appalled with myself, and set about to make it right. First up off that release is what has been come one of Bradbury's most popular and best loved songs. A little known fact is that originally the song was not going to compare true love to a meth lab, but instead was going to compare true love to an indie rock band. The original opening line was, "Our love is like the death cab in your cuties basement." As always remember the jokes are free of charge and worth every penny....
"Recipe for Disaster" by Bark
Tim and Susan Lee are cooking up something special for their recently released side project Bark which features Susan on drums.
"And the Blind Man Lead the Way" by The Great Game
From the inbox, comes this band whose members and influences comes from across Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America. A very interesting sound which I will look forward to checking out more in depth. The album is also called The Great Game.
"Wicked Mind" by Fancytramp
From a Jeffery Drag Sampler comes this song by the late, great Nashville band Fancytramp. When Fancytramp ended, a couple of the members went on to form a band called Idle Bloom which I recently saw open for Turbo Fruits at 3rd and Lindsley.
"Lover's Rock" by The Clash
So... seriously do you not agree that London Calling is just a flat out rad album?
"Vitamins" by Manilow
Another fine modern British punk song from the Cease and Desist album.
"Had it with You" by The Satisfactors
Some awesome old school American Rock and Roll music from the Jersey Shore.... The final track on their self-titled debut.
"Easy to Love" by Ivan and Alyosha
A track from the 2009 album The Verse, The Chorus from this Seattle based indie-folk/pop band. Grabbed this from a recent Noisetrade release.
"Fingertips 1: Everything is Catching on Fire" by They Might Be Giants
From Apollo 18, the first of 21 short Fingertips tracks on the 1992 album.
"I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight" by Richard and Linda Thompson
We close out the day with one of my all-time favorite songs... the title track from the classic 1974 album that does not sound at all like it is over 40 years old.
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