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A great week of live music continued last night: the count: Darrin Bradbury with Aaron Lee Tasjan and Cameron Carrus backing him up, Carl Anderson, and Holy Sheboygan (an awesome band from Wisconsin) all at Foobar. Then, Tim Carroll and Luella Wood and a solo Darrin Bradbury set at Fran's Eastside.
"Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold" by Townes Van Zandt
Always a good sign when the shuffle begins with a Townes Van Zandt song. A 1973 live version of the song on High, Low and In Between.
"My Old Friend the Blues" by Steve Earle
An even better sign when that Townes song is followed up with some classic Steve Earle from Guitar Town.
"Magnet" by Tom Schreck
The positive signs continue with a track from Nashville Outsider, Tom Schreck's album Save Your Glory. I had the privilege of attending the Bob Dylan concert with Mr. Schreck. I enjoy getting to know songwriters I love to gain some insight into where their songs come from... without asking the dreaded, "Where do you get your ideas?" question.
"Marionette" by Soul Asylum
I've probably slam-danced alone to Hang Time than I have to about any other album. And yes, I have been known to slam-dance alone.... I still maintain that Soul Asylum really hit the perfect mix between punk and pop with this record. Not necessarily what is called Punk Pop or Pop Punk, but very effective.
"Fools in Love" by Joe Jackson
Look Sharp! There are so many great songs on this album...
"Bye Bye Baby" by Social Distortion
From Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell. Social Distortion are or will be touring for the 25 anniversary of their self-titled third album. This album was released two years later, so maybe we can expect another anniversary tour in 2017.
"Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs" by Minutemen
From What Makes a Man Start Fires? A testament to the incredible career of Bob Dylan. When this album was released 32 years ago, Dylan was already a legendary performer. Dylan released his twenty second album, Infidels, that same year. Thirty two years later, Dylan is still building on that legendary status. Also, I think having the proper context of my musical tastes requires that you know that Minutemen were and are one of my all time favorite bands.
"Like a Whore" by Broken Guru
Broken Guru are an alternative/punk trio from New York. Their debut album, Bent Up Halo, was released two days ago.
"Lost Cause" (Beck cover) by Max Jury
Max Jury is a singer-songwriter from Iowa. His first single, called Home is out. This Beck cover came to me via a Noisetrade SXSW Mixtape. Looking forward to hearing more from Max Jury.
"Religionism" by The Great Game
Another song from the New World Music of The Great Game who originate from several locations in Europe. Their highly original self-titled album is available for download on the band's website.
"Pictures from Vacation in Tuscany" by Burning Bridges
Every Thursday, we like to Throwback to hear some pre-history music from one of the #E2TG favorite artists. Actually, not every Thursday nor exclusively on Thursday, but whenever a song comes up in our shuffle. Burning Bridges is a early band from the founder of The Danbury Lie."I Know What I Know" by Paul Simon
And we close out the day with more music from Graceland. Who am I to blow against the wind.