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Well... It's just Tuesday, and this is shaping up to be an incredible week for great music in intimate settings... more on that later... we have a shuffle to put on...
"The Last Hotel/Some of the Dharma" by Jack Kerouac w/Al Cohn and Zoot Sims
One of my prized possessions is the Jack Kerouac box set of CDs which was a gift from my late brother-in-law who knew me and my tastes very well. This is the penultimate track from one of the CDs, I've been spinning of late. For the Beat Poet within us all...
"Buy Eggs" by Circus Propaganda
There must be something in the water up there in Bethany, CT... must be... from the hometown of The Foresters (and featuring Evan and Hayden from that band) comes this band of young people who manage to make shopping for dairy products sound interesting.... (or this could be some hip teen talk for something besides shopping for dairy products... what do I know?) Anyway, it's a cool song... more to come from this band and the wildly talented young people of Bethany, CT.
"It's Been Too Long" by Beat Rodeo
Another track from the great album, Home in the Heart of the Beat. I think I have one more song from that album, too (maybe more).
"Baby I'm Broken" by The Record Company
We have another track from the L.A. Rock and Blues band The Record Company. From what I gathered from the You Tube video, this song was used in an episode of CSI. Found out yesterday that CSI is ending its 15 year run this season. The shuffle must have heard that, too.
"Like Unto a Mockingbird" by John Hartford
Within the last several months, I have found myself from to the music of the late, great John Hartford, and I feel called to dig deeper still. From Tim Easton, I learned that John Hartford is buried along Gallatin Pike in East Nashville, Tennessee. More recently, Hartford's song "In Tall Buildings" has come up a number of times in unrelated settings.
"The Thanks I Get" by Wilco
From a Rarities collection called, Alpha Mike Foxtrot... The song was issued as a free download to owners of Sky Blue Sky, and was used in a Volkswagen commercial.
"Time After Time (annElise)" by R.E.M.
This is the second the last song we have from Reckoning. A lovely track from the iconic second album of the band from Athens, GA.
"Timeline" (Cave Version) by Chappo
An alternative version (taken from a Noisetrade sampler) of a song from the bands December 2014 EP Celebrate. Has circumstances have it, today is the release date for the band's brand new full length album, Future Former Self.
"The Scene" by The Danbury Lie
Yesterday, we heard a couple of tracks from The Danbury Lie precursor, Burning Bridges. Today, we move up to the present with a track from the latest The Danbury Lie album, Choose your Delusion. Maybe there is something in the water in the whole state of Connecticut, and maybe it's been there for several years....