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Here we go... another week!
Kind of a low-key weekend. Got to hang out with some of the folks from Nashville's newest radio station: WXNA-LPFM on Saturday, and I picked up my t-shirt and tote bag. Things seem to be rolling along. The studio will be in the former location of Thirty Tigers above Grimey's and The Basement.
Last night, I went to the Basement East where East Nashville Songwriters Club made their debut in the new location with sets by Allen Thompson, Jay Rutherford (of Los Colognes) and Elise Davis. Cool night of music!
Speaking of cool... the temperatures were in the 30s this morning. Which makes the first song of the shuffle appropriate even is weather isn't exactly what the song is about.
Another toe-tapping rocker from Webb's album Hybrid Vigor.
"The Locked Room" by Dan Martin
The strange and often random hand of fate... my friend Mary met Dan Martin at a David Olney show at The 5 Spot, and she told him that he should give me a CD, and he did. I now count myself as a big fan of Dan Martin from Oklahoma.
"When the World's Against Me" by The Colored Parade
A nice catchy number from ...And the Walls of the City Will Shake... by Andrew Adkins' old band, The Colored Parade. Andrew had a song featured in the trailer for the new documentary about Tower Records.
"Losing Sleep Tonight" by John Moreland
Another great song from one of the best albums of this year, High on Tulsa Heat by one of the best songwriters of our time.
"Pulling Your Sword Out of the Devil's Back" by Brock Zeman
An unconventional song about songwriting that manages to be awesome without any of that fancy song stuff like Choruses and Bridges and ever a consistent melody. Looking forward to Brock Zeman's return to Nashville in early November. As I understand it, there will be a couple of chances to catch him while he is in town. I will have details soon. This is the title track from his latest album.
"The Rain Song" by The Shakers
A mind-blowingly good Led Zep cover from Nashville's groundbreaking Southern Gothic Psych-Folk band, The Shakers. From their album, Songs From Beneath the Lake.
"What's My Scene" by Hoodoo Gurus
And we close out this Monday shuffle with a song that decades later still gets me pumped up every time I hear it. From Blow Your Cool!