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So... Nashville had a light layer of ice this morning followed by a dusting of snow. To translate for those of you in colder climates: NASHVILLE WAS HIT BY A MAJOR WINTER STORM TODAY! EVERYONE PANIC NOW!!!!!
So, when I made to the office (where attendance is very light today), my phone decided to turn itself off and back on which means I lost the record of the shuffle. I was able to remember all of the songs - I think, but the order is screwed up... then again, you would never have known that if I had not told you... shoot, I wish there was a way to erase that, but I heard things on the internet cannot be truly erased...
I am getting really excited for tomorrow night. At the Family Wash - dual CD Release shows happening with two of my favorite people here in town. Stone Cupid (Julie Christensen's band) is celebrating the release of The Cardinal and Amelia White is celebrating the release of her new album Home Sweet Hotel. Should be a great time!
On to the approximation of this morning's shuffle....
"I've Forgotten What It Was in You (That Put the Need in Me)" by Maria McKee
Maria McKee has been one of my favorite voices since she was with Lone Justice. This is a favorite of mine from her self-titled debut album.
"Baby Please Don't Go" by CJ Chenier
A zydeco flavored version of the blues standard via The World Café Sessions.
"Let's Go to Memphis" by Ted Drozdowski's Scissormen
Some new blues from Nashville's own Scissormen off of the album Love and Life.
"Fake (About 10 or 12 Cows)" by Discount Ravioli
Discount Ravioli have a new album, but this is off their first which was called Robin Schultz and the 21 Prayers. I still cannot find a Discount Ravioli video (but I did find lots of videos about how to make ravioli which is better than when I tried to find a video of another Dord Music Group band called 100% Beefcake....). I did find a video for another band from that label called Urinal Cakes. Discount Ravioli are on bandcamp. How to explain their sound.... imagine what it would sound like if you gave a group of musically talented but offbeat kids a bunch of caffeine and let them stay up way too late and then recorded the results. Something like that. It's fun for sure.
"Walt Whitman's Haversack" by Fendrick and Peck
Another lovely song from the Lucky Penny album by the Nashville-based, hard travelling duo.
"Valley of Rain" by Giant Sand
The lead and title track from the 1985 debut album by the long running Tucson, Arizona band fronted by the great Howe Gelb. The first album featured piano by Chris Cacavas of Green on Red. Over the years, the band has gone by the names Giant Sandworm and Giant Giant Sand.
"Benson Said Something" by Smokey The Firebear
31 seconds of found sounds, random recordings, and noises from the album BNGFKR. Smokey The Firebear's new album Ohm Atlanta is due out on Valentine's Day. I think.
"The Wild Side of Life" by Hank Thompson
A true classic country music song from 1952 by the great Hank Thompson. This was the song that inspired the answer song, "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" by Kitty Wells which was also released in 1952.
"Time Passes By" by Don Gallardo
Despite what you may hear otherwise, true country music is alive and well here in the middle years of the second decade of the 21st Century. I saw Nashville based Don Gallardo and his band How Far West on New Years Eve Eve at the Family Wash, and they were incredible. Expect a new album in 2016. This one is the lead track from the 2011 album When The Daylight Whispers Darling...