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It's been a weird week filled with annoyingly insignificant snow "events", a day off, a significant life event, just one (so far) live music night, and some pretty cool shuffles...
Shuffle.... pretty cool....
"Benedikt's Blues" by Steve Wynn
Whether as a member of the Dream Syndicate, as 1/2 of Danny and Dusty, as part of The Baseball Project, or just as Steve Wynn - Steve Wynn's music has been a significant part of my music universe for a very long time. This song is the title track from a recent release which is a "Sonic Companion to Season 4 of Dag". "Dag" being a Norwegian television series. This track features Wynn's wife Linda Pitmon and Scott McCaughey (both of The Baseball Project).
"Radar" by Brian Wright
From the Café Rooster Sessions Vol 1 - the most recent release by Brian Wright. I am looking forward to seeing Wright open for Dan Baird and Homemade Sin on Sunday at The Basement East.
"Parents" by SuperCrashingStar
A whimsical tune and our second listen to this New York band. I am really digging their music.
"Cross Paths" by Brian Keenan
Our second Brian in the shuffle, this one is a singer, songwriter from Brooklyn. His latest album is called Fits and Starts. A really good tune.
"She's the One" by Bruce Springsteen
The studio version from Born to Run. Fun fact, I sometimes peek ahead to see what the next song (after the last) in a shuffle would have been and to see how it might have changed the overall tone of the shuffle. Today, had the shuffle continued past the Killing Kuddles song below, the next song would have been a live version of this song from the Chicago show.
"Be My Enemy" by The Waterboys
Another track from the classic This is the Sea album. "If you'll be my enemy, I'll be your enemy, too."
"Dirty Mouth" by Killing Kuddles
From Sinking Ships. Shhh.... don't tell Elwood's mother, but I hear he has a dirty mouth.