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Hello. It is Tuesday. Here at E2TG, we have a thing called Trending Tuesday. It's kind of like the "Trending Topics" thing on Facebook and Twitter, but there are no Kardashians or Real Housewives of Madison or anything like that. Basically, we have a playlist called "New Music" which is generally made up of fairly recent songs/albums (some more recent than others) on which we have
decided to highlight. It's fun. Come along!
"Cranes" by The 81's
The 81's is a project that includes, the words of Tom Siering, the music of Tim Carroll, plus assists from E2TG friends Luella and Cameron Carrus. This song is not about birds but about the proliferation of construction devices which have been dominating the Nashville skyline for the last few years. The album is called Big Man. It is out now. The video is not for this song, but it was shot by another E2TG friend, Paul Zografi."Sitting on the Side in the Way" by The Danbury Lie
The third most tagged artist in E2TG history released a new EP in November called Slow Cooker. This is our first listen, and it's a good one. Check out The Danbury Lie ASAP.
"Stripper from Bensonhurst" by Leland Sundries
Leland Sundries are up next with another from their most excellent Music for Outcasts album. Sometimes things don't turn out the way you thought they would...
"True Love" by Darrin Bradbury
Darrin Bradbury released one of the best albums of the year in 2016. Elmwood Park: A Slightly Melodic Audiobook was recorded over a pretty long period of time at Eastside Manor by Gabe Masterson and features a wonder cast of players. The album is populated by new and classic Darrin Bradbury songs. This is a classic, perhaps his best known song. What I can say is that I have probably heard this song... I don't know upwards of 100 times, and I never get tired of it. It is just about perfect.
"Sad Too Long (Weya Heya)" by Joe Kidd and Sheila Burke
The more I hear from Joe Kidd and Sheila Burke's Everybody Has a Purpose, the more I become a fan. There is a wonderful positive energy in the songs, and at times, it harkens back to the folk music of the 1960s. I feel like the energy and message of this duo is needed today more than ever.
"Run Like Hell" by Joey Kneiser
Next up, another excellent track from The Wildness. This album came out in late 2015, but for me it really dominated 2016, and I haven't gotten tired of hearing it yet.
"Dinner Bell" by The 81's
A pointed and timely song from The 81's who we introduced back at the beginning of the shuffle.
"From Far" by All Those Ships
And we close things out with another good one from this recording project of Brandon MacNeil of Derry, New Hampshire. Little known fact, the only time I have ever visited New Hampshire, I bought a dartboard. Now you know. :-)