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Okay... still busy, busy, but I will really need to refocus my attention on somethings.
As the days and weeks go by in this new American regime, it is frightening to see people (myself included) falling into the illusion that what is happening is somehow normal or "politics as usual", A foreign government meddling in and (at least) attempting to influence the results of a US Presidential Election is not normal. A US President who tries to discredit the press is not normal. A US President who uses his position to boost the profits of his business while refusing to release his tax returns is not normal. An Administration that repeated lies and then doubles down when the lies are exposed is not normal. A President who gets his information from fringe websites and conspiracy driven television shows is not normal. White supremacists in the White House is not normal.
I just needed to say that...
Last night, I got to visit the Cafe Rooster compound and get a listen to what I think will be one of the best albums of the year (Rayvon Pettis') new album produced by Matt Haeck. Surrounded by the some of the best of Nashville music, I was blown away by the songs and musicianship and production of this record. Stay tuned!
Speaking of Cafe Rooster Records, I am absolutely thrilled to announce that E2TG is teaming with Cafe Rooster for the 4th Week of the E2TG May Residency on May 24 at The 5 Spot. Listen to this lineup: Sally Jaye, Brian Wright, Darrin Bradbury, and Jon Latham. $5 and you will be home by nine o'clock!
Speaking of the May Residency, I cannot believe that the kickoff show is just two weeks away! Wow! Mark Robinson Band will kick things off on May 3. If you've never seen Mark Robinson Band live, you are in for a treat, if you haven't seen this band recently, you are in for a treat, if you've seen them recently, then you already know you are in for a treat. Either way, do not miss this one!
Today is Wednesday... Always a very weird mix of songs... today not being an exception to that rule....
"Good Old Wind" by Kingsley Flood
We begin with another track from Another Other - because sometimes songs from the "New Music" playlist show up on a Wild Wednesday.
"High School Confidential" by Jerry Lee Lewis
We move on with a 1958 Sun Records release from The Killer. Because sometimes we play 59 year old rock and roll records on Wild Wednesday.
"Nobody's Chasing Me" by Crackerboots
Luella makes her second appearance in the shuffle this week. This time with her long running side project Crackerboots in which we works with Swan Dive's Bill DeMain. Because sometimes Wild Wednesdays needs a little jazziness to jazz things up.
"Making My Peace" by Tom House
Next, we have Tom House and a track from Jesus Doesn't Live Here Anymore. Because sometimes Wild Wednesday shuffle bring up songs from Music City's finest songwriters.
"Speeding Up to Slow Down" by Better Than Ezra
Next up, Better Than Ezra and a track from their album Friction Baby. Because sometimes, Wild Wednesday shuffles bring up songs CDs that I found at Thrift Stores.
"Don't Change" by INXS
Next up, we have INXS with a track from their 1982 album Shabooh Shoobah because sometimes Wild Wednesday shuffles bring up songs that helped me win tickets to see Elvis Costello at the Ryman.
"Cabaret" by Original Broadway Cast
Next up, we have the title track from the 1966 Original Broadcast recording of the musical Cabaret. Because sometimes, Wild Wednesday shuffles bring up show tunes from the year I was born.
"Black Hoodie" by Body Count
Only on E2TG will you see a whiplash inducing transition from Cabaret to Body Count. This is the track from the sixth (and most recent) release Bloodlust. Body Count is the metal band that features Ice T. The band's first album was released in 1992. This song is timely. But then again, the band has been singing about timely subjects like this for 25 years.