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Okay - it's Wednesday. It's been a very busy week, and things do not seem to be slowing down any time soon. But, it's all good.
Wednesday, we shuffle up every single song in my phone's memory and see what happens. So, these may be newer songs, random songs that don't fit another classification, "stragglers" from prior featured albums, things I don't remember adding to my phone, classics, favorites, and assorted goodness. We call it "Wild Wednesday". For one, the results can be pretty wild, but mainly, "wild" as in "wildcard".
"Car Crash" by Discount Ravioli
First up, we have a track from the very first release (July 2015) from Dord associated band, Discount Ravioli. The album is called Robin Schultz and the 21 Prayers. While most of the album was recorded in a tent on July 4, 2015. This track was recorded the following day in Middle of Nowhere Studios (The Foresters home studio). This track is a brief noise/sound collageish thing.
"Lonely Hour" by Shadow 15
Next up, another track from Far Away, the compilation of music from this Nashville punk band active in the 1980s. Cool stuff.
"Seeds" by Ugggy
The ever prolific Ugggy, who is 1/2 of the E2TG Band of the Year, Valued Customer just released his second "mixtape" of the year. This one is called The Harverst Beet Tape, and it is a beat tape... makes me think of the X line, "Woody Guthrie sang about b-e-e-t-s not b-e-a-t-s." Rad beats and interesting collected sound clips. Dig!
"Unsafe Building" by The Alarm
"Unsafe Building"/"Up for Murder" was the debut single by Welsh band, The Alarm. This song was recorded in 1990 and released on their compilation, Standards. This original (I think) version was released on the 20th Anniversary of the band's self-titled debut EP - in 2000.
"Frances Farmer" by D.J, Bonebrake / Skip Heller Quartet
Next up some jazz featuring the drummer of X along with Philadelphia-born, Hollywood-based guitarist and composer Skip Heller. The song is about the troubled actress Frances Farmer portrayed by Jessica Lange in the 1982 film Frances.
"I Remember" by Paul Zografi
Next up - another track from Rack by Nashville singer-songwriter and E2TG favorite Paul Zografi.
"Three Ways to Say I Love You" by 100% Beefcake
Next up, we have another Dord associated band. This one is called 100% Beefcake, and this is actually our last track to review from their debut album (April 2015) which is called Watermelon 4 Lyfe. This song is about three ways to say "I Love You". Neither Discount Ravioli nor 100% Beefcake have You Tube videos (that I could find), so I substituted some other Dord associated bands/artists in the video playlist below.
"The Whole of the Moon" by The Waterboys
From the slightly ridiculous to the sublime. We close out our re-visitation of the classic album, This is the Sea, and one of my all-time favorite songs. The subject of the song is supposed a composite of many people. I think we all know people who inspire us with their ability to see more and reach greater spiritual heights.
"I Wish It Was Friday" by Chuck Mead
Chuck Mead is formerly of BR5-49 and currently a consultant on the CMT series Sun Records. This is a track from Journeyman's Wager which was his debut solo album. A perfect song for these mid-week doldrums.
"Everything Changes" by Tom House
A got held up in a meeting last night, and so I missed Tom House at Dee's Country Cocktail Lounge with Brock Zeman and Blair Hogan. To make up for it, we have this fine song from the album Jesus Doesn't Live Here Anymore.
(click the link above to access the video playlist)