Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Trending Tuesday Morning Shuffle - Flipping That Pillow Mix

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Okay - I am back... well at least the current administration hasn't been doing any insane things lately... wait, what? oh, never mind... seriously, what exactly does this President have to do before the Republicans take action?

So, as we embark on the seventh year of E2TG - there is a lot going on...

Nashville's Listener Supported, Community Radio Station, WXNA 101.5 is in the midst of their Spring Pledge Drive, and they need YOUR support.  I am proud to be a part of this great organization, but even beyond that, I am so glad this station was formed to fill a gap in the Nashville radio landscape.  To be honest, I had pretty much stopped listening to the radio for the last several years. Last year, when I got a new car, I got a free trial subscription to satellite radio and was considering extending the subscription until WXNA came along. Now, I listen to WXNA on a regular basis, and it is truly one of the best stations I have ever heard. The variety of the programming, the fact that real people select what to play, and the fact that it is a voice of the community and for the community are all important to me.  Please consider giving or upping your recurring gift during this Pledge Drive.  wxnafm.org or 615-933-WXNA (9962).

Tomorrow night!!!! is Week 3 of the E2TG Residency at The 5 Spot, and we have a good one.  David Olney (Band) + Sergio Webb (Band).  It all goes down at 6:00pm (Door at 5:30) $5.00 cover.  More E2TG Beer Koozies will be available, and I will be reading a short selection from one of my novels-in-progress.

Okay - it is Tuesday and we have a shuffle of some tracks that are "Trending" around here.

"brœkrap​.​exe" by Ugggy

We have another track from Ugggy of Valued Customer - this from his most recent release called STŒND ALŒN (uncollected thots).  Ugggy's VC partner Pat Power also has some new music out which we will be featuring very soon.  Together - Valued Customer were the 2016 E2TG Band of the Year.  For the video playlist, I found a 5 year old Ugggy video just 'cause...

"Here to Use You" by Helen Culver

Helen Culver is an alternative-pop artist from London. The new album is called Tricks Are For Kids. It was co-written by Helen Culver and Liam Alexander and produced by Liam Alexander.  This is my first real listen, and I dig it. 

"I'll Fly Away" by Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues

Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues is one of the most interesting and best albums of the year. Mixing blues and classical and more in a mixture that works amazingly well. This is a stunning cover of a 1929 hymn - which adds a verse about Steve Goodman for good measure.

"Sunsets" by Angels on the Fourth

Angels on the Fourth are a band from New York state. Their debut release is called Breaking Skin.  The band has roots in the 2012 E2TG Band of the Year, Skeletons in the Piano, and they also have connections to the awesome Death Wish Coffee Company. 

"Little Alice" by Post Death Soundtrack

From last year's The Unlearning Curve.  This industrial, hard rock, electronic, psychedelic rock band - recently released a collection of remixes that includes a remix of this song. 

"Hot Flash Woman" by Tommy Womack

Next up, we have a humorous track from Tommy Womack's latest album Namaste. Tommy has been going through some health issues - so we send him good thoughts.  He is also a fellow DJ on WXNA.  He is a member of Government Cheese, DADDY, and was a member of the 1990s band The Bis-Quits.

"Noche" by Kristen Ford

We close with a short, eerie instrumental drone from Rend and Render by Kristen Ford. 

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