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United States Constitution, 25th Amendment:
Section 4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.
Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.
Okay - so Wednesday... we shuffle up all the songs on my phone, and things tend to get "Wild". For some reason, I always look forward to Wednesdays. I think it is the unpredictable nature of these shuffles: new music alongside older songs, friends alongside long-time favorites, songs I didn't even know were on my phone, and revisiting albums that had been featured some time back.
Let's go ahead and jump to it!
"Empty Nesters" by Toro Y Moi
"Empty Nesters" was the first single from the fourth studio album by chillwave pioneer - Toro Y Moi. The recording I heard was from World Cafe and part of that massive download I got a couple of years back. I have no idea how many songs I have left on my phone from those 100 (I think) songs, but I love when they show up.
"Sunlight" by John Doe
John Doe of X released his first solo album Meet John Doe in 1990. This is from his most recent (The Westerner) which came out last year. It's one of my favorites in a long line of great songs he has written and/or recorded.
"Better Man" by UniversalDice
Some new music - this is from the album birth love hate death by this Long Island band lead by Gerry Dantone. The album is billed as a rock opera. The band plays contemporary classic rock.
"If I Don't Say Goodbye" by Dan Coyle
Dan Coyle is a New York singer-songwriter that I became aware of a few years ago. It's always a good day when one of his songs comes up in a shuffle. This is a track form his album Random Thoughts and Incomplete Sentences.
"Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down" by Dan Brodie
Our second Dan in a row... another new one... Dan Brodie is from Australia and his current album is called Lost Not Found, and it includes several unique covers including this cover of a Merle Haggard song that has also been covered by A.J. Hobbs and Buck n Stuff. This is a very unique take on the classic.
"Satisfy Me" by Anderson East
Next up, one of Anderson East's best known songs - form a sampler called Live at FAME Studios. The song was from his 2015 album Delilah which was recorded at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Anderson East is based in Nashville but he is originally from Athens Alabama but based in Nashville.
"Sin City" by The Coal Porters
We have been playing songs from The Coal Porters most recent album No. 6. This is from a 1999 release called Gram Parson Tribute Concert. The song was written by Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman for The Flying Burrito Brothers.
"Ballad of Irving" by Allen Sherman
I grew up listening to Allen Sherman - kind of a precursor to Weird Al. This track comes from a compilation called called A Variety of Hits Volume 1. The songs tells the story of 142 faster gun in the west.
"Walking on the Levee" by Kevin Gordon
And we close this out with a track from Kevin Gordon's 2015 album Long Gone Time which I reviewed back around the time of release. Kevin Gordon is consistently one of my favorite songwriters and an all around great person. Definitely a pillar of the East Nashville creative community.