Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wild Wednesday Morning Shuffle - Super Awkward Mix

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Had a good night out seeing live music last night.  Starting at The Local to see a Ben de la Cour plus a wonderful set from the legendary Jon Dee Graham. I picked up a copy of Graham's CD Knoxville Skyline which features E2TG favorites Tim and Susan Bauer Lee.

After that, I headed to $2 Tuesday at The 5 Spot. I usual, I stayed up too late and had a very good time. Also as usual, I saw some great bands.  First up was Nashville band Volk - that I saw for the first time and really enjoyed.  Next was E2TG favorite Andrew Adkins with a superb band. As always it was a treat.  Next was Derek Hoke playing as a trio with Mark Robertson of the Legendary Shakeshakers and great Nashville drummer Steve Latanation (formerly of the band Agent Orange). One of my favorite local songwriters, Chris Moyse, closed the night with a band that featured Sean Quinn and Erin Nelson of Nelson, Zimmerman, and Quinn.

So, I guess it's Happy Valentine's Day or Singles Awareness Day, if you prefer, or Happy Wednesday, if you prefer that.  It is Wednesday, and every Wednesday, things get a little wilder than usual here at E2TG. We call it Wild Wednesday, and it is the day we shuffle up all the songs currently saved to my phone and see what comes up.

Only six songs in today's shuffle... the last track is over 9 minutes long. Let's shuffle!

"Save It For a Rainy Day" (Live) by The Jayhawks

We start things off with a live recording of a song originally on The Jayhawks' 2003 album Rainy Day Music. A perfect choice for this drizzly morning commute.  This live version is from a 2015 digital only album called Live at  The Belly Up. 

"Inside This Body" by Christine Rosander

Next up, we have a beautiful song from Los Angeles based singer-songwriter-pianist from her most recent album Been a Long Time. The album was released on January 26. 

"Rattling the Cage" by Patrick Kinsley and A Fistful of Dollars

Next up, we have one of the great story songs from Patrick Kinsley's 2015 album For a Thousand Miles. You may recall that I reviewed this album when it came out, and Kinsley and a Fistful of Dollars played our anniversary show in 2016.

"Hippie From Olema" by Lowell Levinger

Next up, we have Lowell Levinger (Banana from The Youngbloods - who did Get Together) - this is from an album called Get Togther - Banana Recalls Youngbloods Classics. The song was released as a single in 1970 and is an answer song to Merle Haggard's "Okie From Muskogee." 

"Awkward" by FIDLAR

Next, we have a 2013 single from Los Angeles band FIDLAR. It was originally released as split single with The Orwells. I really like this song, and I can relate to it much too well. 

"Those Glorious Days" by Eraldo Bernocchi and Chihei Hatakeyama

And we close out the shuffle with the aforementioned 9+ minute song from this London-Japan based duo from their new album (released February 2) called Solitary Universe. This is atmospheric and lovely music .  Eraldo Bernocchi is an Italian born composer, producer, and guitarist. Chihei Hatakeyama is a sound artist and musician who lives on the outskirts of Tokyo. The CD includes a photo book featuring the work of  visual artist and graphic designer Petulia Mattioli together with Yasushi Miura, a Japanese musician and photographer whose work is based on the concept of using easily available tools, like a Nintendo DS, an iPhone, or freeware programs, for instance.

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