Thursday, May 31, 2018

Trending Thursday Morning Shuffle - Buzzing Phase Mix

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E2TG 7th Anniversary Residency is coming in June to The 5 Spot! The first night is just ONE WEEK away.  Come early for Clark Paterson, Rayvon Pettis, and The Big Dumb. 

As you may be aware, for the past two years, I have been fortunate enough to co-host a radio show (Double Shot with Joe and Sue) along with my good friend Sue Havlish on WXNA-LP Nashville. This experience has been one of the most wonderful of my life. 

WXNA went on the air just under two years ago. It is a low-power, all-volunteer community, non-profit radio station, and it has taken this city by storm. I am so proud to be a part of it. It is time for the Spring Pledge Drive.  WXNA is People Powered Radio and relies on the generous support of the community to keep things going.  You investment (small or large) pays off everyday - by helping the station to keep on providing a home for independently programmed shows covering a variety of musical genres and topics of interest and benefit to the community.  The drive runs through Saturday at midnight. You can donate at or by calling 615-933-WXNA (9962). 

Also, WXNA is throwing a huge birthday bash Sunday at The Basement on 8th Avenue from 3-6pm.  I don't know many details yet, but I will share them when I do. Nevertheless, I hope folks in Nashville will come out - this is a celebration of what YOU have helped to make happen. 

Meanwhile, the week moves on and believe it or not, this is the last day of the month of May! 

We have a relatively short shuffle - only 5 songs all from the NEW MUSIC playlist. Let's do it!

"Domestic Dispute" by Nicholas Merz

We begin with another track from The Limits of Men by Nicholas Merz of the Seattle band Darto. Darto have released six albums, this is Merz's first solo release. It is out tomorrow!  Hopefully, we will have some video once the album is out, in the meantime check out a clip of Darto in the Video Playlist below. I have been very impressed by this album so far. 

"Us and the Buzzing" by Broads

Norwich drone folk band Broads are back in the shuffle with another one from their Field Theory album which was released back in February. The album was supported by Arts Council England and the Norwich Arts Centre.

"That's How the Story Goes" by Christine Rosander

 Next we have a lovely song from California singer-songwriter Christina Rosander and her album Been a Long Time. Rosander is a second generation music teacher who almost literally born to do what she does, and she does what she does very well. 

"Main Sequence Phase" by MIS+RESS

Brian Wenckebach the man behind MIS+RESS is also an educator. As a member of the shoegaze band Elika - he was one of the earlier bands featured on E2TG.  Under the MIS+RESS moniker, he makes experimental, ambient soundscapes that I really enjoy. 

"Miss Amelia Harris, Spinster" by Tim Henderson 

We close things out for the day and the month with a track from the Vol. 1 of the Legacy Collection of the late, great Tim Henderson. Volume 1 is called Gone to Texas. This is a wonderful character sketch/story song, and a great way to ease into my work day. 


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