Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday Music Shuffle - Pre-Labor Mix

Looking forward to a long weekend....  I'll leave you with a heaping helping of musical manifestations.

After the JUMP

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Wednesday/Thursday Evening/Morning Music Shuffle - Luckiest Guy in the World Mix

Railroad Bridge - Nashville

Good morning, I am back after a day off... my new earphones are still In-Transit, so today I presenting my mix of yesterday's drive home and today's drive in to work.  Jump through to the marvelous musical mixture...

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle - Bobby Freaking Keys Mix

I'm doing a super quick mix today, but for good reason, I used my lunch hour to walk a couple of blocks to see legendary (I mean LEGENDARY) sax man Bobby Keys with his excellent band that includes former Georgia Satellite and current leader of Homemade Sin and member of The Bluefields Dan Baird. I only had time to stay for the first part, but they ripped through a set that included a few Stones songs, a George Harrison number, and Joe Cocker's version of the Box Tops' song.  All of which featured Mr. Keys in their original versions.


Monday, August 26, 2013

Monday Morning Music Shuffle - Adaptation Mix

Here at E2TG we are all about adapting to circumstances beyond our control. Most of our best ideas were born out of necessity...

With my earphones still on the fritz (although I'm suspecting it may be the earphone jack - which would suck since I'm just 10 months or so into a two year contract...), I decided to make some changes.

The first part of today's mix came from a drive across town I took last night while the second part is from this morning's commute.  It all washes out, and we have 12 great songs for your enjoyment and edutainment.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Friday Morning Music Shuffle - Stupid Earphones Mix

Well, another pair of cheap earphones has stopped working properly. blah.  I think I should start a earphone replacement paypal account or something.  You know like text "earphones" to 5555555 to donate $2.00 to the cause.

Whatever.... Hey, it's Friday, and our new friend Joey from newgazzi has just released newgazzi volume 7 - so check it out.

Let's get to the shuffle right now... (jump)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Thursday Morning Music Shuffle - Fox the Fox Mix

Bloody hell, it's Thursday!

Greetings and Welcome to Ear to the Ground, where we listen to music and tell you about it. Then we let you listen, too.

We have a rather interesting mix of music today - so let's jump to it....


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle - Stalagmite or Stalactite Mix

I am so tired today.  So, I am going to make it short, sweet, to the point, and hopefully interesting - because we have some great music today..

(part of my morning walk -
so you can imagine me as you are reading
and listening to the morning mix)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle - Run Boy Mix

As I write this, I hear thunder behind me and the gentle, almost soothing sounds of car tires moving across wet city streets. It's August 20, 2013, and I am alive, and though not perfect by any means, life is good.

Some days I want more out of life, but for me that is just a normal state of being. The key for me is to find peace in the now without thinking this is where I will and must always be. 

As of this date, I have been writing Ear to the Ground for 2 years and about 3 months. The blog has not made me rich or very famous, but I consider it a huge success nonetheless. Because of the blog, I've been fortunate enough to meet some incredible and talented and just generally good people. I heard tons more music than I would have had I not written the blog. Every so often, I see one of my quotes in the promotional material of a band I've written about.

I'm not sure why I'm writing all this right now, but it seemed like as good a time as any to remind myself why I do this.

This morning brought an interesting mix of music.  Let's get to it - after the jump...

Monday, August 19, 2013

Monday Morning Music Shuffle - Out of Kindness Mix

It's Monday and here in Nashville, temps and humidity are creeping back up to August levels.

We have a pretty interesting mix of music today. Any time a week begins with a Townes Van Zandt song, it a great sign.
Let's jump right into it....

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Thursday Morning Music Shuffle - Nearly Perfect Mix

Convergence of everything good.... a perfect storm of wonderment...

Year of October at Douglas Corner 6/27/2013

Today is like a near perfect early October morning and here it is mid August!  The mix of songs that shuffled out of my MP3 player was almost as perfect as the weather.  I can't wait to bring it to you, and so I won't.

Be prepared - after the jump...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle - Waters Part Mix

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It's nice outside... I'm gonna make this as quick as I can...


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Monday, August 12, 2013

Monday Morning Music Shuffle - On the Watch Mix


Nice morning has turned into another dreary day here in Nashville.

Ear to the Ground has been featured by a cool music blog called newgazzi! Check it out.

Currently, the playlist from which the Shuffles are drawn is up over 300 songs.  Tons of new and new old music were added over the weekend, and more will be added soon.

Anyway, we have a great mix of songs - so let's JUMP to it...

Friday, August 9, 2013

Friday Morning Music Shuffle - Best Ever Mix

(Throw back Friday Pic)

For me, every mix is unique and has value.  Is this the best ever mix? Probably not, that will be Monday or some other time (or many other times in the future).  This is a good mix - a damn good mix.  Why?  'Cause it has some of my all time favorites, a couple of brand new (to me) songs that I really dig, a nifty cover, a diverse but not crazily diverse mixture of songs (although I love me some crazily diverse mixtures), and it forces me to break a long-standing officially unofficial blog policy.... but we'll get to all that.

Meanwhile - let's just dive right into the mix


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Thursday Morning Music Shuffle - Flood Warning Mix

And the rains came down....

Buckets of rain...

It's a rainy day in Nashville.  A good day for sleeping... a good die for a music shuffle (everyday...)

Music - after JUMP

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle - Open the Door Mix

An out-of-sorts kind of day, and a mixed bag of songs to make it just awkwardly perfect....
-->Music after the jump

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle - Flags for Everything Mix

August 6 - Nashville... overcast skies, rising humidity, but still an ever so slight chill in the air.  Changing lanes, changing gears, but it all still seems the same. Perception in the mind's eye. Do we have the power to change our destiny or are we merely pawns in a cosmic and eternal game, we don't even understand?  And what does it matter? Does it matter?

Lost in my thoughts - at times dark, at times trivial. Okay - often trivial. Seeking inspiration. Finding it in the diverse music of people from all over the world. Different voices, different musical choices. For some music is a commodity, for me it is a life blood.

All over the world.... Different voices, different choices....

Music - after the jump...

Monday, August 5, 2013

Monday Morning Music Shuffle - Godard Mix

Why Godard? Why not Godard? Plus today's mix includes a song which was on the soundtrack of an movie that was a remake of a Godard film...

This year has been incredibly busy and has left little time for reflection. It's been a great year for music - both in terms of great new music from "old" friends and great music from new friends.  I've done a massive overhaul of the Playlist from which the daily mixes are drawn.  As always  I will be adding new music as it comes to me, but I've stocked up the playlist with some of our favorites from 2013 so far...

--> Today's mix begins after the jump:


* "Play With Your Toys Pt. 1" by The End Men

*"Ornamental" and "Grey Scale" by Let's Active (for Faye Hunter)

*"Breathless" by X (Jerry Lee Lewis (Otis Blackwell) cover - featured in the 1983 film Breathless which was a remake of a 1960 Jean-Luc Godard film)


"Double Brahma" by Valued Customer from Kalpa (2013)

More sheer brilliance from these Toronto kids. "live for the present like a kid at christmas speaking in tongues my flow french kisses "

"By My Side" by Aaron and the Spell 


Some kick ass Philly Soul - check out these guys!

"Stained Glass Window" by Courier from Cathedrals of Color (2013)

A recent discovery.  A "big music" alternative band from Austin. 

 "Play With Your Toys Pt. II" by The End Men from Play With Your Toys (2013)

We close out today's set of music with Pt. II - we began with Pt. I. How appropriate*

The End Men have both their EP and this album up for Sale on their Bandcamp Page - at Name Your Price.  As always, I encourage you to 1. get this album and 2. as you are able, give generously.  The End Men have pre-announced a big announcement for September 1 and could use your support.   You can go back and read everything I've written about this band and this album.  The remain the number one most frequent tag on Ear to the Ground.

They also have a spiffy new website - check it out




Thursday, August 1, 2013

Thursday Morning Music Shuffle - Opening Day Mix

Well, it's back to school time, which means my morning commute reverts back, and the Morning Mix of Music goes back to a more manageable length - or something...

Let's get to it - after the jump...