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Been busy this week with writing and getting ready to write. There is a pretty good chance that I won't have time to post a shuffle tomorrow or Friday, but if I can I will. In any event, expect some other kinds of posts to even things out. I am finally going to be getting out and about a bit tonight - at least that is the plan. And by the way, that "Nashville dilemma" that I have written about is still very much a thing. I'm already double booked on some live shows almost two months out. What a great problem to have.
"The Snake" by Al Wilson
Al Wilson was a soul singer born in Mississippi and later relocated to California. This song was a hit in 1968 and was produced by Johnny Rivers. Al Wilson died in 2008 at the age of 68.
Hannah Curwood is from New Zealand but relocated to Great Britain and formed Hannah in the Wars. This song is the b-side to a single called, "Only Wanna Be", and both songs can be found on the self-titled debut by the band - released earlier this year. Added from a submission - this was a blind listen today, and I really dig this.
"A Day at a Time" by Dale Watson
One more from Dale Watson's acclaimed recent album, Call Me Insane. There is just something about Watson's rich voice that I really love.
"EKG" by Wilco
The short opening track from Star Wars which was released for free digitally earlier this year and which is now being sold on CD and more recently vinyl.
"God and Money" by Ike Reilly
Our final track from the Ike Reilly mega download from Noisetrade, and one of my favorites. This one has been floating around the playlist for several months.
"Sing to the Mountain" by Elephant Revival
Elephant Revival released a combo live CD/DVD called Sands of Now. They are from Colorado and the live performance is from the Boulder Theater. Sands of Now came out in July, and we have been featuring songs from it for a few months now. One of a number of "Elephant" related bands which have combined to lead the website Klout to be convinced that I am an expert on Elephants. Hmm.. hit me up for your elephant related questions and problems... really don't. #notanexpertonelephants.
"Self-Taught Learner" by Lissy Trullie
This one came to me via the Feel Bad for You mixtape - September edition. The song is the title track from a 2009 EP by this Washington DC born/New York based alternative singer songwriter.
"This is the Sea" by The Waterboys
And we close things out with the title track from The Waterboys' 30 year old album, This is the Sea. This song probably resonates more today than it did when I first heard it . It is a stirring song of freedom and the fears and perils and exhilaration inherent in absolute freedom. "Once you were tethered, Now you are free."