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(From The Drift - A Novel by Joe Wolfe-Mazeres) Available at Amazon.com (Kindle edition also available)
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SAVE THE DATE!!!!! Thursday, November 15, 2018 - We have a pretty cool event in the works. More to come!
Here we go! I added a bunch of new music last night. Not sure any of it came up today, but nonetheless, we have a cool and very diverse shuffle - including at least one "E2TG First Listen"
"Gypsy Abby" by Ten Penny Gypsy
We start things off with another track from the self-title album by Arkansas duo Ten Penny Gypsy. Their album, which was released last year, was a finalist in several categories at the 2018 Arkansas Country Music Awards.
"Technocrats" by Rodney Cromwell
We have a very electronic heavy shuffle - starting off with our next track. It's Rodney Cromwell with another track from Rodney's English Disco. Rodney Cromwell is a solo project of Adam Cresswell - who was a member of Saloon and 1/2 of the duo Arthur and Martha.
"Laureline" by connect_icut
Another solo electronic artist - connect-icut is from Vancouver - it is the project of Samuel Macklin a British expatriate. The album we have been featuring is Music for Granular Synthesizer. Really great stuff.
"Same Race" by Blue Largo
Next up, we have a topical and timely song from the forthcoming (this week!) album by California band Blue Largo. The album is called Before the Devil Steals Your Soul. The bands sound compares favorably to E2TG favorites Eight O' Five Jive. Sultry vocals and smokin' hot tunes.
"Loser" by NEUROTIX
Next up, we have a track that has been lingering in the "new music playlist" since this spring. It is by the Chicago grunge band, Neurotix. It was released ahead of their album Save Me which was released a couple of months back. Great hard rock sound.
"Squall" (Radio Edit) by Lost Chocolate Lab
Next up, we have a track from Lost Landscapes by Seattle based ambient guitar band Lost Chocolate Lab. The band arose from the ashes of Minneapolis shoegaze band February in 1997.
"I Would Be a Blackbird (for Leslie Irene)" by Nathan Bell
Nathan Bell is based in Signal Mountain, Tennessee. He has most recently been touring in Europe. He recently released two new albums - one is a live album recorded in Wales last year. The other is a studio album called Loves Bones and Stars, Love's Bones and Stars. This track is from the latter. Bell is one of my favorite active songwriters (which I know is a bold statement), but I stand by it. His ability to shift between the personal and the political, between humor and heartbreak - often in the same song - is unparalleled.
"Living Under Water" by Bark
And we close with the penultimate track from Year of the Dog by E2TG favorites Bark. Lately, I have become more and more aware of Tim Lee's importance in the "neo southern rock" music that shaped by early musical tastes. As part of the legendary band, The Windbreakers and beyond - so many foundational bands of my youth have connections to Tim. Susan Lee has been playing with Tim in various incarnations (we connected through Tim Lee 3). Bark is just a fantastic band. Two experienced musicians who seem to be having the time of their lives. Their live performances are always an absolute blast. This song may be about the climate change that will eventually do us all in, but listening to Bark is a heck of a way to go.