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Words No Music A Reading coming Thursday, November 15, 2018 6:30pm Radio Cafe Nashville. No Cover, tips accepted and books will be for sale. We have an incredible line-up featuring David Olney, Rod Picott, Luke Powers, Rebecca Weiner Tompkins, and yours truly. All but me are incredible musicians and songwriters, but for this show - they will let their words speak for them without music. I will be reading from The Drift plus some selections from a forthcoming book. FACEBOOK EVENT HERE!
All of this happened a long time ago when the world was a very different place. Of course, none of us knew that at the time.
(From The Drift - A Novel by Joe Wolfe-Mazeres) Available at Amazon.com (Kindle edition also available)
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Well, we made it to Friday. Whew! I have a busy week ahead of me.
Wonderful night at The Radio Cafe last night (as usual there was way too much good stuff going on at once). Greg Horne played a solo set, then backed RB Morris (along with the amazing Daniel Kimbro) and Wild Ponies. A bunch of my favorite people and musicians in one show - with a bunch of cool folks in attendance.
Let's get to the shuffle!
"Imitation Pearls" by David J
We start with a track from David J's Crocodile Tears and the Velvet Cosh - the recently reissued 2nd solo album (originally released in 1985) by a former member of Bauhaus + Love and Rockets. David J is/has been on tour with Peter Murphy (Bauhaus vocalist).
"Sparkle Playground" by Good Field
Next, we have the first of two tracks from Surface Tension by Austin, Texas based Good Field. The album was released early in 2018, and I have been enjoying it immensely.
"Take the Last Train to Clarksville" by Speedbuggy USA
California country/punk band Speedbuggy USA return to the shuffle with another track from their Kick Out the Twang album. One of my favorites of the year. This time, we have a cover of the Tommy Boyce/Bobby Hart song - first recorded by The Monkees as their debut single in 1966.
"Blazing Lair" by Claudio Conti
Still making out way through Claudio Conti's fabulous Garnet Dusk album. This song reflects Conti's impressions of Los Angeles. Conti is an Italian singer-songwriter who has spent a significant amount of time in the U.S. - including time in L.A.
"What I Will Become" by Extravision
We have our second track this week from Waking Up - the debut album by Des Moines, IOWA's Extravision. Extravision is a psych-folk project of singer-songwriter Ryan Stier backed by several other musicians. I'm digging this album.
"Galveston Shrimper" by Tim Henderson
We just a few tracks left on Volume 1 of Tim Henderson's Legacy Collection. Tim Henderson is a singer-songwriter who passed away in 2011. If you don't know his music (like I didn't) you should make it a mission to correct that. Henderson was born in West Virginia - but spent a significant amount of time in Texas. Volume 1 of his Legacy collection is subtitled Gone to Texas.
"'Twas But A Magpie" by Klammer
You Have Been Processed is the latest album by Leeds post-punk, dark pop band Klammer. Another favorite of this year - I dig their original yet familiar sound.
"Kokum's Stories" by Trent Agecoutay
Our final track to feature from Now... And Then by Canadian singer-songwriter Trent Agecoutay is a sweet and much needed reminder of the importance of listening to the stories of our elders. It is something that I think our society doesn't stress enough - to our detriment.
"Thinking About You" by Jubl (A.R. Kane)
Jubl is the new name of the U.K. band who previously recorded as A.R. Kane. Featuring Rudy Tambala, Maggie Tambala, and Andy Taylor. This a track from the debut EP (Thinking Sweet) under the new name.
"Surface Tension" by Good Field
And we close out the shuffle and the week with our second track (this time - it's the title track) from Austin, Texas band Good Field.