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We are nearing the end of the week, the end of November, and really, the end of the year. Regular readers will know that E2TG spends a good portion of December handing out our anuual "Earie Awards". I feel a little overwhelmed this year - first of all because the end of this year really sneaked up on me, and second because we have featured more new music this year than ever before. But, I have a plan in mind - so stay tuned. I am also thinking ahead to some possible big changes for the new year to come.
Meanwhile, it is Thursday and time to see what is trending for today at E2TG. Let's shuffle!
"You Will Remember" by Ashleigh Flynn and the Riveters
By now, if you have been reading E2TG, you know that E2TG favorite Ashleigh Flynn has a new band and a new album - both called Ashleigh Flynn and the Riveters. I am really digging this album. By the way, Husker Du translates to Do You Remember in Norwegian. I wanted to see what You Will Remember was in Norwegian - here it is: Du kommer til å huske. Now you know.
"Seven Golden Vampires (day three two six)" by Reverse Family
Next up, we have our first listen to a really interesting and ambitious project. Reverse Family are a collective from St. Albans. The undertook and completed a massive song-a-day project of 365 songs. Nub Records has been releasing a series of samplers. This is from the 11th of 12 sampler EPs. As the title suggests, this is from day 326. That is November 22 for those playing at home (except in leap year - but then it would be a 366 day project). Really interesting music, I am going to look up the other samplers.
"You Made Me Who I Am" by Christine Rosander
The shuffle has been bringing up Christine Rosander and her album Been a Long Time quite a bit lately. Which is wonderful. This happens to be our penultimate track from that album. This is a lovely song with a lovely sentiment. Rosander's vocals are strikingly gorgeous.
"Girls Go For Arse'oles" by Rich Krueger
Chicago singer-songwriter Rich Krueger has a different kind of sentiment in this - the first of two tracks from his latest album NOWThen. Krueger is a recent award winner from Kerrville, and he has quickly become an E2TG favorite. His songs have humor and heart.
"Spiral Girl" by Klammer
To be honest, about all I know about Leeds is that The Who recorded a live album there, but now I know that Leeds is the home of Klammer - a post punk/dark pop band. Their album You Have Been Processed has become a favorite of mind. This song was released as a 7" single ahead of the full album - which came out in August.
"Help Me" by Jon Worthy
E2TG favorite and Nashville singer-songwriter Jon Worthy is up next with another track from his fantastic album Only a Dream. Check out the video playlist for a live performance of this song by Worthy and his backing band, The Bends.
"Dr. Jesus" by Barbara Blue
Next up, we have the "Reigning Queen of Beale Street" Barbara Blue with a powerhouse track from his latest album Fish in Dirty H20. Blue regularly hold court on that famous stretch of road in Memphis- belting out originals as well as her take on covers of all kinds.
"Goin' Gone" by Eric Andersen
It has been such a treat in 2018 to get to listen to and write about the legendary Eric Andersen. His expansive, career-spanning compilation - The Essential Eric Andersen has brought into sharp focus how important a figure he is among songwriters of the late 20th Century. This song was previously released on his 2007 live album Blue Rain.
"In Between Kingfish" by Rich Krueger
Next up, a bit of history from Rich Krueger - our second listen today from NOWThen. The song discusses, among other things, Louisiana Governor Huey Long who was assassinated in 1935. Long's "Share the Wealth" program had a goal of making "every man a king"."follow thr" by Willie Dustice
Next up, we have our first listen to How 2 not be Consumer with Existential Dread by Willie Dustic aka The Afro-Sapien aka Stephen Nicholas Roberts of The Big Dumb. The Big Dumb - as you may recall - played the E2TG anniversary show back in June. They are an incredible talented and creative group. They will be releasing their own EP in about a week. This EP was a surprise when it dropped a few weeks back. As you know, E2TG features all kinds of music and hip-hop (especially the more experimental version of that genre) have long been a big part of what we do.
I am continuing to work on my Spotify playlists for E2TG. So far, I have completed nine - January - September 2018. These are meant to be a cross-section of music I featured during those months - not necessarily music released in those months. If you are interested, you can check out the playlists (links below) and follow my personal profile to find out when new playlists are created.
JUST ADDED! August and September 2018 Playlists!
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