Monday, December 30, 2019

E2TG 2019 Recap - Part 13 - Kidney Stone Mix (Supermarket Remix)



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Well, we have reached he final post for 2019!  And Part 13 of our 2019 Recap.  Still more recaps to come. Stay tuned.

Happy New Year!



Friday, December 27, 2019

E2TG 2019 Recap - Part 12 - Turned 21 Mix (Bruce Songs Remix)



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Back from the holiday for another edition of our 2019 Recap.  Hope everyone is well.  Right now, it looks like we will wrap up our 2019 Recap next week (I'm off Tuesday and Wednesday).  Then, the following week, I will be off Monday and Tuesday.  I am thinking I will reveal the 2019 Artist/Band of the Year on those days and maybe some special programming.  Look for the new E2TG v3.0 to slowly be revealed starting the following week.




Monday, December 23, 2019

E2TG 2019 Recap - Part 11 - Insane Mix (Sex Riot Remix)



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2019 was a big year for E2TG.  We kept things pretty simple.  We did a few song and/or video premieres and hosted a five week 8th Anniversary Residency, but mostly, we featured a ton of music via the tried and true E2TG Morning Shuffles.

I have big things in store for 2020.  Things might not kick off right with the changing of the year, but they will come soon.

Joe on the Radio:

Christmas Day, I have volunteered to sub for some of the great shows on WXNA.  Here is when you can catch me:  101.5FM in Nashville or wxnafm.org everywhere

12/25/2019  (All Times Central)

9-10AM - I will be subbing for What Moves Me and playing some of my all-time favorite Christmas songs (old and more recent).

5-7PM - I will subbing for the fabulous Eargasm, and playing a selection of favorites from 2019.  This time span will feature both music featured on E2TG plus some other songs I dug this year.

10-11PM and 11PM-1AM  - I will be subbing for I'll Sleep When I'm Dead and Dustbin Days and playing two hours of local (Nashville) favorites from 2019 and one hour of non-local favorites.  These will mostly be music featured on E2TG.

Double Shot has one more show in 2019 - Saturday 12/28 from 9-11AM - Sue and I will playing songs that reflect things that are "new" to us.

Let's continue on  now with our recap of 2019!

Friday, December 20, 2019

E2TG 2019 Recap - Part 10 - Big Ol' Party Mix (Apathetic Moon Remix)



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Wow!  This year is winding down quick.  Let's jump into Part 10 of our End of 2019 Recap.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

E2TG 2019 Recap - Part 9 - Shine On Mix (Toxic Remix)



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Time is short!  Here is the Shuffle for today!



"Do the Damn Thing" by Tino Drima (from Suitin' Up)

"Can't Get Enough of You" by Reckless Johnny Wales and His Trans Genre Orchestra (from End It With a Love Song)

A year with new Reckless Johnny is a good year.  This time, he is in a bit of a romantic mood. 

"Ghost" by Rod Picott (from Tell the Truth Shame the Devil)

So pleased to get to cover Rod Picott's excellent album this year.  One of Nashville's absolute finest. 

"Josh Gibson" by Coyote Motel (Ted Drozdowski) (from Coyote Motel)

Ted Drozdowski takes things in a new direction with the first of two albums released by his new Coyote Motel project. 

"360 No Scope" by Ghost Town Remedy (from 360 No Scope - single)

We got the chance to premier this fun video from a great Nashville rock band. 

"Nothing To Do With You" by Charlie Hager (from Truth and Love)

Charlie Hager may have moved to Vegas, but make no mistake - this is a REAL Nashville album.  He remains an important part of the community here. 

"Ginger Ale and Lorna Doones" by Amy Speace (from Me and the Ghost of Charlemagne)

Sometimes I get lucky and get invited to CD release parties and sometimes I get really lucky and that party is for the new album by the one and only Amy Speace. 

"State of Mind" by Eye Said So; Taeryn Rayne (from Eye Said So)

"Who Cares" by David G. Smith (from Who Cares)

"Shine On" by Steve Poltz (from Shine On)



VIDEO PLAYLIST

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

E2TG 2019 Recap - Part 8 - Butterfly Mix (Moonlighting Remix)



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Took on the last $2 Tuesday last night with E2TG fave Jason Erie, Rhyan Sinclair, host Derek Hoke, and Ward Hayden and the Outliers (whose Don't Judge a Book album we covered here this year).  In the late night hour, an uplifting full-band set from Jon Latham - featuring some Christmas tunes and special guests.  It was exactly the sort of night I needed.


Let us jump back into our recap of 2019.  Some cool music today.  Dig it!

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

E2TG 2019 Recap - Part 7 - Potholes Mix (Murder of Crows Remix)



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Back at it today.  I am sad to report that my father passed away over the weekend, and that has kept me away for a few days.

As always, music is a great solace. We likely won't get through the whole #2019Faves playlist before the end of the year, but you know what - there is no rule that says a end of the year recap needs to be complete before the end of the year.  So, we will just move forward and see where things take us.




Tuesday, December 10, 2019

E2TG 2019 Recap - Part 6 - Storms Mix (Stars Remix)



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More details later, but I will be playing three hours of my favorites from 2019 (so three hours out of the ten + that I had on this playlist) on Christmas night on WXNA - into the wee small hours of the morning.

107 songs left in the playlist - short list today due to a few very long songs.  It will be very close if we get all of the playlist featured.  We shall see...

Another shuffle that really shows off the diversity of the music we feature here at E2TG.  Grateful for the chance to hear and write about the exciting things that are happening all over the planet with music.  I think of E2TG as a rebuttal to people who say there isn't any good music these days.  I also want it to be a resource for people who get tired of hearing and reading about the same five to ten artists that seem to get 90% of the coverage.  In many cases, those are wonderful artists who are making important music, but I like to remind people that those few are - just the surface of what is out there. In fact, the music I feature is just scratching a surface.  In spite of the financial challenges of making music in the second decade of the 21st Century, the call to create remains strong. 

Off we go!



Monday, December 9, 2019

E2TG 2019 Recap - Part 5 - Porchlight Mix (Arcadia Remix)



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I am back after an unexpectedly long weekend.  I was under the weather Friday and so I stayed home. 

I did make it out to the 14th Annual Get Behind the Mule: Tom Waits Tribute and Benefit at The 5 Spot on Saturday.  As always, it was an incredible event that raised money to support an organization that has been working to combat the issues of hunger in the Middle  Tennessee for as long as I can remember.  I actually have a 1985 vinyl compilation of local musicians that was done as a benefit for 2nd Harvest. 

This year's tribute featured several of my favorite local artists (like Sally Jaye - backed by Brian Wright and Jon Latham - all two E2TG Artists of the Year, and one member of an E2TG Band of the Year), Laura Rabell, Raygun, Tom Mason, Afton Wolfe, Annie McCue, Ned Hill, Anana Kaye, Kevin Gordon and more!  What a great night!

Back to the recap of 2019.  We still have 114 songs left (after today).  You can get a preview of what is still to come on these recaps by visiting the Spotify Playlist I created.

The list today is a good representation of the diversity of music we have been fortunate enough to feature over the course of 2019.  Some only made one appearance, and some are from albums that we returned to time and again. 

Let' go!



Thursday, December 5, 2019

E2TG 2019 Recap - Part 4 - No Roses Mix (Theresa Remix)



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Our recap of 2019 rolls on.  E2TG has always been primarily about presenting artists that you might miss out on if you only read or follow some of the more mainstream music blogs and sites. My decision to make this a focus of E2TG came from a point in my life when I felt like I had gotten out of touch with new music.  I wasn't really interested in a lot of the music that certain outlets (which I had previously followed) were writing about. A few things happened that made me realize that there was a ton of great music that seemed just out of reach. 

Over the years, as E2TG has grown and become a little more known (at least in certain circles), I have been fortunate to connect with some great publicists who send me a wide variety of great music. Some of which ends up being by some well-known artists, but I still try to dig through my direct artist  submissions to find a hidden gem or two or three. 

What I am trying to say is that I am quite proud of the quantity and quality of the music I have been able to present this year.  I think the Spotify playlist I created reflects this.  As I mentioned, I have been removing songs as I include them in these recaps - just so that each shuffle is unique and so that we can get to as many of the 160 or so artists we featured this year.  I hope you enjoy this recap.

On we go!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

E2TG 2019 Recap - Part 3 - Daylight Mix (Island Remix)



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Beach Notes (explained - sort of)

One thing I want to do with the revamp of E2TG is to write about my experiences in the (East) Nashville music community, and I want to do so while finding a specific "voice" in telling these stories.   Over the last couple of months, I have been teasing the concept of "Beach Notes" on my Facebook page. Basically short - stream of consciousness, observations. Why "Beach Notes"?  Well, I have my reasons.  Basically, it goes back to Darrin Bradbury's song "Exile on Myrtle Beach" which may not entirely be about the South Carolina community.  That's all I will say for now.

Beach Notes 12-3-2019 $2 Tuesday
It promised to be a good one. I mean $2 Tuesday's are all good (or at least I can't remember one that wasn't), but this one - well, I knew (or at least knew of) everyone playing, and I would get to meet Mark Cline Bates whose album King of the Crows was among my favorites of 2019 and hear him perform.  
The night got off to an auspicious start - Jon and Adrienne were already there when I got there. I caught up with Jon and our talk turned to the intersection of punk rock and Americana music. As it does.  It was good to catch up. 
Serious conversations about the challenges of life and aging and ailing parents. A math professor originally from Holland told a joke in Saxon. (Yeah, it was that kind of night).  The 5 Spot is always a good place for people watching.  You see all kinds of people there. As an observer of human behavior, I like to see how people behave. Go figure. 
The music was top-notch - which almost goes without saying.  Mark Cline Bates, Stephie James, Clark Paterson, host Derek Hoke, and Jon Byrd and a particularly potent version of Byrd's Auto Parts (David Conrad, Justin Amaral, Leo Grassl, Diego on Trombone, and Nick Beaudoing (of Runner of the Woods) on accordion.)  With Tim Hibbs holding down the 1s and the 2s spinning $1 finds from a New York trip. We were all singing along at some points, and I had to tell a younger person what "Back on the Chain Gang" by The Pretenders was. 
$2 Tuesday is about the music and the community and the $2 Yazoos, and it is about expecting the unexpected.   Once again, I think how cool it is to live where I do and how cool it is that Derek Hoke started and has continued this weekly tradition for so long. 

Now - let's jump back into our recap of 2019!


 

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

E2TG 2019 Recap - Part 2 - Last Supper Mix (Drunk Firefly Remix)



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Looking into the 2020, I want E2TG to better reflect the things happening around music that I find notable and interesting, and I want to be more responsive to submissions that fall outside of the shuffle concept.  Although the shuffle has served me well, at times, I will get a single that I am really interested in writing about but it may take a long time for that one song to come up in a shuffle.

At the same time, it has become necessary to redistribute how I use my time and it is also time for me to look into forging some partnerships to provide more content (dare I use that word?) for the site. That is where I feel I being led as we begin the 10th year of E2TG. I am excited, and I hope you will join me on this new adventure.

First, though, we need to wrap up 2019 and we are doing so by revisiting some of the great music we featured during the year. Today's shuffle overall has a more experimental/alternative feel to it. Let's dig in!

Monday, December 2, 2019

E2TG 2019 Recap - Part 1 - The Auteur Mix (Zachary Remix)



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And we are back.  Hope everyone stateside had a great Thanksgiving, and that everyone else had a good end of last week and great weekend.  We have reached December.  And here at E2TG, it is time to start our review of 2019. As I reported last week, I have created a Spotify playlist - highlighting the music and artists we featured in 2019.  Even limiting the playlist to one song per artist (or album in some cases), we still ended up with over 10 hours of music. So, what with all the holidays and other days off, it is definitely time to start our review.  Over the month, I will start adding some new features to represent our change over to E2TG V3.0 in 2020. That will include highlighting some upcoming and recent music that didn't make its way to us in time to make the 2019 listings

Here is the Playlist - if you want to peruse.  I will be removing songs once we list them here in a shuffle. So, the songs below will not be on the playlist any more.


By the way, since I have been featuring these songs all year, I will not be writing about each song, you can search the site for more information, but I will be highlighting certain artists and albums throughout the month.

Just a quick word about what to expect from E2TG V3.0 which I have been teasing for a few weeks.  Well, it is still a work in progress, but what I have in mind is a more collaborative site - featuring content from others.  More feature oriented - with spotlights on whatever comes up and is interesting. The shuffle will always and forever be an important part of the E2TG experience, but it will no longer be the primary outlet for featuring new music.  Rather, it will go back to the roots be more like the Wild Wednesday shuffles (a mix of old and new music).   Expect, recurring features on upcoming releases, a E2TG Featured Spoitify playlist which will refresh weekly (or so), some writing about the Nashville community, and who knows.

If you are reading this and would like to be part of this journey by submitting content, please reach out.  e2tgmusic@gmail.com is a great way to reach me.

Here is our first recap shuffle for 2019. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Wild Wednesday Morning Shuffle - Hey Lawdy Mama Mix (Moose Remix)



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  *Note: The video playlist at the bottom of the post attempts to closely approximate the shuffle I listened to on my way to work this morning. When a video for a song was not available, I substituted another song by the same artist. When I could not find any videos by an artist, I included a related video or did not include a video for that track. This blog may reference unreleased tracks, however, no unreleased music is ever included.


So, I have created a Spotify Playlist that highlights some of the music featured on E2TG in 2019.  I tried to pick one song for each artist. The playlist is currently over 10 hours long - which means we got to feature a lot of music this year. I will be finalizing the playlist over the long weekend and will use it for my December shuffles - recounting some of my faves of the year.  I think I will also start phasing in some of the new features of E2TG v3.0 which will fully go live in January.  For now, I am going to stay with Blogger but I may move to a new platform later. 

Any way, let's close out this short week with a long Wild Wednesday shuffle that definitely lives up to the name...

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Trending Tuesday Morning Shuffle - The Slouch Mix (Little Rabbit Remix)



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  *Note: The video playlist at the bottom of the post attempts to closely approximate the shuffle I listened to on my way to work this morning. When a video for a song was not available, I substituted another song by the same artist. When I could not find any videos by an artist, I included a related video or did not include a video for that track. This blog may reference unreleased tracks, however, no unreleased music is ever included.


Honestly, just trying to make it through this short work week... I might make it - still up in the air...

Let's get to some fine, fine Trending Tuesday music -




Monday, November 25, 2019

Music City Monday Morning Shuffle - Half Acre of Rock Mix (Trust Fund Hobo Remix)



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  *Note: The video playlist at the bottom of the post attempts to closely approximate the shuffle I listened to on my way to work this morning. When a video for a song was not available, I substituted another song by the same artist. When I could not find any videos by an artist, I included a related video or did not include a video for that track. This blog may reference unreleased tracks, however, no unreleased music is ever included.

First of all, a huge thanks for making the 2019 WXNA Fall Pledge Drive a rousing success!  We met and exceeded our goal!




It is Thanksgiving Week.  I will be posting shuffles through Wednesday and then taking the rest of the week off for the holiday. 

Let's get right into the shuffle.  I think this week will be pretty laid back, but as always great music...

On Monday we shuffle tracks from the Music City Monday Spotify Playlist...


Friday, November 22, 2019

Featured Friday Morning Shuffle - Brat Weekend Mix (Jukebox Heart Remix)



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  *Note: The video playlist at the bottom of the post attempts to closely approximate the shuffle I listened to on my way to work this morning. When a video for a song was not available, I substituted another song by the same artist. When I could not find any videos by an artist, I included a related video or did not include a video for that track. This blog may reference unreleased tracks, however, no unreleased music is ever included.

This is my last day to remind you to make a donation to the WXNA Pledge Drive, but the drive runs through Sunday.



Time is marching on, and I am getting ready for a soft launch of E2TG version 3.0 soon.  I am going to make some decisions over the weekend about the timing of the changes.  December is historically the month we review the year that is winding down - which we do in the context of our annual awards - The Earies (tagline: They sound odd, but they really aren't)


Let's jump into this shuffle!

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Trending Thursday Morning Shuffle - C'est La Vie Mix (Fortune Cookie Remix)



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  *Note: The video playlist at the bottom of the post attempts to closely approximate the shuffle I listened to on my way to work this morning. When a video for a song was not available, I substituted another song by the same artist. When I could not find any videos by an artist, I included a related video or did not include a video for that track. This blog may reference unreleased tracks, however, no unreleased music is ever included.


A bit short on time, but I will take a couple of minutes to remind you that the WXNA Fall Pledge Drive is running through this Sunday, November 24.  You can donate to support this vital community resource by visiting wxnafm.org or by calling (615) 933-9962 during broadcast hours.





Now, it is shuffle time!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Wild Wednesday Morning Shuffle - Late Devonian Mix (Magic Bus Remix)



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    *Note: The video playlist at the bottom of the post attempts to closely approximate the shuffle I listened to on my way to work this morning. When a video for a song was not available, I substituted another song by the same artist. When I could not find any videos by an artist, I included a related video or did not include a video for that track. This blog may reference unreleased tracks, however, no unreleased music is ever included.

Think of supporting WXNA like subscribing to your favorite streaming service.  You can choose to make recurring monthly donation. The best part is you can pick what level you are able to give. Try that with AppNetify +.

Again to donate you can visit wxnafm.org  or call 615-933-9962.  By the way, if you donate during Double Shot  (Saturday from 9-11am), your donation will be triple matched thanks to some of our fine supporters.



Let's get WILD with a Wild Wednesday shuffle - a shuffle of all the music I have saved to my phone's memory card.  It amounts to over 3,000 songs - I think.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Trending Tuesday Morning Shuffle - Back on the Radio Mix (Troubles Troubles Remix)



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  *Note: The video playlist at the bottom of the post attempts to closely approximate the shuffle I listened to on my way to work this morning. When a video for a song was not available, I substituted another song by the same artist. When I could not find any videos by an artist, I included a related video or did not include a video for that track. This blog may reference unreleased tracks, however, no unreleased music is ever included.

ICYMI yesterday, we are in the midst of the Fall Pledge Drive for WXNA Nashville. I could go on and on as to WHY you should want to support WXNA (I just did on Facebook), but if you already know you want to make a donation, the HOW of it is really simple.  Visit wxnafm.org. The info you need is right on the homepage - including details of the various levels of giving and the related premiums being offered.  While at the website, you can livestream the station, check out the schedule and archives, and read more about the things that make WXNA a community resource.



Now, it is time for the Shuffle!

Monday, November 18, 2019

Music City Monday Shuffle - Synchronicity Mix (Breakfast Remix)



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  *Note: The video playlist at the bottom of the post attempts to closely approximate the shuffle I listened to on my way to work this morning. When a video for a song was not available, I substituted another song by the same artist. When I could not find any videos by an artist, I included a related video or did not include a video for that track. This blog may reference unreleased tracks, however, no unreleased music is ever included.





It is time for the WXNA Fall Pledge Drive!  Please help support this independent, free-form, listener-supported, community radio station today.  You can call (615) 933-9962 that's (615) 993-WXNA or you can visit wxnafm.org   There are some fantastic "Thank You" gifts this time around, but more important, you will doing you part to getting great radio alive and well in Nashville.


Now, we are back in time for Music City Monday - exploring some of the music that makes Nashville Music City USA!

Let's go!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Trending Thursday Morning Shuffle - Caged Up Bull Mix (Land of Dismay Remix)



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  *Note: The video playlist at the bottom of the post attempts to closely approximate the shuffle I listened to on my way to work this morning. When a video for a song was not available, I substituted another song by the same artist. When I could not find any videos by an artist, I included a related video or did not include a video for that track. This blog may reference unreleased tracks, however, no unreleased music is ever included.

No post tomorrow.  I will be off work.  I am hard at work on the upcoming E2TG reboot.  Before that, we have the end of the year getting closer, and per usual, I feel totally unprepared.

Anyway, here is today's shuffle - enjoy!




Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Wild Wednesday Morning Shuffle - Night Swimming Mix (Godflower Remix)



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  *Note: The video playlist at the bottom of the post attempts to closely approximate the shuffle I listened to on my way to work this morning. When a video for a song was not available, I substituted another song by the same artist. When I could not find any videos by an artist, I included a related video or did not include a video for that track. This blog may reference unreleased tracks, however, no unreleased music is ever included.

Fun night at The 5 Spot - with an early show featuring Sally Jaye, Stuffy Shmitt, and Bob Lewis and Megan Palmer. Some of the finest songwriters Nashville has to offer.  Then, $2 Tuesday with Grady Spencer, John Dennis, Derek Hoke, Mercury Blonde, and  Palm Palm.

Let's jump into the shuffle. It's Wednesday - time for a Wild Wednesday shuffle!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Trending Tuesday Morning Shuffle - The Far Side Mix (Mortal Flames Remix)



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  *Note: The video playlist at the bottom of the post attempts to closely approximate the shuffle I listened to on my way to work this morning. When a video for a song was not available, I substituted another song by the same artist. When I could not find any videos by an artist, I included a related video or did not include a video for that track. This blog may reference unreleased tracks, however, no unreleased music is ever included.


And we are back after an extra long weekend.  Time for a Trending Tuesday shuffle.




Thursday, November 7, 2019

Trending Thursday Morning Shuffle - Humankind Mix (Not My War Remix)



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  *Note: The video playlist at the bottom of the post attempts to closely approximate the shuffle I listened to on my way to work this morning. When a video for a song was not available, I substituted another song by the same artist. When I could not find any videos by an artist, I included a related video or did not include a video for that track. This blog may reference unreleased tracks, however, no unreleased music is ever included.

Okay - This will be my last shuffle until next Tuesday.  Big doings this weekend, and Monday is a holiday from work.  So, let's go!



Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Wild Wednesday Morning Shuffle - Went Away for the Holiday Mix (Harmando Remix)



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  *Note: The video playlist at the bottom of the post attempts to closely approximate the shuffle I listened to on my way to work this morning. When a video for a song was not available, I substituted another song by the same artist. When I could not find any videos by an artist, I included a related video or did not include a video for that track. This blog may reference unreleased tracks, however, no unreleased music is ever included.

Moving on.  We've reached the mid-point of the week.  On Wednesday, we get wild at #E2TG - meaning we shuffle up all the songs I have collected over the years. It can be new songs and older songs, songs from albums we are now or have previously featured on E2TG, songs from my personal collection and odds and ends downloaded and saved over the years. Sometimes, songs come up and I have no idea when or how I added them.  It makes for a fun - wild mix of music - so sit back and enjoy.  (Note: a few songs were not available for the video playlist - so substitute songs by the same artists were added).



Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Trending Tuesday Morning Shuffle - Copycat Mix (Hey America! Remix)



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  *Note: The video playlist at the bottom of the post attempts to closely approximate the shuffle I listened to on my way to work this morning. When a video for a song was not available, I substituted another song by the same artist. When I could not find any videos by an artist, I included a related video or did not include a video for that track. This blog may reference unreleased tracks, however, no unreleased music is ever included.



Stepping further into the week, we have another Trending Tuesday Shuffle for you... hope you enjoy!



John Dennis: Photo: Kelsey Ann Thomas

Monday, November 4, 2019

Music City Monday Morning Shuffle - Middle School Frown Mix (Greying Out Remix)



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  *Note: The video playlist at the bottom of the post attempts to closely approximate the shuffle I listened to on my way to work this morning. When a video for a song was not available, I substituted another song by the same artist. When I could not find any videos by an artist, I included a related video or did not include a video for that track. This blog may reference unreleased tracks, however, no unreleased music is ever included.


Got to check out The Lilliston Effect for a bit at Dee's yesterday afternoon.  They play the Sunday brunch there on a regular basis - for great Sunday afternoon jazz  - check them out.

Last night was a stellar night of the best songwriters that East Nashville has to offer. It was the Nick Nace CD Release Show for Wrestling With the Mystery - which we are covering here.  Darrin Bradbury opened. Great to see him again. He played mostly new songs and songs from his latest album. The new songs are among the best I have heard from him.

Jon Latham was next. It has been a while since I saw Jon solo, and I was reminded of what he can do with just his voice, his guitar, and his songs.

Next, Jon joined Nick's band for a great set of songs. Nick is an incredible songwriter with an easy, charm. Megan Palmer, Erin Nelson, and Katie Blomarz rounded out the wonderful band.

Ryan Sobb and his band closed the night.  Ryan is one of the best and most unique songwriters around, and his power trio - featuring Chase Ballenger and Preston Cochran just seems to get better and better. They earned an encore last night.


Let's move on to the shuffle! It is Music City Monday!



Friday, November 1, 2019

Featured Friday Morning Shuffle - Today Mix (Post-Neurotic Remix)



Be sure to "Like" Ear to the Ground on Facebook! *Note: The video playlist at the bottom of the post attempts to closely approximate the shuffle I listened to on my way to work this morning. When a video for a song was not available, I substituted another song by the same artist. When I could not find any videos by an artist, I included a related video or did not include a video for that track. This blog may reference unreleased tracks, however, no unreleased music is ever included.


Got those post-Halloween, really tired, but it's Friday and not raining, but it's cold blues... not really... but all of those things are true except the blues part.. but it could happen...

Anyway,  let's close out the week in style with a fine, fine Friday shuffle!

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Trending Thursday Morning Shuffle - Food Court Blues Mix (Drilla Hole Remix)



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  *Note: The video playlist at the bottom of the post attempts to closely approximate the shuffle I listened to on my way to work this morning. When a video for a song was not available, I substituted another song by the same artist. When I could not find any videos by an artist, I included a related video or did not include a video for that track. This blog may reference unreleased tracks, however, no unreleased music is ever included


Moving on through the week!  Happy Halloween and happy Thursday!   Let's jump right into the shuffle!

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Wild Wednesday Morning Shuffle - Nocturnal Emissions from the 29th Century Mix (Velvet Fog Remix)



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  *Note: The video playlist at the bottom of the post attempts to closely approximate the shuffle I listened to on my way to work this morning. When a video for a song was not available, I substituted another song by the same artist. When I could not find any videos by an artist, I included a related video or did not include a video for that track. This blog may reference unreleased tracks, however, no unreleased music is ever included.



Got those rainy day, mid-week, stayed out too late blues...   But, not really blues, but it is mid-week and rainy, and I did stay out too late...   Another fine edition of $2 Tuesday - great hangs, cool music, and $2 Yazoos for $2 admission.  Jack Silverman was dazzling with his jazzy, improvisational guitar sounds as he opened the night of music, Kristen Englenz made her $2 Tuesday debut to close out the night - with a killer band. In between was host Derek Hoke and Cara Louise from St. Louis. Plus DJ Tim Hibbs spinning Halloween themed songs.

Onward, it is Wednesday and that is day, we get wild and just throw open the shuffle to whatever songs are on my phone. Let's go!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Trending Tuesday Morning Shuffle - Caravan Mix (Baby Steps Remix)



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  *Note: The video playlist at the bottom of the post attempts to closely approximate the shuffle I listened to on my way to work this morning. When a video for a song was not available, I substituted another song by the same artist. When I could not find any videos by an artist, I included a related video or did not include a video for that track. This blog may reference unreleased tracks, however, no unreleased music is ever included.


Good morning.  It is Tuesday.  I had an enjoyable evening at Dee's in Madison.  Checking out Madison Guild Monday with Luisa Lopez, Tom Mason, Meghan Hayes, Mando Saenz, and Bob Lewis - with Megan Palmer making several guest appearances.

After that, I stayed for Cordovas who were remarkable as always.

A relatively short shuffle this morning due to some technical issues (i.e. apps not behaving like I want them to) but what are you going to do? Let's go!

Monday, October 28, 2019

Music City Monday Morning Shuffle - Alabama 1981 Mix (Thomas Wolfe Remix)



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  *Note: The video playlist at the bottom of the post attempts to closely approximate the shuffle I listened to on my way to work this morning. When a video for a song was not available, I substituted another song by the same artist. When I could not find any videos by an artist, I included a related video or did not include a video for that track. This blog may reference unreleased tracks, however, no unreleased music is ever included.


On we go,  back at it for another week of E2TG. I am hard at work developing a plan for my proposed "reboot" of E2TG scheduled for early 2020.  I have some good things in mind.

Now, let's get on with the Music City Monday shuffle!

Friday, October 25, 2019

Featured Friday Morning Shuffle - Hammerheads Mix (Piss and Vinegar Remix)



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*Note: The video playlist at the bottom of the post attempts to closely approximate the shuffle I listened to on my way to work this morning. When a video for a song was not available, I substituted another song by the same artist. When I could not find any videos by an artist, I included a related video or did not include a video for that track. This blog may reference unreleased tracks, however, no unreleased music is ever included.


Ready to head into the weekend.  The Residency is over, but still much work to be done.


Today's Featured Friday shuffle is up next!





Thursday, October 24, 2019

Trending Thursday Morning Shuffle - October Again Mix (Mama's Boy Remix)



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  *Note: The video playlist at the bottom of the post attempts to closely approximate the shuffle I listened to on my way to work this morning. When a video for a song was not available, I substituted another song by the same artist. When I could not find any videos by an artist, I included a related video or did not include a video for that track. This blog may reference unreleased tracks, however, no unreleased music is ever included.


And that's a wrap!  Thank you to everyone who came out.  Last night was a blast.  The Big Dumb and Microwave Mountain were fantastic. We had a good crowd and a good time.

Thanks to The 5 Spot for being awesome as always. Thanks to everyone who came out throughout the five weeks.  Thanks to Ben Arthur, Conrad y Skordalia, Ryan Sobb, Don Gallardo, Jason Erie, The Truehearts, Josh Gray, Meghan Hayes, The Big Dumb, and Microwave Mountain for making me look like I know what I am doing. 

I have something different in mind for 2020 and our 9th Anniversary, but I am going to take some time to absorb all the goodness of our 8th Anniversary,

Onward, time for another Trending Thursday Shuffle - let's go!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Wild Wednesday Morning Shuffle - Slow Learner Mix (C Sharp Remix)



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  *Note: The video playlist at the bottom of the post attempts to closely approximate the shuffle I listened to on my way to work this morning. When a video for a song was not available, I substituted another song by the same artist. When I could not find any videos by an artist, I included a related video or did not include a video for that track. This blog may reference unreleased tracks, however, no unreleased music is ever included.

The E2TG 8th Anniversary Residency wraps up tonight!

September 25 - Week 1: Ben Arthur + Conrad y Skordalia (SUCCESS!)

October 2 - Week 2: Ryan Sobb + Don Gallardo (Album Release Show)  

(SUCCESS!)
October 9 - Week 3: The Truehearts + Jason Erie (SUCCESS!)

October 16 - Week 4:  Josh Gray  + Meghan Hayes (SUCCESS!)


October 23 - Week 5: Microwave Mountain + The Big Dumb (TODAY!!!!)

This is it!  The E2TG 8th Anniversary will wrap up its 5 week run at The 5 Spot with performances by The Big Dumb and Microwave Mountain. I am so stoked for this show.  The Big Dumb, you may recall, are the reigning E2TG Band of the Year, and Microwave Mountain are one of the best bands working in Nashville.



I took an unexpected day off yesterday, so for today's Wild Wednesday shuffle - we are going to pull from the "New Music" playlist.  Don't worry, it is pretty wild as it is.


Monday, October 21, 2019

Music City Monday Morning Shuffle - Calvary Hill Mix (Teenage Bliss Remix)



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  *Note: The video playlist at the bottom of the post attempts to closely approximate the shuffle I listened to on my way to work this morning. When a video for a song was not available, I substituted another song by the same artist. When I could not find any videos by an artist, I included a related video or did not include a video for that track. This blog may reference unreleased tracks, however, no unreleased music is ever included.

The E2TG 8th Anniversary Residency is almost over!

September 25 - Week 1: Ben Arthur + Conrad y Skordalia (SUCCESS!)

October 2 - Week 2: Ryan Sobb + Don Gallardo (Album Release Show)  

(SUCCESS!)
October 9 - Week 3: The Truehearts + Jason Erie (SUCCESS!)

October 16 - Week 4:  Josh Gray  + Meghan Hayes (SUCCESS!)


October 23 - Week 5: Microwave Mountain + The Big Dumb (Two Days Away!)


We are gearing up for the grand finale of the E2TG 8th Anniversary Residency.  I am very excited for this one.  I hope you can make it out!


I got to see one of my musical heroes last night. Mike Watt brought his Missingmen  to the legendary Exit/In.   It was a very fun show - lots of Minutemen song plus some choice covers.   Great night overall - with Nashville band Look What I Did  opening, followed by Memphis band Joecephus and the George Jonestown Massacre.

We have a Music City Monday shuffle - so let's get to it!

Friday, October 18, 2019

Featured Friday Morning Shuffle - Big Ol' Party Mix (Beepsy Remix)



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  *Note: The video playlist at the bottom of the post attempts to closely approximate the shuffle I listened to on my way to work this morning. When a video for a song was not available, I substituted another song by the same artist. When I could not find any videos by an artist, I included a related video or did not include a video for that track. This blog may reference unreleased tracks, however, no unreleased music is ever included.


The E2TG 8th Anniversary Residency is almost over!

September 25 - Week 1: Ben Arthur + Conrad y Skordalia (SUCCESS!)

October 2 - Week 2: Ryan Sobb + Don Gallardo (Album Release Show)  

(SUCCESS!)
October 9 - Week 3: The Truehearts + Jason Erie (SUCCESS!)

October 16 - Week 4:  Josh Gray  + Meghan Hayes (SUCCESS!)


October 23 - Week 5: Microwave Mountain + The Big Dumb (Five Days Away!)



Limping into the weekend....

Been working on my plan for wrapping up 2019 on E2TG and gearing up for the launch of E2TG v3.0 coming early, early 2020 (with MAYBE some features rolling out before then... maybe).

Let's go!

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Trending Thursday Morning Shuffle - Good Old Days Mix (Big City Twist Remix)



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  *Note: The video playlist at the bottom of the post attempts to closely approximate the shuffle I listened to on my way to work this morning. When a video for a song was not available, I substituted another song by the same artist. When I could not find any videos by an artist, I included a related video or did not include a video for that track. This blog may reference unreleased tracks, however, no unreleased music is ever included.

The E2TG 8th Anniversary Residency is almost over!

September 25 - Week 1: Ben Arthur + Conrad y Skordalia (SUCCESS!)

October 2 - Week 2: Ryan Sobb + Don Gallardo (Album Release Show)  

(SUCCESS!)
October 9 - Week 3: The Truehearts + Jason Erie (SUCCESS!)

October 16 - Week 4:  Josh Gray  + Meghan Hayes (SUCESS!)


October 23 - Week 5: Microwave Mountain + The Big Dumb (Six Days Away!)


Huge thanks to everyone who came out last night, to Josh Gray and Meghan Hayes and their incredible bands, and to The 5 Spot.  We have one more week of the E2TG Residency to go.  Next Wednesday, we will have The Big Dumb and Microwave Mountain!  It's going to be an epic night!




I am a bit short on time, so let's dive into the Trending Thursday shuffle!