Wednesday, December 31, 2014

I Saw The Light

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Xavier Rudd - Creating A Dream

From "The Good Lie" movie soundtrack.

"Imagine every where was free to roam
imagine if the trees could tell us where to go
imagine that the sun could fill each lonely heart
imagine confrontation never got a start

Imagine things will were always crystal clear
imagine if the mind never interfered
imagine we could fly with broken wings
imagine if the heart could shed its skin

Imagine sacred sites were left to be
imagine if true activists controlled tv
imagine captain watson had the final say
imagine if industry just had to obey

Please patience please
please patience please
I'm creating a dream"

Xavier Rudd - Creating A Dream

Friday, December 19, 2014

Philip Catherine & Martin Wind - Pivoine b/w Toscane

Guitar & Bass. Es todo. Sublime.
Pivoine

Toscane

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hurray For The Riff Raff - The New SF Bay Blues b/w The Body Electric & Small Town Heroes

"I said a women's heart is made from rock. And if you love her she'll give all she's got."
The New SF Bay Blues

"The whole world sings like there's nothing going wrong."
The Body Electric

"I wanted love, wanted love. But I just couldn't give enough."
Small Town Heroes

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Cracker - El Cerrito

"Everybody's squeaky clean, they look and dress and act the same"
El Cerrito

Monday, December 15, 2014

Sylvan Esso - H.S.K.T. b/w Coffee

"Wherever I end up I sleep like a stone."
H.S.K.T. (Head Shoulders Knees Toes)

"True, it's dance, we know the moves, the bow, the dip, the woo.
Though the words are true the state is old news."
Coffee

"I had a dog before now don't know where it's gone"

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Willie Nelson - I Don't Know Where I Am Today b/w Who'll Buy My Memories, Laws of Nature, & Walkin'

"This song has so many notes to play, I just hope that I hit them all today."
I Don't Know Where I Am Today

"A past that's sprinkled with the blues, few old dreams that I can't use, who'll buy my memories of things that used to be?

"I get my energy from the sun, and I'm not the only one."
Laws of Nature

"Walkin' is better than running away. Crawling ain't no good at all."

live version:

Friday, December 12, 2014

Luluc - Small Window

Crystal water in a blue dream
stretching further than I can see
I try and try to swim all the way
but must learn to use my body well
Small Window

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Kelley Mickwee - Hotel Jackson

"You talk with lips I want to kiss."
Hotel Jackson

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Cariad Harmon - Every Time b/w Like You & Shame

"There ain't no one here aside from you who's having fun."
Every Time

"Underneath the sky I crossed my heart and hoped to die."
Like You

"No matter what I do I'll never win."
Shame

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Sun Kil Moon - Ben's My Friend b/w Truck Driver

"She said I seemed distracted and asked what was going on with me? I said I can't explain it, it's a middle aged thing."
Ben's My Friend

"In the winters us kids would order Dominoes and watch Happy Days and in the summer we get frogs at the pond and fry up their legs."
Truck Driver

Monday, December 08, 2014

Kirsty McGee and the Hobopop Collective - Salt

". . no lasting damage done. . ."
Salt

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Joe Henry - Sparrow b/w Grave Angels & Lead Me On

"I want for the hungry years to be swallowed by this room"
Sparrow

"It’s cool like the shadow of all that we’ve seen by the light that we can’t understand."
Grave Angels

"The quiet of midnight is bright and it sounds an alarm."
Lead Me On

Phil Christie - Song For A Winter's Night

A beautiful, non-typical holiday cover from Phil's recent Christmas release:
"The smoke is rising in the shadows overhead"
Song For A Winter's Night

No video from Phil, so here's the original beauty, circa 1967 =:-)

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Angaleena Presley - Knocked Up b/w All I Ever Wanted & Surrender

"Belly full of baby and a shotgun wedding."
Knocked Up

"I live myself one hell of a life! (I mighta stole a kiss, but I never told a lie)"
All I Ever Wanted

"Reaching for perfection surely backfired on me."
Surrender

Friday, December 05, 2014

Dirk Powell - Rollin’ Round This Town

"I ain't never done till I see the risin' sun. . ."
Rollin’ Round This Town

No videos yet =:-(
This is a fine live gig for a cameraman and some bunnies:

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Lyle Lovett - If I Had A Boat

Featured in the movie "Still Alice". Timeless.
Lyle Lovett - If I Had A Boat

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet - Discipline Meets the Offbeat One b/w The 21st Century Trad Band & 18th Letter of Silence

Awesome eartastin' pleasures.
Discipline Meets the Offbeat One

The 21st Century Trad Band

18th Letter of Silence

The Decemberists - Better Not Wake the Baby b/w Anti-Summersong

"Use your skull like a cannonball, but you" Better Not Wake the Baby

"I'm not going on just to sing another summersong. So long, farewell, don't everybody fall all over themselves."
Anti-Summersong

So, no new videos to share at this time, so why not watch the original "sing-along suicide song"?

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Kassé Mady Diabaté - Toumaro b/w Douba Diabira

The music is wonderful, the voice transcends.
Toumaro

Douba Diabira

No video for this set yet. Enjoy this power:

The Decemberists - Cavalry Captain b/w Philomena

A lost single from 1967 ;) Great horn charts on side one, and some flipped out Bacharach violin charts on side 2. Saw those wonderful back-up singers on American Bandstand just last week - always a joy.

Enjoy both sides - I know this eartaster loves to keep flipping this one - good finger excercise. And, for those still young enough - both sides are easy to dance to!


"I am the common collective"
Cavalry Captain

"I found I quickly bored - I wanted more! So I'll be your candle, and I'll be your statuette!"
Philomena

Solo:

Monday, December 01, 2014

Kate Rusby - We Will Sing b/w After This

"When winter by the door she cowers, we will sing"
We Will Sing

"When she sings she's always good." After This

The Decemberists - Make You Better b/w The Singer Addresses His Audience

It's so nice and scary that December is here again. Time moves too quick, but we love that new music doesn't stop. What better way to start December?

"All I wanted was a shimmer in your shine to make me bright"
Make You Better

"We know you threw your arms around us
In the hopes we wouldn’t change
But we had to change some
You know, to belong to you"
The Singer Addresses His Audience

Hilarious:

Solo:

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Dylan Howe - Moss Garden

Bowie is Jazz.
Moss Garden

flavors from the CD:

The original version. . .

Seth Walker - Jesus (Make My Bed)

"It's too late to listen to the words he said. . ."
Jesus (Make My Bed)

"It serves me right 'cause I served him wrong."
Truth time. It's never top late to listen to the words he said =:-)

Fifth Harmony - Noche de paz


Noche de paz

Tamar Braxton - Sleigh Ride


Sleigh Ride

The Blind Boys of Alabama - Christ Was Born On Christmas Morn b/w Merry Christmas!


Christ Was Born On Christmas Morn

Merry Christmas!

John Zorn - Alamot b/w 'Ayummah & Nirdi

With Bill Frisell, Carol Emanuel & Kenny Wollesen)
Alamot

'Ayummah

Nirdi

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Nels Cline & Julian Lage - Amenette b/w Blues, Too

Dueling Guitars
Amenette

The music between the notes. . .
Blues, Too

Caleb Caudle - How'd You Learn

How'd you learn to calm the storm, how'd you learn to make a cold heart warm?"
How'd You Learn

No video of this song found, but this is fun:

Stromae - Meltdown

Stromae - Meltdown

Happy Thanksgiving all!

"Life is like a costume party. . .
We're all tryin' to be somebody else. . .
Your heart knows you hate yourself. . .
It's all pain we felt. . .
. . .Try to restrain us - even though you trained us!"
Meltdown

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Quique Escamilla - Presa Fácil b/w 500 Years of Night

The dancing beauty of the music transcends all language barriers.
Presa Fácil

"I'm still here watching faithfully. Don't surrender. Don't stop breathing."
500 Years of Night

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

One Direction - Fireproof b/w Once in a Lifetime

Pure eartasty pop lyric and presentation. "Nobody loves you baby the way I do."
Fireproof

"it feels like a dream."
Once in a Lifetime

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown - Jungle Fever b/w Zim Zam Zim & The Formless Depths

"She started dancing. I lost my mind!"
Jungle Fever

"Let the vision come from where we all start - from before the big bang - from before conditions begin!"
Zim Zam Zim

"A heart with no pity sliding down the slippery pole to the edge of the night."
The Formless Depths

Saturday, November 22, 2014

John the Conqueror - Waking Up to You b/w Let's Burn Down the Cornfield

Enunciation does not reign here, and the music rocks - so dance!
Waking Up to You

Fine cover version of this classic.
Let's Burn Down the Cornfield

Friday, November 21, 2014

Swear & Shake - Friday I'm In Love (cover)

Still Friday When I see this. Thanks Keri & Kari!

Candi Staton - Treat Me Like a Secret b/w A Better World Coming

"There's got to be a reason for the changes you put me through."
Treat Me Like a Secret

"How can we solve a problem when the problem lies within?"
A Better World Coming

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Ruthie Foster - Second Coming b/w Brand New Day & The Ghetto

"you can kill this body, but you can't kill my mind. . ."
Second Coming

"I'm free. Are you?"
Brand New Day

"You might hear neighbors cussing when a kid breaks a window pane."
The Ghetto

Linsey Pollak - Carrot Jam

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Frank Yamma - Everybody's Talking b/w A Blackman's Crying & Pit Juli Wankanye

Expert rock and roll in the Pitjantjatjara language.
Everybody's Talking

“The things you’ve taken from me belong to my people - now it’s gone like a dreamtime song”
A Blackman's Crying

Tasty dance inflected Pitjantjatjara rock and roll.
Pit Juli Wankanye

"Do you really know me? Do you understand me?"

Monday, November 17, 2014

Kasey Chambers - I'm Alive

"With my finger on the trigger I shot and I missed..."
I'm Alive

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Jess Klein - Dear God

"This life has got me talking to you. . ."
Dear God

No video yet. Here's a live stream from SXSW 2010:

Willie Nelson - Yesterday

"Suddenly I'm not half the man I used to be. There's a shadow hanging over me."
Yesterday

The Airborne Toxic Event - No More Lonely Nights

"Another lonely night might take forever. We've only got each other to blame."
No More Lonely Nights

Sammy Hagar - Birthday

"They say it's your birthday. It's my birthday, too. Yeah! Well we're gonna have a good time!"
Birthday

B.B. King - On the Way

"It would have been a lie if I said that I could please you every moment that I try."
On the Way

Steve Miller - Junior's Farm

"Olly Hardy should have had more sense,
He bought a gee-gee and he jumped the fence,
All for the sake of a couple of pence."
Junior's Farm

Smokey Robinson - So Bad

"There is a pain inside my heart that means so much to me. . ."
So Bad

Corinne Bailey Rae - Bluebird

"and you know what love is for. . ."
Bluebird

Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Coral - Wrapped in Blue

"Play a song inside my mind and I'll have to let it go. . ."
Wrapped in Blue

Friday, November 14, 2014

Eric Bibb - Dream Catchers b/w Remember the Ones & Home

"Long time ago elders lit the fires, sending up the sparks higher and higher."
Dream Catchers

"Remember the ones who kept on walking when others triued to turn them around.
Remember the ones who kept on getting up everytime they was knocked down."
Remember the Ones

"My people led us through the fire and we are still not home yet."
Home

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tony Allen - Ewa b/w Boat Journey

Full five course meal eartaste drumming dance. . .
Ewa

"Running away from misery. . ."
Boat Journey

"If you're lucky to arrive, deep inside you will find yourself."

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Michael Leonard Witham - Sideways Grin & a Wandering Eye

"She always knows when the lows outweigh the highs."
Sideways Grin & a Wandering Eye

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Lutine - Sallow Tree

"Ancient words bring me down. . ."
Sallow Tree

Monday, November 10, 2014

Popa Chubby - I'm Feelin' Lucky

"Got a four leaf clover tatooed on my arm."
I'm Feelin' Lucky

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Bette Midler - Bei Mir Bist du Schon b/w Baby It's You & Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

The Divine Miss M returns successfully to her 1972 formula.
Bei Mir Bist du Schon

Baby It's You

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

Jerry Léonide - Mauritius

Jazz suiteness in tribute to the island nation.
Mauritius

No vids, but short 2012 concert available for soul traveling eartasters:

Natalie Cressman - Turn the Sea

"You can't turn the ocean on it's back."
Turn the Sea

Jonathan - Whirled Beat

Found music. Thanks Annie!

Rory Block - Jesus Is a Mighty Good Leader b/w I'm So Glad

"Let Jesus lead. . ."
Jesus Is a Mighty Good Leader

I'm So Glad

John Zorn - Into the Light b/w Transmigration of the Magus & Perfect Mind

This beautiful set is not being marketed as a Christmas CD, and that's okay. It's being marketed as a meditation on the departing of Lou Reed from our plane of existence. No matter, it fits the season, and is a welcome addition to the eartaste world of wonder. Do you hear what I hear?
Into the Light

Transmigration of the Magus

Perfect Mind

Gnostic Hymn

No vids yet. An earlier meditation:

And here's a rocking out version of John Zorn in concert to contrast:

Vic Mulkey & The Blue Veins - Christmas List b/w Fat Old Man

"Four bags of money and some cuban cigars, some mohair suits and a trip to Mars."
Christmas List b/w Fat Old Man

Jordan Lee - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas b/w Emmanuel

Tasty light and fluffy desserts for Christmas.
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Emmanuel

Please Come Home For Christmas

Mark Kozelek - Do You Hear What I Hear

"A star, a star dancing in the night with a tail as big as a kite."
Do You Hear What I Hear

No Christmas vids yet. Here's an oldie:

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Eric Bibb - Silver Spoon b/w Driftin' Door To Door & Turner Station

"I made my home in the north country in a time very few people looked like me."
Silver Spoon

"I've been down to Mexico - every where's the same. Hard times every place I go." Driftin' Door To Door

"Everything done changed - my walk, my talk, my state of mind - since I made the decision to leave this town behind."
Turner Station

Macy Gray - Bang Bang b/w Hands & Need You Now

We don't listen to Macy for the poetry. We dance with Macy for the eartasting joy.
Bang Bang

"I know you know that I'll keep you satisfied."
Hands

First Time

"I've been waiting for a long time for the world to change to get it right"
Need You Now

Friday, November 07, 2014

The New Basement Tapes - Kansas City b/w Spanish Mary +

Skip all the hype. Just enjoy the music =:-)
Kansas City

"Is it a mystery to live or a mystery to die?"
Spanish Mary

"There was no organization I wanted to join. . ."
Nothing To It

When I Get My Hands on You

Duncan and Jimmy

Stranger

Card Shark

"I'll be gone by tonight she told me today."
The Whistle Is Blowing

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Pink Floyd - It's What We Do b/w Sum

Instrumental bliss. . .
It's What We Do

Sum

None of the videos on youtube match the released album. Enjoy this classic instead:

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Marianne Faithfull - The Price Of Love

"You're dancing slow, you're dancing fast -
You're happy now, but that won't last."
The Price Of Love

"Wine is sweet and gin is bitter -
Drink all you can but you won't forget her."
Classic:

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Sarah Jane Morris - For a Friend b/w Wild Flowers & Men Just Want to Have Fun

"The body changes but the soul remains. . ."
For a Friend

"I remember all the reasons why I had to run away. . ."
Wild Flowers

"when you hold up a condom just watch them run. . ."
Men Just Want to Have Fun

Monday, November 03, 2014

Jerry Lee Lewis - Rock & Roll Time b/w Mississippi Kid & Blues Like Midnight

"Goodness gracious great balls of fire!" Jerry Lee is still burning!

"If sometimes it seems I'm falling behind, remember I'm running, on rock and roll time!"
Rock & Roll Time

"I'm not looking for no trouble, but nobody dogs me 'round."
Mississippi Kid

"I wish a tornado would blow my blues away"
Blues Like Midnight

"I'm not afraid to die. . ."
Stepchild

Old timey wild one while waiting for more new videos:

Pre-Jerry Lee Mississippi Kid =:-)

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Eric Gales - E2 (Note To Note)

Guitar duel/duel with Eric Johnson =:-)
E2 (Note To Note)

No new videos yet. So, enjoy this oldie as interlude. . .

The Living Sisters - Harmony Is Real b/w Baby Wants a Basketball for Christmas & Jingle Bells

"Harmony begins with one, but without two we have none..."
Harmony Is Real

"He wants to play a game, he wants to score. . ."
Baby Wants a Basketball for Christmas

"What fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh. . ."
Jingle Bells

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Billy Cobham - Pomegranates

Pomegranates

Studio version has much better sound, but what a treat to witness a live show. . .

Eartaster: reality show that means something:

Ellis Marsalis Trio - The Breeze and I b/w Things You Never Were

The Breeze and I

Things You Never Were

No new videos. Yet. This live gig will whet your thirst. . .

Sweet. . .

Idina Menzel - Holly Jolly Christmas

Holly Jolly Christmas

Pentatonix - White Winter Hymnal b/w Winter Wonderland & Silent Night

Acapella version of Fleet Foxes =:-)
White Winter Hymnal

Fun medley
Winter Wonderland - Don't Worry Be Happy

Classic
Silent Night

Earth, Wind & Fire - Holiday

No better way to start the holiday season - Joy To The World with a dance beat! "Come on! Yes!"
Holiday

"Let Earth Receive Her King"

Friday, October 31, 2014

Annie Lennox - I Put A Spell On You

Making Halloween a lot more palatable this year with an hour of savory spell-binding videos. . .

"I can't stand it cause you put me down.
I put a spell on you..because you're mine.."
I Put A Spell On You

Annie

Jay

Nina

Creedence

David

Bette


Van

Joe

Eric

Joss

Animals

Jay Live

Thursday, October 30, 2014

You+Me - From a Closet in Norway

"I would rather be anyplace else than here. . ."
From a Closet in Norway

"Since the world is round now, why can't we have everything?"

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

yMusic - Balance Problems

No problems for this eartaster. Fine fine flavors.
Balance Problems

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Cookers - Double or Nothing

Seven Cookers sound like a full jazz dance orchestra. Delicious.
Double or Nothing

An oldie:

Monday, October 27, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Marcia Ball - Like There's No Tomorrow

"Come with me my friends to where the fun begins for a little while."
Like There's No Tomorrow

Shame. No video yet. That's okay - start chewing on this hot tamale, baby

Yusuf - Gold Digger

"Mister, can you hear my children cry?"
Gold Digger

No video yet, so enjoy the oldie:

Northern Soul: The Film Soundtrack (2014)

2 CDs - 54 dance tunes from the 60's for less than $9. No way to lose when purchasing this set. Except a few pounds. The film itself was okay, but ultimately irrelevant; the soundtrack is simply outstanding. Melanie is missing from the soundtrack, but I think it was used in the movie largely as a joke on what was playing on the radio at the time compared to all the great music that wasn't being played. No different than 2014, right?

Northern Soul: The Film Soundtrack

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Martha Tilston - Lovely On the Water

"sons are gone to face the foe where the blundering cannons roar"
Lovely On the Water

No videos yet of the new version of this old tune. In the meantime enjoy the music of the moon. . .

Neil Young - I Want To Drive My Car b/w I'm Glad I Found You

"I need a place to go. Further and further on down the road. I need to find my way."
I Want To Drive My Car

"I'm no different than anyone else. . ." I'm Glad I Found You

Friday, October 24, 2014

Julian Lage & Chris Eldrige - Stone Cross

Pickin' on a dream. . .
Stone Cross

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca - Rumba SoYo

Rumba SoYo

No can find video of Rumba SoYo, So Dikulusu wid yo feets.

Live:

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Trigger Hippy - Rise Up Singing

"I get up in the morning, hear the work bell warning, shuffle to my 9 to 5
I come home in the evening I get that feeling - Lord, I start to come alive"
Rise Up Singing

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Stanley Clarke Band - Pop Virgil b/w Last Train to Sanity

James Brown visits Stanley & pops him one in the virgil! Good fun!
Pop Virgil

Retuning to the jazz root dances with savvy guests from the symphony.
Last Train to Sanity

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Keren Ann - Lay Your Head Down

The movie was over. Right at that moment I thought "that was a waste of 90 minutes" this song started playing. Made the entire movie disappear from my head and a new movie start - worth twice the price of admission. Velvet joy.

"The way you ride those waves makes me want to follow you blind."
Lay Your Head Down

Bill Frisell - Rumble b/w Telstar

Rethinking songs which predicted the 21st century through 21st century ears.
Rumble

Telstar

Lennon reinventions worth digging into - live!

Tiken Jah Fakoly - Diaspora b/w Saya

"Il est enfin que s'envole notre destin"
Diaspora

"Vous êtes tous invités"
Saya

No new videos, so here's a free ticket to a classic show:

Neil Diamond - Melody Road b/w First Time & Something Blue

"I know every song you lead me to is gonna be my friend."
Melody Road

"It's your time for making it happen!
. . .Get out your bed!"
First Time

"You showed what a little bit of love could do.
You opened my eyes and a light came through."
Something Blue

Drunk guy sings 'Bohemian Rhapsody' inside police car

Why in the world this showed up when I was searching you tube for a Minnie Driver video I'll never know. Serendipity is my guess. It's several years old, so everybody on earth has probably seen this but me. You get extra credit if you can watch this more than 4 minutes!

Minnie Driver - Master Blaster b/w Tell Me Why & Love Song

An album of ancient tunes presented with a Minnie attitude.

Master Blaster

Tell Me Why

Love Song

From the park I hear rhythms
Marley's hot on the box
Tonight there will be a party
On the corner at the end of the block

When you're moving in the positive
Your destination is the brightest star

Stevie feelin' as pretty as Minnie:

Glenn Tilbrook - Everybody Sometimes

"With the affable patience of the ruling class. . ."
Everybody Sometimes

Colbie Caillat - Never Gonna Let You Down b/w Land Called Far Away

Pure happy pop =:-)
Never Gonna Let You Down

"Everywhere I go I see a trail of broken hearts."
Land Called Far Away

Bryan Adams - She Knows Me b/w You've Been A Friend To Me

"There's a constant fire inside of her. . ."
She Knows Me

"I ain't to proud to say You've Been A Friend To Me"

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Chris Duarte Group - Jump The Trane'

Good Saturday night instrumental dance groove. Not available as single :( Jump The Trane'

No new videos yet. Here's a 14 year old show to fill the Saturday night blues dance hour.

John Oszajca - Music Marketing Manifesto

You know, as huge as the music business is, it is always gratifying to find folks in the field that bend over backwards to be sure we all stay engaged. Earlier this week I received an email from John with a link to his most recent posting. Since he mentioned he was interviewing an artist I love, I of course clicked. Once there I found the interview was available on iTunes. I almost skipped the whole thing because I despise plugging my devices into my computer. It's a step that is no longer necessary and wastes time.

I decided what the heck, I'll post a quick reply to the list & ask he place the podcast feed on Stitcher so I could listen without having to go through he iTunes hassle. Amazingly the response was close to immediate and Stitcher took awhile to sync everything, but I got to hear the interview this morning.

So, why tell you? Well, I know most of the folks that leaf through this blog are also musicians looking for a place to get some publicity. If you ever find yourself in need for marketing expertise, I know for a fact that John went the extra mile in order for one of his many readers to be able to have access in the way I wanted. That is dedication to the highest degree - caring about one in the midst of many.

John's website is Music Marketing Manifesto/. The specific article that started this diatribe is Here’s How You Release The Number #1 Blues Album In America.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Billy Crudup - Home b/w Sing Along

"I don't know where the days have gone, but I know where I belong..."
Home

"Honesty changes all completely. Tread carefully. . ."
Sing Along

Also on the album worth hearing over and over:

Rudderless playing Over Your Shoulder, Beautiful Mess, Stay with You, Real Friends, & Wheels On The Bus.

Ben Kweller & Selena Gomez singing Hold On

Ben Limpic singing A*Hole

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives - Saturday Night Sunday Morning

To many tasty treats on here to separate the wheat from the chaff. Buy the whole CD and enjoy a full seven course meal with specially selected wine to add depth to each flavorful bite!

Saturday Night Sunday Morning

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Stevie Nicks - Starshine

"You used to make me shiver."
Starshine

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bob Seger - Ride Out b/w Adam & Eve, California Stars & Listen

"Ride out with your soul and your spirit
take a chance and get near it
everybody needs a dream."
Ride Out

"He smiled at her and she broke the rules."
Adam & Eve

"I'd give my life to lay my head tonight on our bed of California stars."
California Stars

"If you listen past bravado, if you listen past the whine...
everyone's so busy the truth gets left behind."
Listen

Monday, October 13, 2014

Jesse Winchester - A Reasonable Amount Of Trouble

"I can lose my car keys, mislay my hat
I can leave my cell phone in the laundry mat
But I never forget to boogie

Say that again well I lost the thread
I can't believe it but what I think you said was
You said your sorry, you said we're through
You said I'm good for nothing
But honey that's what I do
But I never forget to boogie
It's uppermost in my mind"

A Reasonable Amount Of Trouble

No more concerts this time around, but lots of cool videos on youtube to keep us company.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Red Sky July - Here Then Gone b/w Warm My Heart

Here Then Gone

Warm My Heart

While waiting for new videos, be astounded:

Jackson Browne - The Long Way Around b/w Walls And Doors & Here

"When I was a kid everything I did was trying to be free...
Now I'm a long way gone down this wild road I'm on"
The Long Way Around

"There can be freedom only when nobody owns it
I'm going to say that again
Because I know you know it
There can be freedom only when nobody owns it"
(Written by Carlos Varela, translation by Jackson Browne)
Walls And Doors

"The city waking up off in the distance
They're all working on some other existence
But you don't quite seem to care
It's like you know they're not going anywhere"

"You wait for the tears to fall but they won't
You think you should know what to say but you don't"
Here

Carlos Varela plays after Jackson translates the poem:

The Earls of Leicester - Big Black Train b/w Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down & Shuckin’ The Corn

"I've got a one way ticket and I won't be back."
Big Black Train

"I've been all around this big ol' world."
Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down

Instrumental gourmet bbq vegetable
Shuckin’ The Corn

Saturday, October 11, 2014

John Cowan - Fate Full of Shadow

"He blows in on the wind from a world away. . ."
Fate Full of Shadow

No new videos. Chew on this oldie:

Immigrant Union - War Is Peace b/w Shameless

"play it safe, keep your head in the dirt"
War Is Peace

"I saw a scene of a man in a photograph
of a past that I did not like"
Shameless

Rob Ickes, Jerry Douglas & Mike Auldridge - Dobro Heaven

Dobro Heaven

Smile

Friday, October 10, 2014

Missy Higgins - NYE (New Year's Eve)

"All the girls are drunk...Every single taxi's hired..."
NYE

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Bobby Bazini - Cold Cold Heart

"You're freezing my lips with your voodoo magic kisses"
Cold Cold Heart

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The Duke Robillard Band - Confusion Blues

"My mind is all a mess. It's anybody's guess what the future holds for me."
Confusion Blues

while waiting for new videos, enjoy this show:

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Mindi Abair - Haute Sauce b/w Kick Ass

Instrumental dance flavors
Haute Sauce

Yummy
Kick Ass

Monday, October 06, 2014

Joe Bonamassa - Love Ain't A Love Song

"Happiness is a lie you know, the calm before the storm. . ." Love Ain't A Love Song

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Chuck Prophet - Felony Glamour b/w Tell Me Anything (Turn to Gold)

"Show me the money, show me the blood. . ."
Felony Glamour

"Anyone can toss a coin, anyone can take a chance. . ."
Tell Me Anything (Turn to Gold)

fill KEXP performance:

Jackson Browne - The Birds Of St. Marks b/w Leaving Winslow

It would not be off the mark to suggest this one could be re-entitled The Byrds of St. Marks...

"Silently she walks among her dying midnight roses."
The Birds Of St. Marks

The Leaving Winslow tune is a nice way to encircle "Take It Easy" 40 years later. . .

"I got a PhD in Sun and Wind and Rain"...

"I keep on hearing 'bout the disappearing ozone layer
I keep on hearing 'bout the disappearing Greenland Shelf
I keep hearing all about the disappearing middle class
I figure I'll be doing some disappearing myself"
Leaving Winslow

Markéta Irglová - Fortune Teller

"Is simply being yourself satisfying enough?"
xxx

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Lucinda Williams - Protection b/w Stowaway in Your Heart

"I need protection from the enemy of love."
Protection

"Thank you for giving me a place to close my eyes."
Stowaway in Your Heart

Friday, October 03, 2014

Ani DiFranco - See See See See b/w Careless Words

"I still can make you feel like a man."
See See See See

"just glad it wasn't me that said all those things. . ."
Careless Words


Thursday, October 02, 2014

Marianne Faithfull - Love More Or Less b/w I Get Along Without You Very Well

"I always thought that love must surely be something clearly seen in black and white."
Love More Or Less

Classic tune visited with wisdom
I Get Along Without You Very Well

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Prince And 3rdEyeGirl - Wow b/w Plectrumelectrum & Funknroll

"Hello, how are you?"
Wow

creative dance
Plectrumelectrum

straight dance
Funknroll


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

John Mellencamp - Freedom of Speech

"Freedom to believe that we all can be kings..."
Freedom of Speech

No new videos at this time. In the meantime. . .

Monday, September 29, 2014

Leonard Cohen - You Got Me Singing b/w Slow

"You got me thinking of all the places we could hide."
You Got Me Singing

"You want to get there soon, I want to get there last." Slow

Adam Cohen - We Go Home b/w Love Is

"We both know the song way down deep."
We Go Home

"Love is a faded sign that you don't see sometimes."
Love Is

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Lera Lynn - Empty Pages b/w Out To Sea

"No one's gonna know your name if you can't cry and make it rain."
Empty Pages

"They say that life's more than what we see." Out To Sea

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Kristian Borring - Hipster

Exquisite ensemble playing:
Hipster

Friday, September 26, 2014

Tyler Jakes - On The Bones

"How you gonna feed yourself when your world turns old and gray?"
On The Bones

I'll feed myself on the tasty guitar playing! No new videos yet, so here's an oldie:

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Emmy Lou & The Rhythm Boys - Sweet Nothins

Sweet Nothins

An old show while waiting for news on new videos. Fun band!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Alejandra Ribera - Satellite

The voice is used as an instrument to carry the melody. . .
Satellite

Monday, September 22, 2014

She Keeps Bees - Radiance

"eternal bloom of the dawn
spirals from the earth
to heart"
Radiance

An oldie while we await new videos:

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Better Than Ezra - One Heart Beating

"There's a treasure in the wreckage of your soul."
One Heart Beating

No new videos yet, so here's a concert from earlier this year. . .

Neil Young - Who's Gonna Stand Up?

Orchestra

Crazy Horse

Acoustic

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Southern Experience Band - My Redneck Of The Woods & Boys From The Backwoods

"We ain't in the book, and we ain't on the map."
My Redneck Of The Woods

"Daddy taught me how to work, momma taught me how to pray!"
Boys From The Backwoods

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Nighthawks - Walk That Walk b/w Livin' The Blues

"Great day in the morning!"
Walk That Walk

"I had some breakfast of orange juice and gin. . ."
Livin' The Blues

A coupla Elvis covers done rockin' blues style just for fun:
Got A Lot Of Livin' To Do
Crawfish

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Jim Lauderdale - We Will Rock Again b/w I'm A Song

"Be careful at the crossroads and I'll catch you on the fly."
We Will Rock Again

"Love on your harmony, you sound so good to me."
I'm A Song

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer - Tarnation

Instrumental wonderland. . .
Tarnation

Wish we could watch, but ths at least gives the right flavor:

A five year old concert Chris and Edgar did with Yo-Yo Ma & Stuart Duncan, with vocals by Aoife O'Donovan

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Eden Brent - Tendin' to a Broken Heart

"What good is my money of I can't spend it while I'm Tendin' to a Broken Heart?"

While waiting for the new videos, it's fun to hear Eden a few year back sing a happier tune. . .

Another oldie, different flavor:

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sena Ehrhardt - Slow Down

Only available on the new album at this point, but it sure is fun to listen to Sena take Larry William's song and actually slow down the tempo to search for more depth in the lyric. Tasty. Slow Down

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Keira Knightley - Like a Fool

"You have broken every promise that we made. And I have loved you anyway."
Like a Fool

Adam Levine - Lost Stars

"Take my hand. Let's see where we wake up tomorrow."
Lost Stars

Saturday, September 13, 2014

California Breed - The Way b/w All Falls Down

"Take it slow down by the river, down in Mexico."
The Way

"I should have been gone, but I came back for more."
All Falls Down

Prince Ea - Why I Think This World Should End (video)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Counting Crows - Earthquake Driver b/w God of Ocean Tides & Cover Up the Sun

"I am a blank space filled up with words you remember from whenever you saw my face."
Earthquake Driver

"I buy all my days at the same place where the girl sells her nights."
God of Ocean Tides

"She drinks absinthe mixed with kerosene to keep herself upright, the world still brings her down."
Cover Up the Sun

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Johnny Winter - Don't Want No Woman b/w Okie Dokie Stomp

"You drink your whiskey, I'll drink my wine. You tend to your business, I'll tend to mine."
East Texas jalapeño flavors with guest Eric Clapton: Don't Want No Woman

Instrumental whiskey brownie with guest Brian Setzer =:-): Okie Dokie Stomp

No new videos, but I love this concert from 2007:

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Larkin Poe - Jesse

"Mama's stripping off her dress, laying out in the tall grass." Jesse

Sisters convincingly perform classic brothers song

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Justin Townes Earle - My Baby Drives b/w Burning Pictures

"Some people say I'm the luckiest man alive!"
My Baby Drives

“Everyone that walks out takes a bit more of you with her
and you’re still startin’ fires and Burning Pictures

No new videos. Enjoy this show =:-)

U2 - Volcano

"Something in you must have blown!" Vocano

Monday, September 08, 2014

Billy Joe Shaver - Long in the Tooth b/w Hard To Be an Outlaw

"still do all night what it takes all night to do. . .
I used to be so wild and free sometimes I wonder what happened to me."
Long in the Tooth

"Some super stars nowadays get too far off the ground
Singing 'bout the backroads they never have been down
They go and call it country, but that ain't the way it sounds
It's enough to make a renegade want to terrorize the town"
Hard to Be an Outlaw

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Devon Allman - Half the Truth b/w Ten Million Slaves & Midnight Lake Michigan

Scrumptious Sunday BBQ!

"No matter what they tell me, Half the Truth is still a lie."

"Ring of fire across the ocean, another madman done struck again." Ten Million Slaves

An extra tasty full 3 course meal of an instrumental. . .
Midnight Lake Michigan

Full show (tasty audio only):

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Robert Plant - Rainbow b/w Little Maggie

"I will bring my song for you, and I will carry on."
Rainbow

Old folk tune infested with world folk sensibilities +:-)
Little Maggie

Friday, September 05, 2014

Sufjan Stevens - A Little Lost

"That may be an understatement."
A Little Lost

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Leonard Cohen - Almost Like the Blues

"Their villages were burning, they were trying to escape.
I couldn't meet their glances, I was staring at my shoes." Almost Like the Blues

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Weezer - Back To The Shack

"This is what I was meant to do. You can't put that on sale." Back To The Shack

"Oh well...at least we raised some hell..."

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Nickelback - Edge Of A Revolution

"Wall Street's common thieves, when they get caught, they all go free."
Edge Of A Revolution

Monday, September 01, 2014

Rita Payne - Caught in the Middle

"You told me it was time that we settled down,
and I told you I'd run away.
You told me that I couldn't make it out of town,
and I agreed so I had to stay. "
Caught in the Middle

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sean Jones Quartet - Dr. Jekyll

Trumpet and bass move gracefully with excitement as the piano and drums dance across the track. Move ye olde feet, move!
Dr. Jekyll

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters - Good News

Dance with the band swinging! That is very good news!
Good News

Friday, August 29, 2014

Ace Frehley - Gimme a Feelin'b/w I Wanna Hold You

It could be embarrassing when a sixty-three year old man lyrically sounds like a high school freshman, but Ace pulls it off because the music rocks.

Gimme a Feelin'

I Wanna Hold You

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Elvin Bishop - Dancin'

"With the music nice and loud!"
Dancin'

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

John Hiatt - Wind Don't Have to Hurry

"Dark angels in the trees. . ."
Wind Don't Have to Hurry

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Shovels & Rope - The Devil Is All Around b/w Fish Assassin

"I got wasted and I sat around the fire all day. . ."
The Devil Is All Around

"Now I'm making noise with the alligator boys. . ."
Fish Assassin

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Empty Hearts - Loud and Clear

"I can see you've got your highs and lows. . ."

"I can hear the voices! Can you hear them Loud and Clear?"

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Emmylou Harris - Apache Tears

Hoof prints and foot prints deep ruts the wagons made
The victor and the loser came by here
No head stones but these bones bring Mascalero death moans
See the smooth black nuggets by the thousands lying here
Petrified but justified are these Apache tears
Dead grass dry roots hunger crying in the night
Ghost of broken hearts and laws are here
And who saw the young squaw they judged by their whiskey law
Tortured till she died of pain and fear
Where the soldiers lay her back are the black Apache tears

Apache Tears

Studio Rio w/ Nina Simone - I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

Studio Rio Presents The Brazil Connection

I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

Studio Rio w/ Billie Holiday - You've Changed

Studio Rio Presents The Brazil Connection

You've Changed

Studio Rio w/ Sly & The Family Stone - Family Affair

Studio Rio Presents The Brazil Connection

xxx

Bebel Gilberto - Saudade Vem Correndo

The August sunshine beach is inviting me to stroll with a Brazilian swagger into the waters of nostalgia. . .

Nostalgia Overwhelms Me Here In This Place

You left our world walking away.
Just left me your picture,
a verse of your song,
a blue scarf with your perfume,
embroidery and a flower.
The scarf has lost its smell,
and photo has yellowed.
The embroidery I still have.
The flower has lost it's petals,
But what I keep in my heart, my love,
time has not erased.

Saudade Vem Correndo

Emm Gryner - Sundown On Us

"It's my birthday and you haven't kissed me. . .
Sundown On Us

No new videos yet. An oldie:

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Angus & Julia Stone - Heart Beats Slow b/w Grizzly Bear

"You won't let it through the front door 'cause it burns in a pretty little heart. . ."
Heart Beats Slow

"Can I take you high to the mountain sky?"
Grizzly Bear

Friday, August 22, 2014

Jimmy Thackery And The Drivers - King Of Livin' On My Own b/w Minor Step

"I don't mind living on bologna and cheese."
King Of Livin' On My Own

Minor Step

No new videos yet, so enjoy this show. Turn the sound up:

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Muffs - Weird Boy Next Door b/w Cheezy

"Nobody knows why he's such a dud."
Weird Boy Next Door

"I would like to strangle you or punch you in the face."
Cheezy

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sinead O'Connor - James Brown b/w Take Me To Church

"And in the words of James Brown, I'm sorry but I came to get down."
James Brown

"Take me to church,but not the ones that hurt 'cause that ain't the truth."
Take Me To Church

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Passenger - Coins In A Fountain b/w 27 & Rolling Stone

"I’ll sing til I can’t sing no more. . ."
Coins In A Fountain

"I won’t be persuaded to write words I can’t believe in."
27

"Sometimes I feel like I’m falling. Falling fast and falling free.
She said, 'My darling you’re not falling. Always looked like you were flying to me.'"
Rolling Stone

Monday, August 18, 2014

Melly Frances & The Distilled Spirits - Blue Dress b/w Honey

"mama didn’t raise no fool"
Blue Dress

"you got me feelin kinda foolish. . .
Honey