Only Two and a Half Days Until Monday

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I figured I’d share a little with you today. I don’t have any great words of wisdom, hell I’m barely treading water at this point, but I’ve been mulling over a playlist for a while and I put it together when I was supposed to be working this morning. So here’s a little something to help get you through today, or maybe not…

New Uncle Tupelo Tribute

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The folks over at Chapel Records have been working on a treat- a tribute to Uncle Tupelo featuring some of our favorite artists! Two Cow Garage, Have Gun Will Travel, Drag the River, and Empty Orchestra each play a classic Tupelo song. Check it out over on their website– they’re looking for interest to see if they should press this thing to vinyl so give them a shout.

Mix Tape – Train Songs

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This mix was inspired by the comments on my Top 5 Train Songs post both here and on my Facebook wall. I had to do a little curating but I tried not to do much. Some songs I couldn’t find a decent version of and some I had to pick which artist I was going to use. I didn’t duplicate artists or songs and we still ended up at 25 tracks! I really hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoyed the work involved in putting it together.

Lonely Like Thursday – A TBT MixTape

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As I go through my old archives I keep finding mixes that I really like and think need to see the light of day again. This one seemed perfect for a Thursday where I am buried at work. I can’t remember how in the hell I actually put these tracks together, in this order, and thought it would work. Strangely enough it does and it’s a lot of fun to comb back through these old mixes and re-post them! I hope you’re enjoying them as much as I am.

Around The Web – Independence Day Edition

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Right out of the gate I’m going to just give you some Two Cow Garage as a celebration of the freedom granted to almost everyone by SCOCTUS (next up is recognition of polygamous marriage). I’ve posted what I think about the decision on FB and won’t belabor the point here, so let’s all just enjoy “Let The Boys Be Girls” for a minute…


800songsSomeone with way more CDO (That’s OCD in alphabetical order, the way it should be) created a set chronological playlists of 90’s alt/indie. Taken together these things are a 500+ minute pill to swallow! I once tried to just a top 100, arranged in some chronological order, for alt country and wanted to stab myself in the eyes before I was done. The dedication it takes to make an 800 track playlist is something I don’t have. I’m seriously not entirely sure whether I should be afraid, have a ton of respect, or recommend a good shrink! Whichever it is I am grateful to have the resource, even if I’m not sure I’ll put 500 hours in to completing. Thanks @naxuu, this is pretty cool!


And since this is a holiday weekend and none of you want to spend your time reading what I thought was cool on the web this week, I am closing this, admittedly short, Around The Web with something that was cool six years ago. I mentioned I found some old mix tape archives lying around, well this is one from the Lucero Message Board, circa 2009, our little Summer Mix Tape. It was certainly a good one!

The Fox Hunt – Better Than This (Lucero Cover)
“The boys recorded this for the long overdue Lucero tribute album..I heard them play this version when they were here playing Surf Bar on Folly Beach…took some cajoling but I got MK to send me the mp3…here it is.” – JacksonDavis

Lucero – Live 1/4/2002 – American Girl
“Sticking with the 4th of July theme. Just for fun.” – Boston Twang

Deer Tick – Born on Flag Day – Houston, TX
“The first song that jumped out at me on the new record. Haven’t decided what I think of the new record yet but I like this song.” – Plank10

Cory Branan – Ardent Studios recording – Karen’s Song
“I had never heard this prior to hearing it on the streaming file released by Rachel and The City when he was in studio earlier this year…cannot wait for his new album…he and Snodgrass kicked major ass in ATL and Savannah.” – JacksonDavis…thanks to Down South for the editing Wink

Ha Ha Tonka – Novel Sounds of The Nouveau South – Close Every Valve to Your Bleeding Heart
“Roaring out of the Ozarks with a bottle in one hand and a bible in the other” – ColoradoAlan

William Elliott Whitmore – Animals In The Dark – Old Devils
“My current favourite tune from my favourite album of the year to date.” – JacksonDavis

Hoots & Hellmouth – The Holy Open Secret – What Good Are Plowshares If We Use Them Like Swords
“There is something about this band I find deeply interesting. I can’t quite put my finger on it but whatever it is this song has it.” – Autopsy IV

The Only Sons – Steel Hearts – Lay Back Down
“This song is eerily relevant for a friends situation right now..” – ColoradoAlan

The Evening Rig – Is Doin’ Stuff – Goddamn, I Could Use A Drink
“If you haven’t listened to these guys yet, you probably should.” – algwalcz

Jon Snodgrass w/ Cory Branan – Alone and Distanced
“Too bad this isn’t being released on CD or digital download…but…I was able to pry this from someone who had been way late in getting Season 5 of The Wire back to me Cool” – JacksonDavis”

Two Cow Garage – Humble Narrator – Speaking in Cursive
“I’ve had this CD for a while but just REALLY started to listen to it, and this song was the first one I kept repeating. ” The sun has a way of making us pay for our revelry filled nights” Amen Brother.” – Hecticeyes

Chad Rex & The Victorstands – Songs to Fix Angels – Build a Rocket
“I only recently realized how good Chad Rex is. Besides, it’s the time of year for rockets.” – Boston Twang

Flogging Molly – Swagger – Salty Dog
“Irish punk rock is great and good for hanging out in the summer listening to full blast.” – Lennon Medvick

Michael Dean Damron – Father’s Day – Angels Fly Up
“It seems like I am always pimping this guy’s music and my work isn’t done until he’s got a platinum award on his wall…or something like that. Father’s Day is a strong contender for the Best of ’09 as far as I’m concerned. I can’t really pinpoint why this song means so much to me, but it affects me somewhere in the guts.” – Bone Machine

Austin Lucas – The Common Cold – Kith and Kin
“If you’ve only heard Austin’s new album, definitely check out The Common Cold. Yay for the upcoming tour with Two Cow!” – TheOtherBrit

The Lemonheads – Varshons – Waitin Around to Die
“Evan Dando revisits a Townes Van Zandt classic” – ColoradoAlan

Cheap Trick – The Latest – Sick Man Of Europe
“Of all the music from my childhood, Cheap Trick are the band that I still enjoy with the intensity of my youth. It’s good to know that they’re still out there plugging away and have a catalog much richer than the classic rock staples (I Want You To Want Me, Surrender, The Flame…). This tune is from their new one, lovingly entitled The Latest, and is further proof that Robin Zander has one of the finer voices in rock some 35 years into his career.” – Bone Machine

The Dexateens – Singlewide – Can You Whoop It
“If you like the Dexateens, keep an eye out for Arkadelphia, Lee Bains III’s new band. They’ve even more amazing!” – TheOtherBrit

Trampled by Turtles – Duluth – Empire
“These guys are one of my favorite bands that I’ve discovered because they were a Lucero opener. Go see them live if you get the chance.” Boston Twang

Matthew Dean Herman – Blackbird – Blackbird
“Fantastic debut album produced by Evan Phillips of The Whipsaws. RIYL: Drive-By Truckers” – Autopsy IV

Lyle Lovette – I Love Everybody – Fat Babies
“I’ve been on a Lyle Lovette kick lately. “I don’t like hippies and I don’t like cornbread.” I’m confused that he doesn’t like cornbread.” – Plank10

Ray LaMontagne – Gossip in the Grain – Let it Be Me
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Uncle Tupelo – March 16-20 1994 – Moonshiner
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Kingston Trio – We’ll Sing in The Sunshine
“A fun summertime sing-a-long…” – Nicole

Against Me! – As The Eternal Cowboy – You Look Like I Need Drink
“Against Me! has been my sound track all summer, and this is one of my favorites.” – Lennon Medvick

[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 08.02.2014 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

Brand new Benjamin Booker, Gaslight Anthem, Justin Townes Earle and a Johnny Cash song you’ve likely never heard. Need I type more? Put your ears on the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for August 02, 2014 [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. Violent Femmes – Country Death Song (Hallowed Ground)
02. Johnny Cash – Down the Line (Unearthed Box Set)
03. Matt Woods – Real Hard Times (With Love From Brushy Mountain)
04. Dos Ringos – Long Time (Dos Ringos)
05. Adia Victoria – Stuck in the South (Stuck In The South)
06. Justin Payne – Gettin’ By (No Place Lower Than High)
07. Hellbound Glory – Why Take The Pain (Old Highs and New Lows)
08. American Aquarium – Casualties (Burn.Flicker.Die.)
09. First Aid Kit – My Silver Lining (Stay Gold)
10. Caleb Caudle – Countdown (Paint Another Layer On My Heart)
11. The Gaslight Anthem – Stay Vicious (Get Hurt)
12. Root Jack – 30 Days (In The Pines)
13. The Great Unknowns – Homefront (Homefront)
14. Benjamin Booker – Wicked Waters (Benjamin Booker)
15. Shovels & Rope – Evil (Swimmin’ Time)
16. Willie Nelson – The Git Go (feat. Jamey Johnson) (Band Of Brothers)
17. Justin Townes Earle – Time Shows Fools (Single Mothers)
18. Kierston White – Alcohol
19. Have Gun Will Travel – Asa Dalton (Postcards From The Friendly City)
20. Travis LaBrel – Stage Lights (Gas, Food and Bed)
21. The Takers – Friends In Bottles (Taker Easy)
22. Lucero – Texas & Tennessee (Live From Atlanta)
23. Edward David Anderson – Son of a Plumber (Lies & Wishes)
24. Joe Pug – Speak Plainly Diana (Messenger)
25. Nikki Lane – Wild One (All Or Nothin’)
26. Uncle Tupelo – Whiskey Bottle (No Depression)
27. Bill Eberle – Memphis (Bill Eberle)
28. Parker Millsap – Old Time Religion (Parker Millsap)
29. Andrew Combs – Month Of Bad Habits
30. Michael Claytor – My Trepasses (My Trespasses)

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Episode 187: aired 08.02.2014

Playlist – Ajax Diner Book Club 7/28/14 KRFC Ft. Collins CO

I took last week off from the podcast but I tried to come back with a strong and diverse mix of songs that will make you think, dance, smile and cry. Let me know if it worked.

Iron & Wine “Upward Over The Mountains” from The Creek Drank the Cradle

The Low Anthem “Apothecary Love” from Smart Flesh

Townes Van Zandt “My Proud Mountains” from Our Mother The Mountain

Hooten Hallers “One More Heavy Mile” from Chillicothe Fireball

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings “100 Days 100 Nights” from 100 Days 100 Nights

Black Joe Lewis  “Come To My Party” from Electric Slave

Alabama Shakes “Hold On” from Alabama Shakes EP

Cory Branan “Meantime Blues” from No Hit Wonder

Blue Mountain “Mountain Girl” from Dog Days

Kierston White “Alcohol” from Don’t Write Love Songs

Uncle Tupelo “I Got Drunk” from 89/93 An Anthology

Billy Joe Shaver “The Git Go” from Long In the Tooth

Caleb Caudle “Missing Holidays” from Paint Another Layer On My Heart

THE NINEBULLETS.NET PODCAST: EPISODE 32

It’s the early part of the year and the new releases haven’t been rolling in yet. There are several on my list and hopefully several on yours. So while we wait for the new goodies this podcast feature a lot of looks back. Some songs a year or two and others even more. I hope you enjoy.

Track Listing:

01.me talking about playing cards and bottle caps
02.Cat Power – Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again (I’m Not There)
03.Two Cow Garage – Alphabet City (The Wall Against Our Back)
04.The Glands – I Can See My House From Here (The Glands)
05.Uncle Tupelo – Give Back The Key To My Heart (Anodyne)
06.me talking about Thriller
07.The Bottle Rockets – Welfare Music (The Brooklyn Side)
08.Larry & His Flask – Closed Doors (Daytrotter Session)
09.Southern Bitch – Sand Mountain (EP)
10.Myrnabirds – What We Gained In The Fire We Lost In The Flood (WWLITFWGITF)
11.The Pollies – Song For Carter (Where The Lies Begin)
12.me talking about wrastlin’
13.Joey Kneiser – St. Christopher (Moonlight For The Graveyard Heart)
14.Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – When The Other Foot Drops – Uncle (100 days,100 nights)
15.Lucero – Hey Darlin’ Do You Gamble? (1372 Overland Park)
16.Lucinda Williams – Concrete And Barbed Wire (Car Wheels On A Gravel Road)
17.me talking about bands that don’t exist any more.
18.The Star Room Boys – Was There Something In Her Eye? (Why Do Lonely Men And Women Try To Break Each Other’s Heart)
19.Paul Westerberg – Silent Film Star (Mono)
20.Kelly Kneiser – Alone At Night (Kelly Kneiser)
21.me saying goodbye
22.Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Stagger Lee (Murder Ballads)



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TOP 5: BANDS EVERYONE LIKES….BUT YOU.


Jesus. If I have to sit around and listen to my friends rave about how good Uncle Tupelo or any of i’s offshoots are one more time I am gonna have to find a new bar to drink at.

Do I like a few Uncle Tupelo songs? Sure. Do I like an Uncle Tupelo album? Not even the greatest hits comps.

So ther you go. That’s your theme for this Top 5. Top 5 that everyone loves but you just can’t get on board with…..

Here are mine:

  1. The Avette Brothers (too polished)
  2. The National (everytime I hear them I think, Crash Test Dummies)
  3. Uncle Tupelo (yawn yawn yawn)
  4. Jay-Z (really? If this is the best modern hiphop has to offer I’ll live in the past)
  5. The Beatles (IMO, just a boy band and yet another thing that generation has blown up to be bigger than it deserves…)

Uncle Tupelo – No Depression