5 Songs to Ease the Monday Blues

There are many reasons I want my broken ankle to heal, but being able to dance to these jams is at the top on the list.

 

1) “Senza” – Guts

 

2) “Deadly Departed” – Shakey Graves ft. Esme Patterson

 

3) “Restless” – Langhorne Slim

 

4) “Tale of You and Me” – Wild Child

 

5) “Out on the Street” – Spanish Gold

Music City

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A few snapshots from my recent trip through Nashville.

 

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A pit stop in downtown Nashville…

 

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Exploring midtown:

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Pistachio Popsicle

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I concur.

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A mobile boutique.

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Purchased Pretzel Logic at Grimey’s.

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Neighborhood explorations.

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The Pharmacy in East Nashville with good people.

5 Songs to Cure the Monday Blues

Now that I’ve entered the working world, the Monday blues hit even harder with my 7:30 am wake up call. It’s about time I go back to posting the 5 Songs to Cure the Monday Blues. If only there were a beer called “The Mondays”, a case of the Mondays wouldn’t be so bad.

1) “Workin’ Woman Blues” – Valerie June

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A fresh voice to the music scene after releasing her first album, “Pushin’ Against A Stone”, this past August. A little raspier than Erykah Badu but with just as much soul.

 

2) “Long Way Down” – Dr. Dog

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These lyrical lords are back with their release of “B-Room”. It’s a little slower than their last album allowing Dr. Dog to expand their sound to uncharted waters.

 

3) “Hip Hop Kids” – Portugal. The Man

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An old favorite band of mine early college days, Portugal. The Man stepped up their game with the release of “Evil Friends”. Nice work boys, you did me proud.

 

4) “Lightning Bolt” – Jake Bugg

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For looking a bit like a teenage Paul McCartney, Jake Bugg certainly has a different sound. Lightning Bolt has an upbeat twangy feel with and a vague resemblance to The Strokes.

 

5) “Country Moon Pt. 1” – New Madrid 

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New Madrid is a local Athens band that was really coming to their own my senior year. Since then, I’ve been advocating for their success 2,000 miles away. But they don’t need me, take a listen.

Summer Tunes

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Once there was method to my playlist madness. But when I devised my playlist for the summer, I threw out the old playbook. No longer do the songs need be released in the last three months. No longer is there a 20 song limit. If I’m feeling a song, drag and drop, enough said. You might could blame it on my post-grad mentality, but hey it’s a damn good playlist if I don’t say so myself.

It goes from light and fluffy with The Fruit Bats, Givers, and Kishi Bashi. Summer XIII dips into a more bluegrass sound with tracks from The Infamous String Dusters, and Athens’s own, The Futurebirds. There are a few jammy tunes from Widespread Panic, The Sheepdogs and My Morning Jacket, and I even experiment with more hip-hop sounds with tracks from Jurassic 5 and A$AP ROCKY. And of course it has a good number of indie tunes filled in there. No matter what kind of summer you’re having, Summer XIII should set the mood just right

 

https://play.spotify.com/user/bmhussey/playlist/52EaUAK3GLaFE8wiwISqkR

 

You can also see this playlist on my friends Lindsay & Corrine’s blog IDIGTHISTRACK. Check it out!