Nuggets 225 – Morning Voices 10

Nuggets 225 - Morning Voices It’s a grey Anzac day and I am spinning some quiet tunes. I have neglected to post my recent mixes. My iPod tells me that I am approaching my 260th mix but you wouldn’t know this from reading my blog. So, Nuggets 225 Morning Voices.

, , , , , , , and have featured on past posts, leaving 10 new artists in this mix; Bosque Brown, Brandi Carlile, Dark Dark Dark, Dee Dee Warwick, Dirty Gold, Emma Pollock, Ex Vivian, Laura K, Samantha Crain and The Be Good Tanyas. All good.

Have a listen. Nearly all the tracks are up and the playable version of this playlist follows hosted by my friends at Grooveshark. I am a bit worried about Grooveshark, the company isn’t thriving and the lawyers are circling. It would be a bugger to recreate my playlists using another service.

Nuggets 225 – Morning Voices by Paul on Grooveshark

Bosque Brown features the breathy vocals of  Mara Lee Miller. You can almost hear the tumble weeks blowing past as she sings. Bliss


Bosque Brown - Baby 

Brandi Carlile is country and there’s no denying that. Like Dolly in a good way… According to her bio she was brought up on Patsy Cline and Elton John. Strangely, so was I.

Brandi Carlile - Bear creek

Dark Dark Dark is an American folk band. This is a live track from a Daytrotter session.

Dark Dark Dark - Wild Go 


Dee Dee Warwick had the misfortune to be Dionne’s little sister. She didn’t get the love or the hits, but her grungy (original) version of "You’re No Good” is a winner.

Dee Dee Warwick


Dirty Gold is a band formed by some friends from High School. Sunny afro pop from San Diego. This track is from an EP with TV Girl where each band covers the other’s songs. Cute.

dirty gold

Emma Pollock is Scottish, here live on Daytrotter

Emma Pollock

Ex Vivian aka Krysten Ritter from Breaking Bad and other TV fare.


Samantha Crain is a seasoned folk singer. Excellent track, must find some more.


The Be Good Tanyas is Canadian folk band. I like their lyrics. Their compilation disk, A Collection, is worth chasing down. They do a mean rendition of Townes Van Zandt’s Waiting Around to Die

Light enough to travel

Promise me we won’t go into the nightclub
I feel so fucked up when I’m in there
Can’t tell the bouncers from the customers
And I don’t know which ones I prefer

Promise me we won’t go into the nightclub
I really think that it’s obscene
What kind of people go to meet people
Someplace they can’t be heard or seen

The Be Good Tanyas 

Laura K – Aussie by way of London with a Real Estate cover. Lots of her music on Bandcamp.

Laura K

Bye, off to get the rest of the mixes up.

Nuggets 224 – Troubadours 7

Nuggets 224 - Troubadours 7

Nuggets 224 – Troubadours 7 by Paul on Grooveshark

Now that everyone has a video camera in their ‘phone there is less need to carry your own.

Here, for instance, is a clip with Daniel Johnston playing taken at the Belmont in Austin just before Born to Spill took the stage at SXSW 2012. I was towards the front at the right.  I didn’t record any video but another fan has captured the moment. There are other clips from different angles. Mr Johnston was treated reverentially by the crowd and this song is pretty cool. It was odd seeing him as an older guy. I think of him as the young, awkward boy who first recorded these songs using a crappy mono recorder and accompanying himself on the piano.

Daniel Johnston’s life and his precarious mental health have been well documented, particularly in the Dutch doco, The Devil and Daniel Johnston.

In 1990, Johnston played at a music festival in Austin, Texas. On the way back to West Virginia on a small, private two-seater plane piloted by his father Bill, Johnston had a manic episode believing he was Casper the Friendly Ghost and removed the key from the plane’s ignition and threw it out of the plane. His father, a former Air Force pilot, managed to successfully crash-land the plane, even though “there was nothing down there but trees”. Although the plane was destroyed, Johnston and his father emerged with only minor injuries. As a result of this episode, Johnston was involuntarily committed to a mental hospital.

On this mix I included a track from The Tallest Man on Earth, an alt country guy from Sweden I have been listening to on and off for a while. He has a distinctive voice and this is the first song of his that I really like.  Ditto Sun Kil Moon as Mark Kozelek’s languid delivery has taken a while to take root. The track from the new Mountain Goats album is excellent. Big Deal present from a session recorded in a church along with  a live session from The Lumineers, There are tracks from The VaselinesBeat Happening, J. Irvin Dally, Edwyn Collins and Joel Alme, an acoustic number from The Jesus & Mary Chain, a thrashier track from Young Jesus, A. A. Bondy, Sam Baker, Holy Sons (and here) and one from Scotland’s finest –  Spaghetti Everywhere.