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Sunday Shuffle #335

Today has already featured a drive from Columbus, Ohio back to Valpo (which took about 5 1/2 hours) and a get-together to see a friend who's been living in Japan for three months. It was a quick weekend in Columbus but a good one filled with family, food, laughter, and a live performance by The Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Still, I thought I'd squeeze in the usual Sunday ten...

1. Miles Davis & The Cool/The Gaslight Anthem (6) - last played on 5/19/13
2. The Greatest Sum (acoustic)/The Avett Brothers (4) - last played on 3/4/12
3. Let Your Light In, Babe/Robert Forster (4) - last played on 3/24/13
4. Almost Fare/Dinosaur Jr. (12) - last played on 7/12/13
5. Water In Hell/Broken Social Scene (8) - last played on 6/30/13
6. Mess Inside/The Mountain Goats (5) - last played on 11/4/12
7. Fight/Art Brut (10) - last played on 5/9/13
8. Hot Freaks/Guided By Voices (9) - last played on 3/313
9. Calendar Girl/Stars (8) - last played on 3/24/13
10. The Wall/Yuck (14) - last played o…

Sunday Shuffle #334

A bit of a later start today but rather than skipping the proceedings, I thought I'd get one in. So, here are today's ten...

1. Postcard Blues/Verbena (5) - last played on 2/3/13
2. Kaputt/Destroyer (6) - last played on 5/5/13
3. In A Radio Song/Okkervil River (4) - last played on 7/22/11
4. It Looks Like Love/Josh Rouse (4) - last played on 3/10/13
5. Sour Cherry/The Kills (7) - last played on 2/11/13
6. I'm Not Through With You Yet/Sloan (11) - last played on 6/8/13
7. Shake And Pop/Nick Lowe (4) - last played on 4/15/12
8. 90-Mile Water Wall/The National (13) - last played on 5/12/13
9. Chinatown/Destroyer (6) - last played on 6/1/13
10. All the Lightning Rods/Centro-Matic (5) - last played on 7/15/12

Monthly Mix #3: Like A Shark Does

I realize that June has been gone for almost two weeks at this point but I didn't quite figure out if I wanted this to be a summer theme or just a collection of music again...and then I went on vacation. So, here I am with the June mix on July 12 and it's a cross between summer and a collection and also contains songs I discovered while on vacation. Whatever. In the end, it's a great group of songs and that's all that matters. As usual, the title comes from lyrics in one of the songs...a choice that may have been influenced by last night's Twitter explosion over Sharknado. I hope you listen (remember that it's on Spotify under my name) and enjoy...

1. Demon Dance/Surfer Blood - This is the lead track from their new album, Pythons, and is the perfect lead track for this mix. Pop rock and screaming guitars, what more could you want in the summer?

2. Swim and Sleep/Unknown Mortal Orchestra - I've heard this song here and there over the past few months and finall…