Old Crow Medicine Show: 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde

Old Crow Medicine Show: 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde

Listen to bluegrass music by Old Crow Medicine Show on their new (6th) album 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde. This is an amazing Old Crow remaking of Bob Dylan’s classic 1966 double album recorded live 50 years later over 2 nights in May 2016 at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee.

50 Years of Blonde on Blonde (2017) – 14 songs, 1 hr 4 min

 
They are currently on tour performing the entire album in the US, UK, and Netherlands from May – Aug. There are interesting articless at Rolling Stone with How Old Crow Medicine Show Reimagined Bob Dylan’s ‘Blonde on Blonde’ and Inside Bob Dylan’s ‘Blonde on Blonde’: Rock’s First Great Double Album. Also you might enjoy this recent collection album with their best songs.

Best of Old Crow Medicine Show (2017) – 14 songs, 45 min

 

Videos

These are some videos of songs from their new album.

50 Years of Blonde on Blonde (Album Trailer) – 3 min 10 sec

 

Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (Live) – 3 min 36 sec

 

Obviously 5 Believers (Live) – 2 min 41 sec

 

Just Like a Woman (Live) – 3 min 59 sec

 

Listen to more of his music at my Old Crow Medicine Show post with additional albums, videos, and links. These recent albums have been included there as well.

Photo credit: 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde @ Amazon (album cover)

Willie Nelson: God’s Problem Child

Willie Nelson: God’s Problem Child

Listen to country music by Willie Nelson on his new album God’s Problem Child. Today is Willie’s 84th birthday, and he just keeps making wonderful music.

God’s Problem Child (2017) – 13 songs, 44 min


There are interesting reviews at Wide Open Country, Paste, and Rolling Stone, along with their Track-by-Track Guide.

Videos

These are some videos of songs from his new album.

Old Timer – 3 min 36 sec

 

Still Not Dead – 2 min 34 sec

 

It Gets Easier – 2 min 53 sec

 

A Woman’s Love – 3 min 22 sec

 

He Won’t Ever Be Gone – 3 min 17 sec

 

Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love) – Willie Nelson & Full Ensemble – 3 min 54 sec

 

Listen to more of his music at my Willie Nelson post with additional albums, videos, and links. This new album has been included there as well.

Photo credit: God’s Problem Child @ Amazon (album cover)

SXSWfm: Indie/Pop/Rock – Apr 27

SXSWfm: Indie/Pop/Rock – Apr 27

The Middle Biscuit is a weekly SXSWfm specialty radio show stream, hosted by Elizabeth Spruiell on MixCloud, which focuses on indie/pop/rock music gems (about an hour long).

SXSWfm_biggerSXSWfm is the official internet radio stream of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin, Texas recently held from March 13-19, 2017. This is a great way to discover new music.

This is how Elizabeth describes her weekly show every Thursday at 12 & 6 CT.

What is the Middle Biscuit? Literally speaking, it is the warm, highly-coveted, center, perfect biscuit my brothers and I fought over when our Mom set down a pan of her homemade fare. Figuratively, the middle biscuit is a symbol representing any thing that is elite compared to those that surround it. Tune in weekly to feast on what I consider middle biscuit tracks and middle biscuit artists from the massive universe of indie-pop-rock. Mostly new stuff, sometimes classic, either way, you’ll get your fill.

Middle Biscuit #99 – Follow Me (4/27/2017) – 1 hr 4 min

Playing tracks by Parquet Courts, BNQT, Old 97’s, Alabama Shakes, Weezer w/ Soul Coughing and more.

 

Playlist

This episode includes the following artists and songs.

  • BNQT — LA On My Mind
  • The Walkmen — Heaven
  • The Babies — Mess Me Around
  • Blood Orange — Sutphin Boulevard
  • Weezer w/ Soul Coughing — American Girls
  • Bright Eyes — Coat Check Dream Song
  • Toro y Moi — Omaha
  • Doves — Black and White Town
  • Parquet Courts — Berlin Got Blurry
  • Nada Surf — Comes A Time
  • Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi — Two Against One
  • Old 97’s — Bloomington
  • Alabama Shakes — On Your Way
  • Beirut — East Harlem
  • Billy Bragg & Wilco — At My Window Sad and Lonely
Louis Landon: Departure

Louis Landon: Departure

Listen to solo piano by Louis Landon on his new album Departure.

Departure (2017) – 14 songs, 48 min

 

Listen to more of his music at my Louis Landon post for more of his albums, videos, and links. This new album has been included there as well.

Photo credit: Departure @ Amazon (album cover)

SXSWfm: Indie/Pop/Rock (Be Who You Are) – Apr 20

SXSWfm: Indie/Pop/Rock (Be Who You Are) – Apr 20

The Middle Biscuit is a weekly SXSWfm specialty radio show stream, hosted by Elizabeth Spruiell on MixCloud, which focuses on indie/pop/rock music gems (about an hour long).

SXSWfm_biggerSXSWfm is the official internet radio stream of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin, Texas recently held from March 13-19, 2017. This is a great way to discover new music.

This is how Elizabeth describes her weekly show every Thursday at 12 & 6 CT.

What is the Middle Biscuit? Literally speaking, it is the warm, highly-coveted, center, perfect biscuit my brothers and I fought over when our Mom set down a pan of her homemade fare. Figuratively, the middle biscuit is a symbol representing any thing that is elite compared to those that surround it. Tune in weekly to feast on what I consider middle biscuit tracks and middle biscuit artists from the massive universe of indie-pop-rock. Mostly new stuff, sometimes classic, either way, you’ll get your fill.

Middle Biscuit #98 – Be Who You Are (4/20/2017) – 55  min

Playing tracks by NO WIN, Horse Jumper of Love, GIRLS, Chaz Bundick Meets the Mattson 2, Benjamin Booker and more.

 

Playlist

This episode includes the following artists and songs.

  • NO WIN — Crooked Heart
  • Growl — Passerby
  • GIRLS — Honey Bunny
  • Horse Jumper of Love — Ugly Brunette
  • Allah-Las — Busman’s Holiday
  • Cotillon — Gloom
  • The Kooks — Be Who You Are
  • Hovvdy — In My Head
  • Albert Hammond Jr. — You Won’t Be Fooled By This
  • The Thrills — Big Sur
  • Chaz Bundick Meets the Mattson 2 — JBS
  • Benjamin Booker — Witness
  • What Gives — SOmething Real
  • Ty Richards — Shoulda Coulda Woulda
  • Black Lips — Squatting in Heaven
SXSWfm: Bearded Sunshine – Apr 19

SXSWfm: Bearded Sunshine – Apr 19

Listen to Americana music on the Bearded Sunshine SXSWfm specialty radio show stream that is now available on MixCloud. The award winning and revolutionary SXSWfm Americana music show “Bearded Sunshine“ is hosted by resident musical scholar and SXSW staffer Matt Small. Join Matt weekly as he dives into the aforementioned Americana music, current events, humor and other listener favorite topics. This is the opposite of every show you’ve ever liked.

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SXSWfm is the official internet radio stream of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival. Last year its 30th anniversary was celebrated in Austin, Texas with over 2,200 official performers from more than 67 countries and happened again recently from March 13-19, 2017. This is a great way to discover new music.

 

Bearded Sunshine 25 – Masterpiece (4/19/2017) – 1 hr 17 min

Playing tracks by Bear’s Den, Ryan Adams, Futurebirds, Jesse Woods, Old 97’s and more.

 

We can finally get back to the way this show was intended! Matt has some of the latest Americana hits plus he dives into a few interesting and alluring SXSW 2017 stories. Don’t change that dial because you will not want to miss a minute of Episode 25.

Playlist

This mix includes the following artists and songs.

  • Old 97’s – Good with God
  • Big Thief – Masterpiece
  • Ryan Adams – I Know Places
  • Holly Macve – No One Has the Answers
  • Father John Misty – Pure Comedy
  • Jesse Woods – Walking Along Cattle Drives
  • The War on Drugs – An Ocean in Between the Waves
  • Angel Olsen – Shut Up Kiss Me
  • Grant Lee Buffalo – Mockingbirds
  • Bear’s Den – Elysium
  • Pepper Rabbit – Older Brother
  • Futurebirds – Twentyseven
  • Birdtalker – Just This

Diabetes Quarterly A1c – Apr 2017

I met with my doctor yesterday for my quarterly type 2 diabetes follow-up visit, which included reviewing my recent lab test results. My new A1c was 6.9%, or estimated average glucose (eAG) 151 mg/dL, which measures my average blood glucose over the past 3 months.

It has improved, down from 7.1 in Jan and 7.0 in Oct 2016. I was slightly disappointed because I thought it might be more like 6.4% because my Avg BG were 136 (Jan), 137 (Feb), and 132 (Mar). However I need to remember that this is lower than the American Diabetes Association (ADA) target 7.0% (eAG 154).

My doctor said he can really notice a difference with my strength training over the past 3 months. Also I lost an additional 5 pounds since I’ve reduced my meal carb targets. And I now only take 8 units Lantus long-acting basal insulin at bedtime instead of 10 since I was getting more overnight lows like 44 and several in the 50’s and 60’s. My Humalog rapid-acting bolus insulin at meals is less too, when I need to take it at all.

Overall he thought I’m doing great with my diabetes management. He can see how much my One Drop | Premium subscription has helped too.