The Monday Funday Playlist – September 5, 2011

Visits from close college friends. Beach.  Will Hoge. Good QT with some of my favorite girls. Margaritas.  = Reasons why the Sunday Funday list was delayed this week.  Apologies.  Hopefully, these songs will make it worth it.

1.  Lucky Now – Ryan Adams

Genius.

2. Summer of ’89 – Butch Walker & The Black Widows

If there was ever a summer song, this is it.  Fun from the master of the pop song, Butch Walker.

3.  Love Is A Drug – Eskimo Joe

In the last 8 months, I have found so much international music that I never would have heard otherwise.  Enter this week’s favorite BalconyTV find, Eskimo Joe, from Aussie land.  Apparently, these fellas have been around for awhile – and their discography page on their website proves it, with 20 or so different releases, including a slot on a Twilight soundtrack.  However, I’m not daunted by kiddie movie rock.  Good, old fashioned, anthemic, sing-along rock n’ roll will never let me down.  This single is off their new album, Ghosts of the Past…of course, frustratingly not available to buy in the U.S.  So, SoundCloud saves the day once again.

4.  State Trooper – Apache Relay

So excited to FINALLY see this Nashville band live this coming weekend. I’ve been a big fan since 1988 came out two years ago, and their latest album, American Nomad, will rock your little socks off if you let it.  This song is, of course, a Springsteen cover, which may be one of the reasons I love it so.

5.  Goddam California – Will Hoge
It is kind of obscene how much I love this man’s music, and a weekend spent reveling in his live shows, with songs both new and old, has once again reminded me why.  I don’t know how ANYONE could see this man perform and not become an instant fan.  There isn’t a musician alive who plays with more passion and love of his art.  Have a feeling that this little ditty is going to be a top runner for my favorite off the new album, Number Seven, out in a mere three weeks.  Pre-order it here (and here on iTunes) and do yourself a favor and go see him live as soon as possible.  Thanks to uback007 for posting this video to YouTube so I could put this on the Sunday/Monday Funday Playlist. Wait til you hear the rock version.

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