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RYAN Adams & the Cardinals – Elizabethtown Sessions [2005]

By request:

1. Cemetery Hill
2. The Sewers At The Bottom Of The Wishing Well
3. Clementine (possibly Madeline?)
4. Everybody Knows
5. When The Wild Wind Blows (or Wild Wind)
6. Dreams Of A Working Class Clown (or Dreams Of The Working Class)
7. Words
8. Lions Of Broadway
9. Who Were We?
10. Willows
11. Lighthouses
12. Saturday Night
13. Everything Dies
14. Two
15. Maps
16. Don’t Get Sentimental On Me
17. Elizabeth Town
18. Elizabeth

Tom Schick, producer of Cardinology, produced these sessions.

Download “The Elizabethtown Sessions”

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February 9, 2009 Posted by | alt country, alternative, americana, cameron Crowe, cardinals, elizabethtown, free, ghost of electricity, rock, ryan adams, toodrunktodream, unreleased | 1 Comment

Shannon Hoon’s mom shares rare acoustic tracks

As a generous gift to the Blind Melon community, Nel Hoon, mother of lead singer Shannon Hoon, has donated several tracks for our listening pleasure.

From the note included with the tracks:

About five years ago someone from California sent me about 20 CDs
with Blind Melon music. I had not listened to any of those until
recently. When I ran across this CD I felt that I had found a
treasure to be shared with all the people who love Shannon.
After thinking about it for days, I have concluded that Shannon
would have wanted me to give this as a Christmas present to you
and you and you and you and you … so Merry Christmas! nel hoon

To these ears, it appears that Shannon, playing here unaccompanied by his band, is recording a rough demo, ocassionally dictating a “Yeah that’s good enough” or “There’s like mandolins that are supposed to go at the end of this” and so on. There’s no recording date included with this material but I’m gonna assume (again) that these were demos from around the time that Blind Melon’s album Soup was recorded. Of course, sadly, Shannon Hoon would suffer from a fatal drug overdose on Oct 21st, 1995, at the age of 28.

As with all of the odds-and-ends Blind Melon music out there, this music is just so comforting to hear. For me, it’s all about remembering Shannon as the vibrant and promising singer that he was, and imagining what he could have been.


01 – Flea Market Pete
02 – Cavities
03 – Walk
04 – St. Andrew’s Fall
05 – All That I Need
06 – Everyday (The Way You Looked Before)
07 – Letters From a Porcupine
08 – Weeping Like the Willow

download “From Shannon….” via :

I’ve never heard of What is

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February 9, 2009 Posted by | alt country, alternative, americana, blind melon, free, ghost of electricity, guitar, indie, music, shannon hoon, toodrunktodream | Leave a comment

Jaydiohead – Jay-Z x Radiohead – Minty Fresh Beats…um wow yeah!

Jaydiohead – Jay-Z x Radiohead – Minty Fresh Beats

So this is pretty much the best thing I’ve let my ears listen to in a real real long time. Fucking seriously. This SHOULDN’T be this good, right? Well, it’s really really good. Blows the Dangermouse mashup out the water. And it’s for free. On or here:

Last Call with Carson Daly…. Carson digs it. I’ll let him blather on about it, you know, instead of me. Carry on now, Carson…

Jaydiohead on Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) – 01/07/09 from Minty Fresh Beats on Vimeo.

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January 29, 2009 Posted by | free, ghost of electricity, indie, jay Z, mashup, Minty Fresh Beats, mixtape, radiohead, toodrunktodream | 4 Comments

Is this a blessing or a curse? Orphaned beer on my doorstep….

When I came home last night, I had a nice little surprise waiting for me on my doorstep, sitting in the snow. A slightly used case of Corona Light was residing in front of Casa de Ghost of Electricity.

Now, those who know my drinking habits may know that I would never, EVER be caught photographed holding the aforementioned brew, if you could even fucking call it that. In fact, it’s not even something that I would consider imbibing for free…well, at a bar among friends. But at home, in the fridge, it is finding a nice, albeit reluctant, foster home.

A temporary home, at any rate. I’m thirsty, and it’s approaching beer-thirty.

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January 25, 2009 Posted by | beer, free, ghost of electricity, toodrunktodream | Leave a comment

There’s an extra-good PostSecret update this week…

And by extra good, I’m not sure what I mean, by that.

Post-secret intrigues me. On one hand, it’s disturbing that so many people have to live with secrets in their lives that terrify and consume them. On the other hand, it must be so liberating to get something off of their chest, albeit anonymously.

Click the link for the rest of Post Secret’s weekly update:

Basia Bulat – A Secret.mp3 from her debut Oh, My Darling

December 8, 2008 Posted by | basia bulat, free, jameson, post secret, toodrunktodream | Leave a comment

Blind Melon – MuchMusic Intimate & Interactive, Sept 12th, 1995

Blind Melon were on a literal and figurative high during the late summer of 1995. The band had just released it’s new album Soup, the follow-up to the hugely-successful self titled album that thrust them into the limelight with the kitschy, catchy hit “No Rain”. Shannon Hoon and the band were embarking on an American tour that would have them on the road for the majority of the next year, and despite Shannon’s drug counselor’s best advice, that tour began in early September and tragically ended on October 21st, 1995. On September 12th, Blind Melon stopped in Vancouver BC to play a show at the Commodore Ballroom, a show that was broadcast on Canada’s MuchMusic : Intimate & Interactive.

Blind Melon – MuchMusic Intimate & Interactive Sept 12th, 1995 [Whole Show]


Blind Melon 1995-09-12-15 Galaxie.mp3
Blind Melon 1995-09-12-13 Soup.mp3
Blind Melon 1995-09-12-10 St.Andrew’s Fall.mp3

December 26, 2007 Posted by | alternative, blind melon, free, grunge, indie, live music, muchmusic, music, rock, shannon hoon | Leave a comment

Again, folks….DAYTROTTER.

The folks over at just seem to be loving their jobs. Recent visits have been paid by Sunset Rubdown, Deerhunter, The Cave Singers, Okkervil River, and The Magic Numbers, not to mention so many incredible incredible bands.

December 6, 2007 Posted by | daytrotter, free, music | Leave a comment