Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Ear Candy Update - 2014 in Review

The Ear Candy Update's soundtrack to the major world and U.S. events for 2014.

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The tracks:
  • Devils & Dust - Bruce Springsteen
  • Africa - D'Angelo
  • Waltz of the Flowers - Andre Previn: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • In the Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel
  • The Gentle Rain (RJD2 Remix) - Astrud Gilberto
  • Testify - Rage Against the Machine
  • When the Saints Go Marching In - Fats Domino
  • Israel - Marc Maron
  • Niggers vs. the Police - Richard Pryor
  • Sound the Alarm - Thievery Corporation
  • Ball of Confusion - The Temptations
  • Democracy - Leonard Cohen
  • Tributes to P. S. Hoffman, Tommy Ramone, Robin Williams & Maya Angelou
  • We Shall Overcome (Live) - Pete Seeger
  • For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Ear Candy Update for Dec. 9

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The tracks:
Ex's and Oh's - Elle King
Metal Zone - The Vines
Why Do You Hate Me? - The Marmozets
The Undead King of Rock and Roll - Black Moth
Lizard Baby - Pulled Apart By Horses
I Want to Get Out of Here, But I Can't Take You Anywhere - Ming City Rockers
Shelter Song - Temples
Aberdeen - Swampcandy
Waiting Game - Banks
Hail, Hail - Shovels & Rope
Dearly Departed - Shakey Graves feat. Esme Patterson
Had it All - Allah-Las
Embrace Another Fall - Robert Plant
The Hanging Tree - Jennifer Lawrence
Machine Gun Silhouette - Jack White
Have You Seen My Son? - Benjamin Booker
Lose Myself in Sound - David Kilgour & The Heavy 8s



Sunday, November 16, 2014

UK Funk/Soul Party

Deep from the British funk/soul archives...

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The tracks:

  • Brother Move On - The Harmony Society
  • Cave of Brahma - The Sorcerers
  • Cookie Jar - Reverend Barrington Stanley
  • Elephant - The Sorcerers
  • The Flip - Cleveland Freckleton
  • Hawkshaw Philly - The Yorkshire Film and Television Orchestra
  • London Station - The Lamplighters
  • Moscow Central - The Lamplighters
  • Sucker Punch - The Mandatory Eight
  • The Terror - The Sorcerers
  • Thought Forms - Ivan Von Engelberger's Asteroid
  • What We Are Made Of - The Cadets



Sunday, October 26, 2014

Ear Candy Update for Oct. 26

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The tracks:

  • Hit Where it Hurts - The Herd of Main Street
  • Coulda Been - Sallie Ford
  • Always Alright - Alabama Shakes
  • Devil's Time - Reuben and the Dark
  • All In Good Time - Ron Sexsmith
  • Take Me To Church - Hozier
  • Bread & Butter - Hugo
  • Dirty Lie - The Secret Sisters
  • Worst of Times - Black Eyed Vermillion
  • Boo Hoo Hoo - No Sinner
  • Clapshot - The Phantom Band
  • Dead or in Jail - William Clark Green
  • Heart of Marble Stone - The Rainbows

Monday, October 13, 2014

Happy 239th Birthday, U.S. Navy

In celebration of the Navy's 239th birthday.

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The tracks:

  • Land Ho! - The Doors
  • Mingulary Boat Song - Richard Thompson
  • My Son John - John C. Reilly
  • Sea Fever - John Masefield (Read by Tom O'Bedlam)
  • This is the Sea - The Waterboys
  • Fiddler's Green - Irish Rovers
  • A Drop of Nelson's Blood - Jarvis Cocker
  • Shiver Me Timbers - Tom Waits
  • The Sea and the Rhythm - Iron & Wine
  • The USS Indianapolis Speech from Jaws - Robert Shaw
  • Eternal Father - United States Navy Band Sea Chanters
  • Down by the Seaside - Led Zeppelin
  • Wolves of the Sea - Alestorm
  • I'm Shipping Up To Boston - Dropkick Murphys
  • Weigh, Hey and Up She Rises - Irish Rovers
  • The Autumn Wind - Sam Spence & John Facenda
  • Thousands are Sailing - The Pogues
  • Sloop John B - The Beach Boys
  • O' Sailor - Fiona Apple
  • Shore Leave - Tom Waits
  • JFK's Speech
  • Anchors Aweigh - The United States Navy Band

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Freeform Filth Vol. III

No theme, no rules.

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The tracks:

I'll Take You There - The Staples Singers
Memphis Soul Stew - King Curtis
Come and Get Your Love - Redbone
Delta Disco - Transglobal Underground
Oh No! - Mos Def feat. Pharoe Monch & Nate Dogg
Funky Monks - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rock the House - Gorillaz
Coma Girl - Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
Red Hot Moon - Rancid
September Gurls - Big Star
Ride on Josephine - George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Hot Rod Lincoln - Commander Cody & The Lost Planet Airmen
Border Radio - The Blasters
Hippy Hippy Shake - Chan Romero
I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone - Elvis
Finger Poppin' Time - Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
Junk Yard - War
Papa Was Too - Joe Tex
Hip Hug-Her - Booker T & The MGs
Somebody Wants You - Lo Fidelity Allstars
White Rabbit - Emiliana Torrini
Burn My Shadow - UNKLE feat. Ian Astbury
Jeepster - T-Rex
Little Willy - Sweet
Mama Weer All Crazee Now - Slade



Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Book Was Better

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The tracks:

  • The Book I Write - Spoon
  • The Ballad of Dorothy Parker - Prince
  • 1984 - David Bowie
  • Kerouac - Morphine
  • We Call Upon the Author - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  • Sylvia Plath - Ryan Adams
  • Who Wrote Holden Caufield - Green Day
  • Jack & Neal/California, Here I Come - Tom Waits
  • Bukowski - Modest Mouse
  • Book of Stories - Drums
  • Tales of Brave Ulysses - Cream
  • Jacob Marley's Chain - Aimee Mann
  • The Ghost of Tom Joad - Bruce Springsteen
  • Everyday I Wrote the Book - Elvis Costello

Monday, September 1, 2014

All Request Episode

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The tracks:
Mr. Crowley - Ozzy
This Ain't Living - G. Love & Special Sauce
Turpentine - JJ Grey & Mofro
10 A.M. Automatic - The Black Keys
All American - Down By Law
The Bump - Deer Tick
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Piece of My Heart - Big Brother & The Holding Company
Diamond Dogs - David Bowie
Wait - M83
Expectation - Tame Impala
Cold Blooded Old Times - Bill Callahan
Blowin' in the Wind - Bob Dylan
Yard of Blonde Girls - Jeff Buckley
Remedy - The Black Crowes
The Greatest Man that Ever Lived - Weezer
Mommy's Little Monster - Social Distortion
O'Malley's Bar - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
My Mind is Ramblin' - The Black Keys
It Will Come Back - Hozier
Learn How to Love - Tedeschi Trucks Band
Waiting on the World to Change - John Mayer
Send in the Clouds - Silver Jews
Hello Tyrannosaurus, Meet Tyrannicide - Enter Shikari
Brown-Eyed Handsome Man - Chuck Berry

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Ear Candy Update for Aug. 3, 2014

Brand new tracks to give your delicious ears a sweet summer treat.


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The tracks:

  • Angeline - Martin Sexton
  • North Side Gal - JD McPherson
  • The Far Left Side of You - Jimmer
  • Just One of the Guys - Jenny Lewis
  • Wine Lips - Lydia Loveless
  • You Can't Judge a Book By It's Cover - Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
  • Digital Witness - St. Vincent
  • Flesh War - Total Control
  • Route 30 - Jolie Holland
  • Oh Soul - Mary Gauthier
  • Understand - The Roots
  • Just Can't Win - Lee Fields & The Expressions
  • The Weather Song - Ought

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Free Form Filth II

I felt like doing a free form show harkening back to the early days of FM radio. Threw all the rules out and let it rip.

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The tracks:
  • T.V. Eye - The Stooges
  • Switchblade - Ron Thompson, His Rowdy Guitar and the Broughams
  • Dracula to Houston (The Bike Song) - Butthole Surfers
  • Little Animals - The Raveonettes
  • Ghost Rider - Suicide
  • Sheena is a Punk Rocker - The Ramones
  • Roots Radicals - Rancid
  • Israelites - Desmond Dekker
  • Swami Safari - Dan the Automator
  • Hicky-Burr - Quincy Jones & Bill Cosby
  • Soundsystem - Michael Franti & Spearhead
  • 66 - Afghan Whigs
  • Trinco Dog - Bedouin Soundclash
  • Skankin' to the Beat - Fishbone
  • Cissy Strut - The Meters
  • Mothership Connection (Star Child) - Parliment
  • Starfish & Coffee - Prince
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money - Warren Zevon
  • Frontier Psychiatrist - The Avalanches
  • Hang on St. Christopher - Tom Waits
  • I Walk on Gilded Splinters - Paul Weller
  • Super Sex - Morphine
  • Under Your Skin - Luscious Jackson
  • Teaching the Kids about Life - Hannibal Buress
  • Across 110th Street - Bobby Womack & Peace
  • Gunpowder - Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
  • Take My Love With You - Eli "Paperboy" Reed

Friday, July 4, 2014

Independence

An Ear Candy Update podcast recorded in Boston on America's Independence Day.

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The Red, White and Blue Crew in Boston has been meeting since 1976 in Boston to celebrate America's independence by ringing freedom in with the Boston Pops Orchestra. They are nuts. They are fanatical. They are quintessentially American in a town rich in history with nutty, fanatical Americans. They have become family. This is just a part, a very small part, of their story.  - Jason Thompson
T.C. Jones of the Red, White & Blue Crew















The tracks:
The Shot Heard 'Round the World - Schoolhouse Rocks!
You're a Grand Old Flag - United States Navy Band Sea Chanters
Rodeo: Hoe-Down - Boston Pops Orchestra
Marine Hymn - United States Navy Band Sea Chanters
Army Goes Rolling Along - United States Navy Band Sea Chanters
Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder - United States Navy Band Sea Chanters
Anchors Aweigh - United States Navy Band Sea Chanters
America the Beautiful - Ray Charles
Boston (My Home Town) - Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon
Battle Hymn of the Republic - Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Stars and Stripes Forever - Boston Pops Orchestra
1812 Overture - Tchaikovsky
Declaration of Independence - Stan Freberg
Star Spangled Banner - Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Fictional Funkateers & Made-Up Maestros

This one is dedicated to the imaginary, the fictional, the fabricated, and the invented.

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The tracks:
Clint Eastwood - The Gorillaz
That Thing You Do! - The Wonders
Pleasant Valley Sunday - The Monkees
The Dark End of the Street - The Commitments
Soul Man - The Blues Brothers
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre - Twylight Zones
Fever Dog - Stillwater
Fallin' & Flyin' - Bad Blake
In the Jailhouse Now - Soggy Bottom Boys
Angry Inch - Hedwig & The Angry Inch
Professionals - The Fabulous Stains
Garbage Truck - Sex Bob-Omb
I Ejaculate Fire - Dethklok
Can You Picture That? - Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem
Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight - Spinal Tap

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Ear Candy Update for June 8

New Ear Candy Update to disinfect your headpiece.

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The tracks:
  • Let Freedom Ring - Chuck Prophet
  • California (Cast Iron Soul) - Jamestown Revival
  • Came Out of a Lady - Rubblebucket
  • Jungle - X Ambassadors with Jaime N Collins
  • I Met a Girl - Fire in the Hamptons
  • Tribe - Piers Faccini
  • Lola Stars and Stripes - The Stills
  • Hello - The Cat Empire
  • Luckiest Man - King Kahn & The Shrines
  • Land of Gathering - Ceremonies
  • Spinners - The Hold Steady
  • Where Have All the Rude Boys Gone - Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

ECU Musicology Vol. 7 - Some Stupid with a Flare Gun

Give the Ear Candy Update ten minutes and we'll explain the story behind Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water" and blast a blistering live version of it for you.

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The Montreux newspaper the day after the fire.















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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Free Form Filth & Musical Finds for Mutated Minds

An Ear Candy Update inspired by grindhouse movies, comic books, science fiction thrill stories, and abusive tunes. No rules here, no theme, just free form filth, and mental health disorders.



















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The tracks:
Hungry Freaks, Daddy - Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention
Eight - Grimes
The W.A.N.D. - The Flaming Lips
Gonna Make My Own Money - Deep Vally
Jerk It Out - The Caesers
Runs Like Fire - Lloyd Yates
Only Son of the Ladiesman - Father John Misty
A Curse - excerpt from Demon Witch Child
Archangel - Burial
The First Billion is the Hardest - Amorphous Androgynous
Six Pack - Black Flag
Devil Woman - excerpt from Demon Witch Child
Lexicon Devil - The Germs
Baby's On Fire - Die Antwoord
The Finger Points to You - Maxayn
Sorted Out for E's and Whizz - Pulp
Half Full Glass of Wine (Live at Coachella '13) - Tame Impala
Hey Joni - Sonic Youth
Jezebel - Dizzee Rascal
Speed Law - Mos Def
Wave of Mutilation - The Pixies
Surf Terror - Man or Astro-man?
Super Sex - Morphine
Sluts & Premature Ejaculators - Louis Katz
I Wanna Get Better - Bleachers

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Lights, Camera, Inaction

An Ear Candy Update dedicated to spectacular music moments in film.

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The tracks:
One Toke Over the Line - Brewer & Shipley
I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow - The Soggy Bottom Boys
I Just Dropped In to See What Condition My Condition Is In - Kenny Rogers & First Edition
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
Jump In the Line - Harry Belafonte
Sussudio - Phil Collins
A Real Hero - College
Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
Orinoco Flow (Sail Away) - Enya
Adagio for Strings - Samuel Barber
Goodbye Horses - Q Lazzarus
I'm Singing In the Rain - Gene Kelly
Strawberry Letter 23 - The Brothers Johnson
Stuck in the Middle with You - Stealers Wheel
Also Sprach Zarathoustra - Strauss
Fight the Power - Public Enemy
Damn It Feels Good to be a Gangster - Geto Boys
Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien - Edith Piaf
I Wanna Be Loved By You - Marilyn Monroe
Whole Wide World - Wreckless Eric
Holiday Road - Lindsey Buckingham



Saturday, April 19, 2014

Ear Candy Update Musicology Vol. VI - Otis

(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay is one of the greatest songs in history. Otis never got to hear it.



















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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Ear Candy Update for March 31, 2014

Brand new tunes for you to jam.

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The tracks:
Impressed - Sleeper Agent
Perfect Storm - The Strypes
Black Tambourine - Withered Hand
Light Goes Out - Ages and Ages
A Song is a Weapon - Stars
Green Eyed - September Girls
Since Jimmy Came - Shonna Tucker and Eye Candy
Depth of My Soul (feat. Shana Halligan) - Thievery Corporation
Ticking Bomb - Aloe Blacc
(If) You Want Trouble - Nick Waterhouse
Happy Alone - Saintseneca
Blue Moon - Beck
Salty Sweet - MS MR
Breathing Underwater - Metric
The Baseball Card Song - The Baseball Project

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Art of the Steal Pt. II

The soundtrack to the sequel of the greatest heist film never made.

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Special thanks to:
Brett Thompson as Reuben
Peter Robertson as Grouchy Pete
Brian Cain as Bull
Eric Gleason as Fats
Craig Spiering as Padre
Dave Valdez as Rafael Villareal
Josh as The Rainman
Arianna Pepino as The Baroness
Betty as The Dish
Z as Karina


The 1957 Ferrari Testarossa GT250












The Austrian crown jewels















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Project Pink Panthers

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The tracks:
  • Vanity Kills - Codeine Velvet Club
  • Die Soubrette, Poka schnell, Op. 109 - Josef Strauss
  • It Takes a Thief - Thievery Corporation
  • Shadows - Kobayashi
  • Hottentot - John Schofield
  • Makes Me Wanna Die - Tricky
  • Your Heart is as Black as Night - Melody Gardot
  • Smoke & Mirrors - RJD2
  • Under the Gun - Supreme Beings of Leisure
  • Goodnight Moon - Shivaree
  • Race with the Devil on Spanish Highway - Al Di Meola
  • Race with the Devil - Gene Vincent
  • Drop and Roll - John Scofield
  • Hunter - Portishead
  • Shoulder Holster - Morcheeba
  • You Rascal You - Hanni El Khatib
  • Mambo Italiano - Rosemary Clooney
  • No One Said This Would Be Easy - The Postmarks

Sunday, February 9, 2014

The Art of the Steal

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This is an Ear Candy Update unlike anything we've ever attempted. The idea is we wanted to soundtrack a heist film. The only problem is we didn't have a heist film just laying around. So we made one up.











Special thanks to:
Brett Thompson as Reuben
Peter Robertson as Grouchy Pete
Brian Cain as Bull
Eric Gleason as Fats

and introducing:
Betty as The Dish

The Card Players by Paul C├ęzanne














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The Black Orlov
The Mona Lisa Heist
The Barnes Collection
740 Park Ave.

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The tracks:
Short Change Hero - The Heavy
Kings of Latin Rhythm - Juju Orchestra
Diamonds - Parov Stelar
Bobo on the Corner - Beastie Boys
After Laughter - Wendy Rene
Believe - Bonobo
Slim's Return - Madlib
Get What I Want - Bitter:Sweet
1976 - RJD2
What You Think About - St. Germain
Midnight Blue - Kenny Burrell
Remind Me - Royksopp
Frankie Machine - Elmer Bernstein
Handel: Solomon - The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba -
                               Neville Marriner; Academy Of St. Martin
                               In The Fields
Organ Donor - DJ Shadow
Delirium - Euphoria
Giallo - Doctor Zygote
Sound the Alarm - Thievery Corporation
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves -
                               John Barbirolli; City Of London Sinfonia
Koop Island Blues - Koop

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Ear Candy Update for Jan. 19, 2014

New year, new tunes. We've got you covered.

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The tracks:
'Til the Casket Drops - ZZ Ward
Who Needs You - The Orwells
Hiway Myway - The Deep End
Down the Road - C2C
Backwaters - Drenge
Dark Star - Polica
The Wire - Haim
Parted Ways - Heartless Bastards
Lips N Hips - Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside
Days are Mighty - Jeb Loy Nichols
Shoelaces - Elizabeth and the Catapult
Do I Wanna Know - Arctic Monkeys

Friday, January 17, 2014

ECU Musicology Vol. 5 - Song Full of Secrets

Pink Floyd's namesake

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