The all-request FUV Mixtape playlist for Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Jerry Garcia Band – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – How Sweet It Is
The Archies – Sugar, Sugar – Everything’s Archie
Velvet Underground – Sweet Jane - Loaded
Drive By Truckers – Daddy’s Cup – The Dirty South
Billy Bragg – I Keep Faith – Mr. Love & Justice
Big Star – In the Street - #1 Record
Matthew Sweet – Sick of Myself – 100% Fun
What a night! The third annual FUV Live at CMJ showcase at Rockwood Music Hall brought together four diverse artists and bands that bridged thousands of miles.
We kicked off with the yearning, beautiful anthems and sweet harmonies of Oklahoma's Horse Thief, a great set that stretched from the muscularity of "Devil" to the majesty of "Little Dust." Brooklyn-based, banjo-plucking Elle King blew us away with her gritty, powerhouse vocals and swaggering songs, like "Good To Be A Man" and her new single "Ex's and Oh's"—and surprised us too with a rowdy cover of R. Kelly's "Ignition (Remix)." Son Little made us think with his introspective lyrics and soulfully moody songs like "Joy" and "Your Love Will Blow Me Away," drenched in dissonant textures and bold guitarwork. And London's Happyness were pure fuzzed-out fun, showing off their artistic range and quirky humor as they confidently switched from the tender, lo-fi prettiness of "Pumpkin Noir" to the blissful, sunny blast of "Anything I Do Is All Right."
On rainy days like today navigating the highways and byways can be especially challenging. So let's give it up for the folks who keep things moving no matter the weather - truckers. What are your favorite songs mentioning trucks and truckers? List them below and we'll send out a set after 9am.
Here's what we played:
"WIllin'" - Little Feat
"Mighty Trucks at Midnight" - Bruce Cockburn
"Semi-Crazy" - Junior Brown with Red Simpson
"Six Days on the Road" - Rig Rock Deluxe
Dustin Reid is the producer of a new album called Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell. It’s a tribute album to the late cellist, composer and electronic pioneer, Arthur Russell. The album was released through Yep Roc Records and the Red Hot Organization, which is an international non-profit organization dedicated to fighting AIDS through pop culture.