Feel Bad For You, November 2011


The rabble of bloggers, Twitterers, musicians and miscreants has gathered again to bring you your monthly dose of Feel Bad For You boundary-less musical chaos, which you can stream and/or download below. To make up for last month’s oversight, I’m representing double this month. Thanks, Matt!


Title: Lowdown
Artist: Tom Waits
Album: Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards (2006)
Submitted By: Brad Kelley
Comments: In honor of his first release of new studio material in seven years, Bad As Me, I give you great song from the 3 CD 2006 compilation, Orphans. This rocks.

Title: Ballad of Fuck All
Artist: Malcolm Middleton
Album: Waxing Gibbous (2009)
Submitted By: Gorrck
This song fits my mood these days. Fuck it all. Burn it all down. Meh, there’s a new episode of “Community” I haven’t seen yet.

Title: Beauty Queen Sister
Artist: Indigo Girls
Album: Beauty Queen Sister (2011)
Submitted By: Phil Norman – @philnorman
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New Guadalupe Plata Single


You may recall us covering this dirty Spanish band with sharp edges before. They have a new single out called “Casino El Camino”, and it’s a two-parter. Listen up!


Single by Guadalupe Plata

Good stuff and available for free download. How many people do you know who love you enough to give you good stuff for free?

Guadalupe Plata @ Bandcamp

Guadalupe Plata @ Facebook

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Feel Bad For You, October 2011


The October installment of the Feel Bad For You mix is here, with contributions from music makers, pushers and lovers. Free for you to stream or download and enjoy while imbibing the libation of your choice.

Nota bene: Due to an oversight, my contribution was not included this month. If it had been, you’d be hearing Little Walter’s “Juke” in this mix. Take your grievances to Matt.




Title: For Stormy
Artist: Chelsea Crowell
Album: Crystal City (2011)
Submitted By: Mando_lines
Comments: For Stormy is an instrumental track off of Chelsea Crowell’s upcoming record, Crystal City. The song originally had lyrics, but Ms. Crowell made the decision to jettison the lyrics and had her producer, Loney Hutchins, play lap steel in place of her vocal track. A Tennessee thunder storm (and tornado siren) are in the background, if you listen closely. Conveniently, the siren was in the same key as the song.

Title: Twilight On Sometimes Island (SoulQuest 17)
Artist: Lil’ Cap’n Travis
Album: Twilight On Sometimes Island (2007)
Submitted By: Erschen
Comment: Love me some Pedal Steel

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Scott H. Biram: ‘Til I Hit That Open Road

“In England, last year we were over there, and my friend John from the Black Diamond Heavies – well, you can’t have no pocket knife in England, and we were partyin’, and he was yelling at these old geezers about something or they were yelling at him. They saw he had a pocket knife in his pocket, and they told one of the bobbies outside, and they took him to jail. And we said, ‘Is there anything we can do?’ And they said, ‘No’, and I said, ‘Well… okay!’ And we went back in and started dancing again, and my friend was in jail.

The next morning, he came swaggering up. He said [adopts rough, John Wesley Myers voice], ‘Man, that’s the nicest jail I ever spent the night in. But they took my coon dick bone!’”1

This is the story behind the centerpiece song of Scott H. Biram’s new album Bad Ingredients. Aside from memorializing John Wesley Myers’ confiscated good luck charm, the boogie woogie rockin’ “I Want My Mojo Back” also pays tribute back down the line to Lightnin’ Hopkins and the whole mojo hand tradition.



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Hell and Half of Georgia: Build It Up


Our old friends Hell and Half of Georgia just dropped this new little tune, and I think it’s the best they’ve done yet.


Build It Up by Hell and Half of Georgia


Listen, love, download – because as with all Hell and Half of Georgia’s musical fare, it’s free. If you’re in the Long Beach, California, area, you can catch the guys live at Alex’s Bar on August 26 (showtime to be determined).

I’m going to listen to this song again right now.

Hell and Half of Georgia Official Site

Hell and Half of Georgia @ Bandcamp

Hell and Half of Georgia @ Facebook

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Feel Bad For You, August 2011


Another… uh… timely installation of the Feel Bad For You mix series is here for your enjoyment, kids. Stream, download, cheers.





Title: If I Go
Artist: The White Soots
Album: The White Soots (2010)
Submitted By: @popa2unes
Comments: Another power trio revival Rock and Roll band trips my wire, The White Soots out of Dayton, Ohio. The band formed in early 2009 with brothers Kyle(Guitar/Vocals) andKraig Byrum(Drums) and longtime friend Karl Benge(Bass) and began playing in clubs in Dayton under the name Fuzz Hound, which was changed to The White Soots after about one year of playing. They specialize in a bluesy, psychedelic mix of guitar infused rock and roll.

Title: “Little Lion Man”
Artist: Mumford and Sons
Album: Sigh No More (2010)
Submitted By: @mikeorren
Comments: In honor of all the Leo birthdays (like mine).

Title: Peggy Sue Got Married
Artist: John Doe
Album: Rave On Buddy Holly (2011)
Submitted By: erschen

Title: Y’all Motherfuckers Need Jesus
Artist: The Goddamn Gallows
Album: 7 Devils (2011)
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Feel Bad For You, July 2011

A review of Deep Blues Festival 2011 is forthcoming… but since I spent most of yesterday trying to recover from it (so you know it was good), the review isn’t here yet. But the Feel Bad For You July mix, featuring contributions from the usual band of rabble rousers and miscreants, is here. Please enjoy responsibly.


Song: T.V.A.
Artist: the everybodyfields
Album: Half-Way There: Electricity and the South
Submitted by: Brad Kelley
Comments: To me, this song is almost perfect. Great lyrics about a real historical event from the area I grew up in (I’m sure my relatives would have taken this view), great harmonies and picking, and it really sets a mood.

Title: Let it Ride
Artist: Buffalo Killers
Album: Let it Ride (2008)
Submitted By: Popa2unes
Comments: Buffalo Killers, guitarist and vocalist Andrew Gabbard, bass guitarist and vocalist Zachary Gabbard and drummer Joseph Sebaali. The band was formed in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2006

Title: “Everywhere With Helicopter”
Artist: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
Album: Sing For Your Meat: A Guided By Voices Tribute (2011)
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