Feel Bad For You, June 2012


The Feel Bad For You mix for June is here, babies. The FBFY corral of hard-working (just humor us) music bloggers, twitterers, avid listeners, and people pulled off the street have come together again to bring you aural pleasure. Pick it up. (For more information about the contributors – or to comment – check the FBFY site.)





1. Track: Blondie and Dagwood
Artist: Adam Carroll
Album: Lookin’ Out The Screen Door (2000)
Submitted by: toomuchcountry
Comments: This one is for all you June brides and grooms who want your new marriages to last. My suggestion is to put down that copy of 50 Shades of Gray and listen closely to Carroll’s lyrics of romance based on the couple from a comic strip legend.

2. Title: Clever & Quickness
Artist: River City Extension
Album: Nautical Sabbatical (2009)
Submitted By: @popa2unes
Comments: Formed in Asbury Park NJ in 2007. The band played an explosive showcase at last year’s SXSW; Newport Folk Festival producer Jay Sweet stumbled upon the gig, and later told Billboard, “This band, River City Extension, is ripping the paint off … Continue reading

Feel Bad For You, February 2012


The Feel Bad for You February mix is 25 songs worth of badass designed especially for YOU! (The universal you, not you specifically. Get over yourself.) If you’ve never downloaded an FBFY mix before, lovingly crafted by music lovers, music makers and music enablers (for more information about your generous contributors, check the FBFY site), this is the one to start your habit. First hit’s free.





1. Title: Weight of the World
Artist: Shayfer James
Album (year): Counterfeit Arcade (2011)
Submitted By: Popa2unes
Comments: Shayfer James is devilishly captivating and deliciously unusual. A man of bewitching grace, grisly humor, profound story telling, and whiskey-flavored wit.

2. Title: Don’t Lie to Me
Artist: “Mississippi” Charles Bevel
Album (year): Charles Bevel – Meet “Mississippi” Charles Bevel (A&M Records SP-4412, 1973)
Submitted By: Simon
Comments: First heard this track on an Oxford American Music edition CD a couple of years ago and loved it, always gets me up and dancing around. I’ve managed to track down a dinked 7” single but still looking for the album…….

3.Title: Unmade
Artist: Timothy Bracken
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Feel Bad For You, January 2012


The FBFY talent pool has corralled a smattering of favorite songs of 2011. Eclectic, quirky, odd… and that’s just the contributors. Stream or download below.




1. Title: Devil In New Orleans
Artist: Powder Mill
Album (2011): Southern Independent Vol. 2
Submitted By: Adam Sheets
Comments: Of all the exclusives we put on the three volumes of Southern Independent, this is probably my favorite.

2. Title: New Orleans
Artist: Robyn Ludwick
Album (2011): Out Of These Blues
Submitted By: Mando Lines (Jim Warren)
Comments: My favorite track off of one of my favorite records of 2011. Robyn Ludwick is a Robison, as in sister to Charlie and Bruce, but she’s got her own take on being a singer-songwriter. As New Orleans demonstrates, her voice is sexy, her lyrics are smart and her songs are real.

3. Title: The Reckoning
Artist: Mount Moriah
Album (2011): Mount Moriah
Submitted By: Ryan (Verbow at Altcountrytab)
Comments: One of the more upbeat songs off this album. Sweet vocals, beautiful melody, just makes you feel good all over. If you’ve ever liked … Continue reading

Feel Bad For You, December 2011


With my lack of posting lately, it’s hardly my place to give anyone else shit, but now that Truersound Matt has finally gotten off his ass, I can present you with this month’s FBFY mix, compiled by bloggers, tweeters, music makers and music lovers and powered by love. And hate. And liberal doses of alcohol and caffeine. And possibly narcotics. And electricity. Stream or download below.




Title: This Ship Was Built To Last
Artist: The Duke Spirit
Album: Neptune
Year: 2008
Submitted By: Shooter
Comments: Why don’t you go over there and blow me and come back over here and fuck you

Title: The Stranger Song
Artist: Leonard Cohen
Album: Songs of Leonard Cohen
Year: 1968
Submitted By: Adam Sheets

Title: Quarter Chicken Dark
Artist: Yo Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer, Stuart Duncan
Album: The Goat Rodeo Sessions
Year: 2011
Submitted By: Phil Norman – @philnorman
Comments: You should need no comment after seeing the names of the four masters making this music.

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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
Comments: You should have seen the look on Matt’s face when I told him I followed the Indigo Girls around like a deadhead back in ’94. These … Continue reading

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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Feel Bad For You, September 2011


Time for the September installment of the Feel Bad For You mix, lovingly compiled by a miscreant bunch of music makers, music pushers and music lovers. Free for you to stream or download, out of the kindness of our little, black hearts.





Title: Astronomy
Artist: Blue Oyster Cult
Album: Secret Treaties (1974)
Submitted by: Shooter Jennings
Comments: Part of one of the most expansive and confusing concept albums ever written which involves Aliens, Dark Mirrors and Lesbians (supposedly)

Title: Stick With Me
Artist: Nicki Bluhm
Album: Driftwood (2011)
Submitted by: noteethleroy
Comments: This one has gotten under my skin lately, to me it brings back memories of the classic duets I grew up on.

Title: Red on the Head
Artist: Jonny Corndawg
Album: Down On The Bikini Line (2011)
Submitted by: toomuchcountry
Comments: As the calendar turns to September, what comes to mind? State fairs. And with state fairs, what comes to mind? Corn dogs, right? Well, maybe. I first heard Jonny Corndawg in 2009 when he opened for the legendary Billy Joe … Continue reading

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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Feel Bad For You, June 2011

Feel Bad For You hosts a monthly mixtape comprised of submissions from music bloggers, Twitterers and a rockstar or two, and it’s always a good time. A celebration of eclecticism, you can enjoy it all below, by stream or by download.


Title: I’ve Got Love
Artist: Warren Smith
Album: The Complete Sun Recordings
Submitted By: Bowood
Comments: Sun Studios legend Warren Smith. That studio…that f…in’ beautiful studio. Thank you Lord for Sam Phillips.

Title: Angel From New Orleans
Artist: The Dead Exs
Album: Resurrection (2011)
Submitted By: @popa2unes
Comments: David Pattillo – electric slide guitar and vocals – Wylie Wirth – on the skins. Pattiillo is a producer with a credit list from Alanis Morrissette to the Hold Steady, The Black Crowes to the Beastie Boys and last year produced the Reni Lane debut for Universal Motown. Wirth has toured extensively in Europe and the US with various bands and was a member of the Warner Bros act Sweet Lizard Illtet.

Title: What She Turned Into
Artist: Retribution Gospel Choir
Album: Retribution Gospel Choir (2008)
Submitted By: verbow1
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