We had an epic heat wave in San Francisco this week but things have cooled off now. The fog has invaded the city and it feels like winter again. Oh how the City keeps us guessing.
I spent a lot of time listening to Shuffle on my iPod this week and I uncovered some old gems. Enjoy.
Hesitating Beauty - Jeff Tweedy is from a live performance at the Rocky Mountain Folk Festival a few years back. It's just a nice soothing song, perfect for foggy San Francisco nights.
Wonderwall from Ryan Adams comes from a show he played in 2000. It feels like the first time he ever covered the song in public. It's pretty epic. I love is quote at the end, "that's one I wish I had written...that's a pretty f***ing good song"
The Day Brings is an old favorite from a Seattle band called Brad. I found it because Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard is in it, but the lead singer is Shawn Smith. He's pretty awesome and has a singing voice completely different than Eddie Vedder. They don't have much of a web presence anymore, which bums me out. I wish Brad would put out more records.
Finally, I'm a pretty big Josh Rouse, despite his extreme sensitivity. If you can stomach it, here is a pretty awesome acoustic version of Quiet Town.