Thursday, December 26, 2013


(December 24th, 2013)


The last mix of the year and things went different.  I decided just before my trip to Hawai'i I need some adventure music.  I had safari in my head at first, but Hawai'i is not a safari, it's a bit of desert, tropical rain forest, alpine, and lava fields.  The title comes from Robert M. Pirsig's ZAMM when he described a journey he was embarking on with his son and two friends.  The journey was about revisiting the environment of his past in order to relearn who he once was.  How the story unfolds is both entertaining as well as informative.  The chautauqua of early 20th Century America were exactly that, nomadic, informative, and entertaining.  Now I'm not sure where this mixtape stands in regard to that theme, but it is filled with terribly beautiful music from all around the world with a huge soft spot for West African folk music and Afropop.  When I close my eyes I think of this soundtrack as the soundtrack to any roadtrip, adventure, journey through a landscape that breaks into moments of the sublime.  The selection of music is so far out there in comparison to my usually mixes that I am omitting the artist list here, you'll have to just trust me on this one.  If anything it will warm you up during the cold months of winter.

Sunday, August 25, 2013


(August 24th 2013)


I forgot to make this mix last year so here's making up for two years.  Unlike previous years this mix doesn't reflect all the sounds I had been hearing throughout the summer, instead it is particular to a sound and pace.  I've been playing too many of my mixes on roadtrips only to realize that they might be a bit mellow for the mood so I did some adjustments on this one.  The list of artists on this puppy is well-ranged and there's a fair amount of repeaters.  I'll just ask you to trust me on it because I'd like it to be more of a surprise.  SURPRISE!

Enjoy it, have fun with it, go skinny dipping with it on in the background but make sure you have loud enough speakers to hear it just enough to enjoy the moment you are having with your naked self as well as to have a soundtrack for it.  Go, be freeeeeeeeeee!

Thursday, August 8, 2013


(April 28th, 2013)


I think this might be the ideal mix for a roadtrip as the tracks on this one seemed to speak to a flowing landscape complete with passing trees and barns slowly being passed from a distance.  Lots of jams that keep going until climax and rich mellowness to follow.  I'm doing a horrible job describing this mix so you should probably just bare witness.

Complete with Broadcast, Elbow, Bloodstone, Orcas, Ivy, Junip, Ensemble, Julian Lynch, Kurt Vile, Mac Demarco, Karen Dalton, Ned Collette, Phosphorescent, The Amazing, Cock & Swan, The War on Drugs, Beth Gibbons (of Portishead), and Here We Go Magic.

Thursday, January 31, 2013


(January 2nd, 2013)

GET YOUR ASS READY FOR THIS MIXXXXXXXXX.  This one will really please.  T r u s t  m e!  With the likes of Angel Olsen, Daniel Rossen, Angus Stone, Bill Callahan, Lisa o Piu, Jens Lekman, Lewis, Cocteau Twins with Harold Budd, Au, Cock & Swan, Donovan, Mac DeMarco, Radiohead, The Cinematic Orchestra, Blonde Redhead, Tears for Fear, Hundred Waters, Fleetwood Mac, The Pink Mountaintops, Angus and Julia Stone, Vashti Bunyan, Neil Young, and THE BEASTIE BOYS.  ALL IN ONE MIX.  And it will all make sense once you're there, relaxing, getting into it.
I can't really describe this one, so you gotta download it.