With his “It’s Only Life, That’s All” playlist, Nap Eyes guitarist Brad Loughead created a mix “mainly as a way to occupy myself, [to] get lost in beautiful music and turn my brain off.” It encompasses familiar themes—”of love, mortality, troubled times…’ya know, the light stuff,” but like Nap Eyes’ fourth lp, Snapshot of a Beginner, it achieves a powerful effect by just easing on by.
These laments to weary-eyed truck drivers, CB radio farces, and runarounds with highway patrolmen offer a shoulder to lean on as you travel the literal or proverbial road to the end of the line. Got My Chips Cashed In is a playlist that stretches from the genre’s origin to its modern counterparts, with a few stops along the way for a hot cup of coffee, some southern fried, and a slice of cherry pie. Those big old wheels keep rolling …and the hits just keep on coming.
If you’ve been around a minute, you’ll remember the original iteration of the AD Transmissions podcast, a format we phased into our present (more “traditional”) model in 2016. But this? It’s a return to the sound collage framework.
“If he plays a gig in some club, it’s the talk of the town for the whole year. Who can afford to pay for so much entertainment?… Well, for those […]