Archive for the 'Mixtapes' Category

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Volume five of Abstract Truths, An Evolving Jazz Compendium. If unfamiliar with the series, please first read here about the its genesis and intention. Bringing us this look at the contemporary Chicago jazz scene is Scottie McNiece, head of the essential International Anthem Recording Co. “For over 100 years, Chicago has been ground zero for […]

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Volume four of Abstract Truths, An Evolving Jazz Compendium. If unfamiliar with the series, please first read here about the its genesis and intention. For this installment we tapped bay area record collector/muso David Katznelson. Katznelson likens the genre to a “wild animal…a cuddle by a fire place; it pushes up against it and provides […]

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

The early 1960’s: folk songs reflecting social change and protest amidst the Civil Rights Movement could be heard on radios everywhere. Peter, Paul and Mary, Bob Dylan, and Joan Baez inspired many a youth to pick up a guitar and harmonize with their peers. One of the lesser known communities that sprung up in the […]

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

I made the first Wah Wah Cowboys mix in 2009– almost ten years ago, which I cannot believe–as a way towards bit of mental calm after my wife and I had our first kid, Elijah, who is now nine years old and sitting at the kitchen table drinking a cup of hot chocolate; he’ll be […]

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

“I’m telling you, this is the most unique situation. These people, the disco spinners, are building careers. They could not care less about what you have, you know, on your mind, financially or any other way. They are building careers, and all they care about is crowd reaction. If you give them a record that […]

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

This coming week Michael Nesmith revives the spirit of the First National Band, the pioneering country-rock outfit he fronted from 1970 to 1971, for a series of shows in Southern California. Though best known for the knit wool beanie he donned during his two-season stint as a member of NBC’s The Monkees, Nesmith has worn […]

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Witness – The End Is At Hand: Volume four. Similar to volumes 1-3, this homemade collection rounds up super-obscure, often private press, outsider psychedelic guitar and folk music from the 60s and 70s…all with the underlying theme of the Jesus People Movement. The End Is At Hand Vol. 4 – Deeper Than The Mighty Rolling […]