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THIS WEEK

A weekly playlist of all the new (and not so new) songs that caught ear this week. Hit that little heart button and subscribe for new music every Friday.

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THREE YEARS OF ART DAMAGED POP: SONIC RITUAL!
A Celebrating three years of the tiny record label I founded in 2019 with a mixtape of 21 of my favorite songs across our first seven releases. This year and next are gonna be awesome and I'm so excited about the music that's still to come....

Queen Kwong "I Know Who You Are" / Steven Dayvid McKellar "One and Zero" / Joe Cardamone "Nite Theme (Rock N Roll)" / Gypsum "Follow Me" / Film School "Take What You Need" / Ultimate Fakebook "After Hours At Melin's" / Steven Dayvid McKellar "Keep It Safe" / Film School "Superperfection" / Gypsum "Kaleidoscope" / Ultimate Fakebook "Manhattan KS" / Queen Kwong "Without You, Whatever" / Film School "Soft Reflections" / Gypsum "Lungs" / Steven Dayvid McKellar "Modern Boy" / LIMINA "I. Muse" / Joe Cardamone "Sabbath" / Gypsum "Give It" / Film School "Said Your Name" / Queen Kwong "On The Run" / LIMINA "III. Ponder" /Joe Cardamone "Ur So Cool 2"

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LOST IN MY HEADPHONES VI: STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART

Volume 6 in a series of mixtapes meant to be copied onto a C90 blank cassette. 

 

Side A

Bobbie Gentry "Seasons Come, Seasons Go" / Harry Nilsson "Mourning Glory" / Merrilee Rush & The Turnabouts "Angel of the Morning" / Nancy Sinatra + Lee Hazlewood "Summer Wine" / Elvis Presley "Edge of Reality" / Dionne Warwick "Anyone Who Had A Heart" / Dave Berry "The Crying Game" / Neil Diamond "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon" / Gene Pitney "Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart" / Buddy Holly "Love Is Strange" / Erma Franklin "Open Up Your Soul" / Joe South "Games People Play" / The Rolling Stones "The Last Time" / The Kinks "Waterloo Sunset"

Side B

Irma Thomas "Straight From The Heart" / Spiritualized "Anyway That You Want Me" / Patsy Cline and The Jordanaires "I Fall To Pieces" / The Everly Brothers "Crying In The Rain" / Dusty Springfield "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" / The Walker Brothers "Make It Easy On Yourself" / Françoise Hardy "Another Place" / The Shirelles "Baby It's You" / The Jesus and Mary Chain "Just Like Honey" / Black Mountain "Druganaut" / T. Rex "Cosmic Dancer" / Bob Dylan "The Man In Me" / Modest Mouse "Out Of Gas" / The Troggs "Love Is All Around"

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LOST IN MY HEADPHONES V: FLAT EARTH

Volume 5 in a series of mixtapes meant to be copied onto a C90 blank cassette. 

 

Side A

Felix Leclerc "Ailleurs" / Charlie Megira "Tomorrow's Gone" / Françoise Hardy "Il n'y a pas d'amour heureux" / The Louvin Brothers "Scared Of The Blues" / John Cale "Big White Cloud" /  Eddie & Ernie "Time Waits For No One" / Joyce Heath "I Wouldn't Dream Of It" /  Rolling Stones "That's How Strong My Love Is" / Margo Guryan "Someone I Know" / Kim Jung Mi "Your Dream" / Patricia "Mes rêves de satin" / Gabelo "Agouto" / Low "Rome (Always In The Dark)" / TV On The Radio "Young Liars"

Side B

The Cairo Gang "Shivers" / Television Personalities "Diary of a Young Man" / Psychic TV "White Nights" / Velvet Underground "I Found A Reason" / The Paragons "When The Lights Are Low" / Hailu Mergia + Dahlek Band "Anchin Kfu Ayinkash" / Van Morrison "Slim Slow Slider" / Cindy Lee "Always Lovers" / Joy Division "Atmosphere" / Lungfish "Hear The Children Sing" / Neil Young "New Mama"

Listen on Spotify here. (minus Neil Young's "New Mama")

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LOST IN MY HEADPHONES IV: COMING DOWN

Volume 4 in a series of mixtapes meant to be copied onto a C90 blank cassette. 

 

Side A

Art Tatum "Without A Song" / Lee Moses “Bad Girl Pt. 1” / Them “Don’t Look Back” / Irma Thomas “Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand) / Karen Dalton “Little Bit Of Rain” / Bob Dylan “Mama, You Been On My Mind” / Ruthann Friedman “Piper’s Call” / Songs: Ohia “Hold On Magnolia” / Brian Eno “The Big Ship” / Stone Roses “I Wanna Be Adored” / Catherine Wheel “Black Metallic”

Side B

Miles Davis “Générique” / Black Sabbath “Planet Caravan” / Chelsea Wolfe “The Way We Used To” / Mazzy Star “Fade Into You” / Dum Dum Girls “Coming Down” / Rolling Stones “Shine A Light” / Erma Franklin “Piece of My Heart” / Harry Dean Stanton “You Don’t Miss Your Water” / Monk Parker “Sadly Yes” / Velvet Underground “I’m Set Free” / Bonnie “Prince” Billy + Matt Sweeney “Lift Us Up”

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SELECTA SUPERMARKET

75 collaborative mixtapes born out of quarantine that turned Spotify into a musical Words With Friends. Guest curators and I went track to track over a twenty song mixtape. No rules. 

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THE SHAPE OF JAZZ TO/FROM PART TWO

The second entry in an ongoing series of adventures and explorations in Jazz, The Shape of Jazz To/From Part Two features 26 tracks across different sub-genres and generations

Alabaster DePlume / Lee Morgan / Shabaka and the Ancestors / Thelonious Monk / Angel Bat David / Kieran Hebden + Steve Reid + Mats Gustafsson / Isotope 217 / Ben Lamar Gay / Don Cherry / Chicago Underground Duo / Elvin Jones + Jimmy Garrison Sextet feat. McCoy Tyner / Jaimie Branch / Dave Brubeck / Max Roach / Toshiko Akiyoshi / John Coltrane / Charles Mingus / Bobby Timmons / Sun Ra / Mulatu Astatke / Miles Davis / Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy / Eric Dolphy / Freddie Hubbard / Nina Simone / Bill Evans Trio

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THE SHAPE OF JAZZ TO/FROM PART ONE

I came to Jazz via Ornette Coleman and Howard Shore's score to Cronenberg's Naked Lunch and No Wave artists like James Chance and Arto Lindsay. As my faulty memory tells me, sometime during 1998 my friend Ara gave me a dubbed cassette tape that had Florida noise punks Harry Pussy on one side and John Coltrane on the other. Mind blown. It ignited a curiosity and mystery around the genre that has grown into a deep love. The first in an ongoing series of adventures and explorations in Jazz, The Shape of Jazz To/From Part One features 26 tracks both classic and current.

Miles Davis / Alice Coltrane + Pharoah Sanders / Pharoah Sanders / Rob Mazurek / Colin Stetson / John Coltrane / Don Cherry + Dewey Redman + Charlie Haden + Ed Blackwell / Ryo Fukui / Thelonious Monk / Jutta Hipp + Zoot Sims / Maurice Louca / Godzik Pink / Ornette Coleman / Makaya McCraven / Jeff Parker / Kamasi Washington / Archie Shepp / Sons of Kemet / Joe Henderson + Alice Coltrane / Duke Ellington / Lee Morgan / Charles Mingus / Art Blakey / Cannonball Adderley / Chet Baker / Bill Evans

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NO GODS: LOS ANGELES PUNK + HARDCORE SURVEY 1976 - 1984

In honor of Darby Crash who left this world on December 7th 1980, I made a mixtape of some of my favorite LA punk and hardcore tunes. No Gods: Los Angeles Punk + Hardcore Survey 1976 - 1984 is a 2 hour, 50 song survey of the classic SoCal scene from Hollywood to the Valley, Oxnard to the OC, East LA to the beach. I’m too young to have experienced any of these bands when they were stalking stages and creepy crawling at the Starwood, Vex, or Masque but I’m so thankful that they found me when I needed them most. Full band list below (unfortunately there’s no Screamers or Plugz on Spotify at the time of this writing so I doubled up on Germs and Black Flag.) 

 

Germs / Bags / Adolescents / The Dils / Alley Cats / Redd Kross / The Weirdos / Wasted Youth / The Zeros / The Dickies / Eyes / Black Randy + The Metrosquad / Minutemen / Fear / The Brat / Circle Jerks / Bad Religion / The Middle Class / Suicidal Tendencies / Black Flag / Urinals / The Crowd / TSOL / X / The Gun Club / The Choir Invisible / The Nerves / The Go-Go’s / Descendents / The Flesh Eaters / The Deadbeats / Suburban Lawns / Fly Boys / 45 Grave / Geza X + The Mommymen / The Vandals / Angry Samoans / D.I. / The Skulls / Social Distortion / UXA / The Cheifs / Black Flag / The Randoms / The Controllers / Agent Orange / Saccharine Trust / Ill Repute / Rikk Agnew / Germs

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LOST IN MY HEADPHONES III: LUCIEN MIDNIGHT BEHIND THE VEIL

Volume 3 in a series of mixtapes meant to be copied onto a C90 blank cassette. This edition is for me.

 

Side A

Smog "In The Pines" / Gunn-Truscinski Duo "Valley Spiral" / Jack Kerouac "Old Angel Midnight" / Rival Consoles "Vibrations on a String" / Archers of Loaf "White Trash Heroes" / Arthur Russell "They And Their Friends" / Little Ann "Deep Shadows" / Anika "I Go To Sleep" / Julee Cruise "Floating"  / Matchess "For Lise"

Side B

Terri Schmidt "Closer To Your Heart" / Millie Jackson "I Cry" / Link Wray "Fallin' Rain" / Them "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue / Ramsey Lewis Trio "Slipping Into Darkness" / Darondo "Didn't I" / Howard Tate "Struggling'" / Francoise Hardy "Voila" / Body/Negative "Figure 8" / Johnny Thunders "Sad Vacation" / Martin Rev "Mari" /

Lala Lala "Legs Run" / Freur "Doot Doot"

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LOST IN MY HEADPHONES II

Volume 2 in a series of mixtapes meant to be copied onto a C90 blank cassette. This edition is for my friend Craig.

 

Side A

Dale Hawkins "Everglades" / Willie West "The Greatest Love" / Mamie Perry "My Baby Waited Too Long" / Howlin' Wolf "No Place To Go (You Gonna Wreck My Life)" / Barbara & The Browns "In My Heart" / Mary Wells "Strange Love" / Pat Hervey "Pain" / Wendy Rene "After Laughter (Comes Tears)" / Garnet Mimms "Cry Baby" / Buck Owens "Let The Sad Times Roll On" / Bob Dylan "All The Tired Horses" / Lee Hazlewood "If It's Monday Morning" / Lou Reed "Going Down" / Graham Nash "Better Days" 

Side B

Bob Dylan "Sign On The Window" / George Jones "A Good Old Fashioned Cry" / Helene Smith "I Am Controlled By Your Love" / Warren Smith "The Darkest Cloud" / Them Two "Am I A Good Man" / Little Richard "I Don't Know What You've Got But It's Got Me Pt. 1" / The Cryan Shames "Please Stay" / Duane Eddy "Stalkin'" / Aaron Neville "How Could I Help But Love You" / James Carr "These Ain't Raindrops" / Willie Nelson "I've Just Destroyed The World" / Alexander 'Skip' Spence "Cripple Creek" / Neil Young "For The Turnstiles" / Karen Dalton "Same Old Man" / Jody Reynolds "Endless Sleep" / Ricky Nelson "Lonesome Town" / Roy Orbison "It's Over"

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LOST IN MY HEADPHONES

A two hour long mixtape I made for The Elements Music's Isolation Radio Station project , Lost In My Headphones kicked off a series of mixtapes of songs I'm in love with meant to be copied onto cassettes and given to friends. This first double 60 minute cassette box set features songs of life, death, lust, love lost and found and goes particularly well with a bourbon.

 

Side A

Thelonious Monk "Abide With Me" / Nat 'King' Cole "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons" / Tom Waits "I'll Shoot The Moon" / Nina Simone "Plain Gold Ring" / Hamilton Leithauser + Rostram "Immediately Alone" / The Association "Never My Love" / Bob Dylan "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" / Harry Nilsson "I Said Goodbye To Me"

Side B

Scott Walker "Duchess" / The Kinks "Strangers" / Linda Ronstadt "I Won't Be Hangin' Round" / Townes Van Zandt "If I Needed You" / Jackson C. Frank "My Name Is Carnival" / Rolling Stones "Moonlight Mile" / NIck Cave and the Bad Seeds "Jubilee Street"

Side C

Dave Richardson "Heart Full of Love" / Bonnie 'Prince' Billy "After I Made Love To You" / Marisa Anderson "Deep Gap" / Karen Dalton "Katie Cruel" / The Grateful Dead "Death Don't Have No Mercy" / Pops Staples "Nobody's Fault But Mine" / O.V. Wright "Eight Men, Four Women" / Dionne Warwick "Don't Make Me Over"

Side D

Happy Jawbone Family Band "Fireflies Made Out Of Dust" / Cat Stevens "Trouble" / Procol Harum "Too Much Between Us" / Stapes Singers "Uncloudy Day" / Judee Sill "The Phoenix" / Velvet Underground "Oh! Sweet Nothing" / Songs: Ohia "Farewell Transmission"

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