Category Archives: The Vault

A collection of mix tapes from the past.

Tulsa

A great mix for highway driving.

Some of the nicest people I know come from Tulsa. I hope to visit again for the Center of the Universe Festival.

This mix features music by The Parson Red Heads, Turin Brakes, Guster, Gorillaz, Bob Dylan, Arrah and the Ferns, Sondre Lerche, The Decemberists, M. Ward and Blair.

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Advanced Listening

For advanced listeners

Advanced Listening requires some commitment. Many of the songs are over 7 minutes long. They span a number of different genres, decades and languages.

Featuring psybient music from Shpongle, Swedish shoegaze by Dungen, Israeli rock by Girafot, Japanese seducrtress Asobi Seksu, Nigerian pop from Bongos Ikwue, classic soul from Terry Callier and some deep jazz cuts from Horace Silver and Ramsey Lewis.

Advanced Listening

1-Shpongle-Dorset Perception
2-Dungen-Familj
3-Asobi Seksu-Thursday
4-Girafot-Chayav Lishkav
5-Electric Six-Dance Commander
6-Goldfrapp-Ooh La La
7-Bongos Ikwue-Woman Made The Devil
8-Horace Silver – I’ve Had A Little Talk
9-Ramsey Lewis-Slippin’ Into Darkness
10-Merl Saunders-Bolinas Brown
11-Terry Callier-You Goin’ Miss Your Candyman
12-The Parson Red Heads-Sister
13-Bad Medicine-Trespasser, Pt. 1
14-The Killers-Mr. Brightside (Jacques Lu Cont’s Thin White Duke Mix)
15-Dimitri from Paris / Los Amigos Invisibles-Paris Brooklyn
16-Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!-Satan Said Dance

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Hammock

This is a mix to put on before climbing into a hammock for nap on a lazy summer afternoon.

Featuring music by Los Amigos Invisibles, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Kings of Convenience, Brazilian Girls, Jenny Lewis, Ane Brun, Zero 7, Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake.

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The Vastater

When you vastate someone, you do something good for them.

As in, “You’re listening to some awesome music.  You gonna vastate me with that?”

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The Future

This is what the future sounded like in 2005.

MP3 blogs got their start in the early 2000s. In 2005, there was a proliferation of music bloggers who posted hot new music, sometimes, in violation of copyright laws. In the post-napster era, mp3 bloggers shared some of the best music the radio would not play. Today, some of those bloggers have their own legitimate satellite radio shows, like Aquarium Drunkard, My Old Kentucky Blog, and Gorilla VS Bear. They are still leading the charge for independent music.

I released this mix in 2005 to showcase some of the new music I was absorbing at the time.

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