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Featuring artists like:
• Fear • Eartha Kitt • Jacob Miller • The Kinks • Tom Waits • Clarence Carter • Rufus Thomas • Bob Dylan
I love Christmas.What I don’t love is the repetitive commercial BS. The insincere blatant hard sell. The rampant marketing of fake sentiment.What I love is the chaotic affection. The realistic cynicism. The desire to be human, messy and real.I love the imperfection of just being.I love Christmas with a spiky outer shell and an inky black sense of humour. I love mocking and making it wild and crazy.However you celebrate it…This playlist is for you.
I've had many jobs in my life. I've only had one true calling: Music.The running joke throughout my life is I don't have time to develop an addiction. All that time was occupied with music. I made my first curated mixtape courtesy of a Sony portable twin tape deck. I recorded songs I heard on WBLS FM in New York City in the summer of 1979. And I've been chasing that feeling ever since.
I curate playlists with what I call the 'beautiful melancholy.' It is feeling absolute joy about life, yet feeling a sadness you cannot put into words. It often leaves you looking out of a window at the rain, longing for a place you've never been to, and you're not even sure it exists. Somehow, you know in your heart that someday, you will find it.
It is that sentiment that powers every playlist I curate. Every expression, every thought and every sentiment.
I've found that an appreciation for other disciplines and artistic channels has given me a greater understanding of my own medium. Learning about concepts such as texture, tone, hue, shade, shape, definition, outline, sketch, framing give you a wider range of tools and context to use.
I find that the more you learn, the more you realize how little you know. With that comes a greater hunger for knowledge.
That should be the force that guides you to achieve and evolve going forward. Not only in music, but as you travel your own path.
Embrace every aspect of yourself. Learn to love and know yourself. Check your ego, keep your chin up and step forward with purpose always.
18 January 2022
Soulful sounds sent to the Hoof – Want your music here ? – ft artists like Sly5thAve • Lady Wray • Young Pulse • Mo’ Gigs • Jack Tyson Charles • Joe Ventura • Martha High • Musclecars
17 January 2022
when you both don’t wanna go home, so you sit in the parking lot instead – featuring artists like Pulp • Babybird • Super Furry Animals • Houndmouth • Heartless Bastards • Richard Hawley • Mac Miller • The Lemonheads
13 January 2022
songs you may recognize, artists you may not – featuring artists like ford. • Joey Pecoraro • Tourist • Clem Beatz • Frameworks • The Blaze • Jai Paul • Guggenz
7 January 2022
When you want to burn it all down like Jinx! – featuring artists like Turn Zero • Cody Still • Rasputina • Betta Lemme • Jeff Beck • The Linda Lindas • K Flay • Safari Riot