25 October 2008

be happy. you're alive. dance!

It's another beautiful day in the neighborhood. Go out and doing some good. Commit to one kindness toward another. It will make you happy. I promise.

Artist - Song - Album

Thievery Corporation - Hare Krisna - Radio Retaliation
Aqualung - Nothing Else Matters - Words and Music

Annuals - Confessor - Such Fun
Annuals - Hot Night Hounds - Such Fun

Natacha Atlas and the Mazeeka Ensemble - Beny Ou Benak Eih - Ana Hina
Cotton Jones - Chewing Gum -
Blitzen Trapper - Furr - Furr

Annuals - Springtime - Such Fun
Annuals - Down the Mountain - Such Fun

Ra Ra Riot - Dying Is Fine - The Rhumb Line
Bomb The Bass - So Special - Future Chaos
Jenny Dalton - Married To the Sea - Rusalka's Umbrella

Annuals - Always Do - Such Fun
Annuals - Talking - Such Fun

Jenny Lewis - Godspeed - Acid Tongue
The Rosebuds - Life Like - Life Like
Of Montreal - Id Engager - Skeletal Lamping

Annuals - Hardwood Floor - Such Fun
Annuals - Hair Don't Grow - Such Fun

The Sea and Cake - Car Alarm - Car Alarm
Ani Difranco - Smiling Underneath - Red Letter Year
Fleet Foxes - Blue Ridge Mountains - Fleet Foxes

The Cinematic Orchestra - Colours - Ma Fleur


18 October 2008

Fall down winter up!

The Manhattan Love Suicides - Jonny Boy - Burnt Out Landscapes (Magic Marker)
Extra Golden - Obama (live) - Hera Ma Nano

Jenny Lewis - Black Sand - Acid Tongue
Jenny Lewis - Pretty Bird - Acid Tongue

Alias - Death Watch - Resurgam (Anticon)
High Places - Head Spins - 03/07-09/07 (Thrill Jockey)
The Pica Beats - Shrinking Violets - Beating Back The Claws of The Cold (Hardly Art)

Jenny Lewis - The Next Messiah - Acid Tongue
Jenny Lewis - Badman's World - Acid Tongue

Deerhoof - Offend Maggie - Offend Maggie (KIll Rock Stars)
Annuals - Confessor - Such Fun
Jessica Lea Mayfield - Kiss Me Again - With Blasphemy, So Heartfelt (Polymer Sounds)

Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue - Acid Tongue
Jenny Lewis - Fernando - Acid Tongue

Ani DiFranco - Smiling Underneath - Red Letter Year
Jenny Dalton - Married To The Sea - Rusalka's Unbrella
I'm From Barcelona - Paper Planes - Who Killed Harry Houdini?

Jenny Lewis - Godspeed - Acid Tongue
Jenny Lewis - Carpetbaggers - Acid Tongue

Ray LaMontagne - You Are The Best Thing - Gossip In The Grain
Bound Stems - Happens To Us all Otherwise - A Family Afloat

10 October 2008

In Memory of Ed Softky

I was going to write to say I am out of town and won't be doing the show this week. And, that's true. But I just found out that my friend Ed Softky was killed yesterday morning on High Street in Brattleboro. Ed was one of the sweetest, kindest, and most genuine human beings I've ever met. His death teaches us that life is temporary and we never know when the end will come. Knowing Ed, he is right now praying and so happy to die like this if it will benefit other sentient beings.

I am sad, or, maybe, more sorry he is dead. Ed made this world a better place. He was the kind of human being the world needs. We need more people like Ed, not less. So, while his death offers lessons for us all, our world is worse for his loss.


04 October 2008

october surprise

Artist - Song - Album

Pablo - Hit The Road - There's Rope To Leave
David Vandervelde - Hit The Road - Waiting For The Sunrise (Secretly Canadian)

Decemberists - Valerie Plame - Always The Bridesmaid: The Singles Series
Decemberists - Days Of Elaine - Always The Bridesmaid: The Singles Series

Fleet Foxes - Ragged Wood - Fleet Foxes
The Broken West - Auctioneer - With Now Or Heaven (Merge)
Karl Blau - Mockingbird Diet - Nature's Got Away

Decemberists - O New England - Always The Bridesmaid: The Singles Series
Decemberists - I'm Sticking With You - Always The Bridesmaid: The Singles Series

Ani Defranco - Alla This - Red Letter Year (Righteous Babe)
Ani Defranco - Smiling Underneith - Red Letter Year (Righteous Babe)
Conor Oberst - Milk Thistle - Conor Oberst

Cold War Kids - Something Is Not Right With Me - Loyalty to Loyalty
Jolie Holland - Mexico City - The Living And The Dead
Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue - Acid Tongue

Decemberists - Record Year - Always The Bridesmaid: The Singles Series
Decemberists - Raincoat Song - Always The Bridesmaid: The Singles Series

Ra Ra Riot - Dying Is Fine - The Rhumb Line
Los Campesinos - Ways To Make It Through The Wall - We are Beautiful, We Are Doomed
Rogue Wave - Chicago x12 - Asleep At Heavens Gate