aways we go!

  1. At the Bottom of Everything - Bright Eyes
  2. Bad Boy Good Man - Tape Five
  3. Light Bright Love Letters - Dfalt
  4. Gray Eyed Bird - Slow Machete
  5. Ring My Bell - Anita Ward
  6. Smile Big, Child - The Silver State
  7. Breadwinner - Bea
  8. Have Some Fun - Speak + Spell, Tosca
  9. Madison - Ricky Eat Acid
  10. Grown Up Blues - Charilift
  11. Avila - The Dylan Group
  12. Timothy - Tennis
  13. Paradise Girls - Deerhoof
  14. Disco Compilation - Serafine Steer
  15. Not the Only One - 16 Bit Lolitas
  16. Lean On (feat. M0 & DJ Snake) - Major Lazer
  17. Stay In - tomemitsu
  18. Violet - The Coup
  19. Bad Situations - Tanlines
  20. Orange Afternoon - Chappo
  21. Forgiveness - MADE IN HEIGHTS
  22. E2mtro - Gift of Gab
Direct download: airplanes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:26pm EST

... any second now

packing and unpacking and packing and unpacking, supreme court decisions, conferences in St. Louis and tornado warning alarms, indescribable dinners at Tibetan cafes that still exist, moving Kate to PGH from BKLYN, packing and unpacking and packing and unpacking...

  1. The Day the Listeners Came - DJ Frane
  2. Top of the World - Legs
  3. Cat Food  - Aesop Rock
  4. Dance Hall Music - The Murder City Devils
  5. Double Flute - Monster Rally & RUMTUM
  6. Tangerine Girl - Asther Roth
  7. Tongues - Joywave, KOPPS
  8. Up on the Sun - Meat Puppets
  9. Next Levels - King Geedorah
  10. Oasis (The Legend of Nathaniel Thorne) - Golden Dawn Arkestra
  11. Un Dia - Juana Molina
  12. Gypsy Song - Kera & The Lesbians
  13. Police Brutality (Scene) - Mr. Lif
  14. Gun Fight - Mr. Lif, Metro
  15. Open Eye Signal - Jon Hopkins
  16. Paper Knife - Yppah
  17. Quantum Leap - John Maus
  18. Broke and Hungry - Hop Wilson
  19. Die a Happy Man - Tuka
  20. Nervous Tension - Lemon Jelly
  21. See My Boat (Clas Tuuth Remix)  - Rozi Plain
  22. Like and Animal - Cymbals
  23. La Noche Que Murio Chicago - Banda Macho
  24. Hegira Emigre - Of Montreal
  25. Coat of Shellac - Ava Luna
  26. Mystery - Boxed In
  27. Motion Sickness - Hot Chip
  28. Ginger - Mr. Twin Sister
  29. The Rosetta Barrage - Shark Quest
  30. Gangsta - tUnE-yArDs
  31. Meadow Neck - Helvetia
  32. Black Hills - Gardens & Villa
  33. Flight - Hidden Orchestra



Direct download: anysecondnow.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:03pm EST

For The Scientist

This comes from k8face - who, lovingly, listened to me complain for nigh on umpteen weeks about my job and still felt it was a good thing I was doing. Also, that I am an idealist.
Which is, I agree, about the end goal, and not the process. 

(Even more notably, this is the month of the move...)

  1. What's He Building In There - Tom Waits
  2. Revenge of a Nerd - Metaform
  3. Can't Kill Us - The Glitch Mob
  4. Jupiter Shift - The Crystal Method
  5. Dark Doo Wop - MS MR
  6. Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites - Skirllex
  7. Major Tom (Vollig Lesgelost) - Peter Schilling
  8. Staring at the Sun - The Offspring
  9. Supermassive Black Hole - Muse
  10. Got it - Marian Hill
  11. Outta Here - Lettuce, Neal Evans, Fred Wesley
  12. Life On Mars - Seu Jorge
  13. Film Burn - Yppah, Anomie Belle
  14. Medusa - GEMS
  15. Hunger of the Pine - alt-J
  16. Gretchen Ross - Michael Andrews
  17. The Stranger - Lord Huron
  18. Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon
  19. Let Me In - Grouplove
  20. Your Hand in Mine - Explosions in the Sky
  21. Space Oddity (2009 Remastered Version) - David Bowie

image from: Nature in my blood



Direct download: The_Scientist.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24pm EST

Trains To Boston

Into every life...

I was once trying describe the reasons that a person, in an abject state, may use to hold on to life. By which I mean those little things that become important in the dark of night, that compel in the moment of pain, that consume and focus the mind away from despair.

There are some that are obvious, to surmount pain you make an itemized list, the next entry, the one after that. You focus on the immediate struggle not the impossible goal. When I started to describe tasking one's self to survive the winter by focusing on seeing one last spring I started to cry.

  1. Hard Believer - Fink
  2. The Depths - Frankie Rose
  3. Before the Words - My Brightest Diamond
  4. Daughters - Wild Beasts
  5. Way with Silence - Vogue Dots
  6. The Windfall (Maddlisnky Remix) - Hidden Orchestra
  7. Prayer in C - Lilly Wood and the Prick
  8. Beatcity - Still Corners
  9. Love is to Die - Warpaint
  10. Love on Division - Alagoas
  11. All of Us - Painted Palms
  12. Simple Creatures - Botany
  13. Ain't Me - Armand Margjeka
  14. Perpetually - Daedelus
  15. Magic Step - Sam Prekop
  16. Cut the Reins - Tommy Guerrero
  17. High Road - Cults
  18. Wait for the Summer - Yessayer
  19. Where is all the Money Going - Cody Chesnutt
  20. Sleep in the Park - Solange
  21. Coming Home - Leon Bridges
  22. Bye Bye - Destroyer
  23. Friends - Solomun
  24. Dance of the Diaper Fairy - Per Störby Jutbring

image: Not Ditmas Park, But Real Close

Direct download: Trian_to_Boston.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:20pm EST

Ghost Limbs

"... like a little paper boat in the wind..."

  1. Mahk Jchi (Heartbeat Drum Song) - Robbie Robertson & Red Road Ensemble
  2. Mermaid's Wedding Dance - Mo Coulson, Chris Conway
  3. Just Like Heaven - The Watson Twins
  4. Me caí - Pacifika
  5. Ain't No Sunshine - The Watson Twins
  6. Give It Up - Lee Dorsey
  7. Helix - Justice
  8. Deeper into You - Johnny Hazzard
  9. Karagyraa (v) - Hunn-huur-Tu
  10. The Forgotten People - Thievery Corporation
  11. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee - Indigo Girls
  12. Bones - Little Big Town
  13. Ain't No Grave - Crooked Still
  14. Lullaby - Dixie Chicks
  15. The Golden State - John Doe
  16. Two - Ryan Adams
  17. Hold On - Tom Waits
  18. The Bookhouse Boys (Instrumental) - Twin Peaks Soundtrack
  19. Peyote Healing - Robbie Robertson, Verdell Primeaux, Johnny Mike
  20. Shake and Fingerpop - Junior Walker
Direct download: Ghost_limbs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:31pm EST


I lost a few months there.

So it goes.


  1. Little Man - Little Dragon
  2. Q.U.E.E.N (feat. Erykah Badu) - Janelle Monáe
  3. Bizarre - Perera Elsewhere
  4. Cuidad Del Swing - Flowering Inferno
  5. Pressure - My Brightest Diamond
  6. Swagger - Beats Antique
  7. Never Catch Me - (feat. Kendrick Lamar) - Flying Lotus
  8. The Code - Devin Townsend, Ché Aimee Dorval
  9. Notes - Christian Löffler
  10. Red Eyes - The War on Drugs
  11. I Like the Things About Me - Mavis Staples
  12. No One is Lost - Stars
  13. Shepards Pie - The Underbelly
  14. Got Love - Thundamentals, Solo
  15. Make a Sentence - Rachel Dadd
  16. Perfect Stranger - Grace Weber
  17. Midnight on the Run - BoomBox
  18. Fight the Power - Public Enemy
  19. No Restricted Signs - The Golden Gate Quartet
  20. Pompeii - Bastille
  21. Make it Up - The Blow
  22. Bury Our Friends - Sleater-Kinney
  23. Without a Clue - The 1978ers (yU & Slimkat
  24. Saint of Impossible Causes - Joseph Arthur
  25. Walk Us UPTOWN - Elvis Costello and the
  26. The Old Gold Shoe - Lambchop
  27. Working Too Hard - The Nerves
  28. Waiting - Alice Boman
  29. My God Called Me This Morning - The Fairfield Four
  30. Tell it to the Volcano - Miniature Tigers
  31. Make Me Lovely - Laura Mvula
  32. The Sea Is Rising - Bliss n Eso
  33. I Do Believe My Time Is Coming - Bo Molasses
  34. Linctus - Aim
  35. Talking Union - Pete Seeger
  36. Own Appeal - Oddisee
  37. BTSTU (Edit) - Jai Paul
  38. Drown - Marika Hackman


Image from: P111Press

Direct download: Bizarre.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EST


"But data we shall have of round worlds and spindle-shaped world, and world shaped like a wheel; worldes like titanic pruning hooks; worlds linked together by streaming filaments; solitary worlds, and worlds in hordes: tremendous worlds and tiny worlds: some of them made of material like the material of this earth; and worlds that are geometric super-constructions made of iron and steel - "
- Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned.

  1. Incubus - Recoil
  2. Prey - Recoil
  3. The Tennessee Toad - Leo Kottke
  4. Ya Shoulda Killed Me Last Year - Ice T
  5. Hard Time Killin' Floor - Stefan Grossman
  6. Getting Older Every Day - Big Bill Broonzy
  7. 1970's Dictator Chic - Jacknife Lee
  8. Spuzzle Bucket - Opiuo
  9. You Haven't Done Nothin' - Stevie Wonder
  10. Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
  11. N.Y. State of Mind (Commentary) - Nas
  12. N.Y. State of Mind - Nas
  13. Wake Up - Missy Elliot
  14. Glory - Various Artists (OST - Selma)
  15. The Drift - Blackmill
  16. An Ending (Ascent) - Brian Eno
  17. Haunted - Lowkey, Mai Khalil
  18. Hell Hound on my Trail - Robert Johnson
  19. Dark was the Night, Cold was the Ground - Blind Willie Johnson


Image From: Edited Cover Image from The Complete Works of Charles Fort

Direct download: Zombies.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:21pm EST

I'll See You In the Morning

"I'll see you in the morning" is a lot more sinister if you don't know who is saying it or never wanted to hear from them again. 

In this mix k8face explores themes about control, power, and sexuality with more than a coincedental scattering of religious themes.

  1. I'm Afraid of Americans (NIN V1 Mix) - David Bowie
  2. Paranoiattack - The Feint
  3. Just Like You Imagined - Nine Inch Nails
  4. John the Revelator - Depeche Mode
  5. Jezebel - Recoil
  6. POWER - Kanye West
  7. Control Freak - Recoil
  8. Heartbeats - The Knife
  9. They Want Us To Make A Symphony Out Of The Sound Of Women Swallowing Their Own Tongues - Le Tigre
  10. Borderline - Tove Styrke
  11. Get Off the Internet - Le Tigre
  12. They Don't Care About Us (Remastered Version) - Michael Jackson
  13. TKO - Le Tigre
  14. Guerrilla Radio - Rage Against the Machine
  15. Summertime - Angelique Kidjo
  16. M'Baamba (Kenyan Song) - Angelique Kidjo
  17. Maid on the Shore - The Once
  18. Bottom - Zap Mama
  19. Genesis - Justice


Direct download: Ill_See_You_In_the_Morning.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:35pm EST

Passing Through

A short submission from K8face - this month has marked all kinds of hectic things; a small poster presentation at the RRM conference, progress on several papers, my birthday (which featured some hilarious accidents involving duck pins) and a very lovely half-anniversary. It has also featured some serious overtime hours with a four letter friend and some very bad times for some folks I love. So it goes - let's hope it gets better.

  1. Soul Walk - Emily Braden
  2. Mirrors - Justin Timberlake
  3. Origin of Love - from Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  4. To Be Alone With You - Sufjan Stevens
  5. Everlasting Light - The Black Keys
  6. We Only Come Out at Night - The Smashing Pumpkins
  7. Come on up to the House - Tom Waits
  8. Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler

Image from Brandon Graham's Royal Boiler


Direct download: Passing_Through.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04pm EST

Easin' In

Schools in, again.

The downside of perpetual education is the repeatition of that sentiment. It seems like each year the semester starts a bit harder, a bit more madness, a bit more severity. A dance that features the elbows up style of a mosh-pit to juxtapose the circuitous spaciousness given to fire poi at a massive.

And since that is my only complaint then I am a lucky man.


  1. Vibezz - Heloise & The Savior Faire
  2. Easin'In - Edwin Starr
  3. Consumers - Terry Lynn
  4. Atomic Bomb - William Onyeabor
  5. I Love The Sound of Breaking Glass
  6. Pay the Price - Deltron 3030
  7. The Heat - Jungle
  8. Broken Bones - Greta Svabo Bach
  9. Son of a Bitch - Highasakite
  10. O Mexico - Dosh, Andrew Bird, Erik Applewick
  11. Tailor - Julie Doiron
  12. Suku Suku Bam Bam - King Sunny Ade
  13. Forerunner Foray - Shabazz Palaces
  14. Eccentric Ditch - Ruins
  15. Are Animals - Au
  16. I Saw the Light From Heaven - Delaney Davidson
  17. Inquiring Minds - Hamell on Trial
  18. License to Drive - Work Drugs
  19. Left Hand Free - alt-J
  20. Madan (Remixed by Gekko) - Salif Keita
  21. The Pill - Loretta Lynn
  22. Baby Wants to Ride - Frankie Knuckles, Jamie Principle
  23. My Neck, My Back (Live) - Elle King
  24. Sweet Seek (Original Mix) - Riktam Bansi
  25. Ooh Child - The Five Stairsteps
  26. I Wanna Get Married - Nellie McKay
  27. Sincere - Roger Sellers
  28. Whole New Dude - William Tyler


image from Octopus Pie

Direct download: EasinIn.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:57pm EST

Can We Handle It?

Before September arrived the world was awash in the the patter of rain from the late afternoon thunderstorms and the gloaming delight of long summer nights. In those moments before the fracas was re-engaged questions were raised as to what kind of foolhardiness this endeavor was built on and what kinds of fools were we to try for it.

The question still stands.


  1. Pray for Rain - JJ Grey & Mofro
  2. Cold War - Janelle Monae
  3. Heart of Steel (feat. Irma Thomas) - Galactic
  4. Ain't No Easy Way - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
  5. Evolution - 311
  6. My Eyes - Neil Patrick Harris & Felicia Day
  7. Cracks (Flux Pavilion Remix) - Freestylers feat. Belle Humble
  8. Blue Orchid - The White Stripes
  9. Cineramascope - Galactic
  10. Many moons - Janelle Monae
  11. Remains - Maurissa Tanchareoen & Jed Whedon
  12. Even Matter - Rags & Ribbons
  13. Islands - The xx
  14. Sauvez le monde - Mc Solar


Image from:

Direct download: Can_We_Handle_It.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

She Moves

I'm still playing catch up with the things that fell by the way side this summer - including friends and family and duties and work ... I'm even catching up on making a list for those things that were here for a moment and gone before I could act on them. Which is a much longer list than I'd hoped.

Anyways around it - I got to two conferences this summer and did functionally well enough to make me feel like an actual scientist - GODDAMN! I also got to get back to see my folks and friends in Missoula, which was a very good treat indeed. I'd missed my friends Guy and Mike in my visit, which is why previous paragraph has something of a sad timbre.

A higher note was also struck - above and beyond all the rest. I got to have an adventerous tour through Glacier Park with Kate - which was a novelty for us both as, somehow, neither of us had managed to get to that corner of the world just yet.

There's other things too - I should write on the meditations of revisiting Seattle and pnodering the trajectory of one's life ... but those are words for other days - my time tonight is short because I'm due for a visitor soon. Look out there - to the highways .... she moves.

  1. She Moves - Alle Farben, Graham Candy
  2. Baby - Devendra Banhart
  3. Make Me Yours - Bettye Swann
  4. Music Takes Me Up - Mr. Scruff, Alice Russell
  5. Angelos Kyriou - Larry Gus
  6. Palaces of Montezuma - Grinderman
  7. Memories - Waldeck
  8. Laid - James
  9. Come When You Call - TV Girl
  10. Even If I'm Loud It Doesn't Mean I'm Talking To You - Tove Stryke
  11. Traum - CRO
  12. My Friend Has a Swimming Pool - Mausi
  13. Weak Become Heroes - The Streets
  14. You Make Me - Avicii
  15. C-Thru - Lemonade, Glasser
  16. Watch the Water Hit the Rocks (feat. Sydney Jay) - Jams
  17. Another Love (Zwette Edit) - Tom Odell
  18. Dusty Flourescent/Wooden.. - Talkdemonic
  19. Prayer In C (Robin Schulz Remix) - Lilly Wood & The Prick and Robin Schulz
  20. Factories - Winter Gloves
  21. Low Man - Alberta Cross
  22. The Chauffeur - The Hidden Cameras, Snowblink
  23. Phantom - Chester Watson
  24. Baby Blue - Martina Topley Bird
  25. Lost - Leo Stannard
  26. Five Hours - Deorro
  27. Fobidden Fruit (Original Mix) - Klangwald
  28. En Memoria (feat. Tune-Yards) - Tune-Yards 


Image from: original content - Jay and I

Direct download: She_Moves.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:34pm EST

Kate on The Roost

Part Two of the Ditmas in Sitka radio special. This time Kate is the featured guest on The Roost with host Tracie. Matters of import are discussed, such as the Ditmas House, the chances that Tracie will meet members of the House when she visits, a public announcement occurs.

  1. Stolen Dance - Milky Chance
  2. Breezeblocks - Alt J
  3. Unlucky Skin - Shakey Graves
  4. Shuggie - Foxygen
  5. Interlude I - The House
  6. Generation Fun - Tik Tok Laboratories
  7. Unknown - Noah Harley & Maggie Carson
  8. Nightlights - Shark Shark
  9. I Want to be Relieved - Spirit Family Reunion
  10. Interlude II - Shout out
  11. Noah's Ark - Coco Rosie
  12. Fight For Everyone - Leisure Society
  13. Little Cup - Tao & Mirah
  14. Hook and Ladder - Vetiver
  15. Interlude III - Kate Reads the Weather
  16. Brrrlak!- Zap Mama

Image from: Raven Radio (Facebook page)

Direct download: Kate_on_The_Roost.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:57pm EST

Kate on Paper Wings

A Ditmas house reunion in the wilds of Sitka as captured on Paper Wings, a community radio show hosted by Rachel on KCAW, Raven Radio.

  1. Hey Mami - Sylvan Esso
  2. Interlude I - Intro to Paper Wings With Rachel Featuring Kate and Rosamund
  3. Brooklyn - Mos Def
  4. Settle Down - Kimbra
  5. July Flame - Laura Viers
  6. Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed
  7. Interlude II - Why did you choose these songs for this set?
  8. Wine and Choclates (Original Mix) - Theophilus London
  9. Check the Rhime - Tribe Called Quest
  10. Shattered - Rolling Stones
  11. Interlude III - Sitka is Like ... a Laundromat
  12. You Said Something (Accidental Abridged Remix) - PJ Harvey
  13. Tom's Diner - Suzanne Vega, DNA
  14. You Said Something - PJ Harvey
  15. Interlude IV - Intro to Rarities
  16. Shadow Waltz - Unless I Leap
  17. Shark, Shark - New Jersey
  18. Spirti Family Reunion - Green Rocky Road
  19. Iko Iko - Dixie Cups
  20. Ya Ya - Lee Dorsey
  21. Interlude V - Intro to New Orleans
  22. It's Raining - Irma Thomas
  23. Walking with the Spirit - Eddie Watkins Jr.
  24. Right Place, Wrong Time - Dr. John
  25. Saint James Infrimary - Snooks Eaglin
  26. Interlude VI - DJ Bubbles
  27. Côte Gelée Two Step - Lost Bayou Ramblers
  28. Swahili Baby - Los Po-Boy-Citos
  29. Look Out Mama - Hooray for the Riff Raff
  30. Interlude VII - Intro to Bounce
  31. Rolling in the Deep (Bounce version) - Adele
  32. My Boy - Magnolia Shorty and Kourtney Heart
  33. Interlude IX - Second Line Music
  34. Memorial Song - Mardi Gras Indian Second Line
  35. Rebirth Brass Band - Do Whatcha Wanna
  36. Interlude X - Closing Credits
  37. Howday Brass Band (???) cover of Recognize (???) - cut tragically short by station website programming.

    image from Raven Radio
Direct download: Kate_on_Paper_Wings.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29pm EST


Side B




  1. Day 'N' Nite (nightmare) - Kid Cudi
  2. Crystalised - The xx
  3. Words I Never Said (feat. Skylar Grey) - Lupe Fiasco
  4. Walking with a Ghost - Tegan and Sara
  5. Bang! Bang! - Le Tigre
  6. Verbal - Amon Tobin, MC Decimal R
  7. Feeling Good - Nina Simone
  8. Hamdulillah (feat. Shadia Mansour) - The Narcicyst
  9. This Land Is Your Land - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
  10. "El Kofeyye Arabeyye" (feat. M-1) - Shadia Mansour
  11. Skit 1 - Lowkey
  12. Voices of the Voiceless - Lowkey, Immortal Technique
  13. For My People (feat. Jody McIntyre) - Logic & Agent of Change
  14. Skit 6 - Lowkey
  15. One Day (New Album Version) - Matisyahu
  16. Who Am I - Peace Orchestra


Image from: Smut Peddler 2012
Mix from my accomplice and agitator

Direct download: Hamdulillah.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:22pm EST

Conceptual Conduits
"Good Morning, love!I made this for you while you were sleeping.
Thank you for pointing out how important sharing music is. 
I think it really helps ground our love,
least we be mistaken for star stuff,
in the eyes of the amore."
  1. Greyish Tapering Ash - Balmoreah
  2. Baby Come Home - Scissor Sisters
  3. Touches You - MIKA
  4. I'm Gonna be Your Man - Keb' Mo'
  5. The Book of Love - Magnetic Fields
  6. A Walk - Tycho
  7. Two Weeks - Grizly Bear
  8. So Good Yeah - Reggie Watts
  9. Settle Down - Kimbra
  10. Mupepe - Zap Mama
  11. Baleen Morning - Balmorhea

Image From: Boulet
Mix courtesy of k8face - partner and powerhouse

Direct download: Conceptual_Conduits.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EST

Like Whoa

We've stolen fire from the gods.
Once, it was gardens we plotted / But now we're architects of a different kind.
Accomplices with hot-white wormholes where hearts once were.

01. Intro - ODESZA
02. Time to Run - Lord Huron
03. You Better Run to the City of Refuge - C.J. Johnson
04. Wake Me Up (Acoustic) - Aloe Blacc
05. Honey Buns Interlude - Dom Kennedy
06. Raspberry Beret - Prine & The Revolution
07. No Caminho do Bem - Tim Maia
08. Moi C'est - Camelia Jordana
09. The Blue Note (Instrumental Interlude) - Underoath
10. You're a Wolf - Sea Wolf
11. I'm a Rocker - Chuck Berry
12. Fade Away - Intergalactic Lovers
13. Intro - Lo-Fang
14. Wine & Chocolates (andhim Remix) - Theophilus London
15. Love is All I Got - Feed Me, Crystal Fighters
16. No Fucking Around - Rafter
17. Intro - Wiz Khalifa
18. Brother D - How We Gonna Make the Black Nation Rise
19. Tessalate - alt-J
20. #88 - Lo-Fang
21. Dream Machine - Mark Farina, Sean Hayes
22. / - Chet Faker
image from: wander

Direct download: Like_Whoa_-_Full_Length.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:26pm EST

Here We Are, We Are Nobody

Jan. 31 12:00 am

Hmmmm, well, you
might not be able to
avoid the heat death
of the universe, but
in a shear
nightgown, you might
be able to make it a
lovelier experience
for the rest of us.

1. Patrick Park - Here We Are
2. Couer de Pirate - Comme des Enfants
3. Caitling Rose - Menagerie
4. Parquet Courts - Borrowed Time
5. Black Kids - Partie Traumatic
6. The Cannanes - Bumper
7. Jonathan Wilson - Fazon
8. Loretta Lynn - High on a Mountain Top
9. The Chap - We Are Nobody
10. Out Hud - The L Train is a Swell Train and I Don't Want to Hear You Indies Complain.
Happy New Year!
image from: I was originally inspired by the framed picture of this which hangs in Jarvick's office. But it is discussed in context here.

Direct download: Here_we_are_We_are_nobody.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:46pm EST

Crucible For Tomorrow

In the new year I want to be bolder about my feelings - both positive and negative. I've got nothing to lose but my chains.

Also game nights.


01. Neon Bible - Arcade Fire

02. Shack 54 - Two Lone Swordsmen

03. No Parties - Fergus & Geronimo

04. Salvation - The Limiñanas

05. The Arp - Jackson and His Computer Band

06. What's the Altitude - feat. Hymnal - Cut Chemist

07. Bang Bang Bang - Mark Ronson, The Business Intl.

08. Zero Ghosts Out the Door - Herr Styler

09. Pack Up - Eliza Doolittle

10. Walking Home Through the Park - Aim

11. Terrible Things - Beauty Pill


image from: Cat and Girl

Direct download: Crucible_For_Tomorrow.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:02pm EST


A simple thing but

richly done

the finest entwinement

is knowing your dues.


Tussle - Transparent C

Escort - Cocaine Blues

Dengue Fever - Oceans of Venus

Ecstatic Sunshine - Ramontana

Electric Guest - This Head I Hold

The Scantheries - Berlin

The Wombats - Let's Dance to Joy Division

Cannonbal Jane - Such is the Score

Elf Power - The Winter is Coming

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Optimist vs. the Silent Alarm

Orbital - Halcyon [Tom Middleton Re-model]


Extra thanks to: the fleeting moments of life I catch in the daze which is my ego-driven nightmare. Also; Genome Research.

Direct download: Thanks.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:39pm EST

Meat, String, Confusion

This is my life - I am loosing it one minute at a time.


01. Coming Through - Willis Earl Beal

02. Blackout! - The Cloud Room

03. Ethopia - Old Money & Lamin Fofana

04. Hard to be Close - Here We Go Magic

05. Hot Mess - Black Pistol Fire

06. Poltergeist - The Coasts

07. Catalus - Belbury Poly

08. Fight for Everyone - The Leisure Society

09. WHALE - Yellow Ostrich

10. Muesli - Minotaur Shock

11. Cumbia del Rio - Abdias Ernesto Garcia

12. Rocket - Working for a Nuclear City


Image From: ShittyBasketsDotCom

Thanks to everyone who has been in my life.

Direct download: Meat_String_Confusion.mp3
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George & the Sourdough Bread

What happens if it goes well? How much better could it get? 5 o'clock didn't even seem that early.

1. Withered Hand - Cornflake

"It's like I'm living with a legacy of teenage LSD / So tell me that you love me or I'll forget"

2. Pretty Lights - I Can See it in Your Face

3. Laura Veirs - July Flame

4. Free the Robots - Diary

5. Amason - Went to War

6. Willie Mitchell - The Champion (pt. 1)

7. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes - Better Days

8. Miyavi & Hifana - Ganryu

9. Shameboy - Rechoque

10. Plump DJs - Shifting Gears

11. Dustin Wong - Ice Sheets on Feet Prints


Image From: Gingerbread Girl by Colleen Coover and Paul Tobin

Direct download: September_2013.mp3
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It isn't that there are too many people there just aren't enough spaceships.

1) Let the Funk Ride - Aim

2) I Want To Be Evil - Eartha Kitt

3) Wanna Feel It - The Olms

4) Cirrus - Bonobo

5) Space Walk - Lemon Jelly

6) Capture the Flag - Dosh

7) 2 Bit Blues - Kid Koala

8) The Hope That House Built - The Future of the Left.

9) Empty Cup - Thinking Fellers Unions Local 282

Direct download: Celebration.mp3
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Postering is not a lifetime

Wow (wow) got everything into order and made a poster, showed it at SMBE. Even got some nice compliments from some top tier grads and post-docs. Got a little traction in the form of collaborators - but it looks like I've got a lot more work to do and fast.

Also - hat tip to an old friend, Chicago isn't so bad. And a hat tip to a future friend, "genes come in all sizes and ages"

  1. Asaf Avidan - One Day / Reckoning Song (Wankelmut Remix)
  2. Johnny Cash and the Avett Brothers - One Too Many Mornings
  3. Lorde - Royals
  4. Final Fantasy - Song Song Song
  5. Cat Power - Ruin
  6. Broadcast - Come On Let's Go
  7. Two Door Cinema Club - Something Good Can Work (The Twelves Remix)
  8. The Whitest Boy Alive - Burning
  9. Country Teasers - Golden Apples
  10. Santigold - Lights Out

 Image from Gary Larson's Far Side - a fantastic example of me doing anything, at anytime, always.

Direct download: Postering_Is_Not_A_Lifetime.mp3
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American Artifact

The end of so many things. I'm a Ph.d. candidate now. A few years ago when I started this as a diary of music that I loved and listened to I was a high school dropout who'd been kicked out of college 5 times. Now it is something different. I lost some people along the way, and they were not replaced - indeed, they were irreplacible. So it goes.

1. Delgados - American Trilogy

2. Jonathan Richman - Can't Talk to the Dude

3. Cornershop - Brimful of Asha

4. White Walls - Elk City

5. Tame Impala-Be Above It

6. Kendrick Lamar-Now or Never

7. Dreadzone - Captain Dread

8. On The Streets - [Kollektiv Turmstrasse's Let Freedom Ring Remix]

9. Robert Glasper-Always Shine

10.  Artifacts - Balthrop, Alabama


Image from:

Nusantara Tarot: Ten of Staves


Sunflower Sutra - Allen Ginsburg (1955)


You were never no locomotive, Sunflower, you were a
And you Locomotive, you are a locomotive, forget me
So I grabbed up the skeleton thick sunflower and stuck
it at my side like a scepter,
and deliver my sermon to my soul, and Jack's soul
too, and anyone who'll listen,
--We're not our skin of grime, we're not our dread
bleak dusty imageless locomotive, we're all
beautiful golden sunflowers inside, we're blessed
by our own seed & golden hairy naked
accomplishment-bodies growing into mad black
formal sunflowers in the sunset, spied on by our
eyes under the shadow of the mad locomotive
riverbank sunset Frisco hilly tincan evening
sitdown vision.
Direct download: Candidate.mp3
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Soul Limbo

Someone once said- and it was later related to me - that the Books are the choir for Crystal Dragon Jesus. I got into the Unitarian Universalists this month and looking back I see that deep seated ignosticism stretching way, way back. I also started (and kickstarted) re-reading Eclipse Phase sourcebooks. And thinking about things from that other perspective.

Its actually been a really good month (or month +, as the case may be). I got a reminder that I'm older and outside but that everyone is anyways. It's not like everything makes sense now - more like, maybe, it doesn't need to. Was I dying of thirst or was the very world pulling a stone cold coup d'état?

1. The Books - A True Story of True Love

2. Bonobo - Walk in the Sky

3. Quantic feat. Alice Russell - Road To Islay

4. Rocco Katastrophe - Saturn's Back

5. DJ Nu-Mark - [Untitled Track] (Off of Broken Sunlight LP)

6.Booker T & the MG's - Soul Limbo

7. Motor City Drum Ensemble - All My Life

8. Kendrick Lamar - Dying of Thirst

#! I'm finally ready for what's next

Direct download: Soul_Limbo.mp3
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This Spring

"There's a fool in your future."

A long time ago was a long time ago. ad astra per aspera. The last week was so hard I went round depression and hit happiness again. I missed my friends wedding, my uncle's funeral, so many holidays, so many weekends, palindromic birthdays, my own unconditional passing - pissed away with stress and petty blame. Sacrifices stacked high on the alter of being the only one responsible.

But then again I lack perspective... the world is large, what are the feelings of one man worth compared to the glory of feeling itself? We'd all have a better perspective if only we lived forever.

  1. Madeline - Sorry
  2. Jamie Stillway - Madeline's Sin
  3. Misophone - Nothing Down There But The Trees
  4. Curtis Stigers - Things Have Changed
  5. Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
  6. Pepe Deluxe - Queenswave
  7. I Will Dare - The Replacements
  8. Wild Flag - Something Came Over Me
  9. Spoon - The Way We Get By
  10. Donald Fagen - Memorabilia
  11. Blue Sky Black Death - Legacy to Fuel

Image from: SMBC

Direct download: Sorry_Legacy_To_Fuel.mp3
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That Summer

Words are hard.

Strapping Young Lads are hard too.

  1. Madeline - This Train
  2. The Noisettes - That Girl
  3. Oh Land - Heavy Eyes
  4. Typhoon - The Honest Truth
  5. Barely Legal - The Strokes
  6. Harlem Shakes - Strictly Game
  7. Rebecca Loebe - High + Lonesome
  8. Le Tigre - Viz
  9. Phantogram - When I'm Small
  10. Sonic Youth - Tunic (Song for Karin)
  11. The Slits - Typical Girls
  12. Chemical Borthers (Feat The Flaming Lips) - The Golden Path
  13. Neil Halstead - Two Stones In My Pocket
  14. Ani DiFranco - School Night
  15. The Durutti Column - Sketch for Summer

They call it way too rowdy, I call it finally free

Direct download: That_Summer.mp3
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Five Years

So it is spring break and that means I have enough of a moment to put together a couple tracks. Somehow I am able to put together fewer songs each time and still come up against the barrier of space constraints - but so be it.

This last leg of time has seen much puttering around in a confused and exhausted daze, and the track by Okkervil River has been in heavy rotation as a result of said puttering. The unfortunate side effect of that burnt out husk level of life is that two momentous things have occurred directly to me (and two terrifying things have occurred to those close to me, namely heart events and cancer) - that is 1) I realized this year marks the fifth year of this audio time capsule/journal. 

This certainly gives me pause as I think back over what has transpired in those five years and, holy shit, a lot of my life seems to have been terribley recent in vintage. Do you ever have those fears that your longterm self is a fabrication of some nefarious conspiracy constructing a world that never was in order to convince you that the world is other than it REALLY is? I don't actually think that because that is insane (and if I hint that I know the truth then I'll have only forced their hand to take swift action against me) - but sometimes I know the feel.

The second big thing is I got engaged to my longtime life partner Ana. Do you want to hear about ornate conspiracies of minds vastly more intelligent than your own arrayed against you? Nah - it is actually good (and terrifying). 

Last thing, me - my future self - you, you reader - five years ago almost nothing which happens to you now on a daily basis was part of what you expected. It isn't just that the future is hard to predict - it is also that you have really crappy expectations.

  • Quantic - Look Around The Corner (Feat. Alice Russell)
  • Ruby and the Ribcage - Horror
  • Twin sister - All Around and Away We Go
  • Avida Dollars - Joseph & The Argonauts
  • Francis Bebey - New Track (1982)
  • SUNBEARS! - They Think They're So Philosophical
  • Okkervil River - Lost Coastlines
  • Michael Musika – The Spellbound Traveler Loses all Possession
  • Luke Roberts - His Song

Image From: Hyperbole and a Half

Currently Embroiled In: Ingenious Genes by Sansom, which is - maybe changing my mind abou gene regulatory networks.

Direct download: Five_years.mp3
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Ribosomes taste like eclipse paste

Let us ring in the year of the wagon with word salsa and duende!

I've been back in school for only two weeks and am fantastically exhuasted - rotating now through a lab (which I think is THE lab) working on ribosome profiling which is some real hot shit. Figured out with my girl that engagement should have a date on the calendar we're going for Valentines day because it needs some authenticity.

Having a hard time sleeping at night. We Are So Terribly Excited.

Sweatshop Union - Itchy Rock
Saul Williams - Twice the First Time
Kraak & Smaak - Keep On Searching
Mr Scruff - Ultramagnetic Mc's Ego Tripping
Material - Unauthorized
The Mercury Program - Undiscovered Genius of the Mississippi Delta
Wild Flag - Something Came Over Me
Quantic - Quantic - Transatlantic
Neon Indian - Should Have Taken Acid With You
Paper Bird - Lost Boys
Marco Benevento - It Came From You
Bearsuit - Stay Alive
AM - Self Preservation
Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - Old Sweat

Image From: Don't Know - Sorry, Forgot. Currently Reading: Manara's Guiseppe Bergman, well there is a weird piece of literature. Disappearing Spoon, a fantastic piece of non-fiction science history which uses the Periodic Table as it's setting. And Eclipse Phase - an RPG setting book about a transhuman post-scarcity space setting after the singularity goes bad, I haven't actually played it (yet?) but I am falling in love with the world they've built.

Direct download: Eclipse_Paste.mp3
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To the UK chap looking for Top Gear's "Signature Tune" Thanks for searching out my page and I'm happy enough to supply the source of John Peel's Top Gear "Signature Tune" here's the blog that got to it first and even included a download of the full album.

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Fun Fact Did you know I get first page ranking on Google for the search terms Tuba Vocal Podcast?

Double Bonus! I also got first page for the same term in the image directory.
It's like winning Noble prize of weird. Do I really have that many tuba songs with vocals? Have I - somehow mistakenly - cornered the market on an over looked subgenre of tuba backed tracks?

Also a shout out to France, the UK and South Korea! I've never been to any of those places but they seem real nice. Thanks for the support guys.
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Greenpoint Response - Toxic Brooklyn

Yes I did call Greenpoint Brooklyn a post-industrial wasteland. And don't think that it isn't. The Toxic Brooklyn series from did an episode on Greenpoint and the Newton canal.

Foul stuff. I Wonder why more folk here aren't Enviro's. Maybe they don't know how bad it can get. It's one thing to have pristine wilderness and another to be a Superfund site. There is a lot of gray area in between.

Me, I'm writing my congresswoman.

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Take a minute to save the music Take a minute to mail your representative to stop the royalty rate increase on internet radio services. Expecting the stations to pay rates even more than comparable broadcasting methods is grossly unfair.

At the request of the Recording Industry Association of America, the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) ignored the fact that Internet radio royalties were already double what satellite radio pays, and multiplied the royalties even further.  The 2005 royalty rate was 7/100 of a penny per song streamed; the 2010 rate will be 19/100 of a penny per song streamed.  And for small webcasters that were able to calculate royalties as a percentage of revenue in 2005 – that option was quashed by the CRB, so small webcasters’ royalties will grow exponentially!

... last year Internet radio listening jumped dramatically, from 45 million listeners per month to 72 million listeners each month.  Internet radio is already popular and it is already benefiting thousands of artists who are finding new fans online every day.

- quoted from

Thanks for your time and help on this matter.
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Reserve the Date It might be a ways off from today, but if I don't post it here I doubt I'll recall  it otherwise:
DJ Food & DK are doing a tour to promote their second collaboration; Now, Listen Again!
Jun 14 2007 9:00P
Studio B New York, New York

For those who missed the first Now, Listen - or are unfamiliar with the artists involved, my deepest sympathies. To remedy the situation of this potential obscurity I'll put up a track from the album in the next podcast.

And for those who can't wait that long to feel the cold icy chill of solid steel ignite their blue suede dancing shoes; have you heard of the alternative:

Fixed brings 2ManyDjs back to Brooklyn:
Apr 18 2007 11:15P
FIXED Presents- Radio Soulwax Tour @ Studio B- Brooklyn

A wednesday night riot - but you better call the boss this midweek rocker starts late and goes till 4 in the morning. Upside? $12 tickets at the door. Hope to see you there.

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Update So I really really enjoyed putting together the sounds for week 10 podcast, and in reflection - I really enjoyed putting together the sounds for the week 9 podcast. Which isn't to say that the Months aren't fun to make - digging through the dust for the sacramental sound is an unrivaled joy. But there is the old and the new, different but equal.

I originally started this podcast because I was already putting together mix tape selections of the golden eras of rock n roll, soul, mo-town, funk, jazz and swing. And this is something I'm still dedicated to. But I also want to do another collection that showcases the diverse sounds of everything I like.

So I've settled on a schedule that will allow me the freedom for both. A weekly (or bi-weekly) show that hosts the music that I and my newest collaborators find that excites our souls. And then the more rareified form of the monthlies that will feature the exclusive groove that comes from the golden oldies crates. It is a win win for everyone and a solid split right down the middle.

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Going Live A nice day to post my first podcast. Sure earlier this week would have been better - I think it was Tuesday. Tuesday would have been better.

But today I'm posting my back catalog - this is from the month of January and is mainly focused on rock n' roll in the 50' to 70's. A little background as to why may help understand the purpose of this focus.

I grew up in house of rock n roll - anytime there was work to be done the tunes to toil to would be motown and pre-Beatles tracks. Some how my mom's sense of aesthetic  made it through two decades of musical upheaval with only the addition of Janis Joplin to show the passage. Rooted in the primordial four four time, call and response, and songs about high school love my understanding of music was a bit different than those of my classmates. Their parents listened to prog-rock and late seventies rock anthems. They knew power chords - I knew that a girl named Sue ran around with every single guy in town.

Growing up in house of re-issued compilations I must have heard the same limited catalog of the greatest hits of every year. Many were spectacular but the fact that the same songs would crop up on every album left a massive yearning for something more diverse.

So a while ago I started seeking out the rarities that my mom would like so that a bit of extra music could be added in to the house sounds. This of course developed into an idea for a monthly mix tape which I could send her to lift the mood and keep a connection between us. So I proudly present the Months, a collection of good music that I think most people, not just my mom, ought to hear.

Explanations out of the way please enjoy Month01
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Geez, got a lot to get down and quick - first podcast going up this weekend. ahhh I'm all a twitter. What a shame too you all seem like such nice folks. I'll be on a first name basis here, you can call me Pete.

I'll be back later with .. . what else more music.
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