Methyl Ethel “Drink Wine”

I heard this one on the mighty KEXP today and it’s definitively in my sweet spot. Check it out.  Some deets from the KEXP realtime playlist

They’re from Australia and the band’s leader, Jake Webb, came up with their name ’cause his dad works in the fiberglass biz which uses methyl ethyl ketone peroxide.

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Summertime Mix

This isn’t new, but as we round the turn and start looking ahead to warmer days and sunny skies, I thought I would share one of my favorite mixes of last year.  Ryan Hemsworth conjures up languid, summer vibes with this mix, highlighting the sounds of the ATL.  Of special note is his version of Abra’s “Sick Girl.”

Abra “Sick Girl” – Hemsworth version

Ryan Hemsworth – 3AM O4W

Here’s the track list for the curious:

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Hope you ears enjoy this as much as mine do.

-B

Friday’s Tune

Superogranism “Something for your M.I.N.D”

UPDATE : This song was pulled from Soundcloud.  I will repost a version asap.

I hate making comparisons, but for the sake of laziness, this is something like The Moldy Peaches filtered through a Panda Bear/Brian Wilson time continuum, and I think you will love it.

Year(s) in Review

Wow.  What a year. Or six.  It’s been a while since I graced these pages with my erudite wit on all things about me.  Here’s a quick review for all my reader(s) ( “What up Einar!”).

In 2015, I stopped working and stopped being married. At the time, I was in a career that I often referred to as the “best job I ever had” and was betrothed for 10+ years.

With the dissolution of both career and marriage, I was all “I’m great, I am going with the flow, this will be good for everyone.” This is called lying to yourself.  I did some things.  I had some ideas. I traveled. I got in shape. I spent time with myself. I got a dog. It’s a cliche to call this a mid-life crisis, but I am 45 and while I wouldn’t necessarily say I was in crisis, I was certainly searching for meaning.

One of my priorities in 2017 is to share more; both in this space and on this blog.  I have to believe I am not the only person who’s life hasn’t exactly gone as planned ( planned, wtf?) and perhaps my thoughts and comments here will help others who are going through similar life changes.  I don’t have the answers, and rarely even know the questions, but if anyone out there wants to chat, connect or share, I am all ears.  Talking helps.

Annnnnndd…. Queue awkward segue to Best of 2016 list…

Anyone who knows me, knows I am all about the music.  For many reasons, 2016 was a rough year.  We said goodbye to many of our heroes, and elected a fucking clown as President.  Interestingly, it was a very good year for music.  With that spirit, I have put together the laziest playlist ever – sorry.  I just dumped all my favorite albums into one list!!

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