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fine folk

october music mix is here! this past month i’ve been spending a lot of quality time with my ipod listening to tunes on my own – in airports, on long flights, walking around in a strange city, driving in my car… and i kept returning to the same kind of music. would i call it folk? perhaps. folk rock? indie folk? indie folk rock? indie folk rock pop? indie folk rock alt-country lo-fi pop? at the very least it’s nice music accompanied by strumming guitars. or banjos. sometimes harmonicas. maybe even accordions. and pianos. a couple even have synthesizers. and lots of harmonising. uuuuuh…

fine folk playing fine music that perhaps isn’t folk but kind of is to me. download it here. playlist:

  1. blitzen trapper – furr
  2. dale earnhardt jr. jr. – vocal chords
  3. monsters of folk – baby boomer
  4. jenny and johnny – new yorker cartoon
  5. edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros – home
  6. vetiver – everyday
  7. taken by trees – my boys
  8. coconut records – summer
  9. fleet foxes – blue ridge mountains
  10. mumford & sons – banjolin song
  11. the mountain goats – no children
  12. jens lekman – your arms around me
  13. beirut – postcards from italy
  14. ben gibbard – you remind me of home
  15. stornoway – boats and trains
  16. great lake swimmers – your rocky spine
  17. ray lamontagne – sarah
  18. cat stevens – how can i tell
  19. simon & garfunkel – bleecker street
  20. tin hat trio – fear of the south

next time you’re in a busy public space with your ipod handy – listen to track 20. quite a weird experience.

ps. two of my favourite songs of all time are in this mix: blitzen trapper / furr and the mountain goats / no children. i have played both countless times and i never ever tire of them.

{the album image is by the inimitable gordon parks. inimitable, i say.}

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june is nice

a new music mix for you! mostly newish music, but one old (superb) paul simon tune thrown in for good measure. download it here. song list is as follows:

  1. the shins – goodbye girl
  2. arcade fire – the suburbs
  3. good old war – my own sinking ship
  4. fanfarlo – atlas
  5. she & him – fools rush in
  6. passion pit – dreams
  7. laura marling – goodbye england (covered in snow)
  8. janelle monáe – oh, maker
  9. the sweet serenades – die young
  10. headlights – get going
  11. bishop allen – don’t hideaway
  12. fleet foxes – it ain’t me babe
  13. paul simon – loves me like a rock
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blue ridge mountains

one of my favourite fleet foxes songs is blue ridge mountains, which i’ve been listening to a lot lately. so i decided to see if there was perhaps a music video attached, but instead found this amazing live performance that they did in an abandoned wing of the grand palais in paris. wow, gives me goosebumps. the song starts at about 3:30

in the quivering forest / where the shivering dog rests / our good grandfather / built a wooden nest / and the river got frozen / and the home got snowed in / and the yellow moon glowed bright / till the morning light

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