New mix: something other than regret

Starting to have the energy again to think about posting here, which is nice. I’ve been down the grindstone for a very very long time, and now, faced with some unexpected downtime, I’m going to use the opportunity to catch up on a  few things.

Starting with this. I completed something other than regret, my 33rd mix in the modern era, on the 10th of November, and it’s all over the map, but with some pretty strong thematic material running through as well. I especially love the way that Laura Marling excavates on the three tracks from Once I Was an Eagle, which is my favorite album of 2013; the woozy, witchy, R&B-driven silliness of “Nommo (The Magick Song)” (“All praises due to the Black man,” indeed); the light touch of Antony’s “Crackagen”, and the way that John Fahey’s riff on Clarence Ashley’s “The Coo Coo Bird” fits so seamlessly with gospel. I’ve definitely got something other than regret.

  1. Song-SongBrad Mehldau Trio (The Art Of The Trio Volume 3)
  2. Nommo- The Magick SongGary Bartz And NTU Troop (I’ve Known Rivers And Other Bodies)
  3. Is That EnoughYo La Tengo (Fade)
  4. Blue LightMazzy Star (So Tonight That I Might See)
  5. Life & SoulThe Sundays (Blind)
  6. Take The Night OffLaura Marling (Once I Was An Eagle)
  7. I Was An EagleLaura Marling (Once I Was An Eagle)
  8. CrackagenAntony and the Johnsons (Another World)
  9. Everybody’s Heart’s Breaking NowLavender Diamond (Incorruptible Heart)
  10. Variations On The CoocooJohn Fahey (The Dance Of Death & Other Plantation Favorites)
  11. Where Shall I Go?Sister Marie Knight (When the Moon Goes Down in the Valley of Time: African-American Gospel, 1939-51)
  12. Don’t Give UpPeter Gabriel (So (Remastered 2012))
  13. IncinerateSonic Youth (Rather Ripped)
  14. Tiny Cities Made Of AshesSun Kil Moon (Tiny Cities)
  15. We’ll Sweep Out The Ashes In The MorningGram Parsons (G.P. / Grievous Angel)
  16. BreatheLaura Marling (Once I Was An Eagle)
  17. Turn Your ColorThe Men (Campfire Songs)
  18. I’ll Fly AwaySouthern Sons (When the Moon Goes Down in the Valley of Time: African-American Gospel, 1939-51)

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