Have an absolutely beautiful rest of your life.
New stuff from Leon Bridges, Glen Phillips, Jim James and The Boxer Rebellion are just a sample of the highlights in Episode #12. We'll get to a finally released classic from Prince, new Record Store Day stuff from Led Zeppelin and a study in exposure featuring Robert Fripp, Peter Gabriel and The Modern Jazz Quartet!
Episode 11 finds new stuff from Josh Rouse, Wye Oak, Neko Case, Greyhounds, some beautiful remasters from Todd Rundgren, Cocteau Twins and rare archival stuff courtesy of The Blue Nile, Pink Floyd and Chicago Transit Authority. That pretty much just scratches the surface of this 3 and a half hour stream of musical consciousness.
As we enter double digits some new stuff from eels, Goat Girl and Yo La Tengo, music appreciation class with Thelonious Monk and an explanation from Jimmy Page are just some highlights.
For Episode #9 (always a magic number) we'll pull out some newly released Cheap Trick rarities, rare live Todd Rundgren, new music from Lemon Twigs, Rosanne Cash, Sloan, Neil Young, Bettye Lavette, Erika from The Heartless Bastards and more. Also words of wisdom from Frank Sinatra and Frank Zappa, an impromptu tribute to Dwight Twilley, a trip back to Liverpool with a pair of different eras explored and believe it or not...a whole bunch more!
The latest edition was recorded March 24 during the demonstrations.. new stuff and old from a proud Dad of the generation that will start to turn the country back to compassion and common sense.
Over the past month and a half I have been digging through my entire physical music library; cataloging, sorting and most daunting of all, boxing up not only the last 17 years of living in Maryland, but pretty much my entire adult life of employment, musical obsessions and projects.
Cleaning out the old home studio desk a treasure trove of memories were sparked through letters, documents, playlists and especially photos. Trust me, my long suffering wife has been absolutely correct in her often repeated mantra “You have way too much shit in this house!”
Then it happened. With the giant desk just about empty I freed a card of some kind from a crevice and it stopped me in my tracks. The mass card from the wake of J.T. -- James Theodore Theodoracopulos. J.T. was a beautiful guy in every way and a much too young casualty of Aids in the early 90s. J.T. was the guy who really played the first song in the history of FM 106.3 and we all loved him very much.
It inspired me to put this show together… and I have a feeling there will be a part 2 as soon as the new studio is ready.
Posted this one last week directly to Mixcloud using a temporary setup while a rebuild of the home studio takes place.
One of my favorite episodes of Playing Records With Mike. In fact, one of my personal career highlights. A magical afternoon with the sublime Mavis and tons of laughs. With the news yesterday of the final gutting of The Loft I would like to dedicate this upload to Franny Thomas who engineered this interview and gave her heart and soul to The Loft for 11 years.
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