Have an absolutely beautiful rest of your life.
New music including Fantastic Negrito, Neko Case, Ry Cooder, Marcus Miller with Trombone Shorty, Wussy, Matthew Sweet, Amos Lee, Leeds, Ryley Walker, Kamasi Washington, Ray Lamontagne and fab new duo Peter Buck and Joseph Arthur can be found at the center of this episode. Even adding in the return of Parlament, Weezer paying tribute to Toto, the Springsteen archive release I've been hoping for, a musical dissertation on "Groovin'" and alternate takes from The Clash and Morphine still only cover about half the nuggets lovingly hand mixed just for you this time around.
Can't believe I went more than a month without posting but I've been in dental reconstruction hell, as well as very busy at work. That said, here's a few new and old things that I've been cranking in the Basement Studio recently.
I've been building a custom home music server for a little over a year now and my only regret is not starting the process sooner. The ability to access my music from anywhere makes me a very happy camper, especially now that tools are available to let me stream directly to my car. Usually in the car I'm listening to my channel (The Loft) on SiriusXM but occasionally I dial into the home server via my iPhone and a nifty app called iSub and set it on random. If this is something you are thinking about doing, I strongly suggest you take a look at Subsonic and Media Monkey. It is not very hard to do this, in fact with an Android phone it's a bit easier and cheaper. Tonight's drive home was one of those "random" nights and I thought I'd share a few of the gems that popped up.
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