Have an absolutely beautiful rest of your life.
Episode #37 is sort of a mood piece recorded on the 28th anniversary of my Father’s passing. Just a few new things, including another track from the just released Decemberists EP. We make some beautiful Power Pop noise, slip in a bit of classy Jazz with Thelonious Monk, Count Basie and Frank Sinatra and round things out with a whole bunch of comfort food. This might be the last episode from this iteration of Mike’s Basement as we are moving out of state next week.
Great new stuff from a pair of superb American songwriters that deserve to be much better known.
Some old faves I pulled out for a spin this weekend...
I was once explaining a category of music in my library that I named Power Unfamiliar to someone predisposed to approach programming music primarily as a mathematics exercise. They could not understand placing more "value" on a song that was not "known" or even a "turntable hit." My argument remains that certain songs will always elicit a response or inquiry regardless of familiarity or prior success. None of these songs were ever "hits"... but have always resulted in phone calls, emails, etc.
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