Tracks: I’m just a soul whose intentions are good

I’m in a bit of a creative rut so I return to the same favorites, many introduced to me by others. This one has a narrative arc though, albeit bittersweet. A present for my cousin.

  1. A Summer Song (Chad & Jeremy)
  2. Golden Age (Chris Staples)
  3. Kaze Wo Atsumete (Happy End)
  4. Soda Shop (Jay Brannan)
  5. Who’s bitten you (Hannah and Sam)
  6. Here Comes a Special Boy (Freezepop)
  7. I Wish You (CAPSULE)
  8. Wedding Daze (Daniel Wilson)
  9. Clay (feat. Marina Price) (Manatee Commune)
  10. I Need A Dollar (Aloe Blacc)
  11. Turn It Around (Lucius)
  12. A Beautiful Woman (Deradoorian)
  13. Temper Temper  (Tuscadero)
  14. Cool Yourself (Thao and the Get Down Stay Down)
  15. (I’ve Got) The Sanctioned Blues (Ultimate Painting)
  16. Get Me Away From Here, I’m Dying (Belle & Sebastian)
  17. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood (Nina Simone)
  18. I Like My Face (Miss Erika)
  19. Awkward (Lightning Love)
  20. Ten-Twenty-Ten (Generationals)
  21. Silver Lining (Unplugged) (Stiff Little Fingers)

tracks: response the sky’s convulsion

Old and new for a rainy day.

  1. If You Find Yourself Caught In LoveBelle and Sebastian
  2. Something About YouLucius
  3. The Natural WorldCymbals
  4. GutsThao & The Get Down Stay Down
  5. New Old FriendsJack & Jeffrey Lewis
  6. PatriarchaethGwenno
  7. Bright Shiny MorningMe’Shell NdegeOcello
  8. PowerEskimeaux
  9. ClayManatee Commune (feat. Marina Price)
  10. Little Drop Of PoisonTom Waits
  11. What Would I Do Without YouRay Charles
  12. Should Have Known BetterSufjan Stevens
  13. Survive ItGhostpoet
  14. I Think I Need A New HeartThe Magnetic Fields

Tracks: Composing Uncomposed

  1. Mustang Sally (The Commitments)
  2. World Weary (Noël Coward)
  3. Lefty Teachers at Home (Don Byron)
  4. There’ll Be Some Changes Made (Dave Brubeck with Jimmy Rushing)
  5. Central Park Blues (Ultimate Painting)
  6. I’m A Shy Guy (Ed Reed w. Randy Porter, Jamie Fox, John Wiitala, and Akira Rana)
  7. Good Enough For Granddad (Squirrel Nut Zippers)
  8. Manchester (Kishi Bashi)
  9. Coffee (Sylvan Esso)
  10. He’s Funny That Way (Billie Holiday)
  11. Together (Lightning Love)
  12. Mark My Words (Holly Miranda)
  13. Asa Branca (Forro in the Dark feat. David Byrne)
  14. A Little Lost (Nat Baldwin)
  15. Sunday Candy (Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment feat. Chance The Rapper)
  16. O Mistress Mine (George Stiles)
  17. Lullaby (Graham Gordon Ramsay feat. Scott Nicholas)

Tracks: Nothing Gets Done

  1. I Thought About You (The Four Freshmen)
  2. Tenere (Bombino)
  3. We Only Come Out At Night (Sugar Stems)
  4. Never Work For Free (Tennis)
  5. Crueler Kind (San Fermin)
  6. One By One (Deep Sea Diver)
  7. Everything (FM Belfast)
  8. I Wish You (CAPSULE)
  9. The Natural World (CYMBALS)
  10. One Second Of Love (Nite Jewel)
  11. Diamond Days (HABITATS)
  12. Turn It Around (Lucius)
  13. Bucolismo (Garota Suecas)
  14. Mercy Mercy Me (Marvin Gaye)
  15. Dark Comedy Morning Show (Open Mike Eagle feat. Toy Light)
  16. A Ho A Hand (FAMY)
  17. I’ll See You In My Dreams (Django Reinhardt Trio)

tracks (a Maundy Mélange)

A bit of the new, a bit of the old, for this Maundy Thursday.

  1. You Can Never Hold Back Spring (Tom Waits)
  2. Le Gars qui vont à la fête (Stutzmann/Södergren, by Poulenc)
  3. Judas mercator pessimus (King’s Singers, by Gesualdo)
  4. Calling (Snorri Helgason)
  5. Hold Your Head (Hey Marseilles)
  6. Soutoukou (Mamadou Diabate)
  7. A Little Lost (Nat Baldwin)
  8. Gun Has No Trigger (Dirty Projectors)
  9. Stranger to My Happiness (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings)
  10. Dama Dam Mast Qalandar (Red Baraat)
  11. Libra Stripes (Polyrhythmics)
  12. Jaan Pehechan Ho (The Bombay Royale)
  13. Jolie Coquine (Caravan Palace)
  14. The Natural World (CYMBALS)
  15. Je Ne Vois Que Vous (Benjamin Schoos feat. Laetitia Sadier)
  16. Romance (Wild Flag)

Tracks (Music For A New Beginning)

  1. Song For The Sold – Kishi Bashi
  2. Calling – Snorri Helgason
  3. Heart Beats – Hey Marseilles
  4. We Get Along – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
  5. 1904 Twin Peaks – Alice Russel
  6. We Don’t Sleep – Har Mar Superstar
  7. Digital Witness – St. Vincent
  8. Nothing You Could Say – Big Eyes
  9. Jump And Shout – The Dirtbombs
  10. Diversionary (Do the Right Thing) – Ages and Ages
  11. Another Ten Reasons – Young Fresh Fellows
  12. Where Can I Go? – Laura Marling

tracks : all the diamonds (all this is yours and mine)

A mix borne of travel, monuments, and modern wonders of the world.

  1. Workers Comp (Mos Def)
  2. Madness (Deltron 3030)
  3. North Side Gal (JD McPherson)
  4. Dead Animals (The Young Evils)
  5. Little Talks (Of Monsters and Men
  6. I Just Want To Make Love To You (Buddy Guy)
  7. Doin It To It [Disrupt The Scene Remix] (Square Frames)
  8. I Believe in a Thing Called Love (The Darkness)
  9. October (The Helios Sequence)
  10. My Warfare (Laurelyn Dossett)
  11. Yours and Mine (Billie Holiday)
  12. Nye Nummer Et (Choir Of Young Believers)
  13. Beggar in the Morning (The Barr Brothers)
  14. I Wish (Forro In The Dark feat. David Byrne)

tracks : even the poor are not immune

Sometimes music is a good break from the day to day. This is a mix of old stuff I’ve overused and some newer things that are in my ear.

  1. This Song Is Called Ragged (Jonathan Boulet)
  2. Lycra Mistral (El Guincho)
  3. Dance For You (Dirty Projectors)
  4. Clouds (Deep Time)
  5. Yèné Felagoté (Tlahoun Gèssèssè)
  6. On the Sunny Side of the Street (Dizzy Gillespie / Sonny Rollins)
  7. Croon Spoon (EV and SS, from The Cradle Will Rock)
  8. Pink Wine (St. Paul De Vence)
  9. Teach My Heart (Charles Leo Gebhardt IV)
  10. Curse This City (Hockey)
  11. Rebels of the Sacred Heart (Flogging Molly)
  12. Groundhog Day (Corin Tucker Band)
  13. Faithful Man (Lee Fields & The Experience)
  14. Coquette (Brandi Shearer & The Robert Nolan Trio)
  15. Laughing At Life (Billie Holiday & Lester Young)
  16. Kithkin (Ampersand)

Tracks : language is overrated

  1. Cliché Intro — Prefuse 73
  2. Nanorobot Tune — Tomas Dvorak, Machinarium Soundtrack
  3. Endorphin — Burial
  4. Missionary Ridge — William Tyler
  5. Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho — Medeski, Martin & Wood
  6. Soutoukou — Mamadou Diabate
  7. Rustem — Taraf de Haidouks
  8. Snowden’s Jig — Carolina Chocolate Drops
  9. Hashmal — Masada
  10. Captain Hook — Mar Caribe
  11. Black Unstoppable — Nicole Mitchell
  12. Stop Time — Horace Silver
  13. Pickin’ Up The Cabbage — Cab Calloway
  14. Smedley’s Melody — Squarepusher
  15. Baraat To Nowhere — Red Baraat
  16. Lou courut — Véronique Gens w/Orchestre National de
  17. Lille-Région Nord
  18. Saudade Dada — Arrigo Barnabé
  19. Watermelon Man — Mongo Santamaria
  20. Greensleeves — Matthew Shipp
  21. Clapping Music — Steve Reich/The Sixteen
  22. music for morning people — Kid Koala

Tracks : kisses are a better fate than wisdom

  1. A Little Lost — Nat Baldwin
  2. Lemonade — Braids
  3. It All Began With A Burst — Kishi Bashi
  4. Plasticities — Andrew Bird
  5. Tenere Taqqim Tossam — Tinariwen
  6. Chapter 8 -Seashore and Horizon- — Cornelius
  7. Cavaleiro Monge — Antônio Carlos Jobim
  8. No Balanço da Canoa — Maga Bo
  9. Moonday School (Intergalactic Church) — THEESatisfaction
  10. triangle walks — Fever Ray
  11. Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Gams — of Montreal
  12. Awkward — Lightning Love
  13. Ignore the Bell — The Ladybug Transistor
  14. 1904 — The Tallest Man On Earth
  15. Don’t Try to Fool Me — Miss Li
  16. Forks and Knives (La Fete) — Beirut
  17. That Old Feeling — Miss Erika
  18. Kiss Me — Tom Waits