the songs next door may 2020

the songs next door may 2020

i must have been feelings like new takes on psychadelia this month. between the multiple songs from olivia tremor control (all from “dusk at cubist castle” – a favorite album of mine) and the multiple songs from woods, things are a little weird. my favorite 

the trials of van occupanther

the trials of van occupanther

the minimum criteria for an album to make my list of favorites is that each and every song belongs on the album. there are no songs you want to skip, no songs you think could have been left off the album. after that, an album 

the songs next door april 2020

the songs next door april 2020

i start each month’s mix on the 8th of the month before, and publish it on the 8th – so april’s mix was started at the beginning of march and reflects my listening until the 8th of april. this was a month unlike any other 

the songs next door march 2020

the songs next door march 2020

it’s the 8th of the month so it’s time for my monthly playlist! for the second month in a row, there are quite a few bands with more than one song on the list including metallica, royksopp, the beach boys, and liars. the hightlights on 

the songs next door february 2020

the songs next door february 2020

it’s the 8th of the month and that means it’s time for febraury’s episode of the songs next door – my monthly playlist of the songs that are tickling my fancy at the moment! at 50 songs, this is one of the bigger monthly playlists 

my top 3 led zeppelin albums

my top 3 led zeppelin albums

when i was in 6th grade i went to my first school dance and the night ended with “stairway to heaven” – as it would at literally every single dance through 8th grade – most of the other music was whatever pop was popular at 

japanese chai

japanese chai

i love music and i’ve always got one ear open for new (to me) music – most of the time, i use npr to find out about new bands and albums and songs because they have outstanding music programming (especiallly all songs considered) and do 

the songs next door january 2020

the songs next door january 2020

i listen to a lot of music – old favorites, new (to me) music, or giving some stuff another spin – a couple years ago i started making a monthly playlist both to share with my friends and to serve as a musical journal – 

my favorite album is pony express record

my favorite album is pony express record

my favorite album of all time is pony express record by shudder to think. here’s how i first heard it and why it’s my favorite. i used to get cmj magazine in the 90s when it came with a mix cd and that was my