Echo :05

At long last, the latest in the ECHO series. I'll annotate later. For now, here's the mix. I think it's pretty great. Click the download link to grab the MP3. Full tracklist coming in the next few days. [audio tracks="https://www.livelovelisten.net/music/ECHO/ECHO05.mp3" images="https://www.livelovelisten.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Echo-05-banner.jpg"][/audio] Deadbeats - Funky For You Glass Animals - Hazey…

Deep (Ocean)

I love it when an album is as balanced and beautiful as its cover. Or should that be the other way around? Sometimes I pick up an album because it's fashionable, or I see it and say, "that's something the college kids are listening to, right?" Sometimes it's a mistake…

Fleetwood Mac – Dreams (Auto Body Remix)

Just a lovely remix of "Dreams" from Austin duo, Tibaut Bowman and Felix Moreno, who call themselves Auto Body. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/100216019" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] It's late, I've just finished a stretch of writing, the end of which was dominated by this tune on repeat. Of course, Fleetwood Mac…

Echo :04

Cripes, what took you so long? I found the Camelot Wheel, that's what took me so long. The Camelot Wheel is a round thingy developed by Mixed in Key that maps out the relationships of musical keys to one another. It's a brilliant little tool that makes it a lot…

Echo :03

Nick Hornby: “A good compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do. You've got to kick off with a corker, to hold the attention… and then you've got to up it a notch, and you can't have white music and black music together, unless the white music sounds like…

Echobelly – Gravity Pulls

https://www.livelovelisten.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/01-Gravity-Pulls.mp3 [popout tracks="https://www.livelovelisten.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/01-Gravity-Pulls.mp3"] Just a month before I started working at Amoeba, this album came out. I can't remember if I bought it or what, but ever since On, I called myself an Echobelly fan. Sonya Aurora Madan has an extraordinary voice. I wish I had her voice. Well, kind…

ECHO :02

Okay, so this is my second mix in the Echo series. I've done better this time. I found tracks that work together, most of them new, some of them older, and I hope, sequenced 'em in a way that builds and flows properly. Again, the idea behind the Echo series…

ECHO :01

[audio tracks="https://www.livelovelisten.net/music/ECHO/ECHO01.mp3" images="https://www.livelovelisten.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/ECHO-1.jpg"][/audio] It occurred to me that in this era of the iTunes playlist, I haven't made a mix CD--a proper mixed CD, complete with tricks and overlays--since my days at Amoeba (thanks to Nick Pinto and the CD Exchange club.) So I've started a series. There's a lot…

R.E.M. – Try Not to Breathe

  [audio mp3="https://www.livelovelisten.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/02-Try-Not-to-Breathe.mp3"][/audio] In 1993, when I was living on Bath Street in Santa Barbara, I used to grab my notebook and pen and a couple CDs and walk on up to The Green Dragon on the corner of Mission and State and wax romantic on a plush easy chair…