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Episode 93 – Music Detectives Listen To After Making Love

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Episode 93 – Music Detectives Listen To After Making Love (Artwork – D. Hixon)

I have an affinity for Detectives. I gravitate strongly towards the label of hopeless dreamer – and am enamored by both the Detectives search for truth as well as their beautiful flaws – they’re such a hyperbolic yet real manifestation of what it means to be a walking talking breathing human. These are songs I think those with Detective hearts would enjoy listenings to.

1. Isaac Hayes – Walk From Regio’s
2. Frank Zappa – Twenty Small Cigars
3. Sun Ra – Plutonian Nights
4. Piero Piccioni – Traffic Boom
5. Quiet Village – Circus Of Horror
6. The Ventures – The Fourth Dimension
7. Los Destellos – Pasión Oriental
8. The Hippy Boys – Seven Heaven
9. Adriano Correia De Oliveira – Rosa De Sangue
10. Focus – Janis
11. The Avalanches – Colours
12. Pantha Du Prince – Lions Love
13. DJ Shadow – Dark Days (Spoken For Mix)
14. King Curtis – Central Park

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Episode 87 – Dreamed

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Episode 87 – Dreamed (Artwork – D.Hixon)

A survey on FaceBook asking the genre of my next podcast ended up a tie between DREAMY and HOUSE. I teamed those inspiration points together & careened towards the inside of my dreams – with the aim to make a podcast that was as familiar, surreal, gratifying, spooky, and strange as any dream I’ve ever had.

1. Episode 87 Intro – Follow You Dreams
2. Flying Lotus – MmmHmm ft. Thundercat (Cosmograma – 2010)
3. Tortoise – Why We Fight (Why We Fight – 1995)
4. Mac Demarco – DON JUAN (SOME OTHER ONES – 2015)
5. Sore Eros – In My Heart (Second Chants – 2009)
6. Dirty Beaches – Belgrade (Drifters / Love Is The Devil – 2013)
7. Carbon Chic – A Broken Man (A Broken Man – 2014)
8. Les Sins – Youth Gone (Lina – 2010)
9. Thievery Corporation – A Warning (Sounds From The Verve Hi-Fi – 2001)
10. DJ Shadow – What Does Your Soul Look Like (Endtroducing… – 1996)
11. Floating Points – Peroration Six (Elaeina – 2015)
12. Linda Perhacs – Spoken Intro To Leonard Rosenman (Parallelograms – 1970)
13. McKay – Know That I’m Not Alone (Into You – 1978)
14. The Dark City Sisters – Kulelo Lizwe (Soweto Never Sleeeps: Classic Female Zulu Jive African- 1986)
15. The Velvet Underground – I Found A Reason (Loaded – 1970)
16. Crispy Ambulance – Simon’s Ghost (The Plateau Phase – 1982)
17. Dosh – We are the Worst (Milk Money – 2013)
18. Sun Ra – The Golden Lady (The Nubians Of Plutonia – 1969)

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Episode 73 – Sudden Sun

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Episode 73 - Sudden Sun

Episode 73 – Sudden Sun

Episode 73, Sudden Sun, is a near two hour improvised set of electo, house, pysch, and weird done live in the DJ Cave at WEMF Radio by Mint Pillow. Inspired by the hope a crisp spring day can inspire, Pillow approached the show as he would a late night night DJ gig, with minimal talking, maximum grooving, and a heavy dose of experimentation.

1. Flying Lotus – colemans groove . andreya 2 (Ideas+drafts+loops – 2013)
2. Gramatik – DreamBIG (Beatz & Pieces Vol. 1 – 2011)
3. The Avalanches – Frontier Psychiatrist (Since I Left You – 2001)
4. Madlib – Robes [Instramental] (Piñata Instrumentals – 2014)
5. Etienne de Crécy – Morpheus (Super Discount 2 – 2004)
6. Kraftwerk – Boing Boom Tschak (Electric Cafe – 1986)
7. Vincent Markowski – Dirty Capsules (Dirty Capsules 12″ – 2008)
8. Mr. Oizo – Flat Beat (Flat Beat – 1999)
9. The Juan Maclean – The Sun Will Never Set On Our Love (In A Dream – 2014)
10. John F. Kennedy – Nomination Acceptance Speech / Oath (The Voice Of President John F. Kennedy 7″ – 1963)
11. Desire – Ageispolis (After Dark 2 – 2013)
12. !!! – Me And Giuliani Down By The School Yard [A True Story] (Me And Giuliani – 2003)
13. Cornelius – Mic Check (FANTASMA – 1997)
14. The Glimmers – Esta Si, Esta No [Asi Me Gusta A Mi] (Are Gee Gee Fazzi – 2008)
15. Eric B. & Rakim – Don’t Sweat The Technique [Funky Ginger Club Version] (Don’t Sweat The Technique 12″ – 1992)
16. Cibo Matto – Beef Jerky (Viva! La Woman – 1996)
17. Buffalo Daughter – Socks, Drugs and Rock’n’roll (New Rock – 1998)
18. Edan – Smile (Beauty And The Beat – 2005)
19. DJ Shadow – The Number Song [Cut Chemist Party Mix] (Endtroducing [Deluxe Edition] – 2005)
20. Four Tet – Sun Drums And Soil (Everything Ecstatic – 2005)
21. Moondog – No. 15 – This Student Of Life (Moondog – 1956)
22. Peaking Lights – Key Sparrow (936 – 2011)
23. Dosh – Undo Certainty (Milk Money – 2013)
24. Shintaro Sakamoto – Future Lullaby (Let’s Dance – 2014)
25. Jonquil – Sudden Sun (Lions – 2007)
26. Tortoise – almost always is nearly enough (TNT – 1998)
27. Circle, Yes – A Cup of Tea (Liverpool Sound City – 2009)
28. Butthole Surfers – Let’s Talk About Cars (Electriclarryland – 1996)
29. The Future Sound Of London – The Far Out Son Of Lung And The Ramblings Of A Madman (Isdn [Live] – 1994)
30. Bullion – Time for Us All to Love (Young Heartache EP – 2008)
31. Panda Bear – You Can Still Count On Me (You Can Count On Me 7″ – 2010)
32. The Mothers Of Invention – Wowie Zowie (Freak Out! – 1966)
33. Battles – Rainbow (Mirrored – 2007)
34. The Fugs – Life Is Funny (It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest – 1968)
35. The Freak Scene – Butterfly Dream (Psychedelic Psoul – 1967)

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Episode 65 – Like A Shining Diamond – 01/11/15

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Episode 65 - Like A Shining Diamond

Episode 65 – Like A Shining Diamond

Visions of the Unexcused 2nd show on WEMF Radio finds Mint Pillow gaining confidence with live radio while becoming more apt to consciously experiment. The set starts with three favorite Boston bands – then weaves through decades, as each cousin related track blends styles & watermarks. The set climaxes during an elctro-jazz-fuzed moment where Pillow mixes in his favorite poem, “The Genius Of The Crowd” – by Charles Bukowski – then ends with an Iron Elbows track, which is Mr. Mint and his best friend, Zac Trainor, making noise together, something they do pretty darn well together.

1. FREE PIZZA – “Boston, MA” (FREE PIZZA – 2014)
2. Earthquake Party! – “Pretty Little Hand” (Vs. Pizza – 2011)
3. Post Modern Authors – “Rattlesnake” (Post Modern Authors EP – 2015)
4. The Drums – “Let’s Go Surfing” (The Drums – 2009)
5. Andrew Bird – “Dark Matter” (Armchair Apocrypha – 2007)
6. Fine Steps – “Cold Hands” (All Day Long – 2013)
7. Terror Of The Deep – “Times Of Uncertainty” (Death of the Gideon – 2014)
8. John Maus – “Streetlight” (We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves – 2011)
9. Roxy Music – “2HB” (Roxy Music – 1972)
10. The Dead Milkmen – “Guitar Song” (Beelzebubba – 1988)
11. Iggy Pop – “Nightclubbing” (The Idiot – 1977)
12. Hawkwind – “It’s So Easy” (Hall of the Mountain Grill – 1974)
13. Frank Zappa – “Down In The Dew” (Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow 7″)
14. TV On The Radio – “I Was a Lover” (Return to Cookie Mountain – 2006)
15. Flying Lotus – “flotus” (ideas+drafts+loops – 2013)
16. Kid Koala – “Vacation Island” (Some Of My Best Friends Are DJs – 2003)
17. DJ Shadow – “Six Days” (The Private Press – 2002)
18. Ricky Eat Acid – “Context” (2015)
19. Clark – “Tooth Moves” (Iradelphic – 2012)
20. Bibio – “All The Flowers” <Lone Remix> (The Apple and the Tooth – 2009)
21. Buffalo Daughter – “Ivory” (I – 2001)
22. The Avalanches – “Since I Left You” (Since I Left You – 2001)
23. Charles Bukowski – The Genius of the Crowd
24. Tortoise – “Gamera” (Gamera 12″ – 1995)
25. Hunter S. Thompson – Ode To Jack
26. Oscar Zeta Acosta & Hunter S. Thompson – Terry’s Taco Stand, USA (The Gonzo Tapes – 2008)
27. Ariel Pink – Picture Me Gone” (Pom Pom – 2014)
28. Sore Eros – “Make It Louder” (Know Touching – 2011)
29. Iron Elbows – “Hey Iowa” (Words – 2009)

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Episode 56 – Zachelor Weekend

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Episode 56 - Zachelor Weekend

Episode 56 – Zachelor Weekend (Watercolor – D. Hixon)

In late April I organized a Bachelor Party for one of my best friends, Zac. We’ve worked together, jammed together, jammed together some more, and have been consistent partners in mischief and art. In celebration of his upcoming wedding we rented a house with friends in New Hampshire on Lake Winnipesaukee – and lived free while not dying for a long weekend in the Spring. A lot of music was made, played, and listened to – and this live mix was spun while overlooking the deep blue waters of the lake and snow capped mountains in the distance – during a weekend dedicated to getting lost with friends to a beat our own. The diversity speaks volumes for the company I was with. Live Free or Die indeed. Killer Weekend. Killer Company.

1. Joaquina – El Camino (The Foam and the Mesh – 2002)
2. Meat Puppets – Aurora Borealis (Meat Puppets II – 2002)
3. Frank Zappa – Peaches en Regalia (Hot Rats – 1969)
4. Fatso Jetson – Ugly Man, Ugly Name (Power of Three – 1997)
5. Comets On Fire – Pussy Footin’ the Duke (Blue Cathedral – 2004)
6. The Meters – Look-Ka Py Py (Look-Ka Py Py – 1969)
7. The JB’s – Pass The Peas (Pass The Peas – 1972)
8. Bill Doggett – Honky Tonk Popcorn (Honky Tonk Popcorn – 1969)
9. Funkadelic – Can You Get to That (Maggot Brain – 1971)
10. Crunch – Funky Beat (Peoples’ Potential Unlimited Family Album – 1982)
11. Washed Out – Lately (Life of Leisure – 2009)
12. Flying Lotus – Beginners Falafel (Los Angeles – 2008)
13. Toro y Moi – Blessa (Causers Of This – 2010)
14. Bibio – Ambivalence Avenue (Ambivalence Avenue – 2009)
15. Clark – Track 15 (Clarence Park – 2001)
16. Boards of Canada – ROYGBIV (Music Has the Right to Children – 1998)
17. DJ Shadow – Organ Donor [Extended Overhaul] (Preemptive Strike – 1998)
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19. The Green Arrows – Mwana Waenda (4 Track Recording Session – 2006 via 1976)
20. Tune-Yards – Bizness (W H O K I L L – 2011)
21. Gold Panda – You (Lucky Shiner – 2010)

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Episode 51 – Mechanical Found Dreams

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For each podcast the cover art was important for Visions.

Visions of the Unexcused album art through the years.

To commemorate the first fifty episodes I’ve created a master mix containing songs played in podcasts over the past six years. It was a trip to dive down memory lane like this, and it was a fun challenge. There’s 51 tracks for the 51st Episode, which is a mosaic of where the Unexcused have been, and where they’re going. If someone asked me the type of music I listened to, I’d play them this mix. Here’s to Visions.

  1. Episode 51 Intro (Episode 51 – 2013)
  2. Let’s Wrestle – I Won’t Lie To You (Episode 10 – 2008) 
  3. Velvet Underground – White Light, White Heat (Episode 22 – 2009)
  4. LCD Soundsystem – Drunk Girls (Episode 51 – 2013)
  5. Joy Division – Disorder (Episode 15 – 2008)
  6. Washed Out – Feel It All Around (Episode 21 – 2011)
  7. DJ Shadow – Walkie Talkie (Episode 23 – 2009)
  8. Cannibal Ox – Iron Galaxy (Episode 36 – 2010)
  9. Porcelain Raft – Tip (Episode 42 – 2011)
  10. Big Lebowski – Where’s the Money (Episode 23 – 2009)
  11. Yo La Tengo – You Can Have It All (Episode 35 – 2010)
  12. M83 – Kim and Jesse (Episode 21 – 2008)
  13. U.N.K.L.E. – Hold My Hand (Episode 2 – 2007)
  14. Queens of the Stone Age – Monsters in the Parasol (Episode 19 – 2008)
  15. Big Lebowski – Bunch of Amateurs (Episode 23 – 2009)
  16. LCD Soundsytem – I’m Losing My Edge (Episode 15 – 2008)
  17. Holy Fuck – Red Lights (Episode 33 – 2010)
  18. Cush – Arching Heart (Episode 18 – 2008)
  19. Beta Band – Dry the Rain (Episode 3 – 2007)
  20. The Horrors – Sea Within A Sea (Episode 28 – 2009)
  21. MBTA – Next Stop, Central Square (Episode 40 – 2011)
  22. Yo La Tengo – We’re An American Band (Episode 18 – 2008)
  23. Mr. Lif – Earthcrusher (Episode 36 – 2010)
  24. President Obama – Single Flash of Light (Episode 36 – 2010)
  25. J Dilla – Two Can Live (Episode 36 – 2010)
  26. Dan Deacon – Big Milk (Episode 19 – 2008)
  27. Fear & Loathing – Maybe You Should Drive (Episode 4 – 2007)
  28. Fear & Loathing – Getting the Fear (Episode 4 – 2007)
  29. The Chromatics – Running Up That Hill (Episode 7 – 2008)
  30. Floating Points – Vacuum Boogie (Episode 43 – 2012)
  31. D/R/U/G/S – Love (Episode 34 – 2010)
  32. JJ – Ecstasy (Episode 27 – 2009)
  33. Boards of Canada – ROYGBIV (Episode 14 – 2008)
  34. Mint Pillow Cart (Episode 23 – 2009)
  35. Sleigh Bells – Ring Ring (Episode 30 – 2010)
  36. Wu Lyf – Spitting Blood (Episode 41 – 2011)
  37. Devon Harris – Follow Your Dreams – (Episode 41 – 2011)
  38. Deerhunter – Desire Lines (Episode 38 – 2010)
  39. Tame Impala – Island Walking (Episode 39 – 2011)
  40. Joy Formidable – Icarus (Episode 12 – 2008)
  41. Millionyoung – Day We Met (Episode 32 – 2010)
  42. Cornelius – Mic Check (Episode 13 – 2008)
  43. Frank Ocean – Super Rich Kids (Episode 46 – 2012)
  44. Daft Punk – Something Abo  ut Us (Episode 35 – 2010)
  45. Fort Romeau – Theo (Episode 47 – 2012)
  46. Max Romeo – It Sipple Out Deh (Episode 49 – 2012)
  47. Cut Chemist – What’s The Altitude (Episode 36 – 2010)
  48. Animal Collective – My Girls (Episode 24 – 2009)
  49. Episode Number One Intro (Episode 1 – 2007)
  50. Pela – 7th & 17th (Episode 1 – 2007)
  51. Episode 51 Outro – (Episode 51 – 2013)
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Episode 36 – Hip Hop Is Dead

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Episode 36 - Hip Hop is Dead (Artwork - D. Hixon)

Episode 36 – Hip Hop is Dead (Artwork – D. Hixon)

  1. Wise Blood – B.I.G. E.G.O. (`+` – 2010)
  2. Cannibal Ox – Iron Galaxy (The Cold Vein – 2001)
  3. Gravediggaz – Constant Elevation (6 Feet Deep – 1997)
  4. Mr. Lif – Earthcrusher (I Phantom – 2002)
  5. President Obama – Single Flash of Light
  6. J Dilla – Two Can Win (Donuts – 2006)
  7. Santigold – Lights Out (Diplo’s Panda Bear Mix) (Top Ranking – 2008)
  8. Cut Chemist – What’s The Altitude (Feat. Hymnal) (The Audience’s Listening – 2006)
  9. King Geedorah – Anti-Matter (MF DOOM & Mr. Fantastik) (Take Me to Your Leader – 2003)
  10. Lil Wayne – I Feel Like Dying (Flying Lotus Remix – 2009)
  11. Guilty Simpson – Money Motivated Movements – Produced by Four Tet (Chrome Children 2 – 2007)
  12. DJ Shadow – Organ Donor (Endtroducing – 2005)
  13. Bullion – I’m Waiting For The Day (Pet Sounds: In The Key Of Dee – 2007)
  14. Quasimoto – Low Class Conspiracy (The Unseen – 2000)
  15. Aesop Rock – Coordinates (Music For Earthworms – 1997)
  16. Das Racist – rapping 2 u (featuring lakutis) (produced by sha-leik the engineer) (Sit Down, Man – 2010)
  17. Edan – Let’s B. Friends (Sprain Your Tapedeck – 2001)
  18. Aceyalone & Rjd2 – A Sunday Mystery (Magnificent City – 2006)
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Episode 23 – DJ Mint Pillow

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Episode 23 – DJ Mint Pillow (Artwork – (D. Hixon)

For episode Number 23 I have the distinct pleasure of introducing a DJ who is sure to take this planet of ours into his grasp and squeeze until he gets what is needed, every last drop. With this, I present to you the honorable and esteemed DJ Mint Pillow.

DJ Mint Pillow is from parts unknown, and if you ever come across his path you’ll most likely to find him:

A) Digging in a record store looking through obscure dub.
B) Drinking a Dos Equis in the late afternoon pondering the nights activities while doing a sodoku puzzle.
C) Reading John Updike.
D) Saying “ace” as a distinct sign of approval or appreciation.
E) Obsessively organizing his iTunes library while often going to Wikipedia to look up things such as “Post-rock”, “Dream Pop”, and “Bourbon Growl”.
F) Having full conversations with his cat about morals and virtues.
G) Watching”The Big Lebowski”

As you can see DJ Mint Pillow is a beast unto himself, and a strong force to be reckoned with. Mint Pillow is most known for spinning an eclectic mix of Electronic, House, Dance, Italo Disco, and Indie Hip Hop.

1. Thievery Corporation – Re-Return of the Original Artform (The Outernational Sound – 2004)
2. The Chemical Brothers – Saturate (We Are the Night – 2007)
3. Crystal Castles – Crimewave (Crystal Castles – 2008)
4. Simian Mobile Disco – Hustler (Attack Decay Sustain Release – 2007)
5.  DiskJokke – Staying In (Staying In – 2007)
6. Black Devil Disco Club – The Devil In Us (28 After – 2006)
7.  Daft Punk – Dafendirekt (Homework – 1997)
8. DJ Shadow – Walkie Talkie (The Private Press – 2002)
9. MF Doom – cinquefoil *Mint Pillow RMX* (Special Herbs Volumes 4, 5, & 6 – 2003)
10.  Trusme – Working Nights (Working Nights – 2007)
11. Aphex Twin – Alberto Balsalm (…I Care Because You Do – 1995)

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