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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 84 – NOCtoberfest 2015

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Episode 84 - NOCtoberfest 2015

Episode 84 – NOCtoberfest 2015

I’m lucky to have been asked to DJ the annual NOCtoberfest Party at G2 Tech Group since it’s inception – and this year I was tasked with putting together an electro / lounge set. The following is the live set I played during this years festivities – and is a perfect mix to listen to as you boogie into the Fall.

1. RJD2 – One Day (In Rare Form: Unreleased Instrumentals – 2004)
2. Mark Farina – Hot Banana’s [Scienz Of Life] (Mushroom Jazz, Vol. 4 – 2001)
3. Gramatik – Skylight (Beatz & Pieces Vol. 1 – 2011)
4. Bibio – Fire Ant (Ambivalence Avenue – 2009)
5. Ratatat – Tropicana (Classics – 2006)
6. Quantic – The 5th Exotic (5th Exotic – 2001)
7. Carbon Chic – Deep Affection (A Broken Man – 2014)
8. Fort Romeau – Insides (Insides – 2015)
9. Alina Baraz & Galimatias – Fantasy (Urban Flora – 2015)
10. Flying Lotus – Do The Astral Plane (Cosmogramma – 2010)
11. Floating Points – Vacuum Boogie (Vacuum – 2009)
12. Flight Facilities – Crave You (Crave You – 2010)
13. The Chemical Brothers – Das Spiegel (We are the Night – 2007)
14. Vanden Plas – Santa Margherita [Guerrilla Pop Edit] (Santa Margherita The Complete Mixes – 2003)
15. Toro Y Moi – Sweet (Freaking Out – 2011)
16. Shit Robot – Space Race (DFA2336 -2012)
17. Lindstrom & Christabelle – Lovesick (Real Life Is No Cool – 2010)
18. Metronomy – A Thing for Me (Nights Out – 2008)
19. Flying Lotus – Kill Your Co-Workers (Pattern+Grid World – 2010)
20. Les Sins – Lina (Lina – 2010)
21. Neon Indian – Suns Irrupt (Era Extraña – 2011)
22. The Juan Maclean – Accusations (The Future Will Come – 2009)
23. Fort Romeau – Folle (Insides – 2015)
24. LCD Soundsystem – Sound Of Silver (Sound Of Silver – 2007)
25. Daft Punk – High Fidelity (Homework – 1997)
26. Holy Ghost! – Dumb Disco Ideas (Dumb Disco Ideas – 2013)
27. Junior Boys – Work (Begone Dull Care – 2009)
28. Bullion – Crazy Over You (Say Goodbye to What – 2010)

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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 66 – Lens Flare

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Episode 66 – Lens Flare – 01/18/15

Episode 66 – Lens Flare – 01/18/15

Episode 66 is the practice set I did in my apartment the day before my 1/18 show on WEMF Radio. Due to technical difficulties at the beginning the broadcasted set was a little jumbled from the jump, I found my feet, but not with the original mix I wanted to present. As a result, I’m posting this “practice version” that actually turned out pretty darn good. This is only the second time I’ve used my brand spanking new controller (Reloop Beatpad), therefore you hear me feeling some things out – thus the Lens flare title – a common filter any n00b just learning Photoshop typically abuses. Hopefully this mix isn’t too glaring though, as I tried to loosely form a connecting path of funk, jazz, & hip-hop.

1. Bualuang OST – “Singto (Lion)” (Thai Funk Volume 2 – 2011)
2. Jorge Ben – “Meus Filhos Meu Tesouro” (Africa Brasil – 1976)
3. Rikki Ililonga – “Working On The Wrong Thing” (Sunshine Love – 1976)
4. Aceyalone & Rjd2 – “All For U” (Magnificent City – 2006)
5. The Poets Of Rhythm – “More Mess On My Thing” (Practice What You Preach – 1993)
6. Chance The Rapper – “Favorite Song (ft. Childish Gambino)” (Acid Rap – 2013)
7. Warren Zevon – “Nighttime in the Switching Yard” (Excitable Boy – 1978)
8. Toots & The Maytals – “Will You Be Kind” (Knock Out! – 1981)
9. Los Ecos – “Aquí En La Fiesta (I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party)” – (Cumbia Beat Vol. 1 (Experimental Guitar-Driven Tropical Sounds From Perú 1966/1976) – 2010)
10. Flying Lotus – “Never Catch Me (feat. Kendrick Lamar)” (You’re Dead – 2014)
11. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe – “How Fine Is That” (The Bridge – 2002)
12. King Geedorah – “Next Levels (featuring Lil’ Sci, ID 4 Winds & Stahhr)” (Take Me to Your Leader – 2003)
13. Madlib – “Please Set Me At Ease” (Shades Of Blue: Madlib Invades Blue Note – 2003)
14. DJ 2-Tone Jones – “Killa Tape/Astral C.R.E.A.M. (The Pharaoh Jarel Beatdown Remix)” (Shaolin Jazz: The 37th Chamber – 2011)
15. The Pharcyde – “Passin’ Me By” (Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde – 1992)
16. Brian Auger – “Happiness Is Just Around the Bend” (Happiness Is Just Around The Bend / Inner City Blues – 1973)
17. Jaco Pastorius – “Come On, Come Over” (Jaco Pastorius – 1976)
18. Gal Costa – “Relance” (Índia – 1982)
19. Kool A.D. – “The Robbery [prod. by Amaze 88]” (51 – 2012)
20. MF Doom – All Outta Ale (The Doomilation Bootleg – 2003)
21. Talib Kweli – “Ain’t Waiting feat. Outasight” (Gutter Rainbows – 2011)
22. The Mothers Of Invention – “My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama” (Weasels Ripped My Flesh – 1970)
23. Edan – “Making Planets” (Beauty And The Beat – 2005)
24. Demon Fuzz – “Another Country” (Afreaka! – 1970)
25. Ace Creator – “Odd Toddlers Feat. Casey Veggi” (Odd Future Tape – 2008)
26. DJ Shadow – “What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 4)” (Endtroducing – 2005)

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

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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 63 – Top 21 Albums of 2014

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Episode 59 – Top 21 Albums of 2013 (Artwork - D.Hixon)

Episode 59 – Top 21 Albums of 2013 (Collage – D.Hixon)

These are my 21 favorite albums of 2014. When I look back on a year that saw me truly start a Family of my own these song’s will echo in the hallways of my memory. Consider it a groovy growth notch written in No. 2 pencil on the back of a progression door. Happy New Year to you and yours – may the music continue to find you.

21Madlib – The Beats (Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton Soundtrack)
“Cue 3 /  Cue 4”
Buy via Stones Throw Records


20The Juan Maclean – In A Dream
“Running Back To You”
Buy via DFA Records


19Tiger High – Inside the Acid Coven
“Mania”
Buy via Volar Records


18The Real Kids – Shake … Outta Control
“Got It Made”
Buy via Ace of Hearts Records


17Cool Ghouls – A Swirling Fire Burning Through The Rye
“What A Dream I Had”
Buy via Empty Cellar Records


16

Mean Creek – Local Losers
“Hangover Mind”
Buy via Old Flame Records


15 Ariel Pink – Pom Pom
“One Summer Night”
Buy via 4AD


14 Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Wig Out at Jagbags
“Lariat”
Buy via Matador Records


13Guided By Voices – Cool Planet
“Bad Love Is Easy To Do”
Buy via Rockathon Records


12Kurt von Stetten – Animals
“Saved, Because Of This Tree”
Buy via Static Motor Recordings


11Flying Lotus – You’re Dead
“Moment of Hesitation”
Buy via Warp Records


10Cookies – Music For Touching
“Music For Touching”
Buy via Bandcamp


9

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Piñata
“Robes (feat. Domo Genesis & Earl Sweatshirt)”
Buy via Stones Throw Records


8

Shintaro Sakamoto – Let’s Dance Raw
“Let’s Dance Raw”
Buy via Other Music Recording Co.


7

Cherry Glazerr – Haxel Princess
“Sweaty Faces”
Buy via Burger Records


6

Mac DeMarco – Salad Days
“Passing Out Pieces”
Buy via Captured Tracks


5

Terror Of The Deep – Death Of The Gideon
“Model Train Village”
Buy via Selection Records


4

Real Estate – Atlas
“How Might I Live”
Buy via Domino USA


3

The Men – Tomorrow’s Hits
“Pearly Gates”
Buy via Sacred Bones Records


2

Mozes And The Firstborn – Mozes And The Firstborn
“Skinny Girl”
Buy via Burger Records


1

Ty Segall – Manipulator
“Mister Main”
Buy via Drag City

 

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Episode 60 – The White House Sessions: Volume 1

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Episode 60 - The White House Sessions: Volume 1

Episode 60 – The White House Sessions: Volume 1

Creating podcasts for Visions of the Unexcused has been a solitary art. I’ve always enjoyed the process, but recently I wanted to do something different, organic, and more importantly – with friends. Inspired by the sonic champions at Doodcast I decided to create a podcast live and with my fellow comrades. For this task I ventured to the “The White House” – a continuation of the legendary “Sydney Street” apartment; which has hosted some of the finest tech-heads, freaks, and drunks in the greater Cambridge-Somerville-Boston area. So on a Saturday Night not too long ago I put on my Mint Pillow hat as we got weird spinning music while getting lost. The White House Sessions is the result – and this is Volume 1 of 2.

1. Herbie Hancock – “Chameleon (’83 Dance Mix)” (Autodrive 12″ – 1983)
2. The Poets Of Rhythm – “Smilin While You’re Crying” (Anthology – 2013)
3. !!! – “Me And Giuliani Down By The School Yard (A True Story)” (Me And Giuliani 12″ – 2003)
4. Holy Ghost! – “Dumb Disco Ideas” (Dumb Disco Ideas 12″ – 2013)
5. DJ Format (Featuring Edan) – “Spaceship Earth” (Spaceship Earth / Terror 12″ – 2012)
6. Childish Gambino – “American Royalty (ft. RZA and Hypnotic Brass Orchestra)” (R O Y A L T Y – 2012)
7. Heems – “Cowabunga Gnarly [Prod. By Harry Fraud]” (Wild Water Kingdom – 2012)
8. Aesop Rock – “Daylight” (Daylight – 2002)
9. Vincent Markowski – “Dirty Capsules” (Dirty Capsules 12″ – 2008)
10. MillionYoung – “Sunn Dreamm” (Sunndreamm EP – 2009)
11. Memoryhouse – “Sleep Patterns” (The Years E.P. – 2010)
12. Gap Dream – “Chill Spot” (Chill Spot 7″ – 2013)
13. Les Sins – “Fetch” (Les Sins 7” – 2012)
14. Jurassic 5 – “Action Satisfaction” (Jurassic 5 EP – 1997)
15. Method Man – “Tical” (Tical – 1994)
16. Doom – “Still Dope (Featuring Empress Starhh)” (Born Like This – 2009)
17. Quasimoto – “Greenery” (The Further Adventures Of Lord Quas – 2005)
18. Dangerdoom – “Old School (Featuring Talib Kweli)” (The Mouse and the Mask – 2005)
19. The Phenomenal Handclap Band – “Baby” (The Phenomenal Handclap Band – 2008)
20. Cymande – “Brothers On The Slide” (Cymande – 1972)
21. Os Mutantes – “Top Top” (Jardim Elétrico – 1971)
22. Mulatu Astatke – “I Faram Gami I Faram” (Mulatu Steps Ahead – 2010)
23. Hawkwind – “Space Is Deep” (Doremi Fasol Latido – 1972)
24. Meat Puppets – “Look At The Rain” (Huevos – 1987
25. The Zombies – “What More Can I Do” (Begin Here – 1965)
26. The Shins – “So Says I” (Chutes Too Narrow – 2003)
27. Donovan – “Hey Gyp (Dig The Slowness)” (Fairytale – 1965)
28. Daniel Johnston – “Joy Without Pleasure” (Songs of Pain – 2003)
29. Kraftwerk – “Boing Boom Tschak” (Electric Cafe – 1986)
30. Flying Lotus – “Wake me” (Ideas+drafts+loops – 2013)
31. Gramatik – “DreamBIG” (Beatz & Pieces Vol. 1 – 2012)
32. The Slickers – “Johnny Too Bad” (The Harder They Come – 1972)
33. Shadow – “Ah Didn’t Want To” (Doh Mess Wid Meh Head – 1980)
34. Ralph MacDonald – “The Path” (The Path – 1978)

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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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