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Episode 82 – I See Ossipee

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Episode 82 - I See Ossipee

Episode 82 – I See Ossipee

We clutch Summer as the sun sets – yet despite these efforts, it inevitably slips away. Last weekend I ended a vacation by spinning a set with Summer sitting as my muse. Overlooking gorgeous Ossipee Lake in New Hampshire I let the sun and water guide me – the live set, epic in length and diverse in tones, is one I’m proud of.

1. Gilligan’s Island Theme Song
2. François Lougah – Bravo Sotra (Ivory Coast Soul 2 Afro Soul In Abidjan From 1976 To 1981 – 2012)
3. Mebusas – Do You Know (Mebusas Vol 1 – Blood Brothers – 1973)
4. Toots & The Maytals – 54-46 Was My Number (54-46 Was My Number – 1968)
5. Max Romeo – Give To Get (Reconstruction – 1977)
6. I-Roy – Dr. Phibbs (Hell And Sorrow – 1973)
7. The Clash – Revolution Rock (London Calling – 1980)
8. Free Pizza – Net Babes (Boston, MA – 2014)
9. Ty Segal – Who’s Producing You? (Manipulator – 2014)
10. Mozes And The Firstborn – Peter Jr. (Mozes And The Firstborn – 2014)
11. T.Rex – Bang a Gong [Get It On] – (Electric Warrior – 1971)
12. Wilson Pickett – You Can’t Judge A Book By Its Cover (A Funky Situation – 1978)
13. Ali Ibrahim – La Ilaha Illalahou (Ali Ibrahim – 1975)
14. Rory Gallagher – Whole Lot Of People (Deuce – 1972)
15. Los Orientales De Paramonga – Lobos Al Escape (Cumbia Beat Vol. 1 – 2010)
16. Niagara – City Walk (Niagara – 1970)
17. Dead Meadow – Dusty Nothing (Howls from the Hills – 2007)
18. The Mothers of Invention – Willie The Pimp Part One (Fillmore East – 1971)
19. Funkadelic – Cholly [Funk Getting Ready To Roll!] (One Nation Under A Groove – 1978)
20. King Curtis – Wet Funk [Low Down And Dirty] (Everybody’s Talkin’ – 1972)
21. Sugar Hill Gang – Kick It Live From 9 To 5 (Kick It Live From 9 To 5 – 1983)
22. Mebusas – Son of Mr. Bull Dog (Mebusas Vol 1 – Blood Brothers – 1973)
23. The Rosnah Dengan Siglap Five – Gembira Ria (Steam Kodok – 1965)
24. The Orange Machine – Real Life Permanent Dream (Three Jolly Little Dwarfs – 1968)
25. The Sweets – Coffee In The Morning (BG073 – 2014)
26. Teddy Robin & The Playboys – What I’d Say? (Magic Colours – 2006)
27. Them – Turn On Your Love Light (Turn On Your Love Light – 1964)
28. The Soft Pack – Answer To Yourself (The Soft Pack – 2010)
29. Joanna Gruesome – Jerome [Liar] (Peanut Butter – 2015)
30. Wilco – King Of You (Star Wars – 2015)
31. Sex Dream – Gods (Gods / Tundra – 2013)
32. Marc Desse – Video Club (Video Club – 2012)
33. The Sweets – He Is My Neighbor (BG073 – 2014)
34. Steve Gunn – Lurker (Time Off – 2013)
35. Mac Demarco – Annie (Mac DeMarco 2 – 2012)
36. The Woolen Men – Rain Shapes (Rain Shapes EP – 2015)
37. The Jesus And Mary Chain – Why’d You Want Me (The Sound Of Speed – 1993)
38. The Unleashed – My Flash On You (She Was So Bad! Unissued Sixties Garage Acetates / Volume Two – 1965)
39. The Lovin’ Spoonful – Blues In A Bottle (Do You Believe In Magic – 1965)
40. The Kinks – Johnny Thunder (Are The Village Green Preservation Society – 1968)
41. Flamin’ Groovies – I Can’t Hide (Shake Some Action – 1976)
42. Beck – Whiskey Can Can (One Foot In The Grave [Expanded Edition] – 2009)
43. Mac Demarco – Hoso Boyo (SOME OTHER ONES – 2015)
44. Air – La Femme D’argent (Moon Safari – 1998)
45. The Juan MacLean – Accusations (The Future Will Come – 2009)
46. Toro y Moi – Lilly (What For? – 2015)
47. Panda Bear – Boys Latin (Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper- 2015)

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Episode 71 – Many Rivers

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Episode 71 - Many Rivers

Episode 71 – Many Rivers

Episode 71 is meant to celebrate life. As a newly minted Father, Pillow finds himself heavily sleep deprived, raspy voiced, and most of all happy as hell to be a Dad. As a result a funktified set is played in honor of his less than week old baby boy Dylan – AKA: Junior Mint Pillow / Soul Baby #1. The set takes a somber note at the end as Derek remembers a co-worker who left this world far too soon. Please, if you can, click below if you’d like to donate to help John’s Family during this trying time.

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1. Madlib – Untitled (Filthy Ass Remixes – 2011)
2. Generation – Kon Muan Khan [People Are The Same] (Thai Funk Volume 2 – 2011)
3. Ohio Players – Jive Turkey [Part 1] (Jive Turkey (Part 1) / Streakin’ Cheek To Cheek – 1974)
4. Gil Scott-Heron – Lady Day and John Coltrane (Pieces of a Man – 1971)
5. Cymande – The Message (Cymande – 1972)
6. The Brothers Johnson – The Devil (Look Out For #1 – 1976)
7. Dr. John – Zu Zu Man [Version 1] (Zu Zu Man – 1973)
8. Isaac Hayes – Need To Belong To Someone (Black Moses – 1971)
9. Irene Reid – Dirty Old Man (Dirty Old Man / I Keep Forgetting 7″ – 2014)
10. The Blackbyrds – Rock Creek Park (City Life – 1975)
11. The Poets Of Rhythm – Serengeti Stroke (Anthology – 2013)
12. The Meters – Sophisticated Cissy [Instrumental] (Sophisticated Cissy / Sehorns Farms – 1968) 13. Madlib – Funky Blue Note (Shades Of Blue: Madlib Invades Blue Note – 2003)
14. Dam-Funk – Mirrors (Toeachizown – 2009)
15. Parliament – Unfunky UFO (Mothership Connection – 1975)
16. Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Higher (Vibrations – 1976)
17. Edan – Funky Voltron (Beauty And The Beat – 2005)
18. Kool And The Gang – Who’s Gonna Take The Weight (Live at the Sex Machine – 1971)
19. Amel Addmore – Jane (Brand New Wayo – Funk, Fast Times & Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983 – 2011)
20. Chuck Carbo and The Soul Finders – Can I Be Your Squeeze? (Can I Be Your Squeeze? – 1970) 21. Slave – Separated (Slave – 1977)
22. Funkadelic – Red Hot Momma (Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On – 1974)
23. Os Mutantes – Ave Genghis Khan (Os Mutantes – 1968)
24. Os Brazões – Volksvolkswagen Blue (Os Brazões – 1969)
25. Jack Wilkins – Red Clay (Windows – 1973)
26. Thundercat – Lotus and the Jondy (Apocalypse – 2013)
27. Ann Peebles – I Can’t Stand The Rain (I Can’t Stand The Rain – 1974)
28. Kendrick Lamar – How Much a Dollar Cost [feat. James Fauntleroy & Ronald Isley] (To Pimp a Butterfly – 2015)
29. Jimmy Cliff – Many Rivers To Cross (The Harder They Come – 1972)

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Episode 70 – Baby, Baby, Baby

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Episode 70 - Baby, Baby, Baby

Episode 70 – Baby, Baby, Baby

My Wife and I are expecting the birth of our first child any day now, and as Tom Petty once sang – “the waiting is the hardest part”. The nursery’s been built out and prepped, shower and diaper parties have been had, and with our due date being this Thursday (!!!!) – all that’s left is for our little homie to come out and hang. So in honor of his impending birth – each track for Episode 70 contains the word “baby” – can’t wait to hang with my little man.

1. Ted Leo & The Pharmacists – Come Baby Come (Treble In Trouble – 2000)
2. Chuck Berry – Oh Baby Doll (Oh Baby Doll – 1957)
3. Bob Dylan – It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (Bringing It All Back Home – 1965)
4. African Music Machine – Never Name A Baby [Before It’s Born] – (Black Water Gold – 1972)
5. Smith – Baby It’s You (Baby It’s You – 1969)
6. Nathaniel Merriweather – Lovage [Love That Lovage, Baby] (Lovage: Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By – 2001)
7. De Frank And His Professionals – Waiting For My Baby (Afrobeat Airways 2 – Return Flight To Ghana 1974-1983 – 2013)
8. John Lennon – Cry Baby Cry (The Lost Lennon Tapes Vol 9 – 1988)
9. Bon Iver – Babys (Blood Bank – 2009)
10. Donnie & Joe Emerson – Baby (Dreamin’ Wild – 1979)
11. Sonny Boy Williamson & the Yardbirds – Baby Don’t Worry (Live At The Crawdaddy Club – 1966)
12. Blue Cheer – Rock Me Baby (Vincebus Eruptum – 1968)
13. Booker T. & The MG’s – Comin’ Home Baby (Green Onions – 1962)
14. Stephen Malkmus – Baby C’mon (Face The Truth – 2005)
15. Wavves – Baby Say Goodbye (King Of The Beach – 2010)
16. Harlem – Be Your Baby (Hippies – 2010)
17. Neutral Milk Hotel – A Baby for Pree (On Avery Island – 1996)
18. Bibio – Cry ! Baby ! (Ambivalence Avenue – 2009)
19. Mobius Band – Baby We’ll Be Fine (LOVE WILL REIGN SUPREME – 2008)
20. Pixies – No. 13 Baby (Live at Constitution Hall 11.30.09 – 2009)
21. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Baby Im Afraid (Fever To Tell – 2003)
22. Mazzy Star – She’s My Baby (So Tonight That I Might See – 1993)
23. Janis Joplin – Cry Baby (Cry Baby – 1971)
24. Ezra Furman & The Harpoons – If I Was A Baby (Inside The Human Body – 2008)
25. Cherry Glazerr – Cry Baby (Haxel Princess – 2014)
26. Nancy Sinatra – Bang Bang [My Baby Shot Me Down] – (Bang Bang – 1966)
27. Dramarama – Right On Baby, Baby (Hi-Fi Sci-Fi – 1993)
28. Funkadelic – I Miss My Baby (Maggot Brain – 1971)
29. Modest Mouse – Baby Blue Sedan (Building Nothing Out of Something – 1999)
30. Mac DeMarco -Let My Baby Stay (Salad Days – 2014)
31. Buddy Holly – You’re So Square [Baby I Don’t Care] – (You’re So Square – 1958)
32. Rockabye Baby! – Do You Realize?? (Lullaby Renditions of The Flaming Lips – 2011)
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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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Freakin’ Weekend: Are You Hip To Easter Island? – Parliament – Mothership Connection

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P-Funk are here to help you party on the Mothership. Swing low, and move on.

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Last weekend at the New England Record Show I was digging through a vendor’s Funk/Soul section and immediately pulled Parliament’s seminal record Mothership Connection. As I continued to flip through the records I had numerous vinyl heads ask if I was purchasing it. When replying “Yes” they sighed with respectful regret and let me know how good of a record it was, and my reply each time was “I know.”

It can’t be understated how influential George Clinton and P-Funk are, and as I continue to connect the dots with their complex and rewarding discography certain things become clear. For example, early 90’s West Coast Rap would sound a hell of a lot different without P-Funk. You can easily see a young Dr. Dre in the early 70’s grooving with over-sized headphones to a copy of his Mom’s Mothership Connection. The title track is the DNA of his seminal album, The Chronic, which helped propel the Rap Game to the next level and expose a whole new generation and class to President Clinton and his band of fearless freaks. So on this Easter Freakin’ Weekend celebrate the forever contemporary sound of one of the greatest bands to ever get weird and reclaim those pyramids.

Recommended If You Like: Funk, Soul, Star Child, Maggots, George Clinton

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Episode 53 – Tears in the Rain

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Episode 53 - Tears in the Rain (Artwork - D.Hixon)

Episode 53 – Tears in the Rain (Mixed Media – D.Hixon)

The slow but steady transition from Winter to Spring in New England is an interesting time. One day I’ll find myself despondent and dour, then within 24 hours I’ll be filled with reverie and hope. Such is the duality of the Region and this Mix.

1. Intro
2. Blade Runner – Tears in the Rain (Blade Runner – 1982)
3. Pepepiano – No Way (No Way Single – 2010)
4. Toro y Moi – So Many Details (Anything In Return – 2013)
5. Ducktails – Under Cover (The Flower Lane – 2013)
6. Funkadelic – Can You Get to That (Maggot Brain – 1971)
7. Solid Gold Dragons – Serious Lover (Jonquil/Sold Gold Dragons 7″ – 2011)
8. John Maus – Streetlight (We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves – 2011)
9. Flying Lotus – Getting There feat. Niki Randa (Until The Quiet Comes – 2012)
10. Aesop Rock – Daylight (Labor Days – 2001)
11. Heems – Tell Me feat. Childish Gambino (Wild Water Kingdom – 2012)
12. Kurt Vile – Walking On A Pretty Daze (Walking On A Pretty Daze – 2013)

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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 46 – Blobs On Tour, Vol. 1: World Wide Funk

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Episode 46 - Blobs On Tour, Vol. 1: World Wide Funk

Blobs On Tour, Vol. 1: World Wide Funk (Artwork – R. Sariego)

In the very first installment of Blobs On Tour, your humble guest host – Goop – takes the gang to South America for a crash course in exotic ways. Listen in wonderment as Goop effortlessly mashes stylings from around the world and takes a truly foreign land along for the ride. No Latin soul will be spared; no booty will go un-funked. This is Blobs On Tour.

1. Blobs on Tour, Vol. 1 – Introduction
2. Funkadelic – You and Your Folks (Maggot Brain – 1971)
3. MF Doom – Rapp Snitch Knishes, Featuring Mr. Fantastik (Mm.. Food – 2004)
4. Mulatu Astatke – I Faram Gami I Faram
5. Frank Ocean – Super Rich Kids, Featuring Earl Sweatshirt (Channel ORANGE – 2012)
6. Prince – Controversy (Controversy – 1981)
7. Siriusmo – Femuscle (Allthegirls – 2007)
8. Blobs On Tour Interlude
9. Cumbia en Moog – Cumbia de Sal (Afrosound of Colombia 1 – 2010)
10. Bibio – Anything New (Mind Bokeh – 2011)
11. James Brown – A Man Has to Go Back to the Crossroads (Hell – 1974)
12. The Clash – Up in Heaven (Not Only Here) (Sandinista! – 1980)

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