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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 74 – Guest House

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Episode 74 - Guest House

Episode 74 – Guest House

Kielty & Pillow about to hit the sine waves.

Kielty & Pillow about to hit the sine waves.

You never know what you’ll get with an episode of Visions of the Unexcused – and for Episode 74 Mint Pillow was lucky to be joined by Tom Kielty in the WEMF Radio Studio. Kielty’s a veteran of the Boston rock scene and has written for the Globe, Herald, Boston Magazine, among numerous other local and national publications. Armed with this Rock & Roll Sage – Mint Pillow delved through a psychedelic set filled with stories from the scene and other tomfoolery.

1. The Pogues – Once Upon A Time (Waiting For Herb – 1993)
2. The Rolling Stones – She Smiled Sweetly (Between The Buttons – 1967)
3. Soft Pyramids – Arrows (Fossils of the Free World – 2014)
4. Rory Gallagher – Out Of My Mind (Deuce – 1972)
5. Les Mogol – Sunset In Golden Horn (Danses Et Rythmes De La Turquie D’Hier À Aujourd’hui – 1972)
6. The Outsiders – C.Q. (CQ – 1968)
7. The Kinetic – Suddenly Tomorrow (Live Your Life – 1967)
8. The Pets – Si Tú Quisieras (The Pets – 1968)
9. The Flamin’ Groovies – Golden Clouds (Sneakers – 1968)
10. Shadrack Chameleon – Don’t Let It Get You Down (Shadrack Chameleon – 1973)
11. The Everly Brothers – The Price Of Love (The Price Of Love – 1965)
12. Fleet Foxes – Peace On The Rise (Terminal Sales Vol. 4: Please To Enjoy – 2011)
13. The Beta Band – Inner Meet Me (The Three E.P.’s – 1997)
14. Peaking Lights – Infinite Trips (Cosmic Logic – 2014)
15. GRMLN – Relax Yourself [Dolphin Cry] (Explore – 2012)
16. Beach Fossils – Calyer (What a Pleasure – 2011)
17. William De Vaughn – Be Thankful For What You Got (Be Thankful For What You Got – 1974)
18. Royksopp – So Easy (Melody A.M. – 2001)
19. James Brown – Blind Man Can See It (Black Caesar – 1973)
20. The Men – Sleepless (Tomorrow’s Hits – 2014)
21. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Independence Street (Wig Out at Jagbags – 2014)
22. The Lemonheads – Rick James Style (Come On Feel The Lemonheads – 1993)
23. Cornelius – Wataridori (Sensuous – 2006)
24. Neon Indian – Suns Irrupt (Era Extraña – 2011)
25. Teenage Fanclub – Gene Clark (Thirteen – 1993)
26. Gene Clark – No Other (No Other – 1974)
27. Ty Segall & White Fence – The Black Glove/Rag (Hair – 2012)

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Top 21 Albums of 2011: Episode 42 – Year of Illumination

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Top 21 Albums of 2011: Episode 42 – Year of Illumination

Top 21 Albums of 2011: Episode 42 – Year of Illumination (Artwork – D. Hixon)

21. White Denim – “At the Farm” – D
20. Real Estate – “It’s Real” – Days
19. Porcelain Raft – “Tip of Your Tongue”  – Gone Blind – EP
18. Wise Blood – “Fantasize (Intro)” – These Wings
17. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – “No One Is (As I Are Be)” – Mirror Traffic (LA Guns)
16. Neon Indian – “Suns Irrupt” – Era Extraña
15. Caveman – “Old Friend” – CoCo Beware
14. Radiohead – “Morning Mr Magpie” – The King Of Limbs
13. Wilco – “I Might” – The Whole Love
12. Atlas Sound – “Mona Lisa” – Parallax
11. Washed Out – “Echoes” – Within and Without
10. Bibio – “Light Seep” – Mind Bokeh
9. Yuck – “The Wall” – Yuck
8. The Cave Singers – “Falls” – No Witch
7. Beach Fossils – “What a Pleasure” – What a Pleasure – EP
6. Hard Mix – “Memories” – Defaults
5. Cut Copy – “Need You Now” – Zonoscope
4. Toro y Moi – “Good Hold” – Underneath the Pine
3. The War On Drugs – “Best Night” – Slave Ambient
2. WU LYF – “Summas Bliss” – Go Tell Fire to the Mountain
1. Kurt Vile – “Puppet To The Man”  – Smoke Ring For My Halo

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Episode 41 – Pursue Them

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Episode 41 - Pursue Them

Episode 41 – Pursue Them (Artwork – D. Hixon)

  1. Bibio – Pretentious (Mind Bokeh – 2011)
  2. Toro Y Moi – Blessa (Causers Of This – 2010)
  3. Washed Out – Lately (Life of Leisure – 2009)
  4. Twin Shadow – When We’re Dancing (Forget – 2010)
  5. The War On Drugs – Come To The City (Slave Ambient – 2011)
  6. WU LYF – Spitting Blood (Go Tell Fire to the Mountain – 2011)
  7. The Cave Singers – Haller Lake (No Witch – 2011)
  8. Memoryhouse – Sleep Patterns (The Years EP – 2010)
  9. Neon Indian – Polish Girl (Era Extraña – 2011)
  10. Y▲CHT – Shangri-la (Shangri-la – 2011)
  11. Holy Ghost! – Some Children (Some Children – 2011)
  12. Gospel Music – This Town Doesn’t Have Enough Bars For Both Of Us  (How To Get To Heaven From Jacksonville, FL – 2011)
  13. Ski Lodge – I Would Die To Be (Ski Lodge – 2011)
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Episode 40 – Poised at the Edge of Forever

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Poised at the Edge of Forever by Zac Trainor

Artwork: Zac Trainor

For the 40th episode of Visions of the Unexcused DJ Mint Pillow is again our guest DJ, this time presenting a Video Short which he describes as “a surrealistic visual and auditory journey, that touches on the edges of the American Dream.”

We’re also very happy, excited, and honored to be having this special episode duel premiering with our friends over at ShortStream.tv and I’d be remiss not to thank Jeannine for her continued patience, Zac for his excellent artwork, and the below shops for helping promote Poised at the Edge of Forever.

ShortStream.tv

Cheapo Records, The Middle East, Weirdo Records, 1369 Coffee House, Rodney’s Bookstore, Planet Records, In Your Ear, Harvard Square Newbury Comics

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Episode 28 – Top 21 Albums of 2009

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Episode 28 - The Top 21 Albums of 2009 (Artwork - D. Hixon)

Episode 28 – The Top 21 Albums of 2009 (Artwork – D. Hixon)

Episode 28 presents us with the third annual Visions of the Unexcused “Best Of the Year” podcast. This podcast has traditionally been the most fun and challenging to make. Fun because it always ends up being one of the longest casts of the year, and challenging because:

A) There seemed to be so many great albums released in 2009
B) When making a “Best Of” mix the songs aren’t necessarily going to make as much sense transition-wise from the DJ standpoint.

These songs are supposed to represent the 21 albums I personally enjoyed the most over the past year. It’s a time capsule for me to look back on years down the road, and I hope it helps you remember some of what this sacred weird year of 2009 had to offer. As always, thanks for listening, and may this New Year be your happiest & healthiest to date.

21. The Doves – Compulsion (Kingdom of Rust – 2009)
20. DOOM – Cellz (Born Like This – 2009)
19. Dinosaur Jr. – Over It (Farm – 2009)
18. Spiral Stairs – Call The Ceasefire (The Real Deal – 2009)
17. The Soft Pack – On My Time (The Muslims – 2009)
16. DangerMouse & Sparklehorse – Pain ft. Iggy Pop (Dark Night of the Soul – 2009)
15. The Felice Brothers – Cooperstown (Yonder Is the Clock – 2009)
14. Y▲CHT – Summer Song (See Mystery Lights – 2009)
13. The Pains of Being Poor at Heart – A Teenager In Love (The Pains of Being Poor at Heart – 2009)
12. Neon Indian – Laughing Gas (Psychic Chasms – 2009)
11. Phoenix – Love Like a Sunset, Pt. I (Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix – 2009)
10. The Horrors – Sea Within A Sea (Primary Colours – 2009)
9. Grizzly Bear – While You Wait For the Others (Veckatimest – 2009)
8. The Flaming Lips – Watching the Planets (Embryonic – 2009)
7. Passion Pit – Moth’s Wings (Manners – 2009)
6. Girls – God Damned (Album – 2009)
5. Here We Go Magic – Fangela (Here We Go Magic – 2009)
4. Animal Collective – Summertime Clothes (Merriweather Post Pavilion – 2009)
3. Wilco – One Wing (Wilco the Album – 2009)
2. Sonic Youth – Leaky Lifeboat – for Gregory Corso (The Eternal – 2009)
1. The xx – Shelter (xx – 2009)

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Episode 27 – Optimism On the Edge

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Episode 27 - Optimism On the Edge

Episode 27 – Optimism On the Edge (Artwork – D. Hixon)

Simply put, Episode 26 was a highly emotional podcast to put together. While appearing upbeat, it was kind of a hopeful bummer for me. So for this cast I tackled the foe of optimism, and hopefully came out swimming, with a smile and a wink.

1. John Updike Interview
2. Y▲CHT -Psychic City (See Mystery Lights – 2009)
3. Neon Indian – Deadbeat Summer (Psychic Chasms – 2009)
4. The xx – Heart Skipped a Beat (The xx – 2009)
5. Deerhunter – Strange Lights (Cryptograms – 2006)
6. Radiohead – These Are My Twisted Words (These Are My Twisted Words – 2009)
7. Wilco – Unlikely Japan (You Never Know 7” – 2009)
8. JJ – Ecstasy (JJ N 2 – 2009)
9. The Flaming Lips – Silver Trembling Hands
10. Here We Go Magic – I Just Want To See You Underwater (Here We Go Magic – 2009)
11. Junior Boys – What It’s For (Begone Dull Care – 2009)
12. The Smiths – The Night Has Opened My Eyes (Louder Than Bombs – 1987)

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