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Episode 87 – Dreamed

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Episode 87 - Dreamed

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 72 – Psychedelic Flowers

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Episode 72 - Psychedelic Flowers

Episode 72 – Psychedelic Flowers

Snow has turned into rain. Winter’s morphing into Spring. April Showers will turn into Psychedelic Flowers. This is Episode 72, recorded live in the DJ Cave from atop Mount Cambridge in the WEMF Radio Studios.

1. Them – It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue – 1970)
2. The Pandamonium – No Presents For Me (No Presents For Me… Singles & Rarities – 1965)
3. The Pets – El Entierro De Un Hombre Rico Que Murió De Hambre (The Pets – 1968)
4. The Shallow End Divers – Forget Your Problems (Dead Man’s Ladder/Forget Your Problems – 2015)
5. Ty Segall & White Fence – Tongues (Hair – 2012)
6. Tom Waits – Clap Hands (Rain Dogs – 1985)
7. Rory Gallagher – Don’t Know Where I’m Going (Deuce – 1972)
8. Supergrass – Seen The Light (Life On Other Planets – 2002)
9. Spirit – Gramophone Man (Spirit – 1968)
10. Man Called War – Titans (Naked Animals – 2015)
11. Grimes – Rosa (Geidi Primes – 2010)
12. Los Destellos – Pasión Oriental (Cumbia Beat Vol. 1 [Experimental Guitar-Driven Tropical Sounds From Perú 1966/1976] – 2010)
13. Paul McCartney – Check My Machine (Mccartney II – 1980)
14. Toro Y Moi – Empty Nesters (What For? – 2015)
15. Yuck – The Wall (Yuck – 2011)
16. Orange Juice – Felicity (Felicity – 1982)
17. Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians – Sometimes I Wish I Was A Pretty Girl (Gotta Let This Hen Out! – 1985)
18. The Velvet Underground – What Goes On (The Velvet Underground – 1969)
19. Louie & The Lovers – Little Georgie Baker (Rise – 1970)
20. The Vikings – Have Mercy (Bay State Rock Volume 1: The Sixties – An Anthology Of Massachussetts Rock’N’Roll – 1965)
21. Circus Maximus – Wind (Circus Maximus – 1967)
22. The Freak Scene – Rose Of Smiling Faces (The Freak Scene – 1967)
23. Steeper – Glitch Root (Glitch Root – 2015)
24. Steve Gunn – Wildwood (Wildwood 7″ – 2014)
25. Cian Nugent & The Cosmos – Hire Purchase [Part I] (Singles Going Home Alone 2013 #3 7″ – 2013)
26. Bob Dylan – Shelter From The Storm (Blood On The Tracks – 1975)

 

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Episode 67 – Psychedelic Blizzard

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Episode 67 - Psychedelic Blizzard

Episode 67 – Psychedelic Blizzard

Episode 67 was recorded live on 2/15/15 as Cambridge and Boston were being blitzed by yet another blizzard. Unable to get to the studio at WEMF Radio due to white out conditions outside – I bunkered down in the ice tomb I call my apartment and got weird with a psychedelic gonzo mix.

1. The Masters Apprentices – War Or Hands Of Time (War Or Hands Of Time – 1967)
2. Animal Collective – Fireworks (Strawberry Jam – 2007)
3. Selda Bagcan – Yaz Gazetici Yaz (Selda – 1976)
4. Iron Butterfly – Belda-Beast (Ball – 1969)
5. The Outsiders – Zsarrahh (CQ – 1968)
6. Donovan – Hurdy Gurdy Man (Hurdy Gurdy Man – 1968)
7. The Kinks – Tired Of Waiting For You (Tired Of Waiting For You – 1965)
8. White Denim – Burnished (D – 2011)
9. Hawkwind – Space Is Deep (Doremi Fasol Latido – 1972)
10. All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors – Saturn Jig (All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors – 2001)
11. The Move – I Can Hear The Grass Grow (I Can Hear The Grass Grow – 1967)
12. The Velvet Underground – Rock & Roll (Loaded – 1970)
13. Lake – Sing 99 90 (Let’s Build A Roof – 2009)
14. Dead Meadow – Beyond the Fields We Know (Dead Meadow – 2000)
15. Kamuran Akkor – Dilo Dilo Yaylara (Dilo Dilo Yaylalar – 1975)
16. The Pretty Things – LSD (Get The Picture? – 1965)
17. Tune-Yards – Bizness (W H O K I L L – 2011)
18. nick nicely – 49 Cigars (Psychotropia – 2004)
19. The Black Angels – Young Men Dead (Passover – 2006)
20. Real Estate – Snow Days (Real Estate – 2009)
21. The Society of Rockets – Circulate and Sing (Future Factory – 2010)
22. R. M. Točak – Organizam Blues (R. M. Točak – 1976)
23. Chrissy Zebby Tembo & Ngozi Family – Coffin Maker (My Ancestors – 1974)
24. The Youths Of The Universe – Troubles Of The World (Funky Pack – 1976)
25. Chris Bell – I Am the Cosmos [alternate version]
26. The Fugs – Life Is Strange (It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest – 1968)
27. The Fugs – Exorcising The Evil Spirits From The Pentagon October 21, 1967 (Tenderness Junction – 1967)

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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 35 – Some Kind Of Love

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Episode 35 - Some Kind of Love (Artwork - D. Hixon)

Episode 35 – Some Kind of Love (Artwork – D. Hixon)

Today I get married to the girl I love. This mix will be given as a favor later on today, but for those who’ve been unexcused with me these past few years, it’s yours today as well.

  1. Toots And The Maytals – It Must Be True Love (Pressure Drop, The Best Of … – 1997)
  2. Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (In The Aeroplane Over The Sea – 1998)
  3. Daft Punk – Something About Us (Discovery – 2002)
  4. Nada Surf – Blonde on Blonde (Let Go – 2003)
  5. The Velvet Underground – Some Kinda Love (The Velvet Underground – 1969)
  6. Bright Eyes – First Day Of My Life (I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning – 2005)
  7. Band of Horses – I Go To The Barn Because I Like The (Everything All the Time – 2006)
  8. Donovan – Oh Deed I Do (Fairytale – 1965)
  9. Death Cab For Cutie – I Will Follow You Into The Dark (Plans – 2005)
  10. Jeff Tweedy – The Thanks I Get (Sunken Treasure – 2006)
  11. Deer Tick – These Old Shoes (War Elephant – 2007)
  12. Mark Kozelek – Love At First Feel (What’s Next To The Moon – 2001)
  13. Yo La Tengo – You Can Have It All (And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out – 2000)
  14. The Jesus and Mary Chain – Just Like Honey (Psychocandy – 1985)
  15. Bon Iver – Blood Bank (Blood Bank – 2009)
  16. Bob Dylan – Wedding Song (Planet Waves – 1974)
  17. George Harrison – I Live for You (All Things Must Pass [30th Anniversary Edition]- 1970)
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Episode 22 – Track One, Side One

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Episode 22 - Track One, Side One

Episode 22 – Track One, Side One (Artwork – D. Hixon)

High Fidelity is the obvious inspiration for this episode, and it poses one of my favorite music questions.

What are the best opening tracks of all time?

That’s a hard question to answer , and because of this, I didn’t try to answer fully. That said, these tracks are certainly in the discussion with me.

1. High Fidelity
2. The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat (White Light/White Heat – 1967)
3.  Iggy and the Stooges – Search and Destroy (Raw Power – 1973)
4. The Pixies – Debaser (Doolittle – 1989)
5. The Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour (Magical Mystery Tour – 1967)
6. Guided By Voices – A Salty Tribute (Alien Lanes – 1995)
7.  The National – Fake Empire (Boxer – 2007)
8. The Replacements – Talent Show (Don’t Tell A Soul – 1989)
9.  Wilco – I Am Trying to Break Your Heart (Yankee Foxtrot Hotel – 2002)

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Episode 18 – Some Sort of Jackpot

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Episode 18 - Some Sort of Jackpot

Episode 18 – Some Sort of Jackpot (Artwork – D. Hixon)

1. Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – Fracture (Are You Normal – 1992)
2. Yo La Tengo – We’re An American Band (I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One – 1997)
3. Wold Parade – Call It A Ritual (At Mount Zoomer – 2008)
4. Frightened Rabbit – Modern Leper (The Midnight Organ Fight – 2008)
5. The Velvet Underground – What Goes On (The Velvet Underground – 1969)
6. The Kinks – This Time Tomorrow (Lola versus Powerman and the Moneyground, Part One – 1971)
7. Guided By Voices – My Valuable Hunting Knife (Alien Lanes – 1995)
8. The Beatles – Flying (Magical Mystery Tour – 1968)
9. Beck New York Times Interview
10. Beck – Modern Guilt (Modern Guilt – 2008)
11. Interpol – Obstacle 2 (Turn On The Bright Lights – 2002)
12. The Smiths – Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now (Louder Than Bombs – 1987)
13. Cush – Arching Heart (The Cush – 2000)
14. Do Make Say Think – The Universe! (You, You’re a History in Rust – 2007)

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Episode 15 – Feature Presentation

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Episode 15 - Feature Presentation

Episode 15 – Feature Presentation (Artwork – D. Hixon)

1. Visions Open
2. Quiet Village – Circus of Horror (Silent Movie – 2008)
3. Joy Division – Disorder (Unknown Pleasure – 1979)
4. R.E.M. – Radio Free Europe (Eponymous – 1988)
5. Nico – I’ll Keep It Mine (Chelsea Girl – 1967)
6. Looper – Treehouse (Up A Tree – 1999)
7.  The Beatles – I’m Only Sleeping: Rehearsal (Anthology Disc Two – 1966)
8.  The Beatles – I’m Only Sleeping (Anthology Disc One – 1966)
9. Big Star – Thirteen (#1 Record – 1972)
10. The Velvet Underground – Pale Blue Eyes (The Velvet Underground – 1969)
11. The Kinks – Lola (Lola Versus Powerman and Moneyground, Part One – 1970)
12. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Castles Made Of Sand (Axis: Bold As Love – 1967)
13. LCD Soundsystem – Losing My Edge (LCD Soundsystem – 2006)

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