Monthly Archives: December 2012

Gotye / Hearts A Mess (in a good way)

A small town girl finds herself living in Europe, against many obstacles and pre-determined future obligations and expectations. On the third story overlooking a canal with, on one hand, a hand open in prayer and gratitude and on the other…a … Continue reading

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For Echo: Iron and Wine / The Trapeze Swinger

Almost 14 years ago, I picked up a rugged, wild, slightly annoying dog to please a young girl whose family wouldn’t allow her a dog. Fridays I would drive across Los Angeles to pick up this dog and give her … Continue reading

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Bill Withers / I Wish You Well

As many of you are spending Christmas Eve baking, cooking, wrapping, shopping, relaxing, eating, drinking, hugging your family, petting your animals, avoiding family political debates, looking at old photos, or just rollin’ solo – I’m wishing you well. No matter … Continue reading

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Surahn / Watching The World

You’re in for a treat. Surahn is magnificently delicious. He just put out a new EP and already he’s getting a bit of traction. No wonder. This song …pshhh…it’s awesome. I’m going to throw this in my spotify playlist and … Continue reading

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Kern Koppen / Me Eigen

Bu-bu-bump bu-bu-bump… Kern Koppen from Den Haag in Holland is fun to listen to. He calls his musical style “Cross-over cultrap” which I can dig. I found him this week through a bit of Holland music research. This song is … Continue reading

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Hauschka / Radar (Michael Mayer remix)

Hauschka is a staple in my iTunes. Rather, in my spotify. He belongs in any playlist. One of my favorite composers, this German has a brilliant mind when it comes to spacing and creative organization of sound and the piano. … Continue reading

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Fetsum / Say Who You Are

Oof. It’s like opening a champagne bottle of strong, bittersweet pain in the form of smooth soul music. Fetsum might just be the first indie nu soul artist from Berlin I’ve listened to. He’s a powerhouse of smooth, drifting vocals. … Continue reading

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