Listened BBC Radio 1 - Radio 1's Essential Mix, The Avalanches from BBC

The Avalanches take control of the Essential Mix decks.

This is a fantastic mix. I got lost in the range of genres. I found myself tapping away without realising. There is something unique about The Avalanches.

Tracklist:
Emahoy Tsegué & Maryam Guèbrou – The Jordan River Song
Unknown – Hello
Dion McGregor – Snowflakes
Dion McGregor – Midget City
Ratatat – Black Heroes
Wild Man Fischer – The Leaves Are Falling
Sun Ra – Enlightenment
Nancy Dupree – James Brown
The Joubert Singers – Stand On The Word
Cindy & The Playmates – Now That School Is Through
Grateful Dead – Shakedown Street
Edan The Humble Magnificent – Fumbling Over Words That Rhyme
Nina Simone – Ain’t Got No, I Got Life (Live)
Betty Everett – 1900 Yesterday
Moondog – Fog On The Hudson (425 W 57th Street)
Wild Man Fischer – Wild Man On The Strip Again
The Temple City Kazoo Orchestra – Stayin’ Alive
Krak Attack CX Kidtronik & Tchaka Diallo – Fame Rapp
Moondog – Up Broadway
The Parliaments – What You Been Growing
Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney – Monkberry Moon Delight
Africa – Light My Fire
Clarence Reid – Miss Hot Stuff
Edan The Humble Magnificent – Funky Voltron (feat. Insight)
Stark Reality Discovers Hoagy Carmichael’s Music Shop – Dreams
Madlib – Rock Konducta Vol 1
Unknown – The Snake
Ohio Penitentiary 511 Jazz Ensemble – Psych City
Blair – Life
Nancy Dupree – What Do I Have
Donald Byrd And The Blackbirds – Jazz Alphabet (Live)
Play Along At Home Rhythm Band – Pease Porridge Hot
Dick Rosmini & Hello People – Experiments (Teac Home Recording)
The Broads – Sing Sing Sing
Shooby Taylor – The Human Horn
Don Armando’s 2nd Ave. Rhumba Band – I’m An Indian Too
The John Cacavas Golden Space Orchestra – Hydrogen and Helium
Bruce Haack – Lie Back
Bruce Haack – Sing
Frank Zappa – Oh No
Hermeto Pascoal – Som da Barba (Music From the Beard) (Live)
Blair – Virgo Princess
William Onyeabor – Better Change Your Mind
Thurston Moore & Lee Ranaldo – The Year Punk Broke
Thurston Moore – Thurston @ 13
Jack Fascinato – Music From A Surplus Store
Clara Mondshine – Die Drachentrommler (Dragon Drummers)
Frank Zappa – Excentrifugal Forz
Bruce Haack – Rubberbands
The Stooges – L.A. Blues
Bad Brains – Big Take Over
J-Jems – Dance
Bruce Haack – Motorcycle Ride
Chandra – Kate
Tony Schwartz – Music In The Streets
Ata Kak – Daa Nyinaa
Yoko Ono – Walking On Thin Ice
The Slits – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
William Onyeabor – Let’s Fall In Love
Black Dice – Glazin’
Univ. of Ghana Postal Works – Cancelling Stamps At The University Of Ghana Post Office
Joe Moks – Boys And Girls
The Pointer Sisters – Don’t It Drive You Crazy
David Essex – Rock On
Paul McCartney – Check My Machine
Jimmy Van M & Richard Hieronymous – I Weigh With Kilos
Hanny Nahmias – Hanna’s Sabbath Dress
Sinkane – How We Be
Mort Garson – The Wozard of Iz
Uriah Heep – Wake Up
Black Milk – Wake Up
Mort Garson – Prologue
Frank Zappa – Mom and Dad
The Zombies – Hung Up On A Dream
Tony Schwartz – Music In The Streets

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Listened

Playing at the iconic Melba Spiegeltent in Melbourne, Missy will be joined on stage by some very special musical friends – Kasey Chambers, Dan Sultan, Gretta Ray, Ben Abraham and Peter Garrett.

0:55 All For Believing 4:08 Ten Days 9:08 Where I Stood 13:49 Going North (ft. Kasey Chambers) 20:16 Peachy 22:53 Arrows 28:11 Run So Fast (ft. Ben Abraham) 34:34 Oh Canada 39:03 Everyone’s Waiting 44:27 Futon Couch 48:50 Biggest Disappointment (ft. Dan Sultan) 54:34 The Special Two 59:20 Back To The Wall (ft. Peter Garrett) 1:04:43 49 Candles 1:08:27 Unashamed Desire 1:12:07 Warm Whispers 1:18:06 Steer (ft. Gretta Ray) 1:22:16 Scar

When I saw that Missy Higgins had a ‘greatest hits’ album I was a bit unsure. I was unsure how many songs she had. Yet I was shocked at how many of the tracks I knew, but had fogotten about. The concert is a great celebration of her time fifteen plus years.

Listened DJ Shadow Talks with Clams Casino for the Talkhouse Music Podcast from Talkhouse
Representing two generations of game-changing hip hop production technique, DJ Shadow and Clams Casino recently caught up in New York City to tape an episode of the Talkhouse Music Podcast. They discussed their new records, Shadow’s Endtroducing..... remake, the ways that recording and sampling have changed over the years, and how it’s sometimes worth giving a great MC (like A$AP Rocky) a beat you were saving for your own record.
This conversation between DJ Shadow and Clams Casino provides an insight into the creation of electronic music. Both artists discuss hearing new possibilities in samples that then seed new tracks, as well as the evolution of technology used to produce and perform. One thing that really stood out was that being a ‘DJ’ is so much more than spinning discs, especially in an era when clearance is needed for each and every sample. I remember spending hours pressing the hold button on my Roland GR-700 and manipulating the sound on the Roland PG-200. Sadly, my tape recordings have log bitten the dust or else I could cut them up as Clams Casino discusses. I was also reminded of DJ Shadow’s analysis of Mutual Slump on the Song Exploder Podcast and the way the track was built around Bjork’s Possibly Maybe.
Listened Matt Berninger (The National) Talks with Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes, Desaparecidos) for the Talkhouse Music Podcast from Talkhouse
Matt Berninger (the National) and Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes, Desaparecidos) are two of rock’s heaviest-hitting lyricists. Turns out, they’re also huge fans of each other’s songs. The guys recently sat down to discuss all things songwriting (lyrics, finding melody, influences, “dick references,” embarrassment and so much more) for the Talkhouse Music Podcast. They break down songs from across their catalogues, such as the National’s “All the Wine,” “Fake Empire” and “Lemonworld,” and Conor’s “Lua,” “You Are Your Mother’s Child” and “Artifact #1.” They also discuss their favorite songwriters, giving a lot of love to Leonard Cohen.
This conversation between Matt Berninger and Conor Oberst provides an insight into the art of songwriting and music. I have long been told to listen to Oberst, but never found an entry point. I feel after understanding a bit more of the context to the music that I should return again for another listen.
Listened Beckstrom Holiday Extravaganza Volume X, by Chris Beckstrom from Chris Beckstrom
6 track album
It is always an interesting time of year when it comes to music. Michael Buble has his niche. Last year Sia created an interesting album of original music. With all this said there is something truly joyful about these Holiday Extravaganzas. The pictures are also a useful reflection of the effort required.
Listened Future of reading by an author from Radio National

How do you read? And how will you be reading in the future? Writers, journalists and publishers discuss the changing digital and literary world and how it could look in the years to come.

Listened Ep. 107 Fred Turner “Beyond the Master Plan” – Team Human by Douglas Rushkoff from Team Human

In this conversation, Fred and Douglas use these works as a jumping off point to a wide range of topics including a provocative discussion on the ways those early utopian visions of technology were subsumed into an ideology of individualism and ultimately, consumerism.

Fred Turner covers a range of topics in this conversation. Some of the points that stood out was the sense of awe provided by place and the importance of the past in appreciating the present. For Brand this comes through the work of Stuart Brand and the connections with the theorists from the 40’s.
Listened Annie Clark (St. Vincent) Talks with Andy Gill (Gang of Four) for The Talkhouse Music Podcast by Annie Clark (St. Vincent), Andy Gill from Talkhouse Podcast

One of Annie Clark from St. Vincent’s favorite guitarists is Andy Gill from Gang of Four, among the most iconic bands of the post-punk era. And one of Andy Gill’s favorite guitarists is Annie Clark. So we figured we’d put them together for a little chat. They talked about guitars, soccer tricks, Sufjan Stevens, withholding tax, politics in rock music, and the relative merits of Dr. Feelgood and the Grateful Dead.

One of the things that I was left thinking about after listening to this conversation was the difference between structured music that sticks to its form (Dr Feelgood) and free wheeling music that is unique every time (The Grateful Dead). Both artists swayed towards structure. However, what intrigues me about St. Vincent is the way in which she reworks her songs. This is epitomised by Slow Dance, which she has played acoustically, sped up and performed with piano. Although the structure stays the same, Clark seems brings something new each time.
Listened The plastic backlash: what's behind our sudden rage – and will it make a difference? – podcast by an author from the Guardian

Decades after it became part of the fabric of our lives, a worldwide revolt against plastic is under way

It is intriguing to think about plastic as being a part of the wider discussion of global warming. James Bridle refers to the notion of ‘hyperobjects’:

The philosopher Timothy Morton calls global warming a ‘hyperobject’: a thing that surrounds us, envelops and entangles us, but that is literally too big to see in its entirety.

Whether it be in the drinking water or the ocean tip, rubbish has become a part of our imaginary.