One of my favorite mixes. I'm a sucker for harmonies, what can I say?
Is This Music? An Instrumental Sampler
Ideal for working, none of those pesky lyrics to distract you, but still chock full of great and varied rock & roll.
The Best of the Worst of the 70s
Hey, I had to grow up on this stuff. Come revisit my childhood with me -- just some poor ten-year-old kid sitting in his bedroom, an AM transistor radio permanently perched by his head, assuming that this was the greatest rock & roll ever known to mankind.
Music for Insomniacs
I've been plagued by chronic insomnia my entire life. This helps.
Sgt. Piper's Satanic Odyssey: The UK Psyche Mix
One of my favorite musical eras; a sampler of great British psychedelic music from the late 60s.
All Glammed Up & No Place To Go
Gettin' that 70s glam thing goin' on. The usual suspects (Bowie, T.Rex) and a few surprises.
Do The Diddley
Dig that Bo Diddley beat? Here's a surprisingly varied collection of songs all rocking that rhythm, everyone from the Who to Bow Wow Wow, Springsteen to Bowie to the Clash.
Goddamn Right, It's A Beautiful Day
Curated amidst the March 2020 coronavirus shelter-in-place, it's the relentlessly happy upbeat joy mix to fight those pandemic lockdown blues.
Paisley Underground in the 80s
Back in the 80s, I fell hard for all those West Coast bands who dug deep into their 60s record collections, updating the music into a blend of garage rock and psychedelia and Americana and jangly college radio pop.
100 Seconds Or Less
Honestly, if you can't through the chorus and a couple verses in about a minute and a half, you're not doing it right. 90 songs in 2 hours or so, none outwearing their welcome.
From Sister Ray to Roadrunner
The songs are built around a familiar vamp on an either 2- or 3-chord progression. The Velvet Underground rocked the riff for over 17 minutes on "Sister Ray" back in 1968; Jonathan Richman and his Modern Lovers simplified it and sped it up for "Roadrunner" (recorded around 1972, finally released around 1976); and Wire slowed it down to a dirge-lake pace for the atypically grinding "Strange" on their 1977 debut.
Music from the Starbucks at the Edge of the Universe
A collection of coffee shop-friendly tunes, predominantly acoustic guitars and pianos; songs new and old, with just enough edge to satisfy the laptop-bearing young urban hipster.