This episode does two things. One, it weaves it way between the Newish queue and the library–and by that I mean, track by track. And two, it goes all over the dang place, musically speaking. Buckle up. It’s a pretty wild ride, and I’m not getting in the way. We’ll talk in 90.
*A fun story about your clueless host–but let it be said that I do get some unusual album titles here, so bear that in mind. You will hear me say that this album is called “s/t”–because that’s the way it imported in when I downloaded it, and who am I to question such things? It wasn’t until I looked for the link to the album (weeks later) that I understood that “s/t” was not the actual title but meant…yup…”self-titled.”
Goodness me, would you look at the size of that playlist? To be honest, a lot of it is from our Spotlight on Neuro…No Neuro, who kind of specializes in quick hits. And to either side of the Spot, lots of sweet ‘n juicy cuts for your ears. Enjoy.
Rhythm, a word I just had to type five times to spell it correctly, kicks off this episode. In the soft, pillowy center we’ll coast along with Mr Tom Eaton. The last stretch curves over toward neo-classical land a bit. Hang on.
I say this absolutely without reservation: this is one of the deepest flows I’ve ever had the pleasure of putting together. Listening to this–something I’ve done several times now–has a genuinely profound and moving effect on me, and I owe that solely to these superb artists. I hope this episode brings you to a deep and meaningful place as well.
Sometimes you just need to drift a while. We’ll kick off doing exactly that, then very gently ease the throttle upward. I think you’re going to like how this one ends. (No, not the bit where I get talky…just the stuff before that.) We’ve got peace…and we’ve got power.
From a deep world-music groove to get things started, we’ll course through some shadowy spots, spend 30 minutes with Robert Scott Thompson, then find our way eventually to some jazz influences and modern classical. Quite a mix, gotta say. It’s just how we do.
Hold on, we’re heading into theme territory. Take a quick glance at the playlist–or, hey, just listen to the first 30 seconds of the show–and you’ll have the theme firmly in hand. Ain’t rocket science. Let’s go. Let’s go.