Friday, April 21, 2017

The Great Patsy Cline!

Hi everyone,

Patsy Cline was one of the first great female country singers, who died in an airplane accident at the age of 30, back in 1963. Her songs are beautiful pieces of desire, loneliness, want. You will love an hour of this lady more than almost anything else :)

PeaceNstarZ,
V

Friday, April 14, 2017

The Crystal Method's Divided By Night!

Hi everyone,

I like this album a lot. It rocks, bounces, & really sweeps along through its hour+ length. Some people don't give the Method the respect much anymore, but I think they've really come along the years with some deep funk in their hearts. Long may they roll . . .

PeaceNstarZ,
V

Saturday, April 8, 2017

The Crystal Method's Vegas!

Hi everyone,

Digging back some more for 'tronic-y goodies and how could I have not played this debut album by TCM? It's everything good about electronica back in the 1990s: swirly, fun, trippy, melodic, and such wild rhythms!


I got an extra hour this week so I added in the 10th anniversary remixes of this album done by Paul Oakenfold, MSTRKRFT, Hyper, Sta, Deadmau5, Koma & Bones, Tom Real vs. The Rogue Element and Myagi. 

Fantastic!

PeaceNstarZ,
V

Friday, March 31, 2017

The Future Sound Of London - Environment 6.5!

Hi everyone,

FSOL continues to make old school electronica that sounds fresh and new. Their sound over the years is like a single river running through many landscapes, changing, staying, a beautiful thing. Turn on, tune in, dream away with FSOL & me . . .

PeaceNstarZ,
V

Friday, March 24, 2017

Chemical Brothers' Dig Your Own Hole!

Hi everyone,

After a detour to visit with Johnny Cash for a few shows, and loving that, back to the ol' electronica. And here is the 1997 release from The Chemical Brothers, Dig Your Own Hole. End to end crazy fun, including vocals by Beth Orton and Noel Gallagher. It's like an electronic suite or symphony and listening to the first track means listening to them all. I liked it then, liked it as much now. Wanna know how this electronica stuff works when it works super well? Dig this record.

PeaceNstarZ,
V

Friday, March 10, 2017

The Man in Black (American Recordings Vol IV-VI)!

Hi everyone,

The last three volumes of Johnny Cash's American series were hung over pretty heavily by Cash's worsening health. Not every song was about death, but it was certainly on his mind more obviously. I've picked an hour of songs, about a half-dozen from each of the volumes. Covers, originals, remakes of his own early works. Bit of everything. May we all live so far into our lives while still so engaged in the meaningful work of living. Enjoy :)

PeaceNstarZ,
V

Friday, February 24, 2017

The Man in Black (American Recordings Vol I-III)!

Hi everyone,

Last show was devoted to an introduction, or just fun stroll for some, to the music of Johnny Cash. This show and the next will have music from the last few albums he recorded before his death in 2003.

The sum of it is that Cash was a well-known but neglected legend by the late years of his career. Dropped by Columbia Records, then Mercury, he signed with Rick Rubin's American Recordings label. Rubin is kind of a super producer who is known for his work with U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and many others, encouraged Johnny to strip down to just him and his guitar, and that is what the first volume is. Volume II: Unchained, is a collaboration with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. Volume III: Solitary Man, like the first two, won Grammys.

The albums feature cover songs (by the likes of Petty, Neil Diamond, & Nick Cave), new songs, and old Johnny songs done new. I've picked out 20 songs from this trio, and next time will feature more from the next three volumes. Enjoy!

PeaceNstarZ,
V