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Winter, “Other”, and the mix for 1-18-19

This winter has been unusual in Minnesota. It is a direct consequence of climate change (if you don’t agree with the first part of this sentence, this isn’t the webpage for you). I miss winter. Until this year I hadn’t fully realized how much winter is part of my identity and how much I enjoy being outside during the season. I think all of the self portraits that I’ve really liked have been taken in the winter.


Winter Scene in Beaver Bay, Minnesota

I’ve started an “Other Works” page. Which is accessible via a little grey clickable box at the top right of the home page. If you are interested in other things I’ve don e(photography, poetry, etc) that is the place to look. New publications will be listed there if/when they happen. It’s a work in progress.

You get a twofer this week!
The first mix below is in danger of being buried by time. It was a splinter of the previous post that evolved into its own cul du sac of a mix. Didn’t get posted last week because I was out of the office.

The second mix happened very quickly. I had the beat in my veins and just sat down and started pulling tracks that had the groove.

Listen to and/or download this podcast! The Funkomaticjamatron Presents… originally mixed the week of 1-10-19..

Song – Artist – Album
Elegantly Wasted – INXS – Elegantly Wasted.
So You’d Like To Save The World – Lloyd Cole – Bad Vibes.
Divorce Song – Liz Phair – Exile In Guyville.
Come Undone – Duran Duran – Modern Rock: The Mid 90s [Disc 2].
The Slacks – Trip Shakespeare – Across The Universe.
Ten Fingers – The Pursuit Of Happiness – Love Junk.
What Gods Are These – My Federation – Don’t Wanna Die.
I’m Your Villain – Franz Ferdinand – You Could Have It So Much Better.
Girlfriend – Matthew Sweet – Girlfriend.
Everything Worthwhile – Walt Mink – El Producto.

Listen to and/or download this podcast! The Funkomaticjamatron Presents… originally mixed the week of 1-18-19..

Song – Artist
Ready Steady Go – Oakenfold – Bunkka.
The Vapor Trail Conspiracy – The Crystal Method –Direct download.
Blast the Speakers – Warp Brothers – Radikal Techno 6.
Skirt – Kylie Minogue – Skirt EP.
Nightlaw (Original) – Paolo Mojo – Dave Spoon Presents Toolroom Knights.
Surface Scan – Spektre – Renaissance The Master Series James Zabiela.
Drifted – Groove Armada – Goodbye Country Hello Nightclub.
Inspector Norse – Todd Terje – It’s the Arps.
Get Loud (KJ’s Extended Club Mix) – K5 – Get Loud.
Love Keeps Calling (Basto! Impression) – AnnaGrace – Love Keeps Calling.
Electric Love – Dynasty Electric – Dynasty Electric.


Quick, Kelly, and the mix for 1-4-19

I had several things to talk about, but as is astoundingly common in my days, no one wanted to talk to me until the last 45 minutes of my day. That is when I would usually write the blog. But this week my work bestie Kelly needed to chat. IRL conversation comes first so now it is past time to go home but I’m not leaving you high and dry. I promised to be back on the last blog and I am still good to my word.

It’s a short mix this week at roughly 45 minutes. So it goes.

Listen to and/or download this podcast! The Funkomaticjamatron Presents… originally mixed the week of 1-4-19..

Song – Artist – Album
Ten Years Gone – Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti [Disc 2].
Main Theme – Pink Floyd – More.
Papa Was A Rolling Stone – The Temptations – Billboard Top 100 Of The 1970s.
I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide – ZZ Top – Degüello.
Dance the Night Away – Van Halen – Van Halen II.
Wait Until Tomorrow – The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Axis: Bold As Love.
(I Know) I’m Losing You – Gladys Knight & The Pips – The Best Of Gladys Knight & The Pips.
Far Cry – Marvin Gaye – In Our Lifetime.
Goldfinger / Into Miami – Shirley Bassey and John Barry – Goldfinger.

Disapproval, Organ, and the mix for 12-21-18

I’ve had a head cold this week that has made me very foggy. I disapprove of this.

Looks like we are going to have a brown Christmas in much of Minnesota. I also disapprove of that.

Today is the Solstice and it has been heavily overcast. Gloom at its highest. Totally disapprove.

What I do approve of is good conversation. This week’s mix is based largely on songs and artists that came up in conversations I had with folks.

So you know, there will be a brief hiatus until the first Friday in January. That is when I am back in the office.

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I bought this at a junk shop this week. It doubles the number of Christmas organ records on red vinyl I have. Local connection: Its on Soma Records, which was based in Minneapolis.

Listen to and/or download this podcast! The Funkomaticjamatron Presents… originally mixed the week of 12-21-18..

Song – Artist – Album
On The Road Again – Canned Heat – Cookbook.
Parchman Farm – John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers – Bluesbreakers.
Baby Please Don’t Go – Van Morrison – Best Of Van Morrison.
Bluebird – Buffalo Springfield – Retrospective.
Brave Beyond The Call – Walt Mink – Colossus.
One Hit (to The Body) – The Rolling Stones – Tattoo You.
This Is Serious / John The Revelator – The Silencers – Dance To The Holy Man.
I’ll Wait – Van Halen – 1984.
Circle in the Sand – Belinda Carlisle – Heaven on Earth.
Cruel Summer – Bananarama – Billboard Top 100 of 1984.
Hero Takes A Fall – The Bangles – Modern Rock: Lost Hits Of The Mid ’80s [Disc 2].
Suffragette City – David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.
Another One Bites The Dust – Queen – Billboard Top 100 of 1981.
The Hunter Gets Captured by The Game (ft Thracey Thorn) – Massive Attack – Batman Forever.
Electric Chair – Prince – Batman.

Postcards, Poem, and the mix for 12-14-18

Busy week and now at the very tail end of it, I have shorted myself on time, so, real quick…
-My back seized up last Friday and it is just now starting to unkink. I am not a fan of this.
-Counted them this week and I have 50 Christmas albums on vinyl. Does this now count as an unintentional fetish?
-Next year I’ve got to do something with all the postcards I have stored up. I’ve got just over 100 post cards that are intentional duplicates meant for sending. They aren’t doing anyone any good sitting in my desk.
-Had a poem published today! It’s written on the prompt of “hygge” (look it up) as a mood and I am honored to have this out in the world. Layer in layer in layer on Mookychick.

Listen to and/or download this podcast! The Funkomaticjamatron Presents… originally mixed the week of 12-14-18..

Song – Artist – Album
Ghosts Of Things To Come – Clint Mansell & Kronos Quartet – Requiem For A Dream.
Hole Throbbing Hole – Hype Attracter – Brownback Universe.
Goto 10 (Kryptic Minds Remix) – Amon Tobin – Box Set.
18 Ghosts II – Nine Inch Nails – Ghosts I-IV [Disc 1].
Infinite Snow – Monolake – Silence.
Bermuda – Fluke – Risotto.
Old Artist – Archive – Abstract Vibes 2.
Etched Headplate – Burial – Untrue.
Les ondes – Etienne De Crécy – Essentials (Best Of).
Chronic Dose – Thunderball – Ambassadors of Style.
Oich Oich – Underworld – Pearl’s Girl [EP].
Hipgnosis (Cirrus Remix) – Electric Skychurch – Digital Empire [Disc 2].

Meg, Tonality, and the mix for 11-30-18

Sorry I don’t have much to say today. Found out this morning that a former coworker, Meg, died yesterday. She retired a couple years ago so we hadn’t crossed paths in a couple years but she was a joy to chat with, quick with a smile and a laugh, kind, interested in connecting people, and a mentor to many folks I still work with.

In music news: Beavis and Butthead went off the air this week in 1997. In commemoration, KFAI AM Drive did a set of all songs they riffed on, including a request I made. If you are the same vintage as I am, this is a good trip down memory lane.

This week’s mix is all about subtle tonality and all one artist.

Listen to and/or download this podcast! The Funkomaticjamatron Presents… originally mixed the week of 11-30-18..

Song – Artist – Album
Lions – Dire Straits – Dire Straits.
News – Dire Straits – Communique.
On Every Street – Dire Straits – On Every Street.
River Towns – Mark Knopfler – Tracker (Deluxe).
Ride Across The River – Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms.
Working On It – Mark Knopfler – Wag The Dog.
Vic and Ray – Mark Knopfler – Golden Heart.
Prairie Wedding – Mark Knopfler – Sailing To Philadelphia.
Love Over Gold – Dire Straits – Love Over Gold.
You and Your Friend – Dire Straits – On Every Street.
Go, Love – Mark Knopfler – Privateering [Disc 1].
Sons Of Scotland (Quiet Theme) – Mark Knopfler – A Shot At Glory.