The word aphotic in latin means “without light” and is used to describe that place in the ocean where light can’t penetrate. Sometimes our worlds can feel that way, and we seek out what makes us feel good. For me, among other things, it’s electric guitar and a badass backbeat.
Blues has always been a way out of that deep darkness, so this week’s all about music that’s grown from the blues with the hope it’ll keep you above water. Hope you like it.
Full playlist below->
Continue reading #1829: Aphotic Blues
We’re group animals, and we love patterns and stories to share. Music is just spiritual stories, so let’s meet around the fire and get this ritual going.
Some wild psychedelia and unique vintage incantations peppered with fresh offerings from Netherlands, Kikagaku Moyo, Idles, All Them Witches, ACCU and more.
Full playlist below-> Continue reading #1828: Gatherings
Another all-vinyl episode this week with a nod to the late Queen of Soul and other assorted legends, along with selections from some possible future luminaries.
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Full playlist below-> Continue reading #1827: Pillars In The Void
Gotta make that cash. Whatever the cost. There’s always a cost.
The usual potpourri of vintage cuts on deck this week along with new alt-rock and shoegaze-adjacent tunes from Brooklyn and beyond.
Full playlist below-> Continue reading #1826: Can’t Knock The Hustle
The heat’s up (more than usual in some places) and here’s a mix made for getting your head out of the haze. Or further into it, whatever works.
Stay cool if you can.
Full playlist below-> Continue reading #1825: The Sun Is Burning
Lots of contrast and comparison going on between our time and 50 or so years ago. Everyone always thinks it’ll be better later, or that it was better then. Personally, I think right now is the most immediate concern.
This week’s a bit random, a hearty helping of vintage tunes peppered with some modern noise for an aural guide to exploring your inner mind. Enjoy!
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Continue reading #1824: Like It Is, Like It Was
Matt and I go back a ways. We both like rock music, and we both really like NYC bands. We share them! Together!
Big love to Matt and Radio Free Brooklyn for having me by! Enjoy!
Playlist below-> Continue reading The Rodent Hour & OTRRH Summer Sampler
Often it’s difficult to see the way forward, but the joy of it is the journey. Today I navigate an all-vinyl playlist with a lot of twists and turns. Stick with it and perhaps you’ll find what you’ve been looking for.
Continue reading #1823: Through The Fog
2018’s been a little divisive but one thing’s for sure, a LOT of music has been released. Reissues, lost recordings, collections, and of course fresh material from old favorites and new. This is a small selection of what’s crossed my path so far in 2018. Some you’ll recognize, some you won’t, but it’s a wild ride. A fitting soundtrack to this mad year.
Keep it weird. Keep it LOUD.
Full playlist and band links below->
Continue reading #1822: Argue Til We Die
It’s a mad mad mad world but you can’t easily control what people do, you can only control what you do yourself. I, for instance, play records. It helps a little.
It’s all vinyl today with a blend of hard rock, alternative strangeness, high psych, and some protest songs near the end. All mixed to keep you moving, keep you going. Take a minute or two, take care of yourself.
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Full playlist below-> Continue reading #1821: Condition Your Condition
Drop a tab of Ol’ Glory and let’s see if you recognize yourself when it’s all over. It’s a real trip.
Tons of vintage goodies plus fresh tracks from White Mystery, Kadhja Bonet, The Breeders, Captain Suun, the 86’s and of course new releases from Beyond Beyond Is Beyond. All curated for maximum aural pleasure and mind expansion.
Full playlist below-> Continue reading #1820: Torn Curtain
As James Brown said, we’re dealing with a very critical and crucial time. Aside from the overwhelming big picture there are plenty of folks out there who find their own personal picture too much to look at all at once. This mix is for those folks. For everyone, really.
It’s an all vinyl exploration of the dark inner places and their accompanying emotions and sentiments, presented without presenter interruption so you have plenty of room to stretch. If it helps you feel better, that’s great! If you’re still not okay, well, it’s okay to not be okay. I’m here to help you ride the wave.
Full playlist below-> Continue reading #1819: Getting To Me
Oh we make the standards and we make the rules
And if you don’t abide by them, you must be a fool
We have the power to control the whole land
You never must question our motives or plans
We’ll outlaw your voices, do anything we want
We’ve nothing to fear from the nation
We’ll kick you out your houses if you get too much
If we have to, we’ll destroy your generation
We’ve built up a frontage and we’ve gained respect
There’s no one to endanger our position
Standards rule OK
Full playlist below -> Continue reading #1818: REWILD!
WARNING: Prolonged exposure to modern America may result in media fatigue, depression, anxiety, confusion, cognitive dissonance, mood swings and even death.
Relief can be found via many methods, but allow me to offer this humble remedy. Vintage rock gods and soul soothers. Modern fuzz. Plus brand new tunes from White Mystery, Our Solar System, Captain Suun, The Death Wheelers and more.
It may only be a temporary respite from our long slide into madness but it may just help you get your grip.
Full playlist below->
Continue reading #1817: Feeling The Effects
Everyone’s trying to get one over on you all the time, man. From the highest ranking legislator to the lowest street hustler, you better watch your back.
I’d never lie to you, though. This week we start real smooth, build to a rowdy climax and then ease back down to earth again . Dig on vintage classics plus brand new tracks by Kadhja Bonet, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Stephen Artemis, Slowcoaches, Garcia Peoples and more.
Keep your eyes up and be on your toes, and have a great week!
Full playlist below-> Continue reading #1816: Tough Luck