Hey friends, this here’s the second mixtape I’ve had the honor of curating for Aquarium Drunkard. This time, I thought I’d try to pretend that I’m a regular DJ on their weekly show. A generous helping of new & favorite rock, folk & soul rotation from ye olde home studio (aka my living room). The way I see it, AD blends dusty golden grooves and real-time cool with such admirable integrity, that I thought it would be fun to try my hand at it too. A good excuse to flip the script on myself. Not sure I really pulled it off, per se, but I sure had a good time trying. Dan Melchior, Mikal Cronin, Moon Duo, Mariee Sioux, and my pal Mike Coykendall lend their blessed talents to the more contemporary angle. (And FYI – Mike’s song is as-of-yet unreleased. It’s featured his excellent new album, which he’s currently shopping around to various labels, etc.) At times, the flow does embody something of a somber mood. Just couldn’t be helped. I do hope, for better or worse, that the downer vibe does resonate with some of you readers. And if you have Sirius/XM access you can tune to AD’s weekly program this Friday at noon. I’m totally hosting the show. Also, big ups to the benevolent Owl for throwing me the Gene Clark joint. And love to Eugene Von Bruenchenhein for the stunning image up yonder. Word.
“Our mixtape series returns with our second set featuring Nick Barbery of the Portland, OR based Ghost Capital. Find his first entry, here. With an ear bent toward the obscure and out-of-print, digging globally, Ghost Capital mines the secret shafts of psych, folk, blues and beyond.”
Ghost Capital is my guest, this Friday, during the second hour of the AD show on SIRIUS/XMU.
Grab it: Aquarium Drunkard Presents :: Ghost Capital II (A Mixtape) *at AD