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It’s About That Time

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

It’s about that time. Yeah, you know what I’m talking about: the equinox. No, not that equinox — the other one. I thought I had little or nothing to say about the subject. As is so often the case, once I got to writing, I discovered how wrong I was. The result is a column so […]

Lammas Mix

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

A fresh mix for that most obscure of holidays. You should listen to this sometime in the next week or so, preferably whilst fashioning corn dollies, baking bread or imbibing your favorite malted barley beverage. Lammas from editor_b on 8tracks Radio. Happy Lammas!

Uncharacteristic Behavior

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

I rented a car and drove west. All by myself. I drove and drove and drove until I got to Austin, Texas. And I thought to myself, how uncharacteristic. I felt like I hadn’t done anything like this before, at least not for a very long time. There was a reason for this pilgrimage, of […]

Venus in Transit

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

I was mighty excited to see the Transit of Venus this past Tuesday. I set up a tiny mirror on a tripod in our back yard, which reflected the image of the sun through our kitchen and down a short hall into my darkened office. This is called the reflected pinhole method, which is a […]

Mixes for a New Year

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

So there’s another year gone. This was sure an interesting one from the planetary perspective, what with all the the revolutions and the Occupy movement. I remain skeptical, but also cautiously hopeful, that anything will come of all this foment in the long run. We desperately need revolutions, but are these the revolutions we need? […]

Forty-Three Months

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Dear Persephone, You are forty-three months old today. You’ve just completed your first full month of school. Every day you are coming home full of songs and dances, art and ideas. You learned a new favorite phrase there too: “Everyone makes mistakes; that’s how they learn.” I had to point out that your mother learns […]

Tropical Storm Warning

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Mix for Lee. Update: Figured I might as well stick all my related Tropical Storm Lee observations here. On Friday, as I prepared to ride home through a gentle sprinkle, I was approached by a pair of slightly nervous students. “Are you from around here?” They were not. They wanted to know what to expect […]

Streets of New Orleans

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Twelve tracks about the streets of New Orleans. One song about a street in New York, but the singers are from New Orleans. A field recording of some high school students rehearsing in the street right in front of my house. Including music by Earl King, Montezuma’s Revenge and Johnny Vidacovich. play on 8tracks

Rising Tide

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Don’t forget, Rising Tide 6 is tomorrow. If you can’t make it to New Orleans you can watch the live webcast. Here’s a mix to mark the occasion. Also it looks like I might be on Canadian TV tonight.

Recent Discoveries

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Not new music, but music that’s new to me. You’ve probably heard it all before. Or have you? Recent Discoveries by Editor B on 8Tracks These are the ten tracks I’ve been digging the most over the last couple weeks or so, including music by Henry Mancini, Damien Tavis Toman, and Devo. I love these […]

May Nothing but Maggots Come Through Your Brain

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Mogwai vs. Funkadelic May Nothing but Maggots Come Through Your Brain by Editor B

Afternoon Nap

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

This mix might put you to sleep. This is what we listen to here when trying to get our three-year-old daughter to lie down and take a nap. It could also serve as a basic primer on the history of ambient music. Nine tracks including music by Basic Channel, Ginnungagap, and LAShTAL. About ninety minutes […]

Rain Punk

Friday, July 15th, 2011

So yesterday I was over at Dr. Tim T’s office in the music building, helping the good doctor sort through some video issues. Midway through our session it started to rain, and Dr. T and I both agreed that it was nice to be back in the pattern of afternoon showers here in the summer. […]

Patriotic

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Here’s a mix to enliven your Fourth of July.

Friday Dry

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

When my in-laws asked what time we should leave, I said 7AM, and they laughed, and my father-in-law suggested 9AM. Then it was my turn to laugh, quietly, to myself. In my mind I thought 10AM, but I didn’t take that too seriously either. When facing up to a long journey, I like to get […]

John, Clint, & New Orleans Jazz

Monday, June 13th, 2011

John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, is one of my personal heroes. That’s why it’s so hard for me to accept that he actually said this. John Lydon on New Orleans Traditional Jazz by Editor B There’s only one conceivable response. Obviously someone needs to record a traditional New Orleans-style jazz tribute to the Sex Pistols […]

Debauchelor

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

My week as a bachelor is drawing to a close. When we did this last year it was pretty tame. I saw some movies, which was exciting enough, and a notable highlight was a trip to the doctor to get some meds. This year things have been a little different. Still not frequenting the strip […]

Låtom Oss Fröjdas i Ungdomens Vår

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

25 years ago today I was singing this song and graduating from high school in Sweden.

Taking Requests

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

It must still be finals week somewhere because my “Study” mix is raking in the love. As I was writing this a rare comment came thru: “I was procrastinating like crazy until I found this gem and put myself to work on my essay which btw is due tomorrow. Thanks!” So maybe it’s not a […]

Hellacious Saturday

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Some people say it’s irreligious to celebrate Hellacious Saturday. I say they don’t know church doctrine very well. Here’s what we’re having today: horseradish bacon deviled eggs, deviled ham, and devil’s food cake — with a little Belzebuth blond ale to wash it down. And here’s some music to enjoy while we feast. Happy holy […]