Magicistragic mix for May

Sometimes life grows hectic and puttering around on the internet loses its luster for a bit. This is one of those times. I fully expect to find more time to aimlessly ramble about albums in the near future. In the meantime, here is another mix that captures the vibe of my evening. On an unrelated note, this humble blog is slowly approaching its fifth anniversary this summer. Would anyone out there like to design a graphic to commemorate our humble beginnings when the day finally rears its meager head? If not, I guess I’ll just create a portrait of a bawling wizard myself.

Steely Dan-Babylon Sisters


Tortoise-Magnet Pulls Through

Pere Ubu-Non Alignment Pact

Tamaryn-The Waves

The Clean-Getting Older

Glenn Jones-Across the Tappan Zee

Jimi Tenor and Kabukabu-Africa Kingdom


Marcos Valle-Ele E Ela

Bob Seger-Evil Edna

Django Django-Hail Bop

Lilacs and Champagne-Sour/Sweet

His Majesty’s Coachmen-I Don’t Want to See You

Thee In-Set-They Say

Damien Jurado-Birdcage

Girls Names-Drawing Lines

The Chills-After They Told Me She Was Gone

Gene Clark-Jimmy Christ

Thee Oh Sees-Putrifiers II

Television Personalities-Anxiety Block

Captain Beefheart-Twist Ah Luck

Magicistragic Mix for December

I’m generally a humble fellow, but I kind of think this one might be the best one yet. It’s an eclectic melange of styles. That’s just a fancy way of saying that I slapped a bunch of random shit together on here and somehow it all made perfect sense when I was finished. You’ve got cajun stompers, Colombian psych-pop, Simple Minds going bananas before John Hughes rang, sloppy and strident punk and a finale that makes a flute and harp seem like the most sublime pairing. This goes out to an old friend, Robert Craig, who is celebrating a birthday today and should be playing this at Vinnie Van Go Go’s in Savannah when he next gets his ass to work. A secondary shout out to everyone who will play this in their groove chambers, man caves or whatever gender neutral term you can craft for a place where good souls go to commune with a good album and a glass full of the concoction of their choosing.

Alexi Murdoch-All My Days

The Makers-Don’t Challenge Me

Spent-Good Luck Line

Simple Minds-I Travel

The Balfa Brothers-J’ai Vu Le Loup, Le Renard Et El Belette

The Mekons-Never Been in a Riot

Jessica Pratt-Night Faces

Daphni-Yes I Know

Besnard Lakes-You Make Loving Fun

Montrose-Bad Motor Scooter

Clifton Chenier-Mama Told Papa

Lloyd Price-Stagger Lee

Captain Beyond-Sufficiently Breathless

Ana y Jaime-Es Largo el Camino

Tamaryn-Heavenly Bodies

Father John Misty-Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings

Pink Floyd-Summer ’68

Austin Pitre-Two Step a Tante Adele

Kay Gardner-Moon Circles