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Memory of the World
March 08, 2015 10:47 AM PDT
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Here's a unique mix of contemporary Americana. This is not modern pop country. This is a journey into the evolution of western music influenced by traditional country, bluegrass, folk and other acoustic/twang from 1997-2012. This mix has been recorded from LPs and 7"s. Please feel free to leave a comment. Thank you for listening. -TLG

(photograph by me 2014)

Brand New Anything_02
March 01, 2015 12:00 PM PST
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Here's part two of the last synth-pop mix. A continuation of similar themes and moods, though at times maybe slightly moodier. One hour of original forty-fives and LPs from 1978-87. This is a great era of electronic music and I like this one a lot. Thanks for listening. -TLG

(photograph by me 2014)

Brand New Anything
February 28, 2015 12:22 PM PST
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This one takes us through underground electronic music from the 1980's. There are many moods to be heard here, from dance floor synth-pop to deeper, more thoughtful instrumentals and lo-tempo electronic coolness. All the records here are from original 45s, 12"s and LPs from the golden age of synth-pop, 1979-88. Thanks for listening! -TLG

(photograph by me 2015)

Dusk Somewhere Far
February 22, 2015 12:55 PM PST
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It has been a while since I recorded a classic country set. This is a one hour mix of western music spanning 20 years, from 1947-67 and sung by the finest ladies and gentlemen of the time. Hillbilly boogies, shuffles, sad ballads, trucker songs and western swing, recorded from original forty-fives and a few LPs. With spring in the air, I feel a draw to the desert. This is an imaginary road trip mix. The road is straight for a hundred miles. Yucca trees line deep valleys. The dusk settles. A moon crests the mountain. I am home, sort of. Thanks for listening! -TLG

(Photograph by me 2015)

City From the Roof_02
February 21, 2015 10:34 AM PST
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This is a part 2 of the last episode, in honor of Black History Month. Posted on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcom X. This is an hour long mix of 1960's-early 1970's soul, the kind of black music that was being recorded during his most significant decade and in the aftermath of his death. This continuation of ballads, souldies and up-tempo sides compliment the previous mix. This is dedicated to my friend Sayre, who has kept history alive in his own way and who has been an important influence in my DJ career. All songs have been recorded from original forty-fives. Thanks for listening! -TLG

(photograph by me 2014)

City From The Roof
February 01, 2015 02:35 PM PST
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In honor of Black History Month, I have created this mix of sixties soul. If you wish to listen to an hour of sad, beautiful love songs, oldies and souldies, both uptempo and slow, then you've a found home in this new episode of Lost in a Fog. Recorded using forty-fives from the early 60's to the early 70's. Thanks for listening. -TLG

(photograph by me 2015)

Landscape 012415
January 24, 2015 05:39 PM PST
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Here's an hour long excursion into melodic dream pop, chillwave, post-punk and nu-gaze. If you liked my previous episodes Day fades, Night Turns Away and White Moon, Black Trees then you'll dig this one. Recorded directly from a bunch of atmospheric records. Please feel free to leave a comment. Thanks for listening! -TLG

(photograph by me 2014)

Another Day After Yesterday
January 18, 2015 05:06 PM PST
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It has been a very long tine since I have recorded a mix. I think this one will make up for my absence. It is my usual variety of 1950's-60's moody big band, rhythm & blues and smokey noir vocal oddities. All of the records used in this mix are from original forty-fives. Thanks for listening. -Tom LG

(photograph by me 2015)

The River to Where?
May 24, 2013 09:29 AM PDT
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The days get longer at the end of spring on the Island City. The blues is what we have and all to much of them. Here is an hour long diversion into the world of the blues, the only medicine that works against the opposing forces.

All of these records came straight from my original 45s from the late 1940s to the early 1960s. All electric blues ballads and assorted tempos of the deep emotions that the blues offer us in hard times. There are heavy themes on this mix heartbreak, sadness, despair, suicide, cheating, false-hearted love, anger, betrayal and an occasional moment of gentle love and complacency.

I've been reading the jazz musician Mezz Mezzrow's auto-biography written in 1946. I was struck by this passage he described listening to prisoners singing the blues at night while in his cell.

"This would get one of the other cats, and he'd yell, "Sing 'em brother sing 'em," trying to take some weight off himself. Then the first one, relieved of his burden because somebody has heard him, as if the Lord himself had heeded his prayer, answers back with a kind of playful resentment- he'd be admitting that he had the blues but he's coming out of it now and he can smile a little. So he comes back with, "You can make it, brother, but you'll never be the same." And now some third guy, who'd been listening to this half-sad half-playful talking back and forth, would feel the same urge and chime in, "You might get better, poppa, but you'll never be well." -Mezz Mezzrow

The sound of the music coming through the cells must have created a very unique atmosphere.
Keeping that in mind some of these records are in poor shape. I usually clean up the more serious pops and clicks but somehow they seemed to be a part of the general mood and atmosphere. There will never be another anything else like the sound of a scratchy record, jail or the blues.

Thanks for listening, Tom LG

photo by rosey lakos

Island City Four Fifty Nine Postmeridian
February 28, 2013 10:17 AM PST
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The Island City has been good to us. The sun seems to be constantly be shining and the view from ClockVine Studios is truly amazing. This episode is like an answer to the last mix (Brick & Other Things) and features gentlemen vocalists singing about various angles of love. Each record is an original press 45 recorded between the 1950s-1960s. There is a wide range of music from the time period that may not be defined as rhythm & blues however the music all fits into that universe. The influences include blues, big band, soul and pop vocals. On this one I focused on the darker side of sound but there's still a few pieces that lighten it up a bit.

There's one interesting piece of music history here too. If you don't already know it the city that I live in, Alameda is known as the Island City. One of the songs on this mix was written by a local resident named Bobby Sharp and made famous by someone very well known. I thought it was fitting to include his song here since he just passed away in January.

Anyway here's the new one! Thanks for listening!


photograph by rosey lakos

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