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Two Steps Forward
January 02, 2016 08:15 PM PST
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Here's my first mix of 2016. Inspired by a recent listen of a Buzzcocks record. I decided it was time for something fresh to the podcast, so I mixed up a batch of UK punk sides from 1977-86. Most of these records are from my collection from high school in the 80s. I wanted to create a broad range of sounds and moods. Happy new year to my listeners, let's make it a good one! -Dedicated to Joel Dison RIP- Thank you for listening. -TLG

(Photo Janette Beckman - Punks London 1979)

La Valse du Diable
November 16, 2015 07:58 AM PST
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The waltz of the devil. That is how I feel about the attacks on Paris and on the rest of the world this last week. I have been to France twice and I love it so very much. I have very fond memories of Paris and an emotional connection to it. I have created this hour-long mix of French music from 1936-59. There are very sad ballads, deep and moody Parisian jazz and haunting vocals. Here the traditional mixes with songs in English, about Paris. The atmosphere seems to convey the despair and tragedy. This is dedicated to the people of France and to the city that I love so much. Thank you for listening. -TLG

(photograph by hans wolf 1930s)

Deepest Dream
October 24, 2015 10:36 AM PDT
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Here's the new one. A very atmospheric journey into hard-to-describe sounds and genres. I never know how to explain the music I put on these particular mixes. Perhaps, dream-pop, shoegaze at times? ambient? post-electronic, chilled out indie-folk? I couldn't say for sure but there are flavors of all these things, placed here and there, for a very unique listening experience. All of the music, recorded in the 2000's, came from my records. Thank you for listening. -TLG

(photograph by me 2015)

There Was No Moon
October 17, 2015 02:32 PM PDT
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A fresh hour of moody viper jazz and blues from 1921-45. It begins with a set of haunting instrumentals then slowly works into rhythmic vocal songs. I imagine a hand-rolled cigarette getting snuffed on a rainy sidewalk by a wet wing-tip shoe. A fog bank is rolling in and a revenant whisper calls from no place at all. Who's there? Thank you for listening. -TLG

(photograph by me 2015)

City From the Roof Vol 3
September 03, 2015 06:18 PM PDT
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Back by popular request. This is the third volume of the City From the Roof series, a 1960s soul mix. This one hour journey deep into the heart of early to late-1960s soul comes straight from original forty-fives. Impossibly sad ballads, high-powered stompers and assorted mid-tempo sides. This is dedicated to a friend of mine, Wyatt, of Line Defined Tattoo. A true artist and great appreciator of these unique soul compilations. Thank you for listening. -TLG

(photograph by me 2015)

Croton's Ghost
August 16, 2015 12:40 PM PDT
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Here's a collection of 1930s-1940s western swing. An hour of swinging rural rhythm and ominous ballads recorded from vinyl. Road music, that's what I call it. Music for camping and for impossibly hot back roads.

Where have we been in our lives? Where will we go? What new places wait quietly at the end of summer as it approaches? They whisper softly. Sirens of dust and of rock and of expansive adventure.

Thank you for listening -TLG

When We Crossed at Wild Horse
June 20, 2015 09:51 AM PDT
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This is a collection of old-time, folk-blues and mountain music with themes that include love, friendship, war and the passage of time. A one-hour aural road trip deep into the Utah back country. Wild Horse is a dusty back road outside of Goblin Valley, that crosses a small river. The songs are dark, thoughtful and mixed with beautiful instrumentals and ballads. All of the songs are from original vinyl from the 1970s and 1980s. Thank you for listening. -TLG

A Vast Nowhere
May 25, 2015 06:32 PM PDT
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A Vast Nowhere is an hour of industrial dance music. When I was selecting records for my last mix (Thousands of Years) I kept finding great songs that were not going to make it on that recording. I ended up setting aside a stack of records that would eventually make up the basis for this mix. So, here it is, the roots of techno. Serious and sharp electronic music from the 1980s and early 1990s. All of the tracks came from original vinyl. Thank you for listening. -TLG

(photograph by me 2015)

Thousands of Years
May 19, 2015 06:18 PM PDT
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Thousands of Years is a combination of brooding ambient, industrial and indigenous music from around the world. This is an imaginary soundtrack to a film that takes place in a far away desert on a far away moon. It is at once dark, mysterious and beautiful. This is what I what I want to do ultimately for films. I would like to create soundtracks using found records. The songs here are from original LPs from the 1980s-90s. Thank you for listening. -TLG

(photograph by me 2014)

Wet Asphalt
April 12, 2015 10:29 AM PDT
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I recently celebrated my 22nd year as a DJ. Of course it all started when I was a kid in the 70s. My father used to make mix tapes in the living room. I remember him sitting there on the floor for hours with stacks of records spread out all over. One time he made a mix and explained to me what he was doing.

My dad was always listening to interesting music. He had a fascination of classic film soundtracks. He in fact had a very unique knowledge that he was always sharing with me. His tastes ranged from film soundtracks to traditional Indian music, from Kraftwerk to classical. His idea for this particular mix was that he imagined that the listener was walking through a hotel, stopping to open doors every so often. The music would be playing, indicating the movement of the person, then when a door opened, there would be film dialogue playing, as if they had peered inside a room. This had a great effect on me. I began making mix tapes myself. I would take the sound effects records that my dad had and create battle scenes by recording little bits of combat sounds and naval battles together.

Then in the 80s, it was mix tapes galore. I created hand drawn art on tape covers, liner notes etc. Finally in 1993, I bought a pair of Technics 1200s and here I am today. This is an homage to my father. An hour long mix into the world of classic soundtracks, spy flavored swankyness, international strings, crime jazz, tribal percussion, noir big band and smokey vocal oddities from the 1950s-60s. All of the music came from original vinyl. Thanks for listening. -TLG

(photograph by me 2014)

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