DJ Tom LG - Lost In a Fog
August 16, 2015 12:40 PM PDT
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 -TLGWhen We Crossed at Wild Horse
June 20, 2015 09:51 AM PDT
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. -TLGA Vast Nowhere
May 25, 2015 06:32 PM PDT
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
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
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)Memory of the World
March 08, 2015 10:47 AM PDT
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
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
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
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
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)
This podcast is a collection of original mixes using 45s, LPs and 12"s. I have been actively spinning records in the greater bay area since 1993. This is my art form. Thank you for listening.
Fine vinyl moods since 1993. "As we are increasingly sold to, and encouraged to define ourselves with genre stereotypes and media-fed personalities, a remarkable DJ is working to elevate above the noise and connect with that which runs through all music. DJ Tom LG takes his passion for music, from the earliest, scratchiest recordings made, through contemporary electronica and brings it all together, creating something unique and beautiful, while paying homage to the people and music that have made us who we are." -Cat Johnson 2009 www.houseofcat.net
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