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There is no way I can sift through all the emails, tweets, facebook messages, and ravens I get sent in a day. I miss great songs all the time.

Cloudchord tweeted at me back in August. I think I registered that I would listen then forgot.

Someone randomly “liked” the post the other day shooting back up on my feed and here we are. Enjoying Cloudchord’s tasteful remix of Bon Iver’s “22 (over soon).” ¬†I dig it.

I don’t know about that Cloudchord ūüėõ

Go with yourself.

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Bon Iver’s third album, 22, A Million is coming to us on September 30th.

He debuted the album live at the Eaux Claires Music Festival last month. Yesterday he posted a new song, “33, ‘GOD’.” Here we go!

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Busy weekend. I worked a ton….but did manage to get after it a bit with the kids. Yesterday we went to Harrison Hot Spring…and it rained on us!

Saturday I DJ’s a wedding….and found a little time for a quick hike with my daughter.

Might have to wake her up sometime this week and do the Coquitlam Crunch before work.

Finally, how about this wedding venue? The space is called The Permanent. It was an old bank back in the day. Now it’s a hall right downtown on Pender.

Go with yourself.

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I love James Blake. His music is so weird and dark and oddly comforting to me.

His new record is called The Colour of Everything and features a song called “I Need a Forest Fire” which features the vocals of Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. The video is a stunning thing to look at and the song is on repeat for me right now.

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How about this…cassettes are so hot right now. And here’s a record that would lend itself so easily to cassette.

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Blah, feeling like a pile of shit today. This James Blake song is helping a lot.

Go with yourself.

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Holocene (Satchmode Remix) Art
LA’s Satchmode sent of over his downtempo dreamscape remix of Bon Iver’s “Holocene.”

I like dreams, and I like Bon Iver, so we better hit play on this.

Hey, did you know The Morning After Show is on Facebook? ¬†It’s true! Don’t be shy, throw my a “like.”

Go with yourself.

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First day back to the blogging grind after a few weeks away.  On December 29th my son Jackson Hale was born.  It has been a wonderful adventure so far, tomorrow it is back to the Radio factory.

The past few weeks have been filled with family. ¬†And music. ¬†I’ve been using my time to dust off old records, listen to new records, and enjoy the pleasure of listening for the sake of listening. ¬†It’s funny how listening to music for work can take away so much from the joy of a good song.

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Listen to THIS! >> Alternative to What?

I put together a little mix of a few of the songs that I’ve been enjoying lately.

The day my son was born, Cursive’s “Gentleman Caller” was blaring through my thoughts. ¬†The part where they sing “the worst is over‚Ķ” ¬†During a brief chance to rush home form the hospital while my wife rested‚ĶI grabbed my album The Ugly Organ and popped it into the compact disc player. ¬†Its sat in the Honda since. ¬†Such a perfect record.

My buddy Razer came over to meet my son the other day.  When Mom and Babe drifted off to sleep, we pulled out a couple beers and got talking music.  Razer was talking Victoria performer Northcote and his tour with a guy named Dave Hause.

While listening to Dave Hause of RDIO, a song form Dave Hause came on that brought Razer’s attention back to the computer, he recognized it‚Ķ. it was a cover of The Promise Ring’s “Skips a Beat (Over You).” ¬†Then we got into 90 alternative bands like The Dismemberment Plan and then Sunny Day Real Estate. ¬†There is a documentary about the Foo Fighters that tells the story of the band and Dave Grohl recruiting the Seattle band’s bass player and drummer.

The mix ends with a song from Volcano Choir. ¬†I’ve been looking at the album on the shelves at the record store‚Ķbut haven’t pulled the trigger yet. ¬†My friend Tyson Elder was yapping about it on twitter and sent me a copy to check out. ¬†Pretty solid. ¬†I liked the song “Acetate.” ¬†Such a pretty album‚Ķbut then what would you expect from Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon?

I hope there is something in the mix you’ll enjoy. ¬†Go with yourself.

Listen to THIS! >> Alternative to What?

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Some EDM outfits from Montreal are Adventure Club with their 200,000 + “likes” and some are more modest, like Baers.¬† The production team sent a simple email basically saying, “hey check it, you might like it.”¬† And a link.

My first spin of their “chillstep” cover of Bon Iver‘s “Skinny Love” was a little meh for me.¬† I made a weird face and thought I didn’t like it.¬† But I gave it a couple plays and it really ear wormed its way in to my head.¬† Very chill…. beat cuts through the bustle of the office to propel the song.¬† Female vocals and a trumpet also bring a high sheen to the song.¬† This song will be making the lounge playlist at the Veneto.

Go with yourself.

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Getting bogged down.¬† Brain power is low, energy is low.¬† So much work and projects that need attention.¬† It didn’t help that sleep crept up on me last night and I crashed hard.¬† Had to play catch up this morning.¬† The one thing I really wanted to do was put together a mix of songs Coral found.¬† We downloaded a bunch, but I fell asleep before I could craft a podcast.¬† So… coming soon?

Did roll into the Zone to some fine music.¬† Mumford & Sons… the band single handily responsible for bringing Depression chic back popped into the BBC 1 for a live performance. ¬† BBC shows always seem to showcase a cover which I love.¬† Mumford & Sons tackle a jam from the British hipsters Alt J.

Mumford & Sons – “Tessellate” (Alt J cover)

Download MP3 >> When The Gramophone Rings

Cool song.¬† I think they’re singing about a movie, but I get a Mexican Standoff vibe.

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I got an email the other day from some mucky muck working for Ghostkick. The duo reworked the massive massive from Phoenix, “1901.”¬† This song has good propulsive energy for your running, workout of dance floor mix.

Phoenix – “1901” (Ghostkick and Andr3x remix)

Download MP3 >> Soundcloud

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Another remix that snuck up on me was this beauty by Work Drugs.¬† He but a nice spin Bon Iver’s “Beth/Rest.”

Bon Iver – “Beth/Rest” (Work Drugs Remix)

Download MP3 >> Soundcloud

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I’ll be working on a lot of these songs during my set Friday night at Veneto.¬† Maybe I’ll see you there?

Go with yourself.

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