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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…”  During a brief chance to rush home form the hospital while my wife rested…I 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…. 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…but 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…but 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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