To a great degree, I listen to music seasonally. Some bands or artists work for me better at different times of the year. Cold weather, early dark, don’t want to hear late period Coltrane, (my personal favorite era) but definitely his Atlantic Records period. Warm weather, long light: Scary Monsters and Lodger. Cool to cold weather: Station To Station, Low, Heroes.
I don’t know when I started doing this but that’s the way I check out a lot of music. Definitely the way I put together a play list. I know right now, you’re getting rain, a lot of dark and that’s where these play lists for October are coming from.
What I think of when I put together a broadcast, is a 90 minute mix tape where you just got it all so completely right, you never go on long trips without it. Hopefully, you find the tunes and the order in which they roll out to be an asset. I am already working on the November show. I’m thinking Nico, Wolfgang Riechmann, Conrad Schnitzler, a track from the new Steve R Smith album Salt, and see where that takes us. n the meantime, we still have two more great October shows lined up, which you will hopefully find so pleasing, you will listen to it at least three times and find ways to spend more time at the record store.
Yes. I fully understand that I am probably waaaay too into all this but there will be no apathy on my watch! Dig it and then dig it some more. Thanks for listening. Until next week. Henry