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Forgotten Mixes: Groovy with a Side of Psych

I apologize for the radio silence during the past couple weeks, but the flu hit my body like a ton of bricks that didn't let up until the last couple days. I never get flu shots, because I rarely get the full-blown flu. This year, however, was a much different story. I came home from work last Tuesday, ate my dinner and settled into watching a little television. Around 8:00 pm, my legs started feeling weak, I was experiencing muscle and joint pain and the temperature of my body was fluctuating from hot to cold with the same unpredictability as daily weather patterns.  I missed a couple days of work, and then proceeded to spend a three-day weekend resting, drinking so many fluids that I thought I was going to burst and binging Netflix while laying on my futon.

Thankfully, I think I'm on the other side of this, but it really did do a number on me. Over three years ago, I posted that I had multiple eclectic mixes that were completed and ready to post. I  went back to my playlists…

Halloween Redux Part 2

I had planned on posting one Halloween mix a day during the past week, but sadly this didn't come to fruition. As a result, I'm going to post the remainder of the mixes that are no longer available to download at

Halloween Hodgepodge 2009

Halloween Redux: 2008

We're approaching the time of the season once again where people subject themselves to haunted houses, corn mazes, cemetery tours and hours upon hours of scary movies. I have to admit that I've lost interest in Halloween over the last few years, and this is partially the reason that there have been no new creepy mixes posted at Eclectic Grooves. I still appreciate the classic horror movies like Halloween, Friday the 13th and Children of the Corn, but most horror movies nowadays are way too violent and graphic for my sensibilities.

Since there aren't too many active blogs that feature scary music on the internet these days, I wanted to repost some of my past Halloween mixes starting with the first few that are no longer available to listen/download anywhere on the internet. The following mix was originally posted on my I Hear a New World Podomatic site in 2008

House of Horrors mix

For those of you who would like a tracklist for this mix, please drop me a line in the comme…

Choice Cuts Vol.9- Hendrix and Tony Joe White

It is once again time for me to reach back in the refrigerator for some "choice cuts". Each time, I will be featuring sizzling and succulent morsels that are grabbing my ear right now that range from funk to country, from afro-beat to garage rock, etc. Sometimes there will be a theme to these songs that ties them all together in a nice bow, but other times the songs featured will just be a musical hodgepodge of eclectic delights. Without further ado, lets see what "choice cuts" the vinyl butcher has prepared for us today.

Jimi Hendrix- World Traveler
From: Freak Out Jam [Ubik, 1994]

Several years ago I was listening to some music on a clunky old laptop that was about to give up the ghost when I stumbled upon this amazing funk jam from Jimi Hendrix called "World Traveler". While the guitars definitely had that patented Hendrix sound, the rhythm section sounded more like the Meters or JB's.  Taken from a bootleg released in 1994, the songs containe…