Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Hodgepodge 2010















The Halloween Hodgepodge edition of the I Hear a New World Podcast is available for download here, and at http://ihearanewworld.podomatic.com/.

Given the time of the season, it is once again time for me to dredge through my seemingly endless archives of spooky music to present a new Halloween mix to the readers. Last year I was rushing against the clock to complete my Halloween podcast before the clock struck midnight on Halloween. After learning my lesson from this, I began compiling my list two weeks ago with possible songs that could make the cut for this years mix. These songs were culled from my own collection, Soulseek users and the numerous Halloween blogs and forums across the internet. Without the help of these sources, it would have been practically impossible for me to finish this mix on time.

Considering my tendency to strive towards perfection, finishing this mix before Halloween has meant spending hours painstakingly crafting a two-part mix of the most terrifyingly bone-chilling music that I could possibly find. Please note that in order to prevent from scaring all of my listeners stiff, I have thrown in some light-hearted Halloween tunes from genres such as rockabilly, doo-wop and soul to balance out the tone. I hope that this mix finds you well and provides the perfect soundtrack to the haunted house of your mind.

Mu-wa-ha-ha-ha!!

P.S. I plan on providing a tracklist for this year's mix, but I want to give you the opportunity to be surprised during the first listen. Be on the lookout for that!

Happy Halloween!

Editors note:
Please make sure to check the comments for the full tracklist to this year's Halloween mix, and why don't ya leave a comment while you're there.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

I Hear a New World Podcast #22



















The latest edition of I Hear a New World is available for download here, and at http://ihearanewworld.podomatic.com/.

This week's episode of I Hear a New World primarily features albums that were released in 2010, as I gear up for my annual "Best Albums of the Year" post. Artists on this podcast who have released albums from 2010 include The Intelligence, Quasi, Thee Oh Sees, Madlib, and Grass Widow. Interspersed throughout the set are a couple jazz greats and some choice international cuts for a good balance of sounds.

I would love to receive some feedback from the listeners as to what you think of this edition of I Hear a New World.

Also, keep your ears peeled for another edition of Plain Brown Wrappers as well as the annual Halloween podcast since Halloween is just around the corner.