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Actually, it’s The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, and every Wednesday morning it airs live to about 1.5 million human beings, ~300 orca whales, a few billion notable sea creatures, and untold trillions of bacterium. Every one of these living organisms will be surrounded with the invisible frequency transmission of the songs listed below via terrestrial radio giant CHLY 101.7 FM at 8am PST on Wednesday.

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Here’s the file

  • J. Lamotta/Roy Reemy, לעשות טוב
  • Laura Jean Anderson, Thinkin Bout You
  • Natalia Lafourcade, Hasta la Raiz
  • Ricky Gourmet, Robes
  • Robohands, Leaves
  • Robohands, Ikigai
  • The Poets of Rhythm, South Carolina
  • Adriano Celentano, Prisencolinensinainciusol
  • Tullio De Piscopo, Stop Bajon
  • La Femme, Cool Colorado
  • Benny Sings, Young Hearts
  • Peach Pit, Give Up Baby Go
  • Hey Steve, Whatever Blows Your Hair Back
  • Say She She/Piya Malik, Forget Me Not
  • Gabriel Sayer/Bambina, Youngest Child
  • Hembree, Reach Out
  • Kaelin Ellis/Carrtoons/Kyla Moscovich, Buck
  • Kaelin Ellis/Tony Rosenberg, Cats Groove

Gentle Hands of January

The Earth cranes its neck and begins its slow motion nod back towards the star that heats its ever-changing face. Every rotation we feel it just a little more. From under the heavy clouds that make their shadows, we can feel it, and we wont stop feeling it.

The file

The songs

  • Eola, B and O Blues
  • Young & Sick, Cicadas
  • Ibibio Sound Machine, Cry (Eyed)
  • Falle Nioke/Sir Was, Wonama yo ema
  • Reginald Omas Mamode IV, In Search of Balance
  • The Shacks, Trip to Japan
  • Dougie Poole, Vaping on the Job
  • Bermuda Triangle, Suzanne
  • Anjimile, Baby No More
  • Hey Cowboy!, Cherry Jerry Citrus
  • Kit Sebastian, Rain
  • Female Species, Stop and Think it Over
  • Lambchop, Give Me Your Love
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra, That Life
  • Young & Sick, Brother
  • LCD Soundsystem, New Body Rhumba

Hold’m Joe

The file

  • Ibibio Sound Machine, Color in Your Cheeks
  • Yebba, Evergreen
  • Dirty Projectors & Bjork, No Embrace
  • Stella & Redhino, Charmed
  • Cocteau Twins, Lorelei
  • Hector Morlet, Picture Frame
  • Stereolab, Margerine Melodie
  • WHY?, Good Friday
  • Kalbells, Hump the Beach
  • Ray Cathode, Time Beat
  • Moondog, Dog Trot
  • Thee Sacred Souls, Will I See You Again?
  • Mose Allison, Young Man’s Blues
  • The Tammy’s, Egyptian Shumba
  • The Fabulous Three, NIghtbird
  • Galt MacDermot, Woe Is Me
  • Andre Toussaint, Hold’M Joe
  • S.E. ROgie, Recipe for Truth and Lasting Happiness

Year 12

January of 2012 I began the Sweet and Sour Variety Hour. Now we begin it’s 12th season.

Generally, I like to deliver an accompanying soundtrack to what I imagine others are also experiencing at 8 in the morning; it’s early, I’m rising. Things are slowly moving, my ability to reckon with waking life increases with every stretch and sip of coffee. By 9am, I’m ready to party! The selections I’ve agonized over reflect this experience. That’s the idea, anyhow.

Here is the file

(playlist in progress)

Respite

Veering far away from anything festive this week on The Sweet and Sour.

You’re welcome.

Here’s the file

  • Dettinger, Blond
  • Aldous Harding, The Barrel
  • Shakey Graves/Sierra Ferrell, Ready or Not
  • Metronomy, Right on Time
  • Dom Flemons, Georgia Drumbeat
  • Saib, Tales of Africa
  • Coubo, Good Morning
  • Nilufer Yanya, Midnight Sun
  • The Smile, The Smoke
  • Mt. Joy, Lemon Tree
  • Fruit Bats, The Bottom of It
  • The Greeting Committee, Is This It?
  • Pokey LaFarge, Bluebird
  • Sudan Archives, Selfish Soul
  • alt-J, Hard Drive Gold
  • Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, This Must Be The Place

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