Tag Archives: SSVH

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)


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

Near and Far

Here’s the file

  • Sweetdreams, This is It
  • Clinic, Ferryboat of the Mind
  • Sex, No Bad Days
  • Little Sprout, No Twin Spirits
  • The Soundcarriers, Low Light
  • Peach Pyramid, Wear Sunscreen
  • Sweetdreams, Half the Man
  • Wut, White Walls
  • BRONCHO, Sandman
  • Sheer Mag, Expect the Bayonet
  • Roberts Hall, All I Need is my TV
  • La Luz, Sure as Spring
  • The Mystery Lights, Too Many Girls
  • Bilk, Spiked
  • Jock Tears, See Ya Later Alligator
  • Necking, No Playing
  • Adrian Teacher and the Subs, Victory Square
  • Kid Kapichi/Bob Vylan, New England

Wild Ride

Strap yourself in, because this week on The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour will be quite a roller coaster of genres, tempos, and languages. Like usual, the sounds will start off slower and chill, gradually increasing in intensity and (now) expectation of intensity.

Here’s the file

  • Sam Gendel, Alto Voices
  • Teebs, While You Doooo
  • Pharoah Sanders, Love in Everywhere
  • Hailu Mergia/Dahlak Band, Anchin Kfu Ayinkash
  • Miriam Makeba, Pata Pata
  • Swim Mountain, Yesterday
  • Pixies, Havalina
  • Talking Heads, Stay Hungry
  • Elichi Ohtaki/Coconut Bank, 空飛ぶウララカサイダ
  • Hemlocke Springs, Girlfriend
  • King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Magenta Mountain
  • Haruomi Hosono, Sports Men
  • Ratatat, Cream on Chrome
  • Sonny Rey/Moniece, Werk
  • Roisin Murphy, Ramalama (Bang Bang)
  • Bad Bunny, Neverita