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Spring Buds III : Fiddleheads Unfurling (Beardy Manfolk Equinox)



Welcome back to the Podcast Cafe on the verge of springtime! Make yerself comfortable as DJ Fundi serves up a blend of mostly-new beardy manfolk from many of our musical heroes: M. Ward, Andrew Bird, Damien Jurado, Iron & Wine, the Cave Singers, Sturgill Simpson, Bon Iver... and a surprise appearance by Ms. Lucinda Williams in the midst of it all. These modern folk songs are often haunting, sentimental, sometimes spooky, always satisfying. Don't know why so many bearded-men-folk-singers released new albums all at the same time, but they did, and DJ Fundi is here to help you sift through to find the best and most nutritious nuggets. If you like what you hear tonight in our Spring Buds III gathering, support the artists and buy their records, as well as consider making a donation to the Podcast Cafe to help us keep the lights on and the music flowing.

episode #104: Fiddleheads Unfurling, aka BEARDY MANFOLK EQUINOX
Damien Jurado
"Lon Bella > ONALASKA" / Robin Pecknold "Out of Sight, Out of Mind" / J. Tillman "Diamondback" / Andrew Bird "Capsized" / Bon Iver "Haven, Mass" / The Cave Singers "That's Why > The Salamander" / Lucinda Williams (with Bill Frisell + Greg Leisz) "Faith & Grace" / Sturgill Simpson "Brace For Impact (Live A Little)" / M. Ward "Slow Driving Man" / Iron & Wine "Bullet Proof Soul" / Andrew Bird "Roma Fade" / Ray LaMontagne "Wouldn't It Make a Lovely Photograph"  / Sturgill Simpson "In Bloom" / The Cave Singers "Fade Away" / Damien Jurado "On the Land Blues" \\

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Your Love is Safe with Me : Bon Iver Mix

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It's been six months since our last new episode was posted….here's something we've been tinkering with off and on that is finally ready to be set free: a tribute mix to the one and only Bon Iver -- featuring songs from his two albums, live tracks, b-sides, covers and obscures songs from compilations. We are HUGE fans of the music of Justin Vernon and this episode — our 94th!! — features all kinds of rarities and hidden gems. Enjoy, friends.



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Track list // Holocene / For Emma / Blood Bank / Calgary / Flume / Perth / Skinny Love / Roslyn (with St. Vincent) / Towers / Blindsided / Michicant / The Park / Hinnom, TX / Creature Fear / Wash. / Fall Creek Boys Choir / I Can't Make You Love Me > Nick of Time/ re: Stacks
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White Horses : Acoustica 11/11 > 3.1.13

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Comfort food here at the emergence from our deep, dark winter's cave, blinking in the light of a new spring season…

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Track list:
Sigur Ros "Intro"
Andrew Bird "Three White Horses"
Neko Case "I'm an Animal"
Wilco "I Got You"
St. Vincent "Year of the Tiger"
Modest Mouse "3rd Planet"
Gotye "Somebody That I Used To Love"
The National "Fake Empire"
Wye Oak "Two Small Deaths"
Neil Young "What Happened Yesterday > Campaiger"
Cowboy Junkies "Helpless"
Fleet Foxes "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song"
The xx "Unfold"
Grizzly Bear "What's Wrong" + Mary Oliver
Grizzly Bear + Feist "Service Bell"
Feist "How Come You Never Go There?"
Built to Spill "Things All Apart"
Bon Iver "Blindsided"
Gillian Welch "The Way It Goes"
Jim James "State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)"
Damien Jurado "With Lightning In Your Hands"
Neil Young "XII > V"
Andrew Bird "Beyond the Valley of Three White Horses"
Gillian Welch "Six White Horses"

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Acoustica VI: Cloudy, with a Chance of Sunbreaks



I just found this lost Acoustica mix deep in the Podcast Cafe vaults and have been listening to it every time I need a mellow, strumming groove. I find it both soothing and melancholy, one of my favorite combinations, and I thought I’d share it with you. It feels especially appropriate because just today, I found out that I lost a friend -- he perished in a boat fire with his wife in the marina on Bellingham Bay last week, but I didn’t know I was connected to this tragedy until today, via the news on the radio driving to work. I was half-tuned in until I heard the newscaster say his last name. The news has me dazed and sad, and this particular mix of music has been speaking to me today. None of these songs are about Jim and Sterling in particular, but it is a downtempo set with themes of loss, loving and renewal, and so I dedicate it to both of their memories.

I mixed “Acoustica 6: cloudy, with a chance of sunbreaks” 2 years ago, on the day before my birthday, when I was a single and somewhat lonely man living on Samish Island. It was mixed in one-take with no overdubs or chapters, and features a roster of what long-time listeners and fans of
the Acoustica series can now deduce to be Podcast Cafe All-Stars: Bill Frisell, Josh Ritter, Laura Veirs, Elliott Smith, Cowboy Junkies, Uncle Tupelo, Andrew Bird, JJ Cale, Gillian Welch, Elvis Perkins, Jerry Garcia, (bellingham’s own) Robert Blake, Beck, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel (covering Bon Iver!?!), Nirvana and The Rolling Stones.



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Acoustica V : Born 2 B Loved



Happy happy happy spring! Green growth, perky forest floor coming alive, unfurling fiddleheads, trillium, hummingbirds, currants, frogsong at night and love. Here's another gift: Acoustica V: Born to be Loved, our fifth mix in our series of acoustic-based music. Featuring songs new and old by Andrew Bird, Robin Pecknold, Fleet Foxes, Lucinda Williams, Iron & Wine, Pearl Jam, Cowboy Junkies, The Mountain Goats, The Cave Singers, Radiohead, Alexi Murdoch, The Decemberists, R.E.M. Willie Nelson with Wynton Marsalis & Norah Jones. This is like an all-star lineup of Podcast Cafe favorite artists from over the years -- some playing acoustic instruments, others plugged-in but making music in the acoustic spirit. Hope it soothes your soul!

Special guests:
Brayden & Ryan!

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Dwellingham (Acoustica 4)



This is a mix of music made as anticipation for moving off of the island and back up to Bellingham grows, with thoughts of nesting, family, cedar trees and grounding in heart. Mostly it is a collection of my favorite songs of this season of the mellowish, acoustic-based, beard-folk, often melancholy, always moving variety. These are the tunes I find myself listening to over, over & over again in the winter of 2010-2011.

The mix features Adam Hurst, Tallest Man on Earth, Iron & Wine, The Decemberists, Sufjan Stevens, The Black Keys, Aloe Blacc, Sade, Mumford & Sons, Carlina Chocolate Drops, Cowboy Junkies, Neil Young, Band of Bees, Band of Horses, Josh Ritter, Robert Plant's Band of Joy, Laura Veirs, Ray LaMontagne & the Pariah Dogs, Sharon Van Etten and others.

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Acoustica III : Seedheads



Seedheads are structures that develop after the fertilization of a flower. A seedhead has two main functions: to protect the seed while it develops and then, once it has matured, to distribute it. Seedheads also provide shelter and food for a wide variety of insects...



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Acoustica II : return of the mellow strummer



Deep acoustical studies take place at the Podcast Cafe this episode, which near as we can figger, is our tenth...




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Acoustica I : pick this



Celebrating organic sounds and cultivating rustic moods on this acoustically-seasoned transmissionary episode from the Podcast Cafe.



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