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Give Em What They Love : Summer Solstice 2014

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By popular request, here is a
New Music Blend that gathers together some of the best tunes that have been bumping out of The Podcast Cafe this summer: fresh tracks from old favorites like The Black Keys, Ray LaMontagne, Natalie Merchant, Jack White and Beck, alongside new discoveries like Chet Faker, Ayla Nereo and tUnE-yArDs, seasoned with a sprinkling of EDM cuts (curated by DJ Playaduster of Destination Burning Man) from The Polish Ambassador, Halo Refuser and Gramatik. This mix has been getting heavy play in our backyard beer garden, inspiring sing-alongs, making out and danceparties on more than one occasion!

Happy Summer Solstice!

Love you, DJ Fundi




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Track list // Michael Jackson "Love Never Felt So Good” / Gramatik "Get a Grip" (feat. Gibbz) / The Black Keys "In Time" / Ray LaMontagne "In Time" / tUnE-yArDs "Look Around > My Life" / Chet Faker "1998" / Halo Refuser "One Dimensional" / LYNX "Picture" + The Polish Ambassador remix / The Polish Ambassador "The Juiceman Cometh" (feat. SAQI) / MC Yogi "A.U.M." / Jack White "Three Women > High Ball Stepper" / Natalie Merchant "Texas" / Tinariwen "Timadrit In Sahara" / Beck "Heart is a Drum" / Damien Jurado "Silver Donna" / Ayla Nereo "Oh Love" + (Ryan Herr remix) / Janelle Monae "Give Em What They Love" (feat. Prince) \\


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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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Real Life : 2012 Favorites

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Every year around this time we join journalists, DJs and music bloggers in looking back at the year of music and having some fun selecting the sounds that moved us the most. DJ Fundi scratched out a list of 20 or so albums that we enjoyed the most, and then crafted up a mix over 2 nights featuring his favorite tracks from those records. We hope you enjoy the flavors and this celebration of great music, songwriting, grooves & hooks!



Read DJ Fundi's list of 20+ favorite artists, albums, songs and videos on our Fundiblog at
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Playlist:
∆ "Intro"
Cody ChestnuTT "I've Been There"
Cat Power "Cherokee > Real Life"
Dirty Projectors "Offspring are Blank"
Frank Ocean "Sweet Life > Crack Rock"
Grizzly Bear "Speak in Rounds"
Horse Feathers "So Long"
∆ "Interlude 1"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis "Thrift Shop"
Tallest Man on Earth "There's No Leaving Now"
Father John Misty "Now I'm Learning To Love the War"
The xx "Sunset > Missing"
Hot Chip "Look At Where We Are" (with Four Tet rmx)
Neil Young and Crazy Horse "Psychedelic Pill"
The Lumineers "Dead Sea"
Andrew Bird "If I Needed You"
∆ "Fitzpleasure"
Damian Jurardo "Maraqopa"
The xx "Swept Away" + ∆ "Interlude 2"



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Harvest Moon



Hard to believe but this marks our 80th episode here at the Podcast Cafe! That is a hell of a lot of music mixes streaming in to your home, your ears, your mind, your soul, and its been nothing but a pleasure to serve up the freshest blends for the people since 2007.

With autumn in full effect here in the Pacific Northwest, we concocted up a Harvest Moon mix, conceived of on the full moon earlier this month. It features highlights of some really, really good recent releases we've been enjoying lately, albums that no doubt will be populating our Favorites of 2012 list at the end of the year. The styles and genres vary, but as per usual, DJ Fundi has deftly blended them together into this smooth cocktail of mostly-mellow sounds (with some surprising exceptions, of course) —an inspired session blending the old with the new in a journey of sound, lyric & song. From acoustic to glitch, blues to grunge, americana folk to hipster anthems.

Pour up another hot toddy — we recommend grinding your own cinnamon fresh — and enjoy!

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Artists include Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear, Cat Power, Hot Chip, Andrew Bird, Wye Oak, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Dr. John, GRiZ, The xx, Horse Feathers, Frank Ocean, M. Ward, Tom Waits and a few surprises….

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Spring Buds 2: Bodhisattva Vow



"I give thanks for this world as a place to learn
and for this human body that I'm glad to have earned
and my deepest thanks to all sentient beings
for without them there would be no place to learn what I'm seeing.”

--"Bodhisattva Vow,” MCA

Spring Buds 2 offers a meandering musical journey through new muzikz we've acquired over the past few weeks: freshness, green growth, sprouts, spring buds. Smoke em if you got em! (Spring Buds 1 from 2007 is available here.)



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This mix features new tracks from Floratone (Bill Frisell & Matt Chamberlain) * Father John Misty * Jimmy Cliff * Dub Is a Weapon * Rusko * Quantic * Santigold * The Shins * The Black Keys * Andrew Bird * Amadou & Mariam * The Decemberists * Bonnie Raitt with Bill Frisell & Greg Leisz * Alabama Shakes * Beach House * Josh Ritter * Beastie Boys * Damian Jurado * An-ten-ae * Horsefeathers * M. Ward * Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros //

I didn’t make this musical mix specifically for anybody or any particular reason, but in the last few weeks of putting the final touches on it, a number of very special people passed on to the Great Gig in the Sky:
MCA of the Beastie Boys, Doc Watson and then, just yesterday, two artist-musician-circus performers that were friends of friends. Drew Keriakedes (aka "Shmootzi the Clod”) and Joseph Albanese (aka “Meshuguna Joe”) were gunned down in a coffee shop in Seattle in an act of horrific and senseless violence. They were bright lights in the rainy city, and their warmth, generosity, freedom and love touched many, many people. Though I never met them, they meant a lot to some close friends who are now grieving, and I can feel the heartbreaking loss to the close-kn it community. I decided to dedicate this mix -- which offers a few appropriate songs, including the Beasties “Bodhisattva Vow” and M. Ward’s “Pure Joy” -- to the memory of the light of all four performers….







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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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11-11-11: New Muziks for Autumn



Fresh music from Wilco, Jill Scott, My Morning Jacket, Radiohead, Ben Harper, Pearl Jam, Beastie Boys, Fleet Foxes, Cowboy Junkies and a slew of other Podcast Cafe long-time favorites. Autumn-tinged, harvest-style, completely nutritious & satisfying!



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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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Summersauce Doubleshots



Two tracks each from the musicians I am diggin on the most in this midsummer glory stretch....I expect many of these artists to make Fundi's Best of the Year list in a few months, cuz they so good. I been listening to some of these albums over & over & over again. The songs in this mix are all pretty new except for the Band of Horses tracks -- hitched my wagon to their sounds only recently. Much funk and hip hop, blended with introspective folk and some modern blues.

"Summersauce Doubleshots" features The Roots, Band of Horses, The Black Keys, Janelle Monae, Big Boi, Quantic , Jack Johnson, Bonobo, Aloe Blacc, M.I.A., Flying Lotus, The Tallest Man in the World, Trombone Shorty and Josh Ritter.



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Art by Jeff Soto

Fond Farewell to a Friend








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Troubled



Welcome to the 35th episode from the Podcast Cafe! This is a musical mix in the same vein as "Snowgreen Spincycle" -- I chose the concept of "trouble" and then searched through my archives for songs with that word in their title. I think the whole idea came about because of my enormous love for Cat Stevens' song "Trouble":
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Egg Radio : Bill Frisell, reconstructed


A few years back, back before the dawn of digital music technologies, DJ Fundi threw together a loose mix of Bill Frisell's music and burned it painstakingly to a CD, something he called "The Bill Frisell Mixdown".



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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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