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November 30, 2018

some goodbyes


friends,

 

the heart of tonight's podcast is anchored by a song i feel good about.

 

feelings can be hard to make sense of,

and it feels good to stumble on moments that help move us forward,

or portray an element of a truth you can't otherwise explain, or

i hope you know what i mean.

 

i'd love it if you'd share episode 631 with me.


the songs:

- i don't wanna be happy (no more), [night beach, 2011]

- crescent city, [2018 demo]

- i been dreaming, [2015 demo of a 2007-ish?? song)

 

love,

russell

November 23, 2018

thanks


friends,

 

episode 630 has landed.

 

it's me + a few songs + some thoughts about gratitude.

 

thanksgiving is good thing.

 

i hope you'll listen.


the songs:

- a true story of astonishing luck (night beach, 2011)

- * (pick yr battles, 2010)

- outrageous & austere (lost demo, 2014)

 

love,

russell

November 16, 2018

catch 22


friends,

 

episode 629 centers around a few songs of regret, loss, love, so on.

 

i imagine most of us relate to feeling caught between impossible choices, where right and wrong twist into inseparable circles, where it's both and neither, or who knows?? somewhere in-between, i guess.

 

memories like that can haunt us.

they do me, anyway.

 

if you can, i hope you'll join me.


the songs:

- sanchez & 29th (splitting, 2015)

- dragonfly (lost demo, 2015)

- all i know's i got it wrong (lost demo, 2013)

 

love,

russell

November 09, 2018

yoko ono


friends,

 

episode 628 centers around my appreciation for the artist-musician yoko ono, and her new just-released album titled "warzone." as mentioned, i'm aware that much of culture doesn't hear yoko as i do. i think i understand (mostly) why that is... and yet, even if that's you, i hope you'll maybe give her another chance???

 

this is - yoko ono

the album - warzone

read - a review

the book - grapefruit

 

new song - now or never

now or never - original 70's version

new song - it's gonna rain (my favorite!!)

it's gonna rain - original 80's version

new song - i love all of me

i love all of me - original 80's version

the iconic - imagine (yoko's new-solo version)

 

i hope you'll take a listen.


tonight's songs:

- friends (cat eyes, 2016)

- love is something you can do all on yr own (deep, deeper, deepest, 2014)

- the problem is i want it all (lip service, 2013)

 

love,

russell

November 02, 2018

beaker


friends,

 

welcome to november! the end of the year is nearly upon us, and i'm continuing to work through final mixing + mastering of my still-in-progress 2018 songs.

 

in-between, episode 627 is here - it's me + a lost demo from the past + a few forgotten unfinished songs from this (just recently) past september.

 

i'm thankful you're with me,

+ hope you'll listen.


the songs:

- there are real reasons (long-lost demo, 2012)

- beaker (soon-to-be-lost demo, 2018)

- however (demo, september 2018)

 

love,

russell