For the Love of Everything Sacred, Chode School is Alive Again

In all honesty, I just haven’t had it in me. The thought of writing was a weight on my shoulders and the shit sandwich was not sitting well in my stomach. Nah, man. I’m just going to bed. Sleep it off. I am not the first, nor the last, to get fucked over but it … Continue reading

Wednesday Surprise

The term “guilty pleasure” has never set well with me as pleasures cannot truly induce guilt. Unless it involves illegal activities and/or a man of the cloth giving special treatment to an unwilling party, but that’s their problem. However for the sake of clarity these two albums could easily be classified as such whether or … Continue reading

Wednesday Surprise: Country & Western Edition

Longtime readers and friends will be surprised by this, maybe as much as myself. A wonderful thing about working in a record shop and surrounding myself with music nerds is being turned on to something that I may have never otherwise encountered. Now I grew up in southern Indiana in a very rural part outside … Continue reading

A Thousand Apologies

As you may, or may not, have noticed there have been no updates and no free downloads over the last few weeks. The reason for this is simply that during the stormy season here in Chicago everything has been thrown terribly out of whack. The internet, which is shared with the kind neighbors in our … Continue reading

Wednesday Surprise

Do you like Can? Well here is Irmin Schmidt, Michael Karoli, Holger Czukay and Jaki Liebezeit (with flautist/tape operator David Johnson) before Can was formed. This was an actual soundtrack and the “Can-Schall” is the melted cheese making it hot and memorable for days on end (due to a numb mouth/brain). As Weed Temple said … Continue reading

Free Download: Grating Hits 6

Time for more free music. No theme here, simply things I’ve been digging lately. Some happy and some downright violent. Let’s swim in the warmth by hiding in the cool depths. Also it was time to do some design changes. Gone is the “Hitz,” and home is the “Hits.” Why? Shit with uneeded ‘Z’s is … Continue reading

Free Download: Spring Cleansing

My intention was to center this around love songs. Happy love songs to celebrate the incoming Spring. After realizing that I had very few happy ones suitable for the mix, I decided upon songs that merely focused on love in general, whether it be positive or negative. After all, love is relative. Think about it. … Continue reading

Free Download: Harry Nilsson’s Monkees Demos

These tracks were given to me by a coworker upon his hearing that I was a big Nilsson fan. Included is a raw version of “Cuddly Toy”, the one that (obviously) the Monkees chose. Don’t stop there, though. There are some real precious moments here that aren’t sold in Hallmark. Bonus! This is Harry’s voice … Continue reading

Take Back the Night

Free Download: Oh, I Do

A friend asked me to help her out with some musical selections for a wedding she has to dj. As it was a rather vanilla party I dug deep and came up with these selections, friendly to kids and elderly alike. The best part is that they are all great songs so everybody wins. The … Continue reading