Sep 252010

The songs featured on this collection are taken from the various projects released over the years by Tara Jane ONeil, Dan Littleton, and Elizabeth Mitchell. My wife and I have been fans for a long time, and love the fact that our daughters are now also listening (Abby’s first concert was Elizabeth Mitchell at the World Cafe!). It was so hard to narrow down the playlist since every record is so great, so I decided that this will be just the first of several podcasts to feature these bands. Here are 14 mellow acoustic amazing songs that you’re going to love. Buy these records and support these bands so they can continue making such great music.

This collection has been archived. Send me an email if you are interested in hearing it (

640.018 playlist

Tara Jane ONeil – You Rats Are
The Ida Retsin Family – Sad Song Wisconsin
Retsin – The Moon Fickle
Retsin – Money Song
Elizabeth Mitchell – Little Wing
Liquorice – Keeping The Weekend Free
Tara Jane ONeil – Known Perils
Sonora Pine – Long Ago Boy
Nanang Tatang – Booster Shot
Daniel Littleton – Stared and Laughed
Elizabeth Mitchell – If You Listen
Retsin – We Are The Rings
Ida – Encantada
Ida – Don’t Get Sad


 Posted by at 8:39 am
Sep 172010

I’ve been listening to this one a lot lately, and thought that it was time to pull it out of the archives. It’s an excellent collection of music. Put on the headphones, turn up the volume, and enjoy.

Please support the bands by buying their records and going to their shows. Click on each band name for more info.

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Sleepless Dreams – Close the Door, I’m Trying To Freeze   -00:00-
God Is An Astronaut – Tempus Horizon   -07:30-
Maybeshewill – Seraphim & Cherubim   -12:38-
Rumour Cubes – Rain On Titan   15:55-
Alright The Captain – Soundtrack Your Death   -21:07-
Detwiije – Bee   -24:51-
The Quivering Forest – Any Place That You Could Go   -29:48-
The Lanterne Rouge – Trying To Cross The Line   -33:41-
The Declining Winter – Come On Feel The Willingness   -38:13-
The Rachels – Evening   -40:40-
Poisoned Mind Keeps Dreaming – Brave Steps Into The Endless Future   -46:13-

640.017 playlist


 Posted by at 11:48 pm
Sep 012010


Title: Encyclopédie d’histoire naturelle; ou, traité complet de cette science d’après les travaux des naturalistes les plus éminents de tous les pays et de toutes les époques
Authors: Chenu, Jean Charles, 1808-1879; Desmarest, E. (Eugène), 1816-1890
Publisher: E. Girard et A. Boitte (Paris)
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries

All of the songs on 640.016 were either purchased legitimately or were offered for free. For more information about the music featured on this collection, please click on the band names in the list below.



Moonlit Sailor – 1994 (0:00)
Gifts From Enola – Lionized (4:20)
Gifts From Enola – Dime And Suture (12:35)
Exilym – One More Step Before The End (18:36)
Goonies Never Say Die – This One Took Forever (24:29)
Moonlit Sailor – Waterfall (30:40)
Saxon Shore – Isolated By The Secrets Of Your Fellow Men (35:06)
Caspian – ASA (42:16)
Beyond This Point Are Monsters – It’s Beige (49:33)
Kinski – That Helmut Poe Kid’s Weird (58:39)

640.016 playlist.pdf

 Posted by at 8:59 pm