Archive for the 'Mixtapes' Category

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

This mix picks up where All Roads Lead To Red: A Pedal Steel Mixtape / Tribute left off, delving deeper into the sessionography of the Velvet Hammer, Orville “O.J” “Red” Rhodes. While perhaps best known as Michael Nesmith’s musical foil on the former Monkee’s 1970s country rock masterpieces, Red also played steel on countless LA […]

Monday, February 15th, 2016

From Mount Huaguo to your ears: a collection of Chinese-language pop pop songs from the 1960s and 1970s in celebration of the lunar new year. Earlier this week marked the start of the Year of the Monkey according to the ancient divinations of the Chinese zodiac calendar. Quick wit, curiosity, and ingenuity are among the […]

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Mirage: Our fourth collaboration with Portland, OR based record collectors Sam Huff and Colton Tong. Perception is all about your vantage point….man. The following collection, Mirage, is a half-blind foray into a world that is equal parts foreign and familiar, guided by the eclectic sounds of the guitar and the keys. Aquarium Drunkard Presents: Mirage […]

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Transcendence: Our third collaboration with Portland, OR based record collectors Sam Huff and Colton Tong. Consider the following a vintage Friday night basement-party jammer. 70s era groove-makers, stoned soul bass rhythms and snaking synthesizer vibrations, all filled to the brim and ready to consume. Running time: one hour. Pairs well with a good time. Aquarium […]

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

2015 marked the passing of pedal steel guitar legend Buddy Emmons, a man described by one contemporary as the “Picasso or Michelangelo” of his instrument. Over the span of his nearly seven-decade-long career Emmons logged innumerable sessions and released more than a dozen albums as a bandleader or solo artist. In addition, as a founding […]

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Each December, Brian Reese at Big Rock Candy Mountain deals out a month’s worth of holiday esoterica from the far corners of vintage twang, fuzz, scuzz, r&b, blues, country, garage, lounge and beyond. Keeping it loose, he trims his tree with Red Simpson and Mae West, then tops it off with The Sonics, Hank Snow […]

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Leon Payne came stumbling into the world blind from birth in Alba, Texas and went on to write two of the greatest country music songs of all time (although which two I’ll leave up to you). Early on he hooked up with the infamous Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys and cut his first solo […]