October 28th, 2015

New Cosmix: Autumn 2 Winter 2015


Autumn on the islands that dot the Puget Sound is particularly wistful.

Fog floats inland frequently from the bay — shifting the terrain’s palette dramatically. The red and yellow foliage are made doubly loud atop grey mist.

 The damp ground littered with gorgeous debris. It’s epic.

Fall’s the season that reminds you of how everything — once present — is passing away; you’ve limited time — the impermanence of The Ten Thousand Things.

Winter and summer arrive like well-defined stage sets. Static in a way. Spring works subtly on the part of our nature that leans towards hope, a new tomorrow, love affairs, cleaner homes, it’s easier to take for granted. Summer is really hot.

But autumn. It will mess with your head. Read more

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April 07th, 2015

New Cosmix! Spring 2015


Happy Belated Spring!

Something new for your listening pleasure as the buds burst and the birds and bees do their buzzing thing. Some details about my new mix:

I’d describe it as futuristic retro blowbacks that travel the vector between now, tomorrow and the fall of the wall of Jericho. Perfect for our times, I think you’ll discover.

Or to lift a line from Joni Mitchell’s classic Ladies of the Canyon:

Songs like tiny hammers hurled
At beveled mirrors in empty halls

Includes, but not limited to: Tanlines, Charlie Christian, Fynn, Kay Starr, The Radio Dept., Glass Animals, Romare, Junior Boys, Les Sims, Tori Amos, Sam Prekop, Darkstar, Lyle Lovett, Duke Dumont, Martha Argerich, Synkro, Annie Lennox, Machinedrum with FaltyDL and the demo tape your mother made before you were born.

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Cover art collage by FW with elements from Steven Quinn‘s fabulous The Romans series.



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January 03rd, 2015

New Cosmix: The Best of 2014


2014 was another year where all of the really great music had to be sleuthed out like truffles.

And I’m your hog.

Here’s a bunch of my favorites jammed together in my traditional year end mix. Enjoy!

And a blessed, enlivening, creative, mind-bending, heart-opening 2015 to each of you.

Opening image montage by FW. Lotus photograph by Corey Goldberg. Used with permission.

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August 08th, 2014

New Cosmix: Summer 2014 / Part 2


It’s been the most perfect season on the island. Very Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Just the right temperature, light and mood. But my mind’s dissolving trying to wrap around the concept that summer is winding to a close.

But no prob. Music is timeless, so I’ll play this latest mix whenever I wanna feel like it’s that perfect zone right around mid-August — with the Sun hovering over my ascendant.

Like all of my cloudcasts they’re compiled to accompany creative work. Be that in the studio, the office, the garage or down in your mom’s basement if that’s where you’re living right now.




Cover collage by FW. Fragment of owl photograph from Xaviera Simmons’s: Whatever the Cost, I’ll Pay in Full; 2010

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June 24th, 2014

New Cosmix: Summer 2014 Part 1


I’m prepping to leave for my annual meditation retreat in Hawai’i. The following mix is what I put together last week for the long flight. As usual the flow moves through several decades worth of material.

Tag this with ambient, electronic, nu-jazz, dance, dream pop, hindi mantras and finally strange attractor. Because, from segue to segue your guess becomes as good as mine to where it all goes.

Look for part 2 later next month. And yes, it will include some Bobbie Gentry!

Enjoy. And merry solstice shift.


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