Welcome to December, though it may not feel all that Wintery right now - soon i hope. The forecast is finally calling for snow and yesterday's 60 degree weather is fast fading. Outside it's drizzling, and i thought i noticed some of that turning quietly to flake. With any luck, I'll spend next weekend trudging through the snow looking for the perfect evergreen (i can already smell the pine needles...)
Nows a good time to offer up my second podcast of the year. Some of you may remember my first, titled Slowstorm; a mix i made last January while considering slow falling snow and hazy melancholy memories. I'm going to offer it up again soon, and the track listing is here. Unlike some casts, i don't offer any introductions or chitchat, other than to preface them here. They do follow a theme, and this new one titled "Glowing light on Snow" is my first Holiday offering - I had to dig hard to find songs that matched thematically, most of my music is decidedly "cool" i guess is the word, especially in the last year - (i have another cast I'll be offering up of that soon enough.)
Most of the tracks have no direct holiday reference, save Will Oldham's "Christmas in the Mountains" but i tried to choose songs that captured a warmer, thoughtful sense, a bit of lush, a bit of love, some bells and harmonies, something you can listen to some night when you're relaxing and watching the snow fall, or walking up church street all bundled up and dodging scores of consumers, or maybe taking that long drive out and around to enjoy the new snow. - Of course i never stray too far from the melancholy, but for most of us the Holidays while we enjoy them, have a way of illuminating our loneliness. So there are tracks for those moments too...
Hope you enjoy,
"Glowing Light on Snow"
Track Listing in Comments
January 06 Podcast
(podcast coming soon)