My latest mix is called “Fooling Around" - soft global grooves suitable for coastal sunsets and lapping waves.

Listening options:
Tracklist:
  1. Bobby Brown - “Hawaii Nei I’ll Miss You” (US, 1982)
  2. Hyldon - “Eleonora” (Brazil, 1975)
  3. Hiroshi Sato - “孫悟空 (Son Go Kuw)” (Japan, 1979)
  4. Rexy - “Send In The Clones” (UK, 1981)
  5. Spike - “Fooling Around” (Netherlands, 1984)
  6. Mad Music Inc. - “Track 4” (US, 1977)
  7. Nedelle Torrisi - “Can’t Wait” (US, 2015)
  8. Sade - “Give It Up” (UK, 1988)
  9. Nohelani Cypriano - “Lihue” (US, 1975)
  10. Bebeto Castilho - “P’re Nao Chorar” (Brazil, 1975)
  11. Quarteto Em Cy - “Tudo que você podia ser” (US, 1988)
  12. Pete Jolly - “Springs” (US, 1970)

2016 is finally over. There are a lot of reasons for the world to be glad 2016 is over, but this is not a blog for that. I'll just keep it personal. And from a personal standpoint, 2016 was a pretty great year.

Below are some of my favorite shots from 2016:

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Morning run.

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My latest mix is called “Unicorns in Paradise" - A sonic ashram for the planetarium in your mind.

Listening options:
Tracklist:
  1. Deuter - “Starway” (Germany, 1984)
  2. Inoyama Land - “Mizue” (Japan, 1983)
  3. Laraaji - “Unicorns in Paradise (excerpt)” (US, 1981)
  4. Planetary Peace - “I Am That I Am” (US, 1983)
  5. Daniel Schmidt - “And the Darkest Hour is Just Before Dawn” (US, 2016)
  6. Nuno Canavarro - “Wask” (Portugal, 1988)
  7. Sharon Wiener - “Returning” (Canada, 1996)
  8. Ariel Kalma - “Arrival” (Canada, 1982)
  9. Bixio, Frizzi, Tempera - “Concessioni Naturali” (UK, 2016)

My latest mix is called “Am I Normal" - A set of futuristic grooves, like cave paintings from another planet.

Listening options:
Tracklist:
  1. Rexy - “Don’t turn me away” (UK, 1981)
  2. Arthur Russell - “You and Me Both” (UK, 2004)
  3. Fun Boy Three - “The Lunatics (Have Taken over the Asylum)” (UK, 1982)
  4. Karen Marks - “Cold Cafe” (Australia, 1981)
  5. Agata Morio - “サブマリン” (Japan, 1980)
  6. Haruomi Hosono - “Philharmony” (Japan, 1982)
  7. Nini Raviolette - “Suis-je normale” (France, 1980)
  8. Virna Lindt - “Pillow Talk” (UK, 1984)
  9. Mariah - “Shinzo No Tobira” (Japan, 1983)
  10. Broadcast - “Black Cat” (UK, 2005)
  11. Death and Vanilla - “California Owls” (UK, 2015)

My latest mix is called “Color Fantasy” - Twelve psychedelic pearls from North America and the UK, ideal for shortening days and full moons.

Listening options:
Tracklist:
  1. Kathy Heideman - “Sleep A Million Years” (US, 1976)
  2. John Angaiak - “I’ll Rock You To the Rhythm of the Ocean” (US, 1971)
  3. Richard Twice - “If I Knew You Were the One” (US, 1970)
  4. Lloyd Cheechoo - “James Bay” (US, 197?)
  5. Satya Sai Maitreya Kali - “Color Fantasy” (US, 1972)
  6. Spike Drivers - “Often I Wonder” (US, 1966)
  7. Mistress Mary - “Dance Little Girl” (US, 1969)
  8. The Pretty Things - “Bracelets of Fingers” (UK, 1968)
  9. Phil Cordell - “Red Lady” (US, 1969)
  10. Terry Reid - “The Hand Don’t Fit the Glove” (UK, 1969)
  11. Wendy & Bonnie - “You Keep Hanging up on My Mind” (US, 1969)
  12. Lightdreams - “Islands in Space” (Canada, 1981)

My latest mix is called "Man smart and woman smarter" - breezy calypso / caribbean tunes for the waning days of summer.

Listening options:
Tracklist:
  1. Lord Beginner - “General Election” (Trinidad, 1954)
  2. King Fighter - “People Will Talk” (UK, 1964)
  3. The Iron Duke - “Man Smart and Woman Smarter” (US, 1954)
  4. The Lion - “Ba Boo La La” (?, 1938)
  5. Frantz Casseus - “Suite No. 1: Petro” (Haiti, 1954)
  6. Maurice Bitter - “Grondements Du Volcan De L'Ile Du Dieu John Frum” (France, 196?)
  7. Maurice Bitter - “Chant D'Amitié” (France, 196?)
  8. Laurel Aitken - “Baba Kill Me Goat” (Jamaica, 1961)
  9. Lord Beginner - “Love, Love, Love” (Trinidad, 1954)
  10. Lord Kitchener - “Nora” (US, 1954)
  11. Cold Storage Commission - “Skokisan” (Zimbabwe, 1954)
  12. Luis Daniel Quintana - “La Vieja Mila” (Trinidad, 1938)
  13. Mighty Douglas - “Exchange No Robbery” (?, ?)
  14. The Haitian Bells - “Damballah! Damballah!” (Haiti, 1973)
  15. Chuck & Dobby - “Till The End of Time” (Jamaica, 1960)

A couple of years ago I went to Joshua Tree for Thanksgiving. Ever since I've been addicted to the desert. It's what took me to Morocco and the Sahara as well as Death Valley. The high desert in particular is what I am drawn to. The combination of altitude and desert.

Over Labor Day, I took a trip to Taos which is located in northern New Mexico. Taos is at the edge of the Colorado Plateau and sits around 7,000 feet altitude. It rests just out side the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the southernmost subrange of the Rocky Mountains.

This is a part of the country that requires much more time than just a holiday weekend.

Rio Grande

Taos

Taos

My latest mix is called "Two Tall Mountains” - a double-rainbow of lysergic folk from all over the globe.

Listening options:
Tracklist:
  1. Elyse Weinberg - “Band of Thieves” (US, 1969)
  2. Roger Miller - “Not In Nottingham” (US, 1973)
  3. Bobbie Gentry - “Penduli Pendulum” (US, 1968)
  4. Emmanuelle Parrenin - “Thibault et l'Arbre d'Or” (France, 1977)
  5. Connie Converse - “Talkin’ Like You (Two Tall Mountains)” (US, 195?)
  6. The Kossoy Sisters With Erik Darling - “Single Girl” (US, 1956)
  7. The Sound of Mull - “Slan Leat A Ghraidh (Farewell My Love)” (UK, 1975)
  8. Eleanor Wallace - “I Don’t” (US, 1966)
  9. Mark Fry - “A Norman Soldier” (Italy, 1972)
  10. Trader Horne - “In My Loneliness” (UK, 1970)
  11. Bob & Carolanne Pegg - “A Glass of Water” (UK, 1972)
  12. Paul Giovanni & Magnet - “The Maypole Song” (UK, 1998)
  13. Mossy Davidson - “Fox Sparrow” (US, 1977)
  14. Subway - “I Am A Child” (France, 1971)
  15. Lau Nau - “Painovoimaa, valoa” (US, 2008)
  16. Larkin Grimm - “The Butcher” (US, 2009)

My latest mix is called "I'll Come Running.” Dusky psych-pop and folk for pensive summer nights.

Listening options:
Tracklist:
  1. J.K. & Co. - “Fly” (US, 1968)
  2. Jeff Eubank - “Feels Like Me” (US, 1983)
  3. Gila - “Sundance Chant” (Germany, 1973)
  4. Michael Angelo - “Flight of Pegasus” (US, 1977)
  5. Psychic TV - “The Orchids” (UK, 1983)
  6. Shoes - “Fire for Awhile” (US, 1977)
  7. Brian Eno - “I’ll Come Running” (UK, 1975)
  8. Eddie Callahan - “Across The Line” (US, 1976)
  9. Blossom Dearie - “I’m Shadowing You” (US, 1973)
  10. Rob Galbraith - “I Remember Me” (US, 1970)
  11. John & Beverly Martyn - “John The Baptist” (UK, 1970)
  12. Scott Walker - “Angels of Ashes” (UK, 1969)
  13. John Schroeder - “Witchi Tai To” (UK, 1971)

In late March of this year, I joined about 14 other runners in Morocco on a trip setup by Rogue Expeditions. We started in Marrakech, headed over the Atlas Mountains, through Ouarzazate. We ran through the Dades Gorge and the Todra Gorge as well as the Drâa Valley. We even ran through some dried up lake beds and sand dunes through the Sahara.

It was a trip of a lifetime, and I finally put it up on the travel page. Check it out for more details, but here are some of the highlights:

Marrakech sunset

Aït Ben Haddou sunrise.

Dades Gorge.

Sahara.