You came this way: Home > miscellaniac

miscellaniac (FMA Admin)

Mini Profile

Curators: ccCommunity

Almost-librarian, crafter, book junkie, lover of horror movies and lots of other things.

» VIEW BLOG miscellaniac's

miscellaniac on 03/15/2013 at 11:00AM

Patrick, You're A Saint

Image courtesy of bollesbiggestfan1/flickr

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I present a mix made up of artists who currently reside in Ireland, have Irish roots, or simply a pronounced Irish influence. As you'll discover, not all Irish music sounds like what you would hear at a parade or a sports pub (aka. a spub, like a spud - Irish!). For more overtly Irish-sounding tunes, I recommend this Magically Delicious Mix featuring "Irish Hearts" by Fred van Eps.

Patrick J. Touhey “Drowsy Maggie” - OK, this is one of the few exceptions to my preface, but this is such a gorgeous traditional folk song. Irish-American Touhey played the Uilleann pipes (Irish bagpipes) and this recording is from 1919.

Dublin Duck Dispensary "Irish Rebel Song" - Now I really am starting to look like a hypocrite. But, Bobby Aherne's lo-fi solo act is one of my faves and he happens to be from Dublin and to also have produced this dreamy song that sounds like it could have emanated from the recent crop of Northern New Jersey bands like Big Troubles, Ducktails, and Julian Lynch.

Nora O'Connor "Two Way Action" - O'Connor is a first-generation Irish-American (and native Chicagoan), performs with Andrew Bird and The Blacks, has toured with everyone from Mavis Staples to New Pornographers, and also happens to be a renowned bartender, doula, and ordained reverend. (Yeah, what have YOU done today?) The eclectic warmth of all of these endeavors melts through in this track.

Sláinte "Julia Delaney" - Another one to slip past my preamble, Sláinte is a legit Irish band from Tacoma. Pronounced "slawn-cha" it is Gaelic for "cheers" or "good health." This is definitely one you can get jiggy with (sorry). Combines the good parts of a jam band with stunning traditional instrumentation that would kick the crud out of an Irish Spring commercial.

Solvents "Yr. Ghostwriter" - Bandmembers Emily Madden and Jarrod Bramson met when Bramson played rhythm guitar in Madden's father's traditional Irish folk band. The spark that crackled into Solvents lays its melodic residue all over rich violin and vocals.


» 0 COMMENTS Share
miscellaniac on 11/23/2012 at 09:15AM

Black (Metal) Friday Mix


Here's something you don't need to run out and buy today -- a tidy little free compilation of (mostly) black metal. It's a soundtrack for department store trampling, chain store protesters, and conscientious consumers.

Yes, there is some throwback Neapolitan hair metal, some grindcore, and a little dash of death metal thrown in for added texture. But, don't let that stop you from making this Friday as Black as Black can be.

» 1 COMMENTS Share

» VIEW ALLmiscellaniac's Favorites

Aethyr - "Dominus" (12:51)
Aethyr - "Dominus" (12:51)

miscellaniac Is a Fan Of...

Mutilation Rites, Arcade Fire, Hypermagic, Sexton Ming, Vivian Girls, Clinic, Steve Mackay, Niamh de Barra, Isidore Soucy, Liturgy, Mules, Jason Willett, Boss Hog, Illusion of Safety, Constantines, Villagers, Angela Valid, Scott H. Biram, Wooden Shjips, Love is All, Jamie Evans, King Kong Ding Dong, Jerry King Musser, Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore, Paul Collins Beat, Faust, Grouper, Various Artists, Zs, Old Time Relijun, Fallen Leaves, Nora O'Connor, LO MOdA, Roger McGuinn, Ut, Newtown Radio (V/A), Growing, Laura Sheeran, Sam Shalabi, David Byrne, Oneohtrix Point Never, Children for Breakfast, Hank IV, Zydepunks, Blue Dew, The Oranges Band, Lexie Mountain Boys, Language Removal Services, mackay/watt/estel, Turn Me On, Dead Man Recordings (Various Artists), Kristin Hersh, Port O'Brien, Big Blood, Harvey Milk, T.I.T.S., Crevulators, the, New Pornographers, Sophie Tucker, Vibracathedral Orchestra, Le Tigre, Robyn Hitchcock, MetalSucks, Silver Process, Elephant Micah, R. Stevie Moore, The Valleys, Home Blitz, Ollie North, Kinski, voyageurs, Dinosaur Feathers, Transmitters, Sputnik Booster, Nautical Almanac, Thee Oh Sees, Black Pus, Puffy Areolas, Gerbil Church, Sic Alps, Blanche Blanche Blanche, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Inspector 22, Dan Gleason, New Bomb Turks, DIVE, The Books, Catholic Spray, The Bats, The Units, Newagehillbilly, White Wires, White Fence, BoyScouts of Annihilation, Blevin Blectum, 50 Foot Wave, Sun Araw, Billy Murray, Ghostland Observatory, Kemialliset Ystavat, Apache Dropout, Pujol, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Computer Magic, You Say Party! We Say Die!, Tapes 'N' Tapes, Julianna Barwick, Angels of Light, Jealousy, Cold Cave, Brian Joseph Davis, Bonde Do Role, speedy ortiz, Spitfire Parade, Carsick Cars, Supercute, Negative Approach, Meth Teeth, Jon Rose, Swim Team, Steve Wynn, Talibam!, White Mystery, Jason Forrest, G.G. Allin's Dick, junior85, The Soft Boys, High Places, The Fiery Furnaces, Bird Names, Paavoharju, Redhooker, Vialka, Wolf Eyes, Jacuzzi Boys, Quint Baker, Lucy Foley, So Cow, Nature, Throwing Muses, MUTWAWA, Various Artists (Angel Dust Records), Jerusalem & The Starbaskets, Citay, Antique Phonograph Music Program [Various Artists], The Slits, Amen Dunes, Pocahaunted, Animals & Men, Ergo Phizmiz, Hubble, ARMS, Obits, Hugh Cornwell, The Black Angels, C. Lavender, Dublin Duck Dispensary, Double Dagger, The Agrarians, Black Fortress of Opium, The Walkmen, The Pets, The Hold Steady, Satanicpornocultshop, Purling Hiss, Cooper-Moore, Room For A Ghost, The Damned, Batfinks, Carla Bozulich's Evangelista, Parts and Labor, CAVE, Cian Nugent, Jaap Blonk, Suicide, Personal and the Pizzas, Gary War, Arjopa, Ben Weaver, Kreamy 'Lectric Santa, The Jesus Lizard, Monoshock, Mary Halvorson and Jessica Pavone, Ninja, Magik Markers, Bitches, Hogan Grip, Lightning Bolt, Lame Drivers, Ducktails, Prince Rama, Sakura Madams, Broke For Free, Black Dice, Billy Childish, Lazer Crystal, Hot Lava, Mudboy, On On On, Christian Cummings, Waylon Thornton, Chamomile, Disappears, Earth, The Rabbits, Alan Vega, Roomrunner, Radiesman, Smersh, Vermillion Sands, Pitman's Gramophone Course of Typewriter Keyboard Instruction, Ponytail, Grass Widow, Wildildlife, The Wedding Present, Psychic TV, Pitchman, Radiomaniac, Kazoo Funk Orchestra, Swans, Crete Boom, Soft Serve, Coolzey, David Fenech, Six Heads, Squarehead, Killdozer, The Detroit Cobras, Mary Halvorson, The Maltese Falcons, Marvelry Skimmer, Michael Gira, Mary Halvorson and Joe McPhee, Reigning Sound, Valentina Vuksic, Various Artists [Peppermill Records], U.S. Girls, Flaming Fire, Indian Jewelry, Innocent Bandits, David Kilgour, Superchunk, The Dirtbombs, Public Record, Various Artists (Breitband), No Age, Homemade-LoFi-Psych, Wild Flag, Church Of When The Shit Hits The Fan, Glass Candy, Srch Party, Ian Nagoski, caUSE co-MOTION, Asian Women on the Telephone, El Jesus De Magico, Blue Sausage Infant, Small Black, Cryptacize, Eastern Watershed Klezmer Quartet, The Needy Visions, The Quit, Beko Digital Single Label, Melvins, 50FOOTWAVE, Bob Purse, Bloodgroup, Mary Halvorson Trio, Andrew Cedermark, Naked on the Vague, The Apartment, Golden Triangle, Ami Dang, To Live and Shave in L.A., People Like Us, Agent Fresco, Psychedelic Horseshit, Soundeyet, Au, James Blackshaw, Raleigh Moncrief, The Axemen, Crawl, The Lost Demension, Flying Luttenbachers, Dälek, Los Campesinos!, The Blind Shake, Dirty Three, Bush Tetras, Dead Moon, Black Twig Pickers and Steve Gunn, PC Worship, The Woolen Men, Robedoor, Homosexuals, Foot Village, Irene Moon, Weasel Walter, Afrirampo, Dead Bees, Unrest, The Fresh & Onlys, Ghosts, Japanische Kampfhorspiele, Camilla Ha, Mazing Vids, Big Troubles, Wavves, Long Hair, Xiu Xiu, Back To The Future The Ride, Jaap Blonk & Radboud Mens, White Mice, Xray Eyeballs, Kelley Stoltz, C. Strøm, Alan Watts, Sláinte, The Snow, Mil Mascaras, Party Boys, Julia Holter, Various Artists [Chinstrap Music], Weasel Walter/Mary Halvorson/Peter Evans, Baby Gramps, My Bubba & Mi, Dan Deacon, Times New Viking, Solvents, Leather Uppers, Oblivian Substanshall, bbigpigg, Coasting, Delphine Dora, Box Elders, Spencer Owen, Gang Of Four, Richard Wolff, Slipper, Oneida, Various Artists [Artifacts/yclept], Daniel Barbiero & Steve Hilmy, Cape Canaveral, Mary Halvorson and Weasel Walter, Various Artists [Apskaft], Kill! Kill! Death! Death!, Byron Coley, The Church, Expwy, Bell X1, The Dalai Lama Rama Fa Fa Fa, Teeth Mountain, Blah Blah Blah, Carnivorous Birds, Lucky Dragons, N-qia, Gary Wilson, Captain Banana Hammock, Larkin Grimm, Takka Takka, Silver Jews, Alaclair Ensemble, DJ Dog Dick, Dott, The Sediment Club, Teenage Jesus & the Jerks, Big Digits, AMANDA, Schocholautte, White Magic, Kitchen's Floor

miscellaniac's Wall

on 11/06/2012 at 07:37PM
The posting of your newest mix reminds me I am way overdue for sending you some mixmaster appreciation. Love your mixes, miscellaniac!