As our lonely little planet once again turns a corner and makes its way around the sun, we look back at the year that was by taking a moment to examine what our media landscape has become. We live in a world where the recording and radio industries are run by big data, and it turns out we're the ones supplying a lot of that data. We live in a media environment where a breach of a movie studio's computer security can somehow morph into a “terrorist threat” against “American interests”. In this sort of environment, it helps to understand who's really delivering a message like that and why. It also helps to realize how that environment gets funded, and what we can do to change that.
Independent voices in media are more important than ever these days, and there's never been a better time to support them.
If you've missed hearing me talk at the beginning of the show, you're in luck. I've got plenty to say this week.
I also have more than two hours of great music from this year for you. Here are the songs that you selected as your favorites from 2014. Here's to another trip around the sun, and here's to the music that guided us along the way…
Playlist for Dave's Lounge #300:
- (0:00:10) Submotion Orchestra, “Trust / Lust” Buy from: iTunes
- (0:12:27) Minor Rain, “All With You” Buy from: iTunes
- (0:17:31) Ghostsoul, “Burning Lungs (feat. Melody Myla)” Buy from: Bandcamp
- (0:22:08) Hugo Kant, “Secret Society” Buy from: Bandcamp
- (0:26:30) Boo Boo Davis, “Sorry Baby” Buy from: iTunes
- (0:30:46) mister T., “Woodblocks” Free download from: Bandcamp
- (0:34:56) Got A Girl, “Heavenly” Buy from: iTunes
- (0:38:47) Niia, “Body” Buy from: iTunes
- (0:43:34) Tom Strobe, “Love Lights (feat. 2MONK)” Buy from: iTunes
- (0:48:32) Odesza, “Sun Models (feat. Madelyn Grant)” Buy from: iTunes
- (0:51:12) Poldoore, “Call It A Day” Buy from: Bandcamp
- (0:55:24) Jan Amit, “Heal (Ficci and Laura Hahn Remix)” Buy from: iTunes
- (0:58:33) Alina Baraz & Galimatias, “Pretty Thoughts” Buy from: iTunes
- (1:02:03) Dive Index, “Counting Umbrellas” Buy from: Bandcamp
- (1:06:41) Alice Russell, “I'm The Man That Will Find You” Buy from: iTunes
- (1:10:48) Marlena Shaw, “Woman Of The Ghetto (Akshin Alizadeh Remix)” Buy from: iTunes
- (1:15:45) Demented Sound Mafia, “Lost In Angola” Buy from: iTunes
- (1:19:52) Tim Angrave, “Faith in You (Five Seasons Confidence Remix)” Buy from: iTunes
- (1:25:35) Philip Aniskin and Alexey Krapotkin, “Spring Thaw” Buy from: iTunes
- (1:29:36) Litany, “Look” Free download from: Facebook
- (1:33:28) Randy Seidman, “Fazura (Polished Chrome Mix)” Buy from: iTunes
- (1:39:13) Lynchy Dada, “Lune” Buy from: iTunes
- (1:44:26) G, “Outer Space (feat Genevieve)” Buy from: iTunes
- (1:47:56) Lost Midas, “Head Games (feat. Audris)” Buy from:iTunes
- (1:50:55) Cross My Heart Hope To Die, “Wild Side” Buy from: Bandcamp
- (1:54:46) Marian Hill, “Got It” Buy from: iTunes
- (1:57:54) Nanobyte (feat. Mary Lambert), “Part Of Life” Buy from: iTunes
- (2:04:27) nimino, “A Different You (feat. Alex Larsson)” Free download from: Facebook
- (2:08:22) Dee C'rell, “The Ballad Of Love” Buy from: iTunes
- (2:16:47) Wax Tailor, “Que Sera (Phonovisions Symphonic Version)” Buy from: iTunes
- Terracota Blue, “Leaves” Buy from: Bandcamp
- Klangstein, “Run” Buy from: iTunes
- Permanent4, “By Candlelight” Buy from: iTunes
You can hear another great mix of tunes from 2014 on the Dave’s Lounge app, which will give you to streaming access all the latest episodes of Dave’s Lounge, plus bonus mixes not available in the regular podcast. The Dave's Lounge iPhone app is available for iOS, Windows Mobile, and Windows 8. Android users in the U.S. can get the app for free exclusively from Amazon.
Enjoy the show, and as always, thank you for listening.
Thanks for the ear candy this year, Dave. Happy New Year!
Hey Dave, thanks as always for the GREAT tunes this last year, but even more for the “Dave’s-eye” view of the world with this last and first show of the year. Some of us that grew up and into the hippy generation are so glad to hear that the unbiased and freedom spirited search for truth, real artistry, and the independent point of view is alive and well. Be well and Happy in 2015, and for many more years. The well intentioned, perceptive, and cautiously skeptical point of view is the only one that ever really holds any water.
So great to get such a robust yearbook episode. I looked forward to it all year. A lot of songs that I didn’t remember until I heard them again. Shame though that the momentous occasion of episode 300 and the yearbook occurred simultaneously. Congratulations Dave!
Happy new year! This is the first yearbook episode I’ve heard. I heard it a few weeks back, but I am just getting around to commenting on it. I’m not sure if you are looking for specific feedback. Overall, it was very enjoyable. It appears that you’re interested in knowing people’s thoughts about your choices…so, here I go:
I’d say my favorite is Niia-Body. I loved it when I first discovered it (which was the first time you played it earlier in the year) and I still love it. I also like Jan Amit’s Heal track as well as Marian Hill’s Got it …which I had also heard previously on your podcast. Some of the other tracks that I really enjoyed and happen to be new to me (since I just caught on to your podcasts a few months ago) are Submotion Orchestra’s Trust /Lust (I know you love them) and what I thought was really unique lyrical poetry D’Crell’s Ballad of Love. That one was so “offbeat” that my wife went out of her way and asked me: “What are you listening to?” 🙂
Keep up the quality content!