Dave’s Lounge #300: The 2014 Yearbook

Dave's Lounge Music Podcast #300 - The 2014 YearbookAs 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:

  1. (0:00:10) Submotion Orchestra, “Trust / Lust”  Buy from: iTunes
  2. (0:12:27) Minor Rain, “All With You”  Buy from: iTunes
  3. (0:17:31) Ghostsoul, “Burning Lungs (feat. Melody Myla)”  Buy from: Bandcamp
  4. (0:22:08) Hugo Kant, “Secret Society”  Buy from: Bandcamp
  5. (0:26:30) Boo Boo Davis, “Sorry Baby”  Buy from: iTunes
  6. (0:30:46) mister T., “Woodblocks” Free download from: Bandcamp
  7. (0:34:56) Got A Girl, “Heavenly”  Buy from: iTunes
  8. (0:38:47) Niia, “Body”  Buy from: iTunes
  9. (0:43:34) Tom Strobe, “Love Lights (feat. 2MONK)” Buy from: iTunes
  10. (0:48:32) Odesza, “Sun Models (feat. Madelyn Grant)”  Buy from: iTunes
  11. (0:51:12) Poldoore, “Call It A Day”  Buy from: Bandcamp
  12. (0:55:24) Jan Amit, “Heal (Ficci and Laura Hahn Remix)”  Buy from: iTunes
  13. (0:58:33) Alina Baraz & Galimatias, “Pretty Thoughts”  Buy from: iTunes
  14. (1:02:03) Dive Index, “Counting Umbrellas”  Buy from: Bandcamp
  15. (1:06:41) Alice Russell, “I'm The Man That Will Find You”  Buy from: iTunes
  16. (1:10:48) Marlena Shaw, “Woman Of The Ghetto (Akshin Alizadeh Remix)”  Buy from: iTunes
  17. (1:15:45) Demented Sound Mafia, “Lost In Angola”  Buy from: iTunes
  18. (1:19:52) Tim Angrave, “Faith in You (Five Seasons Confidence Remix)”  Buy from: iTunes
  19. (1:25:35) Philip Aniskin and Alexey Krapotkin, “Spring Thaw”  Buy from: iTunes
  20. (1:29:36) Litany, “Look”  Free download from: Facebook
  21. (1:33:28) Randy Seidman, “Fazura (Polished Chrome Mix)”  Buy from: iTunes
  22. (1:39:13) Lynchy Dada, “Lune”  Buy from: iTunes
  23. (1:44:26) G, “Outer Space (feat Genevieve)”  Buy from: iTunes
  24. (1:47:56) Lost Midas, “Head Games (feat. Audris)”  Buy from:iTunes
  25. (1:50:55) Cross My Heart Hope To Die, “Wild Side”  Buy from: Bandcamp
  26. (1:54:46) Marian Hill, “Got It”  Buy from: iTunes
  27. (1:57:54) Nanobyte (feat. Mary Lambert), “Part Of Life”  Buy from: iTunes
  28. (2:04:27) nimino, “A Different You (feat. Alex Larsson)”  Free download from: Facebook
  29. (2:08:22) Dee C'rell, “The Ballad Of Love”  Buy from: iTunes
  30. (2:16:47) Wax Tailor, “Que Sera (Phonovisions Symphonic Version)”  Buy from: iTunes

Background music:

  1. Terracota Blue, “Leaves”  Buy from: Bandcamp
  2. Klangstein, “Run”  Buy from: iTunes
  3. 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.

Dave's Lounge #300


Dave’s Lounge #300: The 2014 Yearbook — 4 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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!