For the most part, trip hop and lindy hop have nothing in common. (A couple of girls who requested I play Portishead and Massive Attack at a blues dance in Durham last week might suggest otherwise, but we won't listen to them for now.) However, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the passing of Frankie Manning, a swing dance legend who toured the world and appeared in films in the 1930s, then enjoyed a long second act as “The Ambassador of Lindy Hop.” I remember attending a workshop he taught in Greensboro about 6 years ago. He was 88 at the time, and he spent half that class flirting with his 20-something lesson partner. He was dancing and flirting right up until he died at the age of 94. There's a lesson in this, I think.
You wouldn't think Frankie Manning would be connected with this podcast, really, but as I explain at the top of the show this week, everything is connected. We might not see the connections, but they're still there.
Thousands of you have been connecting with Dave's Lounge for the last four years. Thank you for listening. This mix is for you…
Playlist for Dave's Lounge #156:
- Tal M. Klein, "Don't" Buy from: iTunes | eMusic
- Natalie Walker, "Lost My Shadow" Buy from: iTunes | eMusic
- Arthur Loves Plastic vs. Lisa Moscatiello, "I Can Dream" Buy from: iTunes
- Artemis, "Fountain of Life" Buy from: iTunes | eMusic
- Two Loons for Tea, "Sunset Room" Buy from: iTunes | eMusic
- Puracane, "Digging to Deep" Buy from: iTunes
- Magic Waves, "Tonight" Buy from: iTunes
- Flashbaxx, "Sandbank" Buy from: iTunes | eMusic
- Firefox AK, "The River" Buy from: iTunes | eMusic
- Mr. Meeble, "Dragonfly" Buy from: iTunes | eMusic
- All India Radio, "Fall" Buy from: iTunes | eMusic
- Morcheeba, "Lighten Up" Buy from: iTunes
- The Atomica Project, "Delorian" Buy from: iTunes | eMusic
- Lovespirals, "Motherless Child (Karmacoda Remix)" Buy from: iTunes | eMusic
- MinusBlue, "Ocean Sky"
- Permanent4, "By Candlelight" Buy from: Amie Street
Background music: Rena Jones, "Driftwood" Buy from: iTunes | eMusic
Oh, by the way, that distorted voice you heard at the very beginning was none other than Leo Laporte of This Week in Tech, whom I would have met at the New Media Expo last August, except that when he called my name to be on TWiT Live, I was on my way back from the bathroom, and I ran into Veronica Belmont and Sarah Lane together on the expo floor. Suffice to say, I got a little bit distracted there…
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Yeah, Dave! Congratulations for 4 great years of music podcasting— you have been a great companion at my side though long boring train trips, bus rides to/from work, pleasant background soundtrack while reading books and a great inspiration for kicking off my own music podcast “XtraChill” that will turn 3 years now.
Go on like this and keep in chilled.
Andreas from “XtraChill”-Podcast
I’ve been listening since at least episode #13 (I have that episode burned on a CD in my car). In four years I’ve sold a house, moved out of state, rented an apartment, bought a house, got a dog, and married my lovely wife. Four years is a long time indeed — and Dave’s Lounge has been there for me every week.
Thanks for the dedication and sharing all the great music. As long as your willing to podcast, I’ll be willing to listen.
Just wanted to tell you that I love your podcast. I have been listening for the last 3 years, it was Anji Bee that pointed me in your direction. Great stuff, and I get most of my emusic download via your site.
Wow man, 4 years of slick beats. I’ve been listening since show #3! I got tipped off from the coverville podcast. I have to say your dedication is really, really inspiring. A quality show every week.
How this hasn’t been picked up by NPR or something, I’ll never know. You don’t get this kind of quality on the airwaves.
Great selection of songs again!!!
Dave, thanks for 4 wonderfully chilled years.
Like the other posters I have been avidly, downloading the podcast every sunday, so i can listen to the chilled beats on my way to work on Monday.
Through the podcast, I’ve found artists like Delerium, Groovecatcher, and the wonderful Natalie Walker. Thank you
Please keep up the high quality podcasting for another 4 years.
I’ve been listening Dave’s Lounge since episode #100. I think this is the greatest episodes. Thank you for this special mix and thank you for every mix you bring us every week.
For me, listening this special selection of music makes my moments easier. There is something in music that leaves a watermark in the moment you listen it and Dave’s Lounge have a special place in those moments in my mind.
Thanks a lot!
Thanks so much for this excellent podcast! Congratulations on 4 great years and here’s to another 4…
congrats for the 4 yrs…
good to see you taking decaf now (ya i told u to ease on caffeine :D)
the line at the beggining is from what movie??? I thought it was point break with keanu reeves but I have it just in the tip of my tongue, man rid me of this doubt please D:= (i know the answer will be so obvious)
cuz of you now i cant hear anything thats not lounge, chill or ambient…
If i ever start a podcast I think Ill get lots of ideas from you
My god, that was one of your best shows to-date. Fantastic, Dave! Thank you so much!!!
chaveztruz: That clip came from the indie flick Groove. You can see the video clip in the show notes of the 3rd anniversary mix:
And truth be told, it will be a long, long time before I switch to decaf. ;^)
Congratulations from Brazil!
I am still here, I’ ve met Dave’s Lounge last year, and I already listenes to all past episodes, and keep coming for the new ones ….. And also find e-music here ….. still there listening to a lot of little treasures that I find here. Special place for Blind Divine, Conjure One, Cling, and so many special songs ….
About the things you told, I believe, all is connected. Sometimes we just got too long to realise that …
Again, congratulations ….. we will be always here waiting for the new episodes ….
Thank you for persisting, I needed this…. :Nood:
I am literally into my 4th or 5th time listening to this episode. I echo what others have said here. Thank you.
Firstly… Dave’s Lounge doesn’t rock at all… it grooves!
Secondly… at the beginning of this podcast there is a clip of dialog which sounds like it’s from a movie. The dialog is something about “the nod.” Does anyone know what this is from??
~ Denny Crane
Dave…thanks for your work…I keep listening since a couple months ago. Your podcast rulez! 🙂
Best regards from Costa Rica, Central America…
I’ve been listening to Dave’s Lounge 3 years(Wow! Has it really. Been that long?) Dave’s Lounge has been with me during so many different stages of my life and in so many locations. I started to listen when I moved out of province for the first time, from Cambridge Ontario to Edmonton Alberta, you kept me mellow when I would have otherwise gone loopy without my old friends, family and girlfriend. Dave’s Lounge followed me back to Ontario when I moved in with my girlfriend for the first time; and now Dave’s Lounge is pumping out of my iPhone headphones right now as I type this out looking out over the English Channel from my new home in Worthing, UK.
Thanks for the company.