Monday, March 31, 2008


I got my passport in the mail today as well as my final itinerary! Hurray! April 14 and I'll be Mexico-bound! I've never been anywhere out of country except Canada so this is a very exciting thing. Just wanted to share the joy!

Cut Copy

I picked up the new album by Cut Copy last week and it's one of those albums that I like better and better with every listen. Here's the video for the first single "Lights & Music", the video is not totally exciting but the song is great and worth sharing.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Where Did Mr. Mississippi Go?

Hey, sorry I've been away for most the past week. I've been training in a dude at reception so I don't have time to post then and I've been very busy the rest of the day at work and in the evening with yoga. I'm sure I'll get better engaged right quick.

I'll be leading a yoga "transitions from C1 to C2" workshop in Eden Prairie this Sunday, so that's exciting! Also, I don't recall if I mentioned it or not but I'm going to Mexico for a week in mid-April to do an advanced Teacher Training with esteemed teacher Lisa Richards. Very stoked about that! My major aim in life these days is to get better better better at the practice and teaching of yoga. It's a lot of fun!

Also, we'll be laying the last round of vocals on "Coolio Julio" this Saturday which will complete the first St. Anthony Falls single. I've also got some neat Ka-baalim stuff in the works. Definitely busy and good life.

Now I've got to leave for an hour and a half restorative yoga class.

Very best,


Sunday, March 23, 2008


I'm sorry that I didn't get a yoga playlist posted today. I ended up watching two episodes of LOST tonight instead of one and now I need to go to sleep. I should have it ready by mid-week.

Very best!


Friday, March 21, 2008


Happy snowy first day of spring!!

Noel and I saw the play Third at the Guthrie tonight. Fantastic play! It plays for another week, I really suggest you check it out! I'm too tired for a review, maybe over the weekend.


Thursday, March 20, 2008

Running Man '08

Here's a video that makes me happy. Easily my favorite of the "make the video into a story" videos that have been popular lately. Plus I loved the original of this track back in the early 90's.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Chad Vader Part Five

Chad was preempted yesterday for a very special episode of He's back this week for an awkwardly timed drunken Christmas special. When we last left Chad had resigned from his position as night shift manager at the grocery store. Watch in awe as Chad's epic conflict with the day shift manager is taken to the next level. Find out Chad's drink of choice (hint: it's dark like chocolate). All of this leads to a shocking conclusion as Chad must choose-his-fate (to jump off the bridge, turn to page 37 - to continue to live, turn to page 65). Not a bad episode. Next one looks a hoot too.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Two Years and Counting...

OK, so today's an anniversary for me - two years sober.

St. Patrick's Day is an odd holiday for me as it marks the anniversary of the last time I drank (and got shit-faced and all sorts of other bad stuff). I remember waking up two years and knowing that the odds for me making it through my 30s alive would be greatly increased if I stopped drinking.

I've definitely been tempted now and again and I do also miss liqour. Especially whiskey and gin, my favorites. I also miss the warmth that booze can bring to get-togethers. It really is a good ice breaker and if I genuinely thought I was the sort of person who could regularly stop after a drink or two, I'd be drinking today.

And sometimes I would stop after 1 or 2. The problem was that it was a crap shoot and the results of not stopping were getting more and more out of control and offering less and less joy.

My relationship with Noel is a whole hell of a lot better without me coming home smashed all the time. I also spend a lot less time regretting things that I've done. I remember all those "morning after"s where all the shit I'd done would come back to me in fragments.

These days I've cut most caffeine out of my diet, so my idea of a "wild time" is to knock back an espresso or two. It messes with my sleep schedule but causes much less of a fuss overall.

I'm definitely happy with my decision. The recovery phase seems to be largely over, but it took a long time. Getting over a lifestyle ain't easy and it took me a while to learn how to feel joy and openess. Yoga was a huge part of my recovery and has become (obviously) a huge part of my life. Don't know where I'd be without it (definitely more bored and less happy).

OK, I'll leave you with a little glimpse into the past, a journal entry I wrote on my other private blog 3/27/2006 about the night. I've removed some personal info that was never meant to be seen by anyone, but didn't change or edit any of the words.

3/17/06 was a bad night for me, my knee still hurts. It was the last night I drank, I gave up drinking the next morning. Hauled home by the police, my knee fucked up and bleeding from falling down outdoor concrete stairs and I passed out in front of the Metal-matix building. It's been over a week, the knee is scabbing finally and I've done fine not drinking. Obviously what I am writing here, right now, isn't meant to be read until later and is never meant to be edited. It is weird not drinking, so much of my personality has been wrapped up in that one single action for almost 7 years now (though there was a year that I took off, so the time isn't cumulative). I didn't start drinking, really, until I was 25. Before that, in Bellingham, I'd have a couple at a show or go out with my buddy Rich and have a microbrew beer or two, but that was about it. I got shit-faced once at Marcia's party, she was this girl I worked at the record store with. I was performing that night and she made it a personal mission to get me drunk. I did, though there was no real blackout point. Over the last few years I've had plenty of blackout points, there's probably a month of cumulative time that I've lost to blackout. I'm sure some of that was spent passed out, but a lot of it wasn't. It's weird. Once I turned 25 it was really when I went to Ann Arbor, MI for Borders Office Coordinator training that I really started drinking. I decided gin and tonic was my drink of choice, I picked it for the comedy value and because gin had been the crack of the late 19th century.

Well, I started drinking heavy and putting the tab on the company's dime and spent most of my 3 days there smashed out of my skull. I felt like I was the "cool kid" and shortly thereafter I called Nick, who I'd sold a Foetus CD to, and we started going out to the goth/industrial clubs regularly and having our drinks, a whiskey sour for Nick and a gin and tonic for me.

I don't regret drinking at all, it took me out of other side of the fence thinking and got me looser, more able to cope with social situations and not stress.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Back in the Day

Here's a video from AKA, a noise improv project I was involved in back in my Bellingham, Washington days. I don't take many photos or videos of myself so it's always a bit of a shock when I see something with me in from days gone by. Thanks to Troy, my AKA co-conspirator for shooting, editing and posting the video!

PS: Do any of you have any video of Fadladder live? I don't know if there's any out there or not, which is a little sad considering all the shows we did.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Yoga Playlists (part four)

It's Sunday so you know what that means, a new yoga playlist. This one has a really nice, mellow yet not lethargic flow to it, hope you enjoy.

Ka-ba Vinyasa 10

Wehrmut by Cluster & Eno from "Cluster & Eno"
Alive (Mantra) by Sa Dingding (薩頂頂) from "Alive"
Chest In the Attic by Daniela Stickroth from "Stories from the Attic"
Life's A Beach! (Todd Terje Beach House Mix) by Studio from "Life's A Beach!"
Mickey Finn by The Modernist from "Kangmei"
FM (Tensnake Remix) by Junior Boys from "The Dead Horse - EP"
Flutter by Bonobo from "Dial 'M' for Monkey"
Electric Counterpoint - 2. Slow by Steve Reich from "Reich: Different Trains, Electric Counterpoint"
Doris Dub by Tosca from "Suzuki"
Breakfast In Heaven (ARPs Worn Cassette Version) by Lindstrøm from "Breakfast In Heaven (Remixed) - EP"
Rise (original short size) by Sugar Plant from "Ping Pong (ピンポン オリジナル・サウンドトラック)"
In McDonalds by Burial from "Untrue"
Aguirre III by Popol Vuh from "Aguirre (Original Soundtrack)"

Lots of international music in this one. The "Ping Pong" soundtrack that I use on here gets a bit of play on other playlists. It's a pain to get a hold though, as it's a Japanese import but it's well worth it. Lots of great indie Japanese electronic music. Also, if you haven't seen the movie, I highly recommend it.

Cluster & Eno start things off, a little minimalist classical (in the form of Steve Reich) forms the mid-section and Popol Vuh close it out. It's rare that "Flutter" gets played but I have it there in case the opening section is going long. I also have a 75 minute version of this, which I'll post one of these days.

For once, I got the playlist submitted to iTunes before my initial posting. It's available here

They don't have the opening Cluster & Eno track (which is a crime because that album is a classic and should always be available) so I used another much longer track. That means you may need to skip into Sa Dingding after your intro. They also don't have the Sugar Plant track from "Ping Pong" so I substituted a Neu! track, though I'd considered using Massive Attack instead.

Please pop by and rate it high!

Very best,


Saturday, March 15, 2008

Garfield Dream

Yes, watching those Garfield videos on Youtube has finally driven me stark raving mad. Last night, I dreamed of Garfield. Not just any normal Garfield dream (if there is such a thing) but a really messed up "what the hell was going through my head" sort of Garfield dream.

Garfield lives in an apartment in the skyway and we're hanging out. I am not Jon from the comic. I am either Garfield-sized or he is human-sized. He looks very much like the Garfield in those lasagna cat videos. We go out and are followed by a man who is the spirit of Odie.

We go into a law firm in the skyways (not the firm I work at) and wonder through. We hear someone coming and we're not supposed to be here so we exit stage left through an elevator. The elevator doesn't work like it should though, it's going sideways and up and down, down, down - taking us God knows where.

We finally exit in a dark dank area of the skyway. Garfield, Odie and I get out and hope to find our way back home. I notice some strange graffiti - "I have killed before, and I will kill again." We start to feel nervous but forge forward, assuming it is some stupid kid who wrote it. Odie is especially scared. Then we see more graffiti about murder and hear someone ahead of us. With Garfield in the lead we beat a hasty retreat to the elevator.

We try to go back to the law firm but we're let out in a gigantic apartment. Inside we find an enormous three-headed, six-tailed Garfield asleep in his bed. We wander around the apartment looking for food. Then for some reason we realize that this giant Garfield liked to eat cats, dogs and people and so we decide it wise to leave. Of course, the monster Garfield has woken up by this point. I don't remember how we get out of the mess but I believe it had to do with key lime pie.

And that was my dream. Caused me to wake up late enough to miss Linda's C2 this morning. :( Any dream analysts out there care to take a crack at this one?

Friday, March 14, 2008

Fadladder Photo


Here's a show from the latter days of the Fadladder project. This is from the "It's About Love" live show at the Acadia where Nathan (Samsa, Bunk Data) Larson joined us on laptop power. I've been playing around with a photo editing program at work and thought I'd share this mutation.
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Panther Does It!

I'll be going to see Panther at the Entry in a couple of weeks. Good video fo sho.

Thursday, March 13, 2008


I was able to ride my bike into work today! This is very exciting as it's been far too long since I was able to do that. Of course, I didn't think to check my tires which had lost a bit of air over the winter. Hopefully I didn't fuck up the rims too much. Fortunately we're supposed to have a bike pump in the basement at work so I can fill up before I go home tonight.

There are really few things more exciting than the fresh joy one feels during the first good weather of the year in Minnesota. I've been doing a shit ton of yoga and between that and the lag-time of daylight savings time I haven't had quite the puddle-jumping first adventures in Spring that I'd hope, but I've still been enjoying the heck out of it.

And that's really all I've got today. Just wanted to pop in and say hi. I'm planning on banging out the next part to my yoga playlist tomorrow, so y'all can look forward to that one.



Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Slow Day

Gosh, I'm a bit sleepy today and don't have much to say (this is my third attempt at writing something interesting, let me know how I'm doing). Thought I'd just leave you with this, one of my favorite videos from a few years back. 3:00 of pure fun:

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Chad Vader Part Four

Part four is a return to form after a middling part three. "Destiny thy form be a dog" Chad finds ever increasing challenge, pain and angst in his role as night shift manager. This episode ends with a startling cliff hanger. Can you manage the wait until next Tuesday to find out how it comes out?

Monday, March 10, 2008

Ka-baalim / Datura 1.0 DVD Coming Soon

Noel and I got together with our friends Matt and Julie over the weekend. Matt works on the dark ambient project Datura 1.0 and he's recently finished work on a DVD that has three Ka-baalim videos and two Datura videos. His video work is amazing - the feeling it creates is not entirely unlike the states I used to get into back in the days when I wasn't so clean and sober. Very hallucinogenic! I'm anxious for people to be able to see this. I've been extremely lucky to work with an amazing collection of collaborators in music and art, seeing the video actually got me fired up to start doing some ambient music again.

We’re going to be getting a limited edition (20-30 copies) together for Matt’s show at BentFest in May, after that we’ll be looking into doing a wider release.

Ka-ba Vinyasa 7 now on iTunes

Ka-ba Vinyasa 7 is now available from the iTunes store, right here

Please listen, enjoy and rate high!

Very best,


Sunday, March 9, 2008

Yoga Playlists (part three)

Third Sunday, third mix. Enjoy! This one is a nice bridge between a more intense (C2 in Corepower terms) class and a less intense flow. Like all my mixes the heat building songs are up front.

Ka-ba Vinyasa 7

First Sleep by Cliff Martinez from "Solaris Soundtrack"
Loving You Live by Dr. Alex Paterson from "Artificial Intelligence"
Harmonic by Cicada from "Cicada (Special Edition)"
Godspeed by BT from "Movement in Still Life"
Beyond The Threshold by Medicine Drum from "Talking Stick"
Mk Spitz by The Modernist from "Kangmei"
Im Ninalou: The Groovio Deep End Remix by DJ Cheb I Sabbah from "La Ghriba: La Kahena Remixed"
Another Green World by Brian Eno from "Another Green World"
Heartbeats by Jose Gonzalez from "Veneer"
Tengo frio by Ely Guerra from "Lotofire"
I Didn't Mean to Hurt You (Instrumental) by Spiritualized "The Complete Works, Vol. 2"
Exchange by Massive Attack from "Mezzanine"
Gold Lion by Yeah Yeah Yeahs from "Live Session (iTunes Exclusive) - EP"
Hanuman Baba (Dub Farm Re-mix) by Krishna Das from "The Greatest Hits Of The Kali Yuga"
Liquid Air by Meredith Monk from "Mercy"

Notes: The "Gold Lion" acoustic version is fantastic and can be used in lots of different mixes. Cliff Martinez's "Solaris" soundtrack is also something that opens, closes and sits in the middle of a number of my playlists. "Liquid Air" very rarely gets heard except for when people stay in the room after class. I went through a period where I tried to plug a few post class songs in as little surprises for those who stuck around.

I've sent this to iTunes and will post the link when I get it. They didn't have the Medicine Drum track that I use so I substituted the only Medicine Drum song they have - I hope it works! The also didn't have the Krishna Das remix so I used another, very appropriate Krishna Das track.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Santogold Video

Great video by my favorite new artist Santogold. The video takes a page from Jodo's "Holy Mountain" but spins it in a very interesting direction. The song itself is brilliant too.

A Different Kind of Kaba

My personal email address is kaba - I am not, however, related to this dance team. I know, that is a big disappointment to all of you.

Friday, March 7, 2008

100th Post!

Here it is: another landmark in the thrill-packed journey that is - the 100th post! It's taken about two and a half months to get here. That comes to more than a post a day average, which ain't bad.

Honestly, I didn't expect that I'd get into this as much as I have. Going into it, I'd assumed that I would have to write primarily about myself - past, present and future. Although that can be fun in small doses, I couldn't envision myself being quite to self-absorbed to manage daily doses.

I'm the kind of guy who doesn't have a lot of drama in his life, and I have no desire for that to change. When any drama does arise I like myself and my friends too much to want to air dirty laundry. So that cut out another chunk of material to blog about.

What I didn't realize back then was that Youtube and blogging are like chocolate and peanut butter. Youtube really lets you create your very own, very small scale TV station online and it also fills in those awkward gaps when you don't have anything to say. Without Youtube I would have fallen out of the habit of posting when I was either too busy or not in the mood to write anything conceptual.

Now, I've created something of a schedule: yoga playlists on Sunday, Chad Vader on Tuesday and a continuing text series about yoga playlists when I write them. I'd guess that as I go forward I will further schedule the days of the week in order to keep myself and my audience interested.

OK, well there's my 100 post check-in. I suppose I should ought to do one of these every 100 posts. Hey look, it's a new tradition!

John Malm, Jr. Interview

My buddy Todd (who is also my co-conspirator in the St. Anthony Falls project) has recently interviewed John Malm, Jr. for a Prick fansite. John Malm was Nine Inch Nails' manager for many years. He was also the manager for Prick, a really good one-man project that Todd's a big fan of. The interview is great stuff and should be of interest for fans of NIN, Prick or any behind the scenes music stuff.

It's available here

Please enjoy!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Creating Yoga Playlists the Ka-ba Style (part one)

I’ve been posting yoga playlists here for a couple of weeks and plan to continue this popular new trend. I thought that some of you might find interest in the thought process on how I choose the music for yoga playlists.

Of course the concepts of what music is “good” and what music “works” are purely subjective (hence the quotation marks) so please take all of this with a grain of salt. I’ll throw out some of my ideas, run with those that work for you, drop those that don’t. Make this your own.

There’s a very interesting tug of war that happens when I create a playlist. On one side stands the music that I like to listen to in my non-yoga teaching time and on the other stands the music that I feel my students want to practice to. Neither side should be given total control. If I gave in completely to what I want to hear then MIA’s gunshot filled “Paper Planes” would be my abs exercise, and the class would be a lot emptier next time I came to teach. If I gave the class totally what they wanted, the music wouldn’t inspire me enough to give my full focus. Using music to inspire yourself as well as your class is a key ingredient. Some days I might not be totally feeling the class but one well placed song can shift my doldrums into inspiration, so don’t ignore the music’s affect on yourself.

From the get go, I’ll knock out music with profanity, violence or overt sexuality. This is the Corepower standard and it’s a rule I totally agree with. That still leaves me with a board range of music to choose from (though the list sadly finds our M.I.A. missing in action). At this point I’ll sort through all of my music that fits within those perimeters and find the tracks that work for me. Then I throw the tracks into the playlist I’m working on.

Outside of the previous rules, there’s a few more things I keep in mind during this step:

• I try to have a few consistent artists that I use more often than not. That gives the mixes continuity. However, I only want to pepper the playlist with these artists, otherwise the mixes will sound redundant.

• I may start off with some sort of theme in my mind. Usually these themes are pretty soft (techno, female singers, indie rock, etc) but sometimes I’ll do a very specific theme (Halloween, New Year’s were favorites). I don’t adhere too strictly to the theme when I’m doing my first round of music selection though, as the playlist needs room to breathe and it may turn out that it doesn’t want to be a solely African music playlist (I tried very hard with that one a month ago and now, after numerous changes, it’s now about 25% African music rather than 100%).

• I also am mindful that I’m going to need some relaxing savasana music and some powerful core music so I try to grab music that is going to work in those categories and more.

• I know that I want to get the playlist down to somewhere between an hour and an hour and a half. But I don’t worry about time at this point, I pull way too much music and the playlist and this point is probably close to 6 hours and in no order whatsoever.

When first staring at this enormous mass of music, I may first feel more overwhelmed than inspired. I mean, it’s all great and I’d love to throw it all in but I know that that’s not going to be feasible.

This is where it’s very important to stop thinking too much and just get in there. Listen to a random track and see if it speaks to you. If it does, what part of the class is it going to work for? I might start building a playlist from the second half of class and have it grow backwards. I think always starting playlists from the child’s posture at the beginning and programming it step by step through the savasana at the end can lead to predictable results. When I’m making a playlist I want it to flow, I want it to be good, but I don’t want it to be predictable. Once it is, my music is no longer adding to the appeal of my class.

Once I get a track that I like, I’ll determine where I think it will fit and try to find other tracks that work in the same segment. This is the fun part. Usually I won’t listen to full tracks at this point I just listen to the end of the first track and then the start of the next. If the transition doesn’t work, the tracks aren’t going to work. If you like your second track better than the first then use that and ditch the first. Think of this part of the process as a similar thing to trying to find puzzle pieces that fit together.

Now, if you find a couple that transition well into each other, then listen to the full tracks (or a chunk of them depending on how much time you have and how well you know the tracks). See how the mood moves from one to the next. Does that work? Do you like it? If not, start over. If so, try to find the next part.

- Well, that’s all I have time for today. I hadn’t intended for this to become such a large entry, if you like this, let me know and I’ll continue. If it’s not doing it for you, I’ll save myself the typing time.

Very best,


Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Ka-ba Yoga Vinyasa 14 Now Available from iTunes

Details of the playlist posted on Sunday. It is now available here. Please enjoy and rate it high!

Chad Vader Part Three

I apologize that the very sad news of Mr. Gygax's untimely demise preempted the Tuesday posting of Chad Vader. This third episode sees Chad further descending into the dark side, several scenes of pure action and a face off with the newly appointed Light Side. Honestly, I didn't find it as funny as the other two, but that could just be me.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Gary Gygax R.I.P.

OK, so I read the news that Gary Gygax passed away. If you're a nerd of a certain age you'll know who Gary is. If you're not a nerd or too young/old let me just say that Gary is the man who created Dungeon's & Dragons.

When I was about 8 years old my life was composed of four primary elements: Marvel Comics, Dr. Who, G.I. Joe and D&D.

I never actually played very much D&D at that age. Occasionally my older brothers would let me in on a game but they were considerably older and, I imagine, concerned that I'd tell on them for swearing and other such "bad behavior". Of course, not playing much didn't keep me from pouring over the books, especially The Monster Manual, with my friends. I also made endless characters with an assortment of names that only I thought were funny.

The only time I really did role-play regularly was when I was in my late teens in Eau Claire. There was a group of guys who got together weekly. We played Champions, a super hero role playing game and had a great time with it. I wasn't as social of a dude back then as I am now, so every chance to get out was a good thing. It was an odd group composed of uber-nerds and frat boys alike, but it had a good group dynamic.

I had a lot of fun back then and the guy who ran the group was really good. When he moved away my buddy Shawn and I would run a few adventures here and there but mostly we focused on playing Warhammer 40,000 and other board games.

Since then, I've tried playing various Role Playing games a few times but none of the groups I've played with had that "old magic" and, quite frankly, I just don't have the time. These games take a lot of time and I'd rather be playing music, doing yoga, playing Wii, etc.

I did want to write a little note here to thank Gary Gygax for all the joy he brought to nerds the world over!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Brian Dennehy: Man, Actor, American

“ I'm a huge fan of Knight's. The thing I like most about him is that he's in the tradition of great American success stories. This was a guy who is incredibly smart about basketball, maybe the smartest basketball mind of all of them ... and he was driven and successful. Great American traits. When you think about it, what's the difference between Bobby Knight and Vince Lombardi? Why is one guy a God, and the other guy is regarded as a crazy man? ”
— Brian Dennehy

For Mr. Dennehy, however, success raised as many questions as it answered. ''Lopakhin has gotten to the place where triumph very quickly turns to ash, as it does for everyone,'' he said. ''It did for me; three or four years ago I had an ashen taste in my mouth. I had done a lot of movies, made a lot of money, and it didn't really mean a hell of a lot. I mean, it's better than a sharp stick in the eye. But when I started doing theater again, I realized that what is interesting to me is the work - not celebrity or getting tables at restaurants, but new challenges. I'll do the movies and hope some of them will be good, but an increasing amount of my time is going to be spent doing things I'm not sure I can do. Otherwise, what's the point?''

\It's an unbelievable blessing. Kids don't give a shit about your self-absorption. They don't care that you're preparing for a part, and your career is not exactly working, and you've got this phone call to make and this trip to take. They say, "Hey, I'm the most important thing!" And that's good. Because actors are too damned self-absorbed to begin with, and when you get old, you really become self-absorbed. They're not interested! I am constantly reminded of the fact that the future is out there ahead for them. And I want them to have the love and the security and the preparation that they'll need for it because I've got a feeling it's going to be a tough ride in the next 20 or 30 years.

Videodrome (this one goes out to Nick)

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Yoga Playlists (part two)

It's Sunday so that means that it's time for another yoga playlist. This one is pretty recent and I used it as a chance to throw in more contemporary "indie" music. This one played very well in the Uptown studio. I've only used it for C2s but I don't see why it wouldn't work for C1s as well (speaking in Corepower terms)

Ka-ba Vinyasa 14

1. Over The Horizon Radar by Boards Of Canada from "Geogaddi"
2. Fair Oaks by Phil Western from "4am"
3. Kids by MGMT from "Time to Pretend - EP"
4. Soldier Jane by Beck from "The Information"
5. L.E.S. Artistes by Santogold from "Creator / L.E.S. Artistes - Single"
6. M79 by Vampire Weekend from "Vampire Weekend (North American Edition)"
7. Ghostwriter (Remix) by RJD2 from "The Horror"
8. Hallogallo by Neu! from "Neu 1"
9. Kodac Moments by The Modernist from "Kangmei"
10. Fish Beach by Michael Nyman from "Drowning By Numbers"
11. Thank You by Angie Mattson from "Given to Sudden Panic and Noisy Retreat"
12. Silencio by Ely Guerra from "Lotofire"
13. Seymour Stein by Belle & Sebastian from "The Boy With The Arab Strap"
14. Ferris Wheel by Donovan from "Sunshine Superman"
15. Le soleil est près de moi by AIR from "Le soleil est près de moi - EP"
16. Aguirre III by Popol Vuh from "Aguirre (Original Soundtrack)"

Notes: You may already notice that I use certain artists and even certain albums repeatedly. I usually end my playlists with Popol Vuhs "Aguirre III" because it works really well and I love the track (it's what I want played at my funeral). Ely Guerra appears a lot as do Air, Neu!, Harmonia, Boards of Canada and the Modernist. I recommend that everyone putting together playlists have a small pool of artists that they pepper a good chunk of their playlists with. This will give your class "sound" a consistency and it will also let you experiment by bringing newer sounds in while still maintaining that core consistency.

Everything here is available from iTunes (this is rare so enjoy!). I've submitted it and should have a link for the page soon.

In this playlist Boards start things off, Nyman comes in for the post inversion childs and Aguirre is the savasana track.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Running in '08

This morning I went for a nice run. Probably about 3 miles or so. Just got back a half hour ago, now I'm listening to Hot Chip's new album and enjoying that running afterglow. I took last off from running with just a couple of exceptions but I think I'm back on board for '08. Feels really good, though I don't think I'll have time for a marathon this year.

It was cold though and I wasn't really dressed properly. Think I'll pop by the Running Room to get some better running clothes for colder days.

Tomorrow I have another yoga playlist to post. This time it's my contemporary indie yoga playlist. It's fun and it has Santogold in it, so please look forward to that.

Very best,