ofthaltned

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Dat Gaat Nu Allemaal Vervagen

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Encre  Dogma, Africana and Math Folk Three   buy on itunes
Six Organs Of Admittance  Procession of Cherry Blossom Spirits  buy on itunes
Paul LaBrecque & Valerie Webb  Many Horses Ride  buy on itunes
Bert Jansch  Tree Song  buy on itunes
Robbie Basho  Oriental Love Song  buy on itunes
Derek Bailey  You Go To My Head  buy on itunes
Currituck Co.  8 PM on a Friday  buy on itunes
Kaki King  Happy as a Dead Pig in the Sunshine  buy on itunes
Sir Richard Bishop  Romany Trail  buy on itunes
Thee, Stranded Horse  Sharpened Suede (7" version)  buy on itunes
Ali Farka TourT & Toumani DiabatT  Monsieur Maire de Niafunke  buy on itunes
Nick Drake  Things Behind the Sun  buy on itunes
Leo Kottke  Ojo  buy on itunes
Michael Chapman  Postcards of Scarborough  buy on itunes
Jack Rose  Road  buy on itunes
De Kift  Goud  buy on itunes
John Fahey  In Christ There Is No East Or West  buy on itunes
Mississippi John Hurt  Waiting For You  buy on itunes
Tetuzi Akiyama  Preparation  buy on itunes
Loren Connors  No Goodbyes  buy on itunes
Hisato Higuchi  Himitsu  buy on itunes

Comment:

This one kind of documents my current obsession with finger-picked guitars. Which is not to say that all of these songs are necessarily finger-picked. Or, if they are, that the instrument being picked is always a guitar. Or - no, wait, the more I try to explain, the less sense this is going to make. So, yeah, you can download this one here.

Title from the De Kift track, which is based on a poem by Sergey Yesenin. While the English translation of the poem differs from the Dutch one (and makes no sense as a mix title, though for all I know it might be closer to the original Russian), the line literally means "All of this is going to become vague now". I believe the title also justifies my closing triplet, which doesn't really fit the parameters of the rest of the mix, but needed to be there anyway, just because.

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French Connection
Date: 3/11/2007
From what I know which is only:2,4,11,12,14, 17 & 18, this looks like a great listen. Thanks for the d/l.
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Dom1
Date: 3/11/2007
what i know here - very few i fear - i like.
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Mixxer
Date: 3/11/2007
As they say in Kentucky, this is finger-pickin' good.
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Curtis_Burns
Date: 3/11/2007
Wonderful. The Jansch, Basho, Bailey, Kink and Jack Rose are particular favorites. Uhm, great pickings.
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sammyg123
Date: 3/11/2007
Amazing. Love tks 2, 4, 12, 13 & 17. Cannot wait to listen to this in full Alex :)
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anthony lombardi
Date: 3/11/2007
i can't wait to hear this one, alex -- i'm salivating over here. looks fantastic...
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Leif Averageson
Date: 3/11/2007
While I know a lot of these, there's about 1/3 I don't, so downloading is required! Looks wonderful, as usual.
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Rob Conroy
Date: 3/11/2007
Yowza. Downloading would be required even if I knew all of these, because it looks tremendous, as per usual. I've a pretty substantial obsession with finger-picked guitars, myself...
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Jean-Yves1
Date: 3/12/2007
Just brilliant! Kind of like your mother's (and yourself's) cooking - I'm really getting tired of having to repeat the same obvious praise over and over (not that I'm asking you to make a mix that sucks to relieve me, mind you!)
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Mark Petruccelli
Date: 3/12/2007
:ooks fairly amazing. I too love finger-pickin and you cover some substantial ground here.
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G-Sphere
Date: 3/12/2007
Yes, very nice throughout.
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Barrydali
Date: 3/12/2007
Yikes, I was putting something like this together a while back and gave up. Quite a few of these artists were involved too. Thee, Stranded Horse is my discovery of the year so far. Love it. Great job.
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ofthaltned
Date: 3/12/2007
Glad to hear you're digging Thee, Stranded Horse, Barry. I haven't heard the debut album yet, because I'm a romantic fool who prefers checking the label website every morning to see if it's out yet to hitting up slsk, but I swear there are days where I think that that 7" single is the best thing I own. Not sure if you're aware of that, but Encre is essentially the same guy (and the same kora) and also quite noteworthy.
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hemizen
Date: 3/12/2007
Very, very nice.
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Leif Averageson
Date: 3/12/2007
Just a degree or two off perfection.
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blasikin
Date: 3/12/2007
Wonderful variety! Looking forward to a listen.
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valis
Date: 3/13/2007
Beautiful.
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Salman1
Date: 3/13/2007
Great mix.
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Muzag
Date: 3/14/2007
Supremely beautiful, a wonderful variety of artists.
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musicgnome
Date: 3/17/2007
Wire Magazine should hire you, full-time. Awesome
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tornadoZ
Date: 3/19/2007
the perfect soundtrack for this morning's weather. It's rainy and gray here today, and your mix made me feel melancholy, but with a smile. nice work.
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lanhamyodel
Date: 4/15/2007
I finally got around to listen to this mix--it's been on my desktop for a month now. A very nice mix indeed. With one exception I like the instrumental pieces better, and I wonder if this hadn't worked better as an all-instrumental mix; but then again, tastes differ. Thanks for a stimulating listening experience.

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