Episode 46 - Breathe Owl Breathe / Neil Young / Advance Base

Episode 46 of the Mix Tape Radio show went up online on Monday, so today I start my 'a few tracks at a time' ramblings about all the tracks that were featured on the episode. So plug in your headphones (or not) and go click on the play buttons below…

|| (00:00:26) Breathe Owl Breathe - Own Stunts ||

It wasn't planned, but Episode 46 —which, if you check the calendar, is a mix that arrived in November— opens with a track (this track) that has the line “moustache covers my lower lip, no one can tell that I'm trembling” repeated a few times. As you probably know, and as I was reminded of by a frightening picture text from my brother, November has became the month with the highest frequency of moustache sightings. Well ain't that a coincidence.

|| (00:28:53) Neil Young - Helpless (live at Massey Hall) ||

These days, it seems most conversations about Neil Young have to do with Pono and The Toblerone Music Player. Who knows what will ever come out of that, but hopefully a run-off from all that jabber will be more young'uns discovering Young's amazing back catalogue of undeniably amazing songs. Like this one, which, gun to the head, is probably my favourite of his (and this live version is a real throat lump generator).

|| (00:47:09) Advance Base - Lodi (CCR cover) ||

When I got a Bandcamp notification that Advance Base had put a new album up, I was excited. When I saw / heard the first track was a cover of CCR, I was sold. If you haven't already, you should go pop over to the Camp of Band and add this gem —which features some demos and more sweet covers, including a cover of that Neil Young character I mentioned above— to your collection (it's great and has a 'pay what you like’ price tag, so no need to ponder too much about it).

Congratulations… you made it to the end of this post! If you haven't already, you should totally scroll back up and give the 3 tracks some of your ear time. Maybe even buy the artist a metaphorical pint. And while we're listing things you should do if you haven't already, you should also probably go listen to the episode that these tracks feature on. Ok? Ok.