Click here to listen to the September 30th edition of the When You Awake Show. No talking, just music. Playlist is below. Enjoy!
Bob Dylan- You’re A Big Girl Now ** Van Morrison- Listen To The Lion ** Delaney and Bonnie- Love Of My Man ** Freddie Scott- Bring It On Home To Me ** Steve Young- Love In My Time ** Dolly Parton- Here I Am ** Link Wray- Fallin’ Rain ** Bert Jansch- Tell Me What Is True Love ** The Beach Boys- Cuddle Up
This weekend marks the 10th anniversary of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, which is held each year in the Lindley & Marx meadows in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA. The annual free music festival begins this Friday, Oct. 1st (2pm – 7pm), continues on Saturday, Oct. 2nd (11am – 7pm), and finishes up on Sunday, Oct. 3rd (11am – 7pm). “Doors” open at 10 am. It’ll be a hot one this weekend — free water will be available at the drinking fountain near the Rock Med tent (between Banjo and Arrow stages) — but it’ll also be very cool in the evenings when that famous San Francisco fog rolls in, so be sure to bring a jacket and a scarf too! Check out our festival picks after the jump.
Etsy powerhouse Portland General Store was founded in 2007 by Lisa Brodar in an effort to bring more nature and authenticity to men’s and women’s grooming products. Their fragrances, lotions, shaving creams are all made in small batches by hand using basic and natural ingredients with scents like Tobacco, Whiskey, Cardamom, and Wood.
As to why she started Portland General, Lisa explains: “I’ve always been interested in health and well-being, and that spilled over into the choices I made when I started Portland General Store, which focuses on high quality, organic, and vegan products using as few chemicals as possible. I’ve incorporated a vintage pharmaceutical look to my products that is reminiscent of the past when there might have only been one general store in town to get all of one’s goods. I actually believe we’re heading back to similar times — as all of these large corporate chains collapse around us and oil prices go up, I believe more people will be living in small, walkable cities, or “yogurt towns”.”
Find Portland General Store on Etsy.com or at Steven Alan in Venice.
Roger Miller-Leavin’s Not The Only Way To Go
Roger Miller singing his beautiful tune “Leavin’s Not The Only Way To Go” for Bobby Bare on the tv show Bobby Bare & Friends. The song originally appeared on Miller’s 1969 self titled album and was later used in the 1985 Tony-award winning Broadway musical Big River, in which Miller also acted.
We are giving away 5 hard copies of a limited edition cd that Icelandic musicians Jonsi (of Sigur Ros) & Alex (his boyfriend and co-member of Riceboy Sleeps) put together of their 13 favorite songs. They even made the cover artwork themselves! The record features tunes by Django Reinhardt, Billie Holiday and Audrey Hepburn among others (complete tracklisiting is after the jump.) To win a copy, e-mail whenyouawakela @ gmail.com (subject: Jonsi and Alex) and tell us your address and a song that feels like autumn to you (for instance, I always pull out Van Morrison’s “Astral Weeks” when the leaves start to change). Five winners will be picked and contacted. If you missed it, Jonsi appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered yesterday talking about his “Hi-Tech Concerts.” Click here to check it out.
Head over to the Echo tonight, Wednesday, September 29th to see the Catskills Mountains-based band The Felice Brothers. The night is being billed as “An Evening With The Felice Brothers” and features just them, no openers! The show is 18+ and will be $17 at the door and worth every penny. You may want to shoot a couple o’ glasses of whiskey before. This is going to be one rowdy show.
UPDATE! Conor Oberst has just been added to the bill. He will be opening the show backed by the Felice Brothers. DO NOT MISS THIS!
Felice Brothers- Whiskey In My Whiskey
Linda Ronstadt- Walking Down The Line
Linda Ronstadt performing Bob Dylan’s “Walking Down The Line” live on Hugh Hefner’s Playboy After Dark on April 7, 1970. She’s backed by Bernie Leadon on guitar and Byron Berline on fiddle. Look closely and you’ll see a young Lindsay Wagner (later she was TV’s “Bionic Woman” in the mid-70s) sitting the audience.
Lily Chapin of the Los Angeles sibling duo The Chapin Sisters has given us her “Top 10 Songs About The Weather.” The mix features tunes by When You Awake favorites Link Wray, Tim Buckley, The Zombies and many more. The Chapins are currently gearing up for a nationwide tour in support of their latest release,Two (out now via Lake Bottom Records). Check out their complete tour dates, a video of the gals and the mixtape after the jump.
Mick Jagger- Memo From Turner
Mick Jagger in the 1970 Donald Cammell/Nicolas Roeg film, Performance. The track, “Memo From Turner”, was originally written by the Glimmer Twins (Jagger/Richards), but because of a bitter and jealous Keith Richards, two versions exist. The one heard here, featuring Ry Cooder’s amazing slide guitar, was the first version released, but it was not the first to have been recorded. More about the story after the jump.