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22 May 2022


 

An eclectic, ambient, acoustic, jazz, spoken word, neo classical selection for this week, the 21st mix/selection of 2022.


It's not been a great week, as I mentioned last week, it would have been my Mum's Birthday on the 19th so that throws up all sorts of emotions, but also I just haven't been doing that great this year with my own health and well-being. I'm not complaining, it's just the challenges that life can put in front of you and when it is constant it can grind you down. That's pretty much where I'm at. 

 

There was added disappointment of Rangers losing the Europa Cup Final on penalty kicks. We didn't play anywhere near as well as we can, so that adds to the disappointment, knowing we could have won that game if we had even reached a fraction more of the levels we are capable of. That said, the conditions in Seville were really bad in terms of the heat and supporters were treated terribly, which is often the way when football supporters travel to Spain. All in all the team did us proud and when you consider how much the odds are stacked against Scottish clubs in a financial sense, it has been a remarkable achievement.


Aside from the football and how I've been doing this week, interest in this attempt to raise some funds for Sue Ryder started off poorly, had a couple of good weeks, but generally remains disappointingly poor. Last weeks post to Soundcloud has achieved the grand sum of 3 plays, and even though Mixcloud suggest 6 plays, that is for the grand total of 46 minutes in total, around 7-8 minutes per listener. Donations have been limited to a handful of sympathy pledges rather than what I had hoped and aimed for which was a trickle of small donations from people who perhaps listened and enjoyed what they heard. Of course, we are in the midst of a cost of living crisis at the moment and I do take that into account, but given how things like Mixcloud subscriptions to DJ pages operate, I didn't think I was setting the bar particularly high. Perhaps I was, perhaps it's also down to having a very small circle. Well, no circle really, it's how it's always been, I should probably have realised that things like this require at least a reasonable sized firm and reliable base of friends and family to help achieve a goal. The only thing that prevents me from hanging up the headphones completely is that I feel I would be letting myself down by not carrying on, but then I also wonder what the point is? Mental health eh? It's a complex thing.


So, having moaned and groaned my way through another post (sorry), I have another selection of genuinely lovely music to post into the void. Below the player you will find a tracklist that I link to places where you can buy the music and support the artists. Of course, I am trying to raise funds for Sue Ryder, if you can, please visit my Just Giving page - the charity is very worthy of support.



Tracklist

Yumiko Morioka - おだやかな海 (Métron Records)

Akira Ito - Praying For Mother Earth (Part 1) (Light In The Attic)

Andrew Wasylyk - Lost, Aglow (Athens Of The North)

Twigs & Yarns - Sanyu (eilean rec.)

Ishmael Ensemble - First Light (Severn Songs)

Snow Palms - You Are Here (Village Green)

David Boulter - The Cherry Blossom Tree (The Spoken Word)

Polaroid Notes - Oh Dear Heart (Büro für Erdrotation)

Scrimshire ft. Pie Eye Collective - Discussion (Albert's Favourites)

Green-House - Chysis (Leaving Records)

Chip Wickham - Astral Traveling (Gondwana Records)

Vega Trails - Tremors In The Static (Gondwana Records)

Susumu Yokota - Tears Of A Poet (Leaf)

The Green Kingdom - Sky Trails (Hidden Vibes)

Emantive - Dawn Child (Sunrise) (Jazzman)

Alice Coltraine - Prema (Antartica Starts Here)


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