I find it pretty difficult to get into the holiday spirit here in Los Angeles. I’m assuming this is because I was born and raised on the east coast, where the scenery at this time of year is not unlike what one would find on a postcard. To be fair though I’ve never actually asked a native what defines Thanksgiving or Christmas to them.
Is Thanksgiving just a very large and specific meal, without the connotation of fall colors and a chill in the air? (more…)
It’s been a big year both personally and professionally for Tadpole Audio – exciting new content, growth of valuable relationships in the community, revamped logo (you’ll see the full one soon enough) – and I’m just feeling very grateful for all the support we’ve gotten through it all. Thank you to everyone reading this now, and everyone who has ever taken the time to read an interview or listen to a mix featured on this site. I’m confident that 2012 will hold even more exciting new developments and I cannot wait for them to unfurl. So stay tuned for that, but for now please enjoy this tasty Thanksgiving mix – the perfect pairing for that leftover turkey sandwich I know you’re eating.
The album? Alexander, the solo LP from Alexander Ebert, better known as the frontman of hippie collective, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros. Released early March on Vagrant Records, it’s enjoyable, unusual and shows a much more reflective and intelligent side of the quirky singer. (more…)
Most of us can still remember those days when we were young tots (tadpoles!) buckling up for the seven-hour nightmare of a drive with our family and any mysterious body odors they chose to bring along with them. Sure, road trips can be miserable… if you want them to. But that was not the case in my recent criss-crossing of this country from LA to NYC. I strapped on an optimistic, eager attitude towards some good-ol’-Lewis-and-Clark-style exploration and packed up my VW Jetta (she’s my lil’ Sacagawea) with one personal challenge in mind: to conquer the southern United States by simply driving through it. Ambitious, I know, but that’s how old-school explorers operate. So without further ado, I hereby claim this Tadpole Audio guest mixtape mine in the name of music-loving travelers everywhere!
Look around the next time you go to the gym – from the beefy dude hitting the bench press to the soccer mom pounding the treadmill, who doesn’t have an iPod? This week its all about work out tunes, starting with my favorite place to dig on some cool tunes – yoga. What strengthens your warrior one and chills out your savasana?