• mike d. – Thin Lines Connecting

  • I never know what to say anymore with these little intros. I used to try and describe the mixes but that often seemed like an exercise in futility (since most of these mixes cover a lot of ground). Sometimes I liked to give a little context for how the mixes came my way, but I’m not sure if that’s particularly relavent to most folks.

    Also, I liked to have the opportunity to editorialize a little bit about shit going on around me or the world. Somehow all of it seems a little too overwhelming to get into these days. It’s like I either want to write a massive treatise on the state of world, or write nothing at all.

    This sounds like a little bit of rant. I don’t mean it to. I think I’m trying to figure out where Bird & Whale is headed. The whole idea of a personal blog seems somehow, suddenly, a little antiquated. That being said, I’m super proud of all the material that is assembled within these walls and recognize that it needs to continue.

    Anyway, tune in people. Beautiful angular sounds here from mike d. Please extend him a warm welcome!

    Photo by Donna Rocco

    mike d. – Thin Lines Connecting

    Wanda Jackson – Funnel of Love
    Make-Up – U R My Intended
    Hugh Cornwell & Robert Williams – Rhythmic Itch
    Blue Orchids – Work
    Patti Smith Group – Because the Night
    MX-80 – Lady In Pain
    Scars – Adult/ery
    Kevin Harrison – People In Space
    Tubeway Army – Are ‘Friends’ Electric?
    Jungle‘s – Break Bottle
    Make-Up – The Choice
    Hugh Cornwell & Robert Williams – Mothra
    Odmenn – Ord, Mord
    Serge Gainsbourg – Chez Max Coiffeur Pour Homme
    Ben Watt – Departure
    Mainhorse – Basia
    Brother Jack McDuff – Moon Rappin’
    D.R. Hooker – Forge Your Own Chains
    Blue Orchids – House That Faded Out
    Mecki Mark Men – Sweet Movin’
    Brian Eno – In Dark Trees
    Love – Seven & Seven Is
    Tom Verlaine – Red Leaves
    Ellison – Strawberry Rain

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