Number fifteen of the Negócios ou lazer? series. About this mix, and the next two...hmmm...where to begin...?
The upcoming months will bring change to my life. Maybe big & drastic, or maybe not much more than what life has been like this past year(s). A lot of that I leave to God's plans & timing. But change is certain. So...let the crazy begin.
That said, I've hunkered down these past days, and I actually have the next two mixes ready as well (though I still plan on rolling them out as regularly scheduled). Music has been in abundance, as usual. Photography & cover concepts, simple but clever. (If you check these posts for the full covers & track listings, you'll see what I mean.)
As for the music for these mixes, random & maybe a bit darker. Sorry. Of note, extra tracks by Blue States, the lovely Marisa Monte and Robert Glasper & Associates. Got an abundance of guitar for Miss Phoenix.
And tracks by Gustavo Cerati/Soda Stereo. I got turned on to Soda Stereo in the mid-90's, as a friend was getting me into Rock En Español. Though the Argentine group had been around for a while, I fell in love with their last two albums, Dynamo (1992) & Sueño Stereo (1995). Maybe because of the Shoegaze elements, but fantastic albums anyway. A few years later, I found out that their guitarist/singer, Gustavo, went solo, and I picked up Bocanada (1999), another good one.
But for reasons not the band's, but my own changing tastes, I just didn't keep up with Gustavo or Soda Stereo (which reunited for a while). Then last month, for whatever reason, I Wiki'd them up and found out the bad news: Gustavo passed away in September 2014...after four years in a coma due to a stroke. He was 55. Wow...
Así que ... esto es para ti, GC.
Enjoy for what it is, and hope to see y'all out the other end. LN