Unearthen Episode #24

 
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The episode this week is dedicated to the great Harry Dean Stanton. Forever enthralled and in awe!

1. Harry Dean Stanton - Hands On The Wheel 

2. Prince - Thieves In The Temple (Acoustic) 

3. Peter Gordon & The Love of Life Orchestra - Still You 

4. Amadou & Mariam - Bofou Safou 

5. Alex Cameron & Angel Olsen - Strangers Kiss 

6. Willie Mitchell - Groovin' 

7. Kathy Heideman - Move With Love 

8. Paul McCartney - Waterfalls 

9. Theloniuos Monk - I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)

10. Ry Cooder - Paris, Texas

Unearthen Episode #23

 
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The episode this week is inspired by a group art show that I contributed to, where each artist recreated an album cover of their choosing. I picked 10 songs from the musicians whose albums are in the show, including mine - Nina Simone! If you're in Los Angeles, check out Showboat Gallery.

1. Thelonious Monk Septet - Abide With Me 

2. X-Ray Spex - Warrior In Woolworth 

3. Barbara Streisand - Life On Mars 

4. Patti Smith - Kimberly 

5. Sonic Youth - Superstar 

6. John Phillips - Mississippi 

7. Allen Toussaint - Southern Nights 

8. Jonathan Richman - Since She Started To Ride 

9. Neil Young - Comes A Time

10. Nina Simone - Compensation

10. The Hampton String Quartet - Good Vibrations 

Unearthen Episode #22

 
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I dedicate this episode to my dear friend, muse, and inspiration - Desirée Zondag. She passed away what will be 2 years ago this month. My memories will always be there. I still discover new parts of these memories, and they make me teary but they also crack me up in laughter.

1. Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou - Ballad Of The Spirits 

2. Elvis Presley - Blue Moon 

3. Robert Palmer - Woke Up Laughing 

4. Amanaz - Khala My Friend 

5. Dennis Wilson - Farewell My Friend 

6. Lindsey Buckingham - Shadow Of The West 

7. Yoko Ono - I Have A Woman Inside My Soul 

8. Lion - You've Got A Woman 

9. Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - You're A Song (That I Can't Sing) 

10. A$AP Rocky - Everyday 

Unearthen Episode #21

 
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My inspiration this week is the new versions of the Mini Eros Point earrings - now with quartz spheres or pearls. They're available on the website, I love them.

1. Alex Izenberg - To Move On 

2. Drug Cabin - Stoner 

3. David Bowie - Sorrow

4. Benny Hester - No The End Is Not Near 

5. The Barr Brothers - Come In The Water 

6. Scott Fagan - In My Head 

7. Freddie North - She's All I Got 

8. Joni Mitchell - Free Man In Paris 

9. The Supremes - All I Want 

10. Syreeta - Your Kiss Is Sweet

Unearthen Episode #20

 
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My inspiration this week is the solar eclipse that's happening this Monday, August 21. The last time a total solar eclipse was visible across the entire contiguous United States was during the June 8, 1918 eclipse, and not since the February 1979 eclipse has a total eclipse been visible from anywhere in the mainland United States. Pretty incredible. Go here to see when it will be visible based on where you're located in the United States.

1. The The - This Is The Day 

2. Ned Doheny - If You Should Fall 

3. Chris Norman & Suzi Quatro - Stumblin' In 

4. Parquet Courts - Berlin Got Blurry 

5. Dwight Twilly Band - Looking For The Magic 

6. Billy Swan - Don't Be Cruel 

7. Chris Bell - Look Up 

8. Brand X - Sun In The Night 

9. Megapuss - Sound + Vision 

10. Roberta Flack - Mr. Magic

11. Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart

 

Unearthen Episode #19

 
 

My inspiration this week is a new necklace I made, called the Biblio necklace. I loosely based the name and the necklace on the idea of stacking, and also the stacking of books and written language, and of the idea that layering one thing upon or with another forms a stronger, more intricate, and more beautiful combination. 

1. Marine Girls - Honey 

2. Eden Ahbez - Full Moon 

3. Tinariwen - Matadjem Yinmixan 

4. Saada Bonaire - Your Touch 

5. Ahmed Fakroun - Nisyan 

6. Minnie Riperton - Baby This Love I Have 

7. Bob Dylan - All The Tired Horses 

8. Dory Previn - When A Man Wants A Woman 

9. Johnny Thunders - You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory 

10. Badfinger - I Don't Mind

Unearthen Episode #18

 
 

My guest this week is Lesli Wood of La Curie Perfume. I wear her perfume - and literally whenever I do, at least a few people (or more) ask me what it is. I'm obsessed with perfume and really specific about it, and Lesli's style is my favorite. I don't know how she does it, she's incredible. I suggest getting her sample pack on her website - go here! The inspiration for her playlist is Jean Arp. "Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation". ~Jean Hans Arp Lesli says: I'm also a musician so a great soundtrack is essential for working. Jean Arp was one of the inspirations I got into while making my perfume ODYSSEY. It's a blend of futurism, utopia, nostalgia, and surrealism. To me this playlist captures the emotional dichotomy of moving forward and looking back.

1. Kraftwerk - The Voice Of Energy 

2. Claude Debussy, Isao Tomita - Clair de Lune, No. 3 

3. Laurel Halo - Dr. Echt 

4. Cluster - In Ewigkeit 

5. Spiritualized - I Think I'm In Love (A Capella) 

6. The Horrors - Still Life (Connan Mockasin Remix) 

7. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Stratus 

8. Tsegué-Maryam Guébrou - The Homeless Wanderer 

9. Holger Czukay - Ode to Perfume 

10. Clark - Tooth Moves 

11. Pete Bassman - Fast Fluing Fluid 

12. Oren Ambarchi - Creepy Crawl

Unearthen Episode #17

 
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This week is a huge playlist - 40 songs! I had to host through Soundcloud because for the large file. I'm taking this opportunity to share with you the entire playlist for the celebration of the beautiful new book I contributed to called The New New Age Series: Crystals - as we are celebrating the launch of the book tonite. If you can't make it to the party at Dream Collective in Los Angeles, you can still listen to the music I picked out! I also made a limited edition necklace available only with the purchase of the book. Go here to check it out!

1. John Andrews and The Yawns - Drivers 

2. Cymande - Mighty Heavy Load 

3. Natural Child - Sure Is Nice 

4. Jorge Ben - Zumbi 

5. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love 

6. Talking Heads - I Zimbra 

7. Buffalo Springfield - On The Way Home 

8. Dion - Only You Know 

9. Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings & Kris Kristofferson - Highwayman 

10. The Association - Never My Love 

11. Yoko Ono - I Have a Woman Inside My Soul 

12. Barbara Lynn - You'll Lose a Good Thing 

13. J.J. Cale - Wish I Had Not Said That 

14. Manfred Mann - The Mighty Quinn 

15. Amen Dunes - Lonely Richard 

16. J.J. Cale - Bluebird 

17. Kacey Johansing - Hold Steady 

18. The Monkees - As We Go Along 

19. Gene Clark - White Light 

20. Leon Russell - Back To The Island 

21. Alex Chilton - What's Your Sign Girl 

22. Buffalo Springfield - On The Way Home 

23. Love - Be Thankful For What You Got 

24. Moby Grape - I Am Not Willing 

25. Harumi - Fire By The River 

26. Doug Sahm - It's Gonna Be Easy 

27. Yamasuki Singers - Yama Yama 

28. Chuck Jackson - Any Day Now 

29. The Beach Boys - Passing By 

30. Bobby Caldwell - Down For The Third Time 

31. The Pioneers - Time Hard 

32. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - How Long Do I Have To Wait For You? 

33. The Pointer Sisters - Fire 

34. Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman - Stumblin' In 

35. The Poppy Family - Where Evil Grows 

36. George Jackson - Aretha, Sing One For Me 

37. Boney M. - Rivers Of Babylon 

38. Phil Cordell - Red Lady 

39. Suicide - Shadazz 

40. ESG - It's Alright

Unearthen Episode #16

 
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My lovely guest this week is Scott Hirsch. He's a long time musician, producer, audio engineer, and sound designer for film. Following many years of recording and touring with Hiss Golden Messenger, The Court and Spark, and Family Band, he released his first solo record recently. He lives in Ojai, CA where he operates his music recording and post production studio Echo Magic West. Check it out here ! He also has a tour coming up so look for him in your town. His inspiration for the playlist is just full on summer good times music, with a little bittersweet mixed in to taste.

1. Unicorn - Blue Pine Trees 

2. Bobby Charles - Save Me Jesus 

3. Curtis Mayfield - We're a Winner (Live) 

4. Ry Cooder - Yellow Roses  

5. Pops Staples - Friendship  

6. NRBQ - Magnet 

7. Ann Peebles - You Got to Feed the Fire 

8. Nick Lowe - I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass 

9. Gerry Rafferty  - Right Down the Line 

10. Randy Newman - Rollin'

Unearthen Episode #15

 
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My inspiration this week is The Brand Library. I went there this week after a friend told me about it (thanks Jessie) and it blew my mind. It's a museum devoted purely to music and art, and not only do they have an amazing library, the building and property are so beautiful with the mountains as the backdrop. Highly suggest you visit if you're in the Los Angeles area.

1. The Lemon Twigs - White Flag 

2. Ronnie D'Addario - Nice Meeting You - Again 

3. The Lemon Twigs - How Lucky Am I? 

4. NRBQ - Only You  

5. Norma Tanega - A Street That Rhymes At 6am  

6. Phil Cordell - Lying Down the River 

7. Syrinx - Better Deaf and Dumb From the First 

8. Michael Rother - Flammende Herzen 

9. Robert Wyatt  - Heaps of Sheeps 

10. Phil Cordell - I Will Return

Unearthen Episode #14

 
 

My guest this week is a total trail blazer babe - DJ Nelleke aka Nelleke McCowan. She's always been an avid collector of records and huge music lover. When she moved to NY by some lucky miracle for us all she began djing. I had a very small part in the beginning when I would regularly coerce her into djing while I worked at a bar called Daddy's in Williamsburg, which was how she realized she could make djing her job. She has nights at The Wythe Hotel, The Boom Boom Room at The Standard, a radio show on Know Wave ( know-wave.com ), and for a while a regular night with Q-Tip at the Ace amongst various others too many to name. This mix is quite different than all of the episodes thus far, and I imagine putting it on while having a pool party (in your mind or in reality)! Her inspiration is Silencio - as in no talking, no vocals, instrumental songs only.

1. Angelo Badalamenti - Love Theme (From Mulholland Drive) 

2. Paul Hardcastle - Rainforest 

3. France Joli - Gonna Get Over You 

4. Chaz Jankel - To Woo Lady Kong  

5. Jubilee - Opa-locka  

6. Powerline - Double Journey 

7. Guit & Dubshape - Every Cow Has a Bird 

8. Captain Planet - Cicada 

9. Delerium  - Silence 

10. Black Sabbath - Laguna Sunrise

Unearthen Episode #13

 
 

My guest this week is the beautiful and multi-talented Claire Hummel. Here are her words: Songs for everything...songs that change your life & your mind. I have had a jewelry & basically random Jill of all trades company for 15 years. Repairing everything from chandeliers to fancy dog collars. If I haven't done it I'll figure out how to do it. You need music that inspires you to keep working. I like to keep busy & love to learn. My midwest roots are important to me. I guess you could say I have multiple skill passions. My inspiration for life is the people around me, my friends who blow my mind everyday. I am lucky to be surrounded by such beauty and I draw my strength from those who also create. I like to repair things that one feels might be gone forever. Giving new life to something takes time and with time I need music...all kinds of music. Every moment of your day can be shaped by what you are hearing. A trip to the grocery store might turn into a life changing event if you hear the right jam.

1. Written by Brendan Hangauer/Sung by Adrianne DeLanda - Far Away 

2. Songs: Ohia - Captain Badass 

3. Grateful Dead - Brown Eyed Woman 

4. The Kinks - This Time Tomorrow 

5. Woods - Shepherd 

6. Uncle Tupelo - New Madrid 

7. Built to Spill - Liar 

8. Tori Amos - Cornflake Girl 

9. Cat Power - I Don't Blame You 

10. Emmylou Harris - Where Will I Be

11. Bright Eyes/Neva Dinova - Spring Cleaning 

Unearthen Episode #12

 
 

My inspiration this week are the new Unearthen earrings I designed that have been blowing my mind as of late. I love opals so much! In this playlist there's some inspiration to a few other things I love as well.

1. Rodriguez - I'll Slip Away 

2. Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band - Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles 

3. Sade - Hang On To Your Love 

4. Luke Temple - Hard Working Hand 

5. Albert King - (I Love) Lucy 

6. Donny Hathaway - Jealous Guy (Live at the Bitter End 1971) 

7. Leonard Cohen - Paper Thin Hotel 

8. Elvis Presley - Blue Moon 

9. Alex Cameron - Real Bad Looking 

10. Dennis Wilson - Only With You  

Unearthen Episode #11

 
 

My guest this week is writer and painter Lesley Arfin. Like many of my guests, Lesley is a good friend (so maybe I'll stop saying that now every week). When I met her I had heard about this cool girl who was writing really vulnerable, personal pieces as a column for Vice called "Dear Diary". She's then gone on to write on the TV show Girls and create the amazing show Love (on Netflix). She's due to have a baby in October, so her playlist is all for her baby girl.

1. Joubert Singers - Stand On the Word - Larry Levan Mix 

2. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall 

3. Cheap Trick - Southern Girls 

4. Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman 

5. Prince - I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man 

6. James Brown - Living in America 

7. Bauhaus - Slice of Life 

8. Heaven 17 - Temptation 

9. The Feminine Complex - Six O'Clock in the Morning 

10. Disco Tex & The Sex-O-Lettes - Get Dancin' 

11. Irma Thomas - Anyone Who Knows What Love Is 

Unearthen Episode #10

 
 

My guest this week is Heather Wojner of Bona Drag. She is wiithout a doubt one of the funniest, smartest, most stylish people I have ever met, and I'm so lucky to call her my friend. If you haven't yet, be sure to check out bonadrag.com. She calls this episode "Songs for Crying".

1. Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I saw Your Face 

2. Patti Smith - We Three 

3. Linda Ronstadt - Long Long Time 

4. The Velvet Underground - Pale Blue Eyes 

5. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water 

6. Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space 

7. Low - The Plan 

8. Low - Violent Past 

9. Beach House - Space Song 

10. Yann Tiersen - Comptine d'un autre été, l'apres-midi

11. Michael Nyman - The Scent of Love

Unearthen Episode #09

 

I had a music filled week. Between djing a fun friends' show and attending a small festival north of Santa Barbara called Come What May, my inspiration is drawn this week by those two events. 

1. Johnnie Frierson - Have You Been Good To Yourself 

2. Jerry Garcia - When the Hunter Gets Captured By the Game 

3. The Flying Burrito Brothers - Hot Burrito #1 

4. Orange Juice - I Can't Help Myself

5. Lhasa de Sela - El Pajaro

6. Tom Tom Club - L'elephant 

7. Jim James - A New Life 

8. The Cleaners From Venus - Corridor of Dreams 

9. Whispertown - Can't Stop Crying 

10. Jake Bellows - Supercomputer (Demo)

11. John Prine - Pretty Good

Unearthen Episode #08

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My guest this week is amazing stylist (and friend) - Djuna Bel! She has great style, ideas, and is always into something interesting and meaningful. She's walking inspiration and motivation, and she's also somehow one of the most laid back people I've ever met. Her inspiration for the playlist is "California Summertime before 11am". I love this time of day in California too, it's the best.

1. Desmond Dekker - Israelites 

2. Rob - Make It Fast, Make It Slow 

3. The Mohawks - The Champ 

4. Phil Cordell - Red Lady 

5. Ike Turner & The Kings of Rhythm - Getting Nasty 

6. Funkadelic - I'll Bet You 

7. Kim Fowley - Bubble Gum 

8. The Jones Girls - Nights Over Egypt 

9. Baccara - Yes Sir, I Can Boogie

10. Jacques Dutronc - Les Cactus

11. Harpers Bizarre - Witchi Tai To

 

Unearthen Episode #07

 
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My inspiration this week is jewelry designer Tina Chow. Her jewelry was some of the first that I saw that used crystals in a really modern and simple way. The word - chic.

1. Gregory Isaacs - Material Man 

2. Gun Outfit - Legends of My Own 

3. Thin Lizzy - Honesty Is No Excuse 

4. Love - Keep On Shining 

5. Blaze Foley - Clay Pigeons 

6. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Helpless 

7. Alessi Brothers - Seabird 

8. The Cry - Alone 

9. The Dream Academy - Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want

10. Los Admiradores - Golden Earrings

Unearthen Episode #06

 
 

My guest this week is store owner of Collection LA, Elizabeth Parks Kibbey. I have several pairs of jeans and pants from her store, and even though I consider myself very good at finding vintage clothes that fit me - I can never quite conquer the classic jean. Every time I go to Collection LA Elizabeth finds the perfect pair for me and it's truly magic. She has a talent for vintage that is a perfect, focused aesthetic. She has one of the largest and I would say for sure the best denim collection in LA, and other amazing vintage as well. She's been very active politically in the support of feminism, and I can't say enough good things about her. Go visit! Here's her playlist, her inspiration is women, and a simple desire to listen to women and recognize female artists. Couldn't agree more!

1. Joan Baez - Wagoners Lad 

2. Nina Simone - Sinner Man 

3. Patti Smith - Free Money 

4. Heart - Barracuda 

5. Pretenders - Message of Love 

6. Janet Jackson - Control 

7. Hole - Violet 

8. Missy Elliot feat. Da Brat - Sock it to Me 

9. Janelle Monae feat. Solange - Electric Lady 

10. Angel Deradoorian - Beautiful Woman

Unearthen Episode #05

 

My inspiration for this episode is Alexander Calder. As an American sculptor, he's known as the originator of the mobile, among other incomparable creations. He also made jewelry and it's completely unlike anything else. I love how he uses natural influences like wind for the mobiles and very simple materials to create his pieces.

1. Lindsey Buckingham - To Try for the Sun 

2. Cass McCombs - That's That 

3. Neil Young - Hold on to Your Love 

4. Traveling Wilburys - Handle with Care 

5. Olivia Newton-John - Magic 

6. The Rolling Stones - Coming Down Again 

7. Little Wings - Live to Tell 

8. Big Star - Thank You Friends (Demo) 

9. Cory Hanson - Garden of Delight

10. Hans Zimmer - You're So Cool