Unearthen Episode #33

 
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Please welcome actress, musician, and charmer of my heart (and everyone else's I believe) Lola Kirke. She's my guest this week. I've seen Lola play several times, her original songs and also just with a guitar around a fire singing song after song of all of the favorites. It's impressive. Her inspiration this week is freezing cold weather. It's going to be a long beautiful winter, so here's some songs to carry you along.

1. The Gaylettes - That's How Strong My Love Is 

2. The Band - Theme From The Last Waltz (Concert Version) 

3. Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn - After The Fire Is Gone 

4. Joni Mitchell - People's Parties 

5. Ian Matthews - Seven Bridges Road (LP Version) 

6. Jim Ford - Love On My Brain 

7. Richie Havens - I Can't Make It Anymore 

8. Ginny Reilly - Wildman 

9. Vashti Bunyan - I Want To Be Alone 

10. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - May This Be Love

 

Unearthen Episode #32

 
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This episode is inspired by...CALIFORNIA! It's a pretty obvious choice I suppose, but I can't tell you how surprisingly fun it was to pick these songs out. I also made a ring this week with a trillion cut quartz, and I'm obsessed with it. Thank you California for your inspiration!

1. Baby Huey & The Babysitters - California Dreamin' 

2. Shocking Blue - California Here I Come 

3. Alex Bleeker & The Freaks - California 

4. Margo Guryan - California Shake 

5. Little Richard - California (I'm Comin') 

6. Allen Ginsberg - A Supermarket In California (Live) 

7. Lawrence Rothman - California Paranoia (feat. Angel Olsen) 

8. Guy Clark - L.A. Freeway 

9. Carole King - Back To California 

10. Bob Dylan - Yea! Heavy And A Bottle Of Bread

11. Randy Newman - I Love L.A.

 

Unearthen Episode #31

 
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This episode is inspired by a pair of custom Mini Eros Point earrings with raw Ethiopian Opal. Opal is my favorite stone, and although technically the month of Opal (October) has ended if you subscribe to birth stones, it's every month for me.

1. Shigeo Sekito - D.N.Hürter 

2. Aldous Harding - Blend 

3. Dennis Wilson - Dreamer 

4. David Bowie - TVC15 

5. The Troggs - Our Love Will Still Be There 

6. Jonathan Richman - You Can't Talk To The Dude 

7. Kathy Heideman - Need 

8. D.R. HOOKER - Forge Your Own Chains 

9. Johnny Rivers - Positively 4th Street 

10. David Crosby - Laughing

 

Unearthen Episode #30

 
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This episode is inspired by HALLOWEEN! A few years ago I was given a Halloween mix by a friend, and since then it's always been my favorite thing to listen to this time of year. Made by Peter Leonard, here's my selected tracks from the mix!

1. M9 - Boards Of Canada 

2. A Raincoat - It Came In The Night 

3. The Poppy Family - There's No Blood In Bone 

4. The Five Blobs - The Blob 

5. Aphrodities Child - The Beast 

6. Sasparella - Spooky 

7. The Troll - Warewolf And Witchbreath 

8. Anfang Mayhem - Silvester 

9. Fabio Frizzi - Zombie 

10. Julians Treatment - Strange Things 

11. Suicide - Ghost Rider 

 

 

Unearthen Episode #29

 
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This episode is inspired by the Astara ring from the classic collection. Sterling silver, quartz, and tiny black spinel. 

1. Moses Sumney - Doomed 

2. The Lounge Lizards - Bob The Bob

3. Boubacar Traoré - Dundôbesse M'Bedouniato 

4. G Wayne Thomas & The Crystal Voyager Band - Changes 

5. Colin Blundstone - Say You Don't Mind 

6. Dr. John, Mike Bloomfield & John Paul Hammond - Pretty Thing 

7. Vieux Farka Touré - Slow Jam 

8. Harry Nilsson - Mother Nature's Son 

9. Sparks - Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth

10. Alex Chilton - The Happy Song

 

Unearthen Episode #28

 
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This episode is inspired by Sapphire, the stone of prosperity. I made a necklace this week with a raw white sapphire, the first one I've ever made. 

1. Sir Richard Bishop - Morella 

2. Willie Dunn - The Pacific 

3. Michael Rother - Sonnenrad 

4. Art Garfunkel - Waters of March 

5. Grace Jones - I've Seen That Face Before 

6. Talking Heads - Right Start (Unfinished Outtake) 

7. The Kinks - Come Dancing 

8. Rockpile - When I Write The Book 

9. Atlanta Rhythm Section - So Into You

 

Unearthen Episode #27

 
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This week's episode is dedicated to Tom Petty. He's inspired me so much personally, and it's incredible how many artists, musicians, and everyone basically that have been touched by his magic. This collection of songs are all other musicians covers of his songs. RIP TP!

1. Phil Seymour - Save Me 

2. Suzi Quatro - Breakdown 

3. United Guitar Players - I Won't Back Down 

4. Tom Petty & Jeff Lynne - Learning To Fly 

5. Grace Jones - Breakdown 

6. Phil Seymour - Surrender 

7. Bob Dylan - Got My Mind Made Up 

8. Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - I Will Run To You 

9. Roger McGuinn - American Girl 

10. Johny Cash - Southern Accents

 

Unearthen Episode #26

 
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Inspired this week by brand new pair of custom sterling silver and opal cross earrings. There's going to be a lot of new opal pieces in the next few weeks, October's birth stone is opal! Get ready!

1. Willie Dunn - The Dreamer 

2. Nikki Sudden - Chelsea Embankment 

3. Catmando - Today's The First Day Of Your Life 

4. Gerry Rafferty & The Humblebums - Please Sing A Song For Us 

5. Chubby Checker - No Need To Get So Heavy 

6. Dean Friedman - Ariel 

7. Jan Hammer Group - Don't You Know 

8. Miriam Makeba - Four Letter Words 

9. Sopwith Camel - Orange Peel 

10. Gorky's Zygotic Mynci - Face Like Summer 

11. Steve Warner - Cement River 

 

Unearthen Episode #25

 
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This week, the theme is "I Love You". Hope this brightens your week. XO 

1. Lou Reed - I Love You 

2. Jim Croce - I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song  

3. Dee Dee Sharp - I Really Love You 

4. The Mojo Men - Sit Down I Think I Love You 

5. King Tuff - I Love You Ugly 

6. The Zombies - I Love You 

7. Ramones - Baby, I Love You 

8. The Troggs - I Love You Baby 

9. Elvis Presley - I Love You Because (with Lisa Marie Presley)

10. Molly Burch - I Love You Still

11. Serge Gainsbourg - Je T'aime Moi Non Plus

 

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