Here it is: the long awaited chillin' out episode of The WalCast. Music to wind down your long workday or to enjoy while relaxing on the weekend. Not music to sleep by, but music to relax to if you are not into New Age, spa-type tunes with classical guitar, flute, and exotic birds tweeting in the background. No, this is actually good music, just on the laid-back tip. Some of my favorite tunes for getting my mind off things are in here, and the best part is you only have to hear my voice for the first few minutes. Put on your slippers, get the fire going in the fireplace, grab a hot cup of french roast (don't spoil it with sweetener and creamer) or a nice merlot, and kick that recliner all the way out or lay on the couch, and get ready for a good hour of chillin' tunes. Oh, and ignore that run-on sentence I just typed.
Buttercup - Brad - Opening track to the first album, Shame.
Powderfinger - Cowboy Junkies - Cover of the Neil Young tune from their album The Caution Horses.
Constellations - Jack Johnson - From one of my favorite summertime and/or Sunday afternoon albums, In Between Dreams.
Little Things - Mary Everest - Minneapolis-based electro-acoustic folk based artist who also performs with her brother JG Everest and collaborates with an array of other local friends and artists, from her solo debut Little Things.
Further to Fly - Paul Simon - From a must-have album, The Rhythm of the Saints.
Take 5 - The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Classic jazz tune that really affects my mood and mellows me out.
Far, Far Away - Wilco - From the first disc of their 2nd release, BeingThere.
Low Sail - Amy Millan - The Broken Social Scene and Stars collaborator (among others) with a tune from her sophomore solo release, Masters of the Burial.
High on a Riverbed - Toad the Wet Sprocket - From their phenomenal 2nd album, Pale.
Detlef Schrempf - Band of Horses - A haunting song from their 2nd album, Cease to Begin, which appears to have nothing to do with the former Seattle Supersonics star it's named after.
One More Day - Amy Wadge - Welsh (by way of Bristol) folk artist with a tune I got from the 2009 SXSW compilation.
Turn Me On - Nora Jones - from another great album to relax to, her debut, Come Away With Me.
In a Lonely Place - The Smithereens - The 60's-influenced pop-rockers from their first album, Especially For You.
Precious Pain - Melissa Etheridge - No matter how much grief I get for liking her first, self-titled album, I will continue to listen to it with pleasure.
Moonlight Mile - The Rolling Stones - "Wild Horses" would have been too obvious, don't you think? Plus, this closes the show nicely, much like it did the album Sticky Fingers.
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