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About Me

Writer, journalist, editor, dreamer, procrastinator, baker and music lover. World traveler, lived in several countries, traveled to many more, danced at many a music festival... felt I was floating away at the live performance of an Ismael Lo, a Peter Gabriel, a Mariza.

Reported from a dozen countries as well... always looking for new music from all ends of the world, especially "world," folk and acoustic/singer-songwriter stuff. Surprise me, astound me, stretch my boundaries - make me laugh, cry and dance! And add to the long list of mixtapes as I finally get a few after nearly 20 years of only making them for others...

Favorite Songs

Tajabone - Ismael Lo; In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel; Long Time Traveler - The Wailin' Jennys; Nha Mame - Manecas Costa; Mehr geht leider nicht - Herbert Groenemeyer; Walkin' On Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves; Winding Road - Bonnie Somerville; Open - Bruce Cockburn; Watershed - Indigo Girls; This Must Be Love - Rickie Lee Jones; One Love - Bob Marley; Vivace - David Grisman Quintet; Polka Fronterrestrial - Tish Hinojosa; Primavera - Mariza; The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra; Mr. Wendal - Arrested Development; U-Li-La-Lu - Poi Dog Pondering; Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding; You Got Gold - John Prine; Dear Diary - Patty Larkin; Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross; Listen to the Music - Doobie Brothers; Pata Pata - Miriam Makeba

Favorite Artists

Mariza, Alison Krauss, Habib Koité, Lucinda Williams, Maurice Ravel, The Beatles, Souad Massi, Louis Armstrong, Leo Kottke, Indigo Girls, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Pete Seeger, Cesaria Evora, Wilco, Bruce Cockburn, Toumani Diabate, Otis Redding, Beausoleil, Erin McKeown, Ella Fitzgerald, David Grisman, The Flatlanders, Neil Young

Favorite Albums

Recent Concerts


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low cloud cover lack of sunlight typical winter day - lift your spirits with this!

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Finally a member of the IMP - the beginning of a wonderful friendship?


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Running a bit late with your November mix - many apologies! I put it in the post today, so it will be winging its way to you from sunny Australia now - hope you enjoy.


Hi Thomas: I am your September MixMaker & dropped your disc in the mail today (9/30). It should make its way to you in the next 5-10 days. Sorry for cutting it so close! Hope you dig the mix. Thanks, Ashley


it's definitely not 'smooth jazz', but the holistic medicine mix isn't hard at all. 'what i got' is the softer version of the two (oh wait - it's sublime - make that 7), and the other stuff falls into the 'chill' category. the mix got it's name because everytime you're not feeling well, just put it on, and you feel much better by the end of the cd. that wasn't the intention when it was mixed - the healing effect was an accidental side product. call it the rogaine of imp mixes.


hi thomas - i'm you're imp dj for the month of march. wasn't sure which mix to send you, so i'm sending two: a 'holistic medicine' mix, and a 'garage rock' mix. both are listed in my profile if you want to check them out. hope you enjoy at least one of them...


Hey Sorry I was away for the holidays, I'm sending your December Mix out this week!! Hope you enjoy it. :)


Great disc, too many songs to list and I'll be having fun finding out more about some of these artists... Thanks again!


hey thomas, got yr mix. it was a little more laid back than i usually like but thanks anyway. -- jack


Recieved your 5w's and an h -- What a great concept. Best, Andy


Hi! I mailed this month's mix, so hopefully it gets there soon. I didn't have time to check whether it works, so if there's a problem, let me know and I'll send another one. Cheers!


Thomas, Sorry for forgetting to say I'd gotten your February mix. This is a great disc! Other than the Stevie Wonder I don't think I'd ever heard a single thing on it. My fiancee and I have been listening to it a lot - we don't know what most of them are singing about, but it's great! Definitely works to chase away the winter blues. Thanks again! --Mike


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