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William

A bunch of stuff written in a hurry that bypasses whole huge swathes of other things I meant to add



About Me

I live in San Francisco and work in technology management. As you read this, unless it's ridiculously late at night, I'm probably at least vaguely plotting my next travel adventure. In fact many of my memories of my trips involve music and meeting people from other places... which is what psyched me up about IMP. I first heard Mana and Morcheeba, for example, in Ushuaia some years ago. Or closer to home, hearing Matt Costa on a ski bus at Tahoe last winter and being unbelievably happy about that. Sometimes it's re-hearing old music I thought was dead to me - but on another continent, or in an unexpected context it is new again.

Favorite Songs

this is a samping, mostly on more recent music I like:

I'm All Over It - Jamie Cullum, Love Astronaut - Murder Mystery, Bechamel - Pernice Brothers, Sleeping Lessons - The Shins, Hard To Explain - The Strokes, Excelsior Lady - The Donkeys, Human - The Killers, Paper Planes - MIA, Chinese Translation - M Ward, Penny on the Train Track - Ben Kweller, Blonde on Blonde - Nada Surf, Sweet Rose - Matt Costa, Ceiling of Plankton - Givers, Alright - Supergrass, Enjoy the Ride - Morcheeba, Push Comes to Shove - Van Halen, Mr Brownstone - GNR, Burning of the Midnight Lamp - Hendrix, This Time Tomorrow - Kinks

Favorite Artists

This is subject to highly unpredictable alteration:

Pernice Brothers, Hefner, Interpol, U2, Coldplay, Okkervil River, Radiohead, Martin Sexton, Cake, Givers, Murder Mystery, My Morning Jacket, Rami Perlman, The National, Shins, Plushgun, Strokes, Kinks, Wilco, Queen, Raina Rai, Bill Frisell, Keane, Matt Costa, Morcheeba, Mana, Aimee Mann, Agency, Ben Kweller, Geoff Byrd, Gerald Collier, Guns n Roses, Kula Shaker, Keith Jarrett, KT Tunstall, M Ward, Thievery Corporation, Michael Franti, Push Kings, REM, Sawt el Atlas, Promise Ring, Charlie Parker, Robbie Fulks, Sondre Lerche, Van Halen, the Verve, Belle and Sebastian, Ismael Lo

ok, ok, enough for now. I listen to a good bit of jazz and classical but didn't put a lot of that in here.

Favorite Albums

Darjeeling Limited Soundtrack, Yell Fire!, X&Y, Revolucion de Amor, Live at Boston - Radiohead (June 4 2006), Exile on Main Street, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, Fair Warning

Recent Concerts

a few from the last few years -- Cake, Youssou N'Dour, Bill Frisell, Keith Jarrett, Robbie Fulks, Flaming Lips, Joe Henry, Son Volt, Martin Sexton, Ron Sexmith, Gerald Collier, Manuel Barrueco...

Blogs

Currently there are no blogs published.

Mixtapes

End of the Beginning

Made this mix thinking about what I would want my future kids to grow up thinking and feeling - empowered, international and open to experience... Not sure if that makes it to the mix, but it was on my mind at the time.

IMP 09-2010

Loosely inspired by Ryan's mention of getting married - I opted to make a largely reggae themed collection on the idea of people coming together.

IMP 08-2010

This was my first mix for IMP, and while I was putting it together there was a lot of uproar happening in the US about the mosque at ground zero - and this backdrop was the inspiration for the mix.

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Gary

I just popped your Jan '11 mix in the mail today. Sorry for the delay. I've sort of picked up the bad habit of mailing my mixes out in bunches of 3 months and you got caught at the beginning of the cycle. Hope you enjoy & I do apologize.

Trish

Hi William Im Trish Musically we have much in common.I love world music and jazz too.If you ever want to do a side trade Feel free to drop me a line.Also check out my webpage www.djtrishm.blogspot.com Peace Trish

Shelly

Hey Bill - Just saw your comment. Hope you are still enjoying the mix. Take care - Shelly

Angela

Hi, just wanted to tell you that I LOVE the mix! I'd only heard the Wax Tailor song before (and I love it), the rest of it was really nicely put together. Great work, thanks! Angela

Cat

Hi William - your Aug mix is in the mail today (a bit late). Apologies!! Coming from Canada so hopefully won't take too long.