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Favorite Songs

john lennon: "imagine"; the beatles: "i feel fine"; michael jackson: "billie jean"; paul simon: "hearts and bones"; u2: "all i want is you"; kendrick lamar: "king kunta"; tame impala, "nothing that has happened so far has been anything we could control"; mr. bungle: "ma meeshka mow skwoz"; (anybody): "the long black veil"; bone thugs-n-harmony: "no surrender"; brian tomory: "born of the sunlight"; captain beefheart: "orange claw hammer"; led zeppelin: "how many more times"; anaïs mitchell, "why we build the wall"; mayhem: "pagan fears"; leonard cohen: "master song"; ani difranco: "dilate"; screeching weasel: "hey suburbia"; katatonia: "(had to) leave"; david bowie: "station to station"; zatokrev: "loom"; schlock: "mr. leftovers"; ac/dc: "let there be rock"; suga free: "doe doe and a skunk"; catherine wheel: "fripp"; mute math: "chaos"; porcupine tree: "shallow"; grizzly bear: "on a neck, on a spit"; the germs: "land of treason"; fahri: "the island cannibal king"; leo kottke: "when shrimps learn to whistle"; radiohead: "morning bell"; field report: "fergus falls"; opeth: "the grand conjuration"; fiona apple: "i know"; samiam: "louie"; flook: "pressed for time"; nirvana: "radio friendly unit shifter"; a tribe called quest: "excursions"; wallpaper.: "#stupidfacedd"; ella fitzgerald: "one for my baby (and one more for the road"; (the) melvins: "revolve"; boris the sprinkler: "weird lookin' woman"; buddy holly: "slippin' and a slidin'"; "weird al" yankovic: "one more minute"; the police: "deathwish"; death grips: "birds"; james brown: "mind power"; yes: "close to the edge"; open mike eagle: "4nml"; anathema: "closer"; the ramones: "california sun"; eminem: "stan"; frank zappa: "black napkins"; the righteous brothers: "you've lost that lovin' feeling"; liz phair: "shatter"; queen: "the prophet's song"; secret chiefs 3: "brazen serpent"; the four tops: "bernadette"; kila: "an tiomanai"; cosmic psychos: "come on"; anoushka shankar: "red sun"; mystikal: "tarantula"; animal collective: "my girls"; gerry rafferty: "baker street"; black sabbath: "megalomania"; pearl jam: "present tense"; phish: "tweezer"; the crown: "total satan"; the stunning: "tightrope walker"; metallica: "orion"; andrew bird's bowl of fire: "how indiscreet"; therapy?: "screamager"; the wipers: "d-7"; buckethead: "machete"; ghostface killah: "the champ"; beck: "satan gave me a taco"; the supremes: "reflections"; an emotional fish: "lace virginia"; the who: "i can see for miles"; the clancy brothers & tommy makem: "whiskey, you're the devil"; miles davis: "nefertiti"; the cramps: "i can't hardly stand it"; negura bunget: "hora soarelui"; bjork: "hyper-ballad"; dave matthews band: "two step"; george jones: "the grand tour"; it's a beautiful day: "wasted union blues"; david bowie: "blackout"; the rolling stones, "dancing with mr. d."; king crimson: "red"; primus: "southbound pachyderm"; lou reed: "last great american whale"; medeski, martin & wood: "uninvisible"; themselves: "paging dr. moon or gun"; ulver: "operator"; jesu: "weightless & horizontal"; menomena: "muscle 'n flo"; journey: "who's cryin' now"; sonic youth: "'cross the breeze"; reo speedwagon: "keep on loving you"; digital underground: "gutfest '89"; todd rundgren: "hello it's me"; lcd soundsystem: "someone great"; m.i.a.: "paper planes"; cornelius: "gum"; fog: "your beef is mine"; amy winehouse: "back to black"; the celebrated workingman: "opening night"; badfinger: "day after day"; the cure: "the kiss"; amon amarth: "avenger"; yoav: "club thing"; bob marley & the wailers: "is this love"; call me lightning: "soft skeletons"; the queers: "nobody likes me"; dr. octagon: "i'm destructive"; hank williams: "alone and forsaken"; rush: "cut to the chase"; screamin' jay hawkins: "i put a spell on you"; television: "friction"; unintentional status: "born of the sunlight"; the dismemberment plan: "you are invited"; wilco: "a shot in the arm"; joe stampley: "all these things"; umphrey's mcgee: "wizard burial ground"; bruce springsteen: "i'm on fire"; sparks: "dick around"; ariel pink's haunted graffiti: "little wig"; the fatty acids: "hiroshima"; the dream academy: "life in a northern town"; james gang: "funk #49"; korgis: "everybody's got to learn sometime"; spiritualized: "i think i'm in love"; crappy dracula: "blimp heist"; the doobie brothers: "what a fool believes"; kanye west: "runaway"; daniel johnston: "scrambled eggs"; the books: "the story of hip-hop"; the church: "under the milky way";

Favorite Artists

u2, led zeppelin, secret chiefs 3, kendrick lamar, colin stetson, new age narcissism, dogs in ecstasy, miles davis, open mike eagle, kate tempest, radiohead, ella fitzgerald, jon mueller, scrimshaw, chelsea wolfe, phish, captain beefheart, katatonia, nirvana, bone thugs-n-harmony, the beatles, wilco, catherine wheel, weird al, patti smith, yes, ani difranco, justin broadrick, animal collective, ulver, suga free, the germs, brian tomory, frank zappa, mr. bungle, david bowie, tame impala

Favorite Albums

the beatles, REVOLVER; kendrick lamar, TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY; david bowie, STATION TO STATION; yes, CLOSE TO THE EDGE; radiohead, KID A; nirvana, IN UTERO; bone thugs-n- harmony, CREEPIN' ON AH COME UP; catherine wheel, CHROME; miles davis, NEFERTITI; katatonia, TONIGHT'S DECISION; suga free, STREET GOSPEL; captain beefheart & his magic band, LICK MY DECALS OFF, BABY; black sabbath, SABOTAGE; tame impala, LONERISM; wilco, SUMMERTEETH; john lennon, PLASTIC ONO BAND; ani difranco, DILATE; led zeppelin, LED ZEPPELIN; liz phair, EXILE IN GUYVILLE; james brown, THE PAYBACK;

Recent Concerts

...well obviously, I was looney for thinking I could keep this updated.

wilco: uic pavilion, chicago 10-18-09

schlock: thresherman's park, edgerton, wi 10-3-09

umphrey's mcgee: eagles ballroom, milwaukee 10-3-09

bruce springsteen: united center, chicago 9-20-09

buckethead: barrymore theatre, madison, wi 9-17-09

u2: soldier field, 9-13-09

u2: soldier field, 9-12-09

the celebrated workingman: club garibaldi, milwaukee 8-28-09

decibully: cactus club, milwaukee 8-22-09

irish fest: milwaukee, 8-15-09

phish: toyota park, chicago 8-11-09

lollapalooza: 8-7,8,9-09

phish: red rocks, 8-2-09

sonic youth: ogden theatre, denver 7-31-09

dave matthews band: alpine valley, 7-19-09

the celebrated workingman: cactus club, milwaukee 7-4-09

stepehen malkmus & the jicks: pbr fest, milwaukee 7-4-09

sts9: summerfest, milwaukee 7-1-09

phish: alpine valley, 6-21-09

phish: alpine valley, 6-20-09

phish: deer creek, 6-19-09

grizzly bear: pabst theater, milwaukee 6-8-09

summer camp: 5-22,23,24-09

animal collective: riverside theater, milwaukee 5-19-09

northless: the borg ward, milwaukee 5-18-09

across tundras: the borg ward, milwaukee 5-16-09

mogwai: turner hall, milwaukee 5-9-09

operation adaptation: concord, wi 4-24,25-09

the midwest beat: exclusive company, milwaukee 4-18-09

wereworm: rushmor records, milwaukee 4-18-09

fucked up: the borg ward, milwaukee 4-7-09

blue wagon: conway's, milwaukee 4-5-09

the celebrated workingman: uw-milwaukee, 4-2-09

les claypool: the rave, 3-20-09

the scarring party: the domes, milwaukee 3-19-09

terrible twos: frank's power plant, milwaukee 3-13-09

call me lightning: y-not iii, milwaukee 2-27-09

big head todd & the monsters: the rave, 1-30-09

.357 string band: turner hall, 1-10-09

my morning jacket: chicago theatre, 12-28-08

the celebrated workingman: cactus club, 12-20-08

collections of colonies of bees: cactus club, 12-19-08

decibully: bbc, milwaukee 12-13-08

the celebrated workingman: cactus club, 11-15-08

umphrey's mcgee: the rave, 11-14-08

stephen malkmus & the jicks: high noon saloon, madison 10-30-08

yeasayer: turner hall, milwaukee 10-29-08

elusive parallelograms: cactus club, milwaukee 10-17-08

john the savage: cactus club, milwaukee 10-3-08

my bloody valentine: aragon ballroom, chicago 9-27-08

john the savage: linneman's, milwaukee 9-20-08

candliers: linneman's, milwaukee 9-19-08

ifihadahifi: cactus club, milwaukee 9-6-08

decibully: turner hall, milwaukee 8-22-08

irish fest: milwaukee, 8-14:15-08

lollapalooza: grant park, chicago 8-1:8-3-08

secret chiefs 3: turner hall, milwaukee 7-26-08

umphrey's mcgee/sts9: charter one pavilion, chicago 7-19-08

rothbury music festival: 7-3:7-6-08

rush: summerfest, milwaukee 6-27-08

the swell season: chicago theatre, 6-15-08

schlock: backbar, janesville, wi 6-7-08

willy porter: riversplash, milwaukee 5-31-08

buckethead: riversplash, milwaukee 5-30-08

the ocean: reggie's rock club, chicago 5-28-08

the cure: allstate arena, rosemont, il 5-17-08

maritime: turner hall ballroom, milwaukee 5-3-08

operation: adaptation: concord house, concord, wi 4-18 & 4-19-08

man man: high noon saloon, madison, wi 4-17-08

tapes 'n tapes: the metro, chicago 4-11-08

today is the day: cactus club, milwaukee 4-1-08

schlock: uptown mo's, cudahy, wi 3-28-08

les claypool: the rave, milwaukee 3-21-08

the scarring party: turner hall, milwaukee 3-15-08

ace frehley: the rave, milwaukee 3-8-08

schlock: backbar, janesville, WI 3-1-08

dälek/russian circles/young widows: cactus club, milwaukee 2-29-08

sts9: congress theatre, chicago 2-1-08

dummies on speed: waterloo bowl, waterloo, WI 1-26-08

the walkmen/white rabbits: high noon saloon, madison, WI 1-19-08

fat maw rooney: nashotah club house, nashotah, WI 12-26-07

schlock: horse shoe tap, edgerton, WI 12-22-07

the scarring party: cactus club, milwaukee 12-15-07

russian circles: double door, chicago 12-13-07

particle: miramar theater, milwaukee 11-29-07

the john butler trio: barrymore theatre, madison 11-17-07

schlock: the klinic, madison 11-10-07

tori amos: riverside theater, milwaukee 11-3-07

jesu: empty bottle, chicago 10-27-07

willy porter: shank hall, milwaukee 10-26-07

van halen: united center, chicago 10-18-07

sound tribe sector nine: barrymore theatre, madison 10-5-07

willy porter: towering pines, waukesha, wi 9-29-07

ani difranco: auditorium theater, chicago 9-22-07

the national: pabst theater, milwaukee 9-21-07

katatonia: pearl room, mokena, il 9-14-07

rush: marcus amphitheater, milwaukee 9-6-07

the makem & spain bros.: irish fest, milwaukee 8-18-07

schlock: main stage, waukesha 8-11-07

zappa plays zappa: the rave, milwaukee 7-21-07

pitchfork music festival: union park, chicago 7-13:15-07

the police: wrigley field 7-5-07

tool: summerfest, milwaukee 7-4-07

free hot lunch! barrymore theatre, madison 6-16-07

porcupine tree: the rave, milwaukee 6-2-07

les claypool: the rave, milwaukee 5-27-07

tapes 'n tapes: abbey pub, chicago 5-12- 07

keller williams: the rave, milwaukee 4- 28-07

andrew bird: pittman theatre, milwaukee 4-21-07

mute math: the rave bar, milwaukee 4-3- 07

secret chiefs 3/sleepytime gorilla museum: double door, chicago 3-10-07

erin mckeown: mad planet, milwaukee 2- 27-07

grizzly bear: subterranean, chicago 2-9- 07

appleseed cast: mad planet, milwaukee, 1-24-07

riverwest aces: circle a, milwaukee, 12-29-06

schlock: dr's office, milwaukee, 12-23- 06

schlock: klinik, madison, 12-16-06

medeski, scofield, martin & wood: the rave, milwaukee, 12-8-06

primus: eagles crematorium, milwaukee, 11-18-06

umphrey's mcgee: barrymore, madison, 11- 3-06

xiu xiu: logan square auditorium, chicago, 11-27-06


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February 2015

I haven't posted one in ages, but I happen to really enjoy this one.

imp september/october 2009

another best-of-so-far entry


Artists from this year's Lollapalooza, and songs about Chicago

Red Rocks Weekend

A mixtape I made to commemorate my first trip to Red Rocks Amphitheater.

imp june 209

a best of 2009 so far hodgepodge

Liquid Telephone

a tribute to lux interior. loud and obnoxious and mad.

2008 Is Over.

there were several variations to this over a couple months, but i'm just putting up one...all '08 goodness.

friends and neighbors

a bunch of great wisconsin artists and/or people i happen to know.

The Best Of 2007

51 of the best songs I heard last year

Burnt Heads

this idea was stuck in my head

bucket of head

as many of the essentials as i could cram onto one disc

imp march 2007

the best of 2006--live edition

a wintery mix

that's what the weatherpeople say in Milwaukee during the winter when they don't know what's going to happen...

imp february 2007

collaborations and guest appearances that didn't suck

Dante's Nightmare

TAXI DRIVER + CLERKS and lots of songs about debauchery

imp january 2007

the best of 2006

the mystery of mano-tiki-tia

for all the scooby doo fans out there

imp february 2006

ya got any irish in ya?

imp october 2006


imp november 2006

the theme is pretty tough to figure out...

imp december 2006

some choice covers, recently uncovered...


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Those postal workers! Streaky is coursing it's way to you. Should have it by now.


Belated thank you for the July & August mixes! Especially enjoyed the 60s Tape Part 2...nice segue from Martha My Dear to Valleri, btw. Cheers!


hey Cal, the not-so-random-mix-matchmaker made me your assignment this month. Have I sent you "Streaky" yet. The cover is a happy looking big guy looking over his shoulder? That's what I'm thinking would grab you by the lapels, IF, I didn't send it to you over the summer. Let me know? Thanks. Steve


i just got another mix from you! we should make out.


my mixes where i limit myself to about five artists stem from the use of a 5 cd changer. you're forced to pick five things you want to hear either in sequence or shuffled together so it reflects your mood at the time. when i used to make mixtapes on actual tape i'd load it and maybe i'd already have a song or two on each album that i wanted to use plus i liked how the sound of each artist would blend or contrast with the others in different combinations so i'd continue til i had a side of the tape done before reloading. with itunes i'll make an initial playlist out of a limited selection and then build my mixtape from that. it's like choosing a color scheme. the nice thing about itunes or whatever is that you can just rearrange the order if two songs are jarring next to each other.


i'm your december person. just burned it and it will be in the mail shortly.


Hey Cal, I got your September mix and it's great. Really enjoying stuff I just didn't know was out there. Thanks. Steve.


Hey Cal: Got the March mix. Good one......listening to it right now as I type this. I was going to say it was a little thin on the number of song until I saw how long the; "Lay For June" track is. I particularly like the Chelsea Wolfe track, and the Staple Singers and Stevie songs. Thanks.


Thanks for your kind words re: mix I sent you. Glad you enjoyed the hot jazz. I enjoyed your mix, too!


your january mix will be in the mail as soon as i remember to buy padded envelopes.


Hi Cal: Got your Nov. mix in the mail today. Great job. I really enjoyed this one. You're right the only ones I knew other than Otis and ? was Death Grips (strange to say). I really liked the variety on this one. Stand out tracks were Tortilla The Hun and Tomato Cave. Thanks


Hi Cal, your June mix left Sydney today (June 16th).


Great mix Cal! Thanks!


Hey Cal I did receive your mix! Hope you haven't re-sent it.


Hi Cal, Your mix arrived yesterday. Can't wait to listen to it! Thanks


Hi Cal, Your mix is on it's way today(16 Sep). Hope you enjoy. Danny


Hi Cal, your March mix left Sydney today (March 10th).


Hey Cal, So glad you liked the mix!


Just sent out your November 2013 mix. Let me know if you like it.


HI.... Your May 2103 Mix is going in the post today. Sorry for the delay.


Sorry for the delay, but your mix is in the mail. No really...


Cal; your my assignment this month and after looking at your mixes, favourites and concerts I'm feeling....a little humbled. It's going to be hard to put something together for you that you don't probably already know. But we'll give it a shot.


Hey Cal, I am sending out your May Mix tomorrow - keep a lookout for it.. I hope you enjoy it! Please let me know when you receive it..


Hi Cal - thanks for my May mix. A truly inspired and beautifully put together CD. Love it!


Hey! Just received your December mixes the other day. Can't wait to listen to them. Thanks again. You rock!!


listening to the november mix now.


Cal! Howdy. I am so sorry for the late mix in May! I am putting it in the mail manana. Hope you enjoy it. Cheers!


Well, hopefully I've reversed the trend and your mix will be on time. It was sent out Monday, hope you enjoy it.


And I'll say that the Asva album IS impenetrable; that's why it's great...


Hey, glad to hear you liked the article. I hope the year's looking up for you, at least. I know when I started my day job (doing something that I really enjoy) I hated it, and for a while I struggled with it. I couldn't decide whether the part of me that liked the money and stability was giving up on the prospect of leading an interesting life, or if the part of me that hated the lack of free time and energy was just being juvenile (or to put it to myself more bluntly: everyone else has day jobs, what makes YOU so special?). It's something I still think about way too much. But anyway, I'm glad it reached someone else in a similar situation. Since writing it I've actually found that I seem to have some of my old energy back, and I'm getting a bit more writing done. I'm sure things will sort themselves out for you, one way or another...


Cal, I'm having major computer problems right now that are taking way longer than I expected to fix. So it's quite likely that your third mix in a row will be late. Sorry about that!


Hey, guess what... your October mix is going to be late too! Sending it out today, hope you like it. All the best, Adrian.


Hey Cal, this month's mix is going to be late. Sorry! I'll try to get it to you as soon as I can.


Hey Cal! Thanks for my August mix, just arrived yesterday - I've been listening to it in the car, and it's up there with the replacement mixes you've sent. Can't beat a few Brew City tunes thrown in for good measure - always appreciated! I'm a bit concerned that your copy my mix hasn't arrived (there was a bonus CD in there as well) - I'll send you another copy, along with my IMP for this month. It's titled 'ayeTunes' - just a small selection from the immense volume of quality music coming out of Scotland at the moment (I was going to send you a copy anyway). Hope you enjoy!


I am sorry to say that I have completely spaced IMP this month (meaning August). I have something for you which I put together early on and even road-tested. I will get it into the mail as soon as I can. I apologize for the lack.


Hey, i got the May 'replacement mix" you sent. Love it. Sorry it took so long to reply. :)


My main man Cal Roach! Thank you for the mix disc, it's always a pleasure to receive an I>M>Py care package from you my friend. In answer to your query, nope you didn't double me up on any songs. I love the Milwaukee collection. I'm sending you a RENO mix I'm pretty proud of. Take care man!


Such kind words! Thanks for your feedback Cal ... I must admit, it was tricky to find something that I thought could work for you. But, once I got started I really got into a groove with it. So glad you liked it - and top 5? I'm honored :)


hi there, i received your replacement mixtape two weeks ago and it's nice to get something different to the usual "arcade fire"-"death cab for cutie"-younameit stuff. i don't even know one single band that you put on that tape but i like it a lot. thanks!


Cal, I'm sending you the mix for this month but......I'm way behind so it's going to be a little late. Sorry, hope you think it's worth it


Hi Cal! Thanks for the replacement disc. I just got it yesterday and am really enjoying it. Thanks again - Shelly


Thanks for my January replacement mix! I quite enjoyed getting to know the Milwaukee music scene a bit. I especially loved the Codebreaker song...nice!


Hi Cal I have a new email and want to do a side trade with you My email is trishmull77@comcast.net Drop me a line when time permits and we'll exchange addresses! Thank you! Trish


in the post today 23rd feb - hope you like it :)


Hey Cal. Thanks for my December IMP replacement(s) I have been enjoying them a lot over the last few weeks. I checked out your blog and enjoyed that, too. Especially the best of 2009 article. Here's to happy and enjoyable tenties/teens/2010s/whatever.


Hi Cal. I'm your mixtape dj for Feb2010. I'm seeking divine inspiration to help me find something to send to you as you seem to already have everything ever recorded!


Due to an unavoidable issue I'm late with my October mix. We also have an industrial dispute involving the Royal Mail. However I intend to get the job done this week


as usual i'm late. but your sept. mix is in the mail

Thomas J

Great mixes Cal. Thank you! From one IMP replacer to another, this is the first replacement I have received. Nice to know their are others out there.


Hi Cal: Super thanks for the May 2009 replacement mix! There are definitely some surprise songs/artists on here & I'm looking forward to giving it a spin. Best, Ashley


Hey Man, I'm late with your April mix... I'm sure you don't care for my excuses, so let's just say it'll be in the mail in the next day or so. Sorry.


Damn Cal Roach I apologize for being so late with my thank you for the recent you love you sent my way. Thank you man, you're my IMP hero! I love me some Cal Roach!


Heya Punk-turned-Bluegrass band The .357 String Band rock my socks off! Thanks for a cool mix...


Hi Cal I got your mix in the mail today and am listening now.So far I like it!Thank you!I have a cool mix Ill send you!


hey carl, really sorry i haven't sent your november mix yet. i'll get it sent this weekend, i promise. michael


Received my replacement mix today - thank you!


Cal. I apologize for my tardiness, I'm mailing your July disc out tomorrow morning. Hope you like it. Rich.


Thanks for the feedback, I think. I LOVE Porcupine Tree and I agree they are an amazing band to see live. Wishing you a rockin' Summer! Corina


Hey Cal, Your March mix is on its way. Happy Spring! Corina


Wow man, "Liars with unlimited studio-time" is probably the greatest compliment I could ever receive!!! Thanks! Except my wife doesn't think so because she hates Liars. crazy lady. I have a load of demo-ey stuff which I am planning on recording up soonish, hopefully, so more meat-tunes on the way. I enjoyed your 2007 albums run down. I've read a few things about that Fog band and I should really get on and listen to them soon. have you got the december NFR mix yet? Here's January's anyway, haha: www.sendspace.com/file/cge8z4. Look out for Tayside Mental Health - crazy girls from Soctland. Scary!


Hi cal. Glad you liked the mix, thanks for getting back to me. your comments were well recieved. Happy new year.


Hey Cal. How's you '08 going? Mine's pretty made up since I broke in the new year listening to Black Mountain's new album. Amazing! Truly. I'm eager to see your best of lists for last year, I'm sure there'll be interesting thoughts on stuff I haven't considered. I now there was last year. No Jesu? Yeah, I guess - I think the Alcest album pretty much sewed up modern shoegaze for me but the Jesu albums have a bit more weight behind them....aaaanyways, speak soon! D.


did the Dec Cd arrive yet? i hope it did and you like it.


Hi Cal. How did you like the rest of my top 50? Anything controversial/surprising turn up? Here's the link to download decembers Not For Resale mix: http://www.sendspace.com/file/6h3r3v Hope you like this one, I'm pretty pleased with it. happy holidays! MxBx


Aw crap! Did not reply to you? I was sure I did, but maybe I dreamt that too. That festival thing was very amusing indeed. Good fun, but it was like someone lifted the bonnet of the BBC up and I got to see all the inner workings and what a terrible state of affairs 'alternative radio' is in. I was pretty pleased with my set though and what got played on the radio as a result. Will talk more in the Xmas gift that will be winging it's way to you soon. MxBx


Hi Cal. I'm starting my top 50 albums rundown on my myspazz blog if yr interested. I now understand what it means to say 'it's been a very good year'. MxBx


Cd Done for december shall be winging its way to the cheese state any day now.11th or 12 th.


ja, apologies for not getting back to you sooner- been really busy this month- thanks for the mix and bonus cd- am enjoying as we speak, so to speak.. :-) much joy & good karma to you & yours.....


Hi Cal I see your question on my page. The only thing I can guess is that you don't have "audio cd" selected. When mp3 is the type of disc you have selected to burn, you don't have the option to add text, because it does it for you automatically. The only OTHER thing I can think is that you possible have an older version of iTunes. The fact that you have it available to you at all though (and it is greyed out) must mean you can utilize it. I would double check to see that you have checked the AUDIO cd. If you are in fact sending people mp3 discs (with likely more music) kudos to your efforts, and the discs should be labeled. Hope this helped. EM

Cal, so glad you liked it. After reading your list of favorites, I'm hoping I show up on your send list someday...


Hey Cal. Thanks for the tip on Secret Chiefs - wonderful! All over the place but restrained at the same time. The filmic score bits are incredible. very impressive. the New Tomahawk stuff is quite similar actually, though more American roots than orchestral so I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.


Hey Cal. yeah yeah, I was quite pleased with myself coming up with that for a mix idea. You're welcome to 'steal' it if you want! In fact, I'd like to see other peoples versions of it. Have you heard the new Tomahawk album? That's something pretty different too.


hi again cal, i havent been v lucky this year, didn't get january, March or April mixes (maybe the postman knows i'm shagging his wife)- if you could send another March it would be much appreciated, sounds like a good line-up cheers me dears drooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooog


hi, just realised you sent me a couple of messages- if youre my april person then, no i still havent got yer mix...boohoo


Your profile and list of mixes exhausts me - which of course I mean as a compliment! :


hey brah, thanks for the comments. i've seen post-PHiSH trey many times in many incarnations and each time it evokes something different in me. i guess it has to do with how prevalent his addictions are at the time. all in all though i'd rather see Trey over most other artists, but compared to the high The Boyz gave off it's no comparison. i will fly anywhere or pay anything for one more show (3 sets, of course) although i'd prefer never to camp again. as for the hip hop mix; having seen 2 Sabotages, Jiggy and Girls Girls Girls I think it's best we just let sleeping dogs lie. thanks for reading, keep mixin.


Amesoeurs. Sorry. Awkward word.


Brilliant. I'm so glad you like it. I spent half of last year spewing fawning rhetoric at anyone within range. It really isn't like any other album, which is a bold statement right enough, but it has so many different elements playing with such cohesive focus you have to give up referencing it and accept that it's just blowing your mind on its own terms. It's similar to the Agalloch album, in that the only aspect that keeps it within the Metal sphere is the vocals, other than that it should really have a much broader appeal, but people won't get to know. If the songs weren't so long I'd have been putting it on every mixdisc I make. Check out Amesoers 'Ruines Humaines' as well, for a similar approach.


I was your November 2006...interesting....and a few suprises! Just wanted to let you know that it was greatly appreciated...Thanks again!


Hey man, nice article, really. The more I read about olde-skoole mixtaping the sorrier I feel that I wasn't into it during the 'Maxell years'. But that's misplaced vicarious nostalgia. Roll on mp3 mixdiscing with 200 songs a CD. Maybe. Are we ready for that? That'll really make the brain ache trying create an overarching concept to cover that amount of space. I'm sure it's already started happening. So what was on The American Dream? Napalm Death, Whitehouse and Brighter Death Now?


Thanks for your appreciation. I tried an Oblivians album and it was just too raunchy for me: Jon Spencer without the hipster irony. I do like the original Psychobilly project with Eugene Chadbourne (one of the original pre-IMP mixtapers, dontcha know). John Fahey is on the short list of "Christmas music I will allow my wife to play in my presence." I try to expand it whenever I can: songs in French, in Latin, in Gaelic, by James Brown. I try, I really do. I love your 2006 mix: it's what, 3 CDs? I love that it doesn't overlap a whit with my 3 CD 2006 mix. With so much good music out there, how are we expected to have jobs?


I was tryin' to get you some more information on "MoonRock" from the original idea man, but alas, he is too stoned to answer my emails. Sooo...I'll shoot from the hip - Being a Psy-Spy thriller we needed a title that alluded to Roger Moore era bond movies. Your idea of a meteor from the moon landing on earth and being discovered by our hero / villian (thus giving them super psionic powers) is very valid. I'd like to say a pre-quel is in the works, but the Fiddler's Green production team broke up in the late 90's.


Cal, Dude, yer right...we had a hard time with a 63 year old J.C. UNTIL "The Temple" and he let out not just 1, but 2 super rockstar screams! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH! (awesome) That sold me until the end when I had to look at his old body up on that cross. I was totally star struck with Corey as Judas. GREAT SHOW!


Yeah, Wolves have been everywhere these last few years. Get the ones in the Throne Room and you won't be disappointed. The 'Mangler ones are pretty serious too. I enjoyed your top tracks on your mix too. Good stuff in there for sure.


Cal Roach the KING! I appreciate the replacement mix you sent me broddah!

Ryan Mixtape

This guy has saved my life more than once. Meeting Cal and Jen at the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago during the summer of 2006 was awesome. The kindness and coolness of IMPers around the world (even in Milwuakee, WI) never ceases to amaze me. Also, check out the diversity of his music taste: rollercoaster time, folks. Good on ya!


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