This mixtape is called Trust

Welcome to Season 3!

A few weeks back I started a playlist that I titled 'Begin/Trust' to start work on my first 2023 mix. It was mainly a label to remind myself what I was working on. Initially the playlist had just been called 'Begin', as I had a fleeting thought of "maybe this will be about beginning the year". I quickly jettisoned that idea. Not due to 'beginnings' being a bad prompt, it just felt a bit forced.

I'm not sure when I added '/Trust' to the title but I do believe it was in response to listening to the first dozen or so episodes of the Traeger Method Podcast. I'm not a super duper podcast guy but when I do find one I tend to go hard in the paint with it. Subject wise this podcast is pure Larson catnip as it's investigating a few specific music scenes (and things adjacent) via conversations with friends who were there. Via this show I have finally been able to wrap my head around the term 'Post Hardcore'. Although like many labels/genres I still the term unhelpful.

Of the many things I love about the podcast perhaps my favorite aspect is (especially in the early episodes) Jason Traeger's intros/outros where he's wrestling with the 'why' of making his podcast. Several of his interviews also touch on how the struggle to create is endless yet also endlessly worthwhile.

Trusting in the process is tough but if you submit to it sure does make things easier.

Trust me.

Sign up. I dare you.

Song
Album / Compilation
Timestamp
clip from Glass Onion
00:00:00
Martha - Chekhov's Hangnail
Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart (2016)
00:00:06
Mokobé - Boubou swag (feat. J. Mi Sissoko)
AFRICA FOREVER (2011)
00:03:01
Hailu Mergia - Lala Belu
Lala Belu (2018)
00:07:02
The Streets - Trust Me
Computers And Blues (2011)
00:11:40
Cymbals Eat Guitars - Chambers
Lose (2014)
00:13:54
Versus - My Adidas
Hurrah (2002)
00:17:37
clip from Traeger Method podcast w/ Tae Won Yu
00:21:17
Kicking Giant - She's Real (Version)
Alien ID (1994)
00:21:25
aMiniature - Zero In Trust
DepthFiveRateSix (1994)
00:27:50
Kennebec - Leaving The Canyons (feat. Samuel T. Herring)
Without Star or Compass (2022)
00:31:24
Ibeyi - Sangoma
Spell 31 (2022)
00:36:08
Clip from The Bodygaurd
00:38:51
Geographer - Night Winds
Animal Shapes (2010)
00:38:57
U2 - Stay (Faraway, So Close)
Zooropa (1993)
00:44:45
TV on the Radio - Family Tree
Dear Science (2008)
00:49:36
Jarvis Cocker - Big Julie
Jarvis (2006)
00:54:56
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