What Distractions Soft

Oh Messy Life – August 25, 2022 Show Notes

Track 1: Jonny Lam – Rainbows Across the Valley

From a compilation entitled Luke Schneider Presents Imaginational Anthem vol. XI : Chrome Universal – A Survey of Modern Pedal Steel

Track 2: Paula Frazer and Tarnation – What Is and Was

From a 2017 album of the same name.

Track 3: Khun Narin Electric Phin Band – Lai Sing

Heard this one on KZSU DJ Eme O‘s Saturday morning radio show.

Track 4: Takeshi Terauchi & Blue Jeans – Tsugaru Jongarabushi (Shinbushi)

Heard this one via a co-worker and it rocked my socks off!

Track 5: Whateverglades – Addicted To You

Another band mentioned on Post Comsumer’s Hot New Records page.

Track 6: Mdou Moctar – Taliat

A co-worker sent along this video of the band playing at dawn by the Niger river and I thought I would check out some more.

Track 7: Fish Karma – Sick Of Your Utopia

Back in the mid 90s, when I had a radio show over in Ohio, I got in trouble with station management for playing Fish Karma’s song “Rockin’ and Rollin’ with Little Baby Jesus”

Track 8: Big Bones – I Think She’s Pretty

Bay Area bluesman and sometimes collaborator with the late Paul Pena

Track 9: Homeboy Sandman – The Queens English

First heard Homeboy Sandman on Billy Jam’s “Put the Needle on the Record” show on WFMU.

Track 10: Street Eaters – Simple Distractions

Meghan started doing live sound at 924 Gilman Street back when she was 16.

Track 11: Paintbox – Ring On

I saw Ken from Prank Records calling for folks to play some Paintbox right when I was preparing this show, so I did.


One time Robert told me about a school lunch where they just opened up a bag of Fritos and threw in ground beef and cheese.

Track 13: Tom Djll – Scene: The Breakdown

A track from a long time stalwart of the bay area creative music scene.

Track 14: Thomas Dimuzio – Lush Calming Memories: Lens Coating Magnifies

From a release paying tribute to the Life Changing Ministries venue.

Track 15: Lexagon – Soft

Also on Post Comsumer’s Hot New Records page.

Track 16: Maxine Funke – Lucky Penny

Heard Maxine Funke on WFMU a few years back and thought I would see what she was up to now.

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