Playing tracks by
Amy Winehouse, Bullitnuts, Hardcandy, Sub Conscious, Cross Blend and more.
A BeatConscious show can be a story in musical form, it can be a meditation on a theme or it can tell you what's been on my mind lately. I used to say a mix was like a mall with a couple of popular selections drawing you in & giving you the chance to meet the lesser-knowns; today I'd say a mix can be like a Ouija board: About a week ago, 8D offered some very sweet jazz tunes and I picked one to build a show around … after spending a couple days gathering tracks, I tune into the news to learn that Amy Winehouse has checked out. Going back to the half-completed set, I realized that the narrative arc already in place spoke of Amy in a number of ways: her jazz stylings, her rise to fame, the good times and the bad, and the trajectory downward … like a Ouija board, the music knew what was coming, and prepared a spot for tunes of Amy's to rest amongst them.
Respect to Russell Brand, whose meditation on Amy and how it goes with addicts provided the title for this show.