the OCMD Mixtape: Sunshine Daydream

I’m in a 70s bohemian state of mind at the moment.  All I want are wide leg jeans, vintage print blouses and great big sunglasses so I can look at the world through yellow-tinged lenses and feel like this. Luckily there’s a new crop of lo-fi, AM Gold music to match my mood.  Enjoy my Sunshine Daydream. To get the MP3 file, sign up for the OCMD Mixtape newsletter.

  1. ‘Dead Moon’ – Sam Champion
  2. ‘Knowledge of Evil’ – David Vandervelde
  3. ‘Eye on the Dollar’ – Citay
  4. ‘The Shedding Path’ – The Lord Bird Dog
  5. ‘Heart of Chambers’ – Beach House
  6. ‘Sugar Man’ – Rodriguez
  7. ‘Lady Luck’ – Richard Swift
  8. ‘Don’t You Worry’ – Jim Noir
  9. ‘Nobody Does it Like You’ – Department of Eagles
  10. ‘Ain’t it Strange’ – Dr. Dog

Sugar Man

I’m convinced children are hard wired with an innate survival instinct to charm you to tears just as your about to completely lose your mind with their relentless whining, battles of will and tests of patience. Such was the case this morning when the following conversation ensued:

Judah: “I need to go outside, Momma, in my bare feet and pick some flowers for my blankie.  Roses.”  

Me: “Really? OK, just make sure you don’t prick yourself on the thorns.”   

Judah: “Thorns? Oh. I’ll just leave them for the bumblebees then.”

OK, heart melting. All transgressions forgotten. You’re good for the next week or so, then you better come up with something else sweet and irresistible to get me through the next rough patch. I’m sure you will, Sugar Man.

Featured track:  Rodriguez, Sugar Man

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