There are few websites on the ol’ Internet that I check every time I’m at my computer. Aquarium Drunkard, the brainchild of one Justin Gage, is my first stop after emails have been read and coffee has been made. (I even included AD on a NYTimes list of the best “outdoorsy websites.”) My high point as a..ugh…”blogger” came when I was asked to make a mix and go record voice drops for the AD Sirius show at the Sirius offices in Midtown Manhattan. THAT was a trip.
I met Mr. Gage many moons ago while working at FADER, and after a few months of emailing and geeking out over Jerry Garcia-ish type this and thats, we finally got to meet in Austin, TX during an SxSW Aquarium Drunkard show at the Mohawk. We’ve been buddies ever since.
I’ve been away camping in upstate New York these past couple of days, so it was a wonderful feeling to come home on Monday night to INDIAN SUMMER: A MIXTAPE in my Inbox. Justin describes it as “40 minutes as the summer burns off into fall. Play it at night with the windows down….” Out east, I like to say the camping season starts AFTER Labor Day, so this could not be better timing. We are honored, Justin. Truly honored. Thank you.
Tracklist after the jump.
Steve Gunn – Water Wheel
Phil Cook – The Jensens
Yo La Tengo – Leaving Home
PERRO – Walking In The Mountains
Richard & Linda Thompson – Calvary Cross
Phosphorescent – Can I Sleep In Your Arms (Willie Nelson)
John Martyn – Over The Hill
Peter Howe – I’m Alive
David Crosby – Orleans
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Matt Sweeney – My Home Is The Sea
Bill Wilson – Ballad of Cody