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Mixtape Four: Beautiful Songs (for Denniston Hill)

I spent this past August at Denniston Hill, for which I curated a month's worth of residents & to which this mix is dedicated. If you are so inclined, go read/watch a bit about my experience there, so as to complement your listening experience.

1. Diane Cluck bootleg of WMBR's "Phoning It In" from Thursday, August 14, 2008 (edit)
2. Alan Lomax collection of Scottish children's songs "An Angel Said To Me"
3. Pablo Casals "Bach (JS): Cello Suite #1 In G, BWV 1007 - 1. Prelude (Moderato)"
4. Elizabeth Cotten "Shake Sugaree" (edit)
5. Iron & Wine "Die"
6. Clogs "Raise The Flag"
7. Juana Molina "Sálvese Quién Pueda" (edit)
8. Irena Havlová & Vojtěch Havel aka The Havels "Malé Modré" trans "Little Blue" (edit)
9. Sufjan Stevens "The Owl And The Tanager"
10. Aldo Ciccolini "Erik Satie: GymnopÈdies No. 1 Lent Et Douloureux"
11. Holcombe Waller "The Unicorn"
12. Doveman "…."
13. Antony with Bryce Dessner "I Was Young When I Left Home"
14. Roy Harper "Another Day"
15. Max Richter "In Louisville At 7"
16. The National "About Today"
17. John Mellencamp "Save Some Time To Dream"
18. Martin Carthy "His Name Is Andrew"
19. Bob Dylan "Quinn The Eskimo"
20. Diane Cluck bootleg of WMBR's "Phoning It In" from Thursday, August 14, 2008 (edit)
21. Diane Cluck "Easy To Be Around"
22. Boards Of Canada "Wildlife Analysis"

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Alec Hanley Bemis lives in Brooklyn, NY but spends a lot of time in California. He obtained his B.A. in History from Yale University. His writing has appeared in LA Weekly, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Spin,, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. In 2001, he co-founded Brassland, a record label that documents the work of a growing community of musicians, including The National and Nico Muhly. Currently he continues to run Brassland, consults for the UK-based music company All Tomorrow's Parties, co-manages The Dirty Projectors, and acts as general manager at Cantaloupe Music. In the past, he has taught in New York University's graduate journalism program, produced projects for the new media-design firm, Funny Garbage, and written for Faith Popcorn's BrainReserve.