Monday, August 9, 2010

The Best of TVD's Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel

From day one, I had a vision when it came to the blog that a vast percentage of you who were office/cube bound during the day would be delivered some sort of sonic relief by the music posted here daily, as if it were a radio station of sorts.

That vision finally crystallized only about six months ago with the addition of our Friday feature, Jon Sidel's 'The Idelic Hour' which literally IS a radio show, produced exclusively for The Vinyl District, direct from the studios of an internet radio giant in Santa Monica, CA.

Jon's off for some much deserved R&R this week and we thought we'd take the opportunity to reintroduce you to the show via some well chosen reruns, now that we're streaming the show as well as offering it as a podcast download. (And I have NO idea what took so long to stream the show. I'm an idiot.)

All this week, it's The Best of TVD's Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel. —Ed.

First broadcast 5/27/10:
Greetings from Laurel Canyon!

Memorial Day weekend is here. Does this mean summer or June gloom?

It’s coming up on a year that I’ve started doing radio shows and it only seemed obvious to use this week’s holiday as the inspiration for a playlist. Fact is, every day is Memorial Day on my turntable! It’s all about paying tribute the great artists and songs of the past while celebrating the new. By mix’s end it was really about just “keeping on keeping on!’

I did start my week thinking on a commemorative tip. I noted recent anniversaries of departures and arrivals; Miles Davis, Sonny Boy Williamson, Ian Cutis, Frank Sinatra and Johnny Guitar Watson.

Ultimately, I felt these angels sitting on my shoulder whispering “play us some new cats!” So indeed, this week’s hour is loaded with new releases from Midlake, Dead Weather, First Aid Kit, Luther Russell, School of Seven Bells, LCD Soundsystem, Toro Y Moi, The Cults and Flying Lotus.

xosidealer | @sidelic

TVD's Press Play

It's our weekly Music Monday recap of the tracks the folks in the press offices want you to be hearing. We post - you decide.

Cheyenne Marie Mize - Best (Mp3)
Brass Bed - Begs Me Not To Beg (Mp3)
P (Ft. Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros) - Brother (Mp3)
The Drums - Down By The Water (Mp3)
Shapes And Sizes - Tell Your Mum (Mp3)
Bonjay - Stumble (Mp3)
Twin Shadow - I Can't Wait (Gordon Voidwell Remix) (Mp3)
Neon Hitch - What Starry Eyes Know (Mp3)

All authorized for download!