Midnight Radio

Soundtracks, speculations, and chatter in the machine.

January 21, 2022

Midwinter Inventory

Ohio. Blank skies, single-digit temperatures, and the sun goes down at 5:38pm. Here in the Middle West, I’m filling the quiet with books and music, absorbed by text and sound in ways I haven’t felt in years

December 30, 2021

2021 Rotation

Putting a record on loop is still the best way for me to nail my memories to some kind of texture and timeline.

December 27, 2020

2020 Rotation

Music felt more necessary than ever this year.

December 29, 2019

2019 Rotation

This year I heard a more spiritual bent in my favorite records, something nervy and apocalyptic that craves refuge.

December 30, 2018

2018 Rotation

The endless churn of the digital jukebox brings to mind Adorno and Horkheimer’s phrase from 1944: “the freedom to choose what is always the same.”

October 1, 2017

So Tired

A soundtrack for mourning the death of reason.

March 1, 2017

Choral Drift

Soundtrack for leaving Iceland: the choral drift of Popol Vuh which sounds like glaciers, mist, and devotion at 35,000 feet.

January 11, 2017

Hymns for the End of the World

Slow-motion strings and liturgical drones from Athens, Greece.

September 3, 2016

Fripp and Eno on the Hi-Fi

The glorious sound of power lines humming on a Saturday night long before the age of pixels and screens.