September 27, 2014

Extra plus special bonus mix for Desert Stars!!!

The Desert Stars Fest is in its 8th year, and at this year's Austin Psych Fest I was introduced to its creator, a very nice gentleman who insisted I come to his festival. Held annually in October at Pappy and Harriet's roadhouse in Pioneertown, near Joshua Tree, in Southern California's mighty Mojave Desert, it especially intrigued me not just for its great lineup of artists, but because it was such a very mystical place I explored in my misspent youth. I miss the high desert, with its "plants and birds and rocks and things..." Joshua Tree is where Gram Parsons, the original psychedelic cowboy, lived and died, and only those have experienced it, from the glory of its springtime wildflower bloom, to the stoic sentinels of the joshua trees themselves, to watching the full moon rise to a chorus of howling coyotes while sitting around a campfire in altered state, can appreciate its MAGIC. I can't wait to be back. Plus, it's my birthday! ROAD TRIP!

Playlist as follows:

The Spacerock Continuum Theme - bRambles
Leave Them All Behind - Ride - Going Blank Again
Tambourine Girl - Ringo Deathstar Colour Trip
Everso - The Telescopes Singles Compilation 1989-1991
Boys Better - The Dandy Warhols Come Down
Starting Over - LSD And The Search For God - s/t
Spacement - Daydream Machine - Twin Idols
Songs Of The Forest - Magic Castles - s/t
Hide It - Drinking Flowers - Sanity Restored 1972
Young Men Dead - The Black Angels Passover
Need Your Fire - The Spyrals - Out Of Sight
Seeing Ghosts - The Bixby Knolls - Near And Under
Radium Girls - Stripmall Achitecture The Exotic Sounds Of Stripmall Architecture
Yes - Joel Gion And The Primary Colours Apple Bonkers
Ocean Song - Slow White - single
Jumping Someone Else's Train - Lemon Sun - single
Surf Hell - Little Barrie - King Of The Waves
Swimming With Sharks - The Shivas White Out
Kundalini Express - Love And Rockets - Express