Monthly Mixtape: September

Wider than a Mile

Imagine human history without the moon – no oceanic tides, no eclipses, no mythos. To say that our species admires our celestial satellite is an understatement, we are inexorably tied to each other. Songs about the moon and her effect on us date back to ancient times, and span across just about every civilization.  This month’s mixtape contains songs about the moons from all genres: heavy metal to jazz, traditional Japanese folk songs to doo-wop. The muse of inspiration covers all like a ray of moonlight.

The J Card

The List

  • Bark at the Moon – Ozzy Osbourne
  • Blue Moon – The Marcels
  • Clair de Lune – Kamasi Washington
  • Moonlight on Vermont – Captain Beefheart
  • Dancing in the Moonlight – King Harvest
  • Harvest Moon – Blue Oyster Cult
  • Man on the Moon – R.E.M.
  • Moon – Bjork
  • Moonchild – King Crimson
  • Rayito de Luna – Los Panchos
  • Kojo no Tsuki – Traditional Japanese Folk Song
  • Harvest Moon – Neil Young
  • Moon River – Frank Ocean
  • Fly Me to the Moon – Megumi Hayashibara

 

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Jose Diaz

Collector of analog media.

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