Over ten years ago my friend Scott and I devised an annual event called the Mid-Winter Warm-Up. The concept was simple; save up some cash, rent out a bar with a fireplace, and [in Chicago’s dead of Winter] invite all of our friends out for free Guinness. Years later, Scott came to his senses and moved to Southern California while nearly everyone else in the country lives through a deep freeze.
This playlist goes out to all of us who brave the elements to meet friends at that restaurant or bar, all of us who’ve developed a semi-unhealthy appreciation and bond with our warmest pair of socks, and all of us who could use a Mid-Winter Warm-Up.
This is an open invitation to all friends, clients, readers and listeners — In honor of our Mid-Winter tradition, stop by the studio or give us a call and we’ll be happy to buy you a Guinness.
Listen on Spotify here or play the radio below.
1 // Particles of the Universe (Heartbeats) – Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin
2 // Waiting in the Night – Forest Fire
3 // Baby – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
4 // Advanced Falconry – Mutual Benefit
5 // Tropicália (Mario C 2011 Remix) – Seu Jorge, Beck
6 // Lucifernadis – Boogarins
7 // Angela Surf City – The Walkmen
8 // Ain’t That the Way – Divine Fits
9 // Microphone – Coconut Records
10 // Easy Easy – King Krule
11 // Comme tant d’autres – Francoise Hardy
12 // Zombies – Radiation City
13 // Tonight You Belong To Me – The Caravelles
14 // Hover I – Andrew Bird
15 // Hover II – Andrew Bird
16 // Platoon – Jungle
17 // Climbing Up The Walls (Zero 7 mix) – Radiohead
18 // 2Wicky – Hooverphonic
Top: A Well Traveled Woman
Bottom: 2004 Mid-Winter Warm-Up Poster – faucethead