Thursday, January 29, 2009

In Memory of an Old Friend

Download Link: Eclectica Episode 5: In Memoriam
Or listen via streaming feed:
This podcast is dedicated to my friend Jeff Watkins, who died recently, but who beat the odds day by day since even before the day of his birth. He was magnificently brilliant, kindhearted, sweet and strong- in mind and spirit, if not so much in body. Jeff, thank you for the time and love you gave me. I hope you're happy wherever you are, and that if you can hear me or know my heart right now, that you realize how much of an impact you made in my life, and how much of an impression you made in the lives of so many, many others.

Love You,

-This episode is also dedicated to all of those who might be dealing with the loss of of a loved-one; as well as to the memories of those whom we've lost through years. May you always remember those who've passed and smile, and to those who've passed, may you always smile down upon the ones who remember you. :)

Love Always,
DJ Selchie

Track List

1. Nita Whitaker - Heaven Holds the Ones I Love (Because it does. Far too many of them.)
2. Julianna Raye - Laughing Wild* (Remembering innocence, love, laughter and light...)
3. Joannie Madden - Women of Ireland* (Does this speak of pure joy, or pure grief? Or both?)
4. The Endparty - There is no Time* (Becuase there isn't. Life is far, far too short.)
5. Jen Foster - Underdogs (This sings of those who are different, & of people sticking together.)
6. Virginia Coalition - Sing Along (We need to lift each other up. not tear one another down.)
7. Farewell June - Shine On* (Because you should. :))
8. Donna Lewis - Don't Ever (Cherish your own light as well. :))
9. Gypsy Nomads - Summerland* (Journey across the Mists into another realm...)
10.Melissa Ferrick - Closer (Closer to Heaven? Perfection maybe? Or to our dreams perhaps?)
11. Hey Nunnie Nunnie - Duncan's Song* (I may have lost a "he," but the sentiments remain.)
12. Bing Crosby - Count Your Blessings (Again, because we should. :) It makes everything seem brighter.. even the toughest moments. ^_^)
...Here are some of the blessings featured in this Ep:

Background Music:
Denean - Passage to the Earth Mother

Asterisks (*) indicate songs which were allowed to be played for Eclectica explicitly by the artist.

Very, very special thanks & deepest gratitude go out to each of the artists who personally donated their wonderful music to the making of this particular episode.

Also, kudos (as always) to the Podcast Music Network & Ioda Promo Net; for helping to make this episode possible. My grattitude also goes out to the Internet Music Archives, where I found the piece by Mr. Crosby. I especially wanted to put that song on this show, and I'm incredibly grateful to have been able to do so w/your help.

Without these sources and the gracious allowance of the artists who gave permission for their music to be played here on Eclectica, I wouldn't have any music available to share w/anyone. So thank you, all. :):)

Yours in Gratitude,
DJ Selchie

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