There goes that.

As I mentioned in my last post, my podcast plan for 2011 was 12 podcasts in 12 months. Well, it doesn't look like it's going to happen. I've been struck by the nightmare of all nightmares, the cruelest break of all cruel breaks (for computer users), I've been struck with a hard drive crash.

The irony here is that just this past weekend, not 4 days ago, I had mentioned to my wife that this weekend, a mere 3 days away from our conversation, I planned to buy a new laptop and a second external for the express purpose of backing up my files. A dedicated backup system to preserve my precious collection.

I'm doing what I can to recover my drive but as it stands now, there's a good chance that I've lost approximately 6,000 albums featuring 85,000 individual mp3s. I've spent a decent chunk of the last 5 years arranging and digitizing my collection. Curating it has been such an enormous time, and financial, investment for me. Words cannot express how emotionally devastated am I by this. I've taken the drive to a highly recommended, and quite costly, data recovery service so hope is not completely lost but in a possibly feeble attempt to soften the emotional blow, I'm preparing myself for the worst. The mere idea of rebuilding my collection seems so daunting that I'm not even sure that I'll even attempt to do it. I may just resign myself to handful of tracks on my phone and leave at that. We'll see.

So the many moods of larrydigital series is done. For now. Thanks to all of you who've listened or bothered to read this blog. I hope to be back soon.

Goodbye for now.


the many moods of larrydigital, pt. 29

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Howdy boyts and girls.

Here's my latest podcast, for February 2011. My plan is to have no skipped months this year, 12 podcasts in 12 months and I made this one just under the wire.


Episode 29: Here and Now

1. larry's intro
2. ""Contort Yourself" by James Chance & The Contortions (1978)
3. "Jocko Homo" by Devo (1978)
4. "Sank Into the Chair" by Liquid Liquid (2008)
5. larry's interlude #1
6. "Me and Giuliani Down by the Schoolyard (A True Story)" by !!! (2004)
7. "House of Jealous Lovers (Morgan Geist Version)" by The Rapture (2002)
8. "Free for All (Soundstream Remix)" by Rhythm & Sound (2006)
9. larry's interlude #2
10. "Whisper" by Chaz Jankel (1983)
11. "Lola R. For Ever (Lola Rastaquouère)" by Marianne Faithfull (2006)
12. "Miss You" by The Dynamics (2007)
13. larry's interlude #3
14. "Your Teeth In My Neck" by Scientist (1981)
16. "Flashing Echo" by Leo Graham & The Upsetters (1973)
17. "You're No Good" by Ken Boothe & The Aggrovators (2007)
18. larry's interlude #4/outro
19. "Sensimilla" by Yellowman (2008)

This month's theme song is "MRG" by The New Mastersounds.


the many moods of larrydigital, pt. 28

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Hot off the presses, it's my latest podcast, new for 2011.

The original plan for this podcast was to make it a little more soul oriented. Early versions had Solomon Burke, Vicki Anderson and some early Funkadelic later veering into a little mainstream hip-hop with Diddy and Lloyd Banks, with some Aloe Blacc and Van Hunt thrown in the middle there.

I actually completed this podcast the last week of December. It was done, ready to be uploaded for your listening pleasure. But then I got my hands on Chico Mann's Analog Drift. And that's when the wheels fell off.

I've always said that I try to structure these things so they can function as playlists, just take my interludes out and you can play it out at a party. Which I'm aware makes no sense because if that's the goal, why record interludes at all.... but whatev. I had to include the commentary, without it, how would you know that I think Daft Punk sucks (controversial!). Anyway, I heard Chico's album, I was so blown away that I had to include something from it in the latest episode. And so, keep with the party playlist structure idea, the addition of "Once in a Lifetime" changed the song after it, and the one after that, and the one after that, and eventually the one before it and the one before that and so on until the entire episode changed. It morphed from this throwback-ish soul-y kind of thing into this turn of the century dance party. Which is just as awesome in my book. The only song that survived the massacre was Diddy's track "Strobe Lights." That's right. Diddy. Stop hating.

Ok, check it out. Let me know what you think. Emails to larrydigital@gmail.com or if you're really, really, really kind, how about an actual review (good or bad!) at my iTunes page.

Thanks for stopping by.

Episode 28: Same As It Ever Was

1. "Fresh" by Daft Punk (1997)
2. larry's intro/interlude #1
3. "Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" by Modjo (2001)
4. "Music Sounds Better with You" by Stardust (1998)
5. larry's interlude #2
6. "Once in a Lifetime" by Chico Mann (2010)
7. "Steam and Sequins for Larry Levan" by Matmos (2006)
8. "Stillness In Time" by Calvin Harris (2007)
9. larry's interlude #3
10. "Starlight" by Escort (2006)
11. "Whispers" by Aeroplane (2008)
12. "The Real Thing (Cinnamon Chasers Remix)" by Roxy Music (2010)
13. larry's interlude #4
14. "Tall Boy (Professor LaCroix Remix)" by Har Mar Superstar (2009)
16. "Strobe Lights" by Diddy-Dirty Money (2010)
17. "Hip Hop Changed" by Crookers (2010)
18. larry's interlude #5/outro
19. "I'm Not Contagious" by Chromeo (2010)

This month's theme song is "Groove Holmes" by the Beastie Boys.