Tear running down the face of Piper Laurie in The Hustler

Hello, and welcome to the inaugural episode of Gray Days and Gold. It’s January 2020 and—while we can’t pretend that everything we hold dear isn’t burning down, literally and figuratively—we can at least take a brief respite and enjoy some good music together.

The sonic palette of the series will be ever-changing to match the seasons, but January means music that sounds like the last fading echoes of the holidays and the good cheer that came with them, days that feel like more darkness than light, and the hush of snowfall. (You can listen via the embedded player in this post or on the Mixcloud website.)


Gray Days and Gold, January 2020

  1. Matt Pond PA, “Winter One” (2005) • Bandcamp / Amazon / iTunes
  2. The Lilac Time, “The Needles” (2019) • Amazon / iTunes
  3. Nina Simone, “Little Girl Blue” (1959) • Amazon / iTunes
  4. The Divine Comedy, “3rd of January” (2016) • Amazon / iTunes
  5. Jessica Pratt, “Poly Blue” (2019) • Bandcamp / Amazon / iTunes
  6. Bremer/McCoy, “Salig” (2019) • Bandcamp / Amazon / iTunes
  7. Bodywash, “Sunspots” (2019) • Bandcamp / Amazon / iTunes
  8. Martin Newell, “Your Winter Garden” (2000) • Amazon / iTunes
  9. Rose Elinor Dougall, “Wordlessly” (2019) • Amazon / iTunes
  10. Jeff Victor (dba The Mood Architects), “Solitude and the Night” (2013) • Amazon
  11. Jacques Brel, “Il Neige Sur Liège” (1963) • Amazon / iTunes
  12. Scott Walker, “Winter Night” (1969) • Amazon / iTunes
  13. Roger Eno, “Recalling Winter” (1985) • Amazon / iTunes
  14. The Album Leaf, “Wet the Day” (2001) • Amazon / iTunes
  15. Leonard Cohen, “Listen to the Hummingbird” (2019) • Amazon / iTunes

Thanks for listening.

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