I dedicated my last Chill Pill mix to my best friend who left this world all too quickly last month from his short-lived flight with COVID. Since then, and following the funeral that I couldn't attend in person, I fell into a deep existential breaking point as I realized the fragility of life, and grabbled with the conviction that this can't be all that we are, all that we live for, and all that remains of us. I imagined that even if Chris was ready to go, that he'd want me to remember him, to tell the world that he walked this earth with kindness, humility and desire to make it a better place.
To me, what's harder than the helplessness I feel against the raging monster of never-again, is the thought that with every passing day, his memory is slipping away, one tiny fragment at a time. I don't know how long this mix will live on, but while it does, I hope it tells the story of a man who once existed, who was a best friend to me through thick and thin. I may or may never have a friend like him again, but for the rest of my days I'm going to remember and cherish all the moments I was blessed to have shared with him.
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Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills. It features the same quality of craftmanship and careful curation you've come to expect from this show but focuses on more genres of music spanning chillout, lounge, jazz, instrumental, lo-fi chill hop, etc. Check it out:
amble ― May Kasahara
David Helpling ― The Real World
Spheriá ― Don't Forget Me
amble ― Circumambulation
Thom Brennan ― Stories From The Forest Part 1
Warmth ― Every Day From Now
Cousin Silas ― October Grasslands
Biosphere ― Kyle
amble ― Narcissus and Goldmund
Andrew Tasselmyer ― Dawn Light
Kip Mazuy ― Where We Dissappear As One
Michael Stearns ― Sabana
Andrew Tasselmyer ― Number 6
Harold Budd & Robin Guthrie ― The Belles Of Saint Andrew
Slow Dancing Society ― Nerves
José Venditti ― The Phantom of the Night
Ben Lukas Boysen ― Sorry