TVD’s The Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel

Greetings from Laurel Canyon!

Moons and Junes and ferries wheels / The dizzy dancing way you feel / As every fairy tale comes real / I’ve looked at love that way / But now it’s just another show / You leave ’em laughing when you go / And if you care, don’t let them know / Don’t give yourself away / I’ve looked at love from both sides now / From give and take and still somehow / It’s love’s illusions I recall / I really…

For as many Aprils as I’ve been doing the Idelic Hour I’ve been play-listing and dedicating sets to two subjects: the weather—coming from the east coast, I miss the rain of April showers. After all who doesn’t talk about the weather?

And yes, there is Coachella—my great and enduring enthusiasm for the mother of all American festivals! Deep below its roots is the original Lollapalooza and below it, ’80s seeds like the LA street scene and my club Power Tools. I’ve often said that the festival is what’s cool about Southern California in one weekend.

Although I’ll be headed out to Indio this weekend, this Idelic playlist has drawn little inspiration from the many heading into the desert for week two of the festival. Has the Idelic Hour and Coachella grown apart? The truth is, yes.

Coachella has grown to be ginormous while the Idelic Hour lives in the shadows on Facebook and the internet—safely tucked away in my garage like Bilbo Baggins’ hobbit-hole in Tolkien’s shire. It’s funny to think of Tolkien. Along with the weather I’m pondering what was on J.R.R.’s mind while writing The Hobbit in the 1930s. Something about that era bears an eerie resemblance to the era we’re in now.

Look for me at sunset in Indio…

The Idelic Hit of the Week: Kamasi Washington – Truth

It’s a long way from the canyon to Indio #coachella #idelicsounds

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