TVD’s The Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel

Greetings from Laurel Canyon!

Sounds of laughter, here comes sunshine, smiling faces all around. / They possess you, bless you, sunshine, now you can never let them down, I say sunshine. / Sunshine, sunshine, is that a cloud across your smile or did you dream again last night? / It’s best you rest inside a while as blue doesn’t seem to suit you right.

Things ain’t what they used to be, pain and rain and misery. / Illness in the family and sunshine means a lot to me, I say sunshine. / But could it be Sunshine is drifting with midnight and lonely when everyone’s gone? / Blue crystal spirits and gardens in moonlight / Leave weak alone and bleak all quiet and grey by dawn.

Sunshine, sunshine rising to late to chase the cold and failing to change the frost to dew. / She’s trading her mood of yellow gold for frost bitten shades of silver-blue. / Friends and lovers past and gone and no one waiting further on, / I’m running short of things to be and sunshine means quiet a lot to me, I say sunshine. / Sunshine, sunshine…

Over the past several months I’ve been going to a show or two a week. It certainly has dawned on me that the kids are not really showing up at shows like they used to. To say it bluntly—it ain’t what it use to be for rock crowds in LA.

I have noticed that kids are digging on a new sound—psychedelic sounds. Not the psych of my rock collection but a new breed of laptop, hip hop headspace. Likely stoned off of their parents’ edibles and scripts, these artists and their scene are emerging.

So I’m digging into them. I’ve gathered a few new records and figured, once hot weather rolled in and “the strip” started heating up, I’d bust a mix of oldies with some of these new sun drenched gems.

Gen Z? So why not?

Idelic Single of the Week: Jon Wiilde – Arms


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