TVD’s The Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel

Greetings from Laurel Canyon!

Today marks the sixth Friday that I’ve dropped an Idelic Hour on the first week of Coachella. A lot has changed, but the essentials of a week in the desert seeing music with other folks is still fairly intact. (Yes, I know backstage is not as fun and the stealing a golf cart is no longer…)

Back in 2010 sharing a Coachella playlist to hip a friend and music heads used to be somewhat exciting. The ego rush of facilitation—music discovery—used to be exciting and righteous. Now…we’re in a “post streaming depression.”

Let me say that again. We are in a “post streaming depression.”

Yeah, everyone has an official playlist, so what’s an Idelic Hour DJ supposed to do?

On the first part of the journey / I was looking at all the life / There were plants and birds and rocks and things / There was sand and hills and rings / The first thing I met was a fly with a buzz / And the sky with no clouds / The heat was hot and the ground was dry / But the air was full of sound

I’ve been through the desert on a horse with no name / It felt good to be out of the rain / In the desert you can remember your name / ‘Cause there ain’t no one for to give you no pain

By the way, thanks for that song Dewey.

I guess as a man grows older he needs to relax, look around, and enjoy the view. So, I made my desert playlist. I’m gonna get in the car and drive out there, enjoy my family and friends—and some great music.

Coachella is still one of the things that makes Southern California great. See you out there.

The Idelic Hit of the Week: Christine and the Queens – Tilted

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