Dizzy Heights #96: The Final

Features Hatchie, Elogy, The Lightning Seeds, Paul Oakenfold, and many, many more.

Hello. And, in all likelihood, goodbye.

This was not an easy decision to make. I was so close to doing my 100th Dizzy Heights show. That was the goal all along. I wasn’t sure what I’d do after I got to 100, but I really wanted to get to 100. However, between the timing of Mixcloud’s push to move everyone to the Pro tier, combined with what is shaping up to be a very busy 2023, it didn’t make sense to sign up for Mixcloud Pro if I’m going to disappear for months on end. And that will definitely happen next year.

Likewise, it killed me to take 90-95% of my shows down in order to make room for a handful of new shows. So, for the moment anyway, I’m walking away.

To everyone who listened these past six years, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have greatly appreciated the support, suggestions, and inspiration.

Well, I guess that’s it. Bye.

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F*cking Off Is Always an Option

This is a true story. It took place in July 2022.

It’s late in the afternoon, and I’m an hour from home.

We started the day in Gurnee, Illinois. My kids go to a summer camp outside of Milwaukee, and on the way home, we often take 94 East, which takes us right by Six Flags Great America. Our kids know several kids in the Chicago area, either through camp or through us (and sometimes they go to camp with the kids they met through us), so we finally decided to stop and spend a day at Six Flags. It was a great day. Perfect weather, and the lines were not bad at all.

Anyway, that’s why we started the day in Gurnee.

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Dizzy Heights #95: 100% Acrylic

Features Sam Phillips, The Coral, Redd Kross, Elliott Smith, Ween, and more

I forgot to tell you the name of the band after my first talkie bit. It’s Slade.

I also forgot to tell you the name of a song in the first set. It’s called “Original Song.”

I am a consummate professional.

I also didn’t realize it when I was recording it, but this is likely my last show of the year. I started putting together a track list for a potential ‘Home’ show, and decided to scrap the idea. We’re on the road in two weeks, and no one listens to Mixcloud in December. I’ll see you in January.

Thank you, as always, for listening.

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