“I’d Rather Go Blind”: a Winter Loneliness Mix by DJ DANNY GLOVER’S KID

Aside from running FM DUST and being SKIN LIES, I also DJ parties, cocktail lounges, weddings, funerals, etc. under the moniker DJ DANNY GLOVER’S KID (long story that definitely involved weed). I recently joined Mixcloud so I can share some (mostly old 45) mixes from time to time. This is shameless plugging, but it’s also an excuse to share some wonderful music with you. This is my first mix, which is somewhat heavy on vintage Metro Detroit artists, and which I described on Mixcloud thusly:

I’D RATHER GO BLIND, Part One by Dj Danny Glover’s Kid on Mixcloud

“It is not uncommon in the dregs of winter for many to be plagued by feelings of loneliness and romantic desperation. These feelings are as old as romantic love (which is not as old as you think, or at least, not among the peasant classes).

While loneliness is probably more common than ever in the internet age, I’d contend that people made better songs about it pre-internet than they do now. To wit: these are some lonely songs from my 45 collection (plus one essential LP track). I hope that you are able to use this misery as a vaccine, a little bit of sadness to cure the great bummer that courses through your soul. Good luck.”

I’d RATHER GO BLIND, Part Two by Dj Danny Glover’s Kid on Mixcloud



Dustin Krcatovich is a cartoonist, writer, designer, founder of FM DUST, and a collector of certain curios and ephemera (with a focus on 20th century "junk culture"). His writing and illustration work appears frequently in The Quietus, Tiny Mix Tapes, and Esquire's Culture Blog. He is also a former editor and contributor to Secret Zen Garden,Saagara's illustrated mindfulness/wellness blog for young people. He currently resides in Portland, OR.

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