No idea how we managed to sleep on this for so long, but nicest dude in New York Pocketknife recently put together a mix of Arthur Russell songs, covers, edits and songs inspired by Russell. It's a completely solid front-to-back listen that showcases how Russell was actually cooler than any of us will ever be and how he managed to translate that entire concept to his music in a devastatingly short period of time. Plus, it's varied enough that you can just stare out the window for a solid hour and twenty minutes and listen to this without getting bored or feeling like you need to do something else.
Pocketknife Presents: Moving Me Up (Russell Mania) Mix
February 15, 2011