Sorry for the slow acknowledgement. Busy few days! Glad you found stuff to enjoy on the mix and the mixing and interludes worked. Was pleased with that Nena/Onyeabor transition too, thought they might have been too different at first, but they gelled well. I do listen to quite a lot of Americana, so depending on your perspective there will generally be a chunk to enjoy/wade through on most of my mixes! The Springsteen opener seems like an all round winner with recipients though which is good.
The Flashbulb album I mentioned upthread (Opus at The End of Everything) is a good un, so well worth checking out if you enjoyed. Apologies for the Earth track being edited short – before I mixed, I was running over time and so made a cut. After mixing, I had time over so could have included it after all. The Tom Waits track is from his Orphans odds and ends compilation. If you don’t already know it, it’s split into 3 discs: Brawlers (rowdy clattering songs), Bawlers (sad songs) and Bastards (crazy miscellaneous stuff that doesn’t belong anywhere else). This is taken from the last disc, which also had another mix contender in Road to Peace where Tom gives his take on the middle east peace process. Brilliant!
Thanks for the feedback man, good that you managed to get in on some swaps – I’ve now listened to your mix a bunch of times, so I’ll post shortly.