This mix was inspired by tracks from three different cultures and time periods, all fitting together nicely: a Bach harpsichord piece, a Chinese guzheng piece, and an Irish acoustic piece. These three are wrapped in languid jazz tracks, including Bill Evans playing a Rhodes on Soirée and a wonderful version of Ahmad Jamal doing Poinciana without drums.
You can build this cat toy for ~$5 from parts available at your local hardware store. The toy dangles a target of your choosing from a length of wire, attached via an alligator clip; if your cat gets bored you can unclip the target and replace it with something new.
This is the second of two mixtapes I made for my sister Jessa. After the first got funky and soulful, this one mellows out, and tries to soothe Jono McCleery and Joni Mitchell’s angst with some global perspectives and country jazz.