Autumn is a few days old, the leaves are falling like rain in my backyard, and I’m starting to feel sad and regretful for all the stuff I swore I’d get done this summer and didn’t.

Landscaping the front yard: fail. Fixing up the bathroom: 50% fail. Writing more (non-prairie dog related, that is): fail. Blogging every day: fail. Getting the podcast listener numbers above 50: huge fail. Drinking many Americano Cocktails (the Official Mixed Drink Of Summer In Regina 2011): kind of destined to fail (because one can always drink more Americanos).

There’s more but the one I’m maybe the most regretful about (and it was also probably the easiest) was that I was going to make this the Summer of Spanish Music. For the last couple years I’ve been listening to a pretty steady diet of old timey jazz, lounge and hawaiian music. (I made a couple mix cds for a cocktail party and that kind of took over my brain.)

Then I saw this video and it blew my mind.

EL GUINCHO | Bombay from MGdM | Marc Gómez del Moral on Vimeo.

I saw that and was like, “Man, it’s a whole fucking world of music I know nothing about.” And I was going to spend my summer exploring that world and it just didn’t happen.

But I did discover Carstairs Café Radio. Yay! More old timey jazz!