Jimi Jaxon here! And this is my new mix alongside Machinedrum in Seattle! In awe that this is the third show I’ve played with Travis Stewart. I consider him to be one of the best artists around, a serious gift to the universe. Disco Droppings draws influence from this dude, and I intend to continue holding my light for diverse sounds such as these.

Wide range, reppin’ allies from this site, 7 Deadly Records, and my local area ++


Ambalance – Outwarne

Ana Caprix – Strawberry Moon

Jimi Jaxon – S101115S

XI – Gamma Rain

youryoungbody Bishop

Juakali – Rootz (XI Remix)

Nightmare Fortress – No Exit (Zoolab Remix)

Acre – Effected The Most (Original Mix)

Grimes – Skin (Sorrow Remix)

Lando – Run It

Hxdb – Mustard (Cure Remix)

Canblaster – Triple Ring

Walton – Frisbee

Airhead – Pyramid Lake (Original Mix)

Kingdom – Mind Reader feat. Shyvonne (Bok Bok Remix)

Sphyramid – Selling (MMXV)


Mastered by Greyspot

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Hello there! Jimi Jaxon here, and I am just beaming with excitement. This rock, gem, mineral and crystal shop has been a major influence in my life lately, and as you’ll read I highly recommend anyone in the nearby Washington state area (Kirkland specifically) to come check it out. I doubt you’ll be disappointed..

DD Welcome Kim and Earthlight to Disco Droppings! I’ve been looking forward to this for the last few months..

KV It has been great meeting you and talking with you over the summer, whenever you come into our rock shop.

DD This place really feels like the hidden gem of the Eastside. Could you talk a bit about its origins?

KV My dad opened the shop back in 1988 (27 years ago), we are known for our unique variety of so many different types of stones, along with our great selection and fair pricing. My husband and I travel all over the USA rock hounding, and my dad traveled all over the USA and overseas. We have stones from all over the world. We hand select ever piece personally as my dad has done from the start.


DD I was talking with you the other day about your approach with patrons of various backgrounds and interests that come through the door. I appreciate your multi-faceted technique, as there are many ways to be be intrigued by these rocks, gems and minerals. Could you expand on that?

KV Our store has such a unique family feel to it, friendly and loving energy, that everyone feels at home here. We have every walk of life, every class of people and at many times, all in the store at the same time. It is a sanctuary, where many different people get along and talk rocks in the shop, that maybe never would have spoke to each other outside of the store. It is a beautiful thing to see and share with others.

DD I’ve had some memorable experiences at your shop. At the start of summer I went in and found this very special Moldavite. Once I had it in my hands the connection was made, and thanks to your layaway program I was able to start making payments on it. Every few weeks I would come in, hold the Moldavite and look around the spot. I don’t think I’ve ever walked into your place and not taken something home, and every time I’d pick a few out with the Moldavite in hand, I’d look up their properties/descriptions. Each time one of them would specifically say something like, “goes well with Moldavite”. It seems to have a mind and influence of its own, and was setting me up energetically to one day acquire it. Any experiences you can share that seemed magical in some way?

KV On a regular basis I have people coming in drawn to a certain stone or another, regardless if they have any knowledge of the stone. When we look up to see why they are picking that one up constantly, or why they are so strongly drawn to that stone, it many times turns out that it deals specifically with something they are working on in their personal lives or with health issues. I say the stones pick you – you don’t pick the stones.


DD There’s a book there called “Crystalline Communion 2000”. This is a favorite of mine, very well written with many distinct descriptions. I remember one example being the information on Tanzanite, and its connection with dolphins. Anything you’d like to say about this book?

KV My dad Jack Frasl and his second wife Collen Marquist wrote three paperback books before this, and then this fourth book compiled everything together into one book. It is a wonderful book, with a lot of insight into the stones as well as a very nice index of properties that lists the stones for each one instead of just page numbers to look up, making it extremely useful. Currently this is out of stock, and we are hoping to either update it or reprint the current edition in the future.

DD I’m itching to hear about your recent diggings. Where did you go, what did you find and how was the journey?

KV Our last rock hounding trip was over labor day weekend, we got the privilege to go digging at the Polka Dot mine in Oregon, (usually this is not open to the public), but the mine owner let a large group of us in for the weekend and we had so much fun. Of course we paid for what we kept, but it was well worth it. The mine has a new find of lovely Polka Dot blue ice – so much fun, we came out with 661 lbs of a variety of this material. We have been bringing in raw pieces, cut and polished pieces and more will be coming in as we have time to work it.

DD You’ve got two upcoming shows, one on 10/24-10/25 (Bellevue Rock Club’s Rock, Gem and Jewelry Show) and on 11/7 (9th annual, Healing Hearts Psychic Fair, Bremerton). What goes into these presentations for you, and what do you look forward to the most at these gatherings?

KV We do – I am so excited to share with everyone some of the new things that we have specifically saved aside for these shows, I love to see the reaction and excitement that people get when you bring out new material, or new pieces that no one has seen before. All the stones at these shows will be things we have not had in the shop yet, granted we might have similar items, but it is all fresh, new and if you want the first and best picks come early. These both will be wonderful shows to attend. The first one the Bellevue rock show is just that , a wonderful rock show. The second one the Healing Hearts Psychic Fair – will be a new show for us, but I hear it is a fabulous show, it is a metaphysical show and a percentage of the proceeds go to charity, they will have more info about there charity at the show.


DD Any last words? It’s such a pleasure to have you here!

KV It is a pleasure and I will see you soon in the shop, to seek out new treasures as we bring in new things almost daily. Have fun and remember, keep a smile in your heart and rocks in your pocket. Thanks again


Earthlight – Facebook

– Jimi Jaxon



I believe you can look at these videos from so many angles and gain something positive. For some, there are some relaxing meditations here to lessen stress, worry and such. For the music producer, ambient soundscapes with a variety of themes to take influence from. For the spiritual seeker, these can be a catalyst, doorways to the unconscious, a deeper realization of self, and/or a connection with the Divine. I would consider myself a some combination of all these, and I’m hyped to share Nu Meditation Music here on Disco Droppings. This is a resource I use just about every day now, which I can’t say about any other music at the moment. It’s a part of my life, and soundtracks a variety of my activities. I care about style, and when I first found this channel I was relieved to see graphic design that wasn’t cheesy, as many New Age graphics can be (spoken with love, haha). A certain male from Portugal crafted a 100 video strong collection, neatly organized into playlists such as “Binaural Beats and Meditation Music”, “Sleep Music & Sounds”, “Shamanic Meditaiton Music”, and “Chakra Meditations”.

I’ve gone on some journeys with these: had restful sleep, exercised, drove, meditated, studied, had sex, everything! They are very malleable and overall expansive.



I’ve included some personal favorites or regulars in my history. Hope these are of some use to you. And cheers to Nu Mediation Music! Please keep it up!:]

Graphic: Ricardo Fernandes

Nu Med Music – Facebook Twitter Youtube

– Jimi Jaxon





Several years ago I found Tame Impala’s debut album, Innerspeaker. I listened and without any second guessing decided, “this is now my favorite band.” At that time my energy and mindset fit these sounds and words like a glove. What I thought was a band was really the core efforts of one Kevin Parker, performing with his band. With each successive album, Lonerism and now the masterful and expansive Currents, I’ve felt aligned with his flow. Tame Impala holds a platform that I love to stand on.



From a visual standpoint, I adore this newest execution for album three. Robert Beatty hit the feel of Currents with such precision. He also did the single art for “Disciples”, “Cause I’m A Man” and “Eventually”. Parker linked this style to vortex shedding in his recent Redit conversations. If these images aren’t quite enough for you, let’s move on to some of the show posters..


The top of was created by Status Serigraph and the bottom comes from Gregg Gordon at Gigart. More from a variety of artists can by found on Tame Impala’s Twitter.

Not only did Parker beat the dreaded sophmore slump with Lonerism, his newest moves are his most daring yet. He’s stepping into new territory and in his mind a place he’s always wanted to go to. 

“I think I just wanted to make songs that I had always wanted to do, but I’d always shut out, because I thought that those influences were taboo or not fitting the realm of psych rock,” Parker said. “But the more I explore, the more I realise that those boundaries are meant to be broken.” via NME

It’s comforting that as I go through my life evolutions, all my ups and downs, wondering and wandering there’s someone out there on my wavelength, encouraging me to be myself and use these wonderful creative outlets for expression. Cheers to you Kevin Parker, a genius in my book.

Tame Impala – Facebook Youtube Twitter

– Jimi Jaxon


Disco Droppings has two new features goin’ around, both on local artists and friends based in Seattle. First up, this closer look at Newaxeyes, my favorite band from the area. You first saw them here for our first interview of the year, and again at a Disco Droppings Presents show as headliners. I had the idea of getting this articulate bunch together to chat about their progression and plans for the future. Also got The Strangers Dave Segal in the mix.


This video would not have materialized had it not been for Ben Schauland over at Big Building, responsible for filming/editing, as well Joshua Chin, bringing more help with cameras and lighting. So yeah enjoy! And if you feel moved, head to the bands site and support their upcoming debut album!


We follow that with a spaced out free track from Soft Horizons. Also a past performer at our shows (formerly as Raveghost), this dude has been nothing but encouraging to me. I’m excited to be a small part of his artistic energy. Call this our summer comedown track of 2015.


Get em boyz! Got your back

– Jimi Jaxon


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