New Sarah Fimm!

Planting Oblivion by Sarah Fimm ‘Planting Oblivion’ is now available on Bandcamp.

I’ve been a fan Of Sarah Fimm since well, probably the beginning. She was one of the artists that I featured early on. Her mystical, sexy sounds were all I filled my ears with for awhile. So I didn’t have to think twice before purchasing this one! Go to Bandcamp here

Lotte Kestner

Lotte KestnerThis is by no means a new artist. You might remember a band called Trespassers William from way back in the late 90s-early 00s.

I was obsessed with their 2002 release, Different Stars. It was so beautiful and calming. I went through a period many years later where I had pretty bad panic attacks. One of the only ways to shake myself out of them was to listen to songs from that album. So I made sure to always have it with me (on my phone) so I could pop in those earbuds and calm myself.

Well, part of what made that music so amazing was the voice of the lead singer, Anna-Lynne Williams.

Flash forward to about 2008 and Anna-Lynne is now known by her stage name, Lotte Kestner. I remember hearing that was still making music and being so relieved! I wanted to be sure you all knew about her too.

She recently released an album called Covers, Vol. 2 – Listen on Spotify. She covers Catherine Wheel!

Here’s the rest of her stuff.

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Or on Bandcamp

Podcast Rec :: Wine and Crime

Wine and Crime logo

Today’s recommendation pays homage to my hometown peeps. Wine and Crime is a true crime podcast featuring three women who “chug wine, chat crime and unleash their worst Minnesotan accents.”

I tangentially know one of the hosts, Amanda, but I didn’t know that when I started listening and became a fan. We have several mutual (real life) friends on Facebook and my guess is we’ve probably drank together at a bar in Minneapolis at some point over the last many years. Oh how I miss those days….anyway…

This one was recommended to me because I love My Favorite Murder. It’s in the same vein, in that it’s hilarious and charming women talking about true crime. But the differences are: There are three of them instead of two. they pick a topic and all three talk about that topic (zoological crimes, state fair crimes, medical malpractice, etc), and they get drunk.

Each week they also feature a wine, sometimes from Winc, my favorite wine club.  

Lucy explains the psychological and scientific aspects of each case or topic. Kenyon and Amanda each pick a story to tell.

I actually went to see them live a couple of years ago and the show was really fun. That night I also learned that I will never again attend a show in Downtown Minneapolis after dark without a bodyguard. I don’t want to end up a featured victim on the podcast. But that’s a story for another time.

They have a gazillion episodes so if you like it, you have plenty to explore.

Favorite episodes:
138: Crimes solved by Animals.
82: State Fair Crimes
9: Lucky Bastards




I also donate via Patreon so I get the “Drunk Dives” too, which are quite entertaining!

Podcast Rec :: The Secret Room

This one is another voyeur-type podcast. And I’m HERE for it!

The premise is that people offer up their stories (anonymously) about their deepest secrets that no one in their lives know (or at least only a few know) and spill the tea with host Ben Hamm.

Some of the secrets have been:

*a secret tattoo

*a man actually killed his mother and the family thought she died naturally

*a secret fling with a spouse’s bestie

*how someone faked their way to a college degree

*a boy who (illegally) traveled to the US to make it in Hollywood.


…and so much more. Find The Secret Room on all your favorite podcasting apps.

Pro-tip: if you become a Patron on Patreon you get access to behind the scenes stuff and in-depth interviews that didn’t make it to the main feed.

Let me know in the comments if you already listen or if you have other suggestions!


Logo Options

Hi all
I’m considering changing the logo for Collected Sounds. I’m not a fantastic graphic designer, but I had an idea in my head, and I sort of got it to materialize. I picked out the colors I liked and made several choices based on those and my general idea. Please let me know which ones(s) you like the best.

Podcast Rec :: Rabbit Hole

Rabbit Hole podcast logo

This recommendation isn’t going to be for everyone. But I’m really trying not to do all True Crime, LOL.

Come to think of it, one might consider this crime. Anyway, the Rabbit Hole is about how the YouTube algorithm (suggesting or auto-playing videos that it thinks you will like based on the one you’re watching) is forming people’s world views. It’s actually pretty terrifying.This is not a deep dive, but if you’re not totally familiar with this phenomenon this is a good place to start.



Listen to The Rabbit Hole here or using any of your favorite podcast apps. Let me know what you think!