Mixtape: Nose-to-Tail, Vol. 3

•May 26, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Patrick Nagel - Nose to Tail v3

I have found it at last. This is the true blue. Oh, how light it makes one. Now I can die. And when I am dead you will cut out my heart and lay it in the blue jar. All shall be blue around me, and in the midst of the blue world my heart will be innocent and free, and will beat gently, like the drops that fall from an oar blade. Is it not a sweet thing to think that, if only you have patience, all that has ever been, will come back to you? 

– Isak Dinesen, ‘The Young Man with the Carnation’

Slow disco by the sea.

Download Nose-to-Tail: Vol. 3

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Volume 1 is here and Volume 2 is here.

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Cover art: Patrick Nagel

Mixtape: Practical Snow

•February 6, 2017 • 2 Comments


There’s green on the bread;
all the beautiful girls he knew
are old maids or dead.
–Robert Lowell, ‘Ear of Corn’ (1977)

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Weep and know why with my other mixes hereherehere, herehere, herehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehere and here.

Photo credit: Akiko Takizawa. ‘Man in the Night Field’ (2006).

Gerard Manley Hopkins, ‘Spring and Fall’ (1880)

•January 27, 2017 • Leave a Comment


to a young child

MÁRGARÉT, áre you gríeving
Over Goldengrove unleaving?
Leáves líke the things of man, you
With your fresh thoughts care for, can you?
Ah! ás the heart grows older
It will come to such sights colder
By and by, nor spare a sigh
Though worlds of wanwood leafmeal lie;
And yet you will weep and know why.
Now no matter, child, the name:
Sórrow’s spríngs áre the same.
Nor mouth had, no nor mind, expressed
What heart heard of, ghost guessed:
It ís the blight man was born for,
It is Margaret you mourn for.

✢ ✥ ✦ ✧ ❂ ❉ ✱ ✲ ✴ ✵ ✶ ✷ ✸ ❇ ✹ ✺ ✻ ✼ ❈ ✮

•January 26, 2017 • Leave a Comment


Mixtape: Dry Goods

•December 20, 2016 • Leave a Comment


This is a compilation of tracks produced by the brothers Larry and Alphonso ‘Fonce’ Mizell in the 1970s for the greatest label ever told, Blue Note Records.

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Slow it down to 45′ with my other mixes herehere, herehere, herehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehere and here.

Photo credit: Gordon Parks. ‘Harlem Gang Leader.’ Life. 1948.

D.H. Lawrence, ‘Good Husbands Make Unhappy Wives’ (1929)

•December 17, 2016 • Leave a Comment


Good husbands make unhappy wives
so do bad husbands, just as often;
but the unhappiness of a wife with a good husband
is much more devastating
than the unhappiness of a wife with a bad husband.

Mixtape: Abricot

•September 27, 2016 • Leave a Comment


This is a compilation of Taeko Onuki’s music released in Japan between 1977 and 1983, with selections from her albums Sunshower, Romantique, Mignonne, Signifie and Cliché. Arrangements by Ryuichi Sakamoto. Breezy synth-pop for cosmopolitans.

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Leave luck to heaven with my other mixes here, herehere, herehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehere and here.

Album layout and obi design by Kyle Kabel.