Mixtape: ‘Sleepless Nights’

•October 1, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Sleepless Nights

‘Don’t you know what you are to me?’ he asked.
Daisy considered.
‘I suppose I do know, Fred. To tell you the truth, a child of six would notice it.’
Penelope Fitzgerald, Gate of Angels

This is a compilation of Italian film music from 1966 to 1973.

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Die for love and be glad in dying with my other mixes here.

Cover art: Monica Vitti. Photographer unknown.


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Mixtape: Softlock

•December 18, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Softlock Glitch 31 (Favorite)

Spring seemed to linger
in the little bunch of flowers
he pressed into my hand.
Little bunch of flowers, didn’t cost a dime;
picked them in the park in their prime.

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Talk yourself into the noose with my other mixes here.

Cover art:ロックマン2 Dr.ワイリーの謎 [Edit]

Mixtape: Nose-to-Tail, Vol. 4

•September 4, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Nose-to-Tail 4

I come from space
I want to know
If I can do
My love is true

★ ★ ★ Cosmic disco ★ ★ ★
1977-1985

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Volume 1 is here, Volume 2 is here and Volume 3 is here.

Download the complete Nose-to-Tail series here.

 Wash the clouds away with my other mixes here.

Cover art: Patrick Nagel

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.

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Volume 1 is here and Volume 2 is here.

Don’t deny it to yourself—download my other mixes hereherehere, herehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehere and here.

Cover art: Patrick Nagel

Mixtape: Practical Snow

•February 6, 2017 • 2 Comments

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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

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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

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