Mixtape: Practical Snow

•February 6, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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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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Mixtape: Dry Goods

•December 20, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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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

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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

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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.

 

Mixtape: Nose-to-Tail, Vol. 2

•June 21, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Nose-to-Tail 2 [Enlarged]

More slow disco.

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All your purple life, you’ve been waiting for a mix like thisthis, thisthisthisthisthisthisthisthisthisthisthisthis and this.

Cover art: Patrick Nagel