Fire On The Moon

And so it went, all night long. With the moon on fire. But not really. And it was not the moon … Happy week of Ferragosto!

 

Pallas Athene (What I Want)
Drug Train (1976)
Toothless (Innocence Is Bliss – feat. Marika Hackman)
Tennis (Ladies Don’t Play Guitar)
Alex Cameron (The Comeback)
Gypsy & The Cat (Give & Take)
Lonely Benson (Peculiar Paradise)
Jane’s Party (Old Friends)
Minden (Sheila)
Tula (Another Kind Of Red)
Dent May (Face Down In The Gutter Of Your Love)
Sophie Lowe X Twinkids (Mean)
Golden Suits (Gold Feeling)
Tender (Outside)
Ofelia K (Killing Me)
Sea Moya (Nothing Is Real)

Photo credit: The Olly and Dolly sisters, 1925. László Moholy-Nagy

The Love Of The Giver

“A wise lover values not so much the gift of the lover as the love of the giver.” — Thomas à Kempis, German theologian and writer, died on August 8, 1471.

Flore Gardner

Dana Falconberry & Medicine Bow (Dolomite)
Nap Eyes (Mixer)
Amy Bezunartea (Wreckage)
Doe Paoro (Shadows – feat. Son Little)
Lyla Foy (Velvet)
Jaye Bartell (Tuesdays)
Divino Niño (Time)
Nico Yaryan (You Belong To Me)
Kashka (Salmon Arms)
Christopher Denny (Our Kind Of Love – feat. Erika Wennerstrom)
Dolce (Hand i Hand)
Island (Spotless Mind)
Iron & Wine (Everyone’s Summer Of ’95)
Tiny Ruins (Dream Wave)
Darren Hayman And The Long Parliament (The Laughing Tree)
Angel Olsen (May As Well)

Photo credit: Embroidered found photograph by Flore Gardner New York.

I Am In The Mood To Dissolve In The Sky

Person: How are you feeling today?
Virginia Woolf: Again, my mind vibrates uncomfortably as it always does. Actually, I am overwhelmed with things I ought to have written about and never found the proper words. I do not let myself think. This is a fact. I cannot face much of the meaning. Shut my mind to anything but work and bowls. And I wonder as I let the month run through my fingers: Can I get out of it? Out of it all? Truth is, I feel all shadows of the universe multiplied deep inside my skin. (Isn’t it all dust and ashes?) I am impressed by the transitoriness of human life to such an extent that I am often saying a farewell…and my heart currently resembles the ashes of my cigarettes; In fact, I’m in the mood to dissolve in the sky.

— Virginia Woolf, from a diary entry dated 1 July 1918.

Vanessa Bell

Ashtray (Trantelle)
Jack Ladder (Come On Back This Way – feat. Sharon Van Etten)
Dead Coast (Hills Made Of Sand)
Juan Wauters (This Is I)
Spaceman (Dead Baum)
Jimmy Whispers (Summer In Pain)
Beach For Tiger (Coco)
Will Millers (Bills – feat. Rosa)
Free Weed (Later)
Donovan Blanc (That Summer Ago)
Michael Rault (Lovers Lie)
Ultimate Painting (Ultimate Painting)
Loose Meat (Circular Motions)
The Grubby Mitts (Worm Of Eternal Return)
Red Crickets (Little Comfort)

Photo credit: Vanessa Bell. Byzantine Lady, 1912. © 1961 Estate of Vanessa Bell, courtesy Henrietta Garnett /courtesy of the UK Government Art Collection. Radical Bloomsbury at the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.

Time To Escape The Hellish Summer

I would love to dance in the day but the weather is so hot that I can only think about running far away from here. Let’s drive, let’s go!

Henn_Kim

Yours (Forever, Never)
Edward Vanzet (Everyday)
Poolside (Oh Honey (Poolside Edit))
Oyls (Maps)
El Perro Del Mar (Breadandbutter)
Alex Cameron (She’s Mine)
Betsy (Time)
T.O.L.D. (Master Of Species)
Shining Bird (Helluva Lost)
Amber Arcades (Turning Light)
Islands (Fear)
Sam Padrul (Hold On Me – feat. Mammals)
Self Portraits (Stuck In Our Dreams)
Atlas Bound (Lullaby)
Alice Jemima (So)

Photo credit: Summer Love by Henn Kim, print available at Society6

Stargazing

Summer bucket list: go stargazing! “Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.” ― Stephen Hawking

Itsuko Suzuki

Andy C Jenkins (Lazy Coast)
Ashley Shadow (Tired)
Mike Adams At His Honest Weight (The Lucky One)
De Montevert (It’s Alright I’m Probably Dreaming)
Julia Jacklin (Pool Party)
Psychic Ills (Another Change)
Gorgeous Bully (Beaucoup)
The Pooches (Heart Attack)
Girl Ray (I’ll Make This Fun)
Syvia (Anxious Animal)
Karenmeat (On The Couch)
The Good Sax (Up To Anything)
Kevin Morby (Dorothy)
Darren Hayman (I’ve Been A Bad Bad Boy)
Kane Strang (Full Moon, Hungry Sun)
Erin Tobey (Work It Out)
Overcoats (Nighttime Hunger)

Photo credit: Landscape collage by Itsuko Suzuki

Lazy Days

Dust off the sun and moon and sing a song of cheer and roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. Those days of soda and pretzels and beer…

Uinverso

Case/Lang/Veirs (Honey And Smoke)
Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop (Every Songbird Says)
Steady Holiday (When I See Color)
Britta Phillips (Ingrid Superstar)
Slow Club (Ancient Rolling Sea)
Mutual Benefit (Lost Dreamers)
Jealous Of The Birds (Goji Berry Sunset)
Snowblink (How Now)
Andy Shauf (The Worst In You)
Persuasion (Leave Her Alone)
Thomas Cohen (Bloom Forever)
Laura J. Martin (My Landing Place)
Luka (Pauses Of The Night)
Haunt (Crave)
Har Mar Superstar (How Did I Get Through The Day?)
Cat’s Eyes (Drag)
Zefereli (Stupid Goodbye)

Photo credit: Menina com vaso, illustration by Uinverso

Pour Me Up Another

Dinara MirtalipovaNoemi (Katie Cruel / Karen Dalton)
Andrew Bird (Far From Any Road / The Handsome Family)
Sarah Belkner – feat. Martha Marlow (River Man / Nick Drake)
Gordi (Avant Gardener / Courtney Barnett)
The Familiar (Take Me To Church / Hozier)
Simian Ghost (Be My Wife / David Bowie)
DIV I DED (Kinky Love / Nancy Sinatra / Pale Saints)
Yuna (Thinkin Bout You / Frank Ocean)
Smoke Fairies (Smoke Softly Thru Snow / Captain Beefheart)
Black Lizard (Well, Allright / Buddy Holly)
Oliver Wilde (Waiting For Nothing / Sparklehorse)
Shunkan (Flesh Without Blood / Grimes)
Robyn Sherwell (Landslide / Fleetwood Mac)
C Duncan (Pearly Dewdrops’ Drops / Cocteau Twins)
Will Samson (Love Will Find You In The End / Daniel Johnston)
Kathryn Williams (Beautiful Cosmos / Ivor Cutler)
Feast – feat. Timber Timber (Don’t Give Up / Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush)

Photo credit: Mermaids, illustration by Dinara Mirtalipova

The Heart Skipped A Beat

Michela Picchi collageMarissa Nadler (Katie I Know)
The Echocentrics (Gettin’ Away With You Gal – feat. Bill Callahan)
Lawrence Arabia (A Lake)
Amarillo (Islands & Diamonds)
Elisa Coia (These Days)
Beth Orton (1973)
Alice Boman (Be Mine – Jaakko Eino Kalevi Remix)
Giorgio Tuma (Maude Hope – feat. Laetitia Sadier)
Salt Cathedral (No Ordinary Man)
Andy Shauf (The Magician)
Motorama (Holy Day)
Júníus Meyvant (Neon Experience)
Eerie Wanda (I Am Over Here)
Steady Holiday (Open Water)
Kevin Morby (Destroyer)

Photo credit: Dive, collage by Michela Picchi on Behance

Fight That Battle

Dan ah KimH. Hawkline (Ghouls)
Sigmatropic (When Jesus Walked The Streets Of Athens)
Woods (Sun City Creeps)
The Brian Jonestown Massacre (Get Some)
Aloha (Don’t Wanna Win)
The See See (The Rain & The Snow)
The Burning Hell (Men Without Hats)
Jennifer O’Connor (It’s A Lie)
The Arcs (Lake Superior)
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down (Astonished Man)
Gramma’s Boyfriend (I Live My Broken Dreams)
Growwing Pains (I Feel Something Let’s Do Nothing)
The School (All I Want From You Is Everything)
Flowers (Bitter Pill)
Blue House (Hot Air Balloons)
Thomas Cohen (Honeymoon)

Photo credit: Illustration by Dan-ah Kim

Guess The Thought

Antonella MontesGrace Acladna (London)
Maria Usbeck (Moai Y Yo)
Yumi Zouma (Keep It Close To Me)
Oscar (Good Things)
Arthur Wimble (I Love My Love)
Apothek (Family)
Mind Enterprises (Stamps)
Σtella (Works For You)
Radiation City (Milky White)
Love Ssega (Pray For Love)
Kinds (Hands Up)
Balancer (Clarity)
Pell (Pretty Things)
Cool Sounds (In Blue Skies)
Hunter As A Horse (Fallen Leaves)
Tarantina (I Am A Loner)
Saint Sister (Madrid)

Photo credit: Red arms by Antonella Montes a.k.a. Lantomo