The Art Of Forgetting

Laura Thompson

Jalen N’Gonda (Why I Try)
Durand Jones & The Indications (Smile)
Theo Lawrence & The Hearts (Heaven To Me)
Chicano Batman (Black Lipstick)
Jabs (All Good)
Jonti (Scrood – feat. Steve Lacy)
Kendra Morris (Twist & Burn)
Benjamin Booker (Witness)
Tanika Charles (Soul Run)
E (The Turning Point – feat. Ishtar)
Xiomara (You Don’t Know Jack)
Sophia Bastian (Blind Ambition)
Ephemerals (You’ll Never See Me Cry)
Smoove & Turrell (Fight On)
The Frightnrs (Nothing More To Say)
The Olympians (Sirens Of Jupiter)
Jeb Loy Nichols (Never Too Much)

Photo credit: Senseless by Laura Thompson


Old Rooms

I have lived in about seventeen bedrooms in my life. There was always music in all of them…

Tavi Gevinson

Vivien Goldman (Launderette)
The Go-Betweens (Cattle And Cane)
The Lucksmiths (A Hiccup In Your Happiness)
The Ladybug Transistor (Breaking Up On The Beat)
Crayon Fields (All The Pleasures Of The World)
The Chills (Pink Frost 13)
The Bats (Jewellers Heart)
Teenage Fanclub (It’s All In My Mind)
Brillant Corners (Love)
Bubblegum Lemonade (Ten Years Younger)
Marmoset (Golden Cloak)
The Helio Sequence (Everyone Knows Everyone)
The Clientele (We Could Walk Together)
Would-Be-Goods (No More Tearstained Makeup)
The Silly Pillows (Equilibrium)
Pete Astor (Donnelly)
Robert Wyatt (Shipbuilding)

Photo credit: Tavi Gevinson by Petra Collins, from tavitulle: the teenage bedroom

Unheard Melodies Are Sweeter

Will BarnetChelsea Wolf (The Way We Used To)
Cults (Most Wanted)
Phèdre (Love Ablaze)
Crystal Stilts (Dark Eyes)
Hush! (There’s Something In The Stars Tonight)
Dean Wareham (Holding Pattern)
Tashaki Miyaki (Somethin’ Is Better Than Nothin’)
Sean Nicholas Savage (Chin Chin)
Girls Names (Pittura Infamante)
Suuns (2020)
Jesse Ruins (Dream Analysis)
Love Inks (Leather Glove)
Christine Owman (Familiar Act – feat. Mark Lanegan)
Lisa Papineau/Jun Miyake (The Here And After)
John Maus (Hey Moon – Molly Nilsson cover)
Alice Boman (Waiting)

Photo credit: Youth (1974) Color lithograph by Will Barnet (detail)

We Were Happy Then

Deger BakirTV Girl (If You Want It)
Ian Dury & The Blockheads (Dance Little Rude Boy)
Tristesse Contemporanie (Woodwork)
Rodrigo Leão (Lonely Carousel – feat. Beth Gibbons)
Shout Out Louds (Blue Ice)
Chinawoman (To Be With Others)
The Space Lady (Synthesize Me)
Helado Negro (Dance Ghost)
Jeans Wilder (Sparkler)
Horrid Red (I’m Terribly Hurt)
The Memories (Knock On That Door)
Fimber Bravo (The Way We Live Today – feat. Alexis Taylor)
Alessi’s Ark (The Rain)
Angel Olsen (The Waiting)
Reputante (Safe n’ Sound)
The Spinto Band (Shake It Off), On An On (Ghost)

Photo credit: Collage by Deger Bakir

Back In Time

LOfficiel 1969Margo Guryan (California Shake)
Lee Hazlewood (I Just Learned To Run – unreleased studio outtake)
Lee Hazlewood (I Just Learned To Run)
Dave Helling (The Bells)
Tim Maia (Nobody Can Live Forever)
José Feliciano (If I Really Bug You)
Wilson Simonal (Nem Vem Que Nao Tem)
Alton Ellis (What Does It Take To Win Your Love)
Bob & Gene (I Can Be Cool)
The Jaynetts (Keep It To Yourself – Take 1)
Shirley Ann Lee (There’s A Light)
Young Holt Unlimited (Ain’t There Something Money Can’t Buy)
The Notations (A New Day)
Dr. Feelgood (Roxette)
Rod McKuen (Ellen, Ellen Did You Hear)
Fern Jones (Didn’t It Rain)
Jesse Winchester (Sassy)
Joe Cruz & The Cruzettes (Love Song)
Wendy Rene (After Laughter Comes Tears)
Amiri Baraka (Who Will Survive America)
Karen Dalton (In My Own Dream)
Alex Chilton (You Can Bet Your Heart On Me)

Photo credit: Editorial work from L’Officiel de la Couture et de la Mode, 1969


Salt In The Wound

Nicholas Mottola JacobsenThe Goon Sax (Sometimes Accidentally)
Magic Potion (Booored)
Mooncreatures (Guilt Chills)
Hidden Charms (Dreaming Of Another Girl)
The Mantles (Doorframe)
Drinks (Laying Down Rock)
Ulrika Spacek (I Don’t Know)
Anthonie Tonnon (Railway Lines)
Zooz (I Can See The Sunshine)
Trudy (Behave)
Spires (Nothing More)
Finnmark! (Transpennine Express)
Triptides (Clementine)
The Honeydrips (Gamlestan)
Martha Ffion (No Applause)
Breakfast Muff (I Want To Want To)
Thousand (The Kill)
Frog Eyes (Joe With The Jam)

Photo credit: Nicholas Mottola Jacobsen

Long Ago And Far Away

Joseph DomjanOrchestre Franco /Congo/ (Je t’attends)
Bobby Benson /Nigeria/ (Niger Mambo)
Rosendo Ruiz Jr. /Cuba/ (La Jicotea)
Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Vendors /Jamaica/ (Love Is Blue)
Yara Family /Japan/ (Shirahama Blues)
José Alfonso /Portugal/(Galinhas Do Mato)
Edson Duarte /Brazil/ (Mania De Apitar)
Lucho Neves /Peru/ (Mambo De Machaguay)
Ebo Taylor /Ghana/ (Amponsah)
Hiran’ny Tanoran’ny Ntao Lo /Madagascar/ (Oay Lahy E)
The Lijadu Sisters /Nigeria/ (Orere-Elejigbo)
Inezita Barroso /Brazil/ (Seleção De Maracatus)
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou /Benin/ (Min We Tun So)
Star Band de Dakar /Senegal/ (Cherie Coco)

Photo credit: “Unicorn” woodcut by Joseph Domjan, (Hungary/New York, 1907-1992)

My Oh My How Time Flies

Cilician brideThe Son Of P.M. (Fountian)
Phophin Phetlanna (Rot Thip Thao)
The Trinidad Steel Band (L’homme à la grosse tête)
Tim Maia (Que Beleza)
Ibo Combo (Mateau)
Los Zafiros (Bossa Cubana)
Le Seigneur Rochereau (Pitie)
The Sahara All Star Of Jos (Feso Jaiye)
Girma Bèyènè (Ene Negne Bay Manesh)
Hailu Mergia (Shilela)
Tsegué Maryam Guèbrou (Mother’s Love)
Jimmy Amukamua (Khukhava Minyinzi)
Franco & L’OK Jazz (Marie Eléna)
Chrissy Zebby Tembo & Ngozi Family (Lonely Night)
Mestre Cupijo (Mingau de Açai)
Mr Trombone (Cumbia del tren a Oriente)
Som Três (Eu So Posso Assim)
William Onyeabor (Fantastic Man)

Photo credit: Cilician bride, Armenia. Found

Golden Days

Neil KrugF. J. McMahon (Sister Brother)
Bill Fay (I Hear You Calling)
The Martinis / Charles “Packy” Axton (Key Chain)
The Pandamonium (Waiting For The Summer)
Wreckless Eric (Whole Wide World – acoustic version)
Michael Chapman (You Say)
Donnie & Joe Emerson (Baby)
Tully (Thank You)
Twink & The Technicolour Dream (You Reached For The Stars)
The Bad Seeds (A Taste Of The Same)
Dr. John (Such A Night)
Wendy Rene (The Same Guy)
Smokey (Strong Love)
Nirvana (Rainbow Chaser)
Ray Stinnett (Honey Suckle Song)
Rodion G. A. (In Linistea Noptii)
Moondog (Pastoral)


Photo credit: Photograph by Neil Krug from the Pulp Art Book: Volume One

Bella Italia

Sophia and MarcelloProspettiva Nevski (Franco Battiato)
Al mercato di Porta Palazzo (Gianmaria Testa)
Il cammello e il Dromedario (Petra Magoni & Ferruccio Spine)
Sfiorivano le viole (Rino Gaetano)
Buenos Aires (Francesco De Gregori)
Eri piccola (Fred Buscaglione)
Canellonni (Georgio Conte)
Pigliate ‘na pastiglia (Renato Carosone)
Mi manchi (Simone Cristicchi)
Stupido pio pio (Tricarico)
La voglia la pazzia (Ornella Vanoni, Vinicius De Moraes & Toquinho)
Si, viaggare (Lucio Battisti)
Piccola canzone dei contrari (Angelo Branduardi)
Fango (Jovanotti)
La cumbia di chi cambia (Adriano Celentano)
Inno (Mia Martini)
Le tue parole per me (Paolo Conte)
Le sirene (Vinicio Capossela)
Buona notte (Biagio Antonacci)

Photo credit: Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni in a film still of “Ieri, oggi, domani” (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow), 1963.