I Contain Multitudes

“Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)” ― Extract from Song of Myself – Leaves of Grass (1892-92) | The Walt Whitman Archive

Katty Huertas

Jenny O. (Be Here Now)
Jim James (Same Old Lie)
Parekh & Singh (Philosophize)
Yellow House (Better Views)
Kan Wakan (I Would)
Oldboy (Debaser)
Alex Izenberg (To Move On)
Bros (Tell Me)
The Seshen (Already Gone)
Trails And Ways (Intuition)
Bouquet (Ode To Dom)
Cairobi (Ghost)
M.I.L.K. (U And Me)
Giant Party (Where Have You Been?)
North Downs (Nothin’)

Photo credit: What are you seeing? self-portrait by Katty Huertas. Acrylic on canvas, 2015.

 

The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter

“She wished there was some place where she could go to hum it out loud. Some kind of music was too private to sing in a house cram fall of people. It was funny, too, how lonesome a person could be in a crowded house.” ― Carson McCullers

Terence Donovan

Steady Holiday (Superstar)
Sample Answer (Purple Laughter)
Molly Burch (Downhearted)
Cass McCombs (Run Sister Run)
Sam Evian (I Need A Man)
Soft Hair (Lying Has To Stop)
Liyv (Now You Say You Love Me)
Norwegian Arms (How We Move)
Sleeping Loops (Pooling)
Girlboss (Mrs. Doubtfire)
Mild High Club (Homage)
Tourist Dollars (Ageless)
Cory Hanson (Ordinary People)
Feather Beds (Play Dead)
Tasseomancy (Do Easy)

Photo credit: Terrence Donovan. Editorial by Caroline Baker, photographed by Terence Donovan, for Nova, June 1973.

To Draw Strength From Weakness

Laura LiedoNo Vacation (August)
Pure Bathing Culture (Pray For Rain)
Khushi (Stories)
Le Couleur (Starlite)
El Perro Del Mar (Ding Sum)
Pional (Casualty)
Rjd2 (We Come Alive – feat. Son Little)
Geowulf (Saltwater)
Bellows (Orange Juice)
Madeira (Come On Thru)
The Linedots (Small Talk)
Gothic Tropic (How Life Works)
Bad Wave (3AM)
Hydrogen Sea (Beating Heart)
Jagwar Ma (Give Me A Reason)

Photo credit: Illustration by Laura Liedo for “El malpensante” Magazine.

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

Second Coming

This is about some musicians that I love and admire, who have been kind enough to record great songs in recent years. Thanks for that!

Eugenia Loli

The Time Lodgers (Here We Go Again)
The Chills (Warm Waveform)
The Apartments (Please Don’t Say Remember)
Jesse Winchester (All That We Have Is Now)
The Blow Monkeys (That’s Not Right)
The Orchids (Hey Sometimes)
Dean Wareham (The Dancer Disappears)
East River Pipe (How’s It Feel To Piss It All Away?)
The Feelies (Should Be Gone)
Pete Astor (Mr. Music)
Wreckless Eric (Several Shades Of Green)
The Moles (Beauty Queen Of Watts)
Close Lobsters (Under London Skies)
David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights (Comin’ On)
The Hit Parade (Zennor Mermaid)
Bill Fay (War Machine)
Linda Perhacs (River Of God)

Photo credit: Raising Mountains, collage by Eugenia Loli

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

Keep Your Chin Up

Solve SundsboHugh (Almost Done, Almost There)
Freedom Fry (The Words)
Teleman (Dusseldorf)
Agua Roja (Joey)
Remi Miles (Under Light Symphonies)
Savoir Adore (Lovers Wake)
Living (Cerulean)
Palmas (I Want To Know Your Love)
Diane Coffee (Everyday)
Banana Peels (Ave – feat. Britt Tolliver)
Michael Christmas (Big Ass Smile)
The Derevolutions (Purple, Gold & White)
Brett (Street Cleaning)
Haarm (Foxglove)
Azure Blue (Tragedy & Changes)
Tessera Skies (Such Great Heights “Raindrops”)

Photo credit: Sølve Sundsbø for Vogue Italy

Holding On For Tomorrow

Willy PoganyHolly Golightly (Seven Wonders)
Basia Bulat (Fool)
Elvis Perkins (Hogus Pogus)
Islands (Back Into It)
Emily Wells (Don’t Use Me Up)
Monte Booker (Baby – feat. Ravyn Lenae)
The Como Mamas (Out Of Wilderness)
Abram Shook (Chelsea Walls)
Calvin Love (Automaton)
Yann Tiersen (A Midsummer Evening)
The Weather Machine (Peach)
Frankie Cosmos (Sinister)
Violent Femmes (Love Love Love Love Love)
Strawberry Whiplash (This Is All We Have)
Ultimate Painting (I’ve Got The Sanctioned Blues)
The Lemons (JJ’s House)
H. Hawkline (Everybody’s On The Line)
Laura Gibson (The Cause)
Father John Misty (Maybe, Sweet One, You Won’t Have Nightmares Tonight)

Photo credit: Illustration from The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Willy Pogany (1882-1955). Published in 1942 by David McKay.

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

 

The Greatest Secrets Are Always Hidden In The Most Unlikely Places

Kajsa KlaesenBabes (I’ve Got A Reason To Keep On Living)
Terribly Yours (Answered Prayers)
Mezko (Golden)
Air Waves (Horse Race – feat. Jana Hunter)
Gold Celeste (Open Your Eyes)
Level & Tyson (Tied Up)
Gabriella Cohen (I Don’t Feel So Alive)
Grass House (Unknown In The Scene)
M.I.L.K. (Everything You Know)
Le Printemps (Can’t Have You)
Gardens & Villa (Everybody)
Pearl Charles (I Ran So Far)
The Color Waves (Chirology)
Luke Reed (Across The Room)
Teenagre (Peace Out)
Good Try (Get Me)
Early Ghost (Now I Always Wonder If I Like It Here)

Photo credit: Beach Treasures, illustration poster by Kajsa Klaesén