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.


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

Fantasías animadas de ayer y hoy

MexicoCentavrvs (Fumemos un cigarrillo – feat. Carla Morrison)
Valgur (Besos de canela)
The Chamanas (Las Penas)
Caloncho (Pasa el tiempo)
Centavrvs (Colibrí)
Mariel Mariel (Foto pa ti)
Quiero Club (Gran antigüedad)
Daniel Dennis (Cien años)
Ulises Hadjis (Lo haré)
Jardín (Fluir)
Los Freddy’s (Déjenme llorar)
Los Románticos de Zacatecas (Música romántica)
Mi Sobrino Memo (Melancólico)
Little Jesus (Norte: la canción)
Haciendo el mal (Tengo que decirte)
Espumas y Terciopelo (Flores)
Salma Hayek (La bruja)


Photo credit: Mexican Art & Life No. 1 (Jan. 1938). UTSA Libraries Special Collections.

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


It’s That Time Of Year Again

Christmas2015NASA Apollo 8: Merry Christmas
Jennifer O’Connor & Amy Bezunartea (I Feel Christmas)
Sweet Baboo (Don’t Be Alone This Christmas)
Boys Age (Monster’s Envy)
D.R.A.M. (#1HappyHoliday)
Chic Gamine (Noel)
Madeleine Peyroux (Noël D’espoir)
The Silhouettes (Under The Mistletoe)
The Limiñanas (Christmas)
The Blank Tapes (No Gifts This Xmas)
The Creams (Santa Says)
Frugal Father (Merry Mother)
Pure Bathing Culture (Good King Wenceslas)
Cassie Ramone (Run Run Rudolph)
Death Cab For Cutie (Christmas Baby Please Come Home)
Sondre Lerche & Jherek Bischoff (Surviving Christmas)
Mr Little Jeans (Dear Santa)
Yo La Tengo (It’s Christmas Time)
The Sudden Deaths Of Stars (What Is Winter Good For?)
Andrew Bird (Auld Lang Syne)

Photo credit: 50s Mid Century Pink & Blue Deer. Vintage Christmas Card Greeting.

Songs I Used To Sing For You

To my lovely son with all my heart

Denis DuboisOpal (Hear The Wind Blow)
The Shins (Those To Come)
Broadcast (Before We Begin)
The Ladybug Transistor (Song For The Ending Day)
The Sea And Cake (Jacking The Ball)
Blueboy (Sea Horses)
Sigmatropic (The Jasmine – feat. Steve Wynn)
Apostle Of Hustle (Baby, You’re In Luck)
The Radio Dept. (Your Father)
My Morning Jacket (Golden)
Holly Golightly (Walk A Mile)
Grandaddy (I’m On Standby)
M. Ward (Fuel For Fire)
Clem Snide (I’ll Be Your Mirror)
Sparklehorse (More Yellow Birds)
The Elected (Greetings In Braille)
The Handsome Family (The Sad Milkman)
Sufjan Stevens (Flint, For The Unemployed And Underpaid)
Arthur Russell (A Little Lost)
The Clientele (Losing Harringey)

Photo credit: Hypocampe by Denis Dubois

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)

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Scott BensonMaylee Todd (I Don’t Intend To Spend Christmas Without You)
Ages And Ages (We Need A Little Christmas)
Harper Lee (Bad Christmas)
Sha La Das (Sha La Da La La (Christmas Time))
Will Ivy (It’s Cold Outside)
Hello Goodbye (While We’re Still Young)
Dent May (I’ll Be Stoned For Christmas)
The Bird And The Bee (12 Days Of Christmas)
!!! (And Anyway It’s Christmas)
Work Drugs (Nicholas)
Champagne Riot (Xmas Safari)
Dan Croll (A Guardian Christmas)
Gruff Rhys (Post Apocalypse Christmas)
Goldenboy (O’Holy Night)
Steve Fifield (Bootlegger Christmas)
Seth Pettersen (I Called You Last Christmas)
David Myles (Santa Never Brings Me A Banjo)
Tangarine (I Like Christmas (But I Can’t Stand The Cold))
My Morning Jacket (Please Come Home For Christmas)
Kashka (Empty Sleigh (Where’s Rudolph))
NASA – Apollo 8: Merry Christmas
She & Him (The Christmas Waltz)

Photo credit: Yule Goat by Scott Benson

It Reminds Me Of Something: The Shop

This session is devoted to the opening of the store in Barcelona It Reminds Me Of Something.

GratitudeBillie Black (Do You Really)
Royal Canoe (Today We’re Believers)
Atom Tree (Desired Effect – feat. Fergus Cook)
Tricky (Silly Games – feat. Tirzah)
Lazy Day (Oldest Friend), Wye Oak (Logic Of Color)
Hospitality (Friends Of Friends)
Bea1991 (Safe Ground)
Joe Goddard (Taking Over)
Miaoux Miaoux (Stop The Clocks)
Museum Of Love (Monotronic)
Stay Bless (Faded – feat. Dev Hynes & Samantha Urbani)
Deptford Goth (The Loop)
Tom Day & Laura Lethlean (You)
Mount Kimbie (You Took Your Time – feat. King Krule)
Atelje (Transition)

Photo credit: A can of Gratitude by The Flow Market. English collection.
GRATITUDE: The state of feeling thankful, supported and pleased.

Ars Longa, Vita Brevis

Stephanie RewOrquesta (Un minuto – feat. Lido Pimienta)
Monsieur Perine (Huracán)
Helado Negro (Ojos que no ven)
Federico Aubele (Laberinto del ayer)
Juan Wauters (Escucho mucho)
Nic Perea (Llorando y fumando)
Felipe Ignacio Robles (La angustia)
Fred Thomas (Camino de abrojos)
Chancha Via Circuito (Coplita – feat. Miriam Garcia)
Entre Ríos (Tu siempre)
I am Yogui (Guapa – con El Comanche)
I Can Chase Dragons! (Mañana)
Bomba Estéreo (Lo que tengo que decir)
La Delio Valdez (Soledad)
Los Niños del Perú (El sol)
Trio Xoxocapa (El gallo)
Gabriel Alegria (Summertime)


Photo credit: The Red Shawl. Oil painting by Stephanie Rew