Onsdag 31 augusti

Timber Timber – “Bad Ritual” (“It’s a bad bad ritual, but it calms me down”)

Koreless – “Lost In Tokyo”

Och så, 2011: soft rockens (och saxofonens) definitiva återkomst? Året då jag återupptäckte Starland Vocal Bands “Afternoon Delight” (postade för några månader sedan). Året då Washed Out gör en cover på Chris Isaaks “Wicked Games”, vilken kanske alltid har stått lite vid sidan av för all del. Men nu väntar jag allvarligt på att någon kommer göra en cover på Peter Framptons “Baby, I Love Your Way”. Eller om Gayngs gör en på 10CCs “I’m Not In Love” kanske? (De har de säkert redan gjort).

Washed Out – “Far Away” (Live, Yours Truly)


Gayngs – “Cry”

10CC – “I’m Not In Love”

Bread – “Baby, I’m-a- Want You”

Seals & Crofts – “Summer Breeze”

Lisa Ehlin
Jon Appelvik Lax

2010 del 1

A single man (film) (Bild)

But your book is wrong, Mrs. Strunk, says George, when it tells you that Jim is the substitute I found for a real son, a real kid brother, a real husband, a real wife. Jim wasn’t a substitute for anything. And there is no substitute for Jim, if you’ll forgive my saying so, anywhere.

Christopher Isherwood, A single man (bok, 1964).

Woods, At Echo Lake (album)

One day I’ll find the cure / One day I’ll learn to leave you and we’ll be no more / Like we haven’t been at all / Like we were before

The Concretes, “I wish we’d never met” (sång)

19 sånger:

Kendal Johansson, ”Blue moon”. Beach House, ”Used to be”. Dum Dum Girls, ”Jail la la”. Drake, ”Find your love”. Gayngs, ”The gaudy side of town”. M.I.A. “It iz what it iz”. Toro Y Moi, ”Low shoulder”. The Concretes, ”I wish we’d never met”. Woods, ”Death rattles”. DOM, ”Jesus”. Kurt Vile, ”Ocean city”. Nicki Minaj, ”Your love”. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, ”Round and round”. Highlife, “Wet palm trees”. Beach Fossils, ”Youth”. Girls, ”Substance”. Manic Street Preachers, ”I think I’ve found it”.  Kanye West, ”Lost in the world”. jj, ”Let go”.


Finaste videon av Jamie Harley.

Fler sånger: Real Estate, ”Out of tune”. Miracles Club, ”A new love”, Connan Mockasin, ”It’s choade my dear”. Girl Unit, “Wut”. The Radio Dept. ”The new improved hypocrisy”. Vampire Weekend, ”California English pt. 2”. D’Eon, ”Keep the faith”. I Am the Dot, ”1816”. Perfume Genius, ”Mr Peterson”. Holy Fuck, ”Latin America”. Dr Dog, ”Unbearable why”. Best Coast, ”Our deal”. Male Bonding, ”Franklin”. Stornoway, ”Zorbing”. No Age, ”Life prowler”. Panda Bear, ”Slow motion”. Warpaint, ”Undertow”. Health, ”USA boys”. MillionYoung, ”Love is all around”.  Avi Buffalo, ”What’s it in for”. Mary J. Blige, “I am”. Young Galaxy, “Peripheral visionaries”. Gorillaz, ”On melancholy hill”. Caged Animals, “How it feels to be hunted”. Spectrals, “Chip a tooth (spoil a smile)”. Tiyiselani Vomaseve, “Vanghoma”. Tanlines, ”Real life (Memory Tapes remix)”. Lady Gaga, “Alejandro”. Banjo or Freakout, “105″. Deerhunter, ”Don’t cry”. Orup, “Tiden bara gick”. Rihanna, “Man down”. Hot Chip, “I feel Bonnie”. Joe Worricker, ”Bobby Blue (Lissvik remix)”. Gyptian, “Hold yuh”. Håkan Hellström, “Du är snart där”. Justin Bieber, ”Baby”. The-Dream, ”Panties to the side”. Robyn, ”Dancing on my own”.  Ducktails, “Hamilton road”. Fiveng, ”Give me a taste”. Ciara, “Ride”. How to Dress Well, ”You won’t need me where I’m going”. Jazmine Sullivan, ”Luv back”. Wild Nothing, “Chinatown”.


The comfort of strangers, be it a smile, a pat on the shoulder or words of praise, is truly a comfort

Yann Martel, Beatrice and Virgil (bok)


Sist av alla såg jag The Wire. Tv blir kanske inte bättre än säsong fyra. Annan tv: Friday Night Lights, True Blood och Rebecca & Fiona.

Robert Lester Folsom, Music and dreams (återutgivet album)

It was late April, but tonight was strangely cool. I had spent a quarter of my weekly paycheck to buy a gardenia plant for Sean. Its buds would obviously never open; one blossom was already brown, but the remaining three cast off their intoxicating perfume, so heavy as to be distracting.

Edmund White, The beautiful room is empty (bok, 1988)


Catfish (film)


Robert was unbashedly proud of my success. What he wanted for himself, he wanted for us both. He exhaled a perfect stream of smoke, and spoke in a tone he only used with me – a bemused scolding – admiration without envy, our brother-sister language.

“Patti,” he drawled, “you got famous before me.”

Patti Smith, Just kids (bok).

Jon Appelvik Lax


Gayngs gör en strålande vocoderkryddad version av Sades gråtanthem “By your side”. Lika fin som deras cover av George Michaels “One more try”.

Och på måndag släpps Kanye Wests My beautiful dark twisted fantasy – men redan nu kan du lyssna på alla låtar han samplat på den, i ett fint litet soundcloud som någon vacker själ satt ihop.

Jon Appelvik Lax

By your side


Det är inte riktigt fredag än. Men vi kan låtsas. En mix till dig.

Lisa Ehlin