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Thursday playlist: Heaven Bound

For the first eight years of life, I listened to classical music to fall asleep. Handle, Beethoven, Strauss – this kind of stuff. It was Tchaikovsky, though, that would really get me worked up and tired out before bedtime. During the finale of the “1812 Overture” I would run full-force at the couch, make a […]

June 2010: Transcendence

The Gun Club – Sex Beat Jorge Ben Jor – Errare Humanun Est The John Shakespear Orchestra – Number One Theme Neu! – Isi Jean Louis – Misaotra Mama Roy Ayers – The Memory Roy Ayers – Feel Like Making Love Patrice Rushen – Forget Me Nots Spacemen 3 – Big City (Everybody I Know […]

Thursday Playlist: Repeat repeat

Hello Internet people. Welcome to another edition of Thursday Playlist. Here is a collection of some of my all time favorite tracks. Hope you enjoy. Until next time, xxx E. Tan 1. Chromatics – Night Drive 2. Atlas Sound – Recent Bedroom 3. Yoko Ono – Walking on Thin Ice 4. Fantastic Baggies – It […]

Thursday favorites: Polygamist houses

The polygamist house has always fascinated me. It somehow has to hold multiple wives, a large number of children, and the husband that organizes them all. A few weeks ago, a friend and I spent a day in the polygamist community of Colorado City, Arizona taking pictures of houses. We had some pretty unreal experiences […]

Thursday playlist: Muxtape edition

My friends tell me that I have a bad habit of making impossible to listen to mixes. So here”s my answer: 1. Big Blood – She Said Nothing 2. Animal Collective – Water Curses 3. High Places – Head Spins 4. M83 – Kim & Jessie 5. Atlas Sound – Ativan 6. Ermasse – […]

Thursday playlist: I was floored

1. Non Phixion – Black Helicopters [explicit] 2. Lo Moda – Les Jardins 3. Rita Lee – Hulla-Hulla 4. High Places – Head Spins 5. West Coast Pop Art Ensemble – I Won’t Hurt You 6. Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On) 7. Curse Ov Dialect – Saturday Night […]

Thursday Playlist: Calculated negligence and everyday noise

1. Psychedelic Horseshit – Both Sides Now 2. Blues Control – Mashpotato 3. Maximum Awesome – German Loser 4. Pink Reason – By A Thread 5. Immortal Technique – The 4th Branch (EXPLICIT LYRICS) 6. Roy Smeck – Steel Guitar Rag 7. Les Reines Prochaines – Opfer Dieses Liedes (Wicked Game) 8. Pascal Comelade – […]

Thursday playlist: Getting it going edition

Crayon Fields – “Impossible Things” Begushkin – “Nightly Things” Maher Shalal Hash Baz – “Peter Says” Big Blood – “Vitamin C” Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 – “Cup of Dreams” Smokey Robinson – “I Don’t Blame You At All” Mulatu Astatke – “Yègellé Tezeta (My Own Memory)” Buck and Bubbles – “Breakfast in Harlem“ Horace […]

The terrible truth about marijuana

I just got this txt message from my dealer: What a good guy. So have a happy 420. Here’s a 1950s propaganda film about marijuana. “Hundreds and hundreds of teenage boys and girls are becoming hopeless dope addicts every year. It’s fantastic.” PEACE OUT GREAT WHATSIT

Game, set, match

“Everything about him was accompanied by a sense of naivete, which I’m guessing is a result of his strict Mormon upbringing and lack of worldly experiences.” Yep. That’s what my first online date via had to say about me in her anonymous blog. Not only did her “gay-dar” go into red alert, but I’m […]