That ain’t Lake Minnetonka


I’ve loved Prince since I was thirteen. He was my first obsession. I collected his entire back catalogue, which back then was an impressive eleven albums. I purchased these slowly but deliberately with my pocket money from my local Woolworth‘s store, on cassette tape. My older brother, always a mainstream guy, was abhorred by the high heels and outlandish sexuality of Prince.


“I bet you don’t like his music when you’re twenty” he once asserted cynically.

Seven years later, at twenty, I made a point of reminding him, and stating “Yes, I do still like Prince“. Disappointingly, he didn’t remember the bet.


Summer mixtape online

Made a mixtape. Have ambitions of actually mixing it with random audio I recorded whilst away in the USA. In case that never happens (yeah) here’s my traveling picks.


Headed West

My mind is on the tracks, my friend
My trumpet’s blown its course
And heaven forgive, I’m headed west
It’s the way of the sun and the source
I’ve drummed from bounty’s brimming cup
I’ve supped the luck I’m due
And with timeliness and fire afoot
Go ask my marching crew

— Fol-de-rol, Johnny Flynn

plane wingtip and clouds photo


The head and the heart – Lost in my mind

Any song that begins with such charming WooHoo’s wins my vote. I’m also a sucker for men with beards, playing acoustic guitar, in moody, snowy forests, with colourful scarves and bobble hats. It’s a niche fetish.

I’m a bit late to this party, Subpop’s Head and the Heart released this single in 2010. I don’t know much more about them, other than the comments in Youtube tell me “Look mittens.. a hipster!”.


I Say Fever and Two Weeks

Ta @bbod for the link. US animator Stefan Nadelman, director of Terminal Bar turns his hand to some great wild west styled animation. Let it play to at least 00:53 where the lighting and pace goes crazy with the chorus.

Ramona Falls “I Say Fever”.

More from Stefan Nadelman.

Also love this eerie video for Brooklyn’s Grizzly Bear called Two Weeks. Head over to Youtube to view the HD version, as it’s worth the extra detail.

Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks.