Into every life...

I was once trying describe the reasons that a person, in an abject state, may use to hold on to life. By which I mean those little things that become important in the dark of night, that compel in the moment of pain, that consume and focus the mind away from despair.

There are some that are obvious, to surmount pain you make an itemized list, the next entry, the one after that. You focus on the immediate struggle not the impossible goal. When I started to describe tasking one's self to survive the winter by focusing on seeing one last spring I started to cry.

  1. Hard Believer - Fink
  2. The Depths - Frankie Rose
  3. Before the Words - My Brightest Diamond
  4. Daughters - Wild Beasts
  5. Way with Silence - Vogue Dots
  6. The Windfall (Maddlisnky Remix) - Hidden Orchestra
  7. Prayer in C - Lilly Wood and the Prick
  8. Beatcity - Still Corners
  9. Love is to Die - Warpaint
  10. Love on Division - Alagoas
  11. All of Us - Painted Palms
  12. Simple Creatures - Botany
  13. Ain't Me - Armand Margjeka
  14. Perpetually - Daedelus
  15. Magic Step - Sam Prekop
  16. Cut the Reins - Tommy Guerrero
  17. High Road - Cults
  18. Wait for the Summer - Yessayer
  19. Where is all the Money Going - Cody Chesnutt
  20. Sleep in the Park - Solange
  21. Coming Home - Leon Bridges
  22. Bye Bye - Destroyer
  23. Friends - Solomun
  24. Dance of the Diaper Fairy - Per Störby Jutbring

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"... like a little paper boat in the wind..."

  1. Mahk Jchi (Heartbeat Drum Song) - Robbie Robertson & Red Road Ensemble
  2. Mermaid's Wedding Dance - Mo Coulson, Chris Conway
  3. Just Like Heaven - The Watson Twins
  4. Me caí - Pacifika
  5. Ain't No Sunshine - The Watson Twins
  6. Give It Up - Lee Dorsey
  7. Helix - Justice
  8. Deeper into You - Johnny Hazzard
  9. Karagyraa (v) - Hunn-huur-Tu
  10. The Forgotten People - Thievery Corporation
  11. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee - Indigo Girls
  12. Bones - Little Big Town
  13. Ain't No Grave - Crooked Still
  14. Lullaby - Dixie Chicks
  15. The Golden State - John Doe
  16. Two - Ryan Adams
  17. Hold On - Tom Waits
  18. The Bookhouse Boys (Instrumental) - Twin Peaks Soundtrack
  19. Peyote Healing - Robbie Robertson, Verdell Primeaux, Johnny Mike
  20. Shake and Fingerpop - Junior Walker
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I lost a few months there.

So it goes.

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  1. Little Man - Little Dragon
  2. Q.U.E.E.N (feat. Erykah Badu) - Janelle Monáe
  3. Bizarre - Perera Elsewhere
  4. Cuidad Del Swing - Flowering Inferno
  5. Pressure - My Brightest Diamond
  6. Swagger - Beats Antique
  7. Never Catch Me - (feat. Kendrick Lamar) - Flying Lotus
  8. The Code - Devin Townsend, Ché Aimee Dorval
  9. Notes - Christian Löffler
  10. Red Eyes - The War on Drugs
  11. I Like the Things About Me - Mavis Staples
  12. No One is Lost - Stars
  13. Shepards Pie - The Underbelly
  14. Got Love - Thundamentals, Solo
  15. Make a Sentence - Rachel Dadd
  16. Perfect Stranger - Grace Weber
  17. Midnight on the Run - BoomBox
  18. Fight the Power - Public Enemy
  19. No Restricted Signs - The Golden Gate Quartet
  20. Pompeii - Bastille
  21. Make it Up - The Blow
  22. Bury Our Friends - Sleater-Kinney
  23. Without a Clue - The 1978ers (yU & Slimkat
  24. Saint of Impossible Causes - Joseph Arthur
  25. Walk Us UPTOWN - Elvis Costello and the
  26. The Old Gold Shoe - Lambchop
  27. Working Too Hard - The Nerves
  28. Waiting - Alice Boman
  29. My God Called Me This Morning - The Fairfield Four
  30. Tell it to the Volcano - Miniature Tigers
  31. Make Me Lovely - Laura Mvula
  32. The Sea Is Rising - Bliss n Eso
  33. I Do Believe My Time Is Coming - Bo Molasses
  34. Linctus - Aim
  35. Talking Union - Pete Seeger
  36. Own Appeal - Oddisee
  37. BTSTU (Edit) - Jai Paul
  38. Drown - Marika Hackman

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"But data we shall have of round worlds and spindle-shaped world, and world shaped like a wheel; worldes like titanic pruning hooks; worlds linked together by streaming filaments; solitary worlds, and worlds in hordes: tremendous worlds and tiny worlds: some of them made of material like the material of this earth; and worlds that are geometric super-constructions made of iron and steel - "
- Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned.

  1. Incubus - Recoil
  2. Prey - Recoil
  3. The Tennessee Toad - Leo Kottke
  4. Ya Shoulda Killed Me Last Year - Ice T
  5. Hard Time Killin' Floor - Stefan Grossman
  6. Getting Older Every Day - Big Bill Broonzy
  7. 1970's Dictator Chic - Jacknife Lee
  8. Spuzzle Bucket - Opiuo
  9. You Haven't Done Nothin' - Stevie Wonder
  10. Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
  11. N.Y. State of Mind (Commentary) - Nas
  12. N.Y. State of Mind - Nas
  13. Wake Up - Missy Elliot
  14. Glory - Various Artists (OST - Selma)
  15. The Drift - Blackmill
  16. An Ending (Ascent) - Brian Eno
  17. Haunted - Lowkey, Mai Khalil
  18. Hell Hound on my Trail - Robert Johnson
  19. Dark was the Night, Cold was the Ground - Blind Willie Johnson

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This month has been two weeks of massive overtime with Rumi putting together the pieces of a paper, followed by a visit home. The next two weeks have seen heartbreak in the hospital and in the family home.

Things are looking up though - wheels keep turning. At least we are aware of all the predatory credit cards now!

 

  1. Our socks forever more - This Is The Kit
  2. Jibal Alnuba - Debruit, Alsarah
  3. Make You Feel That Way - Blackalicious
  4. Cowboys and Gangsters - Scott M Mutant Disco Edit - Gichy Dan's Beachwood #9
  5. Ocean Death - Baths
  6. Kuar - Henrik Schwarz Remix - Emmanuel Jal, Henrik Scharz
  7. Big Parade - The Lumineers
  8. Calm It Down - Sisyphus
  9. Jesus Rhapsody, Pt 1 - Preacher & The Saints
  10. Goat Shepherd - Mirah
  11. Outta My System - My Morning Jacket
  12. Can't Stop Playing - Oliver Heldens & Gregor Salto Remix Edit
  13. Lolo (feat. Fatoumata Diawara & M.anifest) - Rocket Juice & The Moon, M.anifest
  14. Rainbow Tree - The Lemon Pipers
  15. Thor's Stone - Forest Swords
  16. Silver Timothy - Damien Jurado
  17. State Of The Art (A.E.I.O.U.) - Robot Toast Remix - Jim James
  18. Sad Days Lonely Nights - Junior Kimbrough
  19. Too Insistent - Trentmøller Remix - The Dø
  20. Rill Rill - Sleigh Bells
  21. Fire - Lizzy Mercier Descloux
  22. Don't Stop Me Now - 2011 Remaster - Queen
  23. Bike Rider - Mungo's Hi Fi, Pupajim
  24. Heavy Seas Of Love - Damon Albarn
  25. You - Gold Panda
  26. New York Story - Lee Douglas
  27. Daylight - Aesop Rock
  28. It's Only Time - The Magnetic Fields
  29. Cirrus - Bonobo

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"I'll see you in the morning" is a lot more sinister if you don't know who is saying it or never wanted to hear from them again. 

In this mix k8face explores themes about control, power, and sexuality with more than a coincedental scattering of religious themes.

  1. I'm Afraid of Americans (NIN V1 Mix) - David Bowie
  2. Paranoiattack - The Feint
  3. Just Like You Imagined - Nine Inch Nails
  4. John the Revelator - Depeche Mode
  5. Jezebel - Recoil
  6. POWER - Kanye West
  7. Control Freak - Recoil
  8. Heartbeats - The Knife
  9. They Want Us To Make A Symphony Out Of The Sound Of Women Swallowing Their Own Tongues - Le Tigre
  10. Borderline - Tove Styrke
  11. Get Off the Internet - Le Tigre
  12. They Don't Care About Us (Remastered Version) - Michael Jackson
  13. TKO - Le Tigre
  14. Guerrilla Radio - Rage Against the Machine
  15. Summertime - Angelique Kidjo
  16. M'Baamba (Kenyan Song) - Angelique Kidjo
  17. Maid on the Shore - The Once
  18. Bottom - Zap Mama
  19. Genesis - Justice

 

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A mess of a month - things have not only been tough to stay on top off work wise but additional catastrophes have struck close to home with medical conditions and relatives with bad relations. The entirety feels ominously close to falling into despair.

Luckily, I got some help - and I got to help.

Here's to the next year.

  1. Mr. Nichols - Cold Cut, Saul Williams
  2. NEW DORP. NEW YORK - Sbtrkt, Ezra Koenig
  3. Wolf - First Aid Kit
  4. Snatch It Back and Hold It - Junior Well's Chicago Blues Band
  5. Stolen Dance - Milky Chance
  6. Strasbourg / St. Denis - Roy Hargrove
  7. Our Generation (Hope of the World) - John Legend, The Roots, C.L. Smooth
  8. Cloud Dancer - Solomon, Ole Soul
  9. September - Earth, Wind, and Fire
  10. High School Lover - Cayucas
  11. Freight Train - Elizabeth Cotten
  12. Jazz - Mick Jenkins
  13. American Daydream - Electric Guest
  14. Take it Easy my Brother Charles - Jorge Ben Jor
  15. Hard to Say - Jaymay
  16. This Place the Place - Jason Treuting, Grey McMurray
  17. Work Work - clipping, Cocc Pistol Cree
  18. All About that Bass - Meghan Trainor
  19. Crowded City - The Messengers
  20. Cups - Lulu & The Lampshades
  21. Hunga Bulgar - The Destroyers
  22. Witness (1 Hope) - Roots Manuva
  23. Too Insistent (Trentemoller remix) - The Do
  24. Suspended Animation - The Millenium
  25. Attaboy - Edgar Meyer, Stuart Duncan, Chris Thile
  26. Some Kinda Love - The Velvet Underground
  27. My Favorite Mutiny - The Coup
  28. Everything In Between - Human Element
  29. Make the Road By Walking - Menahan Street Band
  30. Eyes - Rogue Wave
  31. Bella Ciao - Chumbawamba

 

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A short submission from K8face - this month has marked all kinds of hectic things; a small poster presentation at the RRM conference, progress on several papers, my birthday (which featured some hilarious accidents involving duck pins) and a very lovely half-anniversary. It has also featured some serious overtime hours with a four letter friend and some very bad times for some folks I love. So it goes - let's hope it gets better.

  1. Soul Walk - Emily Braden
  2. Mirrors - Justin Timberlake
  3. Origin of Love - from Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  4. To Be Alone With You - Sufjan Stevens
  5. Everlasting Light - The Black Keys
  6. We Only Come Out at Night - The Smashing Pumpkins
  7. Come on up to the House - Tom Waits
  8. Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler

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Schools in, again.

The downside of perpetual education is the repeatition of that sentiment. It seems like each year the semester starts a bit harder, a bit more madness, a bit more severity. A dance that features the elbows up style of a mosh-pit to juxtapose the circuitous spaciousness given to fire poi at a massive.

And since that is my only complaint then I am a lucky man.

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  1. Vibezz - Heloise & The Savior Faire
  2. Easin'In - Edwin Starr
  3. Consumers - Terry Lynn
  4. Atomic Bomb - William Onyeabor
  5. I Love The Sound of Breaking Glass
  6. Pay the Price - Deltron 3030
  7. The Heat - Jungle
  8. Broken Bones - Greta Svabo Bach
  9. Son of a Bitch - Highasakite
  10. O Mexico - Dosh, Andrew Bird, Erik Applewick
  11. Tailor - Julie Doiron
  12. Suku Suku Bam Bam - King Sunny Ade
  13. Forerunner Foray - Shabazz Palaces
  14. Eccentric Ditch - Ruins
  15. Are Animals - Au
  16. I Saw the Light From Heaven - Delaney Davidson
  17. Inquiring Minds - Hamell on Trial
  18. License to Drive - Work Drugs
  19. Left Hand Free - alt-J
  20. Madan (Remixed by Gekko) - Salif Keita
  21. The Pill - Loretta Lynn
  22. Baby Wants to Ride - Frankie Knuckles, Jamie Principle
  23. My Neck, My Back (Live) - Elle King
  24. Sweet Seek (Original Mix) - Riktam Bansi
  25. Ooh Child - The Five Stairsteps
  26. I Wanna Get Married - Nellie McKay
  27. Sincere - Roger Sellers
  28. Whole New Dude - William Tyler

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Before September arrived the world was awash in the the patter of rain from the late afternoon thunderstorms and the gloaming delight of long summer nights. In those moments before the fracas was re-engaged questions were raised as to what kind of foolhardiness this endeavor was built on and what kinds of fools were we to try for it.

The question still stands.

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  1. Pray for Rain - JJ Grey & Mofro
  2. Cold War - Janelle Monae
  3. Heart of Steel (feat. Irma Thomas) - Galactic
  4. Ain't No Easy Way - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
  5. Evolution - 311
  6. My Eyes - Neil Patrick Harris & Felicia Day
  7. Cracks (Flux Pavilion Remix) - Freestylers feat. Belle Humble
  8. Blue Orchid - The White Stripes
  9. Cineramascope - Galactic
  10. Many moons - Janelle Monae
  11. Remains - Maurissa Tanchareoen & Jed Whedon
  12. Even Matter - Rags & Ribbons
  13. Islands - The xx
  14. Sauvez le monde - Mc Solar

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