A new month is here already (welcome eclipses), the weather is cooling off and I continue my social hibernation. A quiet home and a silent phone. Spring cleaning the dust out a season too late but relishing in the order and structure that neatly sit in its place. Living with the windows open but my eyes shut; a reaction to societal boundaries, an ironic need for space in a limitless universe, a creeping sense of enochlophobia. Noli turbare circulos meos!
I went to a funeral and cried more than my friend who had just lost her father. Her positivity in the face of loss and her trust in the subtle powers of the cosmos echoed across the emotional landscape of the days to follow. I thought about all the people who’ve come and gone in my life. I counted the friends who manifested like forks in the road, permanently altering my path. I thought of those who helped shape the bigger picture—like dots of a constellation or colourful specs on a pointillist painting. I thought of the bullets I’ve dodged because I had a friend to warn me and the wounds I’ve healed because I had a friend to help me. The long-term impact of those seemingly inconsequential moments that make up our daily, modern interactions sometimes only felt long after the fact.
Not all friendships last forever, and not all friendships are substantial, and sometimes not all friendships are even healthy—that’s just how the cosmic cookie crumbles—yet I still learned something from all of them. Some people only came threw fleetingly and some will stick around forever; either way a collection of songs was left in their wake. So here are 59 minutes of music as a result. Download it here.
Until next time, focus on the people who make you happy and work towards dismantling the things that don’t.
With love from outer space
DAVID AXELROD – The Fly
NELSON RIDDLE – Out of the Night
GROWING – A Painting
JULIANNA BARWICK – The Harbinger
SLOWDIVE – Crazy For You
NAUGHTIEST GIRL WAS A MONITOR – To Love Nuclear
CHELSEA WOLFE – Flatlands (Lust for Youth remix)
FOREST SWORDS – Friend, You Will Never Learn
BURIAL – Forgive
FLOCK OF SEAGULLS – Space Age Love Song
MARTIN DUPONT – Inside Out
THE CHAMELEONS – Dust to Dust
HOLY GRAY – Now I’m so Angry
TELEVISION PERSONALITIES – Silly Girl
THE TIMES – Looking at the World Through Dark Shades