We’ve Moved

Posted in News on June 19, 2009 by bonne

You’ve probably (not) been wondering where we’ve been for the past few months.  It may disappoint you to know that we’ve just been sitting in front of our computer screens waiting for inspiration to somehow come.  Truth be told, it’s hard to come up with both intellectually and sonically exemplary playlists on a weekly basis.

So Emma and I decided to start a-fresh.  We’ve moved to Blogger and liberated our poor souls ; no longer are we chaining ourselves to sensations of the acoustic variety, our new blog is an equal-opportunities act – all media is welcome!



The Lonely

Posted in Playlist with tags on May 3, 2009 by bonne

– woodcut from Germany, 1722

1. Full The Moon – Hans Appelqvist

2. Wolf Song – Patrick Wolf

3. The Werewolf – Micheal Hurley


4. Prelude – Patrick Wolf


Posted in Playlist with tags on March 31, 2009 by bonne

M. Alberich Mathews

“Theres no longer a shape of you, from the pictures so easily fog.

All shadowing promises, proceeding out into the dark.”

– Lyrics from “Traffic”, Decoder Ring

1. Anniversary – The Cure


2. When We Reach The Hill – The Black Heart Procession


3. The Nostalgist – Piano Magic


4. Traffic – Decoder Ring


The Wallpaper, and The Women Behind it

Posted in Playlist with tags , on March 6, 2009 by bonne


Isa Marcelli

“There is one marked peculiarity about this paper, a thing nobody seems to notice but myself,and that is that it changes as the light changes.

When the sun shoots in through the east window–I always watch for that first long, straight ray–it changes so quickly that I never can quite believe it.

That is why I watch it always.

By moonlight–the moon shines in all night when there is a moon–I wouldn’t know it was the same paper.

At night in any kind of light, in twilight, candle light, lamplight, and worst of all by moonlight, it becomes bars! The outside pattern I mean, and the woman behind it is as plain as can be.

I didn’t realize for a long time what the thing was that showed behind, that dim sub-pattern, but now I am quite sure it is a woman.

By daylight she is subdued, quiet. I fancy it is the pattern that keeps her so still. It is so puzzling. It keeps me quiet by the hour.”

– from The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gillman.

1. Bells for Her – Tori Amos


2. Dear Darkness – PJ Harvey

3. It Hurts Me – Kate Bush


 “Won’t you do this for me?
Dearest darkness
And cover me from the sun”

Of Fair and Frail and Fluttering

Posted in Playlist with tags , , , on March 1, 2009 by bonne

the whole family lives within spitting distance by tetheredtothesun


“Like a joy on the heart of a sorrow,
The sunset hangs on a cloud;
A golden storm of glittering sheaves,
Of fair and frail and fluttering leaves,
The wild wind blows in a cloud.

Hark to a voice that is calling
To my heart in the voice of the wind:
My heart is weary and sad and alone,
For its dreams like the fluttering leaves have gone,
And why should I stay behind?”

Autumn Song, Sarojini Naidu


1. Olé – Manitoba/Caribou

2. Fall – Devendra Banhart

3. Climbing up that Hill – Phon°noir


4. Kids on Holiday – Animal Collective

5. Steady As She Goes – Mice Parade

6. Mother’s Daughter – Tunng



Posted in Playlist with tags , on January 17, 2009 by bonne

Sea Moon

“Consciousness may be seen as an explicate form sustained by continually converging and diverging waves unfolding from an unconscious field of psychic potential.  This is a holographic projector of endogenous sensory imagery.  The recurrent and stable pattern that unfolds during waking hours must be renewed during sleep by the enfoldment of waking experience into the seamless subtext of the unconscious.” 

1. Electric Counterpoint – Fast (Movement 1) – Steve Reich

“Cognitive science implies that dreaming is “the occurrence of inconsequential phasic events of REM sleep”.  But dreams are consequential.  They change us at the most fundamental psychophysical level.  The evanescent, prophetic and diagnostic nature of dreams has been heralded since the dawn of history.  Pre-sleep emotional states are a by-product of, and tightly linked to, mental activities normally occuring during REM sleep.  The consolidating and reinforcing, or restructuring of neural circuits storing memories is not limited nor restricted to the activities of REM sleep…Thus, consciousness journeys using dream material or symptomology can refresh or reactivate circuits and open them for self-organizing creative repatterning and restructuring.  It’s a chance at a psychological “do over.”  The old self dies; the new self is reborn.  After such a process, the psychophysical self is no longer the same.  The issues addressed are no longer suppressed but allowed to ‘matter.'”

The Neuropsychology of CRP, Dreams, and REM: P300 Waves and PGO Spikes and their Role in Consciousness Restructuring, Iona Miller, Graywolf Swinney, and John Penkert


Posted in Playlist with tags on January 11, 2009 by bonne

– Ryan McGinley

I know I’m late, but:

Happy New Year Everyone!

Imagine yourself back on New Years Eve, tipsy and dancing-all-wobbly with your closest friends. Your shoes are in your hands and a neighbour lets off some illegal fireworks that scare you all shitless. Your best friend makes a high-pitched screech and you all laugh until someone exclaims that they have to go to the bathroom “now”. You then decide that it’s a good idea to go swimming and 3:00 in the morning and graze your knees being chased around the pool by a girl holding an enormous caterpillar on a stick. You fall asleep at, hmm, about 6:00? Wake up at 10:00 and have leftover pizza for breakfast and innumerable cups of green tea. Then, if no-ones bored yet, you hop in the car and drive in the same direction for hours until you’re not sure how to get back.

Don’t know about you, but that is my ideal New Years celebration.

1. Shempi – Ratatat

2. Whistle – Sporto Kantes

3. Little Acorns – Leila

4. Say Aha – Santogold


5. Dance Dance Dance – Lykke Li

6. Kim & Jessie – M83

Have an amazing 2009 guys!