It’s absolutely charming to hear some humility from the young Mick. 

My Top Ten for the Week:

Yet another (overdue) installation of music you might like.

1) Elvis Presley’s “Mystery Train”. I’ve been working my best on this for karaoke. I’ve been into old country-type rock’n’roll lately. Wonder if it has to do with my recent trip to the South. This song is on the soundtrack for the Jim Jarmusch film “Mystery Train”. It’s just awesome, and so are all the other versions on the soundtrack. First watch the film, then buy it.

2) The Association’s “Never My Love”. I could listen to this a hundred times and still think it’s one of the most romantic songs of all time.

3) Beirut’s “Postcards From Italy”. Here’s a live version, which is done nicely.

4) Coralie Clement’s “La Mer Opale”. Whisper-singing French girls are hot.

5) The Insect’s “Never Met A Girl Like You Before”. I very much like this cover.

6) Jose Gonzales’ “Hearbeats”. I just loved the television commercial associated with this song. Which I’m going to show you because, though it is commercial, it’s also beautiful art. Plus, filmed in San Francisco!

7) ? and the Mysterians (yes that’s the band name) with “96 Tears”. This guy’s outfit is AMAZING. More rockers need to go out like this. Enough of the Kurt Cobain reinventions. Glam, baby!

8) Bobby Darin’s version of “La Mer”. Not immensely different from Charles Trenet’s but I own just about every incarnation of this song. This is a funny live version.

9) Clifford Brown and (my favorite drummer) Max Roach’s “These Foolish Things”. Sadly, I couldn’t find it on YouTube. This is definitely an album you want to put in your collection, though. Go listen to samples on iTunes or whatever. These two are fantastic.

10) Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me To The Moon”. If you don’t like this song you have no dreaminess about you. Also, fuck Michael Buble. Here’s a charming live version before the drinking caught up with Old Blue Eyes.


If San Francisco artist (and audiophile) Brigid Huntoon says something is amazing and you ought watch it, you ought.

Marvelous Music [Week 1]

  1. Autor De Minuit - Les Nubians
  2. Cissy Strut - The Meters
  3. Postcards From Italy - Beruit
  4. Ces bottes sont faites pour marcher - Eileen
  5. Vois sur ton chemin - Les Choristes
  6. What Would Wolves Do? - Les Savy Fav
  7. Charu’s Theme - Satyajit Ray
  8. Black Tongue - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  9. Congo Dance - Alan Lomax
  10. Our Prayer - Brian Wilson
Marvelous Music For Your Week [52]

You can chill to it. Like this slightly freaky baby.

  1. 96 Tears - ? & The Mysterians
  2. After the Gold Rush - Ben Neill
  3. My Moon My Man - Feist
  4. Sofa Song (Acoustic Version) - The Kooks
  5. Saeta - Miles Davis & Gil Evans
  6. Where Do You Go To (My Lovely) - Peter Sarstedt
  7. Shewolf - Shakira [yeah, I fucking love this song]
  8. Golden Brown - The Stranglers
  9. One Is The Loneliest Number - Aimee Mann
  10. Emerge - Fischerspooner
Marvelous Songs For Your Week [51]

I purchased mine via iTunes, because I stole enough music in my college days. You can get them however you want.


  1. Gut Feeling - Devo
  2. Un Jour Comme Un Autre - Brigitte Bardot
  3. I Feel It All - Feist
  4. I’ll Be Your Mirror - Nico & The Velvet Underground
  5. Sweet Virginia - The Rolling Stones
  6. Delilah - Clifford Brown & Max Roach
  7. La Mer - Django Reinhardt & Quintet of the Hot Club of France
  8. I’m Waiting for the Man (Back to Mono #2) - Été 67
  9. Time Is On My Side - Irma Thomas
  10. Pure - Lightning Seeds
Marvellous Songs for Your Week [50]

I recommend downloading these beauties immediately.

  1. The Great Defector - Bell X1
  2. This Time Tomorrow - The Kinks
  3. I Can’t Explain - The Who
  4. Never My Love - The Association
  5. One Evening (Solo Piano Version) [Instrumental] - Feist
  6. Ooh Ooh Song - Pat Benetar
  7. Soul Bossanova - Skeewiff
  8. Heartbeat - Annie
  9. Skinny Love - Bon Iver
  10. Good Time - Brazilian Girls
  11. Petit Pays - Césaria Évora
  12. Rain (Pt. 2) - Lost and Found Generation
  13. For Those Who Never Dream - NOBODY
  14. Bro’s (Terrestrial Tones Remix) - Panda Bear
  15. I’ll Never Smile Again - Priscilla Ahn
Marvellous Songs For Your Week [49]

  1. A Cloud to the Back - Sam Prekop
  2. Right in the Head - M. Ward
  3. Paper Planes - M.I.A.
  4. Reservoir Park - The Duchess & The Duke
  5. Sea Lion Woman - Feist
  6. Over and Over - Hot Chip
  7. Fusil Contra Fusil - Silvio Rodríguez
  8. Cantinero De Cuba - Cubamar
  9. Sixth Sense - NOBODY
  10. A Minha Menina - Os Mutantes
Marvelous Music [Week 2]

  1. Safe In My Garden - The Mamas & The Papas
  2. Daydreamin’ (Featuring Jill Scott) - Lupe Fiasco
  3. Body Down - Jack Peñate
  4. Confessions (Remix) - Kid Loco & Parov Stelar
  5. Captain Badass - Songs Ohia
  6. Sunrise - Yeasayer
  7. Fireworks - Animal Collective
  8. La plage - Benjamin Biolay
  9. Crosses - José González
  10. Definition - Kruder and Dorfmeister