Glenn O'Brien — How to be a Man

It is an excellent tactic to be unfailingly polite. If you are cheerful, solicitous, and appear kind and attentive, you will be welcome almost everywhere. Strangers will believe that you like them. Your enemies will be thwarted, even disarmed by the relentless good vibrations you transmit.
Wyndham Lewis said, "The best artist is an imperfect artist." The perfect artist is finished. He's done. He has found it; he's not looking for it. The genuine stylist is too caught up with developing and applying his modus operandi to the job to rest... Style isn't taste. As Lewis said, "Taste is a dead emotion or mentally treated and preserved emotion." Style is spontaneous emotion; you feel your way through the world. You dig for it, you find it, and you put it out in the world. I guess it's what Smokey Robinson called "the way you do the things you do."

I will be forever grateful to this book for introducing me to H. L. Mencken:

We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.
Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.

April 2013

Al Green - Beware

Antonio Carlos E Jocafi - Glorioso Santo Antonio // Kabaluerê // Hipnose // Quem vem Lá

Bill Evans - Autumn Leaves // Nardis

Chet Baker - So Che Ti Perdero
Ennio Morricone collaboration.

Djalma Correa - Tudo Madeira

Don Cherry - Brown Rice

Donald Byrd - Places and Spaces

Ernie Clark - For the Grace of God

The first song on this great spiritual jazz mix

Family Plann - Do the Breakdown

Jai Paul - Genevieve // 100,000 // Magic // All Night [leaked versions]
I can't wait to buy the real record!

James Blake - Voyeur:

Jorge Ben - A Minha Menina

Kev Brown - Albany (Instrumental)

Libra Jones and Nicole Morris - 1-800-Cocaine/I Made a U-Turn
According to the internet this song does not exist. But Dam-Funk says it does.

Loleatta Holloway - Catch Me On The Rebound (Walter Gibbons 12" Mix)

Major Lazer - Jessica

Okay Temiz - Denizalti Rüzgarlan

The Pazant Brothers - A Gritty Nitty

Peter Ivers - Ain't That Peculiar ft. Asha Puthli

The Salsoul Orchestra - Seconds f. Loleatta Holloway

Smiley Culture - Shan-Ah-Shan

Stanley Cowell - Travelin' Man

Sun Ra - Enlightenment

The Sylvers - Wish That I Could Talk to You:

Unknown song from the Up There - A Spiritual Jazz Mixtape