I was just in England for two weeks. I went to see the Mute Short Circuit event — which, duh, was one of the highlights of my life — and see old friends and travel around and just soak in cask ale. All of the above was accomplished and felt wonderful. As you may have gathered by now, I don’t do these travel summaries so well (“hey, where are the pics from your move across country?” Coming soon…probably) unless it’s in the form of a mix. Ergo, the tunes that set the tone for the trip.
“King’s Cross” Pet Shop Boys
“Stolen Dog” Burial
“Lifeforms” The Future Sound of London
“Basscadet (Beaumonthannanttwomx)” Autechre
“Faith Healer” Recoil
“Sacred” Depeche Mode
“Nobody’s Diary” Yazoo
“A Little Respect” Erasure
“Brat Moj” Laibach
“Back to Nature” Fad Gadget
“Crystalised” The XX
“Left of Mother” Curve
“A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre Of The Ultraworld (Aubrey Mix MK 2)” The Orb
“Marine Radio” Brian Eno & Jah Wobble
“On” Aphex Twin
“Souvlaki Space Station” Slowdive
“Unquiet Grave” Jah Wobble & The Invaders of the Heart
“Unfamiliar Wind (Leeks Hills)” Brian Eno
(again, sorry if you’re using iTunes — no, really, sorry. It’s a horrible piece of software and I can’t make the playlist for you so you’ll have to set it by hand according to the above.)
As always, awesome to see my international crew and meet some new ones: Omid & Alannah, Christian, Paul, Ewa, Jan-Ronald, Clive, John, pk, Cath, Ryan & Charlotte, and Johnny & Anna.
I do have photos from this trip… I suspect I’ll put up the Chicago -> San Francisco photos first, then the England ones. So, uh, that’s the closest you’ll get to a schedule.