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September 2, 2014

While travelling through midwest America some time ago I stopped at a gasstation and bought a WWJD bracelet for $1.99 and insisted that it stood for ‘What Would Jens Do?’. I would look at it when I felt indecisive, think about what Jens really would do and then do the opposite of that. I thought that would be a good way to find some new paths in life, and to get away from the paths I kept taking that didn’t lead me anywhere good.

WWJD is a song about regrets, learning from your mistakes, and bettering yourself. I wrote it last year, recorded it quickly and felt it didn’t fit in with most of the other songs I was writing. Together with ‘What’s That Perfume That You Wear?’ and ‘I Remember’ they weren’t adhering to the rules I had set up for my next album but they were also too good to forget. So I weaved them in exclusively on this mixtape where they are stations on a longer journey, where loops and smaller fragments, ideas for songs and favourite songs by others swoosh by outside the window. Feel free to open that window and feel the breeze in your hair.

Yours truly
Jens Lekman

0:00 - Jens Lekman - WWJD
3:05 - Bunny Maloney - Baby I’ve Been Missing You
6:18 - David Byrne - Theodora Is Dozing
7:59 - The 11:08 Train Swooshes By
09:52 - Jhene Aiko - Stranger
11:34 - Jennifer Lara - Our Love
13:10 - Georges Delerue - Theme from Camille
15:25 - Jens Lekman - What’s That Perfume That You Wear?
18:47 - Ralph MacDonald - The Path
20:33 - All Your Sorrows Reversed
26:25 - Jens Lekman - I Remember

Contains smaller fragments from: The Philly Devotions - Yeah Yeah Girl. The Duprees - Why Don’t You Believe Me? Soul 2 Soul - Back To Life (acapella). Beethoven - Stringquartet no 5 in A Major. Dalida - Salma Ya Salama. Fairouz - Zourouni. Angel Haze - Same Love. Syl Johnsson - I Hate I Walked Away. Hermeto Pascoal - Musica da Lagoa. Crue-L Grand Orchestra - (You Are) More Than Paradise (Freaks Switching Channels 12inch Mix). Paul Johnson - Where Can You Be. Jim Nabors - With These Hands. Israel Vibration - The Same Song.

Lilian Paunovic Olsson sings harmonies on ‘WWJD’.

Thanks to Sara, Luís and Malin for the inspiration.

I understand. That’s the trouble. I understand. I’ll understand all the time. All day and all night. Especially all night. I’ll understand. You don’t have to worry about that.
Ernest Hemingway, Winner Take Nothing  (via thatkindofwoman)

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A taste of honey

Passano gli anni, ma i Comet Gain restano una delle più grandi band di sempre :’) 


Sea Pinks - Dream Happening

New video for a song taken from their new record, now available to pre-order via CF Records.


Carmelo MEME

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Kate Moss & Evan Dando, 1997

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Buongiorno! Ho quarant’anni, indosso una maglietta gialla con scritto new adventures in lo-fi che avrebbe bosgno di essere stirata, adesso mi ascolto i Comet Gain e non sono stanco :)

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Ah, quando dopo aver letto le Riflessioni di Wittgenstein parlavamo tutti in continuazione di “regole del gioco” a caso… :)

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Jana Sterbak, ‘Sisyphus Sport’, 1997

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John Cassidy recalls first arriving in America, thirty years ago:

“I was twenty-one, I had recently graduated from Oxford, and I thought I knew everything. In fact, of course, I knew next to nothing.”

Photograph by Ferdinando Scianna/Magnum

It feels good to lose

il ritorno dei Lunchbox!

Literature - Kites

Taken from the album “Chorus.” Out now on Slumberland Records.
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