2002 + 2012


A c90 MMII mixtape for gangs of New York.

"We sing in English, not mimicking some American rock singer's accent. That's just pretending to be something you ain't." 
–Joe Strummer

N.E.R.D., Badly Drawn Boy, Johnny Cash...

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A c90 MMXII mixtape for moonrise kingdoms.

"I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small." 
–Neil Armstrong

Ren Harvieu, Alabama Shakes, alt-J...

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1967 + 1977


A c90 MCMLXVII mixtape for cool hands.

"We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it.”
–Ernesto "Che" Guevara

The Zombies, Barbara Randolph, Small Faces...

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A c90 MCMLXXVII mixtape for new hopes.

"Values are like fingerprints. Nobody's are the same, but you leave 'em all over everything you do." 
–Elvis Presley

Sex Pistols, CHIC, Fleetwood Mac...

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Lunar Landings


A crescent c90 moon-themed mixtape for natural satellites.

“Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.”
―Mark Twain

... Brian Eno, Television, The Marcels

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Third Act, Part 3


On the count of three, a triple play c90 trilogy-themed mixtape for magic numbers.

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”
―Henry James

... Ronnie Wood, Nick Cave, Bernard Sumner.

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Third Act, Part 2


On the count of three, a triple play c90 trilogy-themed mixtape for magic numbers.

“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
―Robert Frost

... Bernard Butler, Damon Albarn, Gruff Rhys.

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Third Act, Part 1


On the count of three, a triple play c90 trilogy-themed mixtape for magic numbers.

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”

… Andy Bell, Jack White, Dave Grohl.

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1987 + 1997


A c90 MCMLXXXVII mixtape for inner spaces.

"Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches." 
–Andy Warhol

KISS, Guns N' Roses, George Michael...

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A c90 MCMXCVII mixtape for boogie nightss.

"Side before self every time." 
–Billy Bremner

The Seahorses, Cornershop, The Verve...

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2007 + 2017


A c90 MMVII mixtape for superbaddies.

"I thought I was bulletproof or Superman there for a while. I thought I'd never run out of nerve. Never." 
–Evel Knievel

MGMT, Klaxons, Rhianna...

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A c90 MMXVII mixtape for lady birds.

"Do something you really like, and hopefully it pays the rent. As far as I'm concerned, that's success." 
–Tom Petty

The War on Drugs, Warbly Jets, Taylor Swift...

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1966 + 1976


A c90 MCMLXVI mixtape for blow up dolls.

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
–Walt Disney

Small Faces, Left Banke, The Kinks...

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A c90 MCMLXXVI mixtape for taxi drivers.

"One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood.
–Agatha Christie

Blue Öyster Cult, Thin Lizzy, Stevie Wonder...

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My Favorite 10 Albums of 2018

  1. Arctic Monkeys — Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

  2. The 1975 — A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships

  3. Jungle — For Ever

  4. Blossoms — Cool Like You

  5. Gorillaz — The Now Now

  6. DMAs — For Now

  7. Matt Nathanson – Sings His Sad Heart

  8. Johnny Marr — Call The Comet

  9. Gruff Rhys — Babelsberg

  10. Paul Weller — True Meanings


1986 + 1996


A c90 MCMLXXXVI mixtape for flying navigators.

"I tasted freedom and I really liked it
–Phil Lynott

The Smiths, Crowded House, Chameleons...

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A c90 MCMXCVI mixtape for trainspotters.

"Design is thinking made visual.
–Saul Bass

Longpigs, Kula Shaker, DJ Shadow...

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2006 + 2016


A c90 MMVI mixtape for little miss sunshines.

"Opera? Just what the world needs: more fat women screaming.
–Peter Boyle

Amy Winehouse, The Fratellis, Pop Levi...

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A c90 MMXVI mixtape for fantastic beasts.

"I'm young; I'm handsome; I'm fast. I can't possibly be beat.
–Muhammad Ali

David Bowie, The 1975, Lady Gaga...

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2003 + 2013


A c90 MMIII mixtape for lost translators.

"Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money."
–Johnny Cash

The White Stripes, UNKLE, OutKast...

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A c90 MMXIII mixtape for Wall Street wolves.

"It was the day my grandmother exploded."
–Iain Banks

CHVRCHES, Jagwar Ma, Daft Punk...

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1963 + 1973


A c90 MCMLXIII mixtape for great escapologists.

"Oh, I just sing like I hurt inside."
–Patsy Cline

The Crystals, Doris Troy, The Chiffons...

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A c90 MCMLXXIII mixtape for wicker men.

"It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child."
–Pablo Picasso

Betty Davis, T. Rex, David Bowie...

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1983 + 1993

A c90 MCMLXXXIII mixtape for vacationers. 


"If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it."
–Tennessee Williams

New Order, Aztec Camera, Culture Club...

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A c90 MCMXCIII mixtape for groundhogs. 


"A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open."
–Frank Zappa

Nirvana, Belly, Manic Street Preachers...

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1984 + 1994


A c90 MCMLXXXIV mixtape for temples of doom.

"My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and I told him of course he could, so long as he didn't take it out of my garden."
–Eric Morecambe

Bananarama, Echo and the Bunnymen, Thompson Twins...

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A c90 MCMXCIV mixtape for clerks.

"I was an artist, but not a self-proclaimed great artist, just a common man who was working in a form of art which is universal."
–Jack Kirby

Oasis, R.E.M., Pavement...

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1964 + 1974

A c90 MCMLXIV mixtape for strange lovers.

"Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action."
–Ian Fleming

The Beatles, The Kinks, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas...

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A c90 MCMLXXIV mixtape for Chinese towns.

"Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it."
–Duke Ellington

New York Dolls, Betty Davis, ABBA...

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