Mexican Summer’s 2019 Favorites

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Keith Abrahamsson

Mega Bog – “For The Old World” (Paradise of Bachelors)
Bremer/McCoy – “Åben Bog” (Luaka Bop)
Grace Cummings – “There Flies A Seagull” (Flightless)
June Tyson – “We Travel The Spaceways” (Modern Harmonic)
Maria Somerville – “Eyes Don’t Say It” (self released)
Helado Negro – “Running” (RVNG)
Badge Époque Ensemble – “Milk Spilt On Eternity” (Telephone Explosion)
Patrick Cowley – “Out Of Body” (Dark Entries)
G.S. Schray – “District Lizards” (Last Resort)
Peter Ivers – “Untitled” (RVNG)
“Blue” Gene Tyranny – “Next Time Might Be Your Time” (Unseen Worlds)
Ana Roxanne – “It’s A Rainy Day On The Cosmic Shore” (Leaving)
Locate S,1 – “Owe It To The Girls” (re-release – Captured Tracks)
Dylan Moon – “Death Warmed” (RVNG)
Bedouine – “When You’re Gone” (Spacebomb)

Jodi Burian

Top 5 Fav Albums: Aldous Harding “Designer”, Drugdealer “Raw Honey”, Lizzo “Cuz I Love You”, Devendra Banhart “Ma”, Gene Clark “No Other” reissue
Fav EP: Free Love “Extreme Dance Anthems”
Fav Book: Give Birth Like a Feminist by Milli Hill
Fav Podcast: The 1619 Project
Fav New topic I learned about: Biohacking

Casey Whalen

Top 5 albums: Tyler the Creator, “Igor” / Nilufer Yanya, “Miss Universe” / Cate le Bon, “Reward” / Post Malone, “Hollywood’s Bleeding” / Chromatics, “Closer to Grey”
Fav Twitter Follow: @michaelianblack
Fav Hot Wings: Wing Stop
Fav Moment of 2019: US Women winning World Cup (!!!)
Fav Live Show: Lizzo “Cuz I Love You Tour”
Fav Book: “Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead,” – Olga Tokarczuk

Nancy Tovar

Fav Albums: Weyes Blood ‘Titanic Rising’, Bill Callahan ‘Sheppard In A Sheepskin Vest’, Purple Mountains ‘Purple Mountains’, Be-2 ‘Minimum Unit Of Human Existence’ (reissue), Ночной Проспект ‘Курорты Кавказа’ (Notchnoi Prospekt ‘Health Resorts of the Caucasus’ reissue)
Fav Fungi Finds: Leucopholiota decorosa (Decorated Pholiota), Panellus serotinus (Late Oyster), Crucibulum laeve (Common Bird’s Nest)
Fav Place to Walk: UW Madison ArboretumFav Movie: ‘Parasite’  …. if anyone wants to talk about ‘Parasite’, give me a call….
Fav Books: How To Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell, Blood-Soaked Buddha/Hard Earth Pascal by Noah Cicero

Mark Iosifescu

Fav albums: Jenny Hval – The Practice of Love / Nour Mobarak – Father Fugue / 100 gecs – 1000 gecs
Fav book: Oval by Elvia Wilk
Fav movie: The Souvenir by Joanna Hogg/ Antenna to God by Carlos Gonzalez
Fav DVD: Oracle Plus – Dedication to Confusion
Fav VHS: MSHR – Mind Synthesis Hallway Reflector
Fav food: Szechuan peppercorn
Fav scam: accumulating library cards and jamming them all on the audiobook app simultaneously

Bryan Cipolla

Fav albums: JPEGMAFIA – All My Heroes Are Cornballs, FKA twigs – Magdalene, (Sandy) Alex G – House of Sugar, Charli XCX – Charli, black midi – Schlagenheim, PUP – Morbid Stuff, Bon Iver – i,i, Mannequin Pussy – Patience
Fav random tracks: Grimes – “Violence”, Boards of Canada – “XYZ (Peel Session)”, Better Oblivion Community Center – “Sleepwalkin’ (Daydreamin’ Version)”, Sudan Archives – “Glorious”, Channel Tres – “Black Moses (feat JPEGMAFIA)”
Fav movies: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Souvenir, Her Smell (haven’t gotten to Parasite or The Farewell yet)
Fav food experiences: blueberry pie @ Two Fat Cats in Portland, ME; blueberry pancakes @ 2 Cats Bar Harbor in Bar Harbor, ME; roadside mussels @ The Travelin Lobster in Bar Harbor, ME; roadside lobster @ Rose Eden Lobster in Bar Habor, ME (I had a good time in Maine); locally — everything at Little Dokebi in Greenpoint, BK

Zack Stafford

New Old Music: Rimarimba ‘Collection,’ Gary Davenport ‘Scattered Thoughts,’ Arthur Russell ‘Iowa Dream,’ Michael O’Shea ‘S/T,’ Aviador Dro ‘Nuclear, Sí’
New Music: Thomas Bush ‘Old and Red,’ Bill Callahan ‘Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest,’ JD McFarlane’s Reality Guest ‘Ta Da,’ Chronophage ‘Prolog For Tomorrow,’ Beat Detectives ‘Nefertiti Abstract Movie’
Live Music: Black Sabbath Cover Band Rehearsal
Books: ‘L.A. Woman’ by Eve Babitz, ‘The Country Road’ by Regina Ullman, ‘Near To The Wild Heart’ by Clarice Lispector
Movies: ‘The Souvenir’ by Joanna Hogg, ‘Payday’ by Daryl Duke, ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’ by Bi Gan, ‘Babylon’ by Franco Rosso

Connor Bush

Favorite albums: Picastro – exit // Lambchop – this (is what i wanted to tell you) // jefre – tracing back the radiance // boon – all of us laughing // motherbear – the ghosts that follow you
Favorite live showsThe Knee-Jerk Reaction at the glove, Ryan Laetari at the windjammer, sadurn at gold sounds
Favorite Board Games (played this year): Arboretum, Agricola, Terraforming Mars, Evolution, Acquire
Favorite way to walk home: Head down Lorimer (through the parks), left on Metropolitan (great art supplies store on the left), right on Morgan, Morgan will eventually turn into Wilson if you stay right (left and you’ll be on Knickerbocker. Knickerbocker is good if you need cat food or want to hit the large grocery store), then a right on Stanhope. Home sweet home!

Grace Srinivasiah

Favorite BooksFly Already by Etgar Keret, Figuring by Maria Popova, Good Talk by Mira Jacob, The Other Americans by Laila Lalami
Favorite ArticlesIt’s Absolutely Fine that Donald Trump Got Booed at the World Series – Deadspin (RIP), The Unexpected Power of Hunger – Eater, Stories About My Brother – Jezebel
Favorite Shows: Ramy, Tuca and Bertie
Favorite Web SeriesUnder a Rock with Tig Notaro
Favorite Limited Taco Bell Item: Toasted Cheddar Chalupa

Bailey Elder

Musicians I’ve been listening lately:  Itasca, Ka Baird, Fursaxa, Ian & Sylvia, Mega Bog, Jennifer Vanilla, Julia Jacklin
Favorite NTS show: Acid Memories
Favorite Youtube viddys: Restoration / Conservation videos of paintings / sculptures at different museums
Favorite Publications: Mother Earth News + Avant Garde

Ben Houston

AlbumsHouse of Sugar by Alex G, Iowa Dream by Arthur Russell, Titanic Rising by Weyes Blood
Songs: “Forgotten Eyes” by Big Thief, “What Comes After Certainty” by Bill Callahan, “What It Is” by Angel Olsen, “So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings” by Caroline Polachek, “Running Out Of Time” by Tyler, The Creator, “Magician’s Success” by Vanishing Twin
Books ReadAlfred and Guinevere by James Schuyler, Machine by Susan Steinberg, The Empathy Exams By Leslie Jamison, Bad Gateway by Simon Hanselmann, Rat Bohemia by Sarah Schulman

Matt Werth

Top AceMo 2019 productions:

AceMoMA – Soul Deep Management
AceMo – Myrtle Ave. Party Track
AceMo – Funky Acid
Jennifer Vanilla – Erase The Time (AceMo Remix)
AceMoMA – The Fade / Get It From The Sound
AceMoMA – Lucky Number 12

Top AceMoMA 3022 production:

Jesse Pollock

Fav ArtistsKim KransMatthew WongHilary Pecis
Fav Art BooksPetra Collins – OMG I’m Being KilledArthur Pollock – S/T (Reissue)Barney Couch – Scorched Red Earth
Fav BookBrad Phillips – Essays & Fictions
Fav AudiobookCarson Mell – Saguaro
Fav Magazines: PhileCommune
Fav MovieShoplifters (Magnolia)
Fav SongHTRK – You Know How To Make Me Happy
Band I most wished existed in 2019The Organ
People I most wish existed in 2019: John Candy, Whitney Houston, ORFN

Ami Phipps

Favourites ArtistsCate Le BonAngel Bat DawidNerijaEla OrleansJaimie BranchRichard Dawson
Favourite Podcast: The Missing Cryptoqueen
Favourite Things to Look At: Lee Krasner: Living Colour @ The Barbican
Favourite Unapologetic Pleasure of 2019: Tina: The Musical // The Best by Tina Turner
Favourite In Conversation: Maggie Nelson @ Queen Elizabeth Hall

Alex Tults

Fav Albums: Big Thief – U.F.O.F. / Ex Hex – It’s Real / Dolphin Midwives – Liminal Garden / Young Thug – So Much Fun
Fav EP: Ana Roxanne – ~~~
Fav CompsSeitō: In the Beginning, Woman was the Sun / Quilt of the Universe
Fav Hike: Memaloose State Park, OR

Gil Israel

Big Thief – U.F.O.F.
Toro y Moi – Outer Peace
Solange – When I Get Home
Flying Lotus – Flamagra
Diiv – Deceiver

Sam Thompson

Molly Sarlé – Karaoke Angel
Florist – Emily Alone
Purple Mountains – Purple Mountains
Mal Blum – Pity Boy
100 gecs – 1000 gecs
(Sandy) Alex G – House of Sugar

Max Reid

fav mixes:  Ron Like Hell @ NowadaysMoon on Bliss PointOcto Octa + Eris Drew @ Sugar MountainPowder on RA PodcastPhysical Therapy @ Honcho Campout
fav books readThe Power Broker by Robert Caro, A King Alone by Jean Giorno (<— this book is so good for the winter. big rec), Capitalist Realism by Mark Fisher
fav Studio Ghibli movies (as rewatched in 2019):  Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, The Cat Returns, Only Yesterday
fav bridges in New York: Triboro Bridge, Willis Avenue Bridge, Ward’s Island Pedestrian Bridge, Queensboro Bridge, Throgs Neck Bridge (Manhattan Bridge a close 6th)

Joanie Eaton

Top albums:
Richard Dawson – 2020
Girl Ray – Girl
Dry Cleaning (EP) – Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks
Cate Le Bon – Reward
Various Artists – Sad About The Times
Weyes Blood – Titanic Rising
Julia Jacklin – Crushing
FKA Twigs – Magdalene
Ariana Grande – thank u, next
Slowthai – Nothing Great About Britain
Lil Simz – Grey Area

Best ‘artist playlist’ on Spotify:
Moon Water – Jessica Pratt

Best scent:
Twilight from LUSH

Best moment from Marfa Myths 2019:
Besides the music, dicovering what Dairy Queen was (…I’m British)

Worst moment from Marfa Myths 2019:
Leaving Dairy Queen behind

Best music moment:
Finally getting to see The Strokes

Worst music moment:
The sound at The Strokes gig