A new mix by my friend KK is keeping me company today. (He kicked it off with Linton Kwesi Johnson's "Lorraine" at my request.)

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In response to the "One Good Book" post, Martin Doonan wrote:

It would depend on the purpose of the collection. However, if the aim were to be photography appreciation, in a broad sense, then I would recommend to your friend to buy something that was furthest from their current tastes in photography as possible. I've found I've gained a much better appreciation of photography by challenging my tastes than pandering to them.

That's KK in a nutshell. You'll never hear a single mix of his in which you already know all the songs/cuts/pieces/works. He's really expanded my horizons over many years. I call it "Kimfluence" (KK is Kim Kirkpatrick).

Another idea that comes up is T.S. Eliot's famous quote (Old Possum was a provocateur): "Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood." Same is true of KK's mixes I think. I relax and let it happen to my ears; trust; don't stress.

It fits this quiet, gray, timeless noontime, anyway.

Also on the C60Crew site, Lorna Clymer's wonderful piece on Randy Greif's "Alice in Wonderland."

Thought you might enjoy.

Mike

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How do ya like the StoneBridge remix?

Amazing! Very cool!