Jun 11, 2013

Stupefied: The Paul Gorman Playlist

Rita, left, with Paul Gorman, somewhere in London

The Look
In this week's edition of the Stupefied Playlist, I'm happy to present someone who is no stranger to these pages, writer Paul Gorman, a personal hero of mine. As I've said about him before, he's a "...great gumshoe at the crossroads of fashion, music, art, and all cool culture." With an impressive list of published books behind him, including several I've mentioned over the last several years, Gorman shows no signs of slowing down. Its not often that a writer can claim to have written the definitive tome on one subject. It's even rarer to be able to say you've done it with two or three subjects. Paul fits this last category. A rare breed, indeed.

Reasons To Be Cheerful

Currently, besides being engaged in various projects surrounding the cultural legacies of Barney Bubbles and Malcolm McLaren, he is also working on a book telling the story of The Face magazine (currently scheduled to be published in 2015 by Thames & Hudson). He is also writing a monograph of the eminent Los Angeles-based British artist Derek Boshier, and working on a project relating to the work of the late photographer David Parkinson. Phew!

Keep up with Paul's cultural journey by visiting his blog -  
Official Barney Bubbles site - Reasons To Be Cheerful

Huge thanks to Paul for the list! 

To listen to the playlist, below you have two choices -
the 15-track Spotify version, or the 20-track YouTube version.
Turn up the volume and enjoy.

01. Cocoa Song (from Moon Over The Alley OST)
02. I Start Counting - Basil Kirchin
03. Say You Don't Mind - Colin Blunstone
04. Cut The World - Antony & The Johnsons
05. Burundi Black (Part 2) - Burundi Stephenson Black
06. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
07. Boogie Children - John Fred & the Playboys
08. Jump Sturdy - Dr John
09. Natty Dread Taking Over - Culture
10. Love A We Deal With - Big Youth
11. Train To Rhodesia - Big Youth
12. Sadness Is A Blessing - Lykke Li
13. The Lights Of Tucson - Jim Campbell
14. Coz I Luv U - Slade
15. High - Ssion
16. Inside Out - Odyssey
17. Genesis - Grimes
18. Baby's On Fire - Die Antwoord
19. Sick Of Myself - Matthew Sweet
20. You Shouldn't Do That - Hawkwind (full live version)

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