… T h e  E A S E  o f  a
S U N D A Y   M O R N I N G  …
by Tracee Annetts – photography by Gabi Mulder

With those long lazy days of Summer, but a dream behind us, we’re taking a moment to reflect upon a languid Sunday morning with our face to the sun as we relax on the back porch.

Central to capturing this mood, is the ultimate chilled playlist helping you ease into a complete sense of idleness, with no inclination for anything other than falling into a dreamy blissful state.

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—  T U E S D A Y  T U N E S  —
t h e  d o o r s
 Waiting For The Sun 

tumblr_liswr44rfI1qfgrr3o1_500 “At first flash of Eden
We race down to the sea
Standing there on freedom’s shore…..”

The song is believed to be about the unattainable quest for the American Dream.
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 —  J u k e b o x  —  
‘ H U R T ‘
a song written by Trent Reznor, first released on
Nine Inch Nails’ 1994 album
‘The Downward Spiral’.

In 2002 ‘H U R T’ was covered by JOHNNY CASH
to critical acclaim; it was one of Cash’s final hit releases before his death.
The song clearly includes references to self-harm and heroin addiction, although the overall meaning of the song is disputed. 

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L E D  Z E P P E L I N
Its only our all-time favourite Led Zepp song.
Actually, pretty much our all-time fav song.

For your listening pleasure…

UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 01: Photo of LED ZEPPELIN; L-R: John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham - posed, group shot, sitting on car bonnet - first photo session with WEA Records in London in December 1968. (Photo by Dick Barnatt/Redferns) All four members of Led Zeppelin have agreed that “Kashmir” is one of their best musical achievements. John Paul Jones suggested that it showcases all of the elements that made up the Led Zeppelin sound.
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—  J u k e b o x  —
Acoustic inspiration from the album
P L A C E S  

© Copyright 2012 CorbisCorporationFrench actress, model and now singer Lou Doillon the 31-year-old daughter of Jane Birkin and the half-sister of singer-actress Charlotte Gainsbourg, spent her bohemian childhood entirely in the spotlight.
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J O N I  M I T C H E L L
with CBC

 We’re somewhat besotted with Joni Mitchell, so we loved loved loved these Interviews on this multi-talented artistic force.

Joni Mitchell, Handsome Citizens, Musician, Woodstock, CBC Interviews The now 70 year old, talks about her ‘Woodstock Experience’ and is extremely candid with Jian Ghomeshi, the amiable interviewer.
Incredibly interesting, sharp as a tack; and clearly still enjoying a durrie or two. The sheer force of her presence is mesmerising..

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I N D I A N  S U M M E R 
Byron Bay’s current state: that unseasonably warm and dry Autumn weather that sees us spending afternoons at the beach, listening to tunes like this and holding off on snuggling into those winter layers, just yet.

Morrison Hotel, front window and The DoorsT h e  D o o r s
Indian Summer was one of the first songs the band recorded. They played it on a demo they’d recorded in 1965. It was finally released in 1970 on the album Morrison Hotel.
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 — T u e s d a y  T u n e s —
  B O B  D Y L A N  
 was originally released in 1965. 
 It was Dylan’s first Top 40 hit in the U.S.


 The first line is a reference to codeine distillation and politics of the time —
“Johnny’s in the basement mixing up the medicine / I’m on the pavement thinkin’ about the Government”…
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“Words are my weapon but they’re also my ruin”

Seavera, Singer/Songwriter, Handsome Citizens, Not So Ordinary Citizens, Musician —  Not So Ordinary
Citizens Interview  —

T o r i  Z i e t s c h
chats to us about her inspirations; recently being featured on Triple J’s Unearthed; the release of Seavera’s debut Single ‘Caving’ and new project; the upcoming EP due to be recorded in Melbourne..

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— J u k e b o x —

JimiJimi Hendrix was arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music. Hendrix helped usher in the age of psychedelia with his 1967 debut, ‘Are You Experienced?’ and the impact of his brief but meteoric career on popular music continues to be felt.

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— t u e s d a y  t u n e s —
T I N Y  D A N C E R
is a song by ELTON JOHN
with lyrics by writing partner Bernie Taupin.
“We came to California in the fall of 1970 and it seemed like sunshine just radiated from the populace,” Taupin says. “I guess I was trying to capture the spirit of that time…

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T U E S D A Y  T U N E S
This humdinger

H O W L I N ‘  W O L F

Howlin.Wolf.handsomecitizensCHESTER ARTHUR BURNETT known as HOWLIN’ WOLF. Born on June 10 1910, in White Station, Mississippi was an influential American blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player. With a booming voice and looming physical presence, he is one of the best-known Chicago blues artists.

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E L V I S  P R E S L E Y
On the Jukebox this week we’re heading
all the way back to ’57.

elvispresley.handsomecitizens.jukebox The song was originally written and recorded under the title “One Night (Of Sin).” Both Elvis’ manager and record company had reservations about the suggestive lyrics. 
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T H E  D O O R S 

doors1whiskyagogoThe Doors began their run as the house band at The Whisky a Go Go opening for every group to play there from May 23 to August 21, 1966. They typically performed two sets per night.
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—  J u k e b o x  —
N O  W O M A N
N O  C R Y
was a World Music Festival held in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 21, 1979.
Bob Marley & The Wailers
played during the afternoon as the promoters feared a powerful performance could spark a riot.


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“Take your protein pills 
and put your helmet on”

  J u k e b o x
—  D A V I D  B O W I E  —

e5e6afb7166b3b5c92688181e5dc033c“Space Oddity” came out in 1969, the same year American astronauts landed on the moon, prompting many to think the lunar landing inspired the song.
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— J u k e b o x —
Serge Gainsbourg et Jane Birkin
Je t’aime… moi non plus

serge-gainsbourg-actor-with-actress-jane-birkin-in-their-chelsea-home (French for “I love you… me neither”)
is a French duet written by Serge Gainsbourg.
It was written for and sung with Brigitte Bardot in 1967
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  J U K E B O X
J I M I  H E N D R I X
” L I T T L E  W I N G ”

jimi-hendrix-2 According to Hendrix, “Little Wing” came from an idea he had originally developed while playing in Greenwich Village, when he was fronting his band Jimmy James and the Blue Flames in the summer of 1966.
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J u k e b o x
written by David Byrne, Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth and first played by their band ‘The Artistics’ in 1974, and as new wave band Talking Heads in 1975.


The name Talking Heads originated from: “A friend had found the name in the TV Guide, which explained the term used by TV studios to describe a head-and-shoulder shot of a person talking as ‘all content, no action.’ It fit.” 
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