A Mixtape For You #8: Mick Harvey

Even if they are not able to come and perform in Turkey, your fellow musicians and DJs from around the world, who have been here before have messages for you. Although the cultural life in country came to some sort of a halt, know that their music and thoughts are with us. Music is unity; it heals, gives hope, recognises no boundaries and is universal. So we start sharing their messages and the mixtapes they prepared especially for you. In hopes and dreaming of beautiful days…

A Mixtape For You #8: Mick Harvey

We, all of us, live in systems which oppress us and seek to exploit us. Some of them overtly corrupt and keeping their peoples in artificial poverty, some of them parading a sham of democracy and fairness whilst keeping their peoples in a degree of comfort, safety and ultimately, ignorance. But whatever the variant one is living with they are all part of the global system of controlling the money and power. The songs I have chosen are all about personal freedom or defiance, sometimes general, sometimes specific and I send them with my wishes for good fortune to my Turkish brothers and sisters in what are becoming troubling times.

-Mick Harvey

Photo: Aylin Güngör / 2013 / İstanbul

1- The Easybeats – Friday On My Mind
2- The Doors – Break On Through
3- The Velvet Underground – I’m Set Free
4- Elvis Presley – If I Can Dream
5- The Stooges – I Got Right
6- Exuma – Dambala
7- The Ruts – Babylon’s Burning
8- Patti Smith Group – Ask The Angels
9- The Saints – This Perfect Day (Single Version)
10- Mark Lanegan – Phantasmagoria Blues

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