To record, to remember!

Bay Ripley is archiving.

Ride, Lana Del Rey

I hear the birds on the summer breeze, I drive fast
I am alone in the night
Been trying hard not to get into trouble, but I
I’ve got a war in my mind
So, I just ride.

Lana Del Rey, Paradise, 2012


Pavurya, Korhan Futacı ve Kara Orkestra

taştaki ayak izleri bin yaşındaymış besbelli
yürüyorum kıyılarında pavurya misali
of kaybolmuşken, ah kaybolmuşken

Korhan Futacı ve Kara Orkestra, Pavurya, 2012

Shuffle, Bombay Bicycle Club

now it gets ethereal.

Bombay Bicycle Club, A Different Kind of Fix, 2011

Guggenheim, The Ting Tings

And I can’t believe all these times I used to wait,

And I never used to go out and show myself,

Cos I got everything I need.

And you need to stop that now,

You used to stop me doing what I wanted,

And now I can’t do it anymore,

Cos I discovered there’s something about me

That everybody wants some more

That everybody wants some more.

The Ting Tings, Sounds from Nowhereseville, 2012

Umm Kulthum: A Voice Like Egypt, Michal Goldman

[After noticing the tape recorder, to the interviewer]

Umm Kulthum: What’s this? Take it away. I never talk to iron.

Pourquoi Parler d’Amour, Enrico Macias

Le vrai bonheur et la passion n’ont pas d’explication
Reste avec moi toute la vie, comme on est aujourd’hui.


Enrico Macias

Kuzu Kuzu, Tarkan

İster at, ister öp beni ama önce dinle.

Tarkan, 2001

Just in Time, Nina Simone

Now you’re here now / I know just where I’m going

No more doubt or fear  / I’ve found my way

Your love came just in time / You’ve found me just in time

And changed my lonely nights / And changed my lonely nights


Betty Comden, Adolph Green, 1956

The Wretched of the Earth, Frantz Fanon

It is always easier to proclaim rejection than actually  to reject.



Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth, Grove Press, 1963


Give Me All Your Luvin’, Madonna

Don’t play the stupid game / ‘Cause I am a different kinda girl

Every record sounds the same / You gotta step into my world


Give Me All Your Luvin’, Madonna, February 2012