01 I'm a Born Liar, directed by Damian Pettigrew (First Look Pictures, DVD). Biographical documentary based on unprecedented access to the esteemed director Federico Fellini.
02 Hiroshima Mon Amour, directed by Alain Resnais, (Criterion Collection, DVD). Classic 1960 film tells the the story of a French woman and a Japanese man who fall in love in post-war Hiroshima.
03 A Woman is a Woman, directed by Jean-Luc Godard (Criterion Collection, DVD). Powerful 1961 tale of a stripper determined to have a child, with flawless Belmondo and Anna Karina.
04 i, Magnetic Fields (Nonesuch CD). Long-awaited follow-up to acerbic songwriter Stephen Meritt’s critically acclaimed 69 Love Songs.
05 All The Best, Glen Campbell (Capitol CD). Greatest hits from the man who brought you “Wichita Lineman” and the “Rhinestone Cowboy.”
06 The Best of Slim Harpo, Slim Harpo (Hip-O Records) They don’t make the blues like they used to.
07 No Electricity Required, The Section Quartet (Quietstreet CD). String quartet plays Radiohead, Iron Maiden, Cream, and more. www.thesection.net
08 Tejano Roots: The Women, Collection (Arhoolie Records CD) Graceful Tex-Mex collection of heavenly voices from 1946 to 1970.
09 Howling Wolf Rides Again, Howling Wolf (Ace, U.K.) Some people say these “sides,” made for Modern Records in 1951 and 1952, are the best blues record ever recorded.
10 Virginia Creeper, Grant-Lee Phillips (Zoe Records). Blue-eyed soul meets California cool in this nouveau-country crooner’s latest.
Samsung Sens X30 Notebook shown above with Sam Phillips’s A Boot and a Shoe album cover.