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Super Sad True Love Story
Super Sad True Love Story is the third book from the writer of the best selling Absurdistan, Gary Shteyngart. Incidentally, I read him name dropped in Flavorpill's Ultimate Hipster Reading list and in the same sentence as James Franco (they're buds, apaprently) just before I finished his latest offering. Don't let any of that put you off, or take away any of the sad scary brilliance of Super Sad True Love Story; written from the perspective of one 39 year old Lenny Abramov, son of Russian immigrants and in love with the impossibly cute and cruel Eunice Park. A satire that cuts to the bone, Super Sad True Love Story is exactly it's title. And it's good.
MIX // Broken Hearts Halloween Mixtape

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Is it too early to talk about Halloween? It's kinda like Christmas; every year people seem to get the decorations out earlier and earlier. And I'm not sure I really *get* Halloween. I mean, I get it. But I guess I'm just not that into it, even though my birthday falls around the same weekend. Every year.

 

Of course I party down hard with the scariest zombies, spookiest ghouls and skankiest witches out on the night, but I don't need no Halloween excuse for that shit. It also wasn't a huge event growing up in Australia, though I was obviously aware of those eternal American pop culture references that Australian culture in so many ways soaks itself in (some of you may be surprised that Australia is way more American than it is English, despite being a colony).

 

Anyway, Halloween and it's shenanigans are approaching. Amongst the many parties that will be happening in various places, there's one that East London fashwan party fixtures The Broken Hearts will be DJing at alongside Queen of the Catsuit, Pam Hogg (and it'll be hosted by Ronnie Joice).

 

The Broken Hearts have made a cute little mix in anticipation of the event. Thematically, it's not so Halloweeny to me, but what the hallowhell do I know? Only that it's a safe mix to open your Monday with; nothing groundbreaking or challenging, just some easily palatable flayva for the start of your week. Go download it below and check the tracklist below that: 

 

  Broken Hearts Halloween Mixtape by BrokenHearts

 

Sure Shot - The Beastie Boys
Chicken Payback - The Bees
Fell in Love With a Girl - The White Stripes
Non Stop - Whitey
Gravel Pit - Wu-Tang Clan
It's A Shame (My Sister) - Monie Love Feat. True Image
L.E.S. Artistes - Santigold
Double Dutch - (edit) Malcolm McLaren
None Of Your Business - Salt n Pepa
My Lovin (You're Never Gonna Get It) - En Vogue
Don't Upset the Rhythm (Go Baby Go) - Noisettes
Who Am I (What's My Name)? - Snoop Dogg
Get Ur Freak On - Missy Elliott
Get Busy - Sean Paul
Wave Your Flag - Elephant Man

 

Oh, so if you ARE into Halloween and live in London, here's a party option for you on Friday the 28th October at The Hoxton Pony.

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