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From The Desk Of Matt Pond PA: “Paris, Texas” (Followed By Neil Young’s “Harvest”)

Matt Pond PA‘s The State Of Gold is of a piece with the singer/songwriter’s previous work in its tension between plaintive longing and earnest affirmations. Paradoxically, it’s a confident album about having doubts; it looks outward as well as inward. Pond will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our new feature on him.

1ParisTexas

Pond: I met Harry Dean Stanton after playing a show at the Troubadour. I’ve only ever wanted to meet two people in this world: Mr. Stanton and Mr. Neil Young. The way they both capture and convey the spare beauty of deep emotion blows me away. In the bright flurry of last call at Dan Tana’s, I awkwardly reached through his drunken entourage to shake his hand. I told him what I’d always wanted to tell him. “Sorry for bothering you, but I just wanted to say that Paris, Texas was one of the most beautiful movies ever made and it’s a true honor to meet you.” On beat, his eyes sleepily rose from his beer and he said, “Thank you. Those were the good years.”

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From The Desk Of Albert Hammond Jr.: Goodbye

Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. just released his third album, Momentary Masters (Vagrant/BMG). Now sober, married and living in upstate New York, Hammond has made his finest solo effort to date. We asked him to guest edit magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our new MAGNET Feedback feature with him.

GoodBye

Hammond: Whenever you have to think of things you like or things you feel are not as well-known, they all seem to vanish. Just like I’m about to do right now. Goodbye.

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From The Desk Of Albert Hammond Jr.: L.A. Movie Theaters

Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. just released his third album, Momentary Masters (Vagrant/BMG). Now sober, married and living in upstate New York, Hammond has made his finest solo effort to date. We asked him to guest edit magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our new MAGNET Feedback feature with him.

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Hammond: I spent a week in L.A. and can’t get over the movie theaters. Getting close to Australian standards. They have theaters with bigger seats. All the seats are assigned seating.

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From The Desk Of Albert Hammond Jr.: Clothes

Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. just released his third album, Momentary Masters (Vagrant/BMG). Now sober, married and living in upstate New York, Hammond has made his finest solo effort to date. We asked him to guest edit magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our new MAGNET Feedback feature with him.

12Clothes

Hammond: I just bought this amazing suit from Maison Margiela for my Jimmy Fallon experience. That store always has something perfect for me. Without fail, I find something that always gets the most compliments. It’s a fun, futuristic store to go into. Sometimes I have a little laugh because of it moderness. I can’t help but feel like I’m in a movie, but it’s also part of the fun. Even through Uniqlo refuses to keep my underwear (briefs) in stock, I still love them very much. Not even when you order from online. Come on guys! I’m also super-exited that my favorite deodorant has become earth friendly. Such a clean, comfortable feeling.

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From The Desk Of Albert Hammond Jr.: Technology

Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. just released his third album, Momentary Masters (Vagrant/BMG). Now sober, married and living in upstate New York, Hammond has made his finest solo effort to date. We asked him to guest edit magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our new MAGNET Feedback feature with him.

11Technology

Hammond: I’m sitting at the airport waiting for my flight, and it’s times like these that I realize how much I love my technology. When I finish writing this, I’m going to spend the next hour watching Deadwood and organizing my demos. Apple has ascetically put all my thoughts and sounds on hard drives and flash drives.

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From The Desk Of Albert Hammond Jr.: Fred Perry Gym Bag

Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. just released his third album, Momentary Masters (Vagrant/BMG). Now sober, married and living in upstate New York, Hammond has made his finest solo effort to date. We asked him to guest edit magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our new MAGNET Feedback feature with him.

10FredPerryBag

Hammond: I just got a Fred Perry gym bag. They gifted it to me when I was in London, and I don’t think I’ve ever used a bag so much. It comes everywhere with me and makes me feel better at the gym. I have found my companion.

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From The Desk Of Albert Hammond Jr.: Songs

Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. just released his third album, Momentary Masters (Vagrant/BMG). Now sober, married and living in upstate New York, Hammond has made his finest solo effort to date. We asked him to guest edit magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our new MAGNET Feedback feature with him.

9Songs

Hammond: I’ve been listening to “Champs” by Wire, “Hybrid Moments” by the Misfits, R. Stevie Moore‘s “He’s Nuts” and a Wipers song called “Wait A Minute Or Is This Real.” They all give me such excitement. I feel like I’ve based a lot of my new record on the feel of these songs. Not so much the sound, but just how they make me interact with things. I want to create music that makes me interact with things like this.

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From The Desk Of Albert Hammond Jr.: Tunnelbear

Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. just released his third album, Momentary Masters (Vagrant/BMG). Now sober, married and living in upstate New York, Hammond has made his finest solo effort to date. We asked him to guest edit magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our new MAGNET Feedback feature with him.

8TunnelBear

Hammond: Tunnelbear is the key to Europe or world travel so you can keep up with your shows. Gone are the days where HBO or Netflix won’t stream. Goodbye, cruel past. Hello, bright future.

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From The Desk Of Albert Hammond Jr.: Reading

Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. just released his third album, Momentary Masters (Vagrant/BMG). Now sober, married and living in upstate New York, Hammond has made his finest solo effort to date. We asked him to guest edit magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our new MAGNET Feedback feature with him.

Reading

Hammond: I mix my reading with something adventurous and something learned. Like right now, I’m reading a Robert Ludlum book: The Matarese Countdown, which is the sequel to The Matarese Circle. So much fun. I’m also starting Sapiens: A Brief History Of Humankind. Sounds very exciting! Can’t wait to get into that. Now with iBooks, I have some of my favorites highlighted and marked. The Prophet being my favorite to do this with. My favorite quote is: “And in much of your talking, thinking is half murdered. For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly.”

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From The Desk Of Albert Hammond Jr.: Restaurants

Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. just released his third album, Momentary Masters (Vagrant/BMG). Now sober, married and living in upstate New York, Hammond has made his finest solo effort to date. We asked him to guest edit magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our new MAGNET Feedback feature with him.

6Restaurants

Hammond: I live upstate, so when it comes to eating out, I have a few places in the city I have to go to every time I come back down. Pizza at Motorino, 15 East sushi, Hasaki, Smile, coffee at Abraço. I walk to Abraço even when I’m on the other side of Manhattan. I wish there was a hotel above it just so I could drink it everyday. It’s the best coffee for any coffee lover.

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