In July I went to Japan to visit my gf and stay with her folks. It was my first real trip to a foreign country, and part 3 features some music I got there. But I mention it here because one of my all-time favorite movie going experiences happened there: watching Fire Walk With Me in an almost deserted cinema months before it opened in the States, and having my mind altered forever. Elsewhere this comp focuses on more artists introduced to me via my friend at UCSB: Wire, Richard and Linda Thompson, The Soft Boys, more Robyn Hitchcock, Naked City/John Zorn/Yamataka EYE. And a selection of favorite Motown songs after I bought the 4-CD Best Of box set (hence the mono versions).