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Jack Ladder’s soundtrack to heartbreak

When the thrill is gone and it’s hard to come home, Jack Ladder’s Tim Rogers has you covered. For our Heartbreak Issue, he told us about his worst fracture (involving a mango) and shared his ultimate playlist for the broken hearted. There may not be a cure, but at least you know you’re not alone.

My top five break-up songs are …
Chet Baker – The Thrill Is Gone
Prefab Sprout – When Love Breaks Down
Bob Dylan – Idiot Wind (New York Sessions bootleg)
Kath Bloom & Loren Connors – It’s So Hard To Come Home
Weyes Blood – Used To Be.

The worst my heart’s ever been broken …
My high school girlfriend broke up with me mid summer. As some strange condolence she left a giant mango in my letterbox with a face drawn on it. I put the mango on my desk and left it there, watching it fester covered with fruit flies. It became grotesque. The smell was unbearable but I couldn’t get rid of it. I came home one day and my mum had thrown it out. I was thankful and never thought of her again. 

The best cure for a broken heart is …
There ain’t no cure for love.