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.