Archive for December 23rd, 2009

There’s a quare stretch in the evenings…..

so that’s most likely that for this year, people. Happy Christmas to those inclined to celebrate the season of goodwill, to those who are not may they burn in hell for eternity.

Looking back on the year for all of 20 seconds, it’s been a fairly barren year – I see stuff I could have written but regrettably didn’t; stuff I have written, regrettably, and, happily, some stuff that wasn’t that bad at all. As ever, I plan on doing things differently in future: the road to hell might be paved with good intentions, but that’s not a decent argument agin good intentions as such. For me the hardest thing is loosening up enough to write things I’m comfortable with, and not worrying too much about my limitations, of which I’m acutely aware.

A blanket ‘thanks to everyone for stopping by’ wouldn’t make a whole pile of sense, since I’d be thanking lots of people merely for looking for photos of Trotsky. So instead I thank everyone who took the time to read something here. Even if you hated what you read, I’m still gratified that you took the time. Special thanks to those who took the time to comment or get in touch by e-mail, which is always appreciated, as I know that the sort of thing I post here isn’t really all that conducive to spontaneous comment.



OK, here’s my Top 20 albums for 2009.

  1. Brother Ali – Us
  2. K’naan – Troubador
  3. BK-One – Rádio Do Canibal
  4. Ryan Leslie – Ryan Leslie
  5. Camera Obscura – My Maudlin Career
  6. Girls – Album
  7. Tanya Morgan – Brooklynati
  8. P.O.S. – Never Better
  9. Fever Ray – Fever Ray
  10. Fabolous – Loso’s Way
  11. Speech Debelle – Speech Therapy
  12. Mayer Hawthorne – A Strange Arrangement
  13. Mos Def – The Ecstatic
  14. Black Eyed Peas – The E.N.D.
  15. The Felice Brothers – Yonder Is The Clock
  16. Monsters of Folk – Monsters of Folk
  17. St Vincent – Actor
  18. Black Lips – 200 Million Thousand
  19. Jay-Z – The Blueprint 3
  20. Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse Present: Dark Night Of The Soul

Haven’t put that much thought into it, I suppose it follows some sort of order, but there’s not a great deal of difference between them – I like them all.

Unhurried Precipitation

Because it’s a brilliant song, basically.

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December 2009