Review of 2011
Way late on this, but this draft has been sitting around for awhle. It was a pretty awful year for films, w/ Moneyball being the only film that sticks out in my memory.
Music (no particular order): * Bill Frisell - All we are Saying * Bon Iver - s/t * Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys * Fitz and the tandrums - Pickin’ up the Pieces * Goddamn electric bill - Jazz * The great book of john - s/t * Jason isbell and the 400 unit - Here we Rest * My Morning Jacket - Circuital * Russian Circles -Empros * Tom Waits - Bad as Me * TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light * The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient
Books (no particular order): * The Creative Habit - Twyla Tharp * God is Dead - Ron Currie Jr. * The F-ing Epic Twitter Quest of @MayorEmanuel - Dan Sinker * Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut * Recording the Beatles - Kevin Ryan * Here There and Everywhere - Geoff Emerick * The War of Art (re-read) - Steven Pressfield * A Confederacy of Dunces (re-read) - John Kennedy Toole * A Whole New Mind - Daniel Pink
Last.fm = 445 different artists in the last 12 months. The idea of statically listening to the same music over and over until I die sound miserable. It’s like reading the same ten books over-and-over and just letting a part of my brain shrivel away. There’s too much good stuff out there to ignore. I need to keep my mind open and my preconceived notions buried away. I’m glad that I use something like last.fm to remind myself to keep looking and keep searching for new music.