January 12, 2012

The New Year

Have any New Year's Resolutions?

I have some three: Quit smoking (unlikely), read more books (that should maybe be "finish more books;" I started maybe 25 books last year that I put down and never picked back up) and save money. I am excited about attempting these things.

It is, then, unfortunate that I can't stop listening to an artist who inspires the exact opposite reaction in me. Kurt Vile makes me want to accomplish nothing other than sit in my living room, zone out and blow smoke rings (as the title of his album suggests).

It made my (mental) top ten list for the year. I realized this is the first year in quite some time that I haven't purposely sat down and made a list. Maybe I've come to the realization that I am not the amateur music pundit I've created in my own mind.

So I haven't made a top ten list. Until now. Here is a rough approximation, in no order, and off the top of my head:

Kurt Vile, Shabazz Palaces, Danny Brown, Wild Flag, Fleet Foxes, Wilco, TV On The Radio, Das Racist, Mastodon, Fucked Up, Smith Westerns*

Please discuss in the comments, I want to hear about stuff I missed.

*(See? I'm too lazy to even organize these, or bother typing out the albums' names. Damn you, Kurt Vile!)

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Blogger Tony said...

I have two lists of resolutions, one for life and one for my writing. I took a lot of care in thinking about them, trimmed the list, then created some cards to write them. One is pictured here on Instagram.

We're off to a great start on cooking more — on a two-week streak of all meals at home.

January 12, 2012 at 10:11 PM 

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