Friday, 26 December 2008

Space Year 2008

I am currently sitting in my mother's kitchen. The cat is eating some kind of meat, it smells pretty bad. I am being very productive, possibly because I've either been ill or hungover for most of the last two weeks.

I was recently asked to contribute to a poll regarding my favourite album of the year. Below are my choices. I was told off for the Los Campesinos! choice, as it's not an album. Which it isn't. But I still want to include it, so I will here.

Be Your Own Pet - Get Awkward (XL)
Blood Red Shoes - Box of Secrets (Mercury)
Cadence Weapon - Afterparty Babies (Big Dada)
Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs (Atlantic)
Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing (ATP)
Johnny Foreigner - Waited Up Till It Was Light (Best Before)
Los Campesinos! - We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed (Wichita)
Marnie Stern - This Is It And I Am It And You Are It And So Is That And He Is It And She Is It And It Is It And That Is That (Kill Rock Stars)
Ponytail - Ice Cream Spiritual (We*Are*Free)
Thank You - Terrible Two (Thrill Jockey)

I'd rather people not look on this as a "best of the year" list, but as an "albums that make me grin like a loon" list.

My aims for next year include putting out a whole bunch of kickass records and putting on more shows. The latter has had a good kick start, as The Thermals are coming over again - we've got them on February 9th, at the Lexington. If you don't know the venue, it's on Pentonville Road about midway between Angel and King's Cross tubes. Rough Trade do a pop quiz there every Monday night, we came second a few weeks ago and won a round of shots and a bottle of wine. We drank the wine from the shot glasses, which is something I do not recommend you do at all.

A quarter of the tickets are already gone, if it doesn't sell out I'll be very surprised indeed. Happy days.

Goodbye, 2008 - you were fun.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Daniel, you are an utter music industry wannabe and the sort of person that gives decent music industry people a bad name.
You are a sneeky and dis-honest little oink and I hope your employer spots that before it costs their label too much.
What goes around comes around buddy and you have some BAD BAD karma following you.
Nobody is fooled by your jolly facade, you are crooked through and through!
PS. Does your employer know you tell people you own the label ?