Monday, December 30, 2013

Completely Worthless List of Lists, 2013 ed.

albums I heard over and over again:
deerhoof - breakup song
kid koala - 12-bit blues
shugo tokumaru - in focus?
shugo tokumaru - port entropy
boredoms - super ae
melt banana - fetch
dirty projectors - swing lo magellan
the hotline miami soundtrack
das racist - relax
the apples in stereo - fun trick noisemaker
art tatum - solos
yo la tengo - fade

great songs I've heard:
the end is near - the firey furnaces
MFN - cibo matto

good movies I've seen:
wings of desire
repo man
kiki's delivery service (once on bluray, and the other in the cinema)
encounters at the end of the world + happy people of the tiga
inside llewyn davis
the world's end
computer chess
twice upon a time (the original version, at cinefamily)
the 1977 winnie the pooh movie
most of anything by the brothers quay
michel gondry's is the man who is tall happy? (convoluted but well worth the effort)

good reads:
tess of the d'urbervilles - thomas hardy
illegal copies of brand new salinger material
virginia woolf essays
i never liked you - chester brown
RASL - jeff smith
approximate continnum comics - lewis trondheim
adrian tomine - optic nerve #1-12
dubliners - james joyce

best video games:
sensible soccer
monaco: what's yours is mine
wyv and keep
rayman legends
samurai gunn
nuclear throne

all of them easily the best video games I've played in a long time.

amazing things that happened: 
comic con 2013
ending up in a godzilla promo at comic-con
some rare 
seeing deltron 3030 live
writing about some horrible legislation and getting published front page
driving out really late one sunday night on a fucking whim to watch a michel gondry movie about linguistics
losing at cards against humanity
winning scrabble
finishing tess of the d'urbervilles
buying a volume of george herriman's krazy kat for ten bucks at the LA Auto Show at Kentia fucking hall
burning out on graphic novels (actually not a good thing)
importing morrissey's autobiography and not reading it
my friends making dough at wondercon
watching rocky and bullwinkle
watching arrested development
watching foster's home for imaginary friends
going to galco's soda pop shop and discovering butterscotch soda
whole foods' $2.99 six-pack of generic beer
brother thelonious, a thelonious monk beer
david lynch's expensive as fuck coffee (good though)
that really expensive, comic-con exclusive regular show fold-out comic that goes like ten feet wide
buying nearly the entire run of optic nerve at a comic book shop at four in the morning
drinking dayman ipa booze at congregation
discovering the genius that is sensible soccer
discovering the genius that is apples in stereo
making a cat-themed calendar
drinking with grad students

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