Ten Favorite Songs of 2012


The project continues with my favorite songs of 2012.  Read the first post for the detail on this project. I originally covered 2012 with a Year in Review post. Bright Whites – Kishi Bashi . . Caliban’s Dream –  Underworld . . Cartao Postal – Souljazz Orchestra . . Default – Django Django . . Dirty Money –  Antibalas…

2012 Year in Review: Memorable Events


I started a tradition back in 1996 of making a list of the most memorable events of the year.  My definition of memorable can include both the positive and the negative, but generally it’s the good things that make the list.  That first list in 1996 had exactly twenty items, so I’ve made the list…

2012 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 46,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 11 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report.  

2012 Year in Review: Favorite Books


Here’s my annual list of my ten favorite books read in the year.  As always, this is merely the best books I read this year not books published in 2012 (books published this year are bolded in the complete list below).  For previous years see 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006. You may also want to check out My Favorite Books…

2012 Year in Review: Favorite Songs


It’s time again to review the year just passed starting with ten or so favorite songs I loved.  For previous years check out my lists for 2011, 2010 and 2009. Top 10 (in the random order they came up on my iPod): Same Love by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert Caliban’s Dream by Underworld Dirty Money…