Sunday, January 9, 2011

Hywel, Don't Read This: The Best of 2010 Playlist

I was prompted by a friend to make a playlist summarizing the albums on my Best of 2010 list. I spent a lot of time on this, choosing not necessarily the most representative nor the best songs from each album, but I tried to make a cohesive statement that incorporated all 16 albums. I cheated on one, but it was worth it, and the song I used still came out in 2010. In case you want to make it.

The Best of 2010 Playlist

1. "Right On," The Roots, How I Got Over

2. "Each Time Is a New Time," Field Music, Field Music (Measure)

3. "White Sky," Vampire Weekend, Contra

4. "Glitter Freeze," Gorillaz, Plastic Beach

5. "We Used to Wait," Arcade Fire, The Suburbs

6. "Anyone's Ghost," The National, High Violet

7. "Come Alive (The War of the Roses)," Janelle MonĂ¡e, The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III)

8. "Used to Be," Beach House, Teen Dream

9. "On a Good Day," Joanna Newsom, Have One On Me

10. "Vesuvius," Sufjan Stevens, The Age of Adz

11. "Monster," Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

12. "All I Want," LCD Soundsystem, This Is Happening

13. "Jamelia," Caribou, Swim

14. "Dancing On My Own," Robyn, Body Talk

15. "Trouble Comes Running," Spoon, Transference

16. "The Needle and the Damage Done," Laura Marling, The Blues Run the Game 7" single

Friday, January 7, 2011

We Need to Talk

I'm leaving tomorrow. For at least the next five months. I'm going to Florida. I know this is sudden, I know I didn't give you any warning.

At least give me a chance to explain?

I'm taking part in the Disney College Program until the middle of May. What?

Yes, I know, I should have told you. But I didn't, and now you have to decide if you're going to act like an adult.

I don't know that I'll be gone the whole time. I may be back. I may even be back more regularly than I have been lately...

That's hardly fair. I'm not saying I'm the best Blogger in the world, as far as reliability, but I hope you know I try my best. I really do.

The point of all this is that, for the next five months, if I'm not around, don't be offended. It's not that I don't love you. It's that I've got other business to take care of, and for a little while, I have to put that business first. I still love you.

Well, I still feel strongly for you.