Playlist – 2013

(Belatedly) My final playlist for 2013 ended up like this:

Little Numbers – BOY

Lanterns – Birds of Tokyo

Miracle Mile – Cold War Kids

Lightning Bolt – Jake Bugg

Joy to You Baby – Josh Ritter

Time to Run – Lord Huron

Entertainment – Phoenix

Diane Young – Vampire Weekend

Do It Again – Camera Obscura

Oh Sailor – Mr Little Jeans

The Way We Move – Langhorne Slim & the Law

The Woodpile – Frightened Rabbit

I Remember You – Rilo Kiley

Grace for Saints & Ramblers – Iron & Wine

Rumble and Sway – Jamie N Commons

Don’t Swallow the Cap – The National

Hold Me – Tom Odell

Ain’t That the Way – Divine Fits

Head in the Dirt – Hanni El Khatib

Made to Love – John Legend

Strong – London Grammar

Get Lucky – Daft Punk

Get Lucky – Daughter

I Sat By the Ocean – Queens of the Stone Age

Elephant – Tame Impala

State of the Art (AEIOU) – Jim James

You Already Know – Arcade Fire

No Destruction – Foxygen

Riptide – Vance Joy

Creep in T-shirt – Portugal. The Man

Right Action – Franz Ferdinand

A Ton of Love – Editors

Come Save Me – Jagwar Ma

Everything – Nine Inch Nails

Dangerous – Big Data

Falling – HAIM

Is This How You Feel? – The Preatures

Do I Wanne Know? – Arctic Monkeys

Birth in Reverse – St Vincent

 

Playlist – 2013 Part 1

I’ve been buying a lot of music so far this year, after a slow start.

My playlist for the first half of 2013 is:

Little Numbers – BOY (Mutual Friends)

Lanterns – Birds of Tokyo (March Fires)

Miracle Mile – Cold War Kids (Dear Miss Lonelyhearts)

Lightning Bolt – Jake Bugg (Jake Bugg)

Joy to You Baby – Josh Ritter (The Beast in its Tracks)

Time to Run – Lord Huron (Time to Run EP)

Entertainment – Phoenix (Bankrupt!)

Diane Young – Vampire Weekend (Modern Vampires of the City)

Do It Again – Camera Obscura (Desire Lines)

Oh Sailor – Mr Little Jeans

The Way We Move – Langhorne Slim & The Law

The Woodpile – Frightened Rabbit (Pedestrian Verse)

I Remember You – Rilo Kiley (Rkives)

Grace for Saints and Ramblers – Iron & Wine (Ghost on Ghost)

Rumble and Sway – Jamie N Commons

Don’t Swallow the Cap – The National (Trouble Will Find Me)

Hold Me – Tom Odell (Songs from Another Love EP)

Ain’t That The Way – Divine Fits (Aint that the Way EP)

Head in the Dirt – Hanni El Khatib (Head in the Dirt)

Made to Love – John Legend

Get Lucky – Daft Punk (Random Access Memories)

Get Lucky – Daughter

I Sat By the Ocean – Queens of the Stone Age (…Like Clockwork)

No Destruction – Foxygen (We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic)

Evil Friends – Portugal. The Man (Evil Friends)

The Trouble With Resolutions

Over the last couple of weeks I have been giving thought, inevitably, to things I might want to do, or not do, or do differently, in 2013.

My not quite resolutions in the last few years have worked relatively well, so why not think about adding something or other to the list?

I have thought of any number of things I’d like to do more of this year. And really not many that I’d like to do less of. Which leads to a problem, and, likely, inertia.

Everything I want to do requires time. More time. More hours in the day, more days in the week. Time I don’t have and cannot see a way of conjuring in any significant quantities.

So, by default, my semi-sort-of-not-official resolution for 2013 is to find more time. And then use it to read more or go to the movies or write more or cook more or spend with friends or entertain or spend with family or go to the holiday house or do many of those things at once.

Or, in the alternative, to find a Tardis.

Tardis