Matador’s year-end anti-listDecember 18, 2008
Bored of almost-identical year-end lists? Can’t stand the arbitrary nature of exactly 10, or 20, or 100 items? Has Matador got a list for you! The record label sent an e-mail to its artists, staff and associates, asking for their ‘favorite people/places/things/records/memories from the year about to conclude.’ They then concatenated all the responses into a giant blog posting of 2008 goodness – pages and pages worth. Given the rather vague specification, the posting includes the usual lists of albums and movies, as well as highlights like:
- ‘Top Ten times I wished I was dead on tour this year’ (Jonah Falco of Fucked Up)
- ‘Gladly having to cut short a tour in the spastic fuckhole that is America, thank fuck for drummers with serious heart issues’ (Barry Burns of Mogwai)
- ‘Fried asparagus rolls from the venerable E. Village sushi haunt Sapporo East’ (Jeffrey Jensen)
- ‘Seeing Eddie Izzard perform live twice. The man is a genius in heels.’ (Annette Lee of 4AD)
Head on over and check out the Matablog list for yourself, and feel free to share highlights or your annotations in the comments.