2017

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Welcome to my online list of lists. Over the past couple of years, I have grown fond of trying to keep track of most of the things I read, watch and listen to. This is not an edited list like year-end lists, just a collection of collections. Feel free to follow along. Or don’t.

Great pre-2017 Music Discovered/Or At-Least Really Paid-Attention-To in 2017 (or at least after my 2016 year-end list was compiled):

  • Dennis Coffey

  • We Be All Afrikans by Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids (2016)


Favorite Music Reissues in 2017 (in alphabetical order):

  • Am I Really Here All Alone by Phillip Lewin (1975)

  • The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads by Lift to Experience (2001)

  • Through the Looking Glass by Midori Takada (1983)

  • Fela Kuti Box Set by Fela Kut #4


Favorite Music released in 2017 (in alphabetical order):

  • Prisoner by Ryan Adams

  • Ruler Rebel by Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

  • Dizzy Seas by Chris Bathgate

  • I Am Nice by Sammy Brue

  • Star Stuff by Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2

  • Dreaming in the Non-Dream by Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band

  • Barefoot In The Head by Chris Robinson Brotherhood

  • The Tourist by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

  • Hot Coffey in the D: Burnin' at Morey Baker's Showplace Lounge by Dennis Coffey

  • Lotta Sea Lice by Courtney Barnett And Kurt Vile

  • Kids In The Streets by Justin Townes Earle

  • Little Fictions by Elbow

  • Stardust Rituals by Electric Moon

  • Vibe Killer by Endless Boogie

  • Another Summer of Love by GospelbeacH

  • Bay Head by Gunn-Truscinski Duo

  • Thrum by Joe Henry

  • Parker's Picks Vol. 1: Live at The Parish, Austin, TX 10/18/2016 by Hiss Golden Messenger

  • Hallelujah Anyhow by Hiss Golden Messenger

  • Further Standards by Howe Gelb And Lonna Kelley

  • The Nashville Sound by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

  • Light Country by the Kernal

  • Stone Garden (EP) by Kikagaku Moyo

  • DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar

  • American Dream by LCD Soundsystem

  • The Asylum Tapes by Marvin Pontiac

  • Occult Architecture Vol. 1 by Moon Duo

  • Occult Architecture Vol. 2 by Moon Duo

  • A Crow Looked At Me by Mount Eerie

  • Love What Survives by Mount Kimbie

  • Land Between Rivers by Mythic Sunship

  • New Lore by Sean Rowe

  • Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machine // Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star by Shabazz Palaces

  • I Got Your Medicine by Shinyribs

  • Way Out West by Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives

  • & I’m Fine Today by SUSTO

  • Together At Last by Jeff Tweedy

  • Terrible Freedom by TW Walsh

  • A Deeper Understanding by the War on Drugs

  • Love is Love by Woods


Favorite Music released in 2017 (in order first heard):

  • Light Country by the Kernal

  • Hot Coffey in the D: Burnin' at Morey Baker's Showplace Lounge by Dennis Coffey

  • & I’m Fine Today by SUSTO

  • Little Fictions by Elbow

  • Prisoner by Ryan Adams

  • Occult Architecture Vol. 1 by Moon Duo

  • A Crow Looked At Me by Mount Eerie

  • Parker's Picks Vol. 1: Live at The Parish, Austin, TX 10/18/2016 by Hiss Golden Messenger

  • DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar

  • Stone Garden (EP) by Kikagaku Moyo

  • Love is Love by Woods

  • Terrible Freedom by TW Walsh

  • Ruler Rebel by Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

  • The Tourist by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

  • Occult Architecture Vol. 2 by Moon Duo

  • New Lore by Sean Rowe

  • Way Out West by Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives

  • Star Stuff by Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2

  • Dizzy Seas by Chris Bathgate

  • Vibe Killer by Endless Boogie

  • The Nashville Sound by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

  • Another Summer of Love by GospelbeacH

  • I Am Nice by Sammy Brue

  • Kids In The Streets by Justin Townes Earle

  • I Got Your Medicine by Shinyribs

  • Together At Last by Jeff Tweedy

  • Barefoot In The Head by Chris Robinson Brotherhood

  • Stardust Rituals by Electric Moon

  • Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machine // Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star by Shabazz Palaces

  • A Deeper Understanding by the War on Drugs

  • American Dream by LCD Soundsystem

  • Hallelujah Anyhow by Hiss Golden Messenger

  • Love What Survives by Mount Kimbie

  • Dreaming in the Non-Dream by Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band

  • Bay Head by Gunn-Truscinski Duo

  • Land Between Rivers by Mythic Sunship

  • Lotta Sea Lice by Courtney Barnett And Kurt Vile

  • Further Standards by Howe Gelb And Lonna Kelley

  • The Asylum Tapes by Marvin Pontiac

  • Thrum by Joe Henry


Things Read in 2017 (in order read):

  • Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1866)

  • Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut (1952)

  • Slapstick, Or Lonesome No More by Kurt Vonnegut (1976)

  • Geek Love by Katherine Dunn (1989)

  • Animal Farm by George Orwell (1945)

  • The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1867)

  • Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut (1987)

  • Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut (1997)

  • Notes From The Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1864)

  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (1961)

  • Reformation Anglicanism by Chuck Collins (2015)

  • Rabbit, Run by John Updike (1960)

  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander (2010)

  • The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson (2010)

  • Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut (1979)

  • Neither Complementarian nor Egalitarian: A Kingdom Corrective to the Evangelical Gender Debate by Michelle Lee-Barnewall (2016)

  • Sinners In The Hands Of A Loving God by Brian Zahnd (2017)

  • Reformation Anglicanism edited by Ashley Null (2017)

  • Hallelujah Anyway by Anne Lamott (2017)

  • The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac (1958)

  • So Many Roads: The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead‎ by David Browne (2015)


Concerts, Speakers and Such:

  • 01/31/17 - Mike Doughty with Wheatus at Crescent Ballroom

  • 02/15/17 - Chris Robinson Brotherhood at Crescent Ballroom

  • 03/06/17 - Mavis Staples at Highlands Church

  • 04/29/17 - Son Volt with Justin Townes Earle and the Sadies at Crescent Ballroom

  • 05/15/17 - Shane Claiborne with Wild Earth at Trinity Mennonite Church

  • 05/28/17 - Dead and Company at Ak-Chin Pavilion

  • 08/20/17 - Shabazz Palaces with Porter Ray at Crescent Ballroom

  • 09/10/17 - Wovenhand with King Dude and Sons Of Providence at Club Red

  • 11/10/17 - Hiss Golden Messenger at Valley Bar


Favorite Movies and/Or Shorts Watched in 2017 (in order seen):

  • Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

  • The BFG (2016)

  • The Wrecking Crew (2008)

  • Long Strange Trip (2017)

  • My Life As A Zucchini (2016)

  • Lost and Found (short) (2008)

  • Sightseers (2012)

  • Following (1998)

  • Doctor Strange (2016)

  • Obey Giant (2017)

  • Coco (2017)

  • Psych: The Movie (2017)

  • Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017)


Favorite (Or at least most intriguing) Podcasts Listened to in 2017:

  • Serial, Season One (2014)

  • Serial, Season Two (2015-2016)

  • S-Town (2017)

  • Missing Richard Simmons (2017)


Favorite Television Watched in 2017:

  • Longmire (2012-Present)

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017)

  • Bob’s Burgers (2012-Present)

  • Schitt’s Creek (2015-Present)

  • Community (2009-2015)

  • Samurai Jack Season Five (2017)

  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season Three (2017)

  • Sherlock Season Four (2017)

  • Moone Boy (2012–2015)

  • Santa Clarita Diet Season One (2017)

  • The Good Place Seasons One and Two (2016 - 2017)

  • Attack on Titan Seasons One and Two (2013 - 2017)

  • Black-ish Seasons One, Two, Three and Four (2014 - 2017)

  • Stranger Things Season Two (2017)

  • Samurai Champloo (2004)

  • Seinfeld (1989 - 1998)

  • Fresh Off The Boat (2015 - Present)


Misc. Pop-Culture/Random Thoughts, etc., 2017:


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