2019 (so far)

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Welcome to my lists list. I like to keep track of the things I read, watch and listen to. You know, sort of based on that quote (which I have edited): “The person you will be in five years is based on the books you read, the movies you watch, the music you listen to, and the people you surround yourself with today.” It’s important to understand the things that you put in to your system. Think of it like a pop culture diet record. Or something like that. Feel free to follow along. Or don’t. Please feel free to interact and make suggestions. Or don’t. You can also browse lists from past years. Or don’t.

2018 Albums I Should Have Included In My 2018 “Favorites” List:

  • Another Shape of Psychedelic Music by Mythic Sunship

  • Piano & A Microphone 1983 by Prince

  • My East Is Your West by Sarathy Korwar (featuring Upaj Collective)


Pre-2019 Music Discovered/Or At-Least Really Paid-Attention-To in 2019 (In order according to first heard):

  • Letta Mbulu

  • Tikmawen by Timasniwen (2018)

  • Lambi Golo by TOURE KUNDA (2018)

  • Angels of Death by Jennifer Castle (2018)

  • Mad Skillet by John Medeski (2018)

  • The Seatbelts

  • Utakata no Hibi (うたかたの日々) by Mariah (named a “Best Reissue” by Pitchfork in 2015)

  • Dire Wolves

  • Heron Oblivion

  • You Will Know Nothing by Here Lies Man

  • Black Powder Sunrise Girl by Skyjelly

  • Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society

  • My East Is Your West by Sarathy Korwar (featuring Upaj Collective)

  • Relatively Clean Rivers by Relatively Clean Rivers (1976)

  • Grassroots Guitar by George Cromarty (1973)


Favorite Music Reissues/Box Sets in 2019/Misc. (in alphabetical order):

  • Volume I and II by Endless Boogie (sort of a re-issue?)

  • The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings by Bob Dylan


Favorite Singles/Songs of 2019 (in alphabetical order):

  • Everybody Needs Somebody b/w Watching the Wires by Hiss Golden Messenger

  • “Mardi Gras” by One Eleven Heavy


Favorite Music Videos of 2019 (in alphabetical order):


Favorite Albums/EPs released in 2019 (in alphabetical order):

  • I Was Real by 75 Dollar Bill

  • How We Got By by Air Review

  • RE_CORDIS by Bruno Bavota

  • Bird Songs of a Killjoy by Bedouine

  • i,i by Bon Iver

  • The Brian Jonestown Massacre by The Brian Jonestown Massacre

  • V by Budos Band

  • African Giant by Burna Boy

  • Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest by Bill Callahan

  • The Big Day by Chance the Rapper

  • Servants of the Sun by Chris Robinson Brotherhood

  • All My Relations by Cochemea

  • Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared? by Deerhunter

  • Grow Towards The Light by Dire Wolves

  • Saint of Lost Causes by Justin Townes Earle

  • Pianoworks by Eluvium

  • Volume I and II by Endless Boogie (sort of a re-issue?)

  • Remind Me Tomorrow by Sharon Van Etten

  • All Time Present by Chris Forsyth

  • Gold Past Life by Fruit Bats

  • Natural Facts by Garcia Peoples

  • The Unseen In Between by Steve Gunn

  • A Different Forest by Hauschka

  • Doko Mien by Ibibio Sound Machine

  • Laylet El Booree by Ifriqiyya Electrique

  • Mandatory Reality by Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society

  • Non Ex Orbis by Karl Hector & The Malcouns

  • Live at WOMAD 1985 by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

  • More Arriving by Sarathy Korwar

  • Kokoroko by Kokoroko

  • Miri by Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba

  • Tip of the Sphere by Cass McCombs

  • Dusty Notes by Meat Puppets

  • Dolphine by Mega Bog

  • Across the Borders by Júníus Meyvant

  • Ilana (The Creator) by Mdou Moctar

  • How To Live by Modern Nature

  • Oh My God by Kevin Morby

  • Sunshine Rock by Bob Mould

  • In League With Dragons by the Mountain Goats

  • History by Youssou N'Dour

  • I Am Easy To Find by The National

  • Buoys by Panda Bear

  • Phoenix by Pedro the Lion

  • Rainford by Lee “Scratch” Perry

  • The Flood in Color by Joe Pug

  • Rose City Band by Rose City Band

  • Pianette by Bruno Sanfilippo

  • Fog & Bling by Shinyribs

  • Wuta by Skata Vibration

  • Out of Darkness by Some Dark Hollow

  • Western Stars by Bruce Springsteen

  • Eraserland by Strand of Oaks

  • Illegal Moves by Sunwatchers

  • Amankor / The Exile by Tartit

  • Goes West by William Tyler

  • Father of the Bride by Vampire Weekend

  • Walk Through Fire by Yola

  • ANIMA by Thom Yorke


Favorite Albums/EPs released in 2019 (in order first heard):

  • Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared? by Deerhunter

  • The Unseen In Between by Steve Gunn

  • Remind Me Tomorrow by Sharon Van Etten

  • Out of Darkness by Some Dark Hollow

  • Goes West by William Tyler

  • Pianette by Bruno Sanfilippo

  • Miri by Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba

  • Amankor / The Exile by Tartit

  • Sunshine Rock by Bob Mould

  • Phoenix by Pedro the Lion

  • Tip of the Sphere by Cass McCombs

  • Across the Borders by Júníus Meyvant

  • All My Relations by Cochemea

  • Kokoroko by Kokoroko

  • Doko Mien by Ibibio Sound Machine

  • Natural Facts by Garcia Peoples

  • Dusty Notes by Meat Puppets

  • Illegal Moves by Sunwatchers

  • Ilana (The Creator) by Mdou Moctar

  • All Time Present by Chris Forsyth

  • Eraserland by Strand of Oaks

  • Non Ex Orbis by Karl Hector & The Malcouns

  • V by Budos Band

  • Wuta by Skata Vibration

  • Laylet El Booree by Ifriqiyya Electrique

  • Mandatory Reality by Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society

  • RE_CORDIS by Bruno Bavota

  • A Different Forest by Hauschka

  • The Brian Jonestown Massacre by The Brian Jonestown Massacre

  • Pianoworks by Eluvium

  • Rose City Band by Rose City Band

  • Servants of the Sun by Chris Robinson Brotherhood

  • Oh My God by Kevin Morby

  • Western Stars by Bruce Springsteen

  • Saint of Lost Causes by Justin Townes Earle

  • Volume I and II by Endless Boogie

  • In League With Dragons by the Mountain Goats

  • Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest by Bill Callahan

  • Father of the Bride by Vampire Weekend

  • I Am Easy To Find by The National

  • Gold Past Life by Fruit Bats

  • Rainford by Lee “Scratch” Perry

  • Grow Towards The Light by Dire Wolves

  • Fog & Bling by Shinyribs

  • History by Youssou N'Dour

  • I Was Real by 75 Dollar Bill

  • Dolphine by Mega Bog

  • Bird Songs of a Killjoy by Bedouine

  • Buoys by Panda Bear

  • ANIMA by Thom Yorke

  • How We Got By by Air Review

  • Walk Through Fire by Yola

  • The Big Day by Chance the Rapper

  • More Arriving by Sarathy Korwar

  • The Flood in Color by Joe Pug

  • African Giant by Burna Boy

  • Live at WOMAD 1985 by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

  • i,i by Bon Iver

  • How To Live by Modern Nature


Things Read in 2018 (in order read):

  • Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest by Hanif Abdurraqib (2019)

  • Judas by Jeff Loveness and Jakub Rebelka (2018)

  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman (2002)

  • The Autumnlands Volume One: Tooth and Claw by Kurt Busiek and Benjamin Dewey (2014)

  • Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm (2012)

  • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Issue 001: by Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare, and Natacha Bustos (2009)

  • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Issue 002: by Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare, and Natacha Bustos (2009)

  • His Day Is Done: A Nelson Mandela Tribute by Maya Angelou (2014)

  • On Life After Death by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1991)

  • Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace (1996)

  • Story Bible by Pearl S. Buck (1971)

  • American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang (2006)

  • Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick (2011)

  • The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton (1948)

  • Blankets by Craig Thompson (2003)

  • The Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book by by Bill Watterson (1997)

  • Yukon Ho! A Calvin and Hobbes Collection by Bill Watterson (1989)

  • The Grief Recovery Handbook: A Step-by-Step Program for Moving Beyond Loss (John W. James and Frank Cherry) (1989)

  • Discover Zen: A Practical Guide to Personal Serenity by David Fontana (2001)

  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck (1952)

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (1981)


Concerts, Speakers, Plays and Such:

  • Some Dark Hollow (Album Release Show) with American Longspurs and Brea Burns with Jacob Woodside at Valley Bar (02/09/19).

  • Kikagaku Moyo with Mattson 2 at the Rebel Lounge (03/04/19)

  • Sammy Brue and the Grinders, Some Dark Hollow, Shawn Skinner and Jason Stinson, and Isabella Skinner, at the Thomas Listening Room 2.0 (05/03/19)


Favorite Movies and/Or Shorts Watched in 2019 (in order seen):

  • Venom (2018)

  • Solo: A Star Wars (2018)

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

  • The Five Venoms (1978)

  • Legendary Weapons of China (1982)

  • Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

  • Logan Lucky (2017)

  • Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019)

  • Toy Story 4 (2019)


Favorite (Or at least most intriguing) Podcasts/Radio Listened to in 2019:


Favorite Television Watched in 2019:

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events Season Three (2019)

  • Good Luck Charlie

  • Brooklyn 99 Season Six (2019)

  • The Good Place Season Three (2019)

  • The Umbrella Academy (Season One: 2019)

  • Lodge 49 (Season One: 2018)

  • Into the Badlands (Seasons One and Two and Three: 2015 - 2019)

  • The Tick (Season Two)

  • Stranger Things (Season Three)


Misc. Pop-Culture Moments of Consequence (Or Not)/Random Thoughts, etc., (2019 Edition):


R.I.P.: