This is the first part of my annual recap of my year in media. Tomorrow I will probably look back at the movies of ’09.
I didn’t really keep up with music this year as much as I normally do. But in no particular order, the releases I was most fond of from this year were:
1. Dan Auerbach – Keep It Hid
2. Chuck Ragan – Gold Country
3. A.A. Bondy – When the Devil’s Loose
4. Avett Brothers – I and Love and You
5. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – s/t
6. The Monsters of Folk – s/t
7. M. Ward – Hold Time
8. Mindy Smith – Stupid Love
I should probably confess to loving half of Only By the Night but hating myself for it.
The books I read this year are listed below. I again fell short of my goal, but in this age of illiteracy I consider any number over zero to be a personal triumph.