10 Good Songs From 2013

10. nick cave and the bad seeds – jubilee street

After the raucous and dense sound of the Grinderman albums and Dig! Lazarus, Dig!, I welcomed the dark, quiet, sparse sound of Push The Sky Away. I find Saint Nick’s move to take a break from railing against his age a good thing. I wouldn’t rank his new album up there with the strong songwriting of The Boatman’s Call or the first half of No More Shall We Part – unfortunately the songs on Push The Sky Away are too focussed on lyrics and atmospheric groove (created by Dirty Three’s Warren Ellis) rather than firm structure – but the epic 6-and-a-half-minute slow build of “Jubilee Street”, with shades of Leonard Cohen, Robert Forster and Iggy Pop, is a winner.

9. she & him – never wanted your love

I initially didn’t really like this song. I thought, “Oh, they’re getting too soft. Soon their fairy floss retro pop will be drifting away through the AM radio frequency waves into the ether.” But after a few more listens to Vol. 3 (it’s a grower) I couldn’t get this tune out of my head.

One of the reasons why I like how Zooey Deschanel is a brilliant songwriter is it throws out common pre-conceived notions of authenticity out the window. I mean, beautiful actresses like Zooey shouldn’t be this good at writing songs, right? Writing songs appears to be an afterthought to her career as a whole.  And having that background can work against you. I don’t think it’s possible to place a value on something completely uninfluenced by context, but I get the feeling that those who despise her and her music (and there are many who do, calling She & Him a ‘vanity project’) tend to not like the idea of her being a great musician. They prefer to like the idea of a grubby band of plain men spending decades writing, recording and touring. I’m sure she works really hard on her music but when it comes to how great work is created and who can create it, there are no rules.


What’s that you say? I just like her music because she’s pretty? Sure. Anything’s possible.

8. ron sexsmith – sneak out the back door

Usually the worst and most awkward moment in social group interactions for me are the goodbyes. You can’t just say, “Seeya!” and leave. You have to stand around trying to think of small talk. They’re always sooooo draaawwwn ooouuuut. It’s painful.

Ron Sexsmith knows what I’m talking about.

7. thao and the get down stay down (featuring joanna newsom) – kindness be conceived

Joanna Newsom was too busy getting married to some cool, charming pretty-boy comedian guy this year to release a new album (sense any jealousy there?) but she sings gorgeously on this track and the song, by Thao and her terribly named band, is just splendid.

6. Chelsea Light Moving – Burroughs

I love the way Thurston Moore plays guitar, in that space between melody and noise, consonance and dissonance, open-tuned rhythm and lead, the devil and the deep blue sea (??)

The new album from Thurston’s new post-Sonic Youth band Chelsea Light Moving is similar to his solo album Psychic Hearts except quite a few of the riffs have a heavy metal chug to them. The songs, like this ode to William Burroughs, are goofy and the lyrics are dumb but the guitar jams are (to quote from his liner notes on Nirvana’s With The Lights Out) “totally boss”.

5. mazzy star – california

It’s been a long time between drinks for Mazzy Star. Their previous album, Among My Swan (my favourite of theirs), was released in 1996.  But the new album Seasons of Your Day sounds like a 1998 follow-up. Nothing has changed here, which is good really. You have to be careful, though, with how you judge an album like this. Some bands sound really good e.g. because of great production or an amazing vocalist, but after you’ve finished listening to their album you can’t remember any of the songs because the songs aren’t particularly strong. Hope Sandoval’s voice is beautiful and captivating and the band (namely guitarist David Roback) creates a dark and desolate (but calm) atmosphere throughout. They really do sound sublime. But are the songs any good? Oh, I think they’re up to snuff.

4. THE PHOSPHENES – MY ELOISE

I play lead guitar in a band called The Phosphenes and this year we released our debut album, Halflight. This is a song I wrote and sing. I don’t have much to say about it. I don’t think it’s really the job of the artist to provide commentary on their art and an artist telling you what their work means gives the impression that that meaning is set in stone. That said, I’m not entirely going along with Roland Barthes ‘Death Of The Author’ here. I still want my royalties! It wasn’t cheap to make and I would still like you to buy our album so if you like what you hear you can buy it here. I hope you enjoy it.

3. yeah yeah yeahs – subway

The first three albums from one of my favourite bands of the noughties (along with other bands shelved towards the end of my CD rack: The White Stripes and Wilco) are tremendous and essential and each has their own distinct identity. Their latest, Mosquito, which borrows elements from Fever To Tell, Show Your Bones and It’s Blitz! is, to be honest, not so essential. But it certainly has its moments. An obvious choice for this list would be the first single, Sacrilege, which is great, but my favourite song on the album is Subway. It’s slow, dark and brooding and an interesting, bold choice for the second track to an album. It’s one of the few songs from Mosquito that doesn’t clearly sound like anything they’ve done before.

Funny, no matter how high I turn up the volume on this album, I can’t make it as loud as the album cover (warning: once you look, you can’t unlook).

2. dick diver – alice

Calendar Days isn’t the absolute classic album I was hoping for from our great white hope of smart Australian songwriting but I was only anticipating this possibility because in my mind they’d already achieved this with their great-from-start-to-finish debut, New Start Again. Having numerous songwriters in a band can sometimes result in a too eclectic, jarring lack-of-flow to an album (and unlike their debut some of the tracks here are really short – like snippets of songs) and perhaps Calendar Days suffers from this. But there are some brilliant songs here like the Go-Betweens-esque “Water Damage”, “Two-year lease” which brings me back to my sharehouse days in Brunswick East and this great piece of jangle pop. It’s the best second track on an album about waking up early since You Am I’s “Good Mornin’”. I read in an interview that “Alice” is actually about a trip to Alice Springs but you can also listen to this with the visual of waking up to a woman of radiant beauty. Either way, the song makes early morning starts just that little bit more bearable.

1. my bloody valentine – only tomorrow

2013: The return of My Bloody Valentine. A new album after a 22 year gap and I saw them live. I’ve always seen My Bloody Valentine as a vehicle for the genius sonic wizardry of Kevin Shields but in concert it was the still, sad, fragile beauty of Bilinda Butcher that had me enthralled (and best of all, her Mustang guitars are sparkly!) When you see a band live you see the dynamic between the members and I remember thinking, “You are such a great band. Where have you been for the last 20 years!?” Perhaps it was simply the relationship break-up between Shields and Butcher, but the greatness of the m b v album makes the weight of following up Loveless which perfected the shoegaze genre (and I think in some ways this was detrimental to the genre and the band) seem not so heavy. I mean, m b v is great, but not, like, 5 stars great, and I think I speak for most fans when I say that that’s totally fine. But I’m speaking from hindsight.

A lot of critics have placed importance on the last couple of tracks of m b v because they’re experimental and sort of cover new ground for the band. But, like Sonic Youth or Deerhoof, My Bloody Valentine are a band where the more they go into a conventional direction (namely simple pop songs, their overlooked secret weapon) the more unconventional and interesting they sound. I mean, they’re weird enough to begin with. No other guitarist can make a guitar sound like Kevin Shields can but it’s the way My Bloody Valentine bend, warp and texture simple, great songs like this one that makes their music so unique. Without a great song, all you’ve got is noise from an effects rack. Anyway, I can’t wait for their next album in 2035.

HONOURABLE MENTION: COURTNEY BARNETT – AVANT GARDENER

I was a bit late discovering this one as I was compiling this list but this song by Melbourne girl Courtney Barnett is a corker. Her story of the day she had an anaphylactic panic attack is full of humour, wit and personality. “The paramedic thinks I’m clever ’cause I play guitar/ I think she’s clever ’cause she stops people dying.”

I hope she takes over the world.

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12 Tweets from 2012

12 tweets that I liked this year, many from some of my favourite tweeters.

12. Graham Linehan ‏@Glinner
Every time you have McDonald’s as a kid, it’s a victory. Every time you have it as an adult, it’s a defeat.

11. Alain de Botton ‏@alaindebotton
The real reward for good parenting is not that your children are grateful to you but that they are kind to their offspring.

10. John Safran‏@JohnSafran
“I’ve been contemplating Slip n’ Slide” – Nick Cave, aged 8.

9. Megan Amram‏@meganamram
A million dollars isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? SMOKING

8. Ally Maynard ‏@missmayn
“Get rich or die.” – American Healthcare

7. Eli Braden ‏@EliBraden
Don’t forget your asshole pills! RT @KourtneyKardash: Breakfast time! Some ghee, manna bread, coconut water and a BIO-K probiotic.

6. rachel lichtman‏@DJRotaryRachel
“Yeah, well right now I’m Pissed Pissedofferson.” – Kris Kristofferson, pissed off

5. Sarah Silverman ‏@SarahKSilverman
I have a rational fear of flying.

4. Frankie McGinty‏@FrankieMcGinty
In order to catch a bus, first one must think like a bus.

3. Laney Griner‏@laneymg
You know what never drops like flies? Flies.

2.kelly oxford‏@kellyoxford
Putting a tattoo on your boob is like decorating a TV.

1. rob delaney ‏@robdelaney
I think one reason babies cry on planes is because flying sucks & babies aren’t liars like you & me.

10 Good Songs From 2012

This year it’s 40% Melbourne. And proud of it.

10. Grand Salvo – She woke at three with a thumping heart: she had dreamed once more of the night they met. (19th of May, 1928, Chateau de Chaalis, Seine-et-Marne)

The great opening Joanna Newsom-esque line to the Slay Me In My Sleep album is “They say a bear knows when someone looks at its tracks” (really!?) and I like how Paddy Mann subtly adds the muttered word ‘then’ after the line “I was younger than you, you were older than me.”

Slay Me In My Sleep is a concept album which tells the story of an old lady and a young boy who breaks into her house and falls in love with a photo of her as a child…or something. But you don’t need to think about that. Just feel the sound.

9. Jack White – Sixteen Saltines

Debut solo album Blunderbuss is the best work that the Rock God of the Noughties has done since the White Stripes’ final, brilliant, underrated Icky Thump album and this is the one track on it that Rocks with a capital R. The album could’ve done with more rockers like this.

8. Fabulous Diamonds – Downhill

Your typical Fabulous Diamonds track consists predominantly of a single note played over and over again for a long period of time. Eh? Eh? Have I sold you on them yet? Dying to check them out? Perhaps not. I’m not usually into this post/kraut rock (or whatever you call this music. It’s unique.) stuff either but this year I couldn’t stop listening to their second album, Fabulous Diamonds II. Music like this is often fully electronic but I like how Jarrod Zladic’s electronica is married to Nisa Venerosa’s acoustic, tribal drums. I like a good female drummer (bad female drummers, too.) Their album from this year, Commercial Music, is more dark, uneasy and, um, uncommercial. Overall, I found it too claustrophobic but this track, which ends the album, is trance-inducing. I guess all good long jams should have that effect.

7. Lucinda Williams – Tryin’ To Get To Heaven

I wasn’t overly impressed with Bob Dylan’s new album. Rolling Stone gave it 5 stars which shows he could release the sound of water guzzling down a plug hole and they would still call it a classic. I did like his interview with Rolling Stone, though, where he claimed to be the transfiguration of deceased Hell’s Angel bikie Bobby Zimmerman. “You’re asking questions to a person that doesn’t exist.” Batshit genius. I usually don’t have a problem with his voice but on Tempest it grated on me. And don’t get me started on the album cover. Jesus. So, alternatively, here’s a nicely done cover version that was released this year of a Dylan song originally from 1997’s Time Out Of Mind (an album more deserving of 5 stars). The lyrics are monumental. “When you think that you’ve lost everything, you find out you can always lose a little more.“ “I’ve been to Sugar Town and I shook the sugar down. Now I’m tryin’ to get to heaven before they close the door.”

Neil Young was another elder living legend who released two albums with Crazy Horse this year and an autobiography (I consumed them all, of course) so he deserves a mention. It’s nice hearing that Crazy Horse sound again. With Neil’s soulful guitar, they would have to be one of the greatest rhythm sections of all time. Psychedelic Pill isn’t bad but only an aging, pony-tailed, crusty, Mojo-reading, tie-dyed, nostalgic baby-boomer hippy would claim any of the songs were exceptional. Some songs are tainted by dodgy lyrics and others go for too damn long. Neil Young’s proud ethos of “I do whatever I damn well want” is not necessarily a good thing. His book would’ve been better if it was edited and reworked. It did inspire me to revisit the ragged glory of Ragged Glory though (man, I love that album. I can play it from start to finish on guitar). And that’s a good thing.

Oh, and Leonard Cohen. His album sounded great – really dark – but none of the songs were memorable. And Paul McCartney. I think I liked one song from his new album but it doesn’t matter if it was better than Revolver. No one with an ounce of self-respect would take an album called Kisses On The Bottom seriously, would they.

6. the Tallest Man On Earth – 1904

The new album from this Swedish, early Dylanesque singer-songwriter was a bit more lush and power-ballady than previous efforts, but this song is an example of his considerable talent.

A google search tells me that Kristian Matsson, The Tallest Man On Earth, is 5’7″.

The last song on There’s No Leaving Now, On Every Page, is really good, too.

5. Lisa Mitchell – Providence

I find the production of Lisa Mitchell’s music interesting (and good). The arrangement for this song, for example, which walks along at a brisk, chipper pace, is intriguingly eccentric, accumulating grandly almost to the point of bombast while still remaining kind of homely. Like, she could have got a choir to sing backing but instead goes for a chorus of wild, unrestrained children.

Her new album, Bless This Mess features Belinda Carlisle-esque pop (if you’re into that sort of thing), some hippy dippy musings (being inspired by Scorsese’s George Harrison doco is not necessarily a good thing), and her ode to New York, “You Pretty Thing” is friggin’ woeful, but there’s also some really nice moments that put most unambitious male indie guitar rock bands to shame. I wasn’t persuaded by most of her new album but I can’t help but be totally swept away by this song.

4. Boomgates – Whispering or Singing

“I don’t know when you’re leavin’, but I hope it’s when I’m dead.”

The two shared vocalists from this Melbourne supergroup consist of Brendan from Eddy Current Suppression Ring (creators of the best Australian album of the last 15 years, Primary Colours) and Steph Hughes (think Gen Y’s answer to Janet from Spiderbait. She’s almost as gorgeous as Brendan!) from Dick Diver  who made the best Australian album since Primary Colours, New Start Again (I discovered the greatness of that album this year but it was released towards the end of 2011). So they can’t really go wrong here, and they don’t. Maybe the recording of the Double Natural album could be better (you need to play it on a good stereo) and perhaps some songs could do with just one guitar instead of two, but I didn’t hear a better Australian album from this year.

Check out Brendan’s sincere nervous energy in this great clip.

3. Dinosaur Jr – See It On Your Side

The title of Dinosaur Jr’s second album, You’re Living All Over Me is a reference to the tension between J Mascis and bassist (and contributing songriter) Lou Barlow and it took me a while to realise that Bug, their last album together before reforming in 2005, was also probably a reference to Lou, as in “you bug me.” After Bug, J told Lou that the band were breaking up and continued on as Dinosaur Jr without him. It’s amazing that Lou and J got back together.

Dinosaur Jr are one of my favourite bands of all time and, 10 albums in, they are still going strong (Bet On Sky is not as strong as their previous album, Farm, but what is?) and the full-throttle guitar solos of 46 year old J Mascis (like on this song) are still blowing me to smithereens. Here’s hoping they rule the world for the next 165 million years.

2. Cat Power – Manhattan

It took me a while to get used to the synths, autotune vocals (don’t worry, it’s used sparingly), her new blonde mohawk and ‘inspirational’ lyrics (actually, I’m still not used to all the lyrics – some are pretty bad, but I’ve grown really impressed with the production which she apparently did all herself) but most of Chan Marshall’s albums go in a different direction and she still has the finest voice in the business. Like Fiona Apple, she’s a troubled, authentic wild card (the last time I saw her live, it was a car crash – complete disaster. It was just like this. No joke.) The latest news is that she’s bankrupt and suffering from angioedema. Sun, as the title suggests, may be the Queen of Sadcore’s most optimistic album to date but she may not have reached complacent nirvana quite yet.

This song is soothing, soulful, hypnotic and my favourite from the Sun album.

1. Fiona Apple – Hot Knife

“I’m a hot knife, he’s a pad of butter.” i.e. I will make him melt in the palm of my hand (and potentially, as all women have the ability to do, destroy his soul) but she also reverses it: “If I’m butter, then he’s a hot knife.” S E X.

Like early Violent Femmes and Eminem, Fiona Apple is a rare act that can write songs about personal pain and relationship breakdowns that are genuine and sincere and at the same time, quite funny. “I made it to a dinner date / My teardrops seasoned every plate.” “I could liken you to a werewolf the way you left me for dead, but I admit that I provided a full moon. And I could liken you to a shark the way you bit off my head, but then again I was waving around bleeding an open wound.” A great lyricist and, more importantly, a wonderful composer. This song, Regret, is the emotional peak of the album. It’s so visceral. Brilliant. Further evidence of the beauty, unguarded honesty and poignancy she projects can be found in the letter explaining to fans the cancellation of her tour of South America due to her dying dog. And why is she so thin? “I’m having trouble digesting food because your guts are connected to your brain and I have a lot of stress in my brain” but “don’t call me frail. I’ll beat the hell out of you.”

11 Tweets from 2011

11 tweets that I liked this year. Most of them come from some of my favourite tweeters.

11. sweet_toof Jeffrey Brian
During a phone conversation, when I say “Well, I’ll let you go…” I really mean “PLEASE LET ME GO!!”

10. 22ViewSt Duncan McPherson
Man goes to the doctor and says: “I’m addicted to Twitter” Doctor says: “I’m sorry, I don’t follow you”

9. MrsRupertPupkin lauren caltagirone
Wanna REALLY surprise your gal on Valentine’s Day? Propose to me!

8. RonnieWK Squirt Russell
I wasn’t retweeted enough as a child.

7. denisleary Denis Leary
Michael Moore thinks we should have captured Bin Laden. Yeah – like he was a fucking butterfly.

6. EliBraden Eli Braden
I think you stole the baseline from ‘Under Pressure’. RT @vanillaice: OMG! Casey Anthony verdict NOT GUILTY!! WOW!! What do U think???????

5. kristygee Kristy Grant
Trust me, Ernie’s not gay 😉

4. rachow rachow
“I don’t know why I even bother.” — depressed fly

3. thesulk Alec Sulkin
The French don’t really care about god which is why he punishes them with long life and beautiful women.

2. kellyoxford kelly oxford
People who laugh at everything make everything worth nothing.

1. robdelaney rob delaney
If you say you’re a “geek,” but are actually a hot chick, I will slam you in a locker & take your lunch money.

11 Good Songs From 2011

I’m an album-minded man, so most of these are picked from my top albums of 2011 and it’s albums that I mainly talk about here. I’m in my mid-30s, hence the lack of new bands and the inclusion of numerous relics from the 90s. 

11. “benediction” – thurston moore

The announcement of the break-up of Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon this year adds new meaning to this mournful song, doesn’t it.  The rest of the Beck-produced album, Demolished Thoughts, doesn’t quite live up to this beautiful opener but if it’s the end of Sonic Youth there’s likely to be a lot more solo stuff coming from Thurston, and I’ll be thirstin’ for it.

10. “IS IT DONE” – J MASCIS

Speaking of guitar noise merchants quietening down with their acoustics, the reformed Dinosaur Jr album from 2009, Farm, blew me away so I was enthused for a J Mascis solo album. Seeing J as a guest on Aussie music quiz show Spicks & Specks before it bowed out this year was fantastic. He was comedy gold and I don’t think I’d ever seen him smile before then.  Several Shades Of Why has 4 or 5 really good songs on it and this is one of them.

9. “masters of war” – bob dylan

Ok, I know this is cheating to pick a song from the early 60s for an end of 2011 list but this recording, released on this year’s Bob Dylan In Concert:Brandeis University, 1963 may well be the best version. I can only imagine what it would be like hearing this for the first time. Songs like this weren’t written before. When I first heard this version it had an effect on me that I had not experienced with this song before; the venom spitting from Dylan’s mouth is ominous and chilling.

8. “friday” – rebecca black

Akin to Nirvana’s video for Smells Like Teen Spirit 20 years ago, this viral hit is one of those wonderfully freaky moments in popular culture that a record executive could never predict happening. Some patronising people used the word ‘manufactured’ to describe this uber-catchy song but they couldn’t be further off the mark.  There’s nothing parodic or self-conscious about it. It’s a rare moment, in this day and age, of sincerity. With Friday costing $2,000 to make, Rebecca Black makes most obscure hipster bands with their ‘indie cred’ look like corporate rock whores.

Rebecca Black is the new black.

7. “Perfection” – adalita

With the first solo album from Magic Dirt’s Adalita Srsen (following the death of bass player Dean Turner) she could have gone down the direction her band had previously gone down in the band’s later years: Triple J Weezer-esque pop (not that there’s anything wrong with that, necessarily. In fact, I’d rate What Are Rock Stars Doing Today which was a move towards a poppier, glossier sound as their best album.) But there’s nowhere near a hit single in sight here. Let’s just say it’s closer to Cat Power or PJ Harvey than Veruca Salt. Like Gareth Liddiard’s Strange Tourist from last year, it’s almost literally a solo album – it’s mainly just her and a guitar. I’ve also really enjoyed her video clips like this one and Fool Around. Adalita being as stylish and sexy as ever (at 40) helps with the visuals.

6. “TIGERS” – STEPHEN MALKMUS AND THE JICKS

“I caught you streaking in your Birkenstocks / A scary thought…”

There may be a good reason for one to be cynical about bands reforming (I saw one of Pavement’s reunion shows last year and enjoyed it well enough as a piece of 90s nostalgia, though the gradual accumulation of new Pavement fans over time meant the show was way crowded. I usually like concerts better when they’re not sold out) but one of the not-so-obvious benefits of bands getting back together is that it can inspire the principle songwriter(s) to go back to what made them such luminaries in the first place. Sonic Youth’s Daydream Nation shows inspired The Eternal and Dinosaur Jr got back together and performed their 80s album You’re Living All Over Me before making Beyond and the even better Farm album.  Stephen Malkmus’ Mirror Traffic sounds more like a Pavement album than any other of his solo albums and I found it surprisingly addictive. You could maybe cut a few songs from the second side (15 songs is a tad too many) but other than that the album contains equally solid songs throughout.  And Beck adds some nice touches with the production (I think he should continue producing alt-rock icons. He does a good job and I can’t see him making any more exceptional albums himself). Mirror Traffic is my melodic indie guitar rock (my cup of tea) album of the year.

5. “THE LAST LIVING ROSE” – PJ HARVEY

PJ Harvey makes all other women musicians sound inauthentic. Ok, maybe that’s not a true or fair statement (and probably sexist) but you get my drift.  She’s the yardstick. Let England Shake has got plenty of praise already including winning The Mercury Prize for a second time and I don’t really need to add to it. Actually, to be honest, I didn’t think the album was that good – my heart lies with her 90s work – but I would agree that it’s her best album in about a decade and for that I’m going to let her give me a little kiss on the cheek.

4. “riding for the feeling” – bill callahan

“Leaving is easy / when you’ve got some place you need to be”

Each album of late from Smog/Bill Callahan has been recorded differently. While the A River Ain’t Too Much To Love album was produced sparsely (great), the follow-up Woke on a Whaleheart sounded too thick and busy for me. Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle had nice lush string-laden production and Bill’s new one, Avalanche (finally, a short title!) is the more raw sound of a band in a room (though when I say raw, I don’t mean angsty. It could be his most mellow, breezy album yet).  With only 7 songs it could have done with a couple more but it’s still over 40 minutes long and, as is usually the case with this guy, highly recommended.

3. “powa” – tune-yards


Best album of 2011: W H O K I L L. Artist of the year: tUnE-yArDs. Best live act: tUnE-yArDs, Best discovery of 2011 etc. etc.  You get the picture. The songwriting, the vocals, the production (the detail!), the instrumentation, the lyrics; all fresh, unique and invigorating.

This is a song about needing sex to get to sleep (“Your power inside / it rocks me like a lullaby”), though I could’ve chosen any track from this album. They’re all great.

2. “hard times” – gillian welch


This is just exquisite. It’s been 8 years since her last album but I admire Gillian for waiting until the top-quality stuff arrived at her creative doorstep rather than just releasing a bunch of half-baked songs because her record company required her to do so. Time (The Revelator) is great but The Harrow & The Harvest is certainly up there with her best albums.

1. “helplessness blues” – fleet foxes


Song of the year. The album Helplessness Blues may not have quite matched their debut, but it sure had some highpoints and this song, beginning side 2, is the centrepiece. Okay, so maybe the crusty rich hippy Robin Pecknold wouldn’t really give up his fame and fortune to pick fruit in my hometown of Tatura, but a song is not a rational exercise. A song is supposed to lift your spirit up close to the heavens. And this does.

10 Tweets From 2010

10 tweets from some of my favourite tweeters.

  • kellyoxford kelly oxford
    The only people we call ‘normal’ are people we don’t really know.
  • alexanderb Alex Burton
    This girl came up to me today and said she recognized me from vegetarian club. I am confused as I have never met herbivore 😛
  • wittels Harris Wittels
    You shouldn’t take limestone for granite. Not a pun. I mean it.
  • RiversCuomo Rivers Cuomo
    I wish everybody had a 140 character limit when they’re talking to me in real life.
  • alaindebotton Alain de Botton
    Modern romanticism: we go in search of one person who will spare us any need for other people.
  • fleshcake G.T. Collins
    Sometimes when people are talking to me, I feel like I’m being impaled in slow motion.
  • arozenbachs adam rozenbachs
    Bart Cummings is in hospital after falling and fracturing his pelvis. Fortunately it wasn’t a leg, or they would have had to shoot him.
  • safran_john john safran
    If any politician wants ambush revenge, the director of the chaser is being married in the Melb botanical gardens right now!
  • robdelaney rob delaney
    This lady just asked me why I’m wearing an empty Baby Bjorn. Like I’m fucking Stephen Hawking with all the answers. Jesus.
  • thesulk Alec Sulkin
    Somewhere between thought and utterance my courage is lost.

My Top 30 Albums of 2010

Compiled on Rate Your Music.

My Top 30 Albums of 2010