“We were together. I forget the rest.”

{ring it in}

i know this isn’t my normal topic, but i was inspired by michelle’s post about her husband’s music picks for the year. i love music, but as is my wont, i am the last to know about such things. {although, i *do* know about and LOVE broken bells, the black keys and vampire weekend}. except… i am lucky enough to have a great source: old friend, musician, writer extrodinaire, todd lovato. {little insider tip: his band is kickin’. serious talent. you’ll be thanking me later.} so, herewith are his  albums of the year.

10. Sir Lucious Left Foot the Son of Chico Dusty
Big Boi
If you like this, try:
How I Got Over, The Roots
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Nightmare, Kanye West

Image9. Broken Bells
Broken Bells
If you like this, try:
Halcyon Digest, Deerhunter
The Suburbs, Arcade Fire
Familial, Philip Selway

8. The Guitar Song
Jamey Johnson
If you like this, try:
I Speak Because I Can, Laura Marling
Genuine Negro Jig,
Carolina Chocolate Drops
You Are Not Alone, Mavis Staples

7. Heartland
Owen Pallett
If you like this, try:
Lasted, Benoit Pioulard
The Age of Adz, Sufjan Stevens
Gorilla Manor, Local Natives

6. The Budos Band III,
The Budos Band
If you like this, try:
Whitefield Brothers
I Learned the Hard Way,
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

5. The Sea
Corrine Bailey Rae
If you like this, try:
The Lady Killer, Cee-Lo
Good Things, Aloe Blacc
Wake Up!, The Roots and John Legend

4. Black City
Matthew Dear
If you like this, try:
Cosmogramma, Flying Lotus
The Way Out, The Books
Lp4, Ratatat
Before Today, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti

Image3. Brothers
The Black Keys
If you like this, try:
This Is Happening, LCD Soundsystem
Contra, Vampire Weekend
Treats, Sleigh Bells

2. Teen Dream
Beach House
If you like this, try:
Write About Love, Belle & Sebatian
Disconnect from Desire, School of Seven Bells

1. The ArchAndroid
Janelle Monae
If you like this, try:
Plastic Beach, Gorillaz
Record Collection, Mark Ronson and the Business Intl.


One comment on “{ring it in}

  1. elissa, ebb & flow
    January 4, 2011

    i love that big boi album! i’m so glad i found someone who appreciates it too.

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Jessica Clare

Preschool teacher, writer, trouble maker.

LIVES: Seattle. By way of Santa Fe, San Francisco, and NYC.
DAYDREAMS:Strong coffee. Gourmet magazine. Stinky cheese. Date night with new strappy heels. Green chile. Going back to India. Unabashed displays of love. Vegetable gardens. Clean sheets. Unruly stacks of books. Breaking Bad marathons. Writing like Joan Didion ,Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Joseph Stroud. Cookbooks. French 75s. Sequins with jeans. Leaving love notes.
BELIEVES: “A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation, and a foundation for inner security.” Albert Einstein “The important thing is not to think much but to love much and so do that which best stirs you to love.” St. Teresa of Avila “People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances without own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.” Joseph Campbell

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