Monday, December 26, 2005

2005: A Pretty Good Year

Although it was a dreadful year in terms of political and natural disasters, on the personal and music fronts it wasn't bad. I ditched my crappy old job and car, and got a swell new job and a Mini. I saw Richard Thompson, Mark Knopfler and John Hiatt play live in my town. And lots of good records came out. I haven't yet decided which is my favorite of the year, but Winterpills is a heavy contender. Here's a playlist of a few highlights (some repeats from previous playlist):
  • "Sitting, Waiting, Wishing" by Jack Johnson
  • "The Hardest Part" by Ryan Adams & the Cardinals
  • "One I Love" by David Gray
  • "Tired of Being Sorry" by Ringside
  • "Keep It Loose, Keep It Tight" by Amos Lee
  • "Radio Campaign" by M. Ward
  • "Off the Record" by My Morning Jacket
  • "Looking at the World from the Bottom of a Well" by Mike Doughty
  • "I Burn Today" by Frank Black
  • "Burning in the Sun" by Blue Merle
  • "It's the Nighttime" by Josh Rouse
  • "Caterpillar Girl" by Lou Barlow
  • "The Boys of Mutton Street" by Richard Thompson
  • "Threshing Machine" by Winterpills
  • "Must Be the Whiskey" by Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez
  • "When My Love Crosses Over" by John Hiatt
  • "Shelter from the Storm" by Rodney Crowell
  • "Devils + Dust" by Bruce Springsteen
  • "Hendersonville" by Last Train Home
  • "Whatever It Is" by Ben Lee
It clocks in at a little over 78 minutes. Let me know if you want me to burn this to a CD for you. Enjoy.