January 9, 2007

2006- the year of the Bippy

So The Spinto Band has all been reading list after list of top _____ of 2006 trying to hold on to the year that was. Its warm December nights will not soon be forgotten. Here are a few things the Spinto Band enjoyed in 2006:

Records: Here are a few albums we spent a bunch of time listening to and think we should list in no particular order so that everyone reading this goes out and samples a bit of their brilliancy.

Camera Obscura- Lets Get Out of This Country
Ratatat- Classics
Peter Bjorn and John- Writers Block
Islands- Return to Sea
Capitol Years- Dance Away the Terror
Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins- Rabbit Fur Coat
National Eye- Roomful of Lions
Joanna Newsome- Ys
Asleep in the Sea - their first LP
M Ward- Post-War
Starlight Mints- Drowaton
Half Handed Cloud- Halos & Lassos
Oppenheimer- Oppenheimer

here are a few oldies we still spent time listening to
Donovan- Open Road
Kate Bush- Hounds of Love
Sparks - Kimono in my House
Os Mutantes - Mutantes
Chesapeake Jukebox Band - Chesapeake Jukebox Band

Listen to those fuckers and you'll feel drunker than an Irish Man on his wedding day! we promise.

There is more to life than music though. Kevin Bacon said that, and we all agree with him. So here are some fave movies that are worth bustin out at blockbuster.

Science of Sleep
An Inconvenient Truth
Nacho Libre
Snakes on a Plane
The Departed

That should be a comprehensive enough list. As far as books go, no one ever really knows when it came out, so here are some we read and want to tell you... they are good!

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Women by Charles Bukowski
Lost Girls by Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie
Full Metal Jacket Diary by Matthew Modine
Armed Forces by Franklin Bruno
The Code Book by Simon Singh

So thats the basics. Tomorrow I'll post some more exciting favorites. You Tube videos, friends made, senators... all that good stuff. If 2007 is going to be a good year for this blog, we better space it out a bit.

ps- look for the first couple episodes of Treasure of the Cisne to come out in the next couple weeks!


Katie said...

i got the book 'cloud atlas' for 20p in a charity shop....baaaargain

krisan said...

hands down, the best thing out of 2006 was the contrast ep from the features.

fo sho.

Anonymous said...

what do you have to do to be the best dog? I have slept with at least three members of the band!!!! daisy