Top 10 2011

2011 was a year of no jobs, no Steve Jobs,  the patience of Job I don’t have, to finally end the year with no job. Amy Winehouse passed, but George Harrison reborn, at least to me.

The best album of the year was Adele’s instant classic 21; pulled by instant classic single rolling in the deep, the song I listed as most played on my itunes; certainly recipient of multiple grammys to come. She ended the year with no voice. Ha. Isn’t it a trend? Red Hot Chili Peppers came out with a great single, and so did Paul Simon. Who knew. I discovered Foster the People, Fleet Foxes, Black Keys. Only Woody Allen took me to the movies, and I saw Midnight in Paris twice. I haven’t seen Hugo yet, but I guess it will rate high. I love The Good Wife on TV, I am watching Homeland, and I am sure I will like Revenge. A few History docs are OK, CNBC is a surprise finding, Hung and Dave’s Old Porn are funny. But the best of the year is certainly Suits, followed by Necessary Roughness. Perfect writing and acting.

Otherwise, I translated a recipe book, I wrote 75 culinary blog entries. I discovered the love of writing about food; and the joy of finding different adjectives to describe something that is delicious… Oh jeez.

Top 10 in music

1. Adele
2. Bon Iver
3. Florence and The Machine
4. Foster the People
5. Fleet Boxes
6. Wilco
7. Wild Beasts
8. Metronomy
9. Amy Winehouse
10. Black Keys

This last one with the best video clip of 2012…and it’s only january! Lonely Boy is brilliant! I miss my Top 10 friends. Will read Tony’s but Z has fallen to top 20 now. Isn’t that just too bad?