Not sheepish, but individ-ewe-al (livredor) wrote,
Not sheepish, but individ-ewe-al
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2005 - that was the year that was

I'm doing my own version again: making lists of five (or so) representative things and people that sum up the past year for me.

Books Music
  • Indigo Girls: Closer to fine. Pretty much the only song in the world about academia:
    I spent four years prostrate to the higher mind
    Got my paper and I was free
    So very much in my head and on my playlist through the last agonizing months of writing up!
  • Tindersticks: Tiny Tears. Perennial obsession, that one, but for 2005 in particular I was listening to it a lot while I was taking part in a really intense discussion about some issues that are emotionally loaded for me, and listening to that both matched the mood induced by such discussions, and helped me to handle them.
  • Renaud: Les aventures de Gérard Lambert. 2005 was a year of Renaud obsession, because I finally bought myself Renaud à Bobino. I already knew about three quarters of the songs, and this one was new to me from the album. I hated it at first but it hugely grew on me. (It's about a thug who shoots le Petit Prince from Saint-Exupéry's book, and is surreal and blackly funny.)
  • Bowling for Soup: I don't wanna rock. Love Bowling for Soup, because they do hard rock / neo-grunge that is self-aware to the point of being self-parody, and also highly listenable; this song always puts me in a good mood.
  • Venetian Snares. Thuggish Poet introduced me to this group, who do weird electronica including some sampling from classical music, and I'm fascinated. I bought their album, Rossz csillag alatt született towards the end of the year and it's already one of my most listened to albums overall!
LJ posts My posts Significant events Stories People I'm really glad I got to know better (not restricting this one to five) People I already loved who continued to be wonderful (or this one; I am so blessed in that the list of people I automatically include is getting long!) New additions to my friends list Friends from other places who joined LJ Only three. Not doing so well with corrupting people this year, must try harder!

People not on LJ
  • MK
  • MF
  • LC
  • PM
  • SC
Places
  • Dundee
  • Cambridge
  • New York (and Boston)
  • Berkeley (and San Francisco)
  • Montreal
  • Melbourne
And I've succeed in my goal of staying single for the whole year. All 365 days of it, yes sir.
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