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Top 10/Bottom 3: May 2012

Steve Brule

Top 10

  1. Can, The Lost Tapes
  2. Game of Thrones
  3. Strugatsky Bros, Roadside Picnic
  4. Mushi-Shi
  5. LA Kings
  6. Box Springs Audio Workshop
  7. Joan D. Vinge, The Snow Queen & The Summer Queen
  8. Check It Out w/ Dr. Steve Brule
  9. Mika Vainio, “Rasputin 3000”
  10. Metalocalpyse (with special guest Werner Herzog!)

Bottom 3

  1. Mitt Romney
  2. Summer
  3. Angels

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Top 10/Bottom 3: March 2012

Secret World of Arrietty

Top 10

  1. Spring training
  2. Pye Corner Audio, Black Mill Tapes Vol. 3
  3. The Secret Life of Arrietty
  4. Macbook Air
  5. Neutral Milk Hotel Box Set
  6. Eurorack
  7. Box Springs Audio Workshop
  8. Bleach
  9. Rachel Maddow
  10. Barak Obama

Bottom 3

  1. Rick Santorum’s attack on college
  2. Rick Santorum’s attack on the separation of church and state
  3. Mitt Romney’s comments on Michigan trees

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Top 10/Bottom 3: January 2012

Der OTO

Top 10

  1. Halos Heaven (dreaming of a great 2012 season)
  2. Faust IV
  3. Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop (Vols 1-4)
  4. Kraftwerk, K4 Bremen Radio 1971
  5. Can, Tago Mago (reissue)
  6. BBC Sound Effects No. 26 – Sci-Fi Sound Effects
  7. Space 1999
  8. Vernor Vinge, The Children of the Sky
  9. The Hobbit (can’t wait, can’t wait, can’t wait)
  10. Der OTO

Bottom 3

  1. Voter Suppression Efforts by Republican governors in 2011
  2. Fox News
  3. All Republicans (whether running for office or running from the law)

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Inkbottle Podcast: Top 10 Songs of 2011

Dec 07 2011 Published by under Humor, Music, Personal, Top 10/Bottom 3

Top 10 Songs of 2011 by Michael Heumann on Mixcloud

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Top 10/Bottom 1: August 2011

Top 10

  1.  The Great White Silence (unbelievable film of Scott’s Antarctic expedition, newly restored with a soundtrack by Simon Fisher Turner)
  2. OTO Biscuit (yummy!)
  3. David Bowie (for being awesome)
  4. Advisory Circle’s As the Crow Flies
  5. A Dance with Dragons (great continuation of epic fantasy series)
  6. Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace
  7. Boomkat (still best place to get great music)
  8. The Guild (another season!)
  9. The Shadow Line
  10. Jon Stewart and Stewart Colbert (still best thing about the USA)

Bottom 1

Only one bottom this month–the debt limit debate, summarized perfectly in Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s Team America:

To use the poetry of this brief scene, the tea party (and the other Republicans) are assholes.  Obama is acting too much like a pussy.  He needs to be more of a dick so those assholes don’t turn the whole country into shit.  Oh, and if he needs lessons, then he should ask his Sec. of State and her husband, don’t you think?  How’s that for a 50 word summary of the whole crisis?

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Great Job, May!

May 25 2011 Published by under Hauntology, Humor, Internet/Media, Music

May 2011 has brought a number of stellar releases (and promises of more releases) to my little world:

  • An awesome new Joker single, “The Vision,” coupled with the news that his first album is on its way (but how soon?).
  • Jon Brooks’s Music for Dieter Rams, which is a wonderful collection of songs crafted from samples of Brooks’s alarm clock.  I didn’t expect an album created using a gimmick like that to be so rich and beautiful, but it’s both.
  • Leyland Kirby has revamped his website, released Vol. 1 of his 12″ series Intrigue & Stuff (Vols. 2-4 coming later this year), released a brand new Caretaker album (An empty bliss beyond this World) and another Caretaker release to come later this year), and announced a new Leyland Kirby full-length release, as well.  He has also developed a “digital subscription plan” for those who want all of his releases this year.
  • The Book of Mormon original cast recording was released, so I can find out what everyone has been talking about.

Good month, indeed–at least on the music front.

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Top 10/Bottom 3: May 2011

Jedward

A little late this month.  Oh well.  On we go…

Top 10

  1. Parks & Recreation–Amazingly, the coolest show on TV go 100 times cooler this month when Aubrey Plaza’s character April came out as a huge Neutral Milk Hotel (and Jeff Magnum) fan in the season finale.  Nice one, show!
  2. Pye Corner Audio, Black Mill Tapes Vo. 2
  3. Vermona DRM1 mkIII–my new best friend
  4. Barak Obama (see?  First three are pretty awesome to put Barak at #4 after taking out Bin Laden)
  5. Moon Wiring Club, Somewhere a Fox is Getting Married
  6. Mark McGuire, A Young Person’s Guide to Mark McGuire
  7. George R.R. Martin’s Songs of Ice and Fire series–am on book 3
  8. Doctor Who
  9. Meeblip
  10. Stewart Brand’s The Clock of the Long Now

Bottom 3

  1. Fox News
  2. Republicans
  3. Eurovision voters (seriously, Azerbaijan?)

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Top 10/Bottom 3: April 2011

Meeblip

Top 10

  1. Angels baseball is back!
  2. Burial’s Street Halo EP
  3. Rob Young’s Electric Eden
  4. Meeblip
  5. Firefox 4
  6. iPhone 4 (finally got my upgrade)
  7. Vashti Bunyan’s Just Another Diamond Day (how did I miss this one? Thanks, Rob Young!)
  8. Ancient Methods’ First Method
  9. Boomkat
  10. Mutek 2012 (because I might be able to go to that one!)

Bottom 3

  1. Republicans
  2. Republicans
  3. Republicans

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Top 10/Bottom 3: February 2011

ravedeath-1972

Top 10

  1. New Tim Hecker album!!!!
  2. Parks & Recreation is back
  3. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
  4. Egypt
  5. The Omega Factor
  6. M-Audio Fast Track Ultra
  7. Mixcloud
  8. Pitchers & Catchers reporting…
  9. Grape Vines
  10. Cats

Bottom 3

  1. Trish Keening’s passing.  RIP
  2. Republicans
  3. Budgets

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Top 10/Bottom 3: January 2011

Paddy's Pub

Top 10

  1. Free time
  2. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  3. Rewatching Babylon 5 on Netflix
  4. Altered Zones
  5. Moog Filtatron
  6. Mika Vainio, “It’s a Muthang”
  7. Mixcloud
  8. Beatles boxed set (got it for Xmas)
  9. Ham sandwiches (Honeybaked Ham!)
  10. Democrats getting stuff done

Bottom 3

  1. Republicans/Fox News (tie)
  2. Wasting free time on crap
  3. UCLA sports (what the hell, guys?  Can’t anyone win?)

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